What is the strongest castle?
Posted 27 June 2012 - 05:15 PM
I figured it would be the Eyrie, but their's also Storms End which resisited the siege by the Tyrells and Greywater Watch which can't even be found. What do you guys think?
Posted 27 June 2012 - 05:18 PM
Posted 27 June 2012 - 05:24 PM
Harrenhall has the tallest towers, the thickest walls, the strongest gates, but as we see from the series, that doesn't really help those who hold it.
I would have to choose Storm's End. Stannis showed us how bothersome it can be trying to win that castle when he held it against the Tyrells, and plus, hello, awesome name.
Edited by Helgar, 27 June 2012 - 05:24 PM.
Posted 27 June 2012 - 05:26 PM
Posted 27 June 2012 - 05:38 PM
Posted 27 June 2012 - 06:00 PM
Posted 27 June 2012 - 06:06 PM
Posted 27 June 2012 - 06:17 PM
Storm's End is a much better candidate IMO. It can garrison a large force, has huge magic fantasy-walls (meaning that storming it is incredibly hard), and it can be supplied (and escaped from) by the sea as well as the land. Meaning that an enemy needs a naval blockade to go with the land army if he wants to besiege it, making such a project even more resource intensive and prone to failure. I'd put that as a number one.
Winterfell sounds pretty strong as well. I wonder how much food those greenhouses could produce, how large they were. If their output was large enough the castle should basically be impossible to starve out, though I doubt they were that productive.
Edited by Blaaargh, 27 June 2012 - 06:20 PM.
Posted 27 June 2012 - 06:26 PM
George went in to great detail describing how thick it's walls were to us. Kings Landing is pretty defensible too, the Blackwater bay being a good natural defense.
Posted 27 June 2012 - 06:26 PM
Winterfell sounds huge and strong. Remember Ned telling his daughter that Winterfell is larger than the Red Keep. Also it has 2 walls, like Constantinople.
Rivverun needs 3 armies. has strong walls and rivers. It is surrunded by fertile areas, so it is never without food.
The Twins in Summer are imposible to siege, since they can always get provisions from the other side.
Finally, Dragonstone seems kinda of a great Stronghold.
Posted 27 June 2012 - 06:34 PM
I'd assume Greywater Watch (because of its changing location), the Twins, Harrenhal and the Dreadfort are pretty hard to siege.
Posted 27 June 2012 - 06:36 PM
"We are the Ironborn, and we take what we want! I will take my crown just as Urron Redhand did 5,000 years ago! The mighty kraken shall rise from the depths and the sea will sweep over the green lands!"
"How about attacking Casterly Rock?"
"Oh, fuck no Theon, don't even joke about that. I just peed a little bit."
Posted 27 June 2012 - 06:40 PM
Posted 27 June 2012 - 07:25 PM
During the war they frequently talk about how Robb doesn't have enough men to storm the Rock. Its also built out of a hill and therefore has a lot of natural as well as man made defenses.
Posted 27 June 2012 - 07:27 PM
Give me ten good men and some climbing spikes, I'll impregnate the bitch.
Posted 27 June 2012 - 08:08 PM
Storm's End sounds like an incredibly tough nut to crack.
Even in ruins, Moat Cailin sounds terrifying. Swampy death.