The First Ranger is a senior officer of the Night's Watch, commanding the order of rangers. The First Ranger is based at Castle Black and reports to the Lord Commander of the Night's Watch.
A Stane of Skagos once briefly served as First Ranger.
Benton Glover was First Ranger when Queen Alysanne Targaryen visited the Wall in 58 AC.
A Game of Thrones
With First Ranger Benjen Stark missing during a ranging beyond the Wall, Ser Jaremy Rykker commands the rangers in Benjen's absence. However, Jaremy is slain by a wight.
A Clash of Kings
Thoren Smallwood declares he is First Ranger, but Lord Commander Jeor Mormont insists that Benjen will remain First Ranger until his fate is confirmed.
A Storm of Swords
Thoren is killed during the fight at the Fist. Ronnel Harclay commands the rangers after the death of Thoren's death.
A Dance with Dragons
Black Jack Bulwer serves as First Ranger, but he is slain by the Weeper while ranging north of the Wall.
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 A Game of Thrones, Chapter 48, Jon VI.
- ↑ The World of Ice & Fire, The North: The Stoneborn of Skagos.
- ↑ Fire & Blood, Jaehaerys and Alysanne - Their Triumphs and Tragedies.
- ↑ A Game of Thrones, Chapter 60, Jon VIII.
- ↑ A Clash of Kings, Chapter 6, Jon I.
- ↑ A Storm of Swords, Chapter 18, Samwell I.
- ↑ A Storm of Swords, Chapter 33, Samwell II.
- ↑ A Dance with Dragons, Appendix.
- ↑ A Dance with Dragons, Chapter 31, Melisandre I.