|Project Lead(s)||FlemishGuard, MrTXI|
|Date Started||December 27, 2013|
|Date Completed||June 5, 2023|
Karhold is a strong castle on the eastern side of The North and the seat of House Karstark, one of Winterfell's strongest bannermen and distant relatives. House Karstark's words are "The Sun of Winter," and their sigil is a white sunburst on black. House Karstark was created when Karlon Stark put down a rebel lord and was granted his own lands as a reward. Over the years, his seat, known originally as Karl's Hold became Karhold and the family name evolved into Karstark.
Karhold was begun in December 2013 and the main town and keep were completed in Spring 2014. The surrounding lands, including several holdfasts and hamlets are completed, but a few hamlets in the overall planned have yet to be completed.
The main inspiration for Karhold came from an artist's interpretation, supposedly based on communication with GRRM about the layout and appearance of Karhold.
Karhold was featured in Episode 5 of WesterosCraft Walks. DutchGuard begins on the frozen docks, tours the village, and explores both sides of the castle, providing excellent views of this beautiful northern build.