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"House Stark"[3] is the twentieth short of the first season of Histories & Lore. It is the twentieth short of the series overall. It was released on March 6, 2012 in Game of Thrones: The Complete First Season. It was narrated by Isaac Hempstead-Wright as Bran Stark and Richard Madden as Robb Stark, and written by Bryan Cogman.

Premise[]

Descended from the First Men, in the Age of Heroes, the Starks reigned as Kings in the North for thousands of years before Aegon's Conquest. They now serve as Lords Paramount and Wardens of the North. Their sigil is a grey direwolf, and their words are "Winter is Coming." Here, Robb and Bran Stark tell of the creation of House Stark, beginning with its founding during the Age of Heroes by Bran the Builder.[3]

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 Stark: 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 Stark: ...and their family words, "Winter Is Coming" serve as a reminder of their beginnings...

Robb Stark: ...in the wake of the Long Night and a grim portent of things to come.

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References[]

  1. Jacob Klein (March 4, 2012). Game of Thrones DVD & Blu-Ray Available 3/6!. HBO Watch. Retrieved December 15, 2023.
  2. Histories & Lore: Season 1, Short 20: "House Stark" (2012).
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 3.5 3.6 3.7 3.8 Game of Thrones: The Complete First Season (2012).
  4. Dan Selcke (September 20, 2017). Bryan Cogman is developing a fifth Game of Thrones prequel series for HBO. Winter is Coming. Retrieved December 14, 2023.


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