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A Song of Ice and Fire
A Faith In Flames

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One slot available in the North,
One Slot avaliable in the Iron Isles,
one slot available in the Reach.




Reign of Viserys II Targaryen
Dawn of a New Reign
1st-3rd Moons of 171 AC

The Great Slaver Fleet
The Battle of Grief

4th Moon of 171 AC

The Great Reaving
4th-6th Moons of 171 AC



The Father's face is stern and strong,
he sits and judges right from wrong.
He weighs our lives, the short and long,
and loves the little children



The Mother gives the gift of life,
and watches over every wife.
Her gentle smile ends all strife,
and she loves her little children



The Warrior stands before the foe,
protecting us where e'er we go.
With sword and shield and spear and bow,
he guards the little children.



The Crone is very wise and old,
and sees our fates as they unfold.
She lifts her lamp of shining gold
to lead the little children.



The Smith, he labors day and night,
to put the world of men to right.
With hammer, plow, and fire bright,
he builds for little children.


The Maiden dances through the sky,
she lives in every lover's sigh.
Her smiles teach the birds to fly,
and gives dreams to little children.



The Seven Gods who made us all,
are listening if we should call.
So close your eyes, you shall not fall,
they see you, little children.
Just close your eyes, you shall not fall,
they see you, little children.


It is the year 171 of Aegon's Conquest, the pious yet increasingly erratic rule of Baelor the Blessed is at an end. After ten years of reign, weeks of excessive fasting have ended the life of the popular king. The realm has prospered from peace since the failed Conquest of Dorne. An alliance, sealed with the marriage of Prince Daeron II Targaryen and Princess Mariah Martell of Dorne, have brought Dorne into the fold of the Seven Kingdoms. The memories of past wars run deep, taking root in the ancestral blood of Westeros' dynasties. Some question Dorne's new place among the king's court, grumbling of Sunspear's close friendship with the Free City of Myr, whom not so long ago, fought against the Kingdoms in the War of the Triarchy. As is always a constant, houses great and small begin posturing for greater power in this transitional time.

Mere days remain until the coronation of Viserys II Targaryen, uncle to Baelor and former Hand of the King. A respected statesman, Viserys' reign seems promising, yet the aftermath of Baelor's rule is cause for some concern.

The Iron Throne is broke and owes a sizable debt to the Iron Bank of Braavos. The patience of the lenders wears thin, and a sizable interest has been levied against the crown. The Iron Bank always gets it's due.

In the Iron Isles tales are spun of glory of days past, a time when the Red Kraken assaulted the western coasts of Westeros as dragons spewed fire in their deadly dance in the skies above. Young men dream of winning the glory of their fathers, and the drums of the Iron Isles sound from Old Wyk to far flung Lonely Light, beating for a return to the Old Ways. What is dead may never die...

Far to the north, along the borders of the kingdoms, the Night's Watch struggle to maintain their vigilance upon the Wall. Their once proud order rotting from within, now a mere den of exiles and brigands, many castles along the Wall have been abandoned, and Wildlings infiltrate the ancient defense. Tales reach the hearths of the Northmen of a war party that descended down from the Gift, eating the flesh of men.

In King's Landing, an ambitious and calculating man has risen to the illustrious office of High Septon. Dubbed the Righteous One, he cast out the Child who was said to be a the worker of miracles by Baelor himself, yet failed to save the life of the king. The High Septon, holding sway of the Faith at a time when they are at their richest and most powerful since the days of Maegor the Cruel, prepares to bring the Faith into a new golden era, not keen to relinquish the influence seen among Baelor's court. Among the whispered talks of the Most Devout it is said that the High Septon prepares for a new enemy, the object of a warning brought to him by the Gods.

An enemy cloaked in darkness and eyes of flame.



How to Play
In a Faith in Flames you take on the role of a ruling dynasty in George R. R. Martin's epic fantasy world of A Song of Ice and Fire. This game is largely open ended with the overall goal for your house decided by you. Whether you want to sit the Iron Throne, or depose of an overbearing lord, or be the chivalrous knight, the choice is yours. This game is about story, whatever your goals, the fun of the game is telling the tale of your house, and how you clash with the game's other dynasties.

This game does not rely on rigid mechanics, but rather common sense and role play. While there are hard stats for the game, your choices through your IC and orders will bear the brunt of success or failure. Mounting an assault on the Eyrie? Good luck! Throwing your vassals into your battles while you eat lemon cakes safe in your castle? Coward I name you! Rape pillage and burn a bloody swath across Westeros? Well, don't expect an invite to my heir's wedding, you monster! The way you play the game will reflect how both players, NPCs, and orders will turn out for you.

This isn't to say that I expect OP tales of awesomness at every corner. Play the bad guy, carry your faults with pride. It makes for a great story, and a bribe here and there goes along way to rally swords to your side.

However you want to play, realism is what we are aiming for in orders, and how they turn out for you will be based on reason. Bear in mind that I am human, and make mistakes. Be that as it may, my word is final as are all updates. If you feel I overlooked a crucial detail come to me in private, (not spamming the IRC please), and I will decide if you deserve compensation in a future update.

Now then, as we aren't all strategists, some things to keep in mind; The wiki is your friend. It will be my main resource in deciding outcomes, it stands to reason it should be yours as well when forming orders. Bookmark it, keep it close. Let it be your maester to guide you through this time of peace and war.

Wiki of Ice and Fire

Military units have been broken down into specific roles to help plan and decide outcomes. Levies are lightly armoured and can move quiet, as are archers. Your spearmen are your best defense against mounted knights and cavalry. Your heavy foot can take on other infantry but your cavalry are best overall and perfect for quick strikes.

The best advice I can give you is be patient and use your head. Rome wasn't built in a day nor was it's downfall.

Orders are pm'd to me. Please try and be brief as possible, I don't have the time to sift through an entire novella of war strategy. Be concise, be specific. Give an outline of your strategy, a possible back up plan, and anything you want added for flavour; such as who your commanders are.

As far as diplomacy goes, don't expect NPC's to be mindless drones waiting on your beck and call. If you can't give them a good enough reason to lift their banner by your side, then they won't. Simple as that. In fact they might come back to bite you. Be reasonable. Money, influence, marriage, all this can make the difference between an enemy and a friend. Just look at the Targaryens and Martells. Be reasonable!

Administrative orders are an area I will still largely rely on rolls. Too many factors may impede your internal realm's progress, and it is a matter I'd rather leave to chance, both on the success, and the outcomes. You can expect everything you do to have a cost. Whether it will be worth the reward, I'll leave it to the dice. Don't expect a boom of gold over night. Your income is reflective of the most influx of gold you will see in your treasury. A cap of 30% of your income per turn is the best you can hope for. As for your income yourself, best case scenario will leave you with an increase of 10%.

Income growth is curbed at a more, hopefully, realistic level then last time around, and events such as war and winter can see both your income and population fall.

Speaking of population, peace brings growth. 0.5% per year. Banners are also replenished once a year. Be warned, lost levies in combat are struck from your population, so keep that in mind.

To say I am excited about this game is an understatement. My first foray into forum games was with Plank of Wood's A Game of Thrones, and other then being a fan of the genre in general, I am a huge fan of the books and show, but I am in no means an expert on the lore, so forgive any fumblings I may make as we go forward. I would like to also recognize all those who came before me, the GMs that laboured to make their own piece of this wonderful setting. It's been a difficult game to keep running here on the thread, but here's hoping we get it right this time around.

Now on with the game!

Valar morghulis!
 
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Great Houses ~ Player Roster
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Jeeshadow
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House Targaryen
King Viserys II Targaryen,
King of the Andals, the Rhoynar, and the First Men
Lord of the Seven Kingdoms
Protector of the Realm

His vassals,
Tapscott is House Darklyn
Haresus is House Rosby

His Small Council,
Hand of the King ~ Jaclyn Rosby, Lord of Rosby
Grand Maester Vymen ~ Advisor of lore and wisdom
Lord Commander of the Kingsguard ~ Aemon Targaryen
Master of Coin ~ Petyr Arryn, Lord Paramount of the Vale
Master of Whisperers ~ Ryman Frey, Lord of the Crossing
Master of Laws ~ Edmund Lefford, Lord of the Golden Tooth
Master of Ships ~ Lyonel Hightower, Lord of Oldtown



Pluto
is


House Baratheon

Stannis Baratheon
Lord Paramount of the Stormlands,
Lord of Storm's End

Under the Regency of Sibylla Maar of Lys
Lady of Storm's End

His vassals,
Riccardo is House Connington
Bakerydog is House Swann



Aedan
is


House Stark
Jonnel Stark
Lord Paramount of the North
Lord of Winterfell
Warden of the North

His vassals,
Ironhide is House Bolton
Luftwafer is House Umber


Happycats
is


House Arryn
Petyr Arryn
Lord Paramount of the Eyrie
Defender of the Vale
Warden of the East
Master of Coin

His vassals,
Brettles is House Sunderland
Corman is Alren Royce, Lord of Runestone

