Eddard declares him a false knight and strips him of all ranks and titles, lands and holdings, and sentences him to dying. The ruling was made null by Eddard’s arrest for treason and subsequent beheading. When Gregor faces Ser Loras Tyrell, he loses the joust; Loras selected to ride a mare that was in heat to distract Gregor’s stallion. Flying right into a rage, Gregor calls for his sword, then ruthlessly decapitates his erstwhile mount earlier than the entire horrified crowd.
Gregor says that they weren’t expecting Tywin for another day. One of Lorch’s men interjects that the prisoners won’t be there lengthy. However, when Robb Stark’s victory towards Jaime Lannister forces Lord Tywin to withdraw his forces to Harrenhal, he orders Ser Gregor to take five hundred males and “set the Riverlands on hearth” from the Gods Eye to the Red Fork. Catelyn Stark takes Tyrion Lannister into custody on suspicion of the attempted assassination of her son Bran.
Despite his exceedingly grotesque demise, Oberyn nonetheless manages to get some posthumous revenge. Before the duel, Oberyn had his spears coated with manticore venom, one of the deadliest poisons within the recognized world. The venom causes Gregor’s wounds to begin putrefying, emitting an overwhelming stench. As a last torture, the venom forces him to stay aware during the whole ordeal, even with lifeless flesh hanging off of him.
In response Gregor is dispatched to raid the Riverlands, her homeland. Refugees from the Riverlands attend courtroom in King’s Landing and report that a huge knight who may take the top of a horse in a single blow led the attack and had sacked their villages. Littlefinger asks “Remind you of somebody?”Eddard Stark sends Ser Beric Dondarrion with a hundred males to deliver Gregor to justice.
When the ironbornunder the command of Theon Greyjoyattack Torrhen’s Square, to lure the remaining Stark forces away from Winterfell, Ser Rodrik Casselassumes that it might be a raiding get together led by the Mountain or sellswords paid by Tywin. Gregor continues to raid the villages of the Riverlands from the Lannister military’s base at Harrenhal. His males torture the prisoners they take for details about the Brotherhood and hidden valuables.
- Gregor is seen slaughtering prisoners and Cersei compliments him on his kind, agreeing that it would not matter who faces him.
- Tommen announces that Cersei and Loras Tyrell will stand trial earlier than seven septons and that trial by combat is forbidden in the Seven Kingdoms, thereby nullifying Cersei’s plans on having the Mountain battle as her champion once more.
- When Tyrion demands a trial by combat, Gregor is shortly appointed the Crown’s champion by Queen Cersei Lannister in order to deter anybody from combating for Tyrion.
- Tyrion then asks his friend Bronn to be his champion, however he too refuses, arguing that the Mountain is an incredibly dangerous fighter, one that may price him his life if he makes a single mistake.
Gregor is current standing guard over Cersei when Jaime returns from Dorne with Myrcella’s body. He finds a man who boasts of getting flashed his penis at Cersei throughout her walk and bashes his head against a wall, killing him. A transformed Ser Gregor carries Cersei into the Red Keep. Qyburn, however, an expelled former maester with extensive medical knowledge gained from “repugnant” and “unnatural” experimentation on residing people, suggests that he may be able to save him. She nervously asks if he means the process will weaken Gregor, however Qyburn knowingly assures her it will not.
Ser Amory Lorch adds a bunch of captured Night’s Watch recruits to the captives. Lord Tywin Lannister arrives in the course of the torture and asks Gregor what’s going on.
Grand Maester Pycelle regretfully advised Queen Cersei that Ser Gregor is beyond any hope of healing. Ser Gregor is later expelled from Stone Mill by a force led by Robb’s uncle, Lord Edmure Tully, forcing him to flee south to Casterly Rock. However, Robb chides his uncle for his actions, explaining that he needed to draw the Mountain into the west where they could kill him. Robb Stark and his army get to Harrenhal, finding that Gregor Clegane has left the castle along with his males. To their horror, they uncover that Ser Gregor has executed the remaining 200 Northmen and Rivermen prisoners at Harrenhal, leaving their our bodies to rot.