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Siege of Storm's End (300)

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Siege of Storm's End
Conflict War of the Five Kings
Date 300 AC
Place Storm's End
Result Unresolved
Combatants
Joffrey sigil coat.png Iron Throne/ House Baratheon of King's Landing:

House Tyrell.svg The Reach, led by House Tyrell

Stannis sigil coat.png House Baratheon of Dragonstone:

The Reach

Stormlands

Commanders
Lord Mace Tyrell
Lord Mathis Rowan
Ser Gilbert Farring
Lord Elwood Meadows
Ser Lomas Estermont[1]
Strength
Many thousands
24 mangonels[2]
200[3]
Casualties
Unknown Unknown

The siege of Storm's End refers to the action taken by forces loyal to King Tommen I Baratheon to take Storm's End, one of the lost strongholds belonging to the rival King Stannis Baratheon.

Background

Most of Stannis's bannermen kneel to King Joffrey I Baratheon after Stannis's defeat in the Battle of the Blackwater. Aside from garrisons at Storm's End and Dragonstone, the remaining lords loyal to Stannis travel with him to defend the Wall and Castle Black from wildlings. Joffrey dies at his wedding, and he is succeeded by his younger brother, Tommen Baratheon.

The Siege

To remove Lord Mace Tyrell from King's Landing, Queen Regent Cersei Lannister commands him to lay siege to the castle of Storm's End, which remains loyal to Stannis Baratheon and is held by Ser Gilbert Farring. When Mace arrives, he sets up two dozen mangonels, achieving little against the stout castle walls.[4] Shortly after this, Lord Tyrell hears that his daughter Margaery has been imprisoned at the Great Sept of Baelor by the High Sparrow. Leaving a token force under Lord Mathis Rowan,[5] Mace marches on King's Landing and orders Lord Randyll Tarly to return from Maidenpool and join him at the capital.

While Mathis Rowan continues his siege, the Golden Company is also said to be on its way for their own attack.[6]

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