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
House Baratheon (King's Landing).svg Iron Throne/ House Baratheon of King's Landing:

House Tyrell.svg The Reach, led by House Tyrell

House Baratheon (Dragonstone).svg House Baratheon of Dragonstone:
Commanders
House Tyrell.svg Lord Mace Tyrell
House Rowan.svg Lord Mathis Rowan
House Farring.svg Ser Gilbert Farring
House Meadows.svg Elwood Meadows
House Estermont.svg 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 last 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.[4][5] Aside from garrisons at Storm's End and Dragonstone,[1] the remaining lords loyal to Stannis travel with him to defend the Wall and Castle Black from wildlings.[6] Joffrey dies at his wedding,[7] and he is succeeded by his younger brother, Tommen Baratheon.[8]

Siege

To remove Lord Mace Tyrell from King's Landing,[9] 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.[1] Ser Garlan Tyrell takes half of the Tyrell men back to the Reach to deal with Brightwater Keep, and Mace marches on Storm's End with the other half.[10]

When Mace arrives, he sets up two dozen mangonels, achieving little against the stout castle walls.[11] Some ships of the Redwyne fleet patrol Shipbreaker Bay to prevent Storm's End from being resupplied.[12]

Lord Tyrell hears that his daughter, Queen Margaery Tyrell, has been imprisoned at the Great Sept of Baelor by the High Sparrow. Leaving a token force at Storm's End under Lord Mathis Rowan,[13] Mace marches on King's Landing and orders Lord Randyll Tarly to return from Maidenpool and join him at the capital.[14]

After the landing of the Golden Company in the stormlands, Jon Connington plans his own attack on Storm's End in the name of Aegon Targaryen.[15] The small council later hears reports that Jon is marching on the castle.[16]

Quotes

You need Tyrell, but not here. Ask him to capture Storm's End for Tommen. Flatter him, and tell him you need him in the field, to replace Father. Mace fancies himself a mighty warrior. Either he will deliver Storm's End to you, or he will muck it up and look a fool. Either way, you win.[9]

References