The Night's Watch is a military retinue which holds and garrisons the Wall, defending it from wildings or whatever else seeks to threaten the realm. The Night's Watch was heavily involved in the Winter that Burned, but most do not know what happened during the war.
The Night's Watch is made up of Rangers, Builders and Stewards and all play a critical part in manning and protecting the wall. The current Lord Commander of the Night's Watch is Patrek Umber.
"Night gathers, and now my watch begins. It shall not end until my death. I shall take no wife, hold no lands, father no children. I shall wear no crowns and win no glory. I shall live and die at my post. I am the sword in the darkness. I am the watcher on the walls. I am the shield that guards the realms of men. I pledge my life and honor to the Night's Watch, for this night and all the nights to come."
The Second Era
Notable Members and Lord Commanders
- 997th Lord Commander of the Night's Watch - Jeor Mormont; died at the Fist of the First Men
- 998th Lord Commander of the Night's Watch - Jon Snow; died in an assassination by various members of the Night's Watch.
- 999th Lord Commander of the Night's Watch - Iron Emmett led the Night's Watch in the Winter that Burned but was lost in the process.
- 1000th Lord Commander of the Night's Watch - Gerold Sunderland; died a natural death.
- 1001st Lord Commander of the Night's Watch - Patrek Umber
- Samwell Mussgood (current)
- Ryon Grimm (current)
At Castle Black
- Maester Thoren
- Polliver Farman, Master-at-Arms