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"Rickard Karstark, Lord of Karhold, here in sight of gods and men I sentence you to die."
Robb Stark[src]
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Map showing the location of Karhold on the continent of Westeros.

Karhold is the seat of House Karstark, a vassal house holding fealty to House Bolton of Winterfell. It is located in the far east of the North, south of the Bay of Seals and inland from the coast of the Shivering Sea.

The castle was founded by Karlon Stark, a younger son of the then-King in the North after he was rewarded with lands by his father for putting down a rebellion by House Bolton of the Dreadfort. The castle was then called "Karl's Hold". Over the centuries Karl's Hold became Karhold, and the Karl's Hold Starks became House Karstark.[1]

In the books

In the A Song of Ice and Fire novels, Karhold's location and history are the same.

See also


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Lord: Harald Karstark (uncertain) Heir: Alys Karstark
Seat: Karhold Lands: The North
Title(s): Lord of Karhold
Ancestors:Brandon the Builder · Rodrik Stark · Karlon Stark · Beric Karstark · Mara Karstark · Commard Karstark · Regan Karstark · Berrican Karstark · Petyr Karstark · Laurence Karstark · Jon Karstark
Current members:Alys Karstark
Deceased members:Rickard Karstark · Torrhen Karstark · Harrion Karstark
Overlord:House Bolton

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