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| Character_name = [[File:House_Stark.svg|50px|left]] Cregan Stark [[File:House_Stark.svg|50px|right]]
 
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| Alias = The Old Man of the North
 
| Alias = The Old Man of the North
| Title = Lord of [[Winterfell]]<br>[[Warden of the North]]<br>[[Hand of the King]]
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| Title = [[Lord of Winterfell]]<br>[[Warden of the North]]<br>[[Hand of the King]]
 
| Allegiance = [[House Stark]]<br>[[Blacks]]
 
| Allegiance = [[House Stark]]<br>[[Blacks]]
 
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| Culture = [[Northmen]]
 
| Culture = [[Northmen]]
| Spouse = 1st: [[Arra Norrey]]<br>2nd: [[Alysanne Blackwood]]<br>3rd: [[Lynara Stark]]
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| Spouse = 1st: Lady [[Arra Norrey]]<br>2nd: Lady [[Alysanne Blackwood]]<br>3rd: Lady [[Lynara Stark]]
 
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| Date_of_Death = or after {{date|157}}<ref>''See the [[Years after Aegon's Conquest/Calculations Ages#Cregan Stark|Cregan Stark]] calculation''</ref>
 
| Date_of_Death = or after {{date|157}}<ref>''See the [[Years after Aegon's Conquest/Calculations Ages#Cregan Stark|Cregan Stark]] calculation''</ref>
| Books = ''[[The World of Ice & Fire]]'' (mentioned)<br>''[[The Princess and the Queen]]'' (mentioned)<br>''[[A Game of Thrones]]'' (mentioned)<br>''[[A Clash of Kings]]'' (mentioned)
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| Books = ''[[The World of Ice & Fire]]'' (mentioned)<br>''[[Fire & Blood]]'' (mentioned)<br>''[[The Princess and the Queen]]'' (mentioned)<br>''[[A Game of Thrones]]'' (mentioned)<br>''[[A Clash of Kings]]'' (mentioned)
 
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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| The Targaryen Kings: Aegon III}}
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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| The Targaryen Kings: Aegon III}}{{Ref|fab|Aftermath - The Hour of the Wolf}}
  
 
==History==
 
==History==
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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}}
 
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}}
  
Cregan had a bastard [[Sara Snow|half-sister]], and [[Mushroom]]'s ribald account of the war claims that Jacaerys fell in love with and secretly married the girl.{{ref|fab|The Dying of the Dragons - A Son for a Son}}
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Cregan had a bastard [[Sara Snow|half-sister]], and [[Mushroom]]'s ribald account of the war claims that Jacaerys fell in love with and secretly married the girl.{{Ref|fab|The Dying of the Dragons - A Son for a Son}}
  
Lord [[Roderick Dustin]] commanded the first host of northmen who marched south, known as the [[Winter Wolves]], 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| The Targaryen Kings: Aegon III}}
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Lord [[Roderick Dustin]] commanded the first host of northmen who marched south, known as the [[Winter Wolves]], 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| The Targaryen Kings: Aegon III}}
  
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| The Targaryen Kings: Aegon III}}
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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| The Targaryen Kings: Aegon III}}{{Ref|fab|Aftermath - The Hour of the Wolf}}
  
 
===Later Life===
 
===Later Life===
King [[Aegon III Targaryen]] granted many rewards to Cregan, although a [[House Targaryen|Targaryen]] princess never did marry into [[House Stark]].{{ref|TWOIAF| The North: The Lords of Winterfell}} [[Maester]] [[Kennet (maester)|Kennet]] served at [[Winterfell]] during Cregan's long reign.{{ref|TWOIAF| Ancient History: The Dawn Age}}
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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 North: The Lords of Winterfell}} [[Maester]] [[Kennet (maester)|Kennet]] served at [[Winterfell]] during Cregan's long reign.{{Ref|TWOIAF| Ancient History: The Dawn Age}}
  
Cregan once fought Prince [[Aemon Targaryen (son of Viserys II)|Aemon the Dragonknight]]. Aemon claimed he never faced a finer swordsman.{{ref|AGOT|66}}
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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 was entombed in the [[crypts of Winterfell]] after his death.{{ref|ACOK|69}}
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Cregan was entombed in the [[crypts of Winterfell]] after his death.{{Ref|ACOK|69}}
  
 
==Family==
 
==Family==
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==References==
 
==References==
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Revision as of 18:57, 6 January 2019

House Stark.svg
Cregan Stark
House Stark.svg
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
Died In or after 157 AC[1]
Spouse 1st: Lady Arra Norrey
2nd: Lady Alysanne Blackwood
3rd: Lady Lynara Stark
Book(s) The World of Ice & Fire (mentioned)
Fire & Blood (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.[2] He briefly served as Hand of the King for Aegon III Targaryen after the Dance of the Dragons.[3][4]

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.[5]

Cregan had a bastard half-sister, and Mushroom's ribald account of the war claims that Jacaerys fell in love with and secretly married the girl.[6]

Lord Roderick Dustin commanded the first host of northmen who marched south, known as the Winter Wolves, 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.[3]

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.[3][4]

Later Life

King Aegon III Targaryen granted many rewards to Cregan, although a Targaryen princess never did marry into House Stark.[7] Maester Kennet served at Winterfell during Cregan's long reign.[8]

Cregan once fought Prince Aemon the Dragonknight. Aemon claimed he never faced a finer swordsman.[9]

Cregan was entombed in the crypts of Winterfell after his death.[2]

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
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Issue
 
 
 
 
 
Issue
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
House Stark
 


References

  1. See the Cregan Stark calculation
  2. 2.0 2.1 A Clash of Kings, Chapter 69, Bran VII.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 The World of Ice & Fire, The Targaryen Kings: Aegon III.
  4. 4.0 4.1 Fire & Blood, Aftermath - The Hour of the Wolf.
  5. The Princess and the Queen.
  6. Fire & Blood, The Dying of the Dragons - A Son for a Son.
  7. The World of Ice & Fire, The North: The Lords of Winterfell.
  8. The World of Ice & Fire, Ancient History: The Dawn Age.
  9. A Game of Thrones, Chapter 66, Bran VII.