The Seven Kingdoms are divided into nine administrative regions, seven of which, The North, Iron Islands, the Vale, The Westerlands, The Reach, the Stormlands and Dorne, were independent kingdoms at the time of conquest. The Riverlands had been independent before, but had fallen to the Storm Kings and more recently to the ironborn. They regained independence after the local lords rebelled against Harren the Black and swore fealty to Aegon during the conquest. The area around King's Landing, which had also been a battleground between several kingdoms, constituted the royal demesne and became known as the Crownlands. The island stronghold of Dragonstone, ancient seat of the Targaryens, was successively granted to heirs apparent to the throne.
The realm's territory includes all but the northernmost tip of the continent, where the Wall defines its northern border. The king on the Iron Throne also controls the many islands off the coast of Westeros, such as Tarth, Greenstone, and Dragonstone. It is occasionally drawn into conflicts over the Stepstones off its southeastern coast, but it has rarely controlled a significant portion of them. The year is 604 AC, a great year of transition. King Aemond Targaryen has passed and has been succeeded his son Lucerys Targaryen.
The North Edit
The North is one of the constituent regions of Westeros and was a sovereign kingdom before the War of Conquest. The region covers the entire area south of the Wall and north of the Neck. It is the largest region of Westeros. The North has been ruled by House Stark for thousands of years from the castle known as Winterfell. Other notable houses of the region include Bolton, Karstark, Manderly, and Umber. Warden of the North is a title traditionally held by House Stark, the lords of Winterfell and the North.
Current Lord: King Walton II Stark
In 579 AC, The North and the Iron Islands had been fighting a war for seven years. This war was long and hard on both regions and there was no end in sight. It wasn't until Rodwell Stark and Beron Harlaw met and discussed a truce that the war came to an end. Beron had strong beliefs against the Iron Island's old ways and wanted to bring about a new age. An accord was struck between the two lord's, promising to unite the regions in marriage in the coming years. The marriage has yet to take place, but now that both of the lord's have children of age, that day is soon coming where they must face their promise.
Following the deaths of Lord Rodwell and Lady Anya Stark in 604 AC, at the feast for the coronation of King Lucerys, Walton Stark declared the North an independent kingdom and wed Anarya Harlaw. The King dispatches envoys to several places in Westeros. To Casterly Rock to determine Lannister involvement in the poisonings, the Riverlands to secure support, and the Vale to ensure the neutrality or support of Walton's cousin.
Vale of Arryn Edit
The Vale of Arryn, or the Vale as its more commonly known, is one of the constituent regions of Westeros and was formerly a sovereign nation known as the Kingdom of Mountain and Vale before the War of Conquest. The Vale is ruled by House Arryn from the mountain fortress known as the Eyrie. The Mountains of the Moon surround the smaller Vale proper,although the valley's name is often applied to all of the Arryns' realm. Notable houses of this region include Corbray, Hunter, Redfort, and Royce. Warden of the East is the title given to the person responsible for the defense of the eastern coasts of the Seven Kingdoms. Traditionally the title is conferred upon House Arryn, Lords of the Eyrie.
Current Lord: Lord Paramount Ronnel Arryn
In 604 AC Lord Artys Arryn, Lord Paramount of the Vale committed suicide after experiencing severe depression, leaving his son Ronnel Arryn as the new Lord Paramount. Lord Talyn Royce spurred new ship construction in Gulltown. The hope is to bring new life to the once venerable Vale fleet.
Iron Islands Edit
The Iron Islands is one of the constituent regions of the Seven Kingdoms, and it was formerly a sovereign nation under the same name, until the War of Conquest. The Iron Islands are home to a fierce people who call themselves the ironborn and were once ruled by House Greyjoy of Pyke. House Harlaw now rule the isles, from the castle of Ten Towers. Notable houses of this region include Drumm, Blacktyde, Saltcliffe, and Farwynd.
Current Lord: Lord Paramount Beron Harlaw
After years of waiting, Anarya Harlaw and newly declared King Walton Stark were wed to bind the Iron Islands and North. Beron Harlaw the current Lord Paramount weighs the options of remaining with the crown and becoming Master of Ships or fighting with his son-in-law for independence. Eventually despite his loyalties Lord Beron decides to fight alongside his son-in-law. Harryk Harlaw is visited by a Drowned Priest who is dispatched to the "green lands".
The Riverlands is a central region of the continent of Westeros, consisting of the rich, fertile, and populous areas around the forks of the Trident and the northern Blackwater Rush. It is ruled from Riverrun by House Tully. The Riverlands is not considered one of the traditional Seven Kingdoms, as at the time of Aegon's Conquest the territory was controlled by House Hoare of the Iron Islands. Because of its central position in Westeros and lack of natural boundaries, the Riverlands has been a frequent battleground. The people of the Riverlands are known as "rivermen"[and are a mixture of hardy warriors, peaceful fisherfolk and devout smallfolk. Notable houses of this region include Frey, Mallister, Mooton, Darry, Bracken and Blackwood.
Current Lord: Lord Paramount Robyn Tully; Regent: Lord Edwyn Frey
In 604 AC Lord Petyr Tully died after falling from his horse which was spooked by a snake. His death left the 2 year old Robyn Tully as Lord Paramount of the Riverlands. Upon news of his death, King Lucerys named Edwyn Frey the regent until Robyn comes of age. The declaration of independence by the North puts the Riverlands in a difficult position as they are likely to see much of the fighting given their central position in Westeros.
