Brandon Stark (Builder)

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Alias Bran the Builder
Title King of Winter
Allegiance House Stark
Race First Men
Culture First Men
Book(s) A Game of Thrones (mentioned)
A Clash of Kings (mentioned
A Storm of Swords (mentioned)
A Feast for Crows (mentioned)
A Dance with Dragons (mentioned)
The World of Ice and Fire (mentioned)
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Brandon Stark, also known as Brandon the Builder and Bran the Builder, was the legendary founder[1] of House Stark who is said to have lived during the Age of Heroes.


Tales from the Reach claim that Bran the Builder was a descendent of Brandon of the Bloody Blade, a son of the mythical Garth Greenhand.[2]

According to legend, Brandon built the Wall and Winterfell;[3] some stories say he did this with the help of giants. Tales from the stormlands claim Brandon helped Durran build Storm's End when he was a boy.[4] Some stories claim King Uthor of the High Tower commissioned Bran to design the stone Hightower at Oldtown, while others state it was Bran's son, who was also named Brandon.[5]

It is said that Bran the Builder gave the Night's Watch Brandon's Gift, a stretch of land 25 leagues wide, but some maesters argue it was another Brandon of House Stark.[6]


No one can even say for certain if Brandon the Builder ever lived. He is as remote from the time of the novels as Noah and Gilgamesh are from our own time.[7]
- George R. R. Martin

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