House Stark was one of the Great Houses of Westeros, ruling over the vast region known as the North from their seat in Winterfell. It is by far one of the oldest lines of Westeros nobility, claiming a line of descent stretching back over eight thousand years. The head of the house is the Lord of Winterfell. Before the Targaryan conquests, the leaders of House Stark ruled over the region as the Kings in the North.
House Stark's sigil is a grey direwolf on a white field, sometimes white and pale blue. They are one of the few noble Houses whose family words are not a boast or threat. Instead, the House Stark family motto is the ominous warning, "Winter is Coming".