Game of Thrones Wiki

Stark soldier (Valar Morghulis)

3,611pages on
this wiki
Add New Page
Talk0 Share
For similar articles see Stark guard.
"I was at Whispering Wood. I saw him. They dragged him out of the woods and threw him down before the king."
―The Stark soldier about Jaime Lannister.[src]

A Stark soldier is an unnamed minor character in the second season. He is played by guest star Michael Shaeffer and only appears in "Valar Morghulis."



He is fighting for House Stark in the Riverlands during the War of the Five Kings .

Season 2

Brienne of Tarth is escorting Jaime Lannister from Riverrun to King's Landing to exchange him for the daughters of Lady Catelyn Stark. She stops when she sees the bodies of three women hanging in a tree. One of them has a sign around her neck saying they lay with lions. Jaime mentions that they were probably tavern girls who had relations with Lannister soldiers. Jaime confronts Brienne with the charge that this atrocity was committed by her side. She reminds him that she doesn't fight for the Starks, she has given fealty to Lady Catelyn.

When they hear the three Northern soldiers coming, Ser Jaime says to free his hands, but Brienne ignores him. The Stark soldier is accompanying two other men, which includes Tom. Brienne tells the men that she is transporting a criminal to Riverrun for justice. Jaime adopts a lower class accent and says he stole a pig. When the three realize that Brienne is a woman they laugh hysterically at her. Brienne asked if the dead women were given quick deaths. The leader of the three bluntly says that two of them were.

Brienne Jaime Stark Men 2x10

The soldier recognizes Jaime.

At this point the Stark soldier recognizes Ser Jaime, having seen him at the Battle of the Whispering Wood, and the leader challenges Brienne and Jaime to simultaneously say what Jaime's name is. She kills him and his companions, giving two of them quick deaths. She then cuts down and buries the hanging women.[1]


Season Two appearances
The North Remembers The Night Lands What is Dead May Never Die Garden of Bones The Ghost of Harrenhal
The Old Gods and the New A Man Without Honor The Prince of Winterfell Blackwater Valar Morghulis

In the books

In the A Song of Ice and Fire novels, Brienne, Jaime and Cleos Frey do not run into any Stark soldiers after they escape from Riverrun. They do see the women hanging in the tree with the same sign, and Brienne pulls the boat over, climbs the tree, and begins to cut them down. However, when she gets high enough she sees the mast of the boat from Riverrun that is pursuing them, so she must leave the women unburied and they flee.


Ad blocker interference detected!

Wikia is a free-to-use site that makes money from advertising. We have a modified experience for viewers using ad blockers

Wikia is not accessible if you’ve made further modifications. Remove the custom ad blocker rule(s) and the page will load as expected.