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"Six hundred years ago, the commanders at Snowgate and the Nightfort even went to war against each other. The simpering Lord Commander asked them politely to lay aside their quarrel, and incredibly, they did...because they joined forces to murder him. The Stark in Winterfell had to intervene, and take both their heads to save the Night's Watch."
Alliser Thorne[src]

Osric Stark is an character mentioned in the fifth season episode "The House of Black and White". He is long dead by the time of the series. Osric was a member of House Stark and later the Night's Watch.

Biography

Osric Stark is remembered by the Night's Watch since he was chosen as Lord Commander of the Night's Watch at the age of 10.[1] He was a close relative of a King in the North and served for 60 years.[2]

Osric's Hill, near Craster's Keep, may have been named after him.[3]

Season 5

Samwell Tarly, knowing that a Choosing will be occurring soon, decides to read about the history of past Lord Commanders. He is amazed that Osric was chosen at such a young age.[1]

In the books

In the A Song of Ice and Fire novels, Osric Stark was elected Lord Commander of the Night's Watch at age ten, four hundred years before the War of Conquest, though he ultimately served as Lord Commander for sixty years.

Samwell Tarly specifically brings up the example of Osric Stark to point out that in the centuries-long history of the Night's Watch, boys younger than Jon Snow (who is around 16 years old at that point) have been elected as Lord Commander of the Night's Watch.

See also

References

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Lord: King Jon Snow Heir:
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Seat: Winterfell Lands: The North
Title(s): King in the North · Lord of Winterfell

Pre-secession: Lord Paramount of the North · Warden of 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:Sansa Stark · Arya Stark · Bran Stark · Benjen Stark
Deceased members:Rickard Stark · Brandon Stark · Lyanna Stark · Eddard Stark · Robb Stark · Talisa Stark · Catelyn Stark · Rickon 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