Eddard Stark: Nghe cha nè, con là người nhà Stark của thành Winterfell. Con biết gia ngôn của gia tộc mà
Arya Stark: Mùa đông sắp đến.
Eddard Stark: Con được sinh ra giữa mùa hè, con không hề biết về những thứ khác. Khi mùa đông thực sự tới, chúng ta phải bảo vệ cho nhau và trông chừng lẫn nhau.
— Lãnh chúa Eddard Stark và con gái Arya Stark[[[src]]]

Nhà Stark thành Winterfell là một  Đại Gia Tộc của Westeros, thống trị một vùng đất được gọi là Phương Bắc from their seat in Winterfell. It is one of the oldest lines of Westerosi nobility by far, claiming a line of descent stretching back over eight thousand years. Before the [[1]] [of Conquest|conquest], as well as during the [of the Five Kings|War of the Five Kings] and [Targaryen's invasion of Westeros|Daenerys Targaryen's invasion of Westeros], the leaders of House Stark ruled over the region as the [in the North|Kings in the North].

Their rule in the North seemingly ended after the events of the [Wedding|Red Wedding] when [Frey|House Frey] and [Bolton|House Bolton] betrayed House Stark after forming a secret alliance with [Lannister|House Lannister], during which [Bolton|Roose Bolton] murdered King [Stark|Robb Stark]. Both the North and Winterfell were taken over by [Bolton|House Bolton]. However, the Bolton's hold was jeopardized when [Stark|Sansa Stark] escaped their clutches after learning her brothers [Stark|Bran] and [Stark|Rickon Stark] were still alive and reunited with her half-brother [Snow|Jon Snow] at [Black|Castle Black]. Sansa and Jon marched on the Boltons to save their younger brother Rickon, who was later murdered by [Bolton|Ramsay Bolton], and retake their family home Winterfell. House Stark was restored to their former stature after the [of the Bastards|Battle of the Bastards]. The Stark victory led to House Stark's return to royal status in the North with their bannermen declaring Ned Stark's [[2]] son [Snow|Jon Snow] as the King in the North. He later abdicated his title as king in order to gain the full support of [Targaryen|Daenerys Targaryen] in the [War|Great War], becoming the [of the North].

House Stark's [[3]] is a grey [[4]] on a white background, over a green escutcheon. They are one of the few noble Houses whose [words|family motto] is not a boast or threat. Instead, the House Stark family motto is a warning, one that, no matter the circumstances, will always be relevant: "Winter Is Coming."