"The last Marsh King died at the hands of King Rickard Stark and House Reed has held the swamps of the Neck ever since."
Sansa Stark[src]

King Rickard Stark was a King of the Stark dynasty.


During the Thousand Years War, he fought the Marsh King and killed him, taking his daughter as his wife. He gave the dominion of the The Neck to his bannermen, House Reed.[1]

In the books

King Rickard, who was sometimes called the Laughing Wolf for his good nature, took the Neck away from the Marsh King and took his daughter as his wife.

See also

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Lord: Jon Snow Heir: Sansa Stark
Seat: Winterfell Lands: The North
Title(s): Lord Paramount of the North · Warden of the North · Lord of Winterfell

As independent kingdom: King in 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
Current members:Arya Stark · Bran Stark
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