It is located roughly halfway along the length of theWall on its southern side, at the northern end of the Kingsroad. To the Umbers and the Boltons, to Castle Cerwyn and Torrhen's Square, Karhold and Deepwood Motte, to Bear Island, Oldcastle, Widow's Watch, White Harbor, Barrowton, and the Rills, to the mountain fastnesses of the Liddles, the Burleys, the Norreys, the Harclays, and the Wulls "Wildlings at the gate. Below, Tormund and Styr's forces charge the gate while Ygritte manages to pick off several men defending the gate with her bow. A Medieval Castle layout – of the old castle in York, England. It is a safe place regardless of where you are in the story. The northern lords offer their best hope, so to them Aemon sends two birds. Because I don't think we've ever seen it. Grenn (who returned with the other loyalists long before Jon) and Pyp are overjoyed that Jon returned safely. Battle of Castle Black I'm offering you the horn, not our freedom. Night's Watch and House Baratheon of Dragonstone victoryMance Rayder capturedWildling army scattered; many others captured Over the next several days, Jon manages to throw back repeated attacks on the Wall by using catapults, archers, flaming arrows, boiling oil, and finally frozen barrels of rock and ice used to destroy Mance's armored battering rams. Mag dismounts, and the wildlings attach grappling hooks to the heavy iron bars of the gate, tied to ropes, and they secure the other ends of some to the mammoth. The Thenn warg suddenly snaps out of his trance and informs the group that the signal has been given, prompting the wildlings to immediately approach Castle Black's southern gate. Combatants Download The Wall with Castle Black | Game of Thrones. http://img.photobucket.com/albums/0903/clayseason/game%20of%20thrones/locations/the%20north%20and%20the%20wall/castle%20black/northbackofcbfacingnorthtothewall.jpg, http://img1.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20110920111941/gameofthrones/images/7/7b/Castle_Black.jpg. Pypar is firing a crossbow as Sam assists by reloading another crossbow, but Pypar's aim is poor due to inexperience and nerves and he repeatedly misses his shots. They survive the battle. They meet Denys Mallister, Bowen Marsh, Dywen, Bedwyck (aka Giant), and Eddison Tollett. Varys and Tyrion suggest to send recruits to Bowen Marsh, but Tywin refuses; he comments that since Robb Stark and Balon Greyjoy have declared themselves as kings and claim the North, let them defend it, if they can, and if not, Mance Rayder might even prove a useful ally. Mance therefore proposes peace terms to Jon: if the Watch will allow the wildlings to pass through the Wall, he promises that none of them will be harmed. Ser Alliser Thorne, an enemy of Jon, and Lord Janos Slynt, a betrayer of Jon's father Eddard Stark, arrive along with reinforcements from Eastwatch-by-the-Sea. Maester Aemon sends requests of help to all kings and lords of Westeros "Wildlings at the gate. Redditors unable to follow the [sub's rules](http://www.reddit.com/r/gameofthrones/w/posting_policy) are banned. Sam tries to talk sense into Jon, but to no avail. Meanwhile, a large group of wildlings reaches the gate on the north side of the Wall, including Mag on his mammoth and a second giant. Mance would rather not see any more of his own followers killed, however, and the main reason that the wildlings want to pass south of the Wall is so that they can flee from the White Walkers. The north in danger. They prove to be a hindrance rather than assistance. Tormund is captured by the Night's Watch. Castle Black was, initially,one of only three manned castles left on the Wall along with Eastwatch-by-the-Sea and theShadow Tower. Janos believes the lie and leaves, allowing Jon to take command of the Wall's defenses. Pycelle suggests Slynt for the office. The warg charges at Sam as he desperately attempts to load his crossbow, managing to do so and firing a bolt into the warg's head just before he reaches him. As Jon prepares to leave via Castle Black's tunnel, they discover the bodies of the black brothers who held the inner gate against the giant. Stannis said four episodes before in ". Mance's scouts warn him of the approaching rangers and as they emerge from the fringes of the wood, his free folk fly to meet them. Meanwhile, King Stannis Baratheon sails to Eastwatch-by-the-Sea with a host of 1,300-1,500 mounted soldiers. Over a thousand wildlings are killed, and another thousand are taken captive. Mag the Mighty, King of the Giants, manages to breach the massive doors that lead to the tunnel underneath the Wall. Layout See also: Images of Castle Black. Grudgingly, Stannis realizes that he has to do more if he wishes to gain the support of the North. Jon insists on joining the battle despite his injury, and Noye places him with two other archers, Deaf Dick Follard and Satin, atop the King's Tower. Ygritte spies on the castle to scout numbers of defenders. Hobb prepares to butcher wildlings with his cleaver. Jon has no choice, for a refusal will confirm the false accusations against him and will give them excuse to kill him. Having heard disturbing reports of disappearance of wildlings and presence of White Walkers beyond the Wall, Lord Commander Jeor Mormont commanded a great ranging beyond the Wall to find out what was happening. Is it on another courtyard? Stannis meets Mance face to face and demands that he kneel before him, but Mance refuses, though aware that Stannis will likely kill him in response. Realizing the dire need for experienced men to defend the keep from the surprise attack, Alliser orders Janos Slynt to assume command of the Wall's defenses and heads below to join the melee. The giants try to break the gate with a battering ram, but the defenders kill many of them and injure the mammoths, causing them to go berserk, smashing wildlings and crushing archers underfoot. The Northmen are unimpressed by Stannis's victory and refuse to acknowledge him as their rightful king. The defenders catapult barrels of pitch at the advancing army, making it visible for the archers. After the battle it is revealed that the wildlings have shot about 10,000 arrows; less than one hundred arrows have reached the defenders who stood atop the wall (and even those were lifted by errand gusts of wind, not a result of fine archery skills); only one of those defenders died, not by the arrow that pricked his leg but by the fall.