"The walls of my Holdfast will not stand the winter. The stones were last mortared in the time of King Aerys, and I'm afraid the masons today are not fit to carry their fathers' hammers. When I was a boy, I remember seeing them put up a new tower at Torrhen's Square in a summer. Men worked back then. Today, my Holdfast looks like it was built by drunk children. At night you can hear the wind howling through the gaps. And the Gods forbid it rains. Why, I might as well sleep beneath a waterfall."
―Northern Lord[src]

A Northern Lord is a bannerman to House Stark.


Season 2

He visits Winterfell to complain about the state of his holdfast and to request help rebuilding it in the coming winter. He annoys Prince Bran Stark by showing a lack of respect for King Robb Stark. Maester Luwin grants his request to get him to leave.[1]


Season Two appearances
The North Remembers The Night Lands What Is Dead May Never Die Garden of Bones The Ghost of Harrenhal
The Old Gods and the New A Man Without Honor The Prince of Winterfell Blackwater Valar Morghulis


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