Also Known As: Ned
Family Relations: Wife: Catelyn; Highborn Children: Robb, Sansa, Arya, Bran, Rickon; Bastard Son: Jon Snow; Brother: Benjen
Weapon: His sword, “Ice”
Eddard is the gruff but sensible Warden of the North, whose seat of power is at Winterfell. A descendant of the First Men, Ned is a follower of the old ways and believes that whoever sentences a man to die should swing the sword himself. In his case, it’s an ancient Valyrian broadsword called Ice, capable of severing a man’s head from his shoulders with one stroke.
Growing up in the Vale under the guidance of Jon Arryn, Ned was raised alongside Robert Baratheon and played a key role in the rebellion that ended the reign of the Targaryens and put Robert on the throne. He’s still a trusted friend to King Robert, who was once betrothed to Ned’s sister Lyanna, who was killed during the rebellion, along with Ned’s father Rickard and his brother Brandon.