House Stark of Winterfell is an exiled Great House of Westeros,
ruling over the vast region known as the North from their seat in
Winterfell. It is by far one of the oldest lines of Westerosi nobility,
claiming a line of descent stretching back over eight thousand years.
The head of the house was the Lord of Winterfell. Before the Targaryen
conquest, the leaders of House Stark ruled over the region as the Kings
in the North.
House Lannister of Casterly Rock is one of the Great Houses
of Westeros, one of its richest and most powerful families and oldest dynasties.
Though not officially the royal house, the Lannisters do in truth control the Iron
Throne. The major characters Jaime, Cersei, and Tyrion and the recurring characters
Tywin, Kevan, and Lancel are members of the house. Tywin is the head of House Lannister
and Lord of Casterly Rock.