Brandon Stark was the older sibling of Eddard Stark and Lyanna Stark. He was betrothed to Catelyn Tully , but was executed in King's Landing alongside his father by the Mad King Aerys when he entered the Red Keep with a handful of companions (Jeffory Mallister, Kyle Royce, Ethan Glover, and Elbert Arryn) demanding that Crown Prince Rhaegar Targaryen answer for his supposed abduction of Lyanna. The five young men were arrested by King Aerys II and charged with treason. Their fathers were called to King's Landing to answer these charges as well. Brandon strangled himself while attempting to rescue his father, Lord Rickard Stark, who was himself burned alive. After Brandon's death, Catelyn married Eddard instead. Brandon was buried with the Kings of Winter in the crypt at Winterfell.