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| battle_name = Battle of the Crag
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| battle_name = Storming of the Crag
 
| conflict = [[War of the Five Kings]]
 
| conflict = [[War of the Five Kings]]
| date = [[299 AL]]
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| date = {{Date|299}}
| place = [[the Crag|Crag]], [[The Westerlands]]
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| place = The [[Crag]], [[westerlands]]
| result = Stark victory  
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| result = [[House Stark|Stark]] victory
 
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| combatant1 = [[House Stark|Stark]] army
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| combatant1 = [[File:House Baratheon (King's Landing).svg|33px]] '''[[Iron Throne]]'''/ [[House Baratheon of King's Landing]]:<br>
| combatant2 = [[House Westerling]]  
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| commander1 = [[Robb Stark]]<br>[[Jon Umber (Smalljon)|Smalljon Umber]]<br>[[Black Walder Frey]]
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[[File:House Lannister.svg|30px]] [[Westerlands]], led by [[House Lannister]]
| commander2 = [[Rolph Spicer]]
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*[[House Spicer]]
| strength1 = less than 6,000
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*[[House Westerling]]
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| combatant2  = [[File:House Stark.svg|30px]] '''[[King in the North|Kingdom of the North]] and [[King of the Trident|the Trident]]'''/ [[House Stark]]:<br>
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The [[North]]
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*[[House Flint of Flint's Finger]]{{refn|group=N|name=Northern Houses|Houses Flint of Flint's Finger, Hornwood, Manderly & Mollen are not directly mentioned at this battle. However as they were all a part of Robb's host that took part in the earlier battles at the Whispering Wood and the Camps, and as Robb takes most of his host with him into the westerlands, it can be assumed these houses were present with Robb throughout his westerlands campaign as well.}}
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*[[House Flint of Widow's Watch]]{{refn|group=N|name=Widow's Watch|House Flint of Widow's Watch is not directly mentioned at this battle. However as they were a part of Robb's host that gathered in the North, it can be assumed they were present at subsequent battles in the riverlands and westerlands.}}
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*[[House Hornwood]]{{refn|group=N|name=Northern Houses}}
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*[[House Manderly]]{{refn|group=N|name=Northern Houses}}
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*[[House Mollen]]{{refn|group=N|name=Northern Houses}}
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*[[House Slate]]{{refn|group=N|name=Slate|House Slate is not directly mentioned at this battle. However it is stated by Lady Dustin in [[A Dance with Dragons]] that the Slates campaigned in the riverlands & westerlands with Robb Stark.{{ref|ADWD|46}} Therefore it can be assumed that Slates were present at this battle.}}
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*[[House Umber]]{{ref|ASOS|14}}
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[[File:House Tully.svg|30px]] [[Riverlands]], led by [[House Tully]]
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*[[House Frey]]{{ref|ASOS|14}}
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| commander2 = [[File:House Stark (Robb).svg|20px]] King [[Robb Stark]]<br>[[File:Umbercrest.png|20px]] [[Jon Umber (son of Jon)|Smalljon Umber]]<br>[[File:House Frey.svg|20px]] [[Walder Frey (son of Ryman)|Black Walder Frey]]
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| commander1 = [[File:House Spicer.svg|20px]] Ser [[Rolph Spicer]]
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| strength2 = Less than 6,000 cavalry
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| strength1= Garrison of the Crag
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The '''Battle of the Crag''' was one of the many minor [[House Stark|Stark]] victories in the [[Westerlands]].
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The '''storming of the Crag''',{{Ref|ASOS|2}}{{Ref|ASOS|14}} '''conquest of the Crag''',{{Ref|ACOK|55}} or '''taking of the Crag'''{{Ref|ACOK|55}} is final [[House Stark|Stark]] victory in the [[westerlands]] during the [[War of the Five Kings]].
  
 
==Prelude==
 
==Prelude==
After winning the [[Battle of Ashemark]], the Starks moved on to the Crag as part of [[Robb Stark]]'s plan to draw [[Tywin Lannister]] west and out of the [[Riverlands]].
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After the [[taking of Ashemark]], along with other westermen castles and [[Capture of Westerland gold mines|three gold mines]]{{Ref|ACOK|35}} the Starks move on to the Crag{{Ref|ACOK|45}} as part of King [[Robb Stark]]'s plan to draw Lord [[Tywin Lannister]] west and out of the [[riverlands]].{{Ref|ASOS|14}} The [[castellan]] of the weakly-garrisoned castle is Ser [[Rolph Spicer]].{{Ref|ASOS|14}}
  
