Rickon Stark is the youngest child of Eddard and Catelyn Stark. He is known for being fierce and unruly, like his direwolf Shaggydog. He was home in Winterfell when Theon Greyjoy took over the fortress, but escaped with his brother Bran and a few friends--Meera and Jojen Reed, the wildling Osha, and the stableboy Hodor. Theon later kills two common boys and pretends that they are Bran and Rickon, convincing the outside world that the boys are dead. At the end of A Clash of Kings, Rickon and Osha part courses with Bran and his party so that the boys will be safe.