Stretching from Moat Cailin in the south to the Wall and beyond, the North is nearly as large as the other six kingdoms of Westeros combined. It is a harsh land filled with bogs, forests, and large stretches of open plain dotted by the various castles and holdfasts of the people who inhabit the frozen region. The Starks of Winterfell Castle are the most prominent of these people, having ruled from their seat in Winterfell for thousands of years first as Kings of the North and later as Wardens of the North under Aegon, although many houses hold claim to territory within the North. Also found within the region’s icy grasp is the Night’s Watch, outcasts from the Seven Kingdoms and eternal guardians against terrors beyond the North.
The Northerners are a tough and hardy people who are used to the cruelty of winter. The blood of the First Men runs strong in the North; its people maintain the ancient ways, worshipping the old gods and their weirwoods, but some, mainly around the area of White Harbor near the southern boundary, have taken the faith of the Seven. Bastards born in the North are given the surname Snow.
“They say it grows so cold up here in winter that a man’s laughter freezes in his throat and chokes him to death.”
— Lord Eddard Stark
Bolton, Cerwyn, Flint, Glover, Hornwood, Karstark, Manderly, Mormont, Reed, Tallhart, Umber
Knott, Liddle, Norrey, Wull
All characters from the North gain the following benefits:
15% base for track
15% base for animal lore