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is

House Lannister
Tygett Lannister
Lord Paramount of the Westerlands
Lord of Casterly Rock
Shield of Lannisport
Warden of the West

His vassals,
Alexander is House Reyne
Dadarian is House Lefford


Korona
is

House Tully
Ryman Tully
Lord Paramount of the Riverlands
Lord of Riverrun

His vassals,
Lightsshadow is House Mallister
Fingon is House Frey

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is

House Tyrell

Leo Tyrell
Lord Paramount of the Reach
Lord of Highgarden
Defender of the Marches
High Marshal of the Reach
Warden of the South

his vassals,
Oxford is House Tarly
Noco is House Hightower

Baboush
is

House Greyjoy
Lord Paramount of the Iron Isles
Lord Reaper of Pyke

His vassals,
RESERVED
Deaghaidh is House Farwynd

Dutch Guy
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House Martell
Oberyn Martell
Prince of Dorne
Lord of Sunspear

His vassals,
Iisbroke is House Allyerion
Jako is House Dayne


Mercenary Companies


Keepers
During the Dance of the Dragons, Lord Cregan Stark, Lord of Winterfell, marched south to defend Rhaenyra Targaryen's claim on the Iron Throne. Many of his host were men who marched to escape the harsh winter of home, and sought a glorious death to spare their families their burden as winter intensified. After the Hour of the Wolf, Lord Cregan returned home, but many northmen remained in the south to earn their keep as sellswords.
The Keepers were formed by a captain of Cregan, Galbart Snow. Originally formed as a holy order, the Keepers quickly became one of the most fierce sellsword companies of Westeros. Though their original holy tenants died with Galbart, they forged ahead, gold as their only creed.
1000 Heavy Infantry, for a price no less then 500 gold.



Warrior's Bastards

A new sellsword company founded only a decade ago. These men are eager to prove their worth and highborn bastards fill their upper command. Shunned by the noble houses of their birth, these men are eager to earn glory and riches in battle, left with little other means besides that.
1000 Heavy Infantry, 300 Calvary, for a price no less then 1000 gold


The Second Sons

Founded in Essos, the Second Sons are a note worthy company, famous for their victories over the feared Dorthraki, though many point out their many defeats as well. The Second Sons operate a company in Westeros as well as Essos.
500 Archers, 300 Spearmen, 700 Heavy Infantry, 500 Calvary for a price no less then 2000 gold.


The Bloodstone Navy

Located among the Stepstones, in the broken arm of Dorne, the Bloodstone Navy is renown for the defeat of the Tyroshi fleet in the Battle of Myrth. Now, nearly a century later, with their glory days behind them, the Bloodstone Navy have taken to pirating and smuggling and a feared presence among seafarers from Dorne to Tyrosh.
100 Warships for a price no less then 1000 gold.
 
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The game shall begin at the coronation of Viserys II in King's Landing. For now, I invite you all to post your character sheets.
 

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House Tyrell




Lord Leo Tyrell
Age 14, born in 157

Leo Tyrell was born in 157 to Lyonel Tyrell, Leo is his only son, and only child. His mother is the daughter of Lord Redwyne. Leo never knew his father, shortly after he was born the Dornish Conquest began and Lyonel took off to war, leading the Reach forces and being appointed as regent in Dorne. Lord Lyonel spend the remainder of his life in Dorne, where he took the pleasures as he found them, among the Dornish women as he found them, until they eventually assassinated him and rebelled against the Throne.

Leo himself however was with his mother back in Highgarden, when news reached them of his father’s death it didn’t effect Leo much, he was too young, and too distant from his father to really mourn him. His mother had likewise grown bitter over him, and his constant affairs in Dorne which she felt disgraced her and her family. Lyonel in his will had dictated that Leo would become a ward of Orys Baratheon, a fellow commander during the invasion of Dorne. Rumours back in Highgarden flew around that it was more out of spite for his wife, than love for Orys, thinking it as a final insult on to her after her constant complaints, and that she was unfit to raise his son.

Lady Janna tried to overrule her late husband’s will but to no avail, she did however manage to secure the position of regent for her son, ensuring that she would rule until his fifthteen namesday where he would come of age.

During Leo’s upbringing, his mother taught him, and handpicked his tutors, putting great wealth on knowledge rather than simple brute force like his father before him. He read the great adventures of Aegon the Conquerer and his dragons, Leo loved the tale but as he grew older, his studies changed. He began to learn about history, the history of his house and how they rose in rank following the rebellion, the crimes of Maegor but also the good which it did by forcing the faith to come negotiating. As well as the wise rule of Jaehaerys, who ended the war. His mother installed great curiosity in him, as well as a love for books and reading in general.

At an early age he began to train for fighting, his mother placed Leo under a tutor which she trusted, that being his uncle, the youngest of the Redwyne brothers, early on learning how to command men. This would however only last for some years, near his eight namesday he was sent east towards the Stormlands, to finally be placed under Orys Baratheon.

Lord Baratheon was a warm man, he didn’t get angry and he was kind to Leo when he arrived. He trained with Leo almost daily during the years he spent at Storms End, taking his time to tutor him as a proper knight and lord. Some months after arriving, Leo began to truly take his practice to him, and as he did then Lord Baratheon kept driving him further and further, pushing his limits. It taught him great marshal powers, and further developed him as a military commander.

Leo was given his own quarters the day he arrived, it was in the small part of the tower as the two Baratheon children. Leo was given the books he wanted, and he didn’t lack anything compared to Lord Baratheon’s own children, Leo’s name and station as the lord of Highgarden ensured that he was well treated and looked after, not to mention his mother who doted on him and made sure to send him a properly large purse at the beginning of each month, allowing him to pay for most of his stuff, books and so forth he gained during his stay there. Despite this however, he often still ended up spending the money before his mother sent more, he was never quite able to budget the coins.

Lord Baratheon was not a great intellect, his strength lied in his martial powers. Leo didn’t care much, he began to see Lord Baratheon as a father figure, respecting the man, if at times making fun of him together with Shiera, only getting caught a few times, but the lord always took it with a smile, perhaps because he liked seeing them get along. While Leo was never the best at keeping secrets, or hiding lies, his own charming personality, and his way with words often allowed him to get lesser punishments or be let off with a warning.

Sibylla on the other hand was beautiful, kind and intelligent, but despite this, and despite how much the lord tried to make Leo feel at home, he never felt the same feelings from lady Sibylla. He always felt a certain distance, a certain unwelcome feeling when he was around her. Only a handful of times did he feel her approval, which was during some poetry reading together with her, her ladies and Shiera during days while Lord Baratheon was busy with affairs.

Over the years, Leo grew closer with the two Baratheon children and thought highly of them, which could be seen when Stannis became gravely ill, and Leo had genuine concern until he got better. While at Storm’s End he also befriended the grandson of Lord Connington, the future lord, who he jousted against and hunted with.

Following the death of Lord Baratheon, Leo travelled back home with his guard the day after the funeral.

Leo is tall and slender, he has brown hair and green eyes, he is also attempting to grow a beard, although fairly unsuccessful at the moment, having shaved after his friend told him his opinion in regards to it. He has long hair with slight curls which is combed backwards. His nose is not large, and his teeth are well kept.


Lady Janna Tyrell, Regent of Highgarden and the Reach
Age 39, born in 132 AC

Lady Janne Tyrell married Lyonel Tyrell at an early age, and the two at first made a loving couple, this however changed when Janne became with child. Lyonel began to be unfaithful, laying with other women and eventually travelled to Dorne during the conquest.

Janne gave birth to Leo, who became Lord of Highgarden and the Reach following the death of his father. Janne took over the power as regent until her son came of age, and did all in her power to prevent her son from travelling to Storm’s End. In the end she was however forced by stern counseling, both from her advisers as well as her own family. She kept in close contact with her son, often writing to him and ensuring that he had ample funds for any needs he may have while at Storm’s End.

During her time as regent, she did much to try and encourage peace and prosperity within the realm, to a varying degree of success.

Janna is tall, has red hair and is slender, her age is beginning to show but is still a beautiful woman, she has brown eyes and can have a fiery attitude towards people she sees as a threat.


Gareth Tyrell, heir to Highgarden and the Reach
Age 55, born in 116 AC

The Great-uncle of Leo Tyrell, Gareth is the oldest living male member of house Tyrell, watching both his brother, and his nephew dying at a young age, and seeing Highgarden in regencies for much of his adult life. Gareth as a knack for military matters and has lived a comfortable and quiet life, he has supported the Tyrells throughout it. He lives in a large manor together with his own family, his son and his grandson, while he is the heir, he has kept himself removed from politics during the latest decade, and it is rumour that if he was to inherit, he would let the inheritance pass on to his son.

Gareth has grey hair by now, as well as a balding spot, he has a trimmed bear and brown eyes, he is a man of no great statue, and has over the years lost his figure and has gained on weight. He is a jolly old fellow who the grandchildren are happy to spend time with, as he often shares his own treats with them.

