Next time I see you, you’ll be all in black It was always my colour. 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 am the sword in the darkness. I am the watcher on the walls. I am the shield that guards the realms of men. I did what I thought was right. I pledge my life and honor to the Night’s Watch, And I got murdered for it. for this night and all the nights to come. My name’s Jon snow I’m Lord Commander of the Night’s Watch. Former Lord Commander. You’re Ned Stark’s bastard aren’t you? The bastard son of a traitor. When my husband brought that baby home from the war I couldn’t bear to look at it. I never met my mother. Lyanna. My father wouldn’t even tell me her name. So I pray to the gods – take him away make him die. For the Watch. He let the wildlings through our gates as no Lord Commander has ever done before. You spend too much time with us Jon Snow. You’d rather burn than kneel. You can never be a kneeler again. Isn’t their survival more important than your pride. You’re a good learner. Truly you are. It’ll get us all killed. I was with you at Hardhome. We saw what’s out there. Thousands of them. We know it’s coming here. If we don’t take back the North we’ll never be safe. The divided North won’t stand a chance against the Night King. I want you to help me. How can you leave us now? I’m tired of fighting. I did everything I could you know it. You swore a vow. Aye I pledged my life to the Night’s Watch. I gave my life. For all nights to come. They killed me Edd my own brothers. I’ve fought. My watch is ended. We should have stayed in that cave. And I failed. I served House Stark once. So I prayed to all seven gods. House Stark is dead! Let the boy live. Kill the boy Jon Snow. And he lived? Kill the boy. And he lived. Go there. And let the man be born. And now go fail again. They think you’re some kind of god. The man returned from the dead. I’m not a god. And now I’m back. Why? I don’t know. Never forget what you are. Maybe we’ll never know. The rest of the world will not. What does it matter? You go on! Wear it like armor and it can never be used to hurt you. Even I won’t find much joy while we’re here. You fight for as long as you can. So we can keep us alive. You clean up as much of the shit as you. So we can defend those who can’t defend themselves. I am the shield that guards the realms of men. Maybe we don’t need to understand any more than that. It’s time. Maybe that’s enough. Aye Maybe that’s enough. The long night is coming and the dead come with it. No clan can stop them. The Free Folk can’t stop them, the Night’s Watch can’t stop them, and all the Southern Kings can’t stop them. Only together. All of us. And even then it may not be enough, but at least we’ll give the fuckers a fight because the North is my home. It’s part of me, and I will never stop fighting for it no matter the odds. Your uncle Lord Commander Mormont chose Jon to be a successor because He saw something in Jon and now we’ve all seen it too. Because he spoke for the Free Folk. But no other southerners would. He may be young. He died for us. But he’s the commander we turn to When the night was darkest. And we need him. I’m not a Stark. All those hard sons of bitches chose him as their leader. You are to me. Because they believe in him. Jon Snow avenged the red wedding. He’s the prince that was promised. He is the white wolf. The King in the North. We know no king but the king in the North whose name is Stark. You may not have my name. I don’t care if he’s a bastard. You have my blood. Ned Stark’s blood flows through his veins. He’s my king from this day until his last day The King in the North! The King in the North! The King in the North! The King in the North! Go, go follow your Commander! Uncle Ben The King in the North! He’s name is Aegon Targaryen. You have to protect him. Promise me Ned. He’s never been a bastard. Promise me. He is the heir to the Iron Throne. There’s only one war that matters.