Siege of Storm's End (300)
|Siege of Storm's End|
|Conflict||War of the Five Kings|
The siege of Storm's End refers to the action taken by forces loyal to King Tommen I Baratheon to take Storm's End, one of the last strongholds belonging to the rival King Stannis Baratheon.
Most of Stannis's bannermen kneel to King Joffrey I Baratheon after Stannis's defeat in the Battle of the Blackwater. Aside from garrisons at Storm's End and Dragonstone, the remaining lords loyal to Stannis travel with him to defend the Wall and Castle Black from wildlings. Joffrey dies at his wedding, and he is succeeded by his younger brother, Tommen Baratheon.
To remove Lord Mace Tyrell from King's Landing, Queen Regent Cersei Lannister commands him to lay siege to the castle of Storm's End, which remains loyal to Stannis Baratheon and is held by Ser Gilbert Farring. Ser Garlan Tyrell takes half of the Tyrell men back to the Reach to deal with Brightwater Keep, and Mace marches on Storm's End with the other half.
When Mace arrives, he sets up two dozen mangonels, achieving little against the stout castle walls. Some ships of the Redwyne fleet patrol Shipbreaker Bay to prevent Storm's End from being resupplied.
Lord Tyrell hears that his daughter, Queen Margaery Tyrell, has been imprisoned at the Great Sept of Baelor by the High Sparrow. Leaving a token force at Storm's End under Lord Mathis Rowan, Mace marches on King's Landing and orders Lord Randyll Tarly to return from Maidenpool and join him at the capital.
After the landing of the Golden Company in the stormlands, Jon Connington plans his own attack on Storm's End in the name of Aegon Targaryen. The small council later hears reports that Jon is marching on the castle.
You need Tyrell, but not here. Ask him to capture Storm's End for Tommen. Flatter him, and tell him you need him in the field, to replace Father. Mace fancies himself a mighty warrior. Either he will deliver Storm's End to you, or he will muck it up and look a fool. Either way, you win.
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 1.2 A Feast for Crows, Appendix.
- ↑ A Storm of Swords, Chapter 24, Bran II.
- ↑ A Storm of Swords, Chapter 54, Davos V.
- ↑ A Clash of Kings, Chapter 65, Sansa VIII.
- ↑ A Storm of Swords, Chapter 25, Davos III.
- ↑ A Storm of Swords, Chapter 73, Jon X.
- ↑ A Storm of Swords, Chapter 60, Tyrion VIII.
- ↑ A Storm of Swords, Chapter 72, Jaime IX.
- ↑ 9.0 9.1 A Feast for Crows, Chapter 8, Jaime I.
- ↑ A Feast for Crows, Chapter 16, Jaime II.
- ↑ A Feast for Crows, Chapter 24, Cersei V.
- ↑ A Feast for Crows, Chapter 32, Cersei VII.
- ↑ George R. R. Martin's A World of Ice and Fire, Mathis Rowan.
- ↑ A Feast for Crows, Chapter 43, Cersei X.
- ↑ A Dance with Dragons, Chapter 61, The Griffin Reborn.
- ↑ A Dance with Dragons, Epilogue.