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House Royce

We Remember
Alren Royce, Lord of Runestone
Age: 40
Bio: Current Lord of Runestone, Alren is a man who would choose words before the sword one most occasions. After succeeding Alren has chosen to follow in in his footsteps and continue working toward making the Royces are one of the most influential Houses in the Vale and Westeros in general. Intelligent and Charismatic, he has so far in his first 5 years as ruler kept the peace, settling various disputes in the Vale. Currently he working to expanding the influence of his House via diplomacy.
Lenila Royce (Formerly Lenila Tollett), Lady of Runestone
Age: 37
Bio: A wife who is perhaps just as Charismatic as her husband, Lenila has at times been able to solve matters even Alren cannot. Together they have worked to toward improve the standing of House Royce with the other Houses of Westeros.
Gerrad Royce
Age: 38
Bio: Just as Intelligent as brother but lacking the Charisma, Gerrad finds others "methods" to exert his influence in court. While he has a less outgoing personality than his brother, he has friends in certain places. so far Alren has been to keep his brother in line, but events may change that.
Elayna Royce (Formerly Elayna Coldwater)
Age: 34
Bio: Gerrad's less than entirely faithful wife. Often called "wine filled with bronze poison" because many of her supposed lovers have met with "accidents" that are rumored to have been arranged by Gerrad. If anything is clear about their relationship it is that Elayna would much happier if her husband was Lord, something she's whispered and several occasions.
Rewan Royce, Heir to Runestone
Age: 20
Bio: Proud, hotheaded, and eager Rewan has been somewhat of a worry for his father. While his dedication to his House is without question, he differs from his father in how to achieve this. Often prefering shows of force over other forms of diplomacy, often getting himself and other into trouble with his impulsive outbursts. In spite of this he is at his core a brave and loyal man. He is also a very strong influence on his siblings, especially his sister.
Jaena Royce
Age: 14
Bio: Almost as hothead as her brother, many at court have often joked that it will "take a miracle to find a husband who can handle her." This is not an unfounded statement either, for many in the Vale have learned this the hard way.
Brenn Royce
Age:11
Bio: The youngest of Alren's issue, Brenn look up to both his father and older brother in a near equal measure. This make Alren hope that while Brenn might also be prone to similar outbursts as his brother, he grow up to be as hotheaded and even serve to the voice of reason once Rewan becomes Lord.
Dromin Royce
Age: 5
Bio: The only child and son of Gerrad (though many say he bears very little similarities to his father), young Dromin has seen very little of the world outside of Runestone, which is perhaps just how his father prefers it.
 

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House Lannister

The Lannisters are the blood of Andal adventurers who carved out a mighty kingdom in the western hills and valleys of Westeros.Through the female line they boast of descent from Lann the Clever, the legendary trickster of the Age of Heroes, who became the first King of the Rock, after tricking the members of House Casterly into giving him Casterly Rock. The gold of Casterly Rock, Castamere, the Pendric Hills and the Golden Tooth has made them the wealthiest of the Great Houses, the keep at Casterly Rock sits literally on top of a gold mine, built into the very rock. From that lofty yet uncomfortable position, House Lannister rules over the Westerlands and influences all of Westeros, by virtue of the kingdom’s purse strings. House Lannister even possessed an ancestral Valyrian steel greatsword called Brightroar; but it was lost when King Tommen II Lannister went on a quest to Valyria and never returned. The Lannisters have been looking for a replacement ever since, though they have not stopped looking for their own lost ancestral sword.

When the War of Conquest began and Aegon the Conqueror swept through the land, King Loren I, the last King of the Rock, sided with King Mern IX of the Reach against the Targaryens. The two armies met in the Reach, where the combined might of the Reach and the Rock broke Aegon's army. Their army, dubbed by historians 'The Host of the Two Kings', numbered 55,000; five thousand of them mounted knights, while the Targaryens had only 10,000 men, many of uncertain loyalty and reliability. With their smaller force severely weakened and in danger of routing, Aegon and his sisters deployed all three dragons at once; the only time this happened during the war. Their combined fires scoured the battlefield, immolating more than four thousand men (including King Mern and his heirs) and giving the battle its name: The Field of Fire. After he was captured, King Loren bent the knee and was allowed to remain Lord of Casterly Rock and became the first Warden of the West.

The Lannisters were also involved in the Targaryen civil war, the Dance of the Dragons. It was a contest of claims between Viserys I Targaryen's issue, Rhaenyra Targaryen, by his first wife Aemma of House Arryn and his issue, Aegon II Targaryen by his second wife Alicent of House Hightower. The head of House Lannister at that time, Jason Lannister, supported the greens, along with his brother Ser Tyland Lannister, the master of ships and a member of the small council during the reign of Viserys I Targaryen. Tyland was named master of coin at the start of the Dance, and he seized the royal treasury and divided crown's gold into four parts. One part was entrusted to the care of the Iron Bank of Braavos for safekeeping, another sent under strong guard to Casterly Rock and a third to Oldtown. The remaining wealth was used by the greens for bribes and gifts and hiring sellswords. However, the Lannister host under Lord Lefford was shattered in the Battle by the Lakeshore, the bloodiest battle of the Targaryen civil war. After the fall of King's Landing, Tyland Lannister was given to torturers in the hopes of recovering some of the crown's treasure. Lord Jason also died during the Battle at the Red Fork, leaving Casterly Rock in disarray.

Lord Dalton Greyjoy, known as the Red Kraken, then attacked the Westerlands and caused much damaged to the region. Johanna barred the gates of Casterly Rock, but Dalton sacked nearby Lannisport.

The ironborn squabbled over Dalton's succession after the Red Kraken was murdered at Faircastle a few years later. Since the Lannister fleet had been destroyed by the Greyjoys, Johanna allied with the lord admiral of the Reach, Ser Leo Costayne, to have the westermen invade the Iron Islands in 134 AC. When one of Dalton's salt sons was taken to Casterly Rock as a captive, Johanna had him gelded and made him her son's fool.

Johanna reclaimed the dwindling glory of House Lannister and also lent gold to King's Landing to help rebuild the extensive damages caused by the previous civil war. Two years after, however, her son, Lord Jonn Lannister reached adulthood and her regency and de facto control over the Westerlands ended.

The years during Lord Jonn's tenure were most uneventful as House Lannister slowly recovered from the fires of the war, like the other houses of Westeros. The mines at Casterly Rock replenished the treasury and trade in Lannisport helped to foster further growth. Lord Jonn had only one single child from his marriage with Lady Cerenna Brax, Tygett Lannister, who would become a promising administrator and negotiator and a influent figure at Casterly Rock, even at a young age by investing Lannister gold in several projects through Westeros and even in Essos, thus expanding the Lannister business considerably.


House Lannister circa 171 AC


Lord Tygett Lannister

Titles: Lord Paramount of the Westerlands, Lord of Casterly Rock, Shield of Lannisport and Warden of the West
Age: 31
The first and unique son of lord Jonn, Tygget is a gregarious, intelligent and diligent man. Tall, with long, curly golden hair that elegantly falls to his shoulder and with vivid dark green eyes that are easy hypnotize. Since from his teenager days his father raised him liberally in order to build his confidence, giving him freedom to act by himself, including giving to his care a small portion of the Lannister wealth. A portion which Tygett multiplied considerably with his investments and contacts. After two years of administrative experience, aiding his father in the day-to-day task to administrate the realm, Tygett assumed the lordship of Casterly Rock after his father succumbed to a virulent bad bladder. During the fourteen years of his govern, the Westerlands and House Lannister prospered. With years of experience behind his back as a capable administrator and negotiator, the Westerlands and House Lannister seemed ready to enter in a new golden age.

Lady Leonora Marbrand
Titles: Lady of Casterly Rock
Age: 30
Leonora Marbrand is the daughter of Lord Marbrand and wife of Lord Tygett Lannister. She has a long, blonde hair and hazel eyes. She's a fierce, competitive and intimidating woman, her abrasive nature is often a source of problems with some of the careless courtiers, especially other young women. She is known to have liberal access to every kind of court information thanks her contacts with a not insignificant number of courtiers. There's a saying around the Rock that states there's no rumor in the West that Lady Lannister isn't not aware of.


Damon Lannister​

Titles: Heir to Casterly Rock and the Westerlands
Age: 15
Damon Lannister is the firstborn son of Lord Tygett Lannister and Lady Leonora Marbrand. He's the perfect example of a children inheriting the physical traits of his parentes evenly. His green eyes are obviously a gift from his paternal side, while the fading blonde meshes are his mother's. Contrary to his father, Damon isn't fond of nor particularly skilled in administration, instead, he pursued his dreams to become a famous knight and exemplary swordsman. His interest in martial matters far overshadows any other thing that he may find of interest, although he may be considered popular with the courtiers and minor nobles at Casterly Rock and his personal influence cannot be dismissed.

Jason Lannister
Age: 11
Jason Lannister is one of the Lannister twins, being the second son of Lord Tygett Lannister and Lady Leonora Marbrand and the first of the twins to be born.

