Taking the Black
Learn about the lands, noble houses and history of Westoros and beyond.
The Night’s Watch is a military order dedicated to holding the Wall, the immense fortification on the northern border of the Seven Kingdoms, defending the realms of men from what lies beyond the Wall. The order’s foundation dates back to the Age of Heroes, at the time when the Others were pushed back. The men of Night’s Watch wear only black.
Castle Black is the main fortress for the Night’s Watch. The castle is situated along the Wall between Queensgate to the west and Oakenshield to the east, near the center of the Wall, at the northern end of the kingsroad. The village of Mole’s Town is located half a league to the south along the kingsroad.
Beyond the Wall is a generic term referring to the northernmost area of Westeros, that cover the lands north of the Wall. It is populated by the free folk or wildlings.