|Title|| Lord of Winterfell|
Warden of the North
|Book(s)||The World of Ice and Fire (mentioned)|
At the Great Council of 101 AC, Ellard supported first Rhaenys Targaryen and then her son, Laenor Velaryon. This may have been because House Stark was angry with King Jaehaerys I Targaryen for earlier transferring the New Gift from northern control to the Night's Watch. Prince Viserys Targaryen, Rhaenys's cousin, was chosen by the assembled lords as the new heir, however.
Behind the Scenes
Earlier editions of The World of Ice and Fire mention that it was Lord Ellard Stark who had been made to give the Night's Watch the lands that would become known as the New Gift. It has been confirmed that Lord Ellard's name should have been replaced by another Lord Stark of Winterfell. Which Stark exactly has not yet been revealed.