Joy Lannister
Age: 11
Joy Lannister is one of the Lannister twins, being the first daughter of Lord Tygett Lannister and Lady Leonora Marbrand. She was born one and half minute after her brother, Jason.





 
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House Baratheon


House Baratheon of Storm's End is one of the Great Houses of Westeros, and is the principal house in the stormlands, which they rule as Lords Paramount of the Stormlands. Their seat, Storm's End, is an ancient castle raised by the Storm Kings from the now-extinct House Durrandon. The Baratheon sigil is a crowned black stag on a field of gold. Members of the family tend to be tall and powerfully built, with black hair and blue eyes, as well as strong, square jawlines. They are known for their mercurial tempers, and their words are "Ours is the Fury".

House Baratheon is the youngest of the original great houses, tracing its descent from Orys Baratheon, one of Aegon I Targaryen's fiercest generals and bastard brother. Through the female line, the Baratheons are descended from the Storm Kings, as Orys slew Argilac the Arrogant, last of the Storm Kings, and married his daughter Argella Durrandon. Orys adopted the sigil and words of his wife's ancestral line.


Sibylla Maar of Lys (30)
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Lady of Storm's End

The wife of the deceased Lord Orys II of the Stormlands, Sibylla was originally a Lyseni noblewoman born to the wealthy Maar family from the Free City of Lys. Like most of the people of Lys, the blood of Old Valyria still runs strong in Sibylla who has pale skin, silver hair, and violet eyes. She met Orys while he was in Lys on the orders of Daeron I Targaryen, and the two married in 158 AC when she was seventeen. Orys brought her back to Storm’s End where she gave birth to their first child, Shiera, in 159 AC.

She adjusted surprisingly quickly to life in Westeros, her natural charm and beauty winning over many potential enemies in her husband’s court. She proved not only to be a loving wife, but a shrewd political maneuverer, helping her husband deal with ambitious vassals and their requests. In 163 AC, following a difficult pregnancy, Sibylla gave birth to a son, Stannis, prompting Orys to throw a grand feast and tourney in Storm’s End. Following her husband’s recent death to fever, Sibylla grieved for only a short time before beginning to fulfil her duties in managing the realm as Lady Regent and educating her son for when he will one day rule.


Stannis Baratheon (8)
Lord Paramount of the Stormlands
Lord of Storm's End

Stannis Baratheon is the current Lord Paramount of the Stormlands, and Lord of Storm's End. The only son of Orys II, Stannis inherited the Stormlands shortly before his eighth birthday, following the death of his father in 171. Still being in his minority, Stannis’s mother Sibylla acts as Lady Regent of the Stormlands, managing the realm in his place.

Stannis, like most of house Baratheon, favors his father's side in appearance, having the thick black hair and steely eyes. He is a kind and patient boy, well-liked by the servants at Storm’s End. He has a deep love for the ocean, and is often found climbing the rocks below the castle and examining ships in Shipbreaker Bay, much to Sibylla’s worry. As seems to be the way with the people of House Baratheon, he can be quite stubborn once he has set his mind on something, to the point of angry outbursts. He takes his position as Lord Paramount of the Stormlands quite seriously, dutifully attending his studies and often seeking knowledge beyond what his maester teaches. Lately he has begun practicing his swordsmanship with the squires at Storm’s End. It is Stannis’s greatest dream to be a just ruler and good knight like his father.



Shiera Baratheon (12)
Lady of Storm's End

The eldest child and only daughter of Orys II and Sibylla of Lys, Shiera Baratheon was born at Storm’s End in 159 AC. Shiera is described by the other ladies of castle as having all of her mother's beauty, and though her hair is thick and dark like a Baratheon she has her mother’s violet eyes. She is beautiful, courteous, and unsurprisingly displays a strong will just as her father had. She greatly enjoys riding and poetry.


Myrcella Baratheon (27)
Lady of Crow's Nest

The younger sister to Lord Orys by nine years, Myrcella was born in 144 AC. Myrcella is a woman with classic Baratheon looks: dark hair, striking blue eyes, fair skin, and a tall, strapping figure. Since her early childhood Myrcella has been willful, ambitious and cunning. She is also politically astute, patient, and extremely courteous when the situation calls for it.

Myrcella did extremely well in her studies, and while perhaps not as genuinely friendly, everyone recognized that she was far smarter than her brother. She got along very well with her father, Lord Arion, who respected her abilities and nurtured them with the best tutors he could find. He instilled in her the importance of protecting House Baratheon above all else from a young age. When she was twelve, it was announced that she was betrothed to Tomas Morrigen, heir of Crow’s Nest, in what would strengthen the ties between House Baratheon and its vassal. She accepted this without complaint and they were wed in 160 AC.

Though she cared for her brother, Myrcella thought he had made a mistake in marrying Sibylla, who she viewed as little more than another Lyseni whore, seeking to steal power from the Stormlands and the Baratheon’s by extension. Her fears didn’t seem to materialize over the next few years and eventually she began to accept her sister-in-law. During that time her husband became lord of Crow’s Nest and Myrcella gave birth to two sons, Endrew in 162 and Luceon in 165. Since her arrival at Crow's Nest Myrcella has strengthened House Morrigen and ensured its loyalty to House Baratheon, essentially running the fiefdom while leaving her compliant husband time to focus on his hunting.

Upon receiving word of her brother’s sudden death to fever, Myrcella’s old fears returned and she wondered if it wasn’t instead poison that had killed Orys. Unwilling to let her nephew, the future of House Baratheon, be left under the power of a Lyseni, Myrcella has set out from Crow’s Nest to return to Storm’s End and let her influence be known in court once again.
 
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House Arryn
"As High as Honor"

Lord Petyr Arryn (Age 40): The grandson of Lady Jeyne Arryn, Petyr came into this world at the end of the Dance of Dragons. His knack for numbers and calculations was noticed at a young age and he spent many hours working with the Maester on complex problems. These skills were only matched by his shrewdness and careful investing. He was always looking to make the most coin and many in the Vale joked that he'd sell his own mother if he could. Much of his childhood was passed quietly in the Eyrie, with his parents rarely allowing him to come with him in their already rare trips from the mountain fortress. Without any siblings or even any wards to pass the time with, Petyr grew up as an awkward and secluded child and this carried on into adulthood. His vassals would rarely see him or hear from him beyond the occasional letter or missive and when he did meet with his vassals he was usually silent, allowing others to carry the conversation and only occasionally adding his opinions. He inherited the Vale when his father died, when Petyr was only 18.

He is a small and slender man with balding black hair and a carefully trimmed beard.

Lady Talea Arryn (Age 36): Born in Braavos, she met Petyr early in his reign as Lord of the Vale while he was on a business trip to Braavos. She was the daughter of one of the wealthy nobles that Petyr was doing business with and she quickly became interested in the mysterious exotic man. Petyr was invited by her father to a party at his mansion and Petyr graciously accepted. At the event, he and Talea spent the night dancing and talking and a romance grew. By the time he left Braavos two weeks later, they were married, much to her father's annoyance.

She soon found that life in Westeros was not as she imagined. Her first shock was arriving back to the Vale and discovering that it was a mountainous and cold country and when Petyr proudly pointed to the Eyrie and told her that was their new home she almost fainted. She soon grew angry with Petyr as he seemed content to live a quiet life sequestered away in the Eyrie. This was not the glamorous lifestyle she had imagined during the wedding, where she got to live the life as a socialite in the king's court as Petyr stood beside the king as his right hand man. Instead she had wasted away her beauty with an unambitious husband in what she considered a hellhole with eight children running about.

She is a stunning woman with azure eyes and golden hair.

Amerei Arryn (Age 20): The first born daughter of Petyr and Talea. She is known as the "Star of Arryn" due to her radiant beauty. She looks strikingly like her mother although those who remember when Talea first came to the Vale say that she looks even more alluring than her. She is a snooty and haughty young woman, looking down on those who she sees as her lessers, including other nobles. She is a "party girl" who loves dances, tourneys, wine, and men. She is also willful and headstrong. Her father has tried to keep her locked away to solve her behavior, but this has only emboldened her. She doesn't get along with most of her siblings, only really connecting with Samwell and Robin

Donnel Arryn (Age 18): The heir to the Vale. Donnel has been raised since his birth to rule. His father personally tutored him in stewardship and he spent many hours with the Master of Arms and the septa honing both his sword arm and his speechcraft. He has always been drawn to stories about ancient knights and idolizes them, always trying to act noble, brave, and chivalrous. He's well liked by most of his siblings although he can't stand his older sister Amerei.

He is muscular and tall with strawberry blonde hair and brown eyes. While not especially tall, he towers over his father. He also bears a scar running down his right cheek which he got while fighting mountain clansmen.

Jeyne Arryn (Age 16): The second born daughter. Still considered very beautiful although not as beautiful as her older sister. She takes after her father quite a bit. She is a quiet demure girl who always has her head in books. She has been the peacekeeper for her many siblings for years and that combined with her wealth of knowledge make her quite the diplomat. She is polite and well spoken and more than a few young courtiers have fallen for her honeyed words.

