Oct. 2- Eddard(I) Jon(I) Catelyn(II)
Oct. 9- Arya(I) Bran(II) Tyrion(I)
Oct. 16- Jon(II) Daenerys(II) Eddard(II)
Oct. 23- Tyrion(II) Catelyn(III) Sansa(I)
Oct. 30- Eddard(III) Bran(III) Catelyn(IV)
Nov. 6- Jon(III) Eddard(IV) Tyrion(III)
Nov. 20- Eddard(V) Jon(IV) Eddard(VI)
Nov. 27- Catelyn(V) Sansa(II) Eddard(VII)
Dec. 4- Tyrion(IV) Arya(III) Eddard(VIII)
Dec. 11- Catelyn(VI) Eddard(IX) Daenerys(IV)
Dec. 18- Bran(V) Tyrion(V) Eddard(X)
Jan. 1- Eddard(XI) Sansa(III) Eddard(XII)
Jan. 8- Daenerys(V) Eddard(XIII) Jon(VI)
Jan. 15- Eddard(XIV) Arya(IV) Sansa(IV)
Feb. 5- Eddard(XV) Catelyn(IX) Jon(VIII)
Introduced: Ser Jaime Lannister (the Kingslayer, knight of the Kingsguard and later Lord Commander, twin of Cersei and brother of Tyrion, son of Lord Tywin);
Sandor Clegane (The Hound, sworn shield of Prince Joffrey, brother of Ser Gregor, later Kingsguard; then presumed dead near the town of Saltpans, however he is most likely the grave digger we see on the island);
Tyrion Lannister (the Imp, Tyrion Halfman, younger brother of Cersei and Jaime, later Hand of the King, then convicted of the murder of his nephew King Joffrey; escaped from King's Landing with the help of his brother and Varys);
King Robert Baratheon* (King of the Seven Kingdoms, The Usurper, former Lord of Storm’s End, former ward with Ned Stark of Lord Jon Arryn; fathered several bastards, but no true-born children);
Queen Cersei Lannister (Queen of the Seven Kingdoms, wife of King Robert, sister of Tyrion and twin of Jaime, mother of Joffrey, Myrcella and Tommen; later Queen Regent to Joffrey and Tommen, until she is taken into custody by the High Septon for incest and other crimes).
First Mentioned: Lord Howland Reed (a crannogman, Lord of Greywater Watch, bannerman to Lord Eddard, the only survivor [except for Ned] at the Tower of Joy);
Brandon Stark* (older brother of Eddard Stark, betrothed to Catelyn Tully, slain by command of King Aerys Targaryen);
Lyanna Stark* (younger sister of Brandon and Eddard, loved by Robert Baratheon, supposedly raped by Prince Rhaegar, died at the Tower of Joy in the mountains of Dorne);
Lord Rickard Stark* (former Lord of Winterfell, father of Brandon, Eddard, Lyanna and Benjen, burned alive by command of King Aerys Targaryen after watching his son Brandon die).
Ned watches as the King’s party enters Winterfell. He notes the weight Robert Baratheon has put on, having not seen him in nine years since Balon Greyjoy’s rebellion. Robert asks to be taken to the crypts to pay his respects, even though the Queen protests. Ned realizes that besides the weight gain, drinking and wenching were taking their toll on the King. In the crypts, they pass the ancient Kings of the North and approach the stone likenesses of Lord Rickard, Brandon and Lyanna. Robert loved Lyanna, and seeing her statue, he is bothered that she was not buried in a beautiful place. Eddard states that she was a Stark of Winterfell and belongs in the crypt. Ned tells Robert that her dying wish had been to be returned home. Ned remembers her plea "Promise me, Ned" while she lay dying in a bed ofblood and roses, and how the fear left her face when he gave his word.
He recalls how Howland Reed found him holding Lyanna in his arms, full of grief. Robert tells Ned of Jon Arryn’s death, how he had been healthy at the Tourney on Joffrey’s name day, but was dead 2 weeks later. Robert talks of Lysa Arryn fleeing King’s Landing with her sickly son, and how he had intended to foster the boy with Lord Tywin Lannister. King Robert also mentions that young Robert Arryn will not be Warden of the East. Robert then asks Eddard to be Hand of the King, something Ned wanted nothing to do with. He tells Robert he needs time to consider it. Robert also wants to marry Sansa and Joffrey, to unite the great houses of Baratheon and Stark. As they are about to leave the Crypts, Ned is filled with a sense of foreboding.
Edited by Barba, 02 October 2006 - 01:22 AM.