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| Alias = The Old Man of the North
 
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| Title = Lord of [[Winterfell]]<br>[[Warden of the North]]<br>[[Hand of the King]]
 
| Title = Lord of [[Winterfell]]<br>[[Warden of the North]]<br>[[Hand of the King]]
| Allegiance = [[House Stark]]<br>[[The blacks]]
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Lord '''Cregan Stark''' was Lord of [[Winterfell]], [[Warden of the North]] and head of [[House Stark]].{{ref|ACOK|69}}
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'''Cregan Stark''' was a Lord of [[Winterfell]], [[Warden of the North]], and head of [[House Stark]].{{ref|ACOK|69}} He briefly served as [[Hand of the King]] for [[Aegon III Targaryen]] after the [[Dance of the Dragons]].{{ref|TWOIAF| Aegon III}}
  
 
==History==
 
==History==
 
===The Dance of the Dragons===
 
===The Dance of the Dragons===
Upon the death of King [[Viserys I Targaryen]], Prince [[Jacaerys Velaryon]] flew to [[Winterfell]] on his [[dragon]] [[Vermax]] to gain the support of the [[House Stark|Starks]] and [[the North]] for his mother Queen [[Rhaenyra Targaryen]]'s claim to the [[Iron Throne|throne]]. The alliance, known as the [[Pact of Ice and Fire]], stated that a Targaryen princess would marry into the Stark family. Cregan pledged his support to [[the blacks]].{{ref|tpatq}} The fear of a hard and long winter had driven the [[Winter Wolves]] to gather beneath the banner of Lord [[Roderick Dustin]] and die [[Dance of the Dragons|fighting]] for Queen Rhaenyra. But behind them came a greater army of childless and homeless men, unwed men, old men, and younger sons, under the banner of Lord Cregan Stark. They had come for a war, for adventure and plunder, and for a glorious death to spare their kin beyond [[the Neck]] one more mouth to feed.{{ref|twoiaf}}
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Upon the death of King [[Viserys I Targaryen]], Prince [[Jacaerys Velaryon]] flew to [[Winterfell]] on his [[dragon]] [[Vermax]] to gain the support of the [[House Stark|Starks]] and the [[north]] for his mother [[Rhaenyra Targaryen]]'s claim to the [[Iron Throne]]. The alliance, known as the [[Pact of Ice and Fire]], stated that a Targaryen princess would marry into the Stark family. Cregan pledged his support to the [[blacks]] during the [[Dance of the Dragons]].{{ref|tpatq}}
  
The poisoning of King [[Aegon II Targaryen|Aegon II]] had denied them that chance. Cregan still marched his army into [[King’s Landing]], but to a much different outcome. He had planned to punish [[Storm's End]], [[Oldtown]], and [[Casterly Rock]] for having supported the [[Aegon II Targaryen|King]]. But Lord [[Corlys Velaryon]] had already sent envoys to the Rock, Storm’s End, and Oldtown, suing for peace. And for six days, while the court waited for news of Lord Corlys’s success or failure the realm trembled
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Lord [[Roderick Dustin]] commanded the first host of northmen who marched south, men who feared a long winter. They were followed by a larger host led by Lord Cregan, many of whose men were childless, homeless, unwed, or young sons marching to war to spare their families from supporting them in winter. Cregan's host was denied combat, however, by the poisoning of King [[Aegon II Targaryen]]. Lord Stark had intended to punish the leaders of Aegon II's [[greens]], but Lord [[Corlys Velaryon]] had already sent envoys seeking peace.{{ref|twoiaf| Aegon III}}
at the thought of more war, Lord Stark held sway at court. This came to be known as the [[Hour of the Wolf]].{{ref|twoiaf}}
 
  
Yet in one thing, Cregan would not be dissuaded: the betrayers and poisoners of King Aegon II must pay the price. To kill a cruel and unjust king in lawful battle was one thing. But foul murder, and the use of poison, was a betrayal against the very gods who had anointed him. Cregan had twenty-two men arrested in King [[Aegon III Targaryen|Aegon III]]’s name. Among them were Lord's [[Larys Strong|Larys Clubfoot]] and Corlys Velaryon. Cowed, the young Aegon III who was eleven at the time, agreed to make Lord Stark his [[Hand of the King|Hand]]. He married [[Alysanne Blackwood|Black Aly Blackwood]] in exchange for honoring Aegon III's pardon of Lord [[Corlys Velaryon]].{{ref|twoiaf}}
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Cregan held court at [[King's Landing]] for six days, a time known as the [[Hour of the Wolf]]. Acting in the name of the eleven-year-old King [[Aegon III Targaryen]], who named him [[Hand of the King]], Cregan had twenty-two men arrested for the murder of Aegon II, among them Lord [[Larys Strong]] and Corlys Velaryon. Cregan Stark served as Hand for a day, presiding over the trials and executions. Most of the accused, led by Ser [[Perkin the Flea]], agreed to join the [[Night's Watch]], but Ser [[Gyles Belgrave]] of the [[Kingsguard]] and Larys the Clubfoot chose death. Cregan married [[Alysanne Blackwood|Black Aly Blackwood]] in exchange for honoring Aegon III's pardon of Lord Corlys. Lord Stark resigned as Hand the following day and returned to the North. Many of the northmen who had marched to King's Landing with him remained in the south, however.{{ref|twoiaf| Aegon III}}
  
