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The State of the Realm

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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 507AC, the sixth era, and Westeros is experiencing summer. 

The North

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.

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

The Vale

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.

The Riverlands

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.

Lord Edwin Frey ruled briefly, influenced greatly by a Septon advisor, until his nephew Brynden Frey usurped his seat with the backing of the Riverlords and the Crown.

The Crown dispelled the Divine Company soon afterwards.

The Iron Islands

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 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.

The Westerlands

During the Spring Without Sun, several mines collapsed, halting the production of gold and silver, but have slowly been brought back into working order. 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 and Hand of the Crown. His wife Jeyne Lannister rules as regent. Damon's recent return to the Rock sparked some controversy when he stuck to a law demanding gelding as a punishment for rape.

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 Hightower burns still, and is rumored to be haunted by spirits. Alannys Greyjoy was dispatched to make sure House Redwyne's power at sea remained crippled.

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, 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.

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 recent legitimization of her bastard brother Andrey Sand presents a challenge to her claim, and Pentoshi refugees from the War of the New Princes are a source of complaint for native Dornishman.

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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