Howland Reed

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Howland Reed
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Howland Reed by Sir Heartsalot©

Title Lord of Greywater Watch
Allegiance House Reed
Culture Crannogmen
Spouse Jyana
Book(s) A Game of Thrones (Mentioned)
A Clash of Kings (Mentioned)
A Storm of Swords (Mentioned)

Howland Reed is the Lord of Greywater Watch and holds dominion over the crannogmen of the Neck. Reed’s children are Meera, a girl of fifteen years, and Jojen, a boy of thirteen years. He is one of Eddard Stark's closest friends and fought alongside him in many conflicts during Robert's Rebellion.[1] He is a small man, like all crannogmen, but also "brave, strong, and smart".



Howland Reed first met the Starks during the Tourney at Harrenhal, when he was beset by rowdy squires and protected by Lyanna Stark. Later, a mystery challenger dubbed the Knight of the Laughing Tree entered the joust to defend his honor, though the knight's true identity remains unknown. Howland fought alongside Eddard during Robert's Rebellion, and accompanied Eddard to the Tower of Joy to reclaim Eddard's abducted sister Lyanna.[2] Only he and Eddard survived, and Eddard once claimed that Howland Reed saved his life from Ser Arthur Dayne.[1] Since the end of that conflict, Lord Reed has not left the Neck. With Eddard's death, Howland is apparently the only remaining person to have witnessed the mysterious events that took place in the tower that day.

Recent Events

A Clash of Kings

At the onset of the War of the Five Kings, Howland sent his teenaged children, Jojen and Meera, to pledge the Reeds to Robb Stark as King of the North.[1] His crannogmen have defended the Neck against invaders, from House Lannister to Ironmen.

Quotes about Howland

He would have killed me but for Howland Reed.[1]

Eddard Stark

Howland Reed was a great friend to your father.[1]

Rodrik Cassel to Bran

My father knew the worth of Howland Reed.[3]

Robb Stark

He will appear eventually.[4]

References and Notes

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