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| caption = The Battle of the Seven Stars, as depicted by John McCambridge in ''[[The World of Ice & Fire]]''
| battle_name = Battle of Seven Stars
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| battle_name = Battle of the Seven Stars
 
| conflict = [[Andal invasion]]
 
| conflict = [[Andal invasion]]
 
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| 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 fourteeen First Men houses
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*Extinction of fourteen First Men houses
*Elevation of Ser [[Artys Arryn]] to King of the Mountain and the Vale
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*Elevation of Ser [[Artys I Arryn|Artys Arryn]] to [[King of Mountain and Vale]]
*Andal domain over the Vale secured
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*Andal dominion over the Vale secured
 
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| combatant1 = [[First Men]]:
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| combatant1 = [[First Men]]:<br>
* [[House Royce]]
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[[File:House Royce.svg|30px]] '''[[High King of the Vale, the Fingers, and the Mountains of the Moon|Kingdom of the Vale, the Fingers, and the Mountains of the Moon]]'''/[[House Royce]]
* [[House Redfort]]
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* [[File:House Redfort.svg|20px]] [[House Redfort]]
* [[House Upcliff]]
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* [[File:House Upcliff.svg|20px]] [[House Upcliff]]
* [[House Hunter]]
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* [[File:House Hunter.svg|20px]] [[House Hunter]]
* [[House Belmore]]
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* [[File:House Belmore.svg|20px]] [[House Belmore]]
* [[House Coldwater]]
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* [[File:House Coldwater.svg|20px]] [[House Coldwater]]
* [[House Shett]]
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* [[File:House Shett (Gulltown).svg|20px]] [[House Shett]]
 
| combatant2 = [[Andals]]:
 
| combatant2 = [[Andals]]:
*[[House Grafton]]
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*[[File:House Arryn.svg|20px]] [[House Arryn]]
*[[House Corbray]]
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*[[File:House Corbray.svg|20px]] [[House Corbray]]
*[[House Ruthermont]]
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*[[File:House Grafton.svg|20px]] [[House Grafton]]
*[[House Templeton]]
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*[[File:House Ruthermont.svg|20px]] [[House Ruthermont]]
*[[House Arryn]]
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*[[File:House Templeton.svg|20px]] [[House Templeton]]
| commander1 = King [[Robar II Royce]]†
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*[[File:House Tollett.svg|20px]] [[House Tollett]]
| commander2 = Ser [[Artys Arryn]]
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| commander1 = [[File:House Royce.svg|20px]] King [[Robar II Royce]]†<br>[[File:House Upcliff.svg|20px]] [[Ursula Upcliff]]†<br>[[File:House Redfort.svg|20px]] Lord [[House Redfort|Redfort]]†
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| commander2 = [[File:House Arryn.svg|20px]] Ser [[Artys I Arryn|Artys Arryn]]<br>[[File:House Ruthermont.svg|20px]] Lord [[House Ruthermont|Ruthermont]]<br>[[File:House Templeton.svg|20px]] Ser [[Luceon Templeton]]<br>[[File:House Corbray.svg|20px]] Ser [[Jaime Corbray]]
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| strength1 = Unknown (30 Lords)
| casualties1 = King Robar Royce†<br>[[Ursula Upcliff]]†<br>Lord Redfort†
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| strength2 = Unknown
| casualties2 = [[Torgold Tollett]]†<br>Ser Artys Arryn's decoy
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| casualties1 = King [[Robar II Royce]]†<br>[[Ursula Upcliff]]†<br>Lord Redfort†<br>14 First Men Houses extinct
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| casualties2 = [[Torgold Tollett]]†<br>Artys Arryn's decoy
 
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The '''Battle of 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.
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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}}
  
[[Category:Battles|Seven Stars, Battle of]]
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==Prelude==
[[Category:Andal invasion|Seven Stars, Battle of]]
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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}}
[[Category:Vale of Arryn|Seven Stars, Battle of]]
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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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==Battle==
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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 [[House Redfort|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.{{ref|TWOIAF| The Vale}}
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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, [[House Ruthermont|Lord Ruthermont]], [[Luceon Templeton]], or [[Jaime Corbray]].{{ref|TWOIAF| The Vale}}
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==Aftermath==
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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}}
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==References==
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{{references}}
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[[Category:Andal invasion|Seven Stars, Battle of the]]
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[[Category:Battles|Seven Stars, Battle of the]]
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[[Category:House Arryn battles|Seven Stars]]
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[[Category:House Belmore battles|Seven Stars]]
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[[Category:House Coldwater battles|Seven Stars]]
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[[Category:House Corbray battles|Seven Stars]]
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[[Category:House Grafton battles|Seven Stars]]
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[[Category:House Hunter battles|Seven Stars]]
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[[Category:House Redfort battles|Seven Stars]]
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[[Category:House Royce battles|Seven Stars]]
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[[Category:House Ruthermont battles|Seven Stars]]
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[[Category:House Shett battles|Seven Stars]]
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[[Category:House Templeton battles|Seven Stars]]
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[[Category:House Upcliff battles|Seven Stars]]
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[[Category:Vale of Arryn]]
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[[es:Batalla de las Siete Estrellas]]
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[[fr:Bataille des Sept Étoiles]]

Latest revision as of 09:38, 20 June 2019

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 & Fire
Conflict Andal invasion
Place Giant's Lance in the Vale
Result

Andal victory

Combatants
First Men:

House Royce.svg Kingdom of the Vale, the Fingers, and the Mountains of the Moon/House Royce

Andals:
Commanders
House Royce.svg King Robar II Royce
House Upcliff.svg Ursula Upcliff
House Redfort.svg Lord Redfort
House Arryn.svg Ser Artys Arryn
House Ruthermont.svg Lord Ruthermont
House Templeton.svg Ser Luceon Templeton
House Corbray.svg Ser Jaime Corbray
Strength
Unknown (30 Lords) Unknown
Casualties
King Robar II Royce
Ursula Upcliff
Lord Redfort†
14 First Men Houses extinct
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