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The '''Battle of Oxcross''' is a battle during the [[War of the Five Kings]]. The army of King [[Robb Stark]] routs and scatters the [[House Lannister|Lannister]] army of Ser [[Stafford Lannister]], who is killed. This was one of the major victory for Stark forces.
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The '''Battle of Oxcross''' is a battle during the [[War of the Five Kings]]. The army of King [[Robb Stark]] routs and scatters the [[House Lannister|Lannister]] army of Ser [[Stafford Lannister]], who is killed.  
  
 
==Prelude==
 
==Prelude==
After his victories in the [[Battle of the Whispering Wood]] and [[Battle of the Camps]], Robb Stark plans, with the aid of his great-uncle Ser [[Brynden Tully|Brynden "Blackfish" Tully]], to take the war to [[the Westerlands]]. As the main Lannister army is in the [[Riverlands]], the west is lightly defended. It would also force the Lannisters to make a choice of trying to defend their lands and leaving [[King's Landing]] undefended or letting the northern army plunder the west at will.
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After the [[Battle of the Whispering Wood]] and [[Battle of the Camps]], Robb Stark plans to send [[Theon Greyjoy]] to treat with his father, [[Balon Greyjoy]], for an alliance to assault the West from both land and sea, in case the Lannisters refuse his offer of peace. Afetr Robb chooses Theon to serve as envoy, Robb hears of another Lannister host forming in [[the Westerlands]] under command of Ser [[Stafford Lannister]]. With the main Lannister army in the [[Riverlands]], this new army could be used to attack Robb's host from two fronts. Robb marches to deal with the forming threat as Stafford trains his fresh recruits. As Robb marches west, he sends his mother, [[Catelyn Tully]], to forge an allaince with Lord [[Renly Baratheon|Renly]]. This is done with the aim that Renly will pose Lord Tywin a more immediate threat, which will force him to leave Harenhall to face it.
  
 
==Battle==
 
==Battle==
The Stark-Tully army, made up entirely of cavalry, avoide the strong castles at the border and invade the Westerlands through a previously unknown path. Meanwhile, Lord [[Tywin Lannister]] orders his cousin Ser Stafford Lannister to raise a new army. Stafford does as commanded and trains the inexperienced recruits near the village of [[Oxcross]], within three days' ride from [[Lannisport]]. Thinking himself safe in his own lands, Stafford does not bother to set enough scouts. During the night Robb sends his vanguard, led by the Blackfish, to kill the few sentries before Robb attacked with the main army. The battle is more a rout then a real encounter, as the untrained and surprised Lannister army cannot put up much resistance.  
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Robb's host avoids the strong castles at the border and invades the Westerlands through a previously unknown path, which was found by [[Grey Wind]]. Stafford trains the inexperienced recruits near the village of [[Oxcross]], within three days' ride from [[Lannisport]]. Thinking himself safe in his own lands, Stafford does not bother to set enough scouts. During the night, Robb sends his vanguard, led by the Blackfish, to kill the few sentries before Robb attacked with the main army. The battle is more a rout then a real encounter, as the untrained and surprised Lannister army cannot put up much resistance.  
  
 
Stafford is slain by Lord [[Rickard Karstark]] while running after his horse.{{ref|ACOK|32}} Ser [[Stevron Frey]], [[Lord Walder Frey]]'s eldest son and heir, suffers a minor wound during the battle, but dies shortly thereafter.{{ref|ACOK|35}} Among those reported dead, missing and wounded are Ser [[Lymond Vikary]], Lord [[Roland Crakehall]] and Lord [[Antario Jast]] - these men are actually captured by the Stark forces, along with [[Martyn Lannister]], Lord Jast's sons and half a hundred other highborn hostages.{{ref|ACOK|32}}
 
Stafford is slain by Lord [[Rickard Karstark]] while running after his horse.{{ref|ACOK|32}} Ser [[Stevron Frey]], [[Lord Walder Frey]]'s eldest son and heir, suffers a minor wound during the battle, but dies shortly thereafter.{{ref|ACOK|35}} Among those reported dead, missing and wounded are Ser [[Lymond Vikary]], Lord [[Roland Crakehall]] and Lord [[Antario Jast]] - these men are actually captured by the Stark forces, along with [[Martyn Lannister]], Lord Jast's sons and half a hundred other highborn hostages.{{ref|ACOK|32}}
  
