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The dull banner of Wodehouse. The sigil of the raven on blood red, symbolising the Godswood. "Seek, Learn and Return."

The dull banner of Wodehouse. The sigil of the raven on blood red, symbolising the Godswood. "Seek, Learn and Return."

[05] “I was only eleven years old, when I left for Winterfell, little did I know it would be my home for many years later. I was brought up in a keep, but I was overwhelmed when I first saw Winterfell, all I can remember, was the sheer intimidation. So many guards in armour, the direwolf sigils on almost every wall, towering ramparts and it was busy, very busy…

[05] “I was only eleven years old, when I left for Winterfell, little did I know it would be my home for many years later. I was brought up in a keep, but I was overwhelmed when I first saw Winterfell, all I can remember, was the sheer intimidation. So many guards in armour, the direwolf sigils on almost every wall, towering ramparts and it was busy, very busy…

[04] –  “Now, the problem was not that we didn’t have time, but did we have a horse that could carry a fully armoured knight? A horse that was both powerful and fast.” William paused and stroked his wolf’s neck, who was lying next to him. “We did. However, the horse was untamable. Wild and free spirited. Mythral was his name, a Garron from North of the Wall. We had to take it to Joseth, the horsetrainer in Winterfell to see it the Wild Wolf could ever ride him…and that is where it all…

[04] – “Now, the problem was not that we didn’t have time, but did we have a horse that could carry a fully armoured knight? A horse that was both powerful and fast.” William paused and stroked his wolf’s neck, who was lying next to him. “We did. However, the horse was untamable. Wild and free spirited. Mythral was his name, a Garron from North of the Wall. We had to take it to Joseth, the horsetrainer in Winterfell to see it the Wild Wolf could ever ride him…and that is where it all…

[03] – …and every year we got order from Winterfell for horse rearing. Either they required simple workhorses, asses, mules or highly trained warhorses. But that particular year was very different.” The men around the fire settled down and William continued. “That year, we got a request from Lord Brandon Stark himself.”   Now, all the brothers went quiet. “He said he required a warhorse, for a tournament of sorts in Harrendal, which was taking place within a year's time.”

[03] – …and every year we got order from Winterfell for horse rearing. Either they required simple workhorses, asses, mules or highly trained warhorses. But that particular year was very different.” The men around the fire settled down and William continued. “That year, we got a request from Lord Brandon Stark himself.” Now, all the brothers went quiet. “He said he required a warhorse, for a tournament of sorts in Harrendal, which was taking place within a year's time.”

[02] – “I was a stable boy first.” William said sipping on wineskin. “Oooh hello ladies!” One of the black brothers said to an audience of  laughter. “Go on, tell us more, how does a stable boy from Ravenhold become a knight?” William smiled, “Well, our house was sworn to Winterfell, and we reared horses from Rivermotte that were strong enough for their use. We did not tame wild horses like those of  Dornish or Dothraki, our horses were smaller but stronger, with thicker hides and…

[02] – “I was a stable boy first.” William said sipping on wineskin. “Oooh hello ladies!” One of the black brothers said to an audience of laughter. “Go on, tell us more, how does a stable boy from Ravenhold become a knight?” William smiled, “Well, our house was sworn to Winterfell, and we reared horses from Rivermotte that were strong enough for their use. We did not tame wild horses like those of Dornish or Dothraki, our horses were smaller but stronger, with thicker hides and…

[01] - It was one of those summer nights where the sun barely goes down and a soft green light filters its way through the trees. The rangers could risk a fire. There had been no trace of Wildlings in weeks and rumours of the others, turned out to be just that, rumours. Rare is the occasion was, the watchmen relaxed around the fire and talked into the evening. It was almost midnight when William suddenly said, “I was a knight once?” To which everyone burst out laughing.

[01] - It was one of those summer nights where the sun barely goes down and a soft green light filters its way through the trees. The rangers could risk a fire. There had been no trace of Wildlings in weeks and rumours of the others, turned out to be just that, rumours. Rare is the occasion was, the watchmen relaxed around the fire and talked into the evening. It was almost midnight when William suddenly said, “I was a knight once?” To which everyone burst out laughing.

When the black brothers ask William why he left his homeland, he dismisses the question, but a feint grimace across his eyes suggests there is some resentful nostalgia he is trying to ignore, he is quick to answer the question with a question, “I am the third son, I was to be no heir and I grew restless, why would I spend the rest of my life stuck between a bay of ice and a mountain of granite?” The black brothers laugh, “Well, now you stuck behind the Wall!”

When the black brothers ask William why he left his homeland, he dismisses the question, but a feint grimace across his eyes suggests there is some resentful nostalgia he is trying to ignore, he is quick to answer the question with a question, “I am the third son, I was to be no heir and I grew restless, why would I spend the rest of my life stuck between a bay of ice and a mountain of granite?” The black brothers laugh, “Well, now you stuck behind the Wall!”

William's direwolf Synx. Still very young, but her instincts are very much intuitive to everything around her. She is shy and stays well away from crowds, but always comes to William when he is alone eagerly awaiting his next journey.

William's direwolf Synx. Still very young, but her instincts are very much intuitive to everything around her. She is shy and stays well away from crowds, but always comes to William when he is alone eagerly awaiting his next journey.