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{{Settlement
| Title=[[File:Tully.JPG|40px|left]] Riverrun [[File:Tully.JPG|40px|right]]
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| Title=[[File:Frey.JPG|40px|left|link=House Frey]] Riverrun [[File:Frey.JPG|40px|right|link=House Frey]]
 
| Image=Riverrun.png
 
| Image=Riverrun.png
| Location=[[Westeros]], the [[Riverlands]]
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| Location=The [[Riverlands]], [[Westeros]]
| Type=Castle, regional capital
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| Type=Castle
 
| Population=
 
| Population=
| Rulers=[[House Tully]]
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| Rulers=[[House Tully]] (de facto)<br>[[House Frey]] (de jure)
 
| Religion=The [[Faith of the Seven]]
 
| Religion=The [[Faith of the Seven]]
 
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[[Image:Riverrun Pin.png|thumb|200px|right|Map showing the location of [[Riverrun]] on the continent of [[Westeros]].]]
 
[[Image:Riverrun Pin.png|thumb|200px|right|Map showing the location of [[Riverrun]] on the continent of [[Westeros]].]]
 
[[File:Riverlands map.jpg|thumb|200px|A map of the Riverlands showing Riverrun]]
 
[[File:Riverlands map.jpg|thumb|200px|A map of the Riverlands showing Riverrun]]
[[Riverrun]] is the seat of [[House Tully]]. It is a large castle located in the central-western part of the [[Riverlands]]. It sits at the point where the Red Fork of the [[Trident]] Riveris joined by its major tributary, the [[Tumblestone]] River flowing out of the west. In times of danger, sluice gates can be opened to flood a channel cut to the west of the castle, turning Riverrun into an island. Its walls rise sheer from the waters and its towers command the opposite shores, making assaulting it almost impossible without huge casualties.<ref>[http://viewers-guide.hbo.com/game-of-thrones/season2/#!/locations/riverrun/ HBO viewers guide, season 2 map, Riverrun entry]</ref>
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'''Riverrun '''is the former seat of [[House Tully]], who continue to hold it in defiance of the [[Iron Throne]] and its new lawful rulers, [[House Frey]]. It is a large castle located in the central-western part of [[the Riverlands]]. It sits at the point where the Red Fork of the [[Trident]] River is joined by its major tributary, the [[Tumblestone]] River flowing out of the west. In times of danger, sluice gates can be opened to flood a channel cut to the west of the castle, turning Riverrun into an island. Its walls rise sheer from the waters and its towers command the opposite shores, making assaulting it almost impossible without huge casualties.<ref>[http://viewers-guide.hbo.com/game-of-thrones/season2/#!/locations/riverrun/ HBO viewers guide, season 2 map, Riverrun entry]</ref>
   
 
==Notable residents of the castle==
 
==Notable residents of the castle==
 
* Lord {[[Hoster Tully]]}, the late Lord of Riverrun and Lord Paramount of the Riverlands.
 
* Lord {[[Hoster Tully]]}, the late Lord of Riverrun and Lord Paramount of the Riverlands.
 
** Lady {[[Minisa Whent]]}, his wife, who died many years ago in childbirth.
 
** Lady {[[Minisa Whent]]}, his wife, who died many years ago in childbirth.
**Lady [[Catelyn Tully]], his eldest daughter, widow of Lord [[Eddard Stark]]. Currently with her eldest son, King [[Robb Stark]], who was born at Riverrun.
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**Lady {[[Catelyn Tully]]}, his eldest daughter, widow of Lord [[Eddard Stark]]. Catelyn was, along with her son [[Robb Stark]] and many other North men, slain at [[The Twins]] during the [[Red Wedding|wedding]] ceremony of her brother [[Edmure]] to [[Roslin Frey]].
**Lady [[Lysa Tully]], his second daughter, widow of Lord [[Jon Arryn]] and Lady Regent of the Vale. Currently at [[the Eyrie]].
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**Lady {[[Lysa Tully]]}, his second daughter, widow of Lord [[Jon Arryn]] and Lady Regent of the Vale. Murdered by Lord Petyr Baelish.
** Lord [[Edmure Tully]], the current Lord of Riverrun and Lord Paramount of the Riverlands.
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** Lord [[Edmure Tully]], the last Tully Lord of Riverrun and Lord Paramount of the Riverlands. Now a hostage of [[House Frey]].
** Lord [[Petyr Baelish]], known as "Littlefinger", the current Lord of Harrenhal and Master of Coin at the small council. Fostered at Riverrun as a [[ward]] of Lord Hoster.
 
 
*Ser [[Brynden Tully]], known as "the Blackfish", Lord Hoster's brother.
 