She has her mother's azure eyes and her father's black hair. She is short like her father.

Samwell and Gerold Arryn (Age 14): The two are fraternal twins. Gerold lives for fighting and spends all the time he can sparring. He dreams of being the best fighter in Westeros. Samwell lives for wine, women, and fame. He often sits and plays on his lute and writes poetry. While a coward at heart, he wants to be a famous warrior and he wants to be the one who writes all the songs about himself and plays them at the king's court with a hundred women fawning over him. The two twins are fast friends and get along great with each other. Samwell is close to Amerei, while Gerold looks up to Donnel.

They both have black hair and brown eyes. Gerold is already noticeably taller than Samwell and some say he might end up being the tallest man in the Vale.

Serra Arryn (Age 12): Accused of being a bastard and occasionally called Serra Stone by the enemies of the Arryns or at least those who dislike Lady Talea. She is supposedly the daughter of Talea and a wealthy Braavosi merchant that she became especially close to as he stayed in the Eyrie. Petyr rejects these claims and refuses to allow others to talk about them in his presence. Amerei looks down on her, choosing to believe that Serra really is a bastard and Samwell follows suit. She gets along with the rest of her siblings, but is especially close to Triston, who she often played with growing up.

She has green eyes and brown hair, unlike her other siblings.

Triston Arryn (Age 11):
Triston is fiercely protective of his older sister, Serra. The two spent most of their childhoods together playing in the halls of the Eyrie. Unlike his other brothers, Triston enjoys learning about stewardship and willingly spends much of his time with his father learning about it. He gets along with Serra and dislikes Samwell and Amerei.

Triston has black hair and brown eyes.

Robin Arryn (Age 5):
The youngest of the eight children and the fifth born son. It is unlikely that he will ever rule and this has led Petyr to consider sending him to the Citadel to study when he's older. Currently Robin is a playful child who enjoys pretending to be Aegon the Conqueror or other famous heroes. He gets along with all of his siblings, since most of them dote on him due to how young he is.

Robin has blonde hair and brown eyes.

Chronicle
A short history of the House of Arryn
171 AC

Household
((A list of characters for use in ICs, such as my Maester, Master at Arms, Master of Stables, etc.))​
Maester Damon - Has been Maester since Petyr was a young boy. Helped raise him and sees himself as a father figure.
Byron of Gulltown - Castellon. Has been appointed to help Donnel rule while Petyr is in King's Landing
 
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Jonnel Stark, Lord of Winterfell, Lord Paramount and Warden of the North
Age: 23 (Born 148 AC)
Trait: Diplomat
Bio: Eldest surviving son of Creagan Stark by his third wife, Lynara Stark. Married to his half niece, Sansa Stark. He succeeded his father, "The Old Man of the North", following his death in 162 AC as the age of 73. At the age of 14, many feared he would not be ready to lead, but he soon proved those who doubted him to be wrong. He ably handled minor disputes between his vassals and his siblings. Edric and Barthogan in particular developed a rivalry with each other, and only Jonnel's efforts have kept them from coming to blows multiple times. In the south, even at the height of Baelor's zealotry, he was kept from directing his efforts northward by careful letters from Jonnel, at least that's what Jonnel claims. Jonnel's marriage to his half brother's daughter raised some eyebrows, but Jonnel has deflected these concerns. Though their marriage has yet to produce any children, Jonnel is confident he'll produce an heir soon. Yet rumours spread that the Lord of Winterfell grows ill, and some fear that if Jonnel passes, then Edric and Barthogan would be at each other's throats for the North.

Sansa Stark
Age: 19 (Born 152 AC)
Bio: Youngest daughter of Rickon Stark, late son of Creagan Stark by his first wife, Arra Norrey. Married to her uncle Jonnel Stark. A reserved girl, she has dutifully gone along with the wishes of her lord and uncle, though her failure to produce an heir so far has disappointed him.

Edric Stark
Age: 21 (Born 150 AC)
Bio: Second eldest surviving son of Creagan Stark by his third wife, Lynara Stark. Married to his half-niece, Serena Stark. Currently the heir to Winterfell, and if half the rumors spread about him are true, he'd like it to stay that way. Of course, publically he has only the warmest and noblest of wishes for his elder brother and lord. Few truly believe the rumours spread about him, that he's a heartless opportunist who craves power, but his brutish brother Barthogan wholeheartedly believes them and has repeatedly made it clear he would like nothing more than to beat Edric into a "proper mindset". Only the efforts of Jonnel have kept the brothers from actual blows. None of this is helped by the mildly suspicious circumstances by which Serena's first husband, Jon Umber, died. If the rumours that Jonnel grows ill are true, then doubtlessly there are those who will blame Edric.

Serena Stark
Age: 21 (Born 150 AC)
Bio: Eldest daughter of Rickon Stark, late son of Creagan Stark by his first wife, Arra Norrey. She had been previously wed to Jon Umber, but he died within days before they could have issue. The swiftness of his death after his hearty appearance at their wedding has led some to suspect that he was poisoned. Serena is a cheerful young woman who believes the best in everyone, so she vigorously defends her uncle and current husband from any accusations made in her presence. While she has yet to bear any children for her husband, she is confident they will come soon.

Lyanna Stark
Age:19 (Born 152 AC)
Bio: Only daughter of Creagan Stark by his third wife, Lynara Stark. A headstrong girl, she has resisted efforts by her brothers to marry her off to minor lordlings. She has no desire to end up like her half sisters, separated from Winterfell and all but forgotten by the world at large. At her own insistence she has been well trained on horseback riding, and even has some experience with a blade, much to her lord brother's dismay. She refuses to marry anyone who either won't come to Winterfell to live or has an impressive court of their own, effectively meaning a Lord Paramount of the south. These demands are intractable in the eyes of Jonnel, and others, yet he has been unable to convince her to yield to lesser partners, and he has been unwilling to force her into a marriage. Her other brothers may not share this unwillingness though...

Barthogan Stark
Age: 18 (Born 153 AC)
Bio: Third eldest surviving son of Creagan Stark by his third wife, Lynara Stark. A somewhat blunt man, Barth lacks the eloquence or cunning of his brothers, but his skill with a blade and on a horse are near unrivaled in the North, traits he inherited from his father, whose ability with a blade even in old age had impressed the likes of Aemon the Dragonknight. He has a ferocious dislike for his elder brother Edric, whose smug looks and honeyed tongue belie a ruthless opportunist who would stop at nothing to rule the North and beyond. At least that's what Barth thinks. If Jonnel dies while Edric is heir, Barth is sure to oppose the ascension of his elder brother. Barth wants nothing to do with the world outside the North, and he sees little reason to remain subservient to a distant king on a throne of broken blades with no dragons. The old ways are the best ways after all, and in the old days, the Starks bent to no master.

Brandon Stark
Age: 15 (Born 156 AC)
Bio: Youngest surviving son of Creagan Stark by his third wife, Lynara Stark. More reserved than his older brother, Brandon has been jokingly called the Maester of the family for his habit of reading books and scrolls, and studying the administration of the North. Brandon lacks the ambitions and high emotions of his siblings, instead being interested only in maintaining the well being of Winterfell and the Stark vassals. For after all, winter is coming.

Sarra Stark
Age: 38 (Born 133 AC)
Bio: Eldest daughter of Creagan Stark by his second wife Alysanne Blackwood. Married to Lord Laurence of House Hornwood. She has 4 children- Adam (18), Gryffin (16), Berena (13), and Alyssa (9). Adam is the heir to Hornwood.

Alys Stark
Age: 35 (Born 136 AC)
Bio: Second eldest daughter of Creagan Stark by his second wife Alysanne Blackwood. Married to Martyn of House Cassel. She has 3 children- Jory (17), Jon (14), and Beth (11).

Raya Stark
Age: 32 (Born 139 AC)
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Age: 29 (Born 142 AC)
Bio: Youngest daughter of Creagan Stark by his second wife Alysanne Blackwood. Married to Beren of House Tallhart. She has 2 children- Duncan (13) and Eddara (9).​
 

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House Harlaw
Reap the dawn

One of the most powerful houses in the Iron Islands, powerful enough to maybe even rival the Greyjoy, House Harlaw traces their ancestry back to Rock and Iron King Erich V and his son and successor, the Salt King Harron, who, as the tales tell, ended King Gareth II's life during the Age of Heroes. The Harlaws have, since those ancient times, ruled over the Harlaw island, most definitely the richest in the archipelago and second in size only to Great Wyk. Their island is also the most densely populated and wealthy, being a center of trade with both the other islands, their ponies famed and used by all Ironborn, and Westerosi lands.

All but one of the houses in the island accept them as lieges, as relations with House Myre from Hangmyre are still sour from past happenings. Houses Volmark, Stonetree, Kenning, and a few branches of House Harlaw, all pledge allegiance to House Harlaw of Harlaw, who is known to rule their territory in noble and honorable fashion, respecting those who give them respect. Dissidents, on the other hand, are not tolerated, and have met a swift and brutal end in the past.

