No great hosts encircled Raventree, as Riverrun had been encircled. This siege was a more intimate affair, the latest step in a dance that went back many centuries. At best Jonos Bracken had five hundred men about the castle. Jaime saw no siege towers, no battering rams, no catapults. (A Dance with Dragons, novel) Context: An amry, led by Jonos Bracken, was besieging a castle called Raventree. Hi. What does the bold part mean? Thank you.