"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.



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

Season 1

When Luwin approaches Catelyn to talk about the costs of the royal visit to Winterfell and the need to replace the members of the household that accompanied 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 Eddard tries to remove him from the throne. He is attacked and killed while he and his men are packing for an evacuation Eddard has ordered in anticipation of his move against Joffrey.[3]

Family tree


Lady Poole


Four other



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: Queen Sansa Stark Heir: Princess Arya Stark
Seat: Winterfell Lands: The North
Title(s): King in the North · Lord of Winterfell

Under the Iron Throne: Lord Paramount of the North · Warden of the North

Ancestors: Brandon the Builder · Brandon the Breaker · Dorren Stark · Jon Stark · Rickard Stark · Rodrik Stark · Karlon Stark · Theon Stark · Osric Stark · Torrhen Stark · Cregan Stark · Brandon Snow
Current members: Bran I, the Broken · Jon Snow
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} · {Jojen Reed} · Maester Wolkan
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