However brutal and unforgiving they may be, there are those who claim House Harlaw to be weak, a rotten fruit amidst iron and salt. That is because they seem to be the most progressive within the archipelago, aligning themselves closer to the Westerosi houses than most other Ironborn. In the Harlaw Island one can find education, although still a bit primitive, in the lines of that of the continent, and diplomacy to Westeros is kept open, which is seen as a signal of weakness. But that is not to say they abandoned their roots, quite the opposite, as raiding parties sailing out of the island are still common occurrence.

Their words, "Reap the dawn", reference the pillaging of lands east, Westerosi lands, while they themselves come from the lands of night, or even lands of the setting sun. Through the ages, House Harlow has been associated with the dark and night, possibly because of their somewhat grim arms and words.

For most past generations, the house has maintained close relations to House Greyjoy, acting as loyal subjects. But the current Lord Theomore has had his fair share of disagreements with their liege during the years, affecting their personal relations, although not yet enough for it to question the stability of the islands.

But who knows what the future holds for the lands of the setting sun.


House HARLAW of Harlaw Hall.

- Lord Theomore of Harlaw; 39. Married to Victaria.
- Lady Victaria of Harlaw; 41. Married to Theomore.
- Megga Harlaw; 22. Unmarried.
- Gwyneth Harlaw; 20. Unmarried.
- Falyse Harlaw; 18. Unmarried.
- Torwold Harlaw; 15. Unmarried.
- Eerl Harlaw; 1.
- Sargon Harlaw; 0.

House HARLAW of the Tower of Glimmering.
- Lord Vickon of the Tower of Glimmering; 35. Married to Marla.
- Marla Harlaw; 29. Married to Vickon.
- Dale Harlaw; 17. Unmarried.
- Alannys Harlaw; 16. Unmarried.



Theomore Harlaw
Lord Reaver of Harlaw Hall, Grey Garden, Harridan Hill and the Tower of Glimmering
Aged 39, married to Victaria.

The sole heir to his father and house's legacy, Theomore grew up learning not only the violent manners of the Ironborn, but also the more courteous nature of the Westerosi houses, as, since before the times of his great-grandfather, the Island of Harlaw is the one with more contact with the easterners. A true bastion of trade with both the continent and the other islands of the archipelago, the current Lord Reaver leads House Harlow like his father before him, focusing on the many natural resources in their territory, and commerce and diplomacy with Westeros. Marriage between the Harlaw and continental houses is not unheard of, being way more common in comparison with other dynasties in the Iron Islands.

But while he enjoys being viewed by the Westerosi as a more civilized Ironborn, it sometimes has the opposite effect with his own people. Some see the house's connections to the eastern world as a form of weakness, and, though diplomacy and trading are key roles of Island Harlaw, one would be foolish to look down on their warriors. From the same salt and iron as Greyjoys or Goodbrothers, raiding is also a great source of income, and many parties leave from Harlaw to raid the Westerlands, the Riverlands or even the North. Other than that, house Harlaw has always had a standing force, in one form or another, known as the Nightmarch, consisting of a core of well-trained officers, commanders, and even levies, who undertake periodic training in waves.

The years made Theomore wise. Known in his youth for being indecisive, quick to change his mind, this trait somewhat disappeared at later ages, though not completely. It more than likely evolved to be his cautious nature when conducting diplomacy. Not a stranger to numbers, although most of the daily tasks within the Island are conducted by counselors, the current Lord Reaver is a well-learned governor, and, receiving manners like to those found in the continent, is also a capable diplomat. Military-wise, he can not be regarded as a natural tactician, so most of the details and intricate tactics are left to be decided by his commanders. But that is not to say he does not face combat, quite the opposite, as, in his youth, Theomore got quite a reputation for his many raids, mostly conducted in the River and Westerlands, close to home. Vicious in combat, his new-found nature, one of carefulness, seems to be restricted to diplomacy and government matters, not holding up when blood starts running in the face of battle.

Relationship-wise, the Lord Reaver has had his fair share of disagreements with House Greyjoy over the years, and although he always knew his place as a vassal, the Harlaws as a whole have become more unruly with time. The Harlaws of the Tower of Glimmering speak of radical changes in the Islands, but have not the strength nor power to oppose the Greyjoys, and are kept in check personally by Theomore. And that is what worries the Lord Reaver the most. Two sons have already died infants, and Torwold, now fifteen, shows signs of weakness in his health. Believing the deaths to be caused by the dampness of Harlaw Hall and its floods, the Lord ordered the construction of a new castle on the eastern coast of the island, or rather, towers. For now, seven towers are already built, his indecisive nature still sometimes showing, and two more are being added. The architect's plans have already changed, and all the towers will be linked in the future to form a single fortified position, the new seat of House Harlaw.

No one knows what would happen was Theomore die with no male heir, as the inheritance would go to his cousin, head of the Harlaws of the Tower of Glimmering, which would most definitely change the political landscape of the Iron Islands to worse.



Torwold Harlaw
Heir apparent to the Island of Harlaw.



Vickon Harlaw
Commander of the Glimmering Tower.


Dale Harlaw
Son to Vickon Harlaw.
 
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Ser Edmund Lefford, Lord of the Golden Tooth (55) | Lady Sybil Spicer, Lady of the Golden Tooth (46)

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Ser Geremy Lefford, Mayor of Golden Tooth, Brother of Ser Edmund (44) | Winnie Marbrand, Wife of Ser Geremy (35)

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- Cass Lefford (12)

- Timmon Lefford (4)
 

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House Nymeros-Martell
"Unbowed, Unbent, Unbroken."

From the days of the Rhoynar migration to Dorne, and the wedding of Nymeria to Mors Martell the House of Nymeros-Martell (popularly known simply as House Martell) have reigned over Dorne from their ancestral seat at the Old Palace in Sunspear. Whilst their reign over the Dornish has rarely gone unchallenged, their victories over the other major houses of Dorne have ensured a fragile loyalty where the Martells rein in the famous Dornish tempers and guide them towards greatness.

Ever since the landing of Aegon I Targaryen, now known as the "Conqueror", the Martell's and Dorne itself have found themselves at odds with the Valyrian menace, with violence on both sides having been inflicted on the other, culminating in the death of Queen Visenya Targaryen in the First Dornish war and the death of Daeron the Young Dragon in the aftermath of his Conquest of Dorne. Since then the Dornish have existed in an uneasy ceasefire with the rest of Westeros, only opening a bit after Baelor "The Blessed" made the long journey from Boneway to Sunspear barefoot and without armed escort. The humility and piety of the King made its impression on the Prince Oberyn Martell whom found himself kneeling to aid the Valyrian up besides himself and entered into negotiations on how peace could be brokered.

The negotiations, whilst long and brutal ended with the agreement to betroth Oberyn's daughter Mariah to Baelor's nephew also called Daeron.

The past years since Baelor's return to King's Landing and subsequent death have been tense, with the Dornish unsure if the pious kings death might affect the negotiated peace, and already Prince Oberyn looks to the Free Cities for coin and sellswords in case the Westerosi under Viserys II might spill into the Boneway.

Members of House Martell:

Prince Oberyn Martell of Dorne
Age:
Early Middle-Age (Early 40s)
Schemer
The second child and true heir of Princess Aliandra Martell and Drazenko Rogare spent his early years with the illusion that he would never rule Dorne, and hence was allowed a great deal of freedom in his choices, choices which culminated in him joining the Citadel and forging three links into his chain before the news of his elder sisters death from spring fever reached him, causing the now heir to Dorne to drop his studies and return to Sunspear and marry one of his mothers most notable bannermen's daughters (preferably Dayne or Yronwood players daughter), and doing his best to settle down.

It did not take long for his mother and father to pass into eternity as well, and soon Oberyn found himself thrust in charge of a Dorne at war with the rest of the continent... a war that despite the famous Dornish belligerence and cunning was one they were fated to lose. Oberyn was forced to kneel before Daeron the Young Dragon and was put into chains... gilded and golden chains in the form of a house arrest, but chains nonetheless; and kept from leading his people until the Dornish plot took hold and Dorne, and its Prince was freed once more.

Determined to never see Dorne under the fist of an usurper again, Oberyn snubbed all attempts at peace by the newly crowned Baelor, only relenting when the pious King made the long voyage from the Boneway to Sunspear barefoot and alone... causing the snarky Prince of Dorne to be nearly struck mute by the Kings piety and humility. How could he refuse such a man after all?

In the ceasefire and eventual peace that followed, Oberyn and Baelor negotiated the marriage of Oberyn's daughter Mariah Martell to Daeron Targaryen, paving the way for future acts of friendship. The death of Baelor however has thrown these acts of friendship into question, and Oberyn hesitates... he could either offer an open hand to the Westerosi and risk looking weak or look to the Free Cities for allies and coin and risk appearing to be breaking the fragile peace himself.


