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Jeor Mormont

Jeor Mormont

A grave and formidable fighter who gave up his claim on his ancestral home of Bear Island to assume command of the Night's Watch, Mormont was known to his troops as "Old Bear." The father of the disgraced knight Jorah Mormont, he took Jon Snow under his wing to make a leader out of him. The Lord Commander was killed by one of his own men during a mutiny at Craster’s Keep.

Alliser Thorne

Alliser Thorne

A brother of the Watch in charge of new recruits, Thorne stayed at Castle Black when Lord Commander Mormont took a scouting party north of the Wall. Following the death of the Lord Commander at Craster’s Keep, Ser Alliser has assumed temporary wartime command of the Night’s Watch.

Aemon

Aemon Targaryen

The longtime maester of the Night's Watch, Aemon is blind but still sharp. He revealed to Jon that he is one of the last remaining Targaryens, though he surrendered his ties when he joined the Watch.

Yoren

Yoren

The Night's Watch recruiter who traveled the kingdom in search of new brothers to bring back to the Wall, Yoren spirited Arya Stark away from King's Landing after her father's execution. He died at the hands of Lannister men during his journey to return Arya to Winterfell

Benjen Stark

Benjen Stark

Ned's younger brother and First Ranger of the Night's Watch, Benjen Stark is also a hero of Jon Snow's. He never returned from a ranging expedition

Qhorin Halfhand

Qhorin Halfhand

A ranger in the Night's Watch, Qhorin earned his nickname after losing most of his right hand in a fight with a wildling. Based in the Shadow Tower, he encountered the Lord Commander's scouting party at the Fist of the First Men and took Jon Snow under his wing. At Qhorin's urging, Jon Snow killed him to infiltrate the wildlings.

Janos Slynt

Janos Slynt

Former Commander of the City Watch who earned Harrenhal by betraying Ned Stark, Janos Slynt's fortunes turned sour when Tyrion Lannister became acting Hand of the King. Tyrion, who held Slynt responsible for the murders of Robert Baratheon's bastard children, banished him to the Night's Watch and seized his holdings.

Jon Snow

Jon Snow

Ned Stark's bastard son, Jon was raised at Winterfell on near-equal footing with his half-siblings. He joined the Night's Watch where he served as steward to Lord Commander Mormont. Despite his instincts to join Robb Stark on the battlefield, he stayed up north to honor his vows to the Watch. On a mission to discover Mance Rayder's plans, Jon infiltrated the wildlings by pretending to forsake his Night Watch brothers. In doing so, he fell in love with Ygritte, a wildling woman.

Samwell Tarly

Samwell Tarly

Heir to Horn Hill, Sam was forced to join the Night's Watch by his father, Randyll Tarly, who sought to disinherit him. Traveling north as part of the Lord Commander's expedition, Sam has had difficulty adjusting to life beyond the Wall. He fell in love with Craster's daughter Gilly, and fled with her and her newborn son into the wilderness after a band of Night's Watch brothers rebelled at Craster's Keep.

Eddison Tollett

Eddison Tollett

Eddison Tollett is a melancholy veteran steward whose observations – as negative as they are amusing – earned him the nickname "Dolorous Edd." He joined the Watch when he was 15.

Pyp

Pypar

A recruit who joined the Watch after he was accused of stealing, Pyp later revealed to his brothers that it was not theft, but the rejection of a highborn lord's advances, that sentenced him to a post on the Wall. Pyp remained at Castle Black while the rangers have gone out beyond the Wall.

Grenn

Grenn

A strong but slow-witted recruit who joined the Watch at the same time as Jon Snow, Grenn initially resented Jon's arrogance. The two became friends when Jon began teaching swordsmanship to him and Pyp.

Locke

Locke

Roose Bolton's best hunter, Locke shares the Bolton family's affinity for violence. He took off Jamie Lannister's sword hand after capturing him and Brienne of Tarth on their way back to the capital. Locke was killed at Craster's Keep when he tried to take Bran as a hostage for the Boltons.

Rast

Rast

Mutineer

A brother of the Watch who joined the same year as Jon Snow and Sam Tarly, Rast took the black rather than be punished for rape. During a stay at Craster’s Keep, Rast joined a mutiny against Craster that challenged the authority of Lord Commander Mormont, stabbing him in the back. Rast was killed by Jon Snow’s direwolf, Ghost, when Jon recaptured the keep.

Karl

Karl

Mutineer

A native of Flea Bottom, Karl openly challenged Craster’s treatment of his Night’s Watch guests during a stay at his keep. His insults set in motion an uprising that resulted in the deaths of the Lord Commander and Craster. Karl was killed by Jon Snow and one of Craster’s wives when Jon recaptured the keep.

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Night's Watch

  • Night's Watch

  • Founded eons ago, the Night's Watch guards the Wall, protecting the Seven Kingdoms from the wilds of the Far North. In recent times, the order's ranks have dwindled and are now mainly supplied by the dungeons of Westerosi cities. Driven by strange happenings beyond the Wall, Lord Commander Mormont led a force north to find answers, only to lose his life to band of disgruntled brothers.

Castle Black

Castle Black

One of three fortresses on the Wall still manned by the Night's Watch (in addition to Eastwatch by the Sea and the Shadow Tower), the castle provides a dark and chilling home for those committed enough – or unlucky enough – to take up its defense.