Battle at Long Lake

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Battle at Long Lake
Date 226 AC
Place Long Lake, the north
Result Northern victory
Free folk House Stark.svg The north, led by House Stark
King Raymun Redbeard
Red Raven
Lord Willam Stark
Artos Stark
Lord Harmond Umber
Thousands[1] Unknown
Raymun Redbeard
Raymun's sons†
Lord Willam Stark

A battle at Long Lake was fought between free folk and the northern forces of Houses Stark and Umber in 226 AC.


Beyond the Wall, Raymun Redbeard united the free folk and took the title of King-Beyond-the-Wall. The Night's Watch, whose guard was down, let Raymun's reavers get atop the Wall and throw down ladders for the army waiting beneath. The army of wildlings attacked south of the Wall, causing Lord Willam Stark to leave Winterfell and march north, calling Lord Harmond Umber's banners too.[2]


Lords Willam and Harmond met Raymun on the shores of Long Lake in the north, with the free folk forced to fight with the lake at their back.[1] Although Raymun beheaded Willam, he was in turn slain by Willam's younger brother, Artos the Implacable, and the wildling force was defeated.[3][2] The sons of Raymun Redbeard were also killed, but his younger brother, Red Raven, fled back beyond the Wall.[4]


The Night's Watch arrived too late to join the battle. Artos ordered them to dispose of the dead. The Lord Commander of the Night's Watch, Jack Musgood, was known as Sleepy Jack afterwards.[3][2] Raymun's invasion was the last major wildling threat until the rise of Mance Rayder, which coincided with the War of the Five Kings.


  1. 1.0 1.1 The World of Ice & Fire, The Wall and Beyond: The Wildlings.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 A Game of Thrones RPG and Resource Book, Guardians of Order
  3. 3.0 3.1 A Dance with Dragons, Chapter 7, Jon II.
  4. A Dance with Dragons, Chapter 69, Jon XIII.