In the first season of Game of Thrones follows fairly closely to the first novel of the book series. The season opens on the continent of Westeros by introducing a threat from beyond the Wall, where a White Walker (an supernatural species of humanoids with milk-pale skin and glowing blue eyes) kills a Night’s Watch patrol.

South of the Wall, Winterfell is visited by the royal family from King’s Landing — King Robert Baratheon, Queen Cersei, her brothers Jaime and Tyrion Lannister, and Cersei’s children, including Prince Joffrey. King Robert asks Ned Stark to become Hand of the King, replacing the recently deceased Jon Arryn. Ned agrees.

Meanwhile, Ned’s second youngest son, Bran, discovers Queen Cersei and her brother Jaime in the midst of an incestuous sexual act, and Jaime pushes Bran out a tower window, which leaves him paralysed.

Shortly thereafter, Ned leaves Winterfell with the royal family for King’s Landing, taking his two daughters, Sansa and Arya, with him. Ned’s illegitimate son, Jon Snow, leaves for his enlistment in the Night’s Watch at Wall; Tyrion Lannister decides to join him for a visit.
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