Torrhen Stark

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Torrhen Stark
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Torrhen leads his men to face Aegon I Targaryen
Biographical Information
Reign Ended in the War of Conquest.
Full Name Torrhen Stark
Alias the King Who Knelt
Other Titles King in the North(former)
Lord of Winterfell
Warden of the North
Culture Northmen
Royal House House Stark
Predecessor unknown
Successor none
Books The World of Ice and Fire (mentioned)
A Game of Thrones (mentioned)
A Clash of Kings (mentioned)
A Storm of Swords (mentioned)

Torrhen Stark, known as the King Who Knelt, was a head of House Stark who reigned as King in the North until Aegon I Targaryen invaded Westeros with his dragons.[1] He was named Lord of Winterfell and Warden of the North after submitting to Aegon during the War of Conquest.[1]


After watching the fall of the kings in the south, Torrhen marched south with 30,000 men at his back, entertaining a notion by his bastard half-brother Brandon Snow that they could assassinate the dragons by stealth. However, upon seeing Aegon's 45,000 strong army and his dragons Torrhen lost heart. He sent Brandon and three maesters to negotiate before swearing fealty and bending the knee at the spot where the Inn of the Kneeling Man now sits.[2] He was named Lord of Winterfell and Warden of the North after submitting to Aegon I.[3] He surrendered the crown of the Kings of Winter to Aegon. Its whereabouts are unknown.[4]

See also

Torrhen Stark kneels before Aegon I Targaryen

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