Storming of the Crag

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Storming of the Crag
Conflict War of the Five Kings
Date 299 AC
Place The Crag, Westerlands
Result Stark victory
Stark army Westerling garrison
King Robb Stark
Smalljon Umber
Black Walder Frey
Ser Rolph Spicer
not bigger than 6,000 (all horsed) castle garrison

The storming of the Crag,[1][2] conquest of the Crag,[3] or taking of the Crag[3] is one of the many minor Stark victories in the westerlands during the War of the Five Kings.


After the taking of Ashemark and other castles of the westermen,[4] the Starks move on to the Crag[5] as part of King Robb Stark's plan to draw Tywin Lannister west and out of the riverlands.[2] The castellan of the weakly-garrisoned castle is Ser Rolph Spicer.[2]


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]


Robb is nursed back to health by 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.[6][7]

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