House Stark" is part of the Complete Guide to Westeros, a special feature from . It is narrated by Game of Thrones: The Complete First Season Isaac Hempstead-Wright as Bran Stark and Richard Madden as Robb Stark.
Bran and Robb Stark discuss House Stark's reign as the Kings of Winter before kneeling to Aegon the Conqueror.
Narration Bran Stark: The
Starks of Winterfell trace their descent to the First Men in the Age of Heroes. The family's founder was Brandon the Builder who, in the aftermath of the Long Night, helped establish the Night's Watch. Legend has it, he enlisted the aid of giants and the powerful magic of the Children of the Forest to raise the mighty Wall, which has protected the realm for generations. He went on to build the ancestral seat of Winterfell and reigned as the first King in the North. Robb Stark: The Starks reigned as kings for thousands of years, even withstanding the
invasion of the Andals. As the southern kingdoms fell, and the Children were driven away, the North stood strong, maintaining its religious customs and its way of life. Eventually, the reign of the Kings of Winter came to an end with the
coming of Aegon the Conqueror. After Aegon and his dragons destroyed the armies of the Reach and the Rock, at the Field of Fire, King Torrhen Stark bent the knee and swore fealty to the Targaryen dynasty in order to spare the destruction of Winterfell and his people. He was forever after known as "the King Who Knelt." As a reward for his submission, Aegon named Torrhen Lord of Winterfell and Warden of the North. Bran: The Starks take great pride in their history and traditions. It is one of the few noble houses that still keeps the
Old Gods; a sacred weirwood lives large in Winterfell's godswood. Its ancestral sword, Ice, was forged in ancient Valyria and passed down through the generations. House Stark remains steadfast in its support of the Night's Watch, even as the once illustrious order has fallen on hard times. Much like their sigil, the grey
direwolf, House Stark is the stuff of legend in the North and throughout the Seven Kingdoms... Bran and Robb: ... and their family words, "
Winter is Coming" serve as a reminder of their beginnings...
Robb: ... in the wake of the Long Night and a grim portent of things to come.
The Children of the Forest, the First Men, and the Andals · The Age of Heroes · The Old Gods and the New · The History of the Night's Watch · The Order of Maesters · Valyria and the Dragons · The Field of Fire · Mad King Aerys · Robert's Rebellion · The Sack of King's Landing · House Stark · House Lannister · House Targaryen · House Baratheon · House Arryn
Greyjoy Rebellion · Robert's Rebellion (Stannis, Davos, & Margaery) · House Tyrell · House Greyjoy · House Clegane · The Free Folk · The Night's Watch · Dragonstone · Harrenhal · Qarth · The Drowned God · The Alchemists' Guild · The Warlocks
Old Ghis & Slaver's Bay · The Unsullied · House Reed · House Frey · House Tully · The Lord of Light · Wargs and the Sight · Robert's Rebellion (Littlefinger & Varys) · The Red Keep · The North · The Reach · The Riverlands · The Stormlands · The Westerlands · The Vale
House Martell · House Baelish · Dragons · Poisons · The Bastards of Westeros · The Iron Bank of Braavos · Sellswords & Hedge Knights · Robert's Rebellion (Oberyn Martell) · The Wall · The Nations of the North · The Kingsguard · The Maester's Chain · The Death of Kings · Valyrian Steel · Justice of the Seven Kingdoms
The Seven-Pointed Star · The Faith Militant · Volantis · Braavos · The Faceless Men · Winterfell · The Lord Commanders · Robert's Rebellion (Barristan Selmy) · Dorne · The Fighting Pits of Meereen · The River Rhoyne · The Many-Faced God · Greyscale & The Stone Men · The Great Masters of Meereen · The Dance of Dragons
The Old Way · The Kingsmoot · The Summer Sea · War of the Ninepenny Kings · The Great Tourney at Harrenhal · Robert's Rebellion (Jaime Lannister) · Vaes Dothrak · The Dothraki · Northern Allegiances to House Stark · Children of the Forest vs. the First Men · Brotherhood Without Banners · Oldtown · House Dayne · The Little Birds · Knights of the Vale · House Tarly · Riverrun · Great Sept of Baelor
The Dragonpit · The Citadel · Casterly Rock · Highgarden · The Golden Company · Prophecies of the Known World · The Hand of the King · The Rains of Castamere Conquest & Rebellion:
Valyria's Last Scion: House Targaryen · Invasion · House Hoare, Ironborn Kings of the Riverlands · House Durrandon, the Storm Kings · House Lannister, Kings of the Rock & House Gardener, Kings of the Reach · House Stark, The Kings of Winter · House Arryn, Kings of the Vale · Aegon, First of His Name · House Martell, Princes of Dorne · The Last Dragons
King's Landing · The Greyjoy Rebellion · The Blackfyres · The South · The Defiance of Duskendale · Maegor the Cruel