In House of the Dragon: Who is Cregan Stark

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In the aftermath of Viserys’s death, the season finale of House of the Dragon recently debuted, and amid the many stunning or notable occurrences we’ve seen occur — looking at you, Vhagar — there was the introduction of one name that caused many viewers’ ears to start growing. After all, in Game of Thrones, the Starks of Winterfell were the first Great House of Westeros that we met. So let’s take a look at their positions during the Dance of the Dragons’ events. Let’s learn more about their ruler, with whom Rhaenyra wishes to establish a relationship in order to win the North’s support for her cause, as she stated in Episode 10 during her first council as Queen. (tvacute.com) Here is what is known about Who is Cregan Stark and How Old Is Cregan Stark?

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Who is Cregan Stark?

Jacaerys is visiting Lord Cregan Stark in Winterfell, as promised in the House of the Dragon season 1 finale. The position of Lord of Winterfell and Warden of the North is currently held by Cregan, who succeeded his father Rickon, who passed away about 121 AC. To get there, Cregan had to lock up his uncle, Bernard, who had held power while Cregan was a child and would not relinquish it, but by the chronology of House of the Dragon season 1, episode 10, he is well-established. Since the family has sworn allegiance to Rhaenyra, House Stark has been absent from King’s Landing’s drama for some time, but this is about to change, and Cregan Stark will take on a far greater role.

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Cregan Stark, Lord of Winterfell and Warden of the North, rules Westeros’ biggest realm with many houses and powerful allies. Because of that, he can gather a large army to march south during the conflict and command respect and power. Aemon the Dragonknight called him Westeros’ best swordsman (a legendary knight of the Kingsguard, said to be the noblest in history). Cregan gives whichever side he joins considerable power.

House Stark may be entering the picture, but it is still a far way from the Starks from Game of Thrones. Ned Stark is born in 263 AC, which is roughly 35 to 40 years after the events of Game of Thrones, which take place in the early 130s of the House of the Dragon timeline. Ned’s great-great-great-great grandfather, Cregan Stark, and his third wife, Lynara, are the forebears of the Game of Thrones family.

Rhaenyra makes the odd but almost accurate observation that Cregan Stark is almost Jace’s age. According to the timeline in the book, Jace was born in 114 AC, Cregan in 108 AC, and Rhaenyra in 97 AC. Episode 10 of House of the Dragon takes place in around 133 AC, while some events have been moved around and others have been delayed, moving them forward a little. With Jace appearing to be in his late teens and Rhaenyra to be in her mid-30s, Cregan is likely the oldest (though he may have aged down) in the House of the Dragon season one finale at 25 years old.

House Of The Dragon’s Future With Cregan Stark

There has never been a Stark who forgot an oath, as Rhaenyra claimed in Episode 10; Cregan, also known as the Wolf of the North, will uphold his promise until the bitter end. He is unquestionably an important figure in the Dance of the Dragons, and there is a very good probability that we will see him and his castle on screen in the upcoming season. With North support, the Winter Wolves, a two-thousand-strong army of elderly, grizzled Northmen, will march south to fight for Rhaenyra. The Winter Wolves will fight in several major fights in House of the Dragon, including the Butcher’s Ball, when Criston Cole dies in a horrific massacre.

The First Battle of Tumbleton will kill House Hightower’s Lord, Ormund, before the Wolves are betrayed by other blacks and slaughtered. In Dance of the Dragons, Cregan Stark will play his biggest part. After Rhaenyra flees King’s Landing mere months after reclaiming it, Cregan marches an army against the city but arrives too late, after Rhaenyra has died and King Aegon II has been poisoned by his supporters for refusing to submit in such a losing struggle. However, Cregan will restore the Iron Throne to Aegon the Younger after the Dance of the Dragons. He rules the city for six days (the Hour of the Wolf) and serves as Hand of the King for Aegon III for a day. He sends several traitors to the Wall and beheads Larys Strong for killing Aegon II (with Larys among those greens who turned against the King at the end). After that, Cregan returns to Winterfell and the North. Cregan arrives, cleans up, and goes home, like Ned Stark desired.

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