The Siege of Maidenpool was a conflict that occurred during the War of the Lords Scorned in 333 AC. Lasting two months, the siege was eventually ended when the castle's supplies ran low and the weary defenders were defeated in a swift battle.
The Siege Edit
Having split off from the main army being led by Mycah Strickland, Lord ___ led a smaller force of 2,000 men to the Antlers, to take the castle for the Lords Scorned. Having secured the castle swiftly, they then marched north to Maidenpool, where they could cut off Crown access to the Trident River.
with most of the Crownlands and southern Riverlands being drained of men, to gather them at the capital, Maidenpool was left defended by only a small force of men, numbering roughly 200. It was presumed the rebels would march directly south, avoiding those keeps to the north, and so many men would not be needed at all.
This mistake became obvious when Lord ___ arrived at the castle walls with 2,000 men at his command, outnumbering the defenders ten-to-one. Lord Mooton had little time to prepare for a siege, and only a few to defend his keep with. They were forced to sit and wait with the rebels outside their walls, knowing reinforcements would not come.
After two months, the defenders had grown obviously weary. Food supplies were low and no aid or relief came from outside. The rest of the rebels had been marching south in that time, victorious at every turn. Morale was low, the men were starving, and Lord Mooton would not be able to last much longer.
Knowing now was a ripe time to strike, Lord ___ ordered an assault on the castle. The rebels were well rested and well fed, whereas the defenders were not. The walls were quickly taken in the fighting, though not without some loss to the besieging forces. When the walls were lost, the rest of the castle fell shortly thereafter.
With the fighting concluded, almost the entirety of the Maidenpool garrison had been killed, and Lord Mooton was taken prisoner. With the port keep secured, the Lords Scorned had an effective means of closing off access to the Trident River, severely limiting supplied and transport for the Crown, should the war draw out for much longer.