Brandon Stark (Shipwright)

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House Stark.svg King
Brandon Stark
the Shipwright
House Stark.svg
Full name Brandon Stark
Title King in the North
Successor Brandon the Burner
Personal Information
Alias Brandon the Shipwright
Race First Men
Culture Northmen
Dynasty House Stark
Issue Brandon Stark

Brandon Stark, known as Brandon the Shipwright, was a King in the North and a head of House Stark. His son, Brandon the Burner, followed him on the throne.[1]


King Brandon was known as Brandon the Shipwright due to his love of the sea. Thousands of years before Aegon's Conquest,[2] King Brandon attempted to sail across the Sunset Sea, but was never seen again.[3] It is known that he never visited Asshai.[4] His tomb in the crypts of Winterfell is empty. His son burned the remaining ships in his grief, and is thus known as King Brandon the Burner.[3]

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A Storm of Swords

Bran Stark tells the story of Brandon the Shipwright to Hodor and Meera and Jojen Reed.[5]


  1. A Clash of Kings, Chapter 69, Bran VII.
  2. Fire & Blood, Jaehaerys and Alysanne - Their Triumphs and Tragedies.
  3. 3.0 3.1 A Game of Thrones, Chapter 66, Bran VII.
  4. So Spake Martin: Some Questions (April 01, 2003)
  5. A Storm of Swords, Chapter 24, Bran II.
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