- Apr 27, 2016
Also! It looks as though dear Lao Zhao will be reappearing in the 'Notable Figures' list soon. Seem's he is his Father's son after all.
The realm rejoices as Paradox Interactive announces the launch of Crusader Kings III, the latest entry in the publisher’s grand strategy role-playing game franchise. Advisors may now jockey for positions of influence and adversaries should save their schemes for another day, because on this day Crusader Kings III can be purchased on Steam, the Paradox Store, and other major online retailers.
Another great chapter in the story. Did you play the game or were you observing it? What did you do during events like this when it was Targ v Targ, if you played?
Daemon the Usurper has been defeated and the justification for his cause has been revealed to have been built on false grounds. Some might say that the good maester shifted too much blame for the war on Queen Jeyne Blackwood instead of Daemon himself. Daemon spilled a lot of blood and provoked much of the realm to war with him freely throwing accusations of treason at many and frequently handing down executions on powerful or well connected figures such as members of great houses or the High Septon. Still, the man died a warrior's death and his character is open for future generations to interpret. A honorable man led astray by a scheming wife and his own supporters or just another grasping evil uncle and bloody-handed tyrant?
As usual for civil wars in Westeros, it is the Riverlands that suffers the most as armies clash and the region erupts into a civil war within a civil war. In the aftermath, great houses have been cast down by the new queen and loyalists to the new regime are lifted in their place.
Princess Visenya has achieved what her ancestor Rhaenyra could not by defeating her rival and becoming the first officially recognized Queen on the Iron Throne. The Iron Throne goes to a teenage princess. Time for Westeros to kneel to their rightful queen who has taken her birthright in fire and blood. But can she keep her hold on power?
So what would be the sigils for the warring sides of the Second Dance as two sides claim to be the rightful Targaryen heir? Shields with the Targaryen dragon quartered with the Bracken/Blackwood sigils? Three headed dragons colored like the claimants' personal dragons mounts or something else?
The Second Dance was everything you'd expect a Dance of Dragons to be: Quick, fiery, and brutal. At least this time the Targaryens as a whole managed to keep the in-house fratricide to a somewhat discreet minimum (unless of course our new Queen has decided to start off her reign by feeding Daemon's close kin to her own dragon, as seems to be traditional...).