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This page contains up to date 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 505AC, the fifth era, and Westeros is experiencing summer. 

The North

Artos Harclay has just been named Lord Commander of the Night's Watch. The Spring Without Sun brought high amounts of snow to the North, but now summer is coming. 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.

The current Lord Paramount, Jojen Stark, rules from Winterfell.

The Vale

The current Lord Paramount, Nathaniel Arryn, serves as regent for his infant nephew. His rule is by raven, as he currently sits the Small Council as Hand of the King.

The Riverlands

Lord Baelish took no side in the Ascent of the Lion, and after Randyll Frey (kin to the King) was killed in his care, the ironborn were sent to ravage the kingdom. Baelish fled and the Freys were installed as the ruling house.

The Riverlands were hit the hardest by the Spring Without Sun. 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 some brought with them disease, most notably the bloody flux. In the midst of hardship, the kingdom saw a resurgence of the Faith and the formation of the Faith Militant.

Lord Edwin Frey ruled briefly, influenced greatly by a Septon advisor, until his nephew Brynden Frey usurped his seat.

The Iron Islands

A civil war occurred in the first era, but Alannys Greyjoy defeated the rebel House Harlaw and continued to manage the kingdom with an iron fist.

House Greyjoy and the Iron Fleet played a pivotal role in both the War of the False King and the Ascent of the Lion, where the Iron Throne and its half-Greyjoy King wielded them as a weapon.

Alannys Greyjoy rules in the shadows for her son who formally holds the lord paramountcy. Dagon Greyjoy commands the Iron Fleet.

The Westerlands

During the Spring Without Sun, several mines collapsed and currently remain in disrepair, halting the production of gold and silver. The armies of the Westerlands marched to Oldtown during the War of the False King.

Damon Lannister sits the Iron Throne and Lord Aemon Estermont holds the title of Warden of the West.

The Reach

After the Ascent of the Lion, the traitorous House Hightower took control of the kingdom from House Tyrell.

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.

The Stormlands

House Connington was given rule over the Stormlands after House Baratheon was exiled during the Ascent of the Lion.

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.

Dorne

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.

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.

The Crownlands

The armies of the crownlands marched and fought in the War of the False King. The Iron Throne is currently held by House Lannister Targaryen, headed by Damon Lannister and Danae Targaryen.

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