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| conflict = [[Andal invasion]]
 
| conflict = [[Andal invasion]]
 
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| date =  
| place = [[Giant's Lance]] in the [[Vale]]
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| place = [[Giant's Lance]] in [[Vale of Arryn|the Vale]]
| result = [[Andal]] victory
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| result = [[Andals|Andal]] victory
 
*Extinction of fourteen First Men houses
 
*Extinction of fourteen First Men houses
*Elevation of Ser [[Artys Arryn]] to [[King of Mountain and Vale]]
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*Elevation of Ser [[Artys I Arryn|Artys Arryn]] to [[King of Mountain and Vale]]
 
*Andal dominion over the Vale secured
 
*Andal dominion over the Vale secured
 
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*[[House Templeton]]
 
*[[House Templeton]]
 
*[[House Arryn]]
 
*[[House Arryn]]
| commander1 = King [[Robar II Royce]] †<br>[[Ursula Upcliff]] †<br>Lord Redfort †
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| commander1 = King [[Robar II Royce]]†<br>[[Ursula Upcliff]]†<br>Lord Redfort†
| commander2 = Ser [[Artys Arryn]]<br>Lord Ruthermont<br>Ser [[Luceon Templeton]]<br>Ser [[Jaime Corbray]]
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| commander2 = Ser [[Artys I Arryn|Artys Arryn]]<br>Lord Ruthermont<br>Ser [[Luceon Templeton]]<br>Ser [[Jaime Corbray]]
 
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| strength1 =  
 
| strength2 =  
 
| strength2 =  
| casualties1 = King Robar II Royce †<br>[[Ursula Upcliff]] †<br>Lord Redfort †
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| casualties1 = King [[Robar II Royce]]†<br>[[Ursula Upcliff]]†<br>Lord Redfort†
| casualties2 = [[Torgold Tollett]] †<br>Artys Arryn's decoy
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| casualties2 = [[Torgold Tollett]]†<br>Artys Arryn's decoy
 
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The '''Battle of the Seven Stars''' was a massive battle that took place at the foot of the [[Giant's Lance]] in the [[Vale]] during the period known as the [[Andal invasion]]. Septon [[Mallow]] wrote an account of the battle. The [[First Men]] of the Vale were defeated, and dominion over the Vale was claimed by [[House Arryn]] and their [[Andal]] supporters.{{ref|TWOIAF| The Vale}}
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The '''Battle of the Seven Stars''' was a massive battle that took place at the foot of the [[Giant's Lance]] during the [[Andal invasion]] of [[Vale of Arryn|the Vale]]. Septon [[Mallow]] wrote an account of the battle. The [[First Men]] of the Vale were defeated, and dominion over the Vale was claimed by [[House Arryn]] and their [[Andals|Andal]] supporters.{{ref|TWOIAF| The Vale}}
  
 
==Prelude==
 
==Prelude==
The invading [[Andals]] initially conquered much of [[Vale of Arryn|the Vale]], as the native [[First Men]] kings were disunited and often collaborated with the Andals against each other. Once most of the Vale was under Andal control, however, they began to fight amongst themselves. The remaining First Men houses then began to unify behind [[Robar II Royce]], crowning him High King of the Vale, the Fingers, and the Mountains of the Moon. After Robar defeated [[Qyle Corbray]], the [[House Grafton|Graftons]], and the [[Hammer of the Hills]], the threatened Andals then united behind the young Ser [[Artys Arryn]], an Andal knight born near the [[Giant's Lance]].{{ref|TWOIAF| The Vale}}
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The invading [[Andals]] initially conquered much of [[Vale of Arryn|the Vale]], as the native [[First Men]] kings were disunited and often collaborated with the Andals against each other. Once most of the Vale was under Andal control, however, they began to fight amongst themselves. The remaining First Men houses then began to unify behind [[Robar II Royce]], crowning him High King of [[Vale of Arryn (valley)|the Vale]], the [[Fingers]], and the [[Mountains of the Moon]]. After Robar defeated [[Qyle Corbray]], the [[House Grafton|Graftons]], and the [[Hammer of the Hills]], the threatened Andals united behind the young Ser [[Artys Arryn]], an Andal [[knight]] born near the [[Giant's Lance]].{{ref|TWOIAF| The Vale}}
  
 
Robar's First Men, who were mostly on foot, fortified their position with the Giant's Lance at their back, lining their trenches with sharpened stakes. The Andals arrived at dusk three days later.{{ref|TWOIAF| The Vale}}
 
