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|“|| Tywin Lannister: What do they say of Robb Stark in the North? |
Arya Stark: They call him "The Young Wolf." They say he rides into battle on the back of a giant direwolf. They say he can turn into a wolf himself when he wants. The say he can't be killed
Tywin Lannister: And do you believe them?
Arya Stark: No, my lord. Anyone can be killed
|~ Lord Tywin Lannister and Arya Stark discuss Robb|
Robb Stark also known as The King in the North by his Bannermen and The Young Wolf by his enemies, is a main character and protagonist in the A song of Ice and Fire novels as well as the HBO series Game of Thrones. Despite his young age, he is proclaimed as "the King in the North" and leads an army first in an attempt to get justice for the murder of his father Eddard Stark, then trying to make the North an independent kingdom, with also the riverlands as part of this kingdom.
Robb was born in Riverrun, to Catelyn Tully and Eddard "Ned" Stark, warden of the North to Westeros. Because Robb was born after Ned left to fight in Robert's Rebellion alongside his best friend, Robert Baratheon, he did not see his father until he returned from the war. Robb was raised in Winterfell with his two trueborn younger brothers Bran and Rickon, two younger sisters, Sansa and Arya and his younger half brother, Jon Snow, whom he considered a true brother as well. Also at Winterfell was the captive Theon Greyjoy, who was raised alongside the Stark children including Robb, who considered him his best friend.
Game of Thrones (T.V. Series)
A Game of Thrones In the first book in the A song of Ice and Fire series, Robb appears at the execution of a Night's Watch deserter. When returning back to his home in Winterfell with his father and brothers, he has a riding race with his half brother Jon Snow. During the race, they find a dead direwolf and her pups. Their father, Lord Eddard Stark, allows his children to adopt the six direwolf pups and Robb names his pup Grey Wind.
When the royal family visits Winterfell, Robb trains swordplay with prince Joffrey Baratheon. Joffrey insults Robb and challenges him to fight with real weapons instead of the training weapons they used before. However Robb is not allowed to and is mocked by Joffrey. When Eddard, Jon and his sisters leave Winterfell, Robb remains in the castle with his mother and younger brothers.
Robb is present when Catelyn decides to go to Kings Landing and talk to Eddard.
When Tyrion Lannister visits Winterfell, Robb meets him with hostility and has his sword in his knee when greeting him. His attitude is friendlier however when Tyrion figures out a way for Robbs brother Bran to ride a horse. Robb offers Tyrion to stay in the castle but Tyrion declines.
Robb, together with Theon Greyjoy, maester Luwin, the direwolves Grey Wind and Summer and a group of guards joins Bran for a horse ride in the woods. During the ride, Robb tells Bran that Eddard has been wounded and three of his guards has been killed. Robb also tells Bran that Theon advises Robb to call the banners.
Later during the ride Robb and Bran rides ahead of the others and Bran is ambushed by thugs. Robb and the two direwolves attacks them and kills everyone but two. One of the surviving ones takes Bran hostage and tells Robb to kill the direwolves or he will kill Bran. The thug is however shot in the back by Theon Greyjoy and Robbs guard catches the remaining thug, a woman named Osha.
When his father is taken captive and his uncle Edmure Tully fails to beat the Lannisters, Robb assembles an army to fight the Lannisters and free both his father, and help his uncle. He reunites with his mother, Catelyn Stark before heading into battle. To get to his uncle he has to cross a river through and also pass through a castle owned by Walder Frey. His mother crafts him an alliance with Frey and Robb makes a promise to marry one of Freys daughters. When he learns that ser Jaime Lannister has defeated Edmures soldiers and laid a siege to his castle, Robb manages to lure Jaime and a group of his men into a forest and defeat them in battle and capture ser Jaime. He then proceeds to launch an attack against the soldiers besieging Edmures castle, Riverrun and defeats them too and freeing the captured Edmure in the process.
When Robbs bannermen learn that Renly Baratheon has crowned himself king, they crown Robb as their own king and calls him the King in the North.