A wildling woman whom Jon Snow encountered in his travels beyond the Wall, Ygritte is fiercely proud of her free status. Her opinions clouded Jon's stance about the Night's Watch, and after Jon infiltrated the wildlings, the two fell in love. Despite this, Jon left her to return to Castle Black, breaking a promise he made to put their love above all else.
As the wildling who lived nearest to Castle Black, Craster hosted the men of the Night's Watch in exchange for wine and tools. An ungenerous host who made his daughters his wives, Craster was only tolerated by Lord Commander Mormont out of necessity. He and the Lord Commander died in an uprising led by a mutinous band of Night's Watch brothers.