- Jojen Reed: "When I told my father about your father, for the first time in my life, I saw him cry."
- Bran Stark: "Your father is Howland Reed. He saved my father's life during the rebellion."
- Jojen Reed: "Your father told you about the rebellion? Mine never did."
- — Jojen Reed and Bran Stark talk about their fathers.[src]
Howland Reed is an unseen character in Game of Thrones.
He is the Lord of Greywater Watch and the father of Meera and Jojen Reed. The head of House Reed, he is a loyal vassal of House Stark, ruling over the bog-filled lands of the Neck. According to Bran Stark in a conversation with Jojen Reed, Howland saved Ned Stark's life during Robert's Rebellion. Howland apparently never told his children anything about his part in the rebellion.
While traveling in the Gift, Bran and Jojen talk about Howland Reed and his relation to Ned Stark. Jojen remembers that when he told his father about his visions of what had happened to Ned Stark, it was the first time he saw his father cry.
|Meera Reed||Jojen Reed|
Behind the scenesEdit
Howland is mentioned in a press release accompanying the news of the casting of Meera and Jojen Reed.
In the booksEdit
In the A Song of Ice and Fire novels, Howland Reed is a member and the ruler of the crannogmen, the inhabitants of the Neck. Disparagingly called "frog-eaters" because their lands are in the swamps of the Neck, the Reeds and the crannogmen keep to themselves and rarely travel beyond their borders. However, Howland Reed was an exception to this, becoming a noted friend and ally of Lord Eddard Stark, fighting at his side during Robert's Rebellion. He remains one of House Stark's staunchest supporters but, so far, hasn't played a role in the War of the Five Kings.
Of one point of note mentioned in the books is the fact that Howland Reed was with Ned when he finally rescued Lyanna Stark. Howland was one of only two survivors of that mission; the other was Ned himself.
|Lord:||Lord Howland Reed||Heir:||Meera Reed|
|Seat:||Greywater Watch||Lands:||The Neck, The North|
|Title(s):||Lord of Greywater Watch|
|Deceased members:||Jojen Reed|