Cregan Stark served in that office for a single day, presiding over the trials and executions. Most of the accused took [[Night's Watch|the black]] (led by the cunning Ser [[Perkin the Flea]]). Two alone chose death Ser [[Gyles Belgrave]] of the [[Kingsguard]] and Larys the Clubfoot, the last of the ancient line of [[House Strong]]. The day after the executions, Lord Stark resigned as Hand. No man ever held the office so briefly, and few left it as gladly. He returned to [[the North]], leaving many of his fierce northmen behind in the south.{{ref|twoiaf}}
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===Later Life===
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King [[Aegon III Targaryen]] granted many rewards to Cregan, although a [[House Targaryen|Targaryen]] princess never did marry into [[House Stark]].{{ref|TWOIAF| The Lords of Winterfell}} Maester [[Kennet (maester)|Kennet]] served at [[Winterfell]] during Cregan's long reign.{{ref|TWOIAF| The Dawn Age}}
  
===Later Life===
 
 
Cregan once fought Prince [[Aemon Targaryen (son of Viserys II)|Aemon the Dragonknight]]. Aemon claimed he never faced a finer swordsman.{{ref|AGOT|66}}
 
Cregan once fought Prince [[Aemon Targaryen (son of Viserys II)|Aemon the Dragonknight]]. Aemon claimed he never faced a finer swordsman.{{ref|AGOT|66}}
  
===Death===
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Cregan was entombed in the [[crypts of Winterfell]] after his death.{{ref|ACOK|69}}
Cregan is entombed in the [[crypts of Winterfell]].{{ref|ACOK|69}}
 
  
 
==Family==
 
==Family==
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==References==
 
==References==
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Alias The Old Man of the North
Title Lord of Winterfell
Warden of the North
Hand of the King
Allegiance House Stark
Blacks
Culture Northmen
Spouse 1st: Arra Norrey
2nd: Alysanne Blackwood
3rd: Lynara Stark
Book(s) The World of Ice and Fire (mentioned)
The Princess and the Queen (mentioned)
A Game of Thrones (mentioned)
A Clash of Kings (mentioned)

Cregan Stark was a Lord of Winterfell, Warden of the North, and head of House Stark.[1] He briefly served as Hand of the King for Aegon III Targaryen after the Dance of the Dragons.[2]

History

The Dance of the Dragons

Upon the death of King Viserys I Targaryen, Prince Jacaerys Velaryon flew to Winterfell on his dragon Vermax to gain the support of the Starks and the north for his mother Rhaenyra Targaryen's claim to the Iron Throne. The alliance, known as the Pact of Ice and Fire, stated that a Targaryen princess would marry into the Stark family. Cregan pledged his support to the blacks during the Dance of the Dragons.[3]

Lord Roderick Dustin commanded the first host of northmen who marched south, men who feared a long winter. They were followed by a larger host led by Lord Cregan, many of whose men were childless, homeless, unwed, or young sons marching to war to spare their families from supporting them in winter. Cregan's host was denied combat, however, by the poisoning of King Aegon II Targaryen. Lord Stark had intended to punish the leaders of Aegon II's greens, but Lord Corlys Velaryon had already sent envoys seeking peace.[2]

Cregan held court at King's Landing for six days, a time known as the Hour of the Wolf. Acting in the name of the eleven-year-old King Aegon III Targaryen, who named him Hand of the King, Cregan had twenty-two men arrested for the murder of Aegon II, among them Lord Larys Strong and Corlys Velaryon. Cregan Stark served as Hand for a day, presiding over the trials and executions. Most of the accused, led by Ser Perkin the Flea, agreed to join the Night's Watch, but Ser Gyles Belgrave of the Kingsguard and Larys the Clubfoot chose death. Cregan married Black Aly Blackwood in exchange for honoring Aegon III's pardon of Lord Corlys. Lord Stark resigned as Hand the following day and returned to the North. Many of the northmen who had marched to King's Landing with him remained in the south, however.[2]

Later Life

King Aegon III Targaryen granted many rewards to Cregan, although a Targaryen princess never did marry into House Stark.[4] Maester Kennet served at Winterfell during Cregan's long reign.[5]

Cregan once fought Prince Aemon the Dragonknight. Aemon claimed he never faced a finer swordsman.[6]

Cregan was entombed in the crypts of Winterfell after his death.[1]

Family

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Benjen
 
Lysa
Locke
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Unknown
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Rickon
 
Gilliane
Glover
 
 
 
 
 
Bennard
 
Margaret
Karstark
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Son
 
Benjen
 
Brandon
 
Elric
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Sara
Snow
 
 
Alysanne
Blackwood
 
 
 
 
 
Arra
Norrey
 
Cregan
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Lynara
Stark
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Sarra
 
Alys
 
Raya
 
Mariah
 
Rickon
 
Jeyne Manderly
 
Robyn
Ryswell
 
Jonnel
 
 
Lyanna
 
Barthogan
 
Alys
Karstark
 
Brandon
 
Wylla
Fenn
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Sansa
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Lonnel Snow
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Jon
Umber
 
Serena
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Edric
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Cregard
 
Torrhen
 
Arrana
 
Osric
Umber
 
Aregelle
 
Robard
Cerwyn
 
Myriame
Manderly
 
Rodwell
 
Beron
 
Lorra
Royce
 
Arsa
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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