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Olenna Tyrell: "And you took your army, your real army, and went where they weren't?"
Jaime Lannister: "As Robb Stark did to me at Whispering Wood. There are always lessons in failures."
Olenna Tyrell and Jaime Lannister discuss the Battle of the Whispering Wood[src]

The Whispering Wood is a forest in the Riverlands, located northwest of Riverrun along the Red Fork of the Trident.[1]


A map showing the location of the Whispering Wood on the continent of Westeros.

Season 1

The Battle of the Whispering Wood occurred here, during which Robb Stark lured Jaime Lannister's army into a trap and annihilated it, capturing the Kingslayer himself, thus lifting Jaime's siege of Riverrun.[2]

In the books

In the A Song of Ice and Fire novels the Whispering Wood is northwest of Riverrun.

The first season HBO viewers guide showed the Whispering Wood to the north-west of Riverrun.[3] The second season map, however, positions it east of Seagard.[1] The initial Season 2 viewer's guide map seems to have been in error, because the HBO Viewer's Guide "Battleground Westeros" feature released later in Season 2 positioned Whispering Wood as immediately north-west of Riverrun, as in the books.[4]

See also