* The Night Watch is an organization of disgraced knights, beggars, and thieves, whose only responsibility is to guard the Wall.
* The Wall was built to protect against The Others, who appear in the winter.
* The members of the Night Watch only wear black, cannot marry, or father any sons.
* While three members of the Night Watch are outside of the Wall chasing raiders, Will, the scout, sees that all the people are dead in the raiders' camp.
* When he reports his observation to Ser Royce, the leader of the Night Watch, Ser Royce wants to see the scene for himself.
* At the camp, they find that the bodies are gone but their weapons remain in the same spots.
* Ser Royce orders Will to climb a tree.
* When Will climbs the tree, he notices it got colder, and he sees men covered in frost with black hands crowded...
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