Ellard Stark

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Ellard Stark
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Title Lord of Winterfell
Warden of the North
Allegiance House Stark
Culture northmen
Book(s) The World of Ice and Fire (mentioned)

Ellard Stark was a Lord of Winterfell and head of House Stark during the reign of King Jaehaerys I Targaryen.[1][2]

History

At the Great Council of 101 AC, Ellard supported first Rhaenys Targaryen[3] and then her son, Laenor Velaryon.[1] 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.[2] Prince Viserys Targaryen, Rhaenys's cousin, was chosen by the assembled lords as the new heir, however.[3]

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Watch the lands that would become known as the New Gift.[2] It has been confirmed that Lord Ellard's name should have been replaced by another Lord Stark of Winterfell.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.[4]

References and Notes

  1. 1.0 1.1 The World of Ice and Fire, The Targaryen Kings: Jaehaerys I.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 The World of Ice and Fire, The North: The Lords of Winterfell.
  3. 3.0 3.1 The Princess and the Queen.
  4. Westeros.org: Inconsistency or Intentional? - Comment 25 Nov, 2014

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