The Winter that Burned was an event that occurred in Westeros in the Winter following the War of the Five Kings. It was a mysterious event believed to have been perpetrated by the Night's Watch where the great forests beyond the wall burned, even greater then the fires of Mance Rayder's attack. Little is known of the event except its existence. Rumors say the Night's Watch fought a great enemy, old storytellers claim it was the mythical beings from the Long Night.