 
==Aftermath==
 
==Aftermath==
The remnants of the Lannister army fall back to [[Lannisport]], where Stafford's more competent son, Ser [[Daven Lannister]], collects them up and makes a new army. Robb Stark continues attacking the [[Westerlands]], sacking [[Battle of Ashemark|Ashemark]].{{ref|ACOK|35}} [[Galbart Glover]] and [[Rickard Karstark]] raid along the coast. [[Maege Mormont]] captures thousands of livestock and begins driving them back towards the [[Riverlands]]. [[Jon Umber (Greatjon)|Greatjon Umber]] captures the gold mines at [[Nunn's Deep]], [[Castamere]] and in the [[Pendric Hills]].{{ref|ACOK|39}}
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The remnants of the Lannister army fall back to [[Lannisport]], where Stafford's son, Ser [[Daven Lannister]], reforms them. Robb Stark continues attacking the [[Westerlands]], capturing [[Battle of Ashemark|Ashemark]], and marches on to take [[The Crag]].{{ref|ACOK|35}} [[Galbart Glover]] and [[Rickard Karstark]] raid along the coast. [[Maege Mormont]] captures thousands of livestock and begins driving them back towards the [[Riverlands]]. [[Jon Umber (Greatjon)|Greatjon Umber]] captures the gold mines at [[Nunn's Deep]], [[Castamere]] and in the [[Pendric Hills]].{{ref|ACOK|39}}
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Lord Tywin, having heared of the defeat at Oxcross, and feeling confident that [[Stannis Baratheon]] laying siege to [[Storm's End]] means a secure southern front, marches west to face Robb's host.
  
 
The singer [[Rymund|Rymund the Rhymer]] composes a tune commemorating the northern victory, ''[[Wolf in the Night]]''.
 
The singer [[Rymund|Rymund the Rhymer]] composes a tune commemorating the northern victory, ''[[Wolf in the Night]]''.

Revision as of 20:37, 11 December 2013

Battle of Oxcross
T Jedruszek BattleOfOxcross.jpg
© Fantasy Flight Games
Conflict War of the Five Kings
Date 299 AC
Place Oxcross, The Westerlands
Result Stark victory
Combatants
Stark army Lannister army
Commanders
King Robb Stark
Ser Brynden Tully
Ser Stafford Lannister +
Lord Roland Crakehall
Lord Antario Jast
Strength
6,000 all horsed 10,000
Casualties
not significant
Ser Stevron Frey+
heavy, force scattered
Ser Stafford Lannister+
Ser Lymond Vikary (captured)
Lord Antario Jast (captured)
Lord Roland Crakehall (captured)
Martyn Lannister (captured)

The Battle of Oxcross is a battle during the War of the Five Kings. The army of King Robb Stark routs and scatters the Lannister army of Ser Stafford Lannister, who is killed.

Prelude

After the Battle of the Whispering Wood and Battle of the Camps, Robb Stark plans to send Theon Greyjoy to treat with his father, Balon Greyjoy, for an alliance to assault the West from both land and sea, in case the Lannisters refuse his offer of peace. Afetr Robb chooses Theon to serve as envoy, Robb hears of another Lannister host forming in the Westerlands under command of Ser Stafford Lannister. With the main Lannister army in the Riverlands, this new army could be used to attack Robb's host from two fronts. Robb marches to deal with the forming threat as Stafford trains his fresh recruits. As Robb marches west, he sends his mother, Catelyn Tully, to forge an allaince with Lord Renly. This is done with the aim that Renly will pose Lord Tywin a more immediate threat, which will force him to leave Harenhall to face it.

Battle

Robb's host avoids the strong castles at the border and invades the Westerlands through a previously unknown path, which was found by Grey Wind. Stafford trains the inexperienced recruits near the village of Oxcross, within three days' ride from Lannisport. Thinking himself safe in his own lands, Stafford does not bother to set enough scouts. During the night, Robb sends his vanguard, led by the Blackfish, to kill the few sentries before Robb attacked with the main army. The battle is more a rout then a real encounter, as the untrained and surprised Lannister army cannot put up much resistance.

Stafford is slain by Lord Rickard Karstark while running after his horse.[1] Ser Stevron Frey, Lord Walder Frey's eldest son and heir, suffers a minor wound during the battle, but dies shortly thereafter.[2] Among those reported dead, missing and wounded are Ser Lymond Vikary, Lord Roland Crakehall and Lord Antario Jast - these men are actually captured by the Stark forces, along with Martyn Lannister, Lord Jast's sons and half a hundred other highborn hostages.[1]

Aftermath

The remnants of the Lannister army fall back to Lannisport, where Stafford's son, Ser Daven Lannister, reforms them. Robb Stark continues attacking the Westerlands, capturing Ashemark, and marches on to take The Crag.[2] Galbart Glover and Rickard Karstark raid along the coast. Maege Mormont captures thousands of livestock and begins driving them back towards the Riverlands. Greatjon Umber captures the gold mines at Nunn's Deep, Castamere and in the Pendric Hills.[3]

Lord Tywin, having heared of the defeat at Oxcross, and feeling confident that Stannis Baratheon laying siege to Storm's End means a secure southern front, marches west to face Robb's host.

The singer Rymund the Rhymer composes a tune commemorating the northern victory, Wolf in the Night.


References and Notes