Gareth Umber is the Lord of Last Hearth, after killing his brother to retake his seat.
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Gareth Umber returned from Essos after an extended exile, the length as yet established but numbering several years. He killed his brother after enlisting the help of the Giant's Men, the elite warriors of House Umber. After killing his brother, Randyll Umber, in single combat he and his sister, Talisa Umber, traveled to Winterfell to treat with Lord Jojen Stark and discuss Gareth's future as Lord of House Umber. Jojen returned Gareth to power, and in the same meeting Talisa Umber proposed a dual marriage. Her to either Symeon Stark or Jojen Stark, and Gareth to Ysela Stark. Jojen Stark declined to answer, instead choosing to announce his decision at the feast in Winterfell.
Gareth stayed in Winterfell until the feast, establishing an early unease with his potential betrothed, Ysela Stark. He quickly builds an enmity with Ser Thaddius Lannister, who killed his eldest brother, Forrest Umber.
Upon learning that Talisa and Symeon Stark were having an illicit affair, Gareth confronted Symeon, beating him a bit before bringing him before his brother, Jojen Stark, and demanding that they be married. He left the matter unsettled, however, when Thaddius Lannister assaulted Symeon.
At the feast of Winterfell, Jojen Stark announced Gareth's betrothal to Ysela Stark. Shiortly after, Thaddius Lannister was murdered by poison. Gareth supported Jojen Stark in his attempted arrest of Symeon for the crime. A decision that caused conflict with his sister later on.
After Queen Danae Targaryen visited Winterfell with her dragon, Persion, Jojen announced that Talisa and Symeon would be wed publicly, and that Gareth's own betrothal to Ysela Stark was broken. Gareth returned home after his sister's wedding, where he learned he had fathered a bastard on a servant of Last Hearth.
"In the East, dozens of men tried to kill me. Men from all the free cities, the slaver cities, even a handful from yiti. And yet, here I stand. Don't add your name to the list of men who tried to kill me Sym. Give me the vial, or I will take it from you." - Gareth, responding to Symeon Stark threatening to kill him.
Forrest Umber, brother (deceased)
Halfjon Umber, brother (deceased)
Talisa Umber, sister