Snow of the North

Jon Snow and Robb instruct Bran in archery when their father Eddard receives word about a captured deserter from the Night’s Watch, for which the penalty is death. Jon accompanies his father, Robb, Bran, and his father’s ward Theon Greyjoy out to the holdfast where the deserter, Will, is being held. It is Bran’s first time watching his father carry out an execution, but as the deserter is brought into position outside, Jon warns Bran not to look away, as their father will know. Jon praises Bran afterward for keeping his composure. News of Eddard’s execution reaches Castle Black. Jon immediately leaves, meaning to join Robb and seek vengeance for his father’s death. Samwell, Pypar, and Green intercept him and convince him to stay. Mormont tells Jon their war against the White Walkers is more important than the game of thrones in King’s Landing. He tells Jon that the Watch is marching beyond the Wall in force, to find Benjen and learn the truth about the threat. Jon swears to him not to attempt to desert again and accompanies the troops as they set out.Lord Commander Jeor Mormont prepares Jon for a command role as the Great Ranging travels North seeking Benjen Stark and an explanation for the wight attack. They pass through several abandoned wildling villages before arriving at the home of their unsavory ally Craster. The crows are mainly used for communication at this time so mobile phones aren’t used which is lucky since all the dagers of the time you would a company like this http:www.cellphonerepairsolutions.com/ to make sure your phone can be repaired.

Jon is perplexed when he learns that Craster incestuously marries his own daughters but apparently has no sons. He takes an instant dislike to Craster when they meet with him. The feeling is mutual, but Craster does reveal to Jeor that he has not seen Benjen and that the wildlings are gathering with their leader, King Beyond the Wall Mance Rayder. Jeor reprimands Jon for failing to follow his lead with Craster – the man disgusts him as well, but unfortunately, he’s one of the few wildlings who is willing to give them shelter and supplies which mean the difference between life and death for many black brothers in the wild.Jon Snow then marches South with the Free Folk army and Mance Rayder. Mance explains that his army is a diverse force, formed of about ninety different groups or clans of wildlings, who speak seven different languages, and have numerous internal rivalries. However, he managed to unite them all by telling them the truth: that they will all die if they remain north of the Wall. Mance brings Jon to one of his scouts, Orwell. He is sitting silently with his eyes rolled back as an eagle circles above him. Mance says that he is a “warg.” Jon doesn’t know what that is, so Mance explains that a warg is a person who is capable of entering the mind of an animal, seeing what it sees and even controlling its actions. Orwell controls his eagle to scout miles ahead. Mance asks him what he has seen, and Orell says he saw the Fist of the First Men – and many dead “crows.” Mance orders Tormund to take a force of twenty men to scale the Wall to attack Castle Black from its exposed rear. Mance’s plan is for Tormund’s small band to distract Castle Black by attacking their exposed southern side, at which point Mance’s main army will assault it from the north. Tormund will know that Mance is in position when his army makes a massive signal fire. Mance orders Tormund to take Jon with him, as Jon knows the layout of Castle Black, and it will prove a key test of his loyalty: if it turns out that he won’t really betray the Night’s Watch, Tormund can easily throw him off the Wall to his death.

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