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The '''Battle of the Yellow Fork''' is a minor engagement in the [[War of the Five Kings]]. It occurs off screen between "[[The Old Gods and the New]]" and "[[A Man Without Honor]]." The army of [[House Stark]] in [[the Westerlands]] moves west from [[Oxcross]] to attack a force of [[House Lannister]] conscripts at the [[Yellow Fork]].
 
The '''Battle of the Yellow Fork''' is a minor engagement in the [[War of the Five Kings]]. It occurs off screen between "[[The Old Gods and the New]]" and "[[A Man Without Honor]]." The army of [[House Stark]] in [[the Westerlands]] moves west from [[Oxcross]] to attack a force of [[House Lannister]] conscripts at the [[Yellow Fork]].
   
==Prelude==
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==History==
Having won a trio of victories in [[the Riverlands]] and a decisive victory at the [[Battle of Oxcross]] the army of [[House Stark]] under the command of King [[Robb Stark|Robb I]] pushes further into [[the Westerlands]].<ref>"[[The Old Gods and the New]]"</ref> The victory at Oxcross has left the region lightly defended.<ref>"[[Garden of Bones]]"</ref>
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===Prelude===
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After winng a trio of victories in [[the Riverlands]] and a decisive victory at the [[Battle of Oxcross]], the army of [[House Stark]], under the command of King [[Robb Stark|Robb I]], pushes further into [[the Westerlands]].<ref>"[[The Old Gods and the New]]"</ref> The victory at Oxcross has left the region lightly defended.<ref>"[[Garden of Bones]]"</ref>
   
==Battle==
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===Battle===
 
King [[Robb Stark]]'s forces assault the Lannister forces at the [[Yellow Fork]] and win another victory, taking many more prisoners.<ref name="E17">"[[A Man Without Honor]]"</ref>
 
King [[Robb Stark]]'s forces assault the Lannister forces at the [[Yellow Fork]] and win another victory, taking many more prisoners.<ref name="E17">"[[A Man Without Honor]]"</ref>
   
==Aftermath==
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===Aftermath===
Lord [[Rickard Karstark]] reports taking so many Lannister prisoners that the Stark cells are overflowing. [[Talisa Maegyr]] continues to treat Robb's wounded along with those of his enemies following the battle.<ref name="E17"/>
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Lord [[Rickard Karstark]] reports taking so many Lannister prisoners that the Stark cells are overflowing. [[Talisa Maegyr]] continues to treat Robb's wounded along with those of his enemies following the battle. Robb then visits [[the Crag]] to negotiate the surrender of [[House Westerling]].<ref name="E17"/>
   
 
The volume of prisoners leads to [[Jaime Lannister]] being housed with another man for the first time since his capture. This affords him the opportunity to make an escape attempt, murdering his cellmate [[Alton Lannister]] and killing [[Torrhen Karstark]]. He is recaptured shortly afterwards.<ref name="E17"/>
 
The volume of prisoners leads to [[Jaime Lannister]] being housed with another man for the first time since his capture. This affords him the opportunity to make an escape attempt, murdering his cellmate [[Alton Lannister]] and killing [[Torrhen Karstark]]. He is recaptured shortly afterwards.<ref name="E17"/>
   
 
==In the books==
 
==In the books==
In the ''[[A Song of Ice and Fire]]'' novels there is no battle of this name. The location Yellow Fork is not mentioned in the books. However, the battle following the [[Battle of Oxcross]] is the Battle of Ashemark. The Season 2 Blu-ray confirms the two battles are the same as the War of the Five Kings feature mentions Robb sacks Ashemark after his victory at Oxcross.
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In the ''[[A Song of Ice and Fire]]'' novels there is no battle of this name. The location "Yellow Fork" is not mentioned in the books.
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After the [[Battle of Oxcross]] opened up the northern Westerlands to [[Robb Stark]]'s army, his forces easily captured Ashemark. For some reason, the TV series doesn't refer to a minor engagement at the "Battle of Ashemark", instead referring to a "Battle of the Yellow Fork" taking place around the same point. It seems that they changed the name to avoid confusion with [[Ashford]], which is a castle in the Reach. It's possible that the "Yellow Fork" is meant to be the tributary of the Tumblestone, which is itself a tributary of the [[Trident]] River system, with its three main forks also named after colors: Red, Blue, and Green.
   
 
== See also ==
 
== See also ==
* [http://awoiaf.westeros.org/index.php/Battle_of_Ashemark Battle of Ashemark at A Wiki of Ice and Fire]
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* {{AWOIAF|Battle of the Crag}}
   
 
==References==
 
==References==
 
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[[ru:Битва на Желтом Зубце]]

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Battle of the Yellow Fork
Conflict

War of the Five Kings

Date

299 AL

Place

Yellow Fork, the Westerlands

Outcome

Decisive Stark victory

Combatants
Stark mini shield
House Stark
Lannister mini shield
House Lannister
Commanders

King Robb Stark

Unknown

Strength

~ 6,000 horsemen

Unknown

Casualties

Minimal

Massive, many captives taken

The Battle of the Yellow Fork is a minor engagement in the War of the Five Kings. It occurs off screen between "The Old Gods and the New" and "A Man Without Honor." The army of House Stark in the Westerlands moves west from Oxcross to attack a force of House Lannister conscripts at the Yellow Fork.

HistoryEdit

PreludeEdit

After winng a trio of victories in the Riverlands and a decisive victory at the Battle of Oxcross, the army of House Stark, under the command of King Robb I, pushes further into the Westerlands.[1] The victory at Oxcross has left the region lightly defended.[2]

BattleEdit

King Robb Stark's forces assault the Lannister forces at the Yellow Fork and win another victory, taking many more prisoners.[3]

AftermathEdit

Lord Rickard Karstark reports taking so many Lannister prisoners that the Stark cells are overflowing. Talisa Maegyr continues to treat Robb's wounded along with those of his enemies following the battle. Robb then visits the Crag to negotiate the surrender of House Westerling.[3]

The volume of prisoners leads to Jaime Lannister being housed with another man for the first time since his capture. This affords him the opportunity to make an escape attempt, murdering his cellmate Alton Lannister and killing Torrhen Karstark. He is recaptured shortly afterwards.[3]

In the booksEdit

In the A Song of Ice and Fire novels there is no battle of this name. The location "Yellow Fork" is not mentioned in the books.

After the Battle of Oxcross opened up the northern Westerlands to Robb Stark's army, his forces easily captured Ashemark. For some reason, the TV series doesn't refer to a minor engagement at the "Battle of Ashemark", instead referring to a "Battle of the Yellow Fork" taking place around the same point. It seems that they changed the name to avoid confusion with Ashford, which is a castle in the Reach. It's possible that the "Yellow Fork" is meant to be the tributary of the Tumblestone, which is itself a tributary of the Trident River system, with its three main forks also named after colors: Red, Blue, and Green.

See also Edit

ReferencesEdit

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