Deepwood Motte

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Deepwood Motte
Wooden castle
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Deepwood Motte by Yoann Boissonnet © Fantasy Flight Games
Location Westeros, the north
Government House Glover, Feudal lord
Ruler Master Galbart Glover
Religion Old gods
The north and the location of Deepwood Motte
The north and the location of Deepwood Motte
Deepwood Motte
The north and the location of Deepwood Motte

Deepwood Motte, sometimes called simply Deepwood,[1] is the seat of House Glover in the north. It is a wooden motte-and-bailey castle. It lies in the northern wolfswood, east of Sea Dragon Point.[2] North of Deepwood Motte lie tidal flats[1] leading to the Bay of Ice. Deepwood is five leagues south of the sea[3] and one hundred leagues (three hundred miles) northwest of Winterfell.[4]


See also: Images of Deepwood Motte

Deepwood is an old but not particularly strong castle. Its longhall sits on a hill with a flattened top, along with a watchtower rising fifty feet higher, the tallest object this side of the northern mountains. Below the hill is a bailey containing stables, paddock, smithy, well, and sheepfold. They are defended by a ditch, earthen dike, and palisade of logs. Deepwood's mossy outer walls are protected by two square towers and wallwalks. East and west of the castle are fields of oat and barley.[3] Gates are located on the north and south side of the castle.[3] Deepwood Motte has a godswood.[3]


Deepwood Motte was the royal seat of the Glovers when they were kings in the Age of Heroes.[5]

Theon Greyjoy has visited Deepwood several times with Lord Eddard Stark.[1]

Recent Events

A Clash of Kings

Larence Snow, the Bastard of Hornwood, is a ward of Galbart Glover at Deepwood.[6] With Galbart and Robett Glover fighting south of the Neck in the War of the Five Kings, Lady Sybelle Glover remains at Deepwood. The castle's steward visits Winterfell for the harvest feast.[7]

Asha Greyjoy is sent to attack Deepwood Motte from the north. She captures it with a thousand ironborn after a moon's turn.[8]

A Storm of Swords

Maester Aemon sends a raven to Deepwood Motte and other northern seats in a plea for help to defend Castle Black from wildlings.[9]

A Feast for Crows

Asha brings Lady Glover and her children, Gawen and Erena, from Deepwood to Ten Towers on Harlaw.[10]

A Dance with Dragons

Following the selection of Euron Greyjoy as King of the Isles and the North at the kingsmoot, Asha returns to Deepwood with Lady Glover, whose children remain at Ten Towers. Asha and her followers abandon Deepwood Motte when Stannis Baratheon and the northern mountain clans loyal to Winterfell appear to retake the seat of the Glovers.[3]

With Deepwood restored to the Glovers, they declare for Stannis. Lady Sybelle sends trackers and hunters to guide Stannis's army as it marches on Winterfell.[4] She later releases six surviving ironborn to serve as escorts to Tycho Nestoris.[11]


Bugger Deepwood. It's a wooden pisspot on a hill.[8]

Deepwood be Galbart Glover's seat. No home for squids.[3]

—unnamed Flint, to Asha Greyjoy

Chapters that take place at Deepwood Motte