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| date = {{Date|300}}
 
| date = {{Date|300}}
 
| place = [[Deepwood Motte]]
 
| place = [[Deepwood Motte]]
| result = [[House Baratheon of Dragonstone]] Victory
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| result = victory for [[Stannis Baratheon]] and [[the north]]men
 
| colour_scheme =
 
| colour_scheme =
| combatant1 = [[House Baratheon of Dragonstone]] <br> [[Northern mountain clans|Mountain Clans]]: [[House Flint|Flint]], [[House Norrey|Norrey]], [[House Wull|Wull]], [[House Liddle|Liddle]] <br> [[House Mormont]]
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| combatant1 = [[House Baratheon of Dragonstone]] <br>[[House Flint of the mountains|House Flint]]<br>[[House Norrey]]<br>[[House Wull]]<br>[[House Liddle]]<br>[[House Mormont]]
 
| combatant2 = [[House Greyjoy]]
 
| combatant2 = [[House Greyjoy]]
 
| commander1 = [[Stannis Baratheon]] <br> [[Alysane Mormont]]
 
| commander1 = [[Stannis Baratheon]] <br> [[Alysane Mormont]]
 
| commander2 = [[Asha Greyjoy]]
 
| commander2 = [[Asha Greyjoy]]
| strength1 = 1500 Southron soldiers <br> 3500 Mountain Clansmen
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| strength1 = 1,500 southron soldiers <br> 3,500 [[Northern mountain clans|mountain clansmen]]
 
| strength2 = Less than 200 <br> 4 longships  
 
| strength2 = Less than 200 <br> 4 longships  
 
| casualties1 = unknown  
 
| casualties1 = unknown  
 
| casualties2 = all but nine  
 
| casualties2 = all but nine  
 
}}
 
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The '''Retaking of Deepwood Motte''' was an event in the late stages of the [[War of the Five Kings]] during [[Stannis Baratheon]]'s attempt to gain the [[Northmen]]s' allegience by driving the invading [[Ironborn]] out of the region.  
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The '''Retaking of Deepwood Motte''' is an event in the late stages of the [[War of the Five Kings]] during [[Stannis Baratheon]]'s attempt to gain the [[northmen]]s' allegiance by driving the invading [[ironborn]] out of the region.  
  
 
==Prelude==
 
==Prelude==
[[Stannis Baratheon]], under the advice of [[Jon Snow]], goes west to take [[Deepwood Motte]], held by the Ironborn under [[Asha Greyjoy]]. While moving through the mountains, Stannis wins the support of the [[Northern mountain clans|mountain clans]] [[House Flint of the mountains|Flint]], [[House Wull|Wull]], [[House Norrey|Norrey]] and [[House Liddle|Liddle]], who remain loyal to the legacy of [[Eddard Stark|Ned]] and [[Robb Stark]].
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[[Stannis Baratheon]], under the advice of [[Jon Snow]], goes west to take [[Deepwood Motte]], held by the ironborn under [[Asha Greyjoy]]. While moving through the [[northern mountains]], Stannis wins the support of the [[Northern mountain clans|mountain clans]] [[House Flint of the mountains|Flint]], [[House Wull|Wull]], [[House Norrey|Norrey]] and [[House Liddle|Liddle]], who remain loyal to the legacy of [[Eddard Stark|Ned]] and [[Robb Stark]].
  
 
==Battle==
 
==Battle==
Stannis, now with an additional 3,500 men, attacks [[Deepwood Motte]]. Asha, seeing she is outnumbered, decides to retreat back to her longships, under cover of darkness. They march all night and light no fires and cover, they think, good ground. However the retreat of the Ironborn is slowed due to the unfamiliar territory and darkness. The Northmen by comparison know the woods well and are not hindered in the same way. The Northmen sneak up on the Ironborn, slaying their sentries and closing in around them. The Ironborn fight back fiercely, but they are surrounded and outnumbered. Eventually they are all subdued. [[Quenton Greyjoy (cousin)|Quenton]] and [[Dagon Greyjoy (Drunkard)|Dagon the Drunkard]], distant [[House Greyjoy|Greyjoy]] cousins, are both slain. Meanwhile, [[Alysane Mormont]] hid fighters in fishing sloops is able to sneak up on the longships off the strand, capturing or burning them.
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Stannis, now with an additional 3,500 men, attacks [[Deepwood Motte]]. Asha, seeing she is outnumbered, decides to retreat back to her longships, under cover of darkness. They march all night and light no fires and cover, they think, good ground. However, the retreat of the ironborn is slowed due to the unfamiliar territory and darkness. The northmen by comparison know the woods well and are not hindered in the same way. The northmen sneak up on the ironborn, slaying their sentries and closing in around them. The ironborn fight back fiercely, but they are surrounded and outnumbered. Eventually, they are all subdued. [[Quenton Greyjoy (cousin)|Quenton]] and [[Dagon Greyjoy (Drunkard)|Dagon the Drunkard]], distant [[House Greyjoy|Greyjoy]] cousins, are both slain.{{ref|ADWD|26}}
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Meanwhile, fighters in fishing sloops led by [[Alysane Mormont]] are able to sneak up on the longships off the strand, capturing or burning them.{{ref|ADWD|35}}
  
