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Robb Stark is the eldest child of Eddard Stark and Catelyn Stark. He never lost a battle, and his enemies feared him due to his direwolf named Greywind. Rumors were that he rode into battle on the back of his Direwolf and shared the flesh of his enemies with the creature, but these rumors were either fabricated by his enemies to slur Robb or by his allies to instill fear.


Robb Stark is the eldest child of Eddard Stark and Catelyn Stark. He grew up in Winterfell being taught how to be the Lord of Winterfell and Warden of the North by his father. Robb was never far from Greywind, his Direwolf, who was his noble companion.


  • After the death of Robert Baratheon in A Game of Thrones, Robb's father was taken for a traitor to the Iron Throne and imprisoned in the black cells of King's Landing. Robb, being the Lord of Winterfell in his father's absence, rallied the banners in the cause to free his father. Loyal to the Starks, their bannermen were quick to join his cause and Robb headed south with his host of northmen. On the journey south Robb rallied more to the cause, but Walder Frey agreed to let him cross the bridge at the Twins only if he took one of his daughters as a wife. At the Battle of the Whispering Wood, Robb's army defeated Jaime Lannister's and took him hostage. After this, Robb had a great bargining tool for the freedom of his father and sisters, Arya Stark and Sansa Stark, in King's Landing. However, the newly crowned Joffrey Baratheon had Eddard Stark beheaded as a traitor to the crown. Shortly after news reached Robb, his bannermen made the decision to crown him as King in the North and he sought revenge for the death of his father. Robb never claimed to want the Iron Throne for himself, and he put in motion attempts to keep the north under his rule and completely seperate from the Iron Throne. Although independence was what he wanted, Robb still sought to go to King's Landing and murder Joffery. The Riverlords joined Robb's cause due to his mother being a Tully and Hoster Tully allowed Robb and his armies to reside in Riverrun.
  • In A Clash of Kings, Robb has been remaining idle for a time at Riverrun, and he sends Theon Greyjoy, who fought with him in the Whispering Wood, to Pyke with the goal of securing an alliance with his father, Lord Balon, against the Lannisters in exchange for recognition of the independence of the Iron Islands. Robb also sends his mother south to deal with the late King Robert's younger brothers Stannis Baratheon and Renly Baratheon, both who have crowned themselves king. Both Catelyn and Theon end up failing in their missions. Robb, in the meantime, gathers his forces and launches an invasion into the Westerlands. He destroys a newly-forming Lannister host at Oxcross and wins battles at Ashemark and the Crag (the latter is where he meets Jeyne Westerling). Robb then learns that a small force led by his one-time friend, Theon, has taken Winterfell and murdered his younger brothers Bran Stark and Rickon Stark, and he does not know that the two are actually alive. Jeyne comforts him upon his hearing this news, which leads to his taking her maidenhood, and, in an effort to preserve her honor, Robb weds her immediately. The Frey host that had accompanied Robb into the West were furious and withdrew their support.
  • In A Storm of Swords, other problems await Robb at his return to Riverrun: Edmure Tully, his mother's eldest brother and acting Lord of the Riverlands had met Tywin Lannister's army as they attempted to cross the Red Fork at a ford near Riverrun and threw them back, which foiled Robb's plan to entangle the army in a chase while Stannis Baratheon marched on King's Landing. Being thrown back at Riverrun allowed Tywin's force to turn around and arrive at King's Landing in time for the Battle of the Blackwater, which turned the tide of the battle in the Lannister's favor. Robb also learns that Catelyn had released Jaime Lannister from captivity and entrusted him with a mission to return her daughters Sansa and Arya to her, if possible. After deciding to head back north, Robb realizes he must name an heir. Believing his brothers dead and Arya lost, and fearing that, by the laws of succession, were he to die without issue, Winterfell and the North would go to Tyrion Lannister (now Sansa's husband), Robb decides to name Jon Snow the Lord of Winterfell if anything is to happen to himself. Robb then decides that Edmure Tully be put forward for marriage with a Frey to ensure that the alliance at the Twins continues. Robb, Edmure Tully, Catelyn Stark, and many other northern lords and bannermen attended the Wedding at the Twins. Walder Frey decided to betray Robb and murdered him, his mother, and many others as a consequence of Robb's marriage to Jeyne Westerling since Walder Frey believed the marriage to be an insult to himself. The wedding was renamed the Red Wedding and Grey Wind, who had been chained to placate the Freys, is killed with his head sewn onto Robb's body as a final insult to the King In The North.

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