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[[Catelyn Tully|Catelyn]] and her escort are nearing [[Riverrun]] and are met by [[Martyn Rivers]] and his outriders. She learns that [[Robb Stark|Robb]] has crushed Ser [[Stafford Lannister]]’s levies, and that the [[Jon Umber (Greatjon)|Greatjon]] has seized three of the [[House Lannister|Lannisters]]’ gold mines. Robb reached [[Oxcross]] by following a trail [[Grey Wind]] had discovered around the [[Golden Tooth]]. However, Martyn tells her that Lord [[Tywin Lannister|Tywin]] is marching on Riverrun as they speak. Catelyn makes all haste back to [[Hoster Tully|her father]]’s castle, but first takes [[Brienne of Tarth|Brienne]] as her sworn sword, to prevent the girl from doing anything foolish. Catelyn is fearful of [[Edmure Tully|her brother]]’s chances in battle against Lord Tywin, and outside Riverrun discovers Lannisters hanging from the walls. Edmure informs her that four men from Ser [[Cleos Frey|Cleos]]'s party attempted to free Ser [[Jaime Lannister|Jaime]], and had nearly succeeded. They were hung for their deeds, and the Kingslayer was placed in the deep dungeons and chained to the wall. Edmure also explains that birds had arrived from [[Storm's End]], with messages from Ser [[Cortnay Penrose]] seeking help. Penrose claimed he feared for the boy, and when Edmure asks who the Castellan meant, Brienne tells him it is [[Edric Storm]], [[Robert Baratheon|Robert]]’s only known high-born bastard. Catelyn makes known her dissent in Edmure giving Lord Tywin battle. Her brother has commanded [[Roose Bolton]] to take [[Harrenhal]], and has also called the levies from the [[Twins]], those under the command of Ser [[Helman Tallhart]]. Catelyn argues that Robb left those men to make certain Lord [[Lord Walder Frey|Walder]] kept faith. She learns that Roose Bolton wed one of Lord Walder’s daughters.
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[[Catelyn Tully|Catelyn]] and her escort are nearing [[Riverrun]] and are met by [[Martyn Rivers]] and his outriders. She learns that [[Robb Stark|Robb]] has crushed Ser [[Stafford Lannister]]’s levies, and that the [[Jon Umber (Greatjon)|Greatjon]] has seized three of the [[House Lannister|Lannisters]]’ gold mines. Robb reached [[Oxcross]] by following a trail [[Grey Wind]] had discovered around the [[Golden Tooth]]. However, Martyn tells her that Lord [[Tywin Lannister|Tywin]] is marching on Riverrun as they speak. Catelyn makes all haste back to [[Hoster Tully|her father]]’s castle, but first takes [[Brienne of Tarth|Brienne]] as her sworn sword, to prevent the girl from doing anything foolish. Catelyn is fearful of [[Edmure Tully|her brother]]’s chances in battle against Lord Tywin, and outside Riverrun discovers Lannisters hanging from the walls. Edmure informs her that four men from Ser [[Cleos Frey|Cleos]]'s party attempted to free Ser [[Jaime Lannister|Jaime]], and had nearly succeeded. They were hung for their deeds, and the Kingslayer was placed in the deep dungeons and chained to the wall. Her [[Utherydes Wayn|father’s steward]] asks Catelyn if there is no hope of aid from the south, hoping that [[Stannis]] will be forced to make common cause with them, but Catelyn gives no answer, since 'Stannis has made common cause with a power greater and darker'.
  
