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


Robb Stark narrates the story of how Aegon Targaryen used the terrible force of his dragons to end thousands of lives and force entire kingdoms to submit to his rule.[3]


Robb Stark: The ascension of Aegon Targaryen was confirmed; and the fate of the Seven Kingdoms, sealed, on the Field of Fire.

Kings Loren Lannister of the Rock and Mern Gardener of the Reach stood against Aegon's invasion. They commanded a united force of 600 banners, 5,000 mounted knights, and 50,000 men-at-arms.

Aegon's host was vastly outnumbered, and when the army of the two kings charged, the invaders turned heel and ran. But Andal might was no match for dragonflame. When Aegon unleashed all three of his dragons, 4,000 souls were horrendously burned alive on the battlefield, King Mern among them. Realizing all hope was lost, King Loren surrendered.

The Starks of Winterfell had no intention of submitting to Targaryen rule. They had reigned as Kings in the North since the days of the First Men, and were determined to resist the Targaryen invaders, just as they had resisted the Andals thousands of years before. King Torrhen Stark led his army to the Red Fork just east of Riverrun, hoping to succeed where Loren and Mern had failed.

But when Torrhen saw the size of Aegon's now mighty host along with his monstrous dragons, he knew he couldn't subject his followers to the horror of another field of fire. He bent the knee, and swore fealty to Aegon, who allowed the Starks to maintain their lordship over the region as Lords Paramount and Wardens of the North.

Without question, Torrhen Stark saved thousands of lives that day. He was ever after known as "the King Who Knelt."










Behind the scenes[]


  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 10: "The Field of Fire - House Stark" (2012).
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 3.5 3.6 3.7 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.