Secondary Character: Jeor Mormont
Titles: Lord Commander of the Night’s Watch
Epithet: The Old Bear
House: None (previously of House Mormont)
Jeor Mormont was once the head of House Mormont. When he was certain that House Mormont would be in capable hands, those of his son’s, Jorah Mormont, he abdicated his seat and joined the Night’s Watch. With his military knowledge, wisdom and leadership skills, he quickly rose through the ranks, and now sits as Lord Commander of the Night’s Watch. He deeply loves the Night’s Watch; as Lord Commander, he sees the big picture and notices things the rest of his men often miss. And that is why he knows that, unless more men come to bolster the Watch’s dwindling numbers, they might not be able to hold the wildlings and all the other dangerous creatures from North of the Wall at bay. After a recent incident in which two supposedly dead brothers of the Night's Watch rose again in the middle of the night to try and kill him, Jeor Mormont has decided that he must take far more active measures to learn what the wildlings are planning. And so he takes a two-hundred-strong group and leaves the security of Castle Black to head northwards, beyond the Wall.