My name is Maya Stark, though I have gone by many others in the past as well to keep myself safe from our many enemies. You want to know my history? Alright then but not all of it is happy.
I was born as the third child to Catelyn and Ned Stark and second daughter to them both after my sister Sansa of course. I never really gave much thought about being a highborn child as some have come to call it and I never saw myself as a princess either.
I was there for our mother's lessons on how to be a lady and I always listened to every word she had to say and I sat through the history lessons learning all that I could of the other houses around us. Of course the history of those conciderd our enemies I paied close attention to and learning all that I could about them and those conciderd our friends,even though I never trusted any of them.
When our other siblings were born I found myself being very protective of them like a big sister should be and when Arya wanted to learn to fight I would take her some place where we couldn't be seen and teach her how to do so until our mother called us back home again.
I know much about being a lady that is true, but like Arya I am the warrior wolf of the pack, my spirit has always been in the way of sword's play and archery as well. Our father knew this and mother did as well, because one day when I thought no one was around I took up the arrows and fierd them at the target,never missing, even tough at the time I was only twelve and there they both were standing behind me and clapping and when I turned around I quickly put down the bow, but our father came to me and gave me a hug saying that a lady should always know how to protect herself, but also know her place and afer that mother hugged me as well and we went to eat supper.
I was always respecful to my parents, but I often would sneak out of the castle when no one was looking and go hunting on my own to get more food for my family and learn the skills,but one day when I was doing so I ran into some bandits in the woods and they attacked me so I used my arrows to fight them off and the last man that was standing I shot first and then took his sword from him cutting off his head.
On that day I took back my arrows and took the man's sword as my own going out to the woods and finding a good boar to kill and one shot was all it took and after that I cleaned the arrows again and took the boar home with me placing it in the kitchen without anyone seeing me.
I went back to my room and looked at the sowrd I had taken, it had a black wolf's head on it's hilt and was powerful steel,perfectly balanced in every way and I smiled deciding to call it Dark Slayer because the blade was black instead of silver and it had writing on it in an old language that I had learned saying 'One can always find the light in the darkest of places' when father came in I tried to hide it but he saw the sword and asked how I got it and so I told him and of course I got scolded for sneaking out and fighting with no guards around me, but then he praised me for being so bold and such a skilled warrior and then I told him it's name and he smiled saying it's a fine name for a sword.
When we found the Dire Wolf pups I took the one that was black like the color of my new sword's blade and called her Shadow and from that day she never left my side.
When Robert came to visit we all linned up of course and he spoke highly of us all and I was at awe with the knights he had and their armor as well. My eyes then met with his queen Cersei and her brother Jamie who was by her side and just from that one look I hated her,but some how her brother seemed to have some goodness in his eyes.
The day that Bran was climbing the tower like he always had I was there with him to watch over him as always, but that day was different for that was the day he saw the queen and her brother Jamie making love.
I tried to get to him on time, but it was too late and he was thrown off the tower, but unknown to them I had seen Jamie do so and when Bran was taken to be healed I prayed to the gods to keep him safe and help me one day get revenge on them both.
I never liked the prince Joffrey and when Arya's Dire wolf bit him I was there laughing about it,but then we left Sansa and Joffery to be alone...why she loved that monster I will never know.
Any way I could go on for hours about what my family has been through, but I don't wish to bore you so I will go to the day our father took us to King's Landing, such a glorious city it had been and of course in that place I played the part of the lady trying on dresses and learning to sow, but I always had my sword hidden just in case.
I was like a viper in the grass just waiting for my time to strike,but sadly that time never came and when father was banned a traitor I pretended to be angry at him for such an act and played the part very well if I do say so myself.
When my father was killed I was forced to watch them take his head,but I fled sortly after that knowing that I might be next,but I hated leaving Sansa behind with those monsters and it killed me to do so.
I travelled through the lands since then, changing my name when I had to and I even found myself in Dorne at one point where I met the princes because they knew who I trully was and had no trouble with it, I came to admire the one they called Red Viper, but he told me his true name was Oberyn and I met his wife as well.
He tought me many skills and I learned to fight like them, I also learned all about poisons and the many uses for them as well. He became like a father to me in some ways and when I met Mycella Lansiter I came to see that she was nothing like her mother and she and I became friends.
I left Dorne after a while and sailed to many other places as well, I heard of the mother of dragons and I knew that she would one day take what was her's and of course I was all for it.
When Robb and our mother were killed I heard of this and it killed me inside, I was back in the north at that time and I heard from some men in a tavern speaking of it and like Arya had done with Needle I took Dark Slayer and cut off the man's head and the others I fought as well never needing my arrows at that moment.
When Oberyn was killed by the mountain I was tempted to go back there and teach them all a lesson,but I knew that wasn't wise and so I kept on the move and never staying in one place for too long, though I did find a small village that I liked and that is where I became the apprentice of the Blacksmith, who tought me to forge swords and armor and also the weak spots in all types of armor because he knew I might find that info useful one day.
I have been through many more things, but I will stop here for now though I will say this I have seen the White Walkers and the Night King and I have killed some of the White Walkers with Dark Slayer's blade. Now I am finally home where I belong along side Sansa, Arya and Bran awaiting Jon and Daenerys's arrival, so that we can all stand together against the armies of the dead who are invaiding our lands.
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