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 left the Free Cities of Volantis and Tyrosh in ashes, 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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With his son Tybolt dead, his daughter Myrcella delivered to Pyke as the future wife of Rodrik Greyjoy and now Tyrion brought in iron shackles to the King, Jaime feels himself torn in multiple directions. His sister Cersei as a judge on his brother's panel, he has made quick haste to King's Landing, leaving his wife behind on the Rock and taking much of his household with him. Though he is eager to at last have answers for all the chaos since Tywin's death, he is perhaps not as eager to presume Tyrion's guilt like the other members of his family. Driven to vigilance as much as he's been driven to sadness by the recent turmoil in his House, he finds a constant companion in his twin sister now that they are reunited once more in the Red Keep.
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.
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.
19, Casterly Rock
play by: Charles Devoe
Though perhaps once an unexpected joy to his parents, joy seems to be an emotion not entirely familiar to the Dark Lion. Awfully pragmatic, nearly to a point of cruelty, Tycen is all that his half-brother Jaime is not. Not a knight glorified for his swordsmanship, and hardly is he golden, he prefers to sharpen his mind instead, wielding it like a double-edged blade that was always Tywin's pride. Selective, calculative, conservative and highly manipulative, his expression only seems to soften for the rare few he holds close; his mother Ashara and his sister Alea. Though a once trusted advisor to Jaime when he first ascended to Lord Paramount, is has been the forced and somewhat secret betrothal of Myrcella Lannsiter to Rodrik Greyjoy that has torn the seams of their partnership. Even so, Tycen is able to espy opportunity in any scenario, and is well-versed on how to pin-point and control pivotal events that work to his benefit.
With Tybolt's death in the Stormlands, Myrcella's union to Pyke and Tyrion's disappearance, Tycen stands now as the presumed heir to his father's seat, going so far as to even agree to a match between he and Winterfell's own Sansa Stark. Now with the dwarf being returned to Westeros, Tycen has been appointed one of seven judges that will sit his trial, and alongside his own half-sister Cersei, one may think the two may finally have common ground with each other. Whether or not Tyrion is guilty, his sheer existence threatens Tycen's claim as heir presumptive, and he has no intention on allowing the dwarf to walk free if he can help it.
VARYS the SPIDER
55, King's Landing
play by: Mark Strong
Conniving and intelligent, all that Varys lacks as a strong man are the bits between his legs. By far smarter than most, wittier and far more clever, the Spider has woven a place for himself that many are as curious about as they are fearful. Remembered as the robed figure who was often speaking into King Aerys' ear, he is credited for coaxing the man's descent into madness, and while he helped bring about the ascension of Rhaegar, he can only be trusted as far as he can be thrown. A keeper of secrets, a master of whispers, he has thousands and thousands of spies under his employ, from the far North to the hot Dornish sands, to the many reaches of the Free Cities and beyond. He has made himself entirely indispensable, and it is this fact alone that has kept him on the Small Council, beholden to running of the Seven Kingdoms and always given a voice at the King's table.
Though accused of inefficiency with the events surrounding Tyrion Lannister, one cannot accuse Varys of misinformation, for he will hoard integral pieces of knowledge until the most crucial moment. With the dwarf soon to stand trial for his crimes, there are other things afoot, things that threaten to dismantle all of the peace and stability Varys has worked so hard to ensure. While Lord Tyrion's guilt or innocence may not be his utmost focus, he continues to spin his webs and set free his little birds all in the name of the realm.
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
For many, many years, Lord Jon has kept his House away from the eyes of court, leaving his wife and daughter to much of their own devices as he ruled as Hand in King's Landing. Summoning his sons to the palace only when it was time for them to squire, it is easy to say Jon has long since struggled to balance his devotion to the King with his own duties as a father and husband. Some might even say he prefers his life at Rhaegar's side than he would sequestered away in Griffin's Roost. Nevertheless, when losing his second son Desmond in the recent battles within the Stormlands, he was quick to move his entire family and much of his household to the Red Keep with him.
While he did not personally fight in the war against Tyrosh, he played a hugely integral role in mobilizing the King's armies, his post as Lord Commander ascertaining every rank was filled and every ship was lined with soldiers. The first to lay eyes on the corpse of the dead Archon upon their victorious return, he has been working tirelessly with the King to not only assess the damage of war, but what the future holds for them, as well. Selected as an official peer to sit upon Tyrion Lannister's trial, it is yet another pile he adds to his plate, vowing in the name of the King that justice will be met.