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Previous

Battle of Golden Tooth

Concurrent

Battle at the Mummer's Ford
Battle of the Green Fork
Battle of the Whispering Wood

Next

Battle of the Camps

Siege of Riverrun
Conflict

War of the Five Kings

Place

Riverrun

Outcome

Inconclusive, leads into the Battle of the Camps

Combatants
House Lannister
  • House Lannister vassal houses
House Tully
Commanders

Ser Jaime Lannister

Unknown

Strength

30,000 Lannister soldiers

Riverrun garrison

Casualties

Unknown

Unknown

"Jaime smashed the Riverlords at the Golden Tooth, and now lays siege to Riverrun, Catelyn Stark's homeland."
―Ser Kevan Lannister[src]

The Siege of Riverrun is a military engagement in Game of Thrones. It was one of the opening battles 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.

HistoryEdit

Season 1Edit

After defeating the Riverlords at Golden Tooth. a Lannister host led by Ser Jaime Lannister pushes into the Riverlands to lay siege to Riverrun, ancestral seat of House Tully.[1]

The Lannister host keeps laying siege on Riverrun until Jaime's host is lured away and defeated in the Battle of the Whispering Wood, while the remaining Lannister force at the Battle of the Camps.[2]

In the booksEdit

In the A Song of Ice and Fire novels, after his victory at Golden Tooth. Jaime Lannister pushes into the Riverlands, though Ser Edmure Tully assembles a host to defend his family seat. Edmure is defeated, however, and taken hostage along with several other Riverlords, while Lord Tytos Blackwood manages to escape, take refuge in Riverrun and resists until the castle is finally liberated at the Battle of the Camps. Edmure is also later freed after the Lannister camp is overrun during the Battle of the Camps.

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. "The Pointy End"
  2. War of the Five Kings feature

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