Originally Posted by MavsSuperFan
Imo the Manderly's already have the best place in all of the north. They control white harbor it's the largest city in the north and it has plenty of the incomes of the north. They have the silver mines of the north I believe. Obviously they have to remit taxes to the overlords of the north which were the Starks.
I think the Starks chose to give the Manderlys control of white harbor because they were sure of their loyalty.
Honestly the dreadfort would be a downgrade for them. The Manderley's want to help the Starks because of how the Starks saved them after the Gardeners kicked them out of the south
I'm not suggesting they leave White Harbor, just annex the lands and the fortress of the Dreadfort.