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Battle of Deepwood Motte
Conflict

War of the Five Kings

Place

Deepwood Motte, the North

Outcome

Greyjoy victory

Combatants
Greyjoy mini shield
House Greyjoy

House Glover

Commanders

Princess Yara Greyjoy

Unknown Glover

Strength

Yara's crew

  • Thirty longships

Deepwood Motte defenders

"Yara, my daughter, you'll take thirty longships to attack Deepwood Motte."
―Balon Greyjoy[src]

The Battle of Deepwood Motte was a battle during the War of the Five Kings. It was part of the campaign orchestrated by Balon Greyjoy - who had crowned himself King of the Iron Islands - to conquer the North. Following her father's orders, Yara Greyjoy takes thirty longships of the Iron Fleet to seize the seat of House Glover.

In the books Edit

In the books, the attack on Deepwood Motte also happens "offscreen". Asha seizes Deepwood Motte and takes Galbart Glover's family hostage.

Unlike most Ironborn, Asha treats her captives well. She even sends her men to bring a wet nurse for Erena, Robett Glover's baby daughter, when her mother does not have enough milk to breastfeed her.

Deepwood Motte is eventually liberated by Stannis, reinforced by the Northern mountain clans. Asha and her men fight valiantly, but being outnumbered and surrounded by unfamiliar territory and darkness, they are defeated. Nearly all Asha's troops and ships are destroyed, and she and her surviving men (less than ten) are taken prisoners. Deepwood Motte is restored to House Glover. The victory grants Stannis credibility in the eyes of the people of the North, and many survivors of the northern houses join him in his campaign against the Boltons.

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