Prince Maron Martell
Age: 15 (Late Teens)
Steward
Maron's father Oberyn, the Prince of Dorne, signed the marriage treaty which brought peace to Dorne after four years of war. In the treaty, which he made with King Baelor I Targaryen, he agreed to marry his daughter and eldest child, Princess Mariah to Prince Daeron Targaryen, the grandson of the Hand of the King. Maron though the second child has been named as Heir to Sunspear by Oberyn. He is a young lad with a sharp head for numbers and an inquisitive mind for all things Westerosi.

Princess Mariah Martell
Age: 17
Diplomat
Mariah is the eldest daughter of Oberyn, the Prince of Dorne during the reign of King Daeron I Targaryen. She has a younger brother, Prince Maron Martell. She was recently married to Daeron Targaryen and is currently acting as the Dornish voice within King's Landing.

She is heavy with her first child.

 
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House Tully of Riverrun


Lord Paramount Ryman Tully
Age: 28
Trait: Tactician
Biography: The oldest son of Lord Elmo Tully, Ryman became the Lord of Riverrun at the young age of 18. His father, known for his peaceful reign of 20 years, died at the age of 50 after a severe cough. Lord Ryman's early years as the Lord Paramount were rife with anger and feuding, as the older Riverland lords had a strong dislike for their youth. Lord Ryman challenged the Lords Bracken and Piper, his two most vocal opponents, to a joust at Riverrun to settle their qualms with the young lord. Ryman easily unseated the two older lords, and thus the Riverlands were stable. During this time, Lord Ryman was married to Lady Jeyne Blackwood, cementing an alliance between the two Houses. After this initial period of doubt, Ryman has proved to be a capable commander of men, as well as a competent lord. The prosperity and wealth of the Riverlands is paramount to Ryman, and he will stop at no cost to defend it and secure it's safety.


Ser Petyr Tully
Age: 55
Biography: Petyr Tully is the third son of Kermit Tully and the uncle to Lord Ryman. Petyr is a kind man who loves his family with a passion, as evident by his devotion to Ryman and House Tully. After tutoring Ryman whilst he was a child, Petyr has grown to be an influential character within the Court of Riverrun. After Lord Elmo died, Petyr was made Castellan of Riverrun, and it is a position that he has held for the past 20 years. He is married to Catelyn Piper, the daughter of a minor member of House Piper. He has two sons by Lady Piper, Edmyn (30), and Hoster (28).



Lady Jeyne Tully (Blackwood)
Age: 21
Biography: The only daughter of Lord Blackwood, Jeyne Tully is a powerful figure within the castle of Riverrun. She is fiercely independent, however she still loves her husband dearly. Her only child is Patrek Tully.

Patrek Tully
Age: 10
Biography: The eldest child of Lord Ryman and heir to the Lordship of Riverrun, Patrek Tully is nothing like his father. Whilst his father is off jousting and dueling, Ser Petyr and Patrek discuss history and theology. Patrek has shown a great talent for administration and finance, even at such a young age. Patrek has proven to be a talented archer, but his horsemanship and swordsmanship are less than satisfactory for his father's taste. Despite this though, Lord Ryman is still proud of his young son.

Ser Edmyn Tully
Age: 30
Biography: Edmyn Tully is the eldest child of Ser Petyr, and the nephew of Ryman Tully. He hates his father with a passion, and he resents the proud, pro-Riverlands state of mind that his father, brother, and Lord Ryman has. The fact that his lord his younger than him has lead to Edmyn being very bitter, and he is watched very carefully by Lady Bethany.

Hoster Tully
Age: 28
Biography: The youngest child of Petyr Tully, Hoster Tully is one of the most intelligent men in House Tully. Content with the fact that he will never gain a title or lands, Hoster Tully left Riverrun at the age of 18 to train as a Maester in the Citadel. He is almost done with his training, as he only needs two more links to complete his Maester's chain. He is good friends with Lord Ryman.
 

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Lord Jacelyn Rosby
Age: 57
Jacelyn is the middle brother to the deceased Lord Adrian Rosby, who was murdered by Rhaenyra Targaryen, mother of the current king, during the Fall of King's Landing in the Dance of Dragons. That was when Jacelyn was just 17 years old, and it was a traumatising experience to lose his father in such a way. The Lordship of Rosby passed to Jacelyn's older brother, Rorge, who started drinking to soothe his misery. After over a decade of this misrule, with Rorge having no legitimate children to inherit for him, the throne passed to Jacelyn. Convinced to stay on the straight and narrow, he had turned closer to the Faith and paid much closer attention to his family's well-being. No Rosby should be left to suffer like his brother, or be murdered like his father. Lord Rosby has never been a very physical man, and prefers discussion and contemplation to wildly rushing forward into the unknown. This has gained him the respect of several of his lords and Septons, especially after the troublesome reign of his elder brother. Married to Malora Hogg, they have two sons.

Ser Bronn Rosby
Age: 36
Oldest son of Jacelyn Rosby, who received the most attention from his father. He was allowed to meet lords and ladies in the Crownlands, visiting King's Landing repeated times, he is a friendly and humorous man. Easily able to make friends, but he has also been taught to respect the many virtues of the Faith. This has given him a charitable nature, and he often gives away money and other assistance to those of his friends who are in need without much considering if he can really afford this generosity. Still, being generous has never made any enemies. Knighted by one of the house knights, even though he is not the greatest fighter he has still learned the basics that a knight must know and he prefers to fight with his lance on horse, as that is the most chivalrous way to fight. Married to a Rollingford woman, they have four children.

Julian Rosby
Age: 32
Julian is the younger son of Lord Rosby, and he was always outdone by his older brother in social matters. Lord Rosby attempted to give Julian other activites to excel in and gave him several books to read, such as the Seven-Pointed Star and other good and moral reading. Julian did read this, but his eventual conclusions were perhaps not what his father was expecting or wanting. The more Julian read, the more inconsistencies he saw and the more cynical he grew of the Faith. While he accepted that many of the ideas may be good, it seemed to him like the Faith was misused or corrupted in many circumstances. Lord Rosby was not pleased, but was eager to prove his son wrong. When Julian suggested that he should become a Maester, his father refused to accept this and quickly married him away to a Cargyll woman and they now have a single child.

Wallace Rosby
Age: 55
Younger brother of Jacelyn Rosby, Wallace has been the steward of Castle Rosby for as long as Jacelyn has been Lord. He has done his job well and avoided expressing any opinions on the Faith, staying neutral on the issue. He handles trade to Castle Rosby and ensures that the castle is well-stocked with supplies. He has two daughters.
 
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The daynes are a proud heritage, one that dates back thousands of years. They have influenced the Dornish region since the Dawn Ages, when the first Dayne came upon a meteor, a fallen star.. He raised the metal from this rock, and forged Dawn. Dawn is the truest sword in all of Westeros, the most powerful blade to have ever been forged, and its cut is one of legend. It mystifies the house and much of their fame falls onto this blade, only the most noble and true warriors can bear the sword, being given the title of Sword of the Morning. The Daynes have a long history, and it all relies on Starfall, their stalwart castle. It is the place where the sword was found, and deep in the bellows, in the foundation is a small cavern is where it is stored, in the very heart of the castle. Opposite, is the lord's study, where he surveys his entire realm. This place is inside the Palestone Sword, and is covered in marble. It guards the entire western arm of Dorne, and anyone who know anything of Dorne respects this marvel of fortification.



Lord Vernan Dayne, of Starfall
Age: 41
Biography: Vernan is not the Sword in the Morning, but he is the caretaker, a status to the Lord of Starfall. He keeps watches over Dawn and resides by the ancient code of his forebears, to pass the sword down to any Dayne who proves worthy. What constitutes as worthy is only known to those who are Head of the house, and is a tightly held secret not ever revealed to even the other family members, in suspicion of foul play and tradition. Thus only who wield the sword, and who keep the keys of Starfall, may ever know. Rumors are always spread of Daynes that do not hold the sword. Do they vie for it? Are they envious? Vernan is a straight man, who keeps most of his emotions to himself, and does what his realm needs of him. He thinks nothing of these words spoken behind him, and keeps to his own code, to uphold the honor of his house. He usually does not like speaking outwards, even though he has the honor of many sworn swords, he knows each man has a duty. Has a life. He takes great caution to not throw abandon to the wind.



Eyan 'Mavrock' Dayne
Age: 26
Biography: Eyan was once a stary-eyed boy, with dark hair and a smooth voice. He dreamed of the stars, of the ancient legends of his family. This was when he was just a boy however, and he soon fastened to the sword, perhaps some part of him wanted to be the sword in the morning, as all boys in Dorne wish(none moreso than the Daynes themselves). It quickly became clear to him that his life was not so destined, he fancied a Lady of Blackmont, his father urged against it but his passions made his young heart bequeath her hand. Things are not so simple in Dorne however, a his rival from house Fowler would have it another way. The Quick Hawk and a young Eyan battled and dueled over the entire tourney league of northern Dorne. They each claimed her, they each loved her. His father was embroiled with the nightmare this drama caused at court, and as all romantic tales go, he forbid his son from seeing her again. Luck would have it that he escaped the castle, riding to Yronwood, and defeating the blue fiend once and for all. He earned the cherish of many, and the love of his sweetheart, but from the scorn of his father he was brushed aside. Vernan was not a man you crossed, even from a son, and he was banished from the realm for the time being. Forever now known as the Mavrock for his shame, he travels amongst the Second Sons(who took pity on his tale and declared that he was now a Second Son himself.)



