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"I never liked it. It looks so bleak and dead."
Mira Dragen
Helgen is the seat of House Dragen. It is a very large fortress located east from Winterfell, from where the head of House Dragen rules over his people. A large, mysterious Godswood is located outside of Helgen's walls which is considered cursed by the Dragens.

"Helgen" means "Hell's Gate" in a dialect of the Old Tongue.

History

Background

According to legend, House Dragen has held a castle at Helgen for 8,000 years, though it has been considerably expanded over the centuries.

Lord Garth Dragen rode south to fight with Lord Eddard Stark in Robert's Rebellion after Lord Eddard's father and brother were killed by the Mad King. At the end of the war, he returned to Helgen with his new wife Alise Dragen and their infant son Lucius Dragen and daughter, Mira Dragen. After the Greyjoy Rebellion eight years later, Garth came back to see that his wife had given birth to a secondborn son, Erikar "Erik" Dragen.

Season 4

Helgen's interiors are seen for the first time. Garth returns from the Red Wedding, sustaining heavy injuries. He screams for vengeance and leaves Helgen to fight the Boltons and to protect his house, leaving Lucius to act as Lord of Helgen.

Season 5

Garth Dragen is assassinated by the Boltons. Lucius Dragen becomes the new Lord of Helgen. Domeric and Mira Dragen leave Helgen and seek shelter at Deepwood Motte. Lord Lucius marries Larinna Dragen, who becomes a prominent resident of Helgen.

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Notable residents

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Lord: Lord Ethan Dragen Heir: Warron Dragen
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Seat: Helgen Lands: The North
Title(s): Lord of Helgen · Lord Defender of the North · Blooded King (pre-War of Conquest)
Ancestors:Evan Dragen · Darron Dragen · Melina I Dragen · Jon Dragen · Veron Dragen · Tregar Dragen · Anthor Dragen
Current members:Alise Dragen · Mira Dragen · Domeric Dragen · Larinna Dragen · Anaya Dragen · Jaran Dragen · Kenden Dragen · Arrena Storm · Merei Whitesnow · Melina Dragen ·
Deceased members:Garth Dragen · Harkon Dragen · Erik Dragen · Lucius Dragen
Household:Duncan Catell · Maester Vahaelor · Coren Brewlan · {Josmus Snow} · Rylen Mollen (hostage) · Grond · Noro · Drayro Tollo · Maut · Ontley
Overlord:House Stark

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