The Westerlands is a region in the west of the continent of Westeros. It is ruled from Casterly Rock by House Lannister. Before the Targaryen conquest, it was known as the Kingdom of the Rock. People from the Westerlands are known as westermen. Notable houses of this region include Crakehall, Marbrand, Brax, Lefford and Swyft. Warden of the West is a title bestowed on the most prominent house of the Westerlands by the ruler of the Seven Kingdoms. Since the War of Conquest, this title has been held by House Lannister.
Current Lord: Lord Paramount Gerion Lannister; Regent: Lady Martesse Lannister
In 604 AC Tybolt Lannister ventured to King's Landing with his sister Sarelle Lannister. Tybolt was the mind behind a plot to kill King Aemond the previous king, and he attempted to rekindle the plot, this time against the new King Lucerys. He found no support, even with Lord Rodwell Stark, who later died along with his wife at the feast of the King by poisoning, with Lannister involvement being suspected. Upon returning home, Tybolt had a severe bout of depression and hid himself away in Casterly Rock. Tybolt later commits suicide. His youngest sibling, Martesse Lannister, was declared regent for Tybolt's son Gerion until he comes of age.
The Crownlands is one of the nine constituent regions of the continent of Westeros. It was never a sovereign nation, instead being contested between the Riverlands, Stormlands and other regions until Aegon the Conqueror seized control of the area during his War of Conquest and made it his primary foothold on the continent. Since then, the Crownlands have been ruled directly by the crown on the Iron Throne. Notable houses in this region include Targaryen, Celtigar, Velaryon, Rosby and Stokeworth.
Current Lord: King Lucerys I Targaryen
In 604 AC King Aemond Targaryen died of natural causes. His son, Lucerys Targaryen succeeded to the throne. Lords from across Westeros came to King's Landing for the coronation though the celebration was cut short after Lord Rodwell and Lady Anya Stark were poisoned. Prince Baelon Targaryen, Lord of Summerhall, leads a short lived riot in King's Landing which causes fire damage to the Great Spet of Baelor, and the mob nearly reaches the Dragonpit. Baelon claimed he was the true king and wanted to ride the dragon Vermithor. The revolt was put down by the Gold Cloaks led by Florian Corbray. In a break with tradition, the son of Lucerys, Viserys was replaced as heir by his younger brother Gaemon, yet Viserys retained his lordship over Dragonstone. A man claiming to be Steffon of the House Baratheon landed in the Crownlands to claim the Iron Throne. After Steffon feigns a retreat following his defeat in battle against Lucerys outside of Rosby, Steffon and a newly arrived army of sellswords besiege King's Landings.
The Reach Edit
The Reach is one of the constituent regions of the Seven Kingdoms on the continent of Westeros. It was formerly a sovereign nation known as the Kingdom of the Reach before the War of Conquest. The Reach is ruled from the castle of Highgarden by House Tyrell. It is the second-largest of the kingdoms behind the North and is considered the most fertile and heavily-populated part of Westeros. Notable houses of this region include Hightower, Tarly, Oakheart, Florent, Redwyne and Rowan Warden of the South is a warden title bestowed on the most prominent house of the Reach by the ruler of the Seven Kingdoms. All known Wardens of the South thus far have been from House Tyrell, who became Lords of Highgarden after the extinction of House Gardener, the former Kings of the Reach, during the War of Conquest..
Current Lord: Lord Paramount and Lord Hand Garth Tyrell
Following the resignation of Edric Connington as Hand of the King, Garth Tyrell was granted the position. Motivations for this are attributed to an altercation between Serra Tyrell and Prince Viserys; this is also believed to have caused Gaemon Targaryen to become heir to the Iron Throne. Following the sudden suicide of Dareon Hightower, Clement Vrywell declared himself Lord of Oldtown igniting tension in the Reach. Lady Alysanne Hightower and her husband Edrik Blackwood made their way to the Reach to return the Hightower line to Oldtown as Dareon intended, meeting with the Tyrells at Highgarden, and preparing to take back Oldtown.
The Stormlands is one of the constituent regions of the Seven Kingdoms on the continent of Westeros. It was formerly a sovereign nation by the same name until the War of Conquest, in which the last Storm King was slain. The Stormlands were once ruled from the castle of Storm's End by House Baratheon, but are now ruled from Griffon's Roost by House Connington. They are so-named for the savage and frequent storms that batter the coast. Notable houses of this region include Selmy, Swann, Dondarrion, Tarth and Estermont.
Current Lord: Lord Paramount Edric Connington
Edric Connington, Hand of the King resigns following the coronation of King Lucerys, being replaced by Garth Tyrell. Lord Tarth, one of the most important vassls of the Stormlands, and his sons, were lost at sea leaving a dispute over inheritance of the island. Lord Cotter Codd of Sweetport Sound who married the daughter of Lord Tarth petitioned for the seat along with Lysene merchant Elena Arazni and cousin of the lost lord Tarth, Ser Dane Tarth.
Dorne is the large peninsula which makes up the southern-most part of Westeros, and is one of the constituent regions of the Seven Kingdoms. Its capital is Sunspear and the lords of the ruling House Martell still style themselves "Prince" and "Princess" in the Rhoynish fashion. Notable houses of this region include Fowler, Yronwood, Dayne and Uller.
Current Lord: Princess Ellaria Martell
In 604 AC, Dorne was surprised by the death of Olyvar Martell, leaving the young Ellaria Martell as the new Princess of Dorne. Sandstorms plagued the Boneway, home of the Yronwoods. Princess Ellaria sends her younger twin brothers to the Stormlands as wards. The Princess is then visited by Tommen Lannister who claims descent from the Kings of the Rock before the conquest.