Battles at Summerhall

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Battles at Summerhall
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Location 1, Factions:Baratheon. Stark. Tyrell. Lannister. Targaryen.
Conflict Robert's Rebellion
Date 282 AC
Place Summerhall
Result Rebel victory - Robert wins three battles in a single day.
Combatants
Rebels: Targaryen loyalists:
Commanders
Robert Baratheon Lord Cafferen
Lord Fell
Lord Grandison
Strength
unknown Three forces
Casualties
unknown unknown, Lord Fell†

Three battles at Summerhall were fought in one day in the stormlands during Robert's Rebellion.

Prelude

After the taking of Gulltown, Lord Robert Baratheon returned to Storm's End and called his bannermen in rebellion against King Aerys II Targaryen. However, some of the storm lords remained loyal to Aerys and, encouraged by Lord Owen Merryweather,[1] the Hand of the King, they rejected Robert's commands. Lords Cafferen, Fell, and Grandison were going to join forces at Summerhall, a ruined castle of House Targaryen in the Dornish Marches, and then march on Storm's End to confront their liege lord. Robert, catching wind of it, raced with his forces to meet them.

Battle

Not much is known about the battle, only that Robert managed to arrive first and won three battles in a single day, defeating the forces of the three loyalist houses in turn as they arrived. Additionally, Robert killed Lord Fell in single combat.[2]

Aftermath

Robert consolidated his power in the stormlands, winning the support of the rest of the storm lords, which allowed him to march towards the Reach with no enemy forces loose in his rear.

The late Lord Fell's son, Silveraxe, was captured, as were Lord Grandison and Lord Cafferen were captured. Taken to Storm's End as prisoners, the three joined the rebel cause after some time spent in captivity. Lord Randyll Tarly killed Cafferen in the battle of Ashford, while Grandison died after the war from wounds taken in the Battle of the Trident.[2][3]

References

  1. The World of Ice & Fire, The Fall of the Dragons: Robert's Rebellion.
  2. 2.0 2.1 A Storm of Swords, Chapter 36, Davos IV.
  3. A Storm of Swords, Chapter 54, Davos V.