"If you break anything, the septa will have my head."
―Vayon Poole, referring to Mordane, ordering two Stark servants[src]

Vayon Poole served House Stark as the Steward of Winterfell.



Jeyne Poole

Vayon's daughter, Jeyne

Vayon Poole serves House Stark as the Steward of Winterfell. He is the father of five daughters, one of whom, Jeyne Poole, is Sansa Stark's friend.[1]

Season 1

When Maester Luwin approaches Catelyn Stark to talk about the costs of the royal visit to Winterfell and the need to replace the members of the household that accompanied Lord Eddard to King's Landing, she, grieving for Bran, tells Luwin to have Poole see to the task. Luwin notes that Poole also went south with Lord Stark.[2]

Poole is later killed by Lannister men during the purge of the Stark household ordered by King Joffrey after Lord Stark tries to remove him from the throne. He dies while he and his men are packing for an evacuation Ned had ordered in anticipation of his move against Joffrey.[3]

Family tree

Family Tree Vayon Poole

Vayon Poole

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Lady Poole
Family Tree Jeyne Poole
Jeyne Poole
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Four other daughters


Season One appearances
Winter Is Coming The Kingsroad Lord Snow Cripples, Bastards, and Broken Things The Wolf and the Lion
A Golden Crown You Win or You Die The Pointy End Baelor Fire and Blood

In the books

In the A Song of Ice and Fire novels, Vayon Poole's background and death are the same.

There is no mentioning in the books that Vayon had any children in addition to Jeyne, though it is not said explicitly either that Jeyne was his only child.

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