Ned Stark is one of the main characters of season one of Game Of Thrones, the cult series based on the novels A Song Of Ice And Fire by George Martin. Ned is the lord of the North and of Winterfell, happy to live in the North of the country, far from the capital and from power. But when the king’s hand dies, King Robert Baratheon asks him to take his place. Ned accepts so that he can investigate the death of the previous hand, his mentor. He will then discover terrible secrets about Queen Cersei Lannister but being a man of honor, he gives her the opportunity to explain herself. Unfortunately it is at this moment that the king dies and the queen accuses Ned Stark of treason. Despite an agreement with the queen, the new king Joffrey, only 13 years old, decides to have Ned executed, which precipitates the events and thus triggers the War of the Five Kings.