|Hear my words and bear witness to my vow. 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 Night's Watch is one of the oldest orders in the Seven Kingdoms. It was founded over 8,000 years ago, at the end of the Long Night. Under cover of an endless night that lasted for a generation, the White Walkers invaded from the lands beyond the Wall, laying waste to much of Westeros, until the White Walkers were finally defeated by the Night's Watch. After having pushed back the threat, the Wall was allegedly built by Bran the Builder in order to protect the Seven Kingdoms, should the White Walkers ever return.
Other than the corrupting of the thirteenth Lord Commander, the Night's King, further attacks by the White Walkers never came. Instead, the most frequent attacks came from the wildlings. As the years came and went, the purpose of the Watch became less and less obvious, and its manpower decreased more and more, with most of Westeros neglecting the Wall. Only the North, particularly the Starks, have the memory of the old days, but even they believe the White Walkers are no more than vague figures in stories told to frighten children. The Night's Watch's numbers have dwindled to fewer than a thousand men. The Night's Watch is now largely made up of the misfits of the Seven Kingdoms: peasants, debtors, poachers, rapers, thieves, and bastards.
Night's Watch Characters in the Game
The Lord Commander
The builders are responsible for maintaining the Wall, the castles, and the equipment.
Castles of the Night's Watch
The Night's Watch raised nineteen castles to guard the Wall although they have never manned more than seventeen at one time. Currently, only three are manned.
- Castle Black: The largest manned castle and the main fortress of the Night's Watch. Located at the northern end of the Kingsroad.
- The Shadow Tower: Most western outpost of the Watch.
- Eastwatch: Located on a shore by the Bay of Seals. It is the most eastern outpost of the Watch.
- The Nightfort: The oldest and largest castle of the Night's Watch. Houses the Black Gate, a secret way through the Wall.
Alliances of the Night's Watch
The following Alliances are "No Fealty Alliances" that have chosen to take on a Night's Watch theme/identity.
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