*Ser [[Brynden Tully]], known as "the Blackfish", Lord Hoster's brother.
   
==Gallery==
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==Image Gallery==
 
<gallery>
 
<gallery>
 
Riverrun Title.png|Riverrun as it appears in the show's title sequence.
 
Riverrun Title.png|Riverrun as it appears in the show's title sequence.
 
Riverrun hall.png|Riverrun's main hall.
 
Riverrun hall.png|Riverrun's main hall.
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Riverrun's Garden.png|Riverrun's garden.
 
</gallery>
 
</gallery>
   
 
==Behind the scenes==
 
==Behind the scenes==
For the television series, it has been reported that [[wikipedia:Gosford Castle|Gosford Castle]] in [[wikipedia:County Armagh|County Armagh, Northern Ireland]] was used for Riverrun filming location for unspecified episode(s) of Season 3.<ref>Miller, Susan (August 3, 2012). [http://winteriscoming.net/2012/08/day-26-gosford-castle-as-riverrun Day 26: Gosford Castle as Riverrun] WinterIsComing.Net</ref>
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The grounds of [[wikipedia:Gosford Castle|Gosford Castle]] in [[wikipedia:County Armagh|County Armagh, Northern Ireland]] were used for Riverrun exteriors during Season 3.<ref>Miller, Susan (August 3, 2012). [http://winteriscoming.net/2012/08/day-26-gosford-castle-as-riverrun Day 26: Gosford Castle as Riverrun] WinterIsComing.Net</ref>
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The design was loosely based on [[Wikipedia:Château de Chenonceau|Château de Chenonceau]].<ref>audio commentary from [[Gemma Jackson]] for "[[Walk of Punishment]]"</ref>
   
 
==In the books==
 
==In the books==
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==See also==
 
==See also==
* [http://awoiaf.westeros.org/index.php/Riverrun Riverrun at A Wiki of Ice and Fire].
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* {{AWOIAF}} (MAJOR spoilers from the books)
   
 
==References==
 
==References==
 
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{{The Riverlands}}
 
{{The Riverlands}}
 
[[Category:Castles]]
 
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[[Category:House Tully]]
 
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[[Category:Geography]]
 
 
[[Category:Locations in the Riverlands]]
 
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Riverrun Pin

Map showing the location of Riverrun on the continent of Westeros.

Riverlands map

A map of the Riverlands showing Riverrun

Riverrun is the former seat of House Tully, who continue to hold it in defiance of the Iron Throne and its new lawful rulers, House Frey. It is a large castle located in the central-western part of the Riverlands. It sits at the point where the Red Fork of the Trident River is joined by its major tributary, the Tumblestone River flowing out of the west. In times of danger, sluice gates can be opened to flood a channel cut to the west of the castle, turning Riverrun into an island. Its walls rise sheer from the waters and its towers command the opposite shores, making assaulting it almost impossible without huge casualties.[1]

Notable residents of the castleEdit

Image GalleryEdit

Behind the scenesEdit

The grounds of Gosford Castle in County Armagh, Northern Ireland were used for Riverrun exteriors during Season 3.[2]

The design was loosely based on Château de Chenonceau.[3]

In the booksEdit

In the A Song of Ice and Fire novels, Riverrun is a triangular castle made of sandstone. It is located at the confluence of the Tumblestone River and the Red Fork of the The Trident River.

Riverrun has been in the possession of House Tully for a thousand years. It became the seat of rule over the region when House Tully rebelled against the ironborn occupiers and allied with Aegon the Conqueror three centuries ago.

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. HBO viewers guide, season 2 map, Riverrun entry
  2. Miller, Susan (August 3, 2012). Day 26: Gosford Castle as Riverrun WinterIsComing.Net
  3. audio commentary from Gemma Jackson for "Walk of Punishment"
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Lord: Lord Walder Frey Heir: Ser Stevron Frey
House-Frey-heraldry
Seat: The Twins · Riverrun Lands: Riverlands
Title(s): Lord of the Crossing · Lord of Riverrun · Lord Paramount of the Trident
Ancestors:Frey
Current members:Arwaya Frey · Derwa Frey · Freya Frey · Janeya Frey · Lothar Frey · Marianne Frey · Merry Frey · Neyela Frey · Olyvar Frey · Roslin Frey · Sarra Frey · Serra Frey · Shirei Frey · Walda Frey · "Fat Walda" Frey · Waldra Frey · Waldron Frey · Ryger Rivers · Black Walder Rivers
Deceased members:Joyeuse Erenford
Household:Malcolm · Talbot
Overlord:House Baratheon of King's Landing

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