Because of that situation, Ned attacked the queen with questions on the truth of the death of Jon Arryn. However, in finding the truth almost cost his life. He is badly hurt that he decided to name his successor. However, because the successor is not fully aged, Ned was appointed as the Regent of the Iron throne. He declared the King’s decision before, the eldest son of the King, Joffrey, Cersei, and the Small Council.
He asked Baelish to have strong cooperation of the City Watch in getting rid of the Lannister from the Throne because Joffrey was not the true heir of the king. It turned out that he was Jaime’s son. Therefore, the King’s brother, Stannish Baratheon, as the successor. Unfortunately, Baelish and the City Watch put their loyalty to the Lannister. It made Ned in a difficult situation, and captured by the Lannister and his men were killed. On the Wall, Jon Snow took the vows as the Night’s Watch.