Taking of Maidenpool
|Taking of Maidenpool|
|Conflict||War of the Five Kings|
|Date||299 AC or 300 AC|
The town of Maidenpool is sacked first by "lions", again by "wolves", and finally by outlaws. William Mooton, Lord of Maidenpool, remains in his castle and does not defend the town each time it is attacked. The town's gates are destroyed, half of the buildings are burned or plundered, and its famous pool is filled with corpses.
Lord Randyll Tarly, the victor of Duskendale, takes the castle of Maidenpool with the support of Lord Renfred Rykker of Duskendale and imprisons Lord Mooton in a tower cell. It is unknown if there is armed resistance by the Mootons.
With Maidenpool occupied by House Tarly after the Red Wedding, a pardon is issued to Lord William by the Iron Throne. Randyll's soldiers—including Bettleys, Caswells, Hunts, Leygoods, and Sarsfields—hunt down outlaws and begin to rebuild the town. Randyll marries his son Dickon to William's daughter Eleanor. Maidenpool is to be restored to the Mootons once the war has ended.
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- A Storm of Swords, Chapter 21, Jaime III.
- A Feast for Crows, Chapter 9, Brienne II.
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- A Storm of Swords, Chapter 60, Tyrion VIII.
- A Storm of Swords, Chapter 72, Jaime IX.
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- A Dance with Dragons, Appendix.