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Harry Potter is now a century and a half old. All of his friends and his wife are already dead, and he is looking forward to the next great adventure. When he dies, though, Death herself (quite the nice lass) asks Harry if he can do one favor to her: go to a land where a civil war is imminent, but the worst is yet to come. Harry, who even after so long in his life, is still the hero he's always been, agrees to help, and neither his wife Ginny Weasley nor his friends Hermione and Ron are willing to let him go alone. Thus, the four wizards and witches find themselves reincarnated in their eleven year old bodies, in the middle of a placed called "the Neck", and soon they find themselves deep in ensuring the survival of the people that can fight the incoming apocalypse.


Patroni in Winterfell is a Harry Potter/A Song of Ice and Fire Crossover written by Milarqui that has Harry Potter and his friends appearing in Westeros a few years before the beginning of the books, and soon they start to make their impact in this new world, particularly when they know Winter Is Coming...

Patroni in Winterfell has examples of the following Tropes:

  • Action Girl: Hermione and Ginny, by virtue of being powerful witches who are willing to learn how to fight.
  • Actually Pretty Funny: Death thinks it's hilarious that people thought the Deathly Hallows would give them power over her.
  • A Day in the Spotlight: Several characters get a POV chapter. Howland Reed is just the first of them.
  • And I Must Scream: Gregor Clegane is left completely unable to move below the neck.
  • Big Brother Instinct: When he learns that Joffrey nearly killed Ginny at the Ruby Ford, Ron requests Ginny to tell him where the camp is so he can find Joffrey and pummel him.
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  • Bring It: Ginny does a mental version of this as the Starks and their retainers escape King's Landing in the nick of time.
  • Cool Teacher: Syrio Forel, who teaches Arya, Sansa, Ginny and Harry the Water Dance.
  • Curb-Stomp Battle: Ginny, armed with a stick, versus Joffrey with Lion's Tooth. Ginny easily wins by using her training and Joffrey's impulsiveness against him, disarming him and sending him packing.
  • Death by Adaptation: Robert dies way earlier than he did in canon.
  • Deadpan Snarker: The Hogwarts crew tend to do this.
  • Doomed by Canon: Robert, but he dies well before he did in the books.
  • For Want of a Nail: The intervention of Harry and his friends leads to several changes.
    • Sansa and Arya slowly patch up their relationship.
    • Sansa is far more capable at seeing through Joffrey's façade than her canon self.
    • While Bran still falls from the Broken Tower, Hermione's rapid intervention prevents him from becoming cripple.
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    • The confrontation at the Ruby Ford involves only Ginny, thus averting Lady's death and Arya forcing Nymeria to run away.
    • The catspaw that tried to kill Bran is captured alive - which allows the Starks to find out that it was Joffrey behind the attack.
      • This diverts Catelyn's arrest/kidnapping of Tyrion, as she knows the truth. In fact, she ends up going with Tyrion to King's Landing.
    • Sansa (and Harry and Ginny) join the lessons with Syrio Forel.
    • During the tourney, Jaime breaks his leg after Gregor Clegane unhorses him, making it impossible for him to even ride a horse, while Sandor Clegane leaves Gregor permanently paralyzed from the neck down.
    • Cersei kills Robert with her own hands.
  • Hypocrite: Sandor Clegane considers Cersei this, as she had no trouble with his brother Gregor's brutality until it ended with Jaime breaking a leg in such a way that he will never be able to fight again.
    • When Robert tells Joffrey he's no better than a Targaryen for arranging Bran's murder, Ned mentally remembers how Robert had no trouble with Tywin having Elia Martell and her children murdered by Gregor Clegane.
  • I Have No Son!: Robert makes it clear he will disinherit Joffrey after he finds out that Joffrey tried to have Bran killed.
  • Lady Macbeth: Cersei, much like in canon, but worse. Up to, and including, killing her husband with her own hands just so he won't disinherit Joffrey.
  • Laser-Guided Karma: Gregor Clegane made a sport of killing defenceless people. He's left defenceless himself when Sandor defeats him in the joust, ending up tetraplegic.
  • Out, Damned Spot!: After killing Robert, Cersei unconsciously scrubs her hands.
  • Outside-Context Problem: Harry and his friends are one in Westeros.
  • Pay Evil unto Evil: Sandor Clegane leaves his brother Gregor tetraplegic with a brutal lance strike to the head.
  • Refuge in Audacity: After winning the Tourney of the Hand, Sandor names Ginny (whom he likes for how she humiliated Joffrey) the Queen of Love and Beauty, and when he leaves the next morning to take his home back, he laughs in Joffrey's face after he demands him to stay behind as his guard.
  • Slashed Throat: How Cersei kills Robert.
  • Spared by the Adaptation: Lady averts being killed because Nymeria never attacked Joffrey.
    • The Stark retainers and Syrio Forel survive their stay in King's Landing, since they leave the city before Cersei can send her men to kill them.
    • Similarly, as Catelyn learns the truth about Bran's would-be murderer (who does survive attacking Bran), she doesn't take Tyrion to the Eyrie, averting Ser Vardis' death.
  • Spotlight-Stealing Squad: Averted. The Westeros characters have as much protagonism as the Hogwarts crew.
  • The Stations of the Canon: Jon Arryn's death, Robert coming to Winterfell, Bran falling/being pushed from the Broken Tower and Ned becoming the Hand are events that take place. However, the storyline soon begins to diverge from canon (the catspaw is captured alive, and Lady and Nymeria reach King's Landing).
    • The author explictly stated that one of his objectives in writing the story is to avert treading the canon path, since doing so would be boring. As an example, apart from the above mentioned change, one big divergence is Sandor Clegane facing Loras Tyrell in the Tourney of the Hand instead of Jaime Lannister, who has to joust against Gregor Clegane and breaks his leg in the process.
  • Took a Level in Kindness: Sansa, thanks to Hermione and Ginny, becomes a lot nicer. This also dovetails nicely into Arya being less of an Annoying Younger Sibling.
    • Jon is also somewhat less entitled than he was in the books.
  • Wham Episode: "Long May He Reign", where Cersei kills Robert in his sleep by slashing his throat.

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