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"One suicidal lord even wanted to ambush Aegon's camp in the dark and kill the dragons as they slept, or at the very least their riders. Hard to tell what would have been his fate. Burning? Beheading? Dismemberment? Perhaps all three."
Viserys Targaryen[src]

Brandon Snow was the bastard half-brother of Torrhen Stark, the King of Winter.

Biography

Torrhen Stark's army reached the Trident and saw that Aegon I Targaryen's force was larger than theirs by half and had three dragons. Torrhen called a conference of his lords and advisors that night and Brandon suggested ambushing Aegon's camp and killing his dragons, Balerion, Vhagar, and Meraxes, or at least killing Aegon and his sisters Rhaenys and Visenya. However, Torrhen dismissed this idea and instead bent the knee to Aegon, forever becoming known as "the King Who Knelt".[1]

In the books

In the A Song of Ice and Fire novels, Brandon Snow's story is the same. Once Torrhen had dismissed his planned assassination attempt in the Targaryen camp, he sent Brandon and three maesters to negotiate with Aegon, before swearing fealty to Aegon the following day.

In A Dance with Dragons, Bran Stark has a vision through Winterfell's heart tree, in which he sees a pale, fierce, dark-eyed young man slicing three branches off the weirwood and shaping them into arrows. Some believe this to be Brandon Snow creating arrows with which to kill Aegon's dragons.

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Lord: Sansa Stark (Kingdom of the North)
Brandon Stark (Six Kingdoms)
Heir: Arya Stark (Kingdom of the North)
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Seat: Winterfell / Red Keep Lands: The North / The Crownlands
Title(s): King of the Andals, the Rhoynar, and the First Men · Protector of the Six Kingdoms · Queen in the North · Lady of Winterfell

Under the Iron Throne: Lord Paramount of the North · Warden of the North

Ancestors:Brandon the Builder · Brandon the Breaker · Dorren Stark · Rickard Stark · Rodrik Stark · Karlon Stark · Theon Stark · Osric Stark · Torrhen Stark · Cregan Stark · Brandon Snow
Current members:Jon Snow
Deceased members:Rickard Stark · Brandon Stark · Lyanna Stark · Eddard Stark · Robb Stark · Talisa Stark · Catelyn Stark · Rickon Stark · Benjen Stark
Household:{Maester Luwin} · {Ser Rodrik Cassel} · {Jory Cassel} · {Vayon Poole} · Jeyne Poole · {Septa Mordane} · {Old Nan} · {Hodor} · {Farlen} · {Mikken} · {Osha} · Meera Reed · {Jojen Reed} · Brienne of Tarth · Podrick Payne · Davos Seaworth · Maester Wolkan