Cersei chose Ser Gregor Clegane "the Mountain" as her champion while Tyrion was approached by Prince Oberyn Martell of Dorne to act as his. Meanwhile, the last of the Ironborn had been expelled from the North after House Glover successfully reclaimed Deepwood Motte. Once the Boltons were through the gates, Ramsay flayed the Ironborn garrison as a message to the remaining Greyjoys. As soon as the Ironborn delivered Theon to the Boltons, Ramsay broke his promise of mercy and had them all flayed alive.. However, Bran and his younger brother, Rickon, soon escaped with two of their household servants and their direwolves, completely evading Theon's attempts to find them. Stannis personally led the assault, and briefly managed to scale the walls with some of his men and attack the defenders. Sansa is believed to be one of the perpetrators, as is her former husband Tyrion Lannister, though it was truly done by Olenna Tyrell and Littlefinger himself. After assuming command of the siege, Jaime tries to negotiate with Brynden to peacefully surrender, but as with the Freys, the Blackfish refuses to yield.. The King and the Royal Court had gathered in the docks to see Myrcella Baratheon being sent to Dorne as part of their hopes of securing an alliance with House Martell. Meanwhile, in King's Landing, Eddard Stark confessed to treason and recognized Joffrey as the King in an attempt by the Small Council to reach a truce with the Starks and allow them to deal with the Baratheons.  Catelyn Stark, Robb's mother, believes that Renly Baratheon could be the key, and she is sent as an envoy to strike an alliance. Commanders Sansa Stark became the Lady of Winterfell while Jon Snow was declared the King in the North by the lords of the North and the Vale, the latter of whom came to the aid of the Starks as part of an alliance between Sansa and Petyr Baelish, the Lord Protector of the Vale. Beginning In essence, the war was a three-way battle for the Iron Throne fought alongside two independence movements. Lord Roose Bolton †Lord Ramsay Bolton Lord Harald Karstark †Lord Smalljon Umber † Therefore I would propose to redirect to Wars in A Song of Ice and Fire#War of the Five Kings, where there is already a short section about the war. The War of the Five Kings is the principal military conflict depicted in the first three novels of the A Song of Ice and Fire series, A Game of Thrones, A Clash of Kings and A Storm of Swords, and its aftermath and successor conflicts continue in the latest two novels, A Feast for Crows and A Dance with Dragons. House Farwynd. Although the youngest Baratheon brother, Renly believed that he would be a better king than Stannis, noting how the line of succession did not matter when Robert usurped the Iron Throne from Aerys II Targaryen during Robert's Rebellion. Close. Joffrey Baratheon's faction now physically controlled nearly all of the Seven Kingdoms, the only exceptions being the Iron Islands, parts of the North controlled by the Ironborn, and the strongholds of Storm's End, Dragonstone (castle), and Riverrun. Meanwhile, King Tommen I Baratheon is crowned as successor to his brother Joffrey, with Lord Tywin Lannister ruling as Hand of the King and Regent. He did, however, have the support of a red priestess named Melisandre, who believed Stannis to be The Prince That Was Promised, as well as his vassals sworn directly to Dragonstone. Outcome: Forming an alliance with the High Sparrow, leader of the sect, Cersei engineered his election as the new High Septon and authorized the Faith Militant, the enforcement branch of the Faith charged with defending the faithful, to rearm. Water Gardens (I), Summer Sea, Water Gardens (II) / Blackwater Bay Both Stannis Baratheon and Roose Bolton attempt to carve out new power bases in the vacuum left by the downfall of House Stark. The War of the Five Kings was a large, multi-theatre war fought for control of the Iron Throne of Westeros. Stannis Baratheon's army attacks the wildling camp, aiding the Night's Watch in repulsing the wildling attack on the Wall. Putting this new power to use, the High Sparrow sent his armed followers to destroy what he perceived as the vices of King's Landing. However, the revelation that he, along with his brother and sister, are bastards born of incest between Queen Consort Cersei and her twin brother, Ser Jaime Lannister, leads both of Robert's younger brothers, Stannis and Renly Baratheon, to claim the throne for themselves. Undeterred, Euron ordered the Ironborn still remaining to build a thousand more ships using any trees they can find. By the time Lancel raches the candles, it is too late; the wildfire explodes, destroying the Great Sept of Baelor and killing all of those inside and around it. The five kings in question were Robert's heir apparent, Joffrey Baratheon, Robert's two younger brothers, Stannis and Renly Baratheon, the "King in the North" Robb Stark, and the "King of the Iron Islands" Balon Greyjoy. An alliance of four kings waged war against five kings, oppressing them. The War of the Five Kings is a large, multi-theater conflict fought in Westeros from 298 AC until 300 AC, though some hostilities have resumed as a new claimant to the Iron Throne has arisen as well as a new King of the Iron Islands. Commanders Nonetheless the name has stuck, and it does still refer to the fact that five kings were involved. He shared his suspicions with Lord Jon Arryn, still serving as the Hand of the King. He ordered his Hand to return to Castle Black and demand help from the Night's Watch, knowing that Ser Davos would object. Loras is inducted into the Faith Militant as Brother Loras, much to his father's anger and disgust, though Margaery tried to reassure him that it is the only way.  This brings nearly all Westeros south of the riverlands under the control of the Lannisters and their allies.  Following the loss of the Karstark forces, Robb seeks to renew his alliance with House Frey, in order to obtain more men. Joffrey I "Baratheon", the King on the Iron Throne. , All sorts of people are calling themselves kings these days.. Concurrent The High Sparrow then sent Brother Lancel to fetch for Cersei and Tommen at the Red Keep, after failing to appear at the Great Sept; instead, Lancel follows one of Qyburn's little birds beneath the city. The War of the Five Kings draws to a close as Balon Greyjoy, the last of the surviving rebel kings, is killed by his brother, Euron Greyjoy. At the Great Sept of Baelor, Loras confessed to his crimes to the seven judging septons, one of whom includes the High Sparrow himself, and the gathered court, which includes Kevan Lannister, Mace Tyrell, and Queen Margaery. Despite admitting to fratricide and regicide, Euron was ultimately elected as the new King of the Iron Islands by promising to restart hositilities with the mainlaind, build a new fleet, and seek Daenerys Targaryen's help in conquering Westeros. The royalist force tasked by Ned Stark in Robert's name that would go on to become the Brotherhood Without Banners attacks the Lannister army in the Riverlands. The burning of crops and food supplies by rival armies means that with winter now engulfing Westeros as of 300 AC, many more will starve and die. His fears were strengthened when Lord Harald Karstark came to Winterfell, revealing that the hunters sent to find Sansa had been found dead.. Lord Jon Arryn had also discovered this; however, before he could tell anyone, he mysteriously died, allegedly from a fever, though in reality he had been poisoned by his wife Lysa Arryn on Petyr Baelish's orders. However, the war itself is probably notable enough to be included somewhere. 303 AC Likewise, Stannis remains in possession of Dragonstone and Storm's End, though he lacks the strength for open war. Once they meet, she explains the situation regarding Sansa and the campaign against the Boltons. Knowing that King Tommen insists on Myrcella's return to King's Landing, Doran agrees as long as his son Trystane can sit on the small council as Oberyn was meant to and as long as Trystane and Myrcella's marriage can continue. Battles 303 AC  Following the defeat of the Targaryen forces and Aerys's death in 283 AC, Robert was crowned and reigned as king over all the Seven Kingdoms. , With the passing of Balon Greyjoy, the Ironborn held a Kingsmoot to elect a new king of the Iron Islands. Renly was killed at the beginning of the fifth episode of Season 2. Robb Stark's army was ultimately lured into a trap at the Twins where he was betrayed by House Frey and House Bolton, who had switched sides to the Lannisters. Decisive Baratheon of King's Landing, Lannister, and Tyrell victory (phase I). This also led to the arrest of Ser Loras Tyrell, the heir to Highgarden and the Queen Mother's bethrothed, who was himself a known homosexual. This page uses content from the English Wikipedia. Earlier, while the royal family was staying in the Stark's seat of Winterfell, young Bran Stark caught the Queen Consort Cersei Lannister and her twin brother Jaime Lannister committing incest; Jaime pushed the 10 year old boy out of a window, with the intent of killing him. 303 AC Unfortunately for the Starks, Renly was assassinated before anything came to fruition. The Tyrells' popularity had also been rising in parts of the Kingdoms such as King's Landing, where they guaranteed a steady food supply. Severely outnumbered, weary, and without cavalry of his own, Stannis gave battle as his own men started to flee. Chieftain TormundLady Lyanna MormontSer Davos SeaworthLord MazinLord Robin ArrynLord Petyr BaelishLord Yohn RoyceLady Sansa Stark. Archived. At a meeting between the lords of the North and the Vale, Jon Snow is proclaimed the King in the North, thus reviving the Kingdom of the North. 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