Robb Stark's battle guard

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Robb Stark's battle guard are the new protectors of Robb Stark, the heir of Lord Eddard Stark of Winterfell. Unlike the Kingsguard, this is not an official order with any sworn vows, but an informal group of battle companions.[1]

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A Game of Thrones

When Robb Stark rides to war against the Lannisters after the arrest in King's Landing of his father, Lord Eddard Stark, he surrounds himself with highborn warriors. Just as he rides with a different lord at the head of his army every day in order to know and honor his bannermen, Robb's choice of bodyguards serves to honor the houses from which they are picked. Most of these fighters are young men, although Dacey Mormont is female and Ser Wendel Manderly and Robin Flint are mature men.[1]

Forming Robb's battle guard during the battle in the Whispering Wood are thirty nobles.[1] Robb then relieves Riverrun with the Battle of the Camps.[2] After Eddard's execution by order of King Joffrey I Baratheon, Robb is proclaimed King in the North at Riverrun by northern and river lords.[3]

A Clash of Kings

Robb's companions continue to fight bravely during his invasion of the westerlands and to serve him in other critical capacities. Robb sends northmen and rivermen to protect his mother, Catelyn Stark, during her journey to treat with Renly Baratheon at Bitterbridge and Stannis Baratheon at Storm's End.[4][5][6]

A Storm of Swords

During the wedding feast of Lord Edmure Tully and Roslin Frey at the Twins, Robb is protected by Robin, Dacey, Patrek Mallister, and Smalljon Umber, who all remain sober.[7] When Robb is betrayed by House Frey in the Red Wedding, however, most of his personal guard is killed along with him.[7]

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I have fought beside the Young Wolf in every battle, he has not lost one yet.[11]

A wedding feast was not a battle, but there were always dangers when men were in their cups, and a king should never be unguarded.[7]

—thoughts of Catelyn Stark