Catelyn Tully Stark

Name: Catelyn Tully Stark

Gender: F

Age: late 30s

Fandom: A Song of Ice and Fire

Journal: winterfell_lady

Typist: shar

Quick Biography

Shamelessly stolen from A Wiki of Ice and Fire

Catelyn Tully, is the wife of Eddard Stark and lady of Winterfell. She has five children: Robb, Sansa, Arya, Bran, and Rickon. Catelyn was born into House Tully. She is the daughter of Hoster Tully and Minisa Tully, and her siblings are Edmure and Lysa. Catelyn is seen as honorable and upright by acquaintances, holding duty over desire as a governing principle of behavior. She has a deep love for family and a strong faith in theSeven. However, she regards the bastard Jon Snow as an outsider to her family, and has never forgiven Eddard for bringing him into her household

Catelyn grew up in Riverrun, where she befriended her father's ward, Petyr Baelish. He fell in love with Catelyn, who in turn loved him as a brother, but no more. When she was twelve, it was announced that she was betrothed to Brandon Stark, heir of Winterfell. Upon hearing this news, Petyr challenged Brandon to a duel for her hand. Brandon won handily, but spared Baelish's life in compliance with Catelyn's pleas. Catelyn did not speak to him after and burned the single letter Petyr sent after Brandon's death.
Despite loving and being betrothed to Brandon, she ended up marrying his younger brother, Eddard, after Brandon was killed by the Mad King. In time, she came to love Eddard as well.

Recent Events in A Game of Thrones

After the arrival of the royal party at Winterfell, Catelyn received a letter from her sister Lysa, stating that the House Lannister/Lannisters had killed her husband, the former Hand of the King, Jon Arryn. This put the Starks on guard for her husband had just been offered the position of Hand by the King, Robert I. After Bran was attacked by an assassin, Catelyn traveled to King's Landing to inform Eddard. There, Petyr Baelish told her that the dagger used in the attack belonged to Tyrion Lannister. On her way home, she encountered and arrested Tyrion, taking him to the Vale of Arryn for trial, where he escaped execution. This arrest was a linchpin of the following war.

Physical Abilities

None unless you count mothering and horseback-riding.

Superhuman Abilities


Unusual or Magical Possessions

She arrives on horseback, a parchment on her person stating her husband, Ned, has been beheaded.


Catelyn is described as beautiful, with auburn hair, blue eyes, and long fingers. Her PB is Michelle Fairley.


Catelyn has spent most of her life waiting on men. First, her father, then Brandon Stark, and finally her husband, Eddard Stark. Life has taught her patience, but not necessarily blind acceptance.

She loves her husband and her five children fiercely, but even so, can't accept or forgive Ned's bastard son, Jon Snow, living in her household. She is stubborn and holds a grudge.

She's logical and forces herself to listen to common sense instead of her heart and emotions. At least usually.

She feels things deeply.


Catelyn is taken from the end of A Game of Thrones, the first book in the series, and will therefore know nothing of later events.


  • Family: Eddard Stark, Robb Stark, Sansa Stark, Benjen Stark, Angelique Martell-Stark
  • Lovers: She is happily married to Ned.
  • Score card (People they snogged without dating):
  • Friends: Sherehazade, Michelle Benjamin, Aredhel
  • Enemies:
  • Allies:
  • Affiliations (to a particular group, of origin, or not): The Westerosis.

RP Canon


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