 
==Battle==
 
==Battle==
The Crag was stormed, with [[Jon Umber (Smalljon)|Smalljon Umber]] and [[Black Walder Frey]] scaling the walls, while [[Robb Stark]] broke  through the main gate. <ref>[[A Storm of Swords]], [[A Storm of Swords-Chapter 14|Chapter 14]], Catelyn</ref>
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The Crag is stormed at night. While [[Jon Umber (son of Jon)|Smalljon Umber]] and [[Walder Frey (son of Ryman)|Black Walder Frey]] lead scaling parties over the walls, Robb breaks through the main gate with a ram but takes an arrow wound. [[Grey Wind]], Robb's [[direwolf]], kills a man during the assault.{{Ref|ASOS|14}}
  
 
==Aftermath==
 
==Aftermath==
Robb Stark took a wound and was nursed back to health by [[Jeyne Westerling]]. During the nursing, Robb deflowered Jeyne, and being an honorable man, married her shortly thereafter. As a consequence of that the [[House Westerling|Westerlings]] joined with [[House Stark]]. <ref>[[A Storm of Swords]], [[A Storm of Swords-Chapter 14|Chapter 14]], Catelyn</ref> However by marrying Jeyne, Robb broke his alliance with [[House Frey]], which would shatter his forces.
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Robb is nursed back to health by Lady [[Jeyne Westerling]]. After hearing of the supposed deaths at [[Winterfell]] of his brothers, [[Bran Stark|Bran]] and [[Rickon Stark|Rickon]], Robb deflowers Jeyne, and, to spare her dishonor, marries her shortly thereafter. As a consequence of that, the [[House Westerling|Westerlings]] join with [[House Stark]].{{Ref|ASOS|14}} However, by marrying Jeyne, Robb breaks his alliance with [[House Frey]].{{Ref|ACOK|64}}{{Ref|ASOS|37}}
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==Notes==
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{{Notes}}
  
{{Campaignbox War of the Five Kings}}
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==References==
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{{References}}
  
==References and Notes==
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[[Category:War of the Five Kings|Crag, Storming of the]]
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[[Category:House Stark battles|Crag]]
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[[Category:House Westerling battles|Crag]]
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[[Category:Westerlands]]
  
[[Category:Battles|Crag]]
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[[fr:Prise de Falaise]]
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[[zh:峭岩城之战]]

Latest revision as of 12:25, 19 June 2019

Storming of the Crag
Conflict War of the Five Kings
Date 299 AC
Place The Crag, westerlands
Result Stark victory
Combatants
House Baratheon (King's Landing).svg Iron Throne/ House Baratheon of King's Landing:

House Lannister.svg Westerlands, led by House Lannister

House Stark.svg Kingdom of the North and the Trident/ House Stark:

The North

House Tully.svg Riverlands, led by House Tully

Commanders
House Spicer.svg Ser Rolph Spicer House Stark (Robb).svg King Robb Stark
Umbercrest.png Smalljon Umber
House Frey.svg Black Walder Frey
Strength
Garrison of the Crag Less than 6,000 cavalry

The storming of the Crag,[3][2] conquest of the Crag,[4] or taking of the Crag[4] is final Stark victory in the westerlands during the War of the Five Kings.

Prelude

After the taking of Ashemark, along with other westermen castles and three gold mines[5] the Starks move on to the Crag[6] as part of King Robb Stark's plan to draw Lord Tywin Lannister west and out of the riverlands.[2] The castellan of the weakly-garrisoned castle is Ser Rolph Spicer.[2]

Battle

The Crag is stormed at night. While Smalljon Umber and Black Walder Frey lead scaling parties over the walls, Robb breaks through the main gate with a ram but takes an arrow wound. Grey Wind, Robb's direwolf, kills a man during the assault.[2]

Aftermath

Robb is nursed back to health by Lady Jeyne Westerling. After hearing of the supposed deaths at Winterfell of his brothers, Bran and Rickon, Robb deflowers Jeyne, and, to spare her dishonor, marries her shortly thereafter. As a consequence of that, the Westerlings join with House Stark.[2] However, by marrying Jeyne, Robb breaks his alliance with House Frey.[7][8]

Notes

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 Houses Flint of Flint's Finger, Hornwood, Manderly & Mollen are not directly mentioned at this battle. However as they were all a part of Robb's host that took part in the earlier battles at the Whispering Wood and the Camps, and as Robb takes most of his host with him into the westerlands, it can be assumed these houses were present with Robb throughout his westerlands campaign as well.
  2. House Flint of Widow's Watch is not directly mentioned at this battle. However as they were a part of Robb's host that gathered in the North, it can be assumed they were present at subsequent battles in the riverlands and westerlands.
  3. House Slate is not directly mentioned at this battle. However it is stated by Lady Dustin in A Dance with Dragons that the Slates campaigned in the riverlands & westerlands with Robb Stark.[1] Therefore it can be assumed that Slates were present at this battle.

References