The Valorous Bastards
Wyk was Born a bastard to Lord Brandon Stark of Winterfell and Brianna of Whitetree Ford deep in the Wolfswood. Your mother was the first true love of Lord Stark and you were his first born son. You grew up strong and quick and healthy. You also have two sisters by Lord Brandon by your mother named Bree and Sarine. You never really knew your father well, but he would come to the village when you were younger almost every fortnight. Then word had it that he had married some Umber woman for duty and then the times grew to be two weeks a year and then only during the hunting season. Your mother never married. While visiting the village one day with the armsman , your father saw you in a brawl with four boys, mocking you for a bastard. You fought them off and sent two packing with broken noses. Your father respected your courage and sent his armsman to the village to teach you the sword. When you had your 16th birthday you were sent to Winterfell and became a court guardsman. You spent many a night on the battlements, but after showing your prowess with the blade you were soon made your uncles aide, going with him to the outer villages and assisting him in his tax collecting and missions for Lord Brandon. One day you were attacked by rouges in the forest and your uncle was wounded in the leg. You carried him 20 miles to safety after slaying the men following you. Your uncle had his leg amputated due to an infection the maester was unable to control. Months later, He went for a ride in the forest and never returned, some men found his horse later, but he was never seen again. Most think he took his life refusing to live life as a cripple, but you belive something foul was afoot. Your father affectionately calls you and your other brother Palatine his Valorous Bastards and sends you on missions he doesn’t want to use his garrison for. You respect your half-brothers ability but find him harsh at times and impulsive. Lord Brandon calls you the wise one, and your brother the rough one. Your other brothers look up to you but are indifferent toward you. You are still a threat in their eyes due to your bastardy. Your father still visits your mother while he’s “Hunting”. Your sisters enjoy his visits as well because he showers them with gifts. Recently your step mother has heard of this and has treated you coldly since, especially since you’ve been so heroic of late and have come home a hero.