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Vayon Poole
Vayon Poole
First seen
Last seen
Appeared in
Mentioned in
Steward of Winterfell
Also known as
Date of birth
Killed by House Lannister men
("The Pointy End")
Jeyne Poole (daughter)
Portrayed by


"If you break anything the septa will have my head."
―Vayon Poole ordering two Stark servants[src]

Vayon Poole is a minor character in the first season. He is played by Matthew Scurfield. He was first mentioned in "The Kingsroad" and only appears in "The Pointy End." Poole serves House Stark as the Steward of Winterfell.



Vayon Poole serves House Stark as the Steward of Winterfell. He is the father of five daughters, one of whom, Jeyne Poole, is Sansa Stark's friend.[1]

Season 1

Jeyne Poole

Vayon's daughter, Jeyne

When Maester Luwin approaches Catelyn Stark to talk about the costs of the royal visit to Winterfell the need to replace the members of the household that accompanied Lord Eddard to King's Landing, she, grieving for her son, tells Luwin to have Poole see to the task. Luwin notes that Poole also went south with Lord Stark.[2]

Poole is later killed by Lannister men during the purge of the Stark household ordered by King Joffrey after Lord Stark tries to remove him from the throne.[3]


Season One appearances
Winter is Coming The Kingsroad Lord Snow Cripples, Bastards and Broken Things The Wolf and the Lion
A Golden Crown You Win or You Die The Pointy End Baelor Fire and Blood

In the books

In the A Song of Ice and Fire novels, no mention is made of any children Vayon Poole may have had besides Jeyne though it is not implicit that Jeyne was his only child.

See also


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Lord: Prince Bran Stark Heir: Prince Rickon Stark
Seat: Winterfell (formerly) Lands: The North
Title(s): King in the North · Lord Paramount of the North · Lord of Winterfell
Ancestors:Brandon the Builder · Brandon the Breaker · Rodrik Stark · Karlon Stark · Torrhen Stark · Cregan Stark
Current members:Sansa Stark · Arya Stark · Benjen Stark · Jon Snow
Deceased members:Rickard Stark · Brandon Stark · Lyanna Stark · Eddard Stark · King Robb Stark · Talisa Stark · Catelyn Stark
Household:{Ser Rodrik Cassel} · {Maester Luwin} · {Jory Cassel} · {Vayon Poole} · {Septa Mordane} · Jeyne Poole · Osha · Hodor · Farlen · {Old Nan} · Mikken · Varly · Heward · Wyl · Tomard · Tommy · Jacks

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