"I'll send Hal with a squad of guardsmen to escort you."
―Ser Rodrik Cassel[src]

Hallis Mollen is the new captain of the guards at Winterfell after the departure of Jory Cassel.


Season 1

Ser Rodrik Cassel suggests to Catelyn Stark that if she is heading south to capture Tyrion Lannister, she should take "Hal" and a squad of guardsmen with her. Catelyn turns him down, pointing out that too large of a traveling party will attract unwanted attention. Instead, Catelyn only allows Rodrik himself to accompany her.[1]

Season 2

After hearing about an attack on Torrhen's Square, the seat of House Tallhart, Ser Rodrik Cassel leads a force of 200 men away from Winterfell to defend them. The mission leaves Winterfell highly undefended and a crew of ironborn men lead by Theon Greyjoy easily sieze the castle. Later learning that the attack on Torrhen's Square was feigned, the returning Stark force are attacked by surprise by the ironborn resulting in Ser Rodrik Cassel being captured and beheaded. It is likely that Hallis Mollen died defending Winterfell during the attack as he is never to be seen again.

In the books

In the A Song of Ice and Fire novels, Hallis Mollen is Jory Cassel's replacement as captain of the guards at Winterfell, after Jory travels with Ned Stark to King's Landing. He is muscular and has a square brown beard. He has a loose tongue and tendency to state the obvious.

In the books, following Ned's arrest, Hallis goes south with Robb Stark's army and takes part in the Battle of the Whispering Wood. Later he accompanies Catelyn south when she goes to treat with Renly Baratheon at Storm's End. After Catelyn receives Eddard Stark's bones at Riverrun, she orders Hallis to escort them back to Winterfell for proper burial in the crypts. What happened to Hallis's party is unknown, except that they never reached their destination.

In the TV series, Ned Stark's bones are delivered instead by Littlefinger, at Tyrion's request, at Renly's camp in the Stormlands. No mention is made of what happened to Ned Stark's bones after Catelyn flees the camp after Renly's death with only Brienne of Tarth (though in the TV version, she may have simply sent Hallis away from the camp with Ned's bones before Renly was killed).

See also


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Lord: Jon Snow Heir: Sansa Stark
Seat: Winterfell Lands: The North
Title(s): Lord Paramount of the North · Warden of the North · Lord of Winterfell

As independent kingdom: King in the North

Ancestors:Brandon the Builder · Brandon the Breaker · Dorren Stark · Rickard Stark · Rodrik Stark · Karlon Stark · Theon Stark · Osric Stark · Torrhen Stark · Cregan Stark
Current members:Arya Stark · Bran Stark
Deceased members:Rickard Stark · Brandon Stark · Lyanna Stark · Eddard Stark · Robb Stark · Talisa Stark · Catelyn Stark · Rickon Stark · Benjen Stark
Household:{Maester Luwin} · {Ser Rodrik Cassel} · {Jory Cassel} · {Vayon Poole} · Jeyne Poole · {Septa Mordane} · {Old Nan} · {Hodor} · {Farlen} · {Mikken} · {Osha} · Meera Reed · {Jojen Reed} · Brienne of Tarth · Podrick Payne · Davos Seaworth · Maester Wolkan