Weirwood: The Heart Tree fan art by wolverrain “Never fear the darkness, Bran. The strongest trees are rooted in the dark places of the earth. Darkness will be your cloak, your shield, your mother’s milk. Darkness will make you strong.
Torrhen Stark, known as the King Who Knelt, was the last King in the North and reigned until Aegon I Targaryen invaded Westeros with his dragons. King Torrhen wisely realised they couldn't win, and if they fought, thousands of his people would die.