She then visits her father, but Lord Hoster mistakes her for [[Lysa Arryn|Lysa]], and mumbles several strange, disjointed lines, "[[Jon Arryn|Jon]]’s a good man…strong, kind…you’ll wed when Catelyn does…That stripling (Catelyn reflects that her father said this part with vehemence)…wretched boy…not speak that name to me, your duty…" Catelyn is then led by [[Utherydes Wayn]] to the silent sisters who possess Lord [[Eddard Stark|Eddard]]’s bones. She orders them to deliver his body to the crypts beneath Winterfell. When she states that she must thank [[Cersei Lannister|Cersei]] for even this much, her [[Utherydes Wayn |father’s steward]] tells her to thank the [[Tyrion Lannister|Imp]], since it was his doing. Catelyn thinks to herself, One day I will thank them all.
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Edmure also explains that birds had arrived from [[Storm's End]], with messages from Ser [[Cortnay Penrose]] seeking help. Penrose claimed he feared for the boy, and when Edmure asks who the Castellan meant, Brienne tells him it is [[Edric Storm]], [[Robert Baratheon|Robert]]’s only known high-born bastard. Catelyn makes known her dissent in Edmure giving Lord Tywin battle. Her brother has commanded [[Roose Bolton]] to take [[Harrenhal]], and has also called the levies from the [[Twins]], those under the command of Ser [[Helman Tallhart]]. Catelyn argues that Robb left those men to make certain Lord [[Lord Walder Frey|Walder]] kept faith. She learns that Roose Bolton wed one of Lord Walder’s daughters.
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She then visits her father, but Lord Hoster mistakes her for [[Lysa Arryn|Lysa]], and mumbles several strange, disjointed lines, "[[Jon Arryn|Jon]]’s a good man…strong, kind…you’ll wed when Catelyn does…That stripling (Catelyn reflects that her father said this part with vehemence)…wretched boy…not speak that name to me, your duty…". Catelyn is then led by [[Utherydes Wayn]] to the silent sisters who possess Lord [[Eddard Stark|Eddard]]’s bones. When she states that she must thank [[Cersei Lannister|Cersei]] for even this much, her [[Utherydes Wayn |father’s steward]] tells her to thank the [[Tyrion Lannister|Imp]], since it was his doing. Catelyn thinks to herself "One day I will thank them all".
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Catelyn commands the silent sisters to lay Ned's bones to rest in the crypts beneath Winterfell, and then asks to be left alone with her husband's body, musing that she envies the silent sisters for their supposed ability to speak to the dead...
  
 
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Revision as of 16:12, 18 February 2012

Catelyn V
A Clash of Kings chapter
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POV Catelyn
Page 407 UK HC (Other versions)
Chapter chronology (All)
Catelyn IV
Arya VIII  ← Catelyn V →  Daenerys III

Catelyn VI

Synopsis

Catelyn and her escort are nearing Riverrun and are met by Martyn Rivers and his outriders. She learns that Robb has crushed Ser Stafford Lannister’s levies, and that the Greatjon has seized three of the Lannisters’ gold mines. Robb reached Oxcross by following a trail Grey Wind had discovered around the Golden Tooth. However, Martyn tells her that Lord Tywin is marching on Riverrun as they speak. Catelyn makes all haste back to her father’s castle, but first takes Brienne as her sworn sword, to prevent the girl from doing anything foolish. Catelyn is fearful of her brother’s chances in battle against Lord Tywin, and outside Riverrun discovers Lannisters hanging from the walls. Edmure informs her that four men from Ser Cleos's party attempted to free Ser Jaime, and had nearly succeeded. They were hung for their deeds, and the Kingslayer was placed in the deep dungeons and chained to the wall. Her father’s steward asks Catelyn if there is no hope of aid from the south, hoping that Stannis will be forced to make common cause with them, but Catelyn gives no answer, since 'Stannis has made common cause with a power greater and darker'.

Edmure also explains that birds had arrived from Storm's End, with messages from Ser Cortnay Penrose seeking help. Penrose claimed he feared for the boy, and when Edmure asks who the Castellan meant, Brienne tells him it is Edric Storm, Robert’s only known high-born bastard. Catelyn makes known her dissent in Edmure giving Lord Tywin battle. Her brother has commanded Roose Bolton to take Harrenhal, and has also called the levies from the Twins, those under the command of Ser Helman Tallhart. Catelyn argues that Robb left those men to make certain Lord Walder kept faith. She learns that Roose Bolton wed one of Lord Walder’s daughters.

She then visits her father, but Lord Hoster mistakes her for Lysa, and mumbles several strange, disjointed lines, "Jon’s a good man…strong, kind…you’ll wed when Catelyn does…That stripling (Catelyn reflects that her father said this part with vehemence)…wretched boy…not speak that name to me, your duty…". Catelyn is then led by Utherydes Wayn to the silent sisters who possess Lord Eddard’s bones. When she states that she must thank Cersei for even this much, her father’s steward tells her to thank the Imp, since it was his doing. Catelyn thinks to herself "One day I will thank them all".

Catelyn commands the silent sisters to lay Ned's bones to rest in the crypts beneath Winterfell, and then asks to be left alone with her husband's body, musing that she envies the silent sisters for their supposed ability to speak to the dead...

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