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"Dragons are fire made flesh, and fire is power" - Quaithe

Nearly 25 years past, the Night's King broke a hole in the Wall, marched south with an army of the dead, and began the Long Night. They slaughtered thousands as they marched south; until the armies of the living came together and fought the white walkers at Winterfell in the War for the Dawn. The battle was long, bloody, and decisive. Thousands of warriors and many heroes fell to the cold or their monstrous foes. Accounts differ wildly but all agree that the battle ended when the Night's King was slain. Only the select rulers, nobles, and commanders present at the battle's end know the exact details of both the Night's King's death and the subsequent armistice negotiated with the surviving White Walkers. Regardless, the White Walkers retreated to the Lands of Always Winter and the war was won. Curiously, the following winter was harsh and brutal but brief. It seemed with the defeat of the White Walkers, the seasons turned from years to months. In the summer of 300 AC, King Jon revealed his true parentage as the son of Rhaegar Targaryen and Lyanna Stark before wedding Queen Daenerys. King Jon was then seated on the Iron Throne with Queen Daenerys by his side and Westeros was once again united under House Targaryen in what is now known as the Pact of Ice and Fire. With a small council of talented friends and allies, such as Lord Tyrion Lannister acting as the Hand, the young monarchs set to the work of healing the deep wounds left by the long wars.

It is now 325 AC, Autumn, and the realm has enjoyed 25 years free from war with booming trade and bountiful harvests under the watchful eye of the White Wolf and the Silver Queen. With the continued growth and breeding of the Targaryen dragons, Magic has fully returned to the world; with the children, the giants, direwolves, and countless species of mythical beasts now roaming the country once more. In the North, more wargs, greenseers, and shamanic mystics are born every year while the Alchemist's Guild and Citadel rediscover arcane secrets once lost to the world. Meanwhile newly made noble houses led by wildling chieftains and valorous northern soldiers settle the Gift and New Gift, act as a second line of defense behind a newly rebuilt Wall; where all 19 castles are manned by thousands of black brothers, and led by the redeemed Theon Greyjoy, 1000th Lord Commander of the Night's Watch, the Black Kracken. Slavery has been abolished in all of the Free Cities, the now renamed Bay of Dragons, and Qarth and many of Daenery's Essosi followers have returned home, while others have made new lives in Westeros. The realm has never been stronger and many proclaim Jon and Daenery's rule to be the beginning of a new Golden Age for Westeros.

However despite the expert stewardship of King Jon and Queen Daenerys and the great lengths they went to steer