 
==Aftermath==
 
==Aftermath==
Stannis takes several of the ironborn captive, including [[Asha Greyjoy]]. He frees [[Sybelle Locke|Sybelle Glover]] and returns Deepwood Motte to [[House Glover]]. This wins Stannis much popular support in the [[North]], with House Glover and it's vassal houses as well as [[House Mormont]] declaring for him afterwards.
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Stannis takes several of the ironborn captive, including [[Asha Greyjoy]]. He frees Lady [[Sybelle Locke|Sybelle Glover]] and returns Deepwood Motte to [[House Glover]]. This wins Stannis much popular support in the [[North]], with House Glover and its vassal houses as well as [[House Mormont]] declaring for him afterwards.{{ref|ADWD|42}}
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==References and Notes==
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{{references}}
  
 
{{War of the Five Kings}}
 
{{War of the Five Kings}}
  
 
[[Category:Battles|Deepwood Motte]]
 
[[Category:Battles|Deepwood Motte]]
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[[Category:The North]]
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[[Category:House Glover]]
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[[es:Recaptura de Bosquespeso]]
 
[[es:Recaptura de Bosquespeso]]
 
[[fr:Bataille de Motte-la-Forêt]]
 
[[fr:Bataille de Motte-la-Forêt]]
 
[[zh:收复深林堡]]
 
[[zh:收复深林堡]]

Revision as of 19:09, 27 April 2014

Retaking of Deepwood Motte
Conflict War of the Five Kings
Date 300 AC
Place Deepwood Motte
Result victory for Stannis Baratheon and the northmen
Combatants
House Baratheon of Dragonstone
House Flint
House Norrey
House Wull
House Liddle
House Mormont
House Greyjoy
Commanders
Stannis Baratheon
Alysane Mormont
Asha Greyjoy
Strength
1,500 southron soldiers
3,500 mountain clansmen
Less than 200
4 longships
Casualties
unknown all but nine

The Retaking of Deepwood Motte is an event in the late stages of the War of the Five Kings during Stannis Baratheon's attempt to gain the northmens' allegiance by driving the invading ironborn out of the region.

Prelude

Stannis Baratheon, under the advice of Jon Snow, goes west to take Deepwood Motte, held by the ironborn under Asha Greyjoy. While moving through the northern mountains, Stannis wins the support of the mountain clans Flint, Wull, Norrey and Liddle, who remain loyal to the legacy of Ned and Robb Stark.

Battle

Stannis, now with an additional 3,500 men, attacks Deepwood Motte. Asha, seeing she is outnumbered, decides to retreat back to her longships, under cover of darkness. They march all night and light no fires and cover, they think, good ground. However, the retreat of the ironborn is slowed due to the unfamiliar territory and darkness. The northmen by comparison know the woods well and are not hindered in the same way. The northmen sneak up on the ironborn, slaying their sentries and closing in around them. The ironborn fight back fiercely, but they are surrounded and outnumbered. Eventually, they are all subdued. Quenton and Dagon the Drunkard, distant Greyjoy cousins, are both slain.[1]

Meanwhile, fighters in fishing sloops led by Alysane Mormont are able to sneak up on the longships off the strand, capturing or burning them.[2]

Aftermath

Stannis takes several of the ironborn captive, including Asha Greyjoy. He frees Lady Sybelle Glover and returns Deepwood Motte to House Glover. This wins Stannis much popular support in the North, with House Glover and its vassal houses as well as House Mormont declaring for him afterwards.[3]

References and Notes