Benjen Stark by Amoka
|Book(s)||A Feast for Crows|
|Played by||Joseph Mawle|
|TV series||Season 1|
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.  During Robert's Rebellion Benjen was probably in Winterfell. He joined the Night's Watch shortly after for reasons unknown.
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. 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. 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.
Later, Lord Commander Jeor Mormont sends Benjen with a force of rangers to find Ser Waymar Royce, who has not returned after a ranging. Benjen does not return either. The men of the Watch speculate about his fate; that is one of the motivations for the Great Ranging of Jeor Mormont.
He has sharp features and blue eyes. He is very thin.