Palla carries a large pallet of straw through the Great Hall of Winterfell. Summer passes by her and she becomes uncomfortable by the direwolf's proximity.
Farlen is defiant when Winterfell is occupied by Theon Greyjoy and his men. Palla helps him up when he is beaten for his words. They are both present when Theon Greyjoy assembles the people after the escape of Bran and Rickon Stark and unveils two charred corpses.
In the A Song of Ice and Fire novels, Palla is also the daughter of Farlen the kennel master. She is raped by Theon's men when Winterfell is captured and Theon has the men whipped to show he will be fair to his new subjects. Later, after Bran and Rickon escape he threatens Palla's safety if her father will not lead the search to find them with the Winterfell dogs.