This article is about the Histories & Lore special feature. For the military order, see: Night's Watch
The Night's Watch
The Night's Watch" is part of the Histories & Lore, a special feature from . It is narrated by Game of Thrones: The Complete Second Season Rose Leslie as Ygritte.
Ygritte recites the history of the Night's Watch and their oppression of the Free Folk.
Narration Ygritte: " Swords in the darkness." Aye. The black brothers of the Night's Watch are that at least, as too many of the Free Folk know.
southerners are strange. A man murders and you train him to kill better. A man thieves or rapes and you send him where it's dark and private. Well, at least you make him promise to be good and then you make him regret even that.
From the time he's woken to the time he's allowed to sleep, he walks the frozen wall, carries frozen stones, or boils frozen food. When he lies down at night, he can't have anybody to warm his frozen bed.
Well, not unless the crows like to "nest" together.
You think he remembers the stories they told him then? About when the
White Walkers woke in the Land of Always Winter and how the Wall and the Night's Watch were raised to stop them the next time? Never mind trapping us on the other side? We Free Folk have our stories, too. About how one of your
king crows found something cold in the woods with bright blue eyes. How he brought her home, through your wall, and declared himself " Night's King." For thirteen years, he and his
queen ruled over his brothers, making sacrifices as black as their cloaks. Lucky for you southerners, the Free Folk rallied to a King-Beyond-the-Wall, as we will when need be, and marched on the ancient castle he had taken as his own, the Nightfort. With the help of the
Starks, we killed the demon and cleansed your precious watch. And then they thanked us and kicked us back across the Wall. As you always have.
Gendel, Raymun Redbeard, the Horned Lord. Each chosen as a king-beyond-the-wall, each promising victory. And all fallen to the Night's Watch and the Starks. But this time it's different.
Our new king knows your tricks. You called him a brother crow once, but you never forgot his wings.
We know how you think. We know where you're weak. Watch for us from your Wall if you like. With the cold, you won't even feel the blade slip into your back.
: Season 1
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 the 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
: Season 2
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
: Season 3
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
: Season 4
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
: Season 5
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
: Season 6
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
: Season 7
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: An Animated History of the Seven Kingdoms
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
: Season 8
King's Landing · The Greyjoy Rebellion · The Blackfyres · The South · The Defiance of Duskendale · Maegor the Cruel