April 16, 2019

#AtoZchallenge —N is for —the Night's Watch


From the Shores of Dragonstone to the frozen lands beyond the Wall comes the 10th anniversary of the AtoZ challenge...


Castle Black is situated at the base of the ginormous 300 mile long and 700 feet high Wall made of ice.

The only line of defense for the northern border of the Seven Kingdoms is the Night’s Watch. It protects Westeros from wildlings, White Walkers, and other threats from beyond the Wall. Known as “crows” for their all-black attire, the sworn brothers of the Night’s Watch are absolved from all past crimes when they take their oath, although they must renounce family, land ownership, and birthright. As the final line of the order’s oath states, “I pledge my life and honour to the Night’s Watch, for this night and all the nights to come.” They live as monks for they must take the vow of celibacy and taking their oath is said to be 'taking the black'. Black represents that these men live a life without colour; without joy, freedom, or sex.

Night gathers, and now my watch begins. It shall not end until my death. I shall take no wife, hold no lands, father no children. I shall wear no crowns and win no glory. I shall live and die at my post. I am the sword in the darkness. I am the watcher on the walls. I am the shield that guards the realms of men. I pledge my life and honour to the Night’s Watch, for this night and all the nights to come. ―The Night’s Watch Oath
and now. . .

Can you guess who the letter is?

N__ is for the short version of "Lord Eddard", head of House Stark, Lord of Winterfell, and Warden of the North. He is a close friend to King Robert Baratheon, with whom he was raised

1 comment :

  1. Haaaaaa, it was such a pleasure yesterday! Well, before knowing about Notre-Dame burning... but I can hardly wait until next week for the next chapter, as usual! By the way, do you mean Ned Stark?

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