Great Hall of Riverrun

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A minstrel of Riverrun playing a harp, by Nicholas Gregory © Fantasy Flight Games

The Great Hall of Riverrun is the largest hall in Riverrun, the seat of House Tully in the riverlands.[1]

Layout

The Great Hall contains the high seat of House Tully.[1] The hall has timber rafters,[1] and a gallery leads from its rear.[2] The castle's garrison can take their meals[3] in the great stone hall.[4]

There is a small, private audience chamber above the Great Hall with another high seat for the Lord of Riverrun and a bell to ring for servants.[3]

Recent Events

A Game of Thrones

Seated on a bench in the Great Hall, Theon Greyjoy tells the Tully garrison about the battle in the Whispering Wood.[1]

Robb Stark holds a war council in the aftermath of the Battle of the Camps, with northmen and river lords sitting in the Great Hall at four long trestle tables arranged in a broken square. Hoster Tully, Lord Paramount of the Trident, is ill, so Ser Edmure Tully sits the high seat instead. The gathered nobles eventually proclaim Robb to be King in the North.[1]

A Clash of Kings

In the Great Hall, King Robb publicly announces his peace offer to Ser Cleos Frey, who will deliver the message to Queen Regent Cersei Lannister in King's Landing. Lord Rickard Karstark, angry at the deaths of his sons Eddard and Torrhen Karstark at the hands of Ser Jaime Lannister in the Whispering Wood, disapproves of making peace and instead departs the hall.[2]

Lady Catelyn Stark eats with the garrison in the Great Hall. Rymund the Rhymer sings during each course, including a performance of "Wolf in the Night".[3]

While the rest of Riverrun celebrates Ser Edmure Tully's victory on the fords and Robb's conquest of the Crag, Catelyn and Brienne of Tarth eat by themselves in the Great Hall.[5]

A Storm of Swords

Catelyn and Brienne release Jaime from captivity at Riverrun in hopes he can be exchanged for Catelyn's daughters.[6]

After returning to Riverrun, Robb praises Edmure in the Great Hall for his defense of the Red Fork. When the king greets his mother, Catelyn, Lord Karstark leaves the hall in anger. Catelyn meets the Westerlings after most nobles depart the hall.[7] In the audience chamber above the Great Hall, Robb and Ser Brynden Tully criticize an unknowing Edmure for having ruined the young king's attempt to trap Lord Tywin Lannister in the westerlands.[7]

Lord Karstark kills two of Robb's prisoners, Willem Lannister and Tion Frey, after having been denied vengeance against Jaime. Robb has the victims' bodies brought before him in the torch-lit Great Hall, where Rickard openly challenges his authority. Robb orders Rickard's conspirators to be hanged, and he beheads Lord Karstark the next day in Riverrun's godswood.[4]

Robb meets with Lothar Frey and Walder Rivers at supper.[8]

Quotes

And the river lords were rising too, Blackwood and Bracken and Mallister, houses who had never been ruled from Winterfell, yet Catelyn watched them rise and draw their blades, bending their knees and shouting the old words that had not been heard in the realm for more than three hundred years, since Aegon the Dragon had come to make the Seven Kingdoms one ... yet now were heard again, ringing from the timbers of her father's hall:
"The King in the North!"[1]

—thoughts of Catelyn Stark

The Great Hall of Riverrun was a lonely place for two to sit to supper.[5]

—thoughts of Catelyn Stark

References