Difference between revisions of "Fight at the Bridge of Skulls"

From A Wiki of Ice and Fire
Jump to: navigation, search
(page creation)
 
m
Line 35: Line 35:
  
 
[[Category:Battles|Bridge of Skulls]]
 
[[Category:Battles|Bridge of Skulls]]
 +
 +
[[fr:bataille du pont des Crânes]]

Revision as of 07:14, 11 April 2011

Battle of the Bridge of Skulls
Conflict War of the Five Kings
Date +/- 300 AL
Place Bridge of Skulls, the Gorge
Result Night's Watch victory
Combatants
Night's Watch wildlings
Commanders
Bowen Marsh Weeper
Strength
unknown 300
Casualties
100
Ser Endrew Tarth+
Ser Aladale Wynch+
significant

The Battle of the Bridge of Skulls was a costly victory for the Night's Watch. It was fought on the Bridge of Skulls in the Gorge.

Intro

Mance Rayder had led the gathered wildlings south to attack the Wall. In order to draw away the defenders from Castle Black, he sent raiding parties over the Wall at several places. Bowen Marsh, the castellan of Castle Black, took the bait and with the majority of the men at Castle Black, set off after the raiding parties.

While the main strength was away from Castle Black and the gate beneath the Wall that it guards, Mance would then assault the gate and break through the Wall.

Battle

Bowen Marsh cornered the Weeper and three hundred wildlings on the Bridge of Skulls. It was a bloody battle, with a hundred brothers of the Night's Watch slain in the engagement. It is unknown what the wildling casualties were.[1]

Aftermath

Bowen Marsh was seriously wounded in the battle and had to be carried to the Shadow Tower in a litter. Ser Endrew Tarth and Ser Aladale Wynch were slain in the battle. This delayed the return of the garrison to Castle Black, which was under assault from the main wildling force.[2]

References and Notes