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“If you would take a man’s life, you owe it to him to look into his eyes and hear his final words. And if you can not do that, then perhaps the men does not deserve to die. A ruler who hides behind paid executioners soon forgets what death is.”
Source: A Wiki of Ice and Fire
Eddard Stark, sometimes called “Ned” (and “The Ned” by members of the Northern mountain clans), was head of House Stark, Lord of Winterfell, Lord Paramount of the North, and Warden of the North. He and Catelyn Tully have five children, and he has a bastard son, Jon Snow. In the TV series he is played by Sean Bean.
Eddard is in his mid-thirties. He has a long face, dark hair, and grey eyes. His closely-trimmed beard is beginning to grey. He is neither as large nor as handsome as his brother Brandon was.
Eddard is known for his sense of honor and justice and his family finds him kind, some consider his reserved personality a sign of coldness and disdain.
From the age of eight, Ned was fostered by Lord Jon Arryn at the Eyrie, alongside Robert Baratheon. Ned befriended Robert, and came to consider Lord Arryn a second father. After Ned’s father and brother were executed by the command of King Aerys II, who further demanded that Arryn send him the heads of the his wards. Arryn refused and instead launched a rebellion. With his father and brother dead, Ned, now Lord of Winterfell, rallied the North in rebellion.
At the beginning of the rebellion Eddard had a fisherman try to sneak him from the Vale to White Harbour, so he could raise his forces in the North but due to storms the fisherman died, and his daughter was only able to get him to Sweetsister. Lord Borrell later snuck him into White Harbour. Shortly before the final battles of the rebellion, Ned married Catelyn Tully, who had been betrothed to Ned’s brother Brandon before his death. Ned was present, along with Howland Reed, at a tower on the Dornish border known as the Tower of Joy where his sister Lyanna died, an incident surrounded in mystery that haunted Ned ever after.
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