House Stark is one of the nine Great Houses of Westeros and the Paramount House of the North. Prior to Aegon's Conquest, the Starks ruled as Kings of Winter for ten thousand years. However, recognizing the impossibility of a fight with dragons, King Torrhen Stark bent the knee so was allowed to keep his lands and became the first Warden of the North.

Traits and Characteristics[edit | edit source]

The Starks are known for being a good-looking family with traditionally dark hair and grey eyes. Most are well-built and sturdy. They are also known for having a particular fondness for the cold which most others would find intolerable.

Additionally, Starks are noted to have ancient magic which allow them to enter the minds of animals. This ability, called warging, is extremely rare and only possessed by certain members of the family.

Even rarer still is greensight. This ability allows Starks have prophetic dreams, though they are rarely ineligible.

Customs[edit | edit source]

The Starks have buried their dead in the crypt of Winterfell for ten thousand years. Whenever a member of House Stark dies, they are interred inside and a statue of their likeness is placed in front of their resting place with a sword in hand. Stark Legend tells that these swords prevent angry spirits from rising again.

The Starks follow the Old Gods, and they are the only one of the Great Houses to do so.

As Wardens of the North, the Starks have a long history of support for the Night's Watch which the other kingdoms lack. Many members of House Stark have gone to the Wall willingly to serve, and many have risen to Lord Commander during their time there.

Dancing Dragons[edit | edit source]

The Starks and the North supported Queen Rhaenyra Targaryen during the Dance of the Dragons.

House Stark During Dancing Dragons[edit | edit source]

Fire & Blood Born Again[edit | edit source]

House Stark During Fire & Blood Born Again[edit | edit source]

Household[edit | edit source]

  • Maester Luwin, Maester of Winterfell
  • Vayon Poole, Steward of Winterfell
  • Rodrik Cassel, Castellan of Winterfell
  • Arthur Dayne, Master-at-Arms of Winterfell
  • Jory Cassel, Captain of the Guards
  • Hullen, Master of Horse
  • Septa Mordane, Instructor to Lord Stark's Daughters
  • Septon Chayle, Keeper of Winterfell's Sept and Library
  • Mikken, Blacksmith of Winterfell
  • Farlan, Kennelmaster of Winterfell
  • Nan, Nanny to Stark Children
  • Gage, Cook of Winterfell

Wards[edit | edit source]

Family Tree[edit | edit source]

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Sworn Houses[edit | edit source]

  • House Umber of Last Hearth
  • House Bolton of the Dreadfort
  • House Mormont of Bear Island
  • House Dustin of Barrowton
  • House Hornwood of Hornwood
  • House Manderly of White Harbor
  • House Karstark of the Karhold
  • House Glover of Deepwood Motte
  • House Cerwyn of the Cerwyn Fields
  • House Flint of Widow's Watch
  • House Reed of Greywater Watch
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