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Eddard Ned Stark

Eddard Ned Stark

A stoic, duty-bound and honorable lord, Ned Stark embodies the values of the northern realm over which he rules. Seventeen years ago, he left his home to rise up against the Mad King Aerys Targaryen, fighting alongside his longtime friend Robert Baratheon, who took control of the throne after the war. As Warden of the North, Ned returned to Winterfell with his bastard son, Jon Snow, who despite joining the household, has never been accepted by Ned's wife, Catelyn Stark.

Catelyn Stark

Catelyn Stark

Catelyn married Ned Stark after King Aerys executed Ned's brother, Brandon, to whom Catelyn was betrothed. Though she barely knew Ned at the time of their wedding, their love has grown strong over the years, and as the Lady of Winterfell, Catelyn has raised his five legitimate children. Her husband's bastard, Jon Snow, however, is an embarrassment she has refused to accept.

Lysa Arryn

Lysa Arryn

Catelyn Stark's younger sister, she too was raised with Petyr Baelish (aka Littlefinger). She was married off to the much older Jon Arryn (the former Hand of the King) when Robert Baratheon led his rebellion against the Mad King.

Robin Arryn

Robin Arryn

Lysa and Jon Arryn's son, Robin lives an extremely sheltered life under the watchful eyes of his mother.

Walder Frey

Walder Frey

Bannermen

Lord Walder Frey is patriarch to a brood of more than a hundred descendants, a result of his many marriages. (On his 90th birthday, he took his eighth wife, a girl of 15.) He is the chief bannerman for House Tully, although Lord Hoster refers to him as the "late Lord Frey," on account of the Frey troops not arriving at the Battle of the Trident until the day was won.

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House Tully

  • House Tully
  • Once the principal house of the Riverlands, the Tullys of Riverrun rose to power during the Targaryen conquest. Along with House Stark, the family was betrayed by Walder Frey at the Red Wedding, a massacre that left the Riverlands and Riverrun, the Tylly family seat, under Frey control.

  • ➲ Riverrun
  • Riverrun is the former seat of House Tully, which is now occupied by its new lawful rulers House Frey. It is a large castle located in the central-western part of the Riverlands. It sits at the point where the Red Fork of the Trident River is joined by its major tributary, the Tumblestone River flowing out of the west. In times of danger, sluice gates can be opened to flood a channel cut to the west of the castle, turning Riverrun into an island. Its walls rise sheer from the waters and its towers command the opposite shores, making assaulting it almost impossible without huge casualties.

  • ➲ The Riverlands
  • The Riverlands is one of the constituent regions of the Seven Kingdoms. They have been a frequent battleground in the civil wars that have afflicted the Seven Kingdoms and also in the wars that took place between the old nations of the continent before the Targaryen Conquest. During the time of the First Men, the Riverlands were an independent kingdom known as the Kingdom of the Rivers and the Hills.

    Located roughly in the center of the continent, and with few geographical boundaries such as mountains, for centuries it has been a borderland between surrounding strong kingdoms. The Riverlands were ruled by the ironborn at the time of the Targaryen Conquest, and Aegon the Conqueror's assault was assisted by a popular uprising led by House Tully. For this reason, the Riverlands didn't have a king at the time of the invasion, and the Riverlands are not technically counted as one of the "Seven" Kingdoms (instead essentially making up the eighth "kingdom") . However, for administrative purposes, the Riverlands and their rulers are equal to any other region of the realm.

    The Riverlands are currently in anarchy after the assassinations at the Twins, though a Lannister host has been deployed to attempt to keep the peace. Bastards born in the Riverlands are given the surname Rivers.

    During the War of the Five Kings, the riverlords hailed Robb Stark, who was the grandson of Hoster Tully through his daughter Catelyn as their King in the North, thus becoming part of the resurgent Kingdom of the North. However, Robb, Edmure Tully, and their bannermen were betrayed at the Red Wedding by two of their own bannermen: Roose Bolton and Walder Frey. House Frey was then elevated to rule of the Riverlands. However, the Freys were actively opposed by many of the riverlords, including Ser Brynden Tully who managed to retake Riverrun though eventually lost it when a Lannister host arrived to assist the Freys in their siege of Riverrun. Walder Frey and the rest of the Frey men were eventually assassinated by Arya Stark in retribution for their treachery, leaving the Riverlands in disarray and their political status ambiguous.