The Starks are known to be dependable, resilient, and above all, loyal. This goes double for their leaders. These warriors from House Stark lead the armies of the North in the War of the Five Kings. Each one under the Direwolf banner is an expert in some part of military engagement. Rodrik Cassel and Howland Reed can lead individual units on specialized roles. Brynden Tully and Eddard Stark are at home controlling the overall force with tactics and strategy. The presence of Bran Stark and his companion Hodor and the direwolf Summer, are enough to instill courage in the troops and make them hold the line.