Game of Thrones
The Game of Thrones Cheat Sheet

The Escapist Staff | 18 Apr 2011 17:00
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Khal Drogo
Khal Drogo

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.


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



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