This page contains up to date (12/2017) information about the current state of each of the Seven Kingdoms and the Crownlands. Information on the State of Essos is available as well. It is currently 511AC, the eighth era, and Westeros is experiencing Winter.
Artos Harclay is the current Lord Commander of the Night's Watch and north of the Wall, the dragon Vellath continues to roam free, driving animals and men alike south. The North held a war council where they decided not to assist King Damon Lannister in the War of the False King, despite backing his claim in the War of the Ascent of the Lion. After Prince Thaddius Lannister was murdered at a feast in Winterfell, several highborn 'hostages' from House Stark were either taken to King's Landing or married off to prevent rebuke.
After Lord Barth Overton burnt down a great portion of the Hornwood, both Houses Bolton and Whitehill have contributed to the recovery effort.
Rickard Whitehill, under orders from Olyvar Bolton, has been sent to unite the mountain clans. During his time there he has allied with Jason Liddle, a young lord who shares the same goal. Rickard has helped Jason secure control over his clan and together they have managed to defeat the Norreys. During his time at the Dreadfort, Jojen Stark learned that Symeon Stark had been executed. Willem Ashwood has been constructing Westmount, a castle. After learning of the conflict between Manderly and Bolton, Ashwood has sided with House Bolton.
Wildlings have begun massing beyond the wall, under a new king. The Magnar has ventured south and made a deal with one of the mountain clans, the Wulls, for safe passage into the North. The army has since received two new additions: Frenya, a wildling chieftain whose clan was devastated by the dragon Vellath, and Brynden Graves, a turncoat of the Night’s Watch who is incredibly experienced in warfare.
Due to these recent events, a council was called at Winterfell: comprised of Jojen Stark, Olyvar Bolton, Gareth Umber and Cregan Reed. Gareth Umber made plans to venture beyond the wall, as Jojen Stark prepared to host the other Northern lords in a much larger council
The current Lord Paramount, Jojen Stark, rules from Winterfell, and his vassals grow discontent with their kinslaying ruler.
The current Lord Paramount, Nathaniel Arryn, serves as regent for his nephew. He recently returned to the Eyrie from King's Landing after being sacked from his position in the Small Council as Hand of the Crown, after the suicide of his wife, Alyce Arryn.
During Elyssa Arryn's wedding to Ronnel Royce, she revealed to the guests that she was no longer a maiden, in an attempt to antagonize her older brother. Potentially done at Lord Marwyn Belmore's suggestion, the Alliance between Arryn and Royce has turned rocky.
The Riverlands were hit the hardest by the Spring Without Sun during the third era. Rivers and waterways were swollen or flooded, a large amount of crops were lost to both the rains and bandits, refugees accumulated in the towns and disease ran rampant with them, most notably the bloody flux. In the midst of this hardship, the kingdom saw a resurgence of the Faith and the formation of the Faith Militant.
The Crown dispelled the Divine Company soon afterwards.
The Iron Islands
Alannys Greyjoy ruled in the shadows for her son who formally holds the lord paramountcy, but recently left to assume the position of Master of Ships for the Crown's small council. In her absence, political ties were cut and vassal loyalties tested as Aeron ruled ineptly, insulting and alienating friend and foe alike.
The Lord of the Iron Islands disappeared when his ship sank during a storm off the coast of SaltCliffe, and his brother Dagon Greyjoy rules in his stead. The post-war occupation of the Arbor has just ended, and the ironborn have returned home.
Jeyne Lannister presides over the West as its Regent Warden, but King Damon Lannister has returned to Casterly Rock in an effort to regain the loyalties of his bannermen and encourage their support of a Westeros-wide law reform.
As part of his attempts to please the Lords who don't respect him as a result of his debaucherous youth, he is cobbling the Gold Road and rebuilding Tarbeck Hall as a gift to the Golden Spurs. A tourney celebrated the beginning of construction but rumors still abound of a conspiracy to weaken Lannister rule.
The Reach experienced flooding due to the Spring Without Sun, complicating the War of the False King, which began when Lord Gylen Hightower declared the kingdom independent from the Iron Throne, naming himself King of the Reach. After Danae Targaryen and her dragon, Persion, murdered King Gylen atop the Hightower, his son Gerold bent the knee and brought the kingdom back into the fold. His wife, Ashara Lannister, was granted the Lady Paramouncy.
Currently, the Reach is experiencing a blight which has killed off many crops. The price of food and wine out of the Reach has soared as a result, a bottle of Arbor gold being said to be sold for more than the price of a horse and a set of armor.
Against King Damon's orders, Orys Connington held a war council during the War of the False King where he urged his lords to march on the Reach. The Stormlords agreed to join the fighting, but the war ended before they had the opportunity to do so. Orys was removed from the Small Council and sent back to preside over his unhappy vassals, where he began working to repair lordly relations.
Princess Sarella courted the idea of a Dornish independence during the Ascent of the Lion, but ultimately decided instead to scheme her own queen onto the throne and orchestrated the removal of Aeslyn Targaryen so that Danae Targaryen could take her place.
Dorne remained mainly unaffected by the Spring Without Sun. During the War of the False King, Sarella Martell urged Danae Targaryen to stake her own claim for the throne, but was rebuffed. A Fowler lord took advantage of the chaos of the war to attack a Reach house with which he had a personal quarrell. A small civil war was quickly and brutally dealt with.
Princess Sarella Martell holds the paramouncy and has a strong alliance with the Queen of Westeros, as well as ties to Lys through her friendship with Prince Varyo. Her husband is Prince Martyn Dayne but she has had many lovers, including Queen Danae.