The final hero of the primary Men lived during the Long Night in keeping with Westerosi legends. It is unknown if there is a reference to Azor Ahai, a person who saves the world from the darkness in legends from Essos.
2 Recent Occasions 2.1 A Sport of Thrones
2.2 A Feast for Crows
Legends of the north state the last hero and his companions went searching for the children of the forest during the Long Night, hundreds of years in the past. The one survivor of the corporate after attacks from giants, wights, and Others, the last hero ultimately reached the children and gained their assistance. The Night’s Watch then formed and received the Battle for the Dawn. This ended the technology-long winter and sent the Others into retreat, possibly to the Land of All the time Winter. The fate of the final hero is unknown.
A Sport of Thrones
The tale of the final hero is instructed by Outdated Nan to Bran Stark:
The Others Thousands and hundreds of years ago, a winter fell that was cold and exhausting and countless past all reminiscence of man. There came a night that lasted a generation, and kings shivered and died of their castles even because the swineherds of their hovels. Girls smothered their children rather than see them starve, and cried, and felt their tears freeze on their cheeks.
In that darkness, the Others came for the primary time They have been chilly things, useless issues, that hated iron and fire and the touch of the sun, and every creature with scorching blood in its veins. They swept over holdfasts and cities and kingdoms, felled heroes and armies by the rating, riding pale useless horses, and leading hosts of the slain. All of the swords of men could not stay their advance, and even maidens and suckling babes, found no pity in them. They hunted the maids by the frozen forests, and fed their lifeless servants on the flesh of human kids.
Now these have been the days earlier than the Andals got here, and long earlier than the women fled across the slim sea from the cities of the Rhoyne, and the hundred kingdoms of those instances were the kingdoms of the first Men, who had taken these lands from the kids of the forest. But here and there in the fastness of the woods, the children nonetheless lived in their wood cities and hollow hills, and the faces in the bushes kept watch. In order chilly and death filled the earth, the last hero decided to seek out the kids, in the hopes that their historic magics might win again what the armies of males had lost. He set out into the dead lands with a sword, a horse, a canine, and a dozen companions. For years he searched till he despaired of ever discovering the children of the forest of their secret cities. One after the other his associates died, and his horse, and eventually even his canine, and his sword froze so exhausting the blade snapped when he tried to use it. And the Others smelled the recent blood in him and came silent on his path, stalking him with packs of pale white spiders massive as hounds -
Old Nan is then interrupted by Maester Luwin.
A Feast for Crows
At Castle Black Samwell Tarly tells Jon Snow that he found one account of the Long Night time that spoke of the final hero slaying Others with a blade of dragonsteel. Supposedly they couldn’t stand towards it.