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He has sharp features and blue eyes. He is very thin.<ref>[[A Game of Thrones]], [[A Game of Thrones-Chapter 5|Chapter 5]], Jon</ref>
 
He has sharp features and blue eyes. He is very thin.<ref>[[A Game of Thrones]], [[A Game of Thrones-Chapter 5|Chapter 5]], Jon</ref>
  
[[File:BenjenStarkbyWouterBruneel.jpg|300px|thumb|Benjen Stark by [http://www.wbruneel.com/IllustrationPortfolio.html Wouter Bruneel].]]
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==References and Notes==
 
==References and Notes==

Revision as of 17:02, 5 April 2012

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Benjen Stark by Amoka

Title First Ranger
Allegiance Night's Watch
Culture Northmen
Book(s)

A Game of Thrones A Clash of Kings A Storm of Swords

A Feast for Crows

Played by Joseph Mawle
TV series Season 1
Joseph Mawle as Benjen Stark from the TV series.

Benjen Stark is the younger brother of Lord Eddard Stark and a sworn brother of the Night's Watch. He is the First Ranger, or leader of the rangers, of the Night's Watch.

History

Benjen attended with his siblings the Tourney at Harrenhal. At the tournament his sister rescued their vassal Howland Reed from an attack by some squires. Benjen offered Reed a horse and some armor so he could challenge his attackers. During the feast he teased Lyanna when she cried for the song of the dragon prince. [1] During Robert's Rebellion Benjen was probably in Winterfell. He joined the Night's Watch shortly after for reasons unknown.

Recent Events

A Game of Thrones

Benjen wrote a letter to Eddard at Winterfell updating his brother on the strength of the Night's Watch and the threat of Mance Rayder.[2] When King Robert visits Winterfell the Starks give a feast in his honour. Benjen is present as well. He talks with Jon and the boy asks to be allowed to join the Night's Watch. Benjen tells Jon to wait a few years until he is certain but Jon insists.[3] When back at the Wall Benjen is busy with his duties as First Ranger and does not have much time for Jon. He reminds Jon that the men of the Night's Watch leave their families and loyalties behind when they join the brotherhood.[4]

Later, Lord Commander Jeor Mormont sends Benjen with a force of rangers to find Ser Waymar Royce, who has not returned after a ranging.[5] Benjen does not return either.[6] The men of the Watch speculate about his fate; that is one of the motivations for the Great Ranging of Jeor Mormont.

Family

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Beron
 
Lorra
Royce
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Donnor
 
Lyanne
Glover
 
 
Willam
 
Melantha
Blackwood
 
Berena
 
 
 
Artos
 
Lysara
Karstark
 
Alysanne
 
Errold
 
Rodrik
 
Arya
Flint
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Brandon
 
Jocelyn
 
Benedict
Royce
 
Edwyle
 
Marna
Locke
 
Brandon
 
Benjen
 
 
 
 
 
Harrold
Rogers
 
Branda
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
House
Royce
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Issue
 
Issue
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Rickard
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Lyarra
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Unknown
 
Brandon
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Catelyn
Tully
 
Eddard
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Unknown
 
Lyanna
 
Benjen
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Unknown
bastards
 
Jeyne
Westerling
 
Robb
 
Sansa
 
Tyrion
Lannister
 
Arya
 
Brandon
 
Rickon
 
Jon Snow
 
 
 


Appearance

He has sharp features and blue eyes. He is very thin.[7]

Benjen Stark by Wouter Bruneel.

References and Notes