Confused, the king shook his head. “Rhaegar… Rhaegar won, damn him. I killed him, Ned, I drove the spike right through that black armor into his black heart, and he died at my feet. They made up songs about it. Yet somehow he still won. He has Lyanna now, and I have her.

Clive Standen as young Robert Baratheon, Tamsin Egerton as young Cersei Lannister, Adelaide Kane as Lyanna Stark, Toby Regbo as Rhaegar Targaryen 

Ser Kevan remembered the girl she once had been, so full of life and mischief. And when she’d flowered, ahhhh … had there ever been a maid so sweet to look upon? If Aerys had agreed to marry her to Rhaegar, how many deaths might have been avoided? Cersei could have given the prince the sons he wanted, lions with purple eyes and silver manes … and with such a wife, Rhaegar might never have looked twice at Lyanna Stark.


chryswatchesgot:

Chrys Watches GoT [x]


sansalayned:

Now two children danced across the godswood, hooting at one another as they dueled with broken branches. The girl was the older and taller of the two. Arya! Bran thought eagerly, as he watched her leap up onto a rock and cut at the boy. But that couldn’t be right. If the girl was Arya, the boy was Bran himself, and he had never worn his hair so long. And Arya never beat me playing swords, the way that girl is beating him. She slashed the boy across his thigh, so hard that his leg went out from under him and he fell into the pool and began to splash and shout. “You be quiet, stupid,” the girl said, tossing her own branch aside. “It’s just water. Do you want Old Nan to hear and run tell Father?” She knelt and pulled her brother from the pool, but before she got him out  again, the two of them were gone.

Preasoiaf meme: 6 preasoiaf otps/dynamics [1/6] → Lyanna and Benjen Stark


In the Seven Kingdoms, tradition holds that the victor in a tournament may select any woman present and name her the Queen of love and beauty, crowning her with a wreath of flowers and dedicating his victory to her.



{ ♕ lyanna stark } → the younger sister of Lord Eddard Stark and the betrothed of Ned’s childhood friend, Robert Baratheon. Her ‘abduction’ by Rhaegar Targaryen was the event that ultimately triggered Robert’s Rebellion and led to the downfall of the Targaryen dynasty.

 lyanna stark } → the younger sister of Lord Eddard Stark and the betrothed of Ned’s childhood friend, Robert Baratheon. Her ‘abduction’ by Rhaegar Targaryen was the event that ultimately triggered Robert’s Rebellion and led to the downfall of the Targaryen dynasty.

(vía faramircaptainofgondor)


persephoine:

Knight of the Laughing Tree (as Lyanna Stark) was a mystery knight who fought at the Tourney at Harrenhal. He defended the honor of  Howland Reed by challenging and defeating three knights whose squires had bullied him, demanding that they chastise the squires in order to ransom back their horses and armor. The Knight of the Laughing Tree is so-called because of the blazon on his shield, a smiling heart tree. His true identity remains unknown.


THERE ARE GHOSTS IN WINTERFELL

…The crannogman (Howland Reed) found himself bullied by three squires, none older than fifteen-years-old. He had already “grown to manhood”, but the boys were all larger than him in size. His only offensive weapon, a three-pronged spear, was easily snatched away by his opponents. He was then thrown into the ground. His assailants repeatedly mocked him, shoved him, and kicked him. Help arrived in the person of L y a n n a  (the she - wolf), who shouted indignantly that Howland was her father’s bannerman. She beat off his attackers with a tourney sword, scattering them away. The crannogman was wounded and Lyanna took him back to her “lair”, probably a tent. She cleaned his wounds and bound them with linen, then introduced the guest to her brothers B r a n d o n (the wild wolf), E d d a r d  (the quiet wolf), and B e n j e n (the pup).[x]


 A spring was born from the blood and fire of the dead wolves. The fury of Robert Baratheon’s broken heart echoed through the people who lived a decade hunted by the Mad King. The dragon prince had kidnapped the blue rose and so Robert’s Rebellion begun.


you are a daughter of the north  //  you have wolf blood in you

(vía targaryensrhaegar)



What if the wolves come?
Yield.


"Lyanna might have carried a sword, if my lord father had allowed it. You remind me of her sometimes. You even look like her."

"Lyanna was beautiful," Arya said, startled. Everybody said so. It was not a thing that was ever said of Arya.

"She was," Eddard Stark agreed, "beautiful, and willful, and dead before her time."

(vía remusjohnslupin)


"Greatly he failed, but he had greatly dared.” - Ovid