It is currentlyWINTERinWESTEROSduring the year 303 AC. The
new moon cycle marks a full twenty years since the Mad King was murdered, and his son King Rhaegar ascended the Iron Throne in his place. Though the year is fresh, war in the Narrow Sea has been declared on the Stepstones, and the Long Night continues to beckon from the Northern fringes of the Seven Kingdoms. With the Queen Lyanna presumed dead, the citizens of the realms look only to each other for survival.
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Lord Paramount of the Westerlands. Shield of Lannisport. Lord of Casterly Rock. Kingslayer. Rumors of a dwarfed brother having their own father slain. Of a sister whose youngest son bears more look to he than his own black-bearded father. The whole of the Seven Kingdoms claim to know Jaime Lannister, who he is and what he did to King Aerys all those years ago. But few truly understand the man, his motives, his heart and mind... and especially now that his father is dead and his murder remains unsolved, Jaime feels the eyes of his people burning into his back like never before. Still, he remains blessed with a strong House, a wife and children of his own, his half-brother perhaps more fit to rule than even he. Though the gods are cruel and the world even crueler, he is a rock in his castle of lions and has vowed to see his brother Tyrion delivered back into his hands, violently if he has to, to find the truth surrounding their father's sudden death.
Recently suffering the loss of his heir Tybolt, what remains of his House seems to be like sand slipping through Jaime's fingers. His wife Lynesse has been far too immersed in her grief, and by the hands of his own half-brother Tycen has he seen his daughter Myrcella betrothed to the heir of Pyke. Forced to accept that Tycen is now the Rock's heir, he as well has been forced to welcome Sansa Stark into the Rock, watching as she takes her place as its future Lady. With his father's widow Ashara still in King's Landing and Tyrion still undelivered, Jaime finds himself with little familial support in these dark and trying times. Forever in Tywin's shadow, many continue to wonder how his golden son will come to define his legacy.
play by: Clive Standen
Thirdborn to Lord Quellon and Lady Gwynesse, Victarion was as well the unfortunate soul to be born shortly after his brother Euron. Too young to be any more than a pupil to Balon, it was Euron he grew up beside, and was made none the more angrier because of it. Though always large for his age, still, he is not as manipulative nor as clever as Crow's Eye, and as a child he paid for it dearly. It was against Euron did he learn to wear armor during combat, knowing early on never to trust a man, and to shield one's most important assets, for Euron very frequently tried to gut him with his dual shortswords in the training yards. While perhaps not as cunning, he is still no less capable, and grew to be the most trusted commander of the Iron Fleet. Fierce in battle but calm outside of it, Victarion is a man who will appreciate an enemy for his qualities, and perhaps even admire him... but this does not stop him from taking a life if the Drowned God sees fit.
Not as religious as his brother Aeron, still, he holds the Old Ways close, and worships the Drowned God with all faith of a true ironborn. While he may don armor at sea, he has no fear of drowning, drawing the opinions from some that he is a complete dullard. Regardless, he remains Captain of the Iron Fleet, and is obeyed by some perhaps more than they do Balon. With his brother's return to Pyke, Victarion is likely his greatest supporter, knowing the man's resumption of Lord of the Iron Islands will draw little more than just watchful eyes. Weary of his nephew Rodrik, it is ultimately the survival and betterment of House Pyke that Victarion seeks, knowing that his most hated rival Euron is just beyond the horizon. No doubt the Captain's vows and loyalties will soon be tested.
18, Storm's End
play by: Pietro Boselli
Seen by most as a true Baratheon, what with his dark hair, blue eyes and his ferocity in battle, Steffon is no doubt the pride and joy of his father, equally boisterous and just as charming. Though he did not inherit Robert's love of a warhammer, instead far more skilled with the longsword like his uncle Jaime, the heir to Storm's End has long since won the hearts of his people, championing them in the many tournaments he often wins. While it is true that his affections are coveted by many hopeful suitors of the realm, it was eventually (and perhaps just as expected) that his hand was matched with the young Elinor Stark of Winterfell. Though not yet married to the girl, she and her direwolf have made their arrival to the Stormlands, and while once childhood friends, many watch to see what their union will bring about now that she is their future Lady Paramount.
A fine warrior, Elinor and Steffon both fought in the recent battles that rocked the Stormlands, no doubt bringing them closer in their efforts to protect their realm and their people. Victorious, yes, but not without monumental loss, as it was during these battles that Renly was killed and later returned to be laid to rest at Storm's End. Now that war is upon them again, Steffon finds himself on a ship bound for Tyrosh, still unmarried and without the promise of an heir to ensure his inheritance.
YSERA TARGARYEN nee MANWOODY
18, Tower of Joy
play by: Aurela Skandaj
The only daughter of House Manwoody, a proud and ancient Dornish house descended from their own kings, Ysera is known to be brash, headstrong and willful, true to the hot blood that runs in her veins. It is not something that has ever hindered her, however... having focused intently on her academics as a child, Ysera is a very knowledgeable woman who, though sometimes snobbish and pretentious, would make a fine heir had she been her father's firstborn. She is very independent with a strong head on her shoulders, and like any Dornishwoman, can be quite intimidating to one not used to their ways and customs.
Newly married to the Prince Matarys, it did not take long to see what sort of direction the union would take. A woman of her own making, Ysera has defied many to find herself in the midst of the King's war, fighting as much for her husband's name as she does her own. Brazen in her liberties and alternative beliefs as a Dornishwoman, no doubt the personality clashes in her new marriage threaten to outweigh the expectations set upon her as a Princess of Westeros. She is fire where Matarys is ice, a woman of action versus a man of contemplation, and either can easily quench the other if they are not careful. It is all too easy to see why the Prince's dragon does not scare her.
45, The Night's Watch
play by: Adrian Bower
*Highly needed for upcoming developments in the North concerning winter!*
Elected to be the 998th Lord Commander of the Night's Watch since Jeor Mormont's death, the roughly-spoken, illiterate and fairly violent bastard from the Iron Islands is certainly no underdog. Having commanded Eastwatch-by-the-Sea for years before and a hardened veteran of many battles, he has long since earned the trust and loyalty of his sworn brothers, and promises to see the disappearance and death of Jeor Mormont rightfully avenged. How successful his strategies to confront the wildlings and the walking dead, however, will be left for the old gods to see.
play by: Gabriel Aubry
Hand, friend and unblooded brother of King Rhaegar, Jon Connington has lived most of his life away from his ancestral seat of Griffin's Roost. Having squired alongside Rhaegar and Arthur Dayne, he has known King's Landing to be his adopted home, and the Red Keep his shared castle. Though it was once widely rumored that Jon had a different sort of love for "his Silver Prince," the Handship has only made them even better comrades, and the Seven Kingdoms thrive beneath them because of it. After nearly twenty years of both ruling as second in command to the King and living as a husband to Laycee Tyrell, it seems Jon's wild thirst for glory and triumph has honed into a more wizened and tactical desire for long term victories.
Having recently suffered the loss of his second son, the boy dying as a valiant solider in the King's armies, Jon has summoned the rest of his family from Griffin's Roost to the Red Keep. Knowing he cannot abandon the Small Council, much less the King, he has sought to bring his family nearby so that he may try and better rule both the Seven Kingdoms and his own House under the same roof. Though immersed in his grief, his loyalty and fealty to the Silver Prince remain stronger than ever, vowing whatever he can to aide in his beloved king.