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"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 that served as 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.


Season 1

After defeating the Riverlords at Golden Tooth, a Lannister host led by Ser Jaime Lannister pushes into the Riverlands to lay siege to Riverrun, the 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 is defeated at the Battle of the Camps.[2]

In the books

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. However, Edmure is defeated and taken hostage along with several other Riverlords, but 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 also


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