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|Government||House Glover , Feudal lord.|
Deepwood Motte, sometimes called simply Deepwood, is the seat of House Glover in the North. It is a wooden motte-and-bailey castle. It lies in the northern wolfswood, east of Sea Dragon Point. North of Deepwood Motte lie tidal flats leading to the Bay of Ice. Deepwood is five leagues south of the sea and one hundred leagues (three hundred miles) northwest of Winterfell.
- See also: Images of Deepwood Motte
Deepwood is an old but not particularly strong castle. Its longhall sits on a hill with a flattened top, along with a watchtower rising fifty feet higher, the tallest object this side of the northern mountains. Below the hill is a bailey containing stables, paddock, smithy, well, and sheepfold. They are defended by a ditch, earthen dike, and palisade of logs. Deepwood's mossy outer walls are protected by two square towers and wallwalks. East and west of the castle are fields of oat and barley.
Deepwood Motte was the royal seat of the Glovers when they were petty kings.
A Clash of Kings
Larence Snow, the Bastard of Hornwood, is a ward of Galbart Glover at Deepwood. With Galbart and Robett Glover fighting south of the Neck in the War of the Five Kings, Lady Sybelle Glover remains at Deepwood. The castle's steward visits Winterfell for the harvest feast.
A Storm of Swords
A Feast for Crows
A Dance with Dragons
Following the selection of Euron Greyjoy as King of the Isles and the North at the kingsmoot, Asha returns to Deepwood with Lady Glover, whose children remain at Ten Towers. Asha and her followers abandon Deepwood Motte when Stannis Baratheon and the northern mountain clans loyal to Winterfell appear to retake the seat of the Glovers.
With Deepwood restored to the Glovers, they declare for Stannis. Lady Sybelle sends trackers and hunters to guide Stannis's army as it marches on Winterfell. She later releases seven surviving ironborn to serve as escorts to Tycho Nestoris.
Bugger Deepwood. It's a wooden pisspot on a hill.
Chapters that take place at Deepwood Motte
- A Clash of Kings, Chapter 24, Theon II.
- The Lands of Ice and Fire
- A Dance with Dragons, Chapter 26, The Wayward Bride.
- A Dance with Dragons, Chapter 42, The King's Prize.
- The World of Ice & Fire, The Kings of Winter.
- A Clash of Kings, Appendix.
- A Clash of Kings, Chapter 16, Bran II.
- A Clash of Kings, Chapter 56, Theon V.
- A Storm of Swords, Chapter 55, Jon VII.
- A Feast for Crows, Chapter 11, The Kraken's Daughter.
- A Dance with Dragons, Chapter 62, The Sacrifice.