Jeor Mormont

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Jeor Mormont
Alias The Old Bear
Title Lord Commander
of the Night's Watch
Allegiance the Night's Watch
Culture The North
Born In 230 AL
Died In 299 AL / 300 AL, at Craster's Keep
Spouse unknown
Book(s) A Game of Thrones
A Clash of Kings
A Storm of Swords

Lord Commander Jeor Mormont was the 997th Lord Commander of the Night's Watch.


Jeor, previously Lord of Bear Island, joined the Night's Watch to allow his son Jorah to take his place.[1] As Lord Commander he was called the Old Bear.[2][3][4]

Recent Events

A Game of Thrones

Lord Commander Jeor has Jon Snow named his steward to groom him for command. When he informs Jon of his father's supposed treachery, he has him watched.

A Clash of Kings

After the discovery of two missing rangers near the Wall, Lord Commander Mormont has them brought back to Castle Black for further inspection. During the night, the corpses which are actually reanimated [[[Others#wights|wights]], attack the men of the Night's Watch, killing several men, including Ser Jaremy Rykker. Only the timely intervention of Jon Snow and his direwolf Ghost prevent one of the wights from killing Lord Commander Mormont.

After informing Jon of his step-brother Robb kingship, he has Jon watched again, just in case he heads south to join his brother. Deciding that it is of the utmost importance to discover where the wildlings had gone and to search for Benjen Stark, Lord Commander Mormont orders a massive ranging, taking three hundred men from the Wall and marching north. He sets his base camp on the Fist of the First Men and sends out scouting parties.

A Storm of Swords

While awaiting the return of the final scouting the Night's Watch is assaulted on the Fist of the First Men by wights. The Night's Watch is broken and Mormont orders a general retreat. They fall back to Craster's Keep where Mormont was killed by his own men during a mutiny.[5]


Lord Jeor was balding, but wore a shaggy grey beard down to his chest.[6]


Unknown Glover
Lynesse Hightower

References and Notes

  1. A Clash of Kings, Chapter 12, Daenerys
  2. A Game of Thrones, Prologue, Will
  3. A Clash of Kings, Chapter 13, Jon
  4. A Clash of Kings, Appendix-The Kings And Their Courts
  5. A Storm of Swords, Chapter 33, Samwell
  6. A Clash of Kings, Chapter 6, Jon
  7. 7.0 7.1 It is currently unknown whether Alysane's children are trueborn, or bastardborn.