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Torrhen lead his men to face Aegon I Targaryen
|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
|Royal House||House Stark|
|Books|| A Game of Thrones | A Clash of Kings|
A Storm of Swords
Lord Torrhen Stark, better known as the King Who Knelt, was King In The North until Aegon I came north with his dragons. He was named Lord of Winterfell and Warden of the North after submitting to Aegon.
After watching the fall of the kings in the south Torrhen Stark was marching 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. He was named Lord of Winterfell and Warden of the North after submitting to Aegon I. He surrendered the crown of the Kings of Winter to Aegon. Its whereabouts are unknown.