- "Jaime smashed the Riverlords at Golden Tooth"
- ―Ser Kevan Lannister
The Battle of Golden Tooth was a military engagement in Game of Thrones. It was the opening battle in the War of the Five Kings, which erupted after the death of King Robert Baratheon. It is mentioned in the eighth episode of the first season of Game of Thrones.
Leading a host of 30,000 troops from the Westerlands Ser Jaime Lannister is ordered to attack the Riverlands by his father Tywin Lannister. The assault is intended as retribution for the abduction of Tyrion Lannister by Catelyn Stark, a daughter of House Tully, the ruling house of the Riverlands. The Riverlords gathered to defend themselves at Golden Tooth. They were defeated by Jaime's forces and retreated to the regional capital Riverrun. Jaime harried their retreat and then laid siege to Riverrun.
In the booksEdit
In the A Song of Ice and Fire novels, the battle is between Jaime's forces and a force of Riverlords led by Lord Clement Piper and Lord Vance. The Riverlords were sent into the Westerlands at Golden Tooth by Edmure Tully to prevent the Lannister army from crossing into their lands. The defence was unsuccessful in the face of Jaime's devastating attack. Lord Vance was killed and Lord Piper retreated to Riverrun with Jaime at his heels.