Game of Thrones
The Game of Thrones Cheat Sheet

The Escapist Staff | 18 Apr 2011 21:00
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This glossary serves as a quick reference to all of the people and places referenced in our Game of Thrones coverage. We'll be updating the glossary with each episode of HBO's show.

People

Eddard (Ned) Stark - Lord of Winterfell and old friend of King Robert Baratheon, he becomes the Hand of the King

Catelyn (Cat) Stark - Eddard's wife

Bran Stark - Eddard and Catelyn's second son, climber

Robb Stark - oldest son of Eddard and Catelyn

Arya Stark - Eddard and Catelyn's tomboy daughter

Sansa Stark - Eddard and Catelyn's girly daughter, she hopes to marry Prince Joffrey

Jon Snow - bastard son of Ned Stark

Benjen Stark - Ned's younger brother, Ranger of the Night's Watch

Theon Greyjoy - teenaged ward of Ned Stark, heir to Balon Greyjoy of the Iron Islands

Roz - prostitute at Winterfell

Cersei Lannister - Queen and twin sister to Jaime

Jaime Lannister - the beautiful golden knight and twin brother to Cersei

Tyrion Lannister (aka The Imp) - Cersei's "clever" dwarf brother

Robert Baratheon - the King

Joffrey Baratheon - the young Prince, son of Cersei Lannister and Robert Baratheon

Jon Arryn - Robert's Hand of the King, deceased

Khal Drogo - leader of the Dothraki

Jorah Mormont - Exiled knight who used to serve Daenerys' father

Daenerys Targaryen - sister to Viserys, wife to Khal Drogo

Viserys Targaryen - brother to Daenerys, desperate to reclaim the throne

Sandor (Dog) Clegane - Joffrey's bodyguard and retainer for House Lannister

Maester Luwin - the Advisor for House Stark, currently at Winterfell

Doreah - One of Daenerys' handmaidens, a slave and former whore.

Ilyn Payne - the mute King's Justice, executioner.

Grand Maester Pycelle - the highest ranking member of the order of the Maesters.

Petyr Baelish - also called Littlefinger. He serves the realm as Master of Coin(treasurer). He has feelings for Catelyn.

Varys - the spymaster for the kingdom who sits on the Small Council.

Renly Baratheon - younger brother of Robert Baratheon.

Syrio Forel - instructs Arya in the Braavosi water dancing style, similar to fencing.

Alliser Thorne - serves as the master-at-arms at Castle Black.

Jeor Mormont - the Lord Commander of the Night's Watch. He is also known as The Old Bear.

Barristan Selmy - aka Barristan the bold and the Lord Commander of the Kingsguard.

Lancel Lannister - squire to Robert Baratheon.

Yoren - Night's Watch recruiter.

Hodor - the massive stableboy who serves House Stark.

Samwell Tarly - also often simply Sam. The fat and cowardly boy is forced by his father to join the Night's Watch.

Jory Cassel - Captain of the guard for House Stark.

Ser Rodrik Cassel - Master-at-arms in Winterfell, companion to Lady Stark on her journeys

Septa Mordane - nanny helping Ned Stark look after Arya and Sansa

Gendry - Robert's bastard child who works as a blacksmith.

Ser Gregor (The Mountain) Clegane - the older brother of the Hound and one of the most fearsome knights in Westeros.

Ser Loras Tyrell, Knight of the Flowers - fabulous young knight, heir of the second richest House in Westeros, linked to Renly Baratheon

Bronn - common fighter, champion of Tyrion Lannister

Mord - jailor at the Eyrie

Ser Vardis Egen - captain of the guard in the Eyrie

Ser Beric Dondarrion - charged with bringing Ser Gregor Clegane to justice

Lysa Arryn - Regent of the Vale and House Arryen, sister to Catelyn Stark, widow of Jon Arryn

Janos Slynt - commander of the Gold cloaks

Tywin Lannister - patriarch of House Lannister, former Hand of the King under Mad King Aerys

Osha - Wilding from north of the Wall

Mirri Maz Durr - Godswife to the lamb people, witch to the Dothraki.

Meryn Trant - a knight of the Kingsguard.

Robin - Robert Arryn, son of Lysa and Jon Arryn.

Grey Wind - direwolf of Robb Stark.

Jon "Greatjon" Umber - head of House Umber and sworn to House Stark.

Ghost - white direwolf of Jon Snow.

Places & Things

Westeros - the main continent where the Seven Kingdoms are

Winterfell - the home of the Stark family

The Wall - Separating the Seven Kingdoms from the uncivilized north

Night's Watch - Men who've sworn to protect the Wall, always wear black

White Walkers (aka The Others) - legendary enemies from beyond the Wall

Wildlings - the uncivilized people who live beyond the Wall

King's Landing - the home of King Robert Baratheon

Pentos - a free city "across the narrow sea" from Westeros

Dothraki - the horse warriors of the West, led by Khal Drogo

Iron Throne - a rather cold and hard throne constructed from surrendered swords.

Vaes Dothrak - the only permanent settlement of the Dothraki.

Small Council - akin to a cabinet of advisors.

Needle - Arya's sword. "Stick em with the pointy end."

First Ranger - leader of the rangers of the Night's Watch. The rangers are the members of the Night's Watch that actually defend the wall.

Gold Cloaks - the city watch of King's Landing.

Bloodriders - men who serve the Khal, swearing that if he should die they only live long enough to avenge him.

Maester - the learned scholars from the Citadel that frequently advice,teach and heal throughout the kingdom.

The Eyrie - seat of House Arryn, former Hand of the King

Riverrun

Riverlords

The Twins

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