Jaremy Dayne
Age: 20
Biography: Pale blonde hair, fair of face, and a charming smile makes Jaremy every bit of Dayne as he should be. Ever since Eyan disgraced himself(Jaremy being barely a man at the time) he has been the 'first son' as it were, although his father has yet still announced him as his official heir.. Jaremy enjoys every bit of the privileges of one. No seat is reserved for his brother at festivals, Jaremy sits right there with the lords, as all heirs do. He speaks of warfare and laws, of diplomacy, and even is a charming catch to those Lords who wish a powerful ally with his father. What could be wrong with his life? He acts the chivalrous lordling, but Dawn is always on his mind. To claim it would be his greatest achievement, so he is always out of the Castle, doing feat of this, or challenge of that. Every lord in Dorne knows of Jaremy, but does every smallfolk? A name he wants, a legend he wishes. His skills have been honed, but he still has much to learn if he truly wants to make his mark on Westeros.



Elise Dayne
Age:17
Biography: Every girl is daddy's little girl, aren't they? Well Elise wished for a mother since her perilous departure(into the underworld) when she was but a girl. Her father is distant and away, having already planned her Marriage since she was but fourteen. She knows what is expected of her, but that does not make her pine for it. How can a girl be expected to wed a man she does not know, to carry his children, to become matriach for their family, and leave her own? Men have it so straight, women must travel the windy paths of the deserts to even find themselves! She understands why so many women in Dorne become Paramours, their own people, sleuth and cunning. She doesn't care for nobility, the peerage, knights.. She wants her own life, but that wouldn't do, would it? She plays the lady now, but she wonders what she could do to surprise her father, to make her own journey.



Ser Darreth Dayne, Knight of the High Hermitage
Age: 34
Darreth is the Landed Knight of the Keep of High Hermitage. He is not wildly liked, or rather even known. Just another bloke with a castle! He knows his place, and his cousins in Starfall are close to his heart, but far from his mind, often engaging in various projects and parlays with the knights of his realm. Dorne is always changing, always shifting. A lord must have a tight hold and a strong nose to sniff out everything in his lands, and that is exactly what Darreth tries to achieve, some may ask its all for naught. One man cannot see all, cannot do all. Best to let things go as they naturally do, but he refuses that excuse. He does what he can, because he can. Not one to back down to a challenge, he has a great talent, but no exposure. What becomes of those that do not cry? They die.



High Hermitage is a place of Scholars, often looked at as a fortified parish. Many come to seek knowledge, and to become one with themselves away from all the noise. It has much to offer, to those looking, perhaps secrets, perhaps treasures? No one ever truly knows, do they?​
 
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House Greyjoy
Lord Rodrik The Bearded- Lord Rodrik was born as a salt son of Dalton Greyjoy aka The Red Kraken. Over the course of the Dance of Dragons Rodrik was given command of several of his father's ships and raided the Sunset Sea along with his father. Following the murder of the old man, Rodrik returned to Pyke. Only in time to help defend against the invasion of the island by the forces of House Lannister and the Reach. He managed to escape Pyke and helped lead resistance throughout the islands. When the invasion ended Rodrik gathered his remaining brothers and demanded their allegiance. Some knelt others fled and Rodrik spent several years killing off one half brother after another with his crew. By the age of 34 Rodrik rose to become the Lord of all the Iron Isles and after the death of Baelor the...inept.
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Anna Greyjoy- The wife of Lord Rodrik Anna was born a commoner in the Westerlands. On a raid Rodrik turned up the wench and found her to be of exceptional beauty, and therefore decided to carry her of into captivity. She served as his Salt Wife for many years however in time genuine love grew between the two and after the birth of their first child Rodrik decided to marry her.

Maron Greyjoy-
The first born son of Rodrik and Anna, Maron is 16 years of age and is a constant frustration to his father. From a young age the boy showed more of an interest in the priests of the Drowned God then in the affairs of sword and shield. While Rodrik is a traditional man he would not be said to have much love for the Drowned God, Maron however will spend entire days down at the beach watching the holy men perform rituals. As such the relationship between the is strained however many on the Isle are confident should worst come to worst Maron will serve his father well.

Asha and Jaime Greyjoy- Asha and Jaime Greyjoy are twins, born of Anna and Rodrik's union the two now number 14 years of age. The two share a great love for one another however they could not be less alike. Jaime has shown great interest in the arts of sword and shield while Asha seems more interested in the cultures of far off lands such as Essos and Sothyros as well as the political landscape in Westeros and the Iron Isles. Both girls are invaluable to their father who prizes them far above the rest of his children.

Salt Children- Over the course of his life Rodrik has bore over a dozen salt children some of whom live on Pyke some live in far off places such as the Free Cities of Essos. All of them are an annoyance to Rodrik and he generally pretends that none of them exist.
 

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House Swann


Gawen Swann, Lord of Stonehelm



Gawen was born to Lord Robert Swann in 151 AC, his mother Lady Ellena hailed from House Penrose. Robert was a typical Swann: brave, courteous, and cautious with himself overseeing Stonehelm for a remarkable 50 years. The smallfolk knew him as "The Watcher of the Slayne" for his efforts to rid the river way of banditry as well as his efforts to aid smallfolk in times of need. Lady Ellena herself matched Lord Robert in personality and was a measured woman. 165 AC unfortunately was the end for both of them, they contracted a mystery illness and were both dead before the year's end. However Gawen had been prepared his whole life and was ready to assume his Lordship. Lord Gawen is considered by his vassals to be a mirror image of his father, both in looks and temperament. His reign has been relatively quiet given the peace brought to the realm by Lady Sibylla and her regency. The only issues there maybe is the fact he is unmarried with very little interest in the affairs outside of the Stormlands. ((Diplomat))

Lady Mayra



Lady Mayra was born in 153 AC, making her the second child of Lady Ellena and Lord Robert. While perhaps she has not been as groomed for leading as Lord Gawen, she still has an education from Maester Lyonel who has faithfully served the family for years. While Gawen busies himself with the affairs of Stonehelm Mayra can be found enjoying music and literature in her chambers. Despite her interests she is a proud woman, who cannot be intimidated by anything or anyone. Like her brother she is currently unmarried.((Diplomat/Heir))

Lady Elise



The youngest of the siblings, Lady Elise was born in 154 AC as unfortunately the last of the children the Lady and Lord of Stonehelm had before their untimely demise. Lady Elise of course was not the child who they had their attention towards most of the time leading to her developing perhaps the freest
spirit of all the children. She is also the least reserved, Lady Elise tends to flaunt the caution that her brother and sister both have in favor of quick decisions that benefit Stonehelm. Her main interests lie in exploring Stonehelm and like her other sister, indulging in the arts.
 
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Coronation of Viserys II Targaryen


Lords of the Seven Kingdoms flock to King's Landing to witness Viserys II crowned King of the Seven Kingdoms

Shortly after the turn of the first moon of 171 AC, two weeks after the death of Baelor the Blessed, lords high and low gathered in King's Landing to witness the coronation of Viserys Targaryen, second of that name. Dark rumours were spoke in hushed whispers that Baelor the Blessed was pursuing war with the Iron Islands and the North, intent on forcing the Faith of the Seven upon them. It is said that it was no mere fast that ended the life of the king, but poison. Some even dared to whisper that Viserys himself was complicit in the murder, carried out to preserve peace in the realm.

Baseless rumours aside, King's Landing bustled with lords of the realm eager to curry favour with the new king and swear fealty. Many were eager to learn who Viserys would name to his small council, eager for a hand in influencing the realms fate and the prestige associated being among the king's close counsel.

The coronation was presided over by the newly appointed High Septon, an aged man clad in simple white robes belying the importance of his office, and whom took every opportunity to take the king's ear, fetching for a position within his court. The festivities were a modest affair, for it was no secret that the Iron Throne had seen considerable financial strain during Baelor's tenure as king.

The crown did however, scrape together the funds for a modest tourney set up outside the king's walls. Many pledged their banner into the jousting lists, but it was Aemon Targaryen, the Dragonknight, who would reign supreme in the tourney, unhorsing Lord Jon Mooton to claim top spot. Aemon crowned his sister Naery's Queen of Love and Beauty, much to his brother Aegon's displeasure.

The days after the coronation and the tourney, many lingered in King's Landing awaiting the king's announcement of who among them would be named to the Small Council. For those sworn to the king's side will shape the future of the realm.

((The game is now open to IC's. Deadline for orders are set for sunday, 3pm eastern time. A reminder that you all have one order per turn, save for small council members, who have an additional council order.))
 
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