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 506AC, the fifth era, and Westeros is experiencing summer.
Artos Harclay was recently 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. After Prince Thaddius Lannister was murdered at a feast in Winterfell, the North is on edge, fearing the crown's wrath.
The current Lord Paramount, Jojen Stark, rules from Winterfell.
The current Lord Paramount, Nathaniel Arryn, serves as regent for his infant nephew. He recently returned to the Eyrie from King's Landing, where he sat the Small Council as Hand of the Crown, after the suicide of his wife, Alyce Arryn.
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.
The Iron Islands
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. His wife Jeyne Lannister rules as regent, and has reopened the mines. Damon's recent return to the Rock sparked some controversy when he stuck to a law demanding gelding as a punishment for rape. A sailing tournament will be held on Fair Isle soon.
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.
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.