Robar's First Men, who were mostly on foot, fortified their position with the Giant's Lance at their back, lining their trenches with sharpened stakes. The Andals arrived at dusk three days later.{{ref|TWOIAF| The Vale}}
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==Aftermath==
 
==Aftermath==
The Battle of the Seven Stars resulted in the extinguishing of fourteen First Men houses and the submission to the Andals of other houses, such as the [[House Belmore|Belmores]], [[House Hunter|Hunters]], [[House Coldwater|Coldwaters]], [[House Redfort|Redforts]], and [[House Royce|Royces]]. Ser Artys was crowned [[Artys I Arryn]], [[King of Mountain and Vale]]. Those First Men who did not submit to the Andals fled into the [[Mountains of the Moon]], becoming the [[mountain clans]].{{ref|TWOIAF| The Vale}}
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The Battle of the Seven Stars resulted in the extinguishing of fourteen First Men houses and the submission to the Andals of other houses, such as the [[House Belmore|Belmores]], [[House Hunter|Hunters]], [[House Coldwater|Coldwaters]], [[House Redfort|Redforts]], and [[House Royce|Royces]]. Ser Artys was crowned [[Artys I Arryn]], [[King of Mountain and Vale]]. Those First Men who did not submit to the Andals fled into the [[Mountains of the Moon]], becoming the [[Vale mountain clans|mountain clans]].{{ref|TWOIAF| The Vale}}
  
 
==References and Notes==
 
==References and Notes==
 
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[[Category:Battles|Seven Stars, Battle of the]]
 
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[[Category:House Belmore battles|Seven Stars]]
 
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[[Category:House Templeton battles|Seven Stars]]
 
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Revision as of 18:09, 15 December 2015

Battle of the Seven Stars
Battle of the Seven Stars.jpg
The Battle of the Seven Stars, as depicted by John McCambridge in The World of Ice and Fire
Conflict Andal invasion
Place Giant's Lance in the Vale
Result

Andal victory

Combatants
First Men: Andals:
Commanders
King Robar II Royce
Ursula Upcliff
Lord Redfort†
Ser Artys Arryn
Lord Ruthermont
Ser Luceon Templeton
Ser Jaime Corbray
Casualties
King Robar II Royce
Ursula Upcliff
Lord Redfort†
Torgold Tollett
Artys Arryn's decoy

The Battle of the Seven Stars was a massive battle that took place at the foot of the Giant's Lance during the Andal invasion of the Vale. Septon Mallow wrote an account of the battle. The First Men of the Vale were defeated, and dominion over the Vale was claimed by House Arryn and their Andal supporters.[1]

Prelude

The invading Andals initially conquered much of the Vale, as the native First Men kings were disunited and often collaborated with the Andals against each other. Once most of the Vale was under Andal control, however, they began to fight amongst themselves. The remaining First Men houses then began to unify behind Robar II Royce, crowning him High King of the Vale, the Fingers, and the Mountains of the Moon. After Robar defeated Qyle Corbray, the Graftons, and the Hammer of the Hills, the threatened Andals united behind the young Ser Artys Arryn, an Andal knight born near the Giant's Lance.[1]

Robar's First Men, who were mostly on foot, fortified their position with the Giant's Lance at their back, lining their trenches with sharpened stakes. The Andals arrived at dusk three days later.[1]

Battle

The exact details of the conclusive battle between the First Men and the Andals in the Vale are lost to legend. Andal songs claim the Andals began their attack when they saw seven stars in the dawn sky. The First Men resisted the first six Andal attacks, but the seventh was led by Torgold Tollett, who slew Lord Redfort and Ursula Upcliff. To prevent a rout, King Robar led the First Men's counterattack and slew Torgold the Grim. Hoping to render the Andals leaderless, Robar then dueled with Artys Arryn, slaying the armored knight.[1]

Five hundred Andal knights then attacked the First Men from their rear, as Artys was familiar with a goat track which led around the Giant's Lance. Leading these reinforcements was Artys himself, as one of his retainers had dressed in the Arryn armor as a decoy and been slain by Robar. The Andals routed the First Men, with all thirty of Robar's lords killed. Robar died in the fighting, although it is disputed whether he was vanquished by Artys Arryn, Lord Ruthermont, Luceon Templeton, or Jaime Corbray.[1]

Aftermath

The Battle of the Seven Stars resulted in the extinguishing of fourteen First Men houses and the submission to the Andals of other houses, such as the Belmores, Hunters, Coldwaters, Redforts, and Royces. Ser Artys was crowned Artys I Arryn, King of Mountain and Vale. Those First Men who did not submit to the Andals fled into the Mountains of the Moon, becoming the mountain clans.[1]

References and Notes