Prologue: The end of the spring and the bold king.
Hi guys this is my first aar since I just discovered them recently, so far I have read a couple that have inspired me to write one myself, I started at the Aegon's conquest bookmark and from there I ruled as the Targaryen dinasty for two hundred years, my plan was to start the aar at the year 200 AC but decided to wait until my current king died, so this starts in the year 202 Ac, I hope you all enjoy .
State of the realm.
The end of the Spring
Aegon the Conqueror united the Seven Kingdoms more than two hundred years ago, yet there are still those who dare to deny Targaryen rule, those who dare to challenge the true kings, those who are not afraid to wake the dragon. Fortunately, King Daemon Targaryen was a good king, a great king, he reduced the conflicts in the kingdom to a bare minimum, negotiated peace with the major lords and gave a period of prosperity to the Iron Throne, a season of peace and happiness to the small folk and lords alike, but now, the King is dead, and long live the King.
The Seven Kingdoms of Westeros
The Riverlands have been a center of rebellion in the seven Kingdoms for generations, since the first Gardener Rebellion of 60 AC and as recent as the reign of my uncle, King Baelor the Mad, who defeated three rebellions on his lifetime, yet he is remembered by his mental instability. Now, the Riverlands are ruled by Lord Ronel Tully, whose father usurped it from house Qoherys.
The Vale is the house of schemes in Westeros, through hidden plots, assassinations and lies many houses have risen and fallen as lord paramounts of the Vale, mainly the houses of Arryn, their original rulers, house Royce, house Waxley and the now dead house Stark of the Eyrie my father always said that those Valemen where not to be trusted, he should have listened more to his own advice, currently the Vale is being ruled by Lord Emond Royce.
The north has a history of loyalty for house Targaryen, ever since the last King of Winter, Torrhen Stark, “The King Who Knelt”, ensured their prosperous and peaceful domain over the immense land of the North by submitting to the dragon lords. The current lord paramount of the North is Lord Kyle Stark, whose father was mine’s best friend, let’s hope he doesn’t deviate from family tradition.
Even though the Reach is the most fertile and, by the accounts of many, the most beautiful land in the Seven Kingdoms, it has also seen the most bloodshed, thanks to the Gardeners, the bloody Gardeners, who have risen in rebellion several times, always crushed by their overlords and deposed of their titles, yet they always find a way to return to power, they took it from House Hightower and later House Tarly, luckily House Florent seems to be stronger. The current lord of the Reach is Lord Fredrec Florent.
The Stormlands, although peaceful is another example of how unstable can a title be, after the last member of house Baratheon of Storm’s End died, Aegor I, “the merry”, as they called him, chose the bastard Ser Gawen Storm, who founded house Gawens of Storm’s end, yet after their support of house Gardener on the Second Gardener Rebellion, King Baelor I named house Baratheon of Rainwood the new lord paramounts of the Stormlands, a title that has change hands many times since then, since many support house Gawens, especially since House Baratheon of Rainwood has been praising a red god of some sort. The current lord of the Stormlands is lord Anguy Baratheon.
Done has also been a rebellious cell through its history, joining the Gardeners in all their rebellions, because of it Dorne went from house Martell to house Dayne and now it’s been ruled by house Fowler, let’s hope they don’t follow tradition. The current Prince of Dorne is Prince Ricasso II Fowler.
The Westerlands used to be parallel to the North in terms of loyalty, until the Second Gardener Rebellion, a time when no one knew who was friend or foe, and house Lannister betrayed the kingdom, and forfeit their positions, sadly, house Westerling was weak and House Lannister is back in the golden throne, rumors also say that they found a valyrian steel sword , it doesn’t matter, I have five. The current lord of the Westerlands is Lord Tywle Lannister.
The Iron Islands:
The Iron Islands have gone from house to house over the years, after the rule of Bennarion Greyjoy, who they called “Softiron” behind his back, it seemed that not ironborn wanted a Greyjoy as their ruler ever again, yet no house was capable of holding the islands with the same strength as the old Krakens, and now a new man has brought them to their past of reaving and pillaging, the current lord paramount of the Iron Islands is Lord Harrock Greyjoy.
The Iron Throne
The Iron Throne, the most powerful chair in the world, the most dangerous place to sit, is currently being ruled by me, King Aegon II, and I have inherited a monstrous ship where every crewmen hates each other, will they follow the new captain, or will they perish in this sea of fire?, a sea of fire and blood.