Battle at the Red Fork

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Battle at the Red Fork
Conflict Dance of the Dragons
Date 130 AC
Place western riverlands
Result victory for the greens
Combatants
greens blacks
Commanders
Lord Jason Lannister
Ser Adrian Tarbeck
Lord Humfrey Lefford
Lord Petyr Piper
Lord Tristan Vance
Strength
unknown unknown
Casualties
Lord Jason Lannister Lord Tristan Vance

The Battle at the Red Fork was a battle at a crossing of the Red Fork in the western riverlands in 130 AC during the Dance of the Dragons.[1][2]

Prelude

A green ally of King Aegon II Targaryen, Lord Jason Lannister led the westermen in attacking the rivermen, many of whom were black supporters of Queen Rhaenyra Targaryen.

Battle

The westermen met the outnumbered rivermen at a crossing of the Red Fork. The rivermen threw back three attempts of the greens to cross the river, with Lord Jason Lannister being slain in the third attack by a squire, Pate of Longleaf. Command of the Lannister host was assumed by Ser Adrian Tarbeck.[3]

Adrian and a hundred knights shed their heavy armor, swam the Red Fork upstream of the fighting, and surprised Lord Tristan Vance's men from the rear. The rivermen resistance collapsed after Adrian slew Tristan, allowing the remaining westermen to cross the Red Fork.[3]

Aftermath

Lord Petyr Piper knighted Pate of Longleaf, who became known as Longleaf the Lionslayer.[3]

Under the command of first Ser Adrian Tarbeck and then Lord Humfrey Lefford, Jason's host continued east into the riverlands, but they were eventually crushed in the Battle by the Lakeshore. With Jason dead and Casterly Rock in disarray,[4], Lord Dalton Greyjoy, the Red Kraken, then attacked the westerlands. Jason's widow, Lady Johanna Lannister, barred the gates of Casterly Rock but was unable to prevent the ironborn from sacking Lannisport and raiding the coast.[5][6]

References

  1. The World of Ice & Fire, The Targaryen Kings: Aegon II.
  2. The World of Ice & Fire, The Iron Islands: The Red Kraken.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 Fire & Blood, The Dying of the Dragons - The Red Dragon and the Gold.
  4. The Princess and the Queen.
  5. The World of Ice & Fire, The Iron Islands: The Red Kraken.
  6. The World of Ice & Fire, The Westerlands: House Lannister Under the Dragons.