Castamere was the seat of the ancient House Reyne. It was named after a nearby pool of water.

Location Edit

It is located to the west of Ashemark and to the south of the Crag. It is also located somewhere nearby to Tarbeck Hall.

History Edit

Castamere began as a mine, similar to Casterly Rock, and this caused the Reynes to be almost as wealthy as House Lannister during the Age of Heroes. The Reynes built curtain walls and two stout towers to guard the entrance. The gold and silver eventually dried up, and the caverns were widened and turned into subterranean corridors and halls. The surface fortifications of Castamere resemble those of a minor lord or landed knight, but nine tenths of the castle is underground.

Kevan Lannister, the second son of Tytos Lannister, served at Castamere as a page and squire to Lord Robert Reyne. Tensions rose between Houses Reyne and Lannister after the War of the Ninepenny Kings, with an exchange of hostages occuring at Castamere and overseen by Ser Reynard Reyne. During the ensuing Reyne-Tarbeck Rebellion Castamere was the site of the last stand of House Reyne. They retreated to the subterranean levels of the castle, but Tywin had them flooded, and the line of House Reyne was extinguished.

Books Edit

A Clash of Kings Edit

Jon Umber took the gold mines of Castamere after the army of Stafford Lannister were routed at the Battle of Oxcross during the War of the Five Kings.

A Storm of Swords Edit

As a reward for their involvement in the fall of House Stark and the death of Robb Stark, House Spicer is granted Castamere, with Rolph Spicer named the new Lord of Castamere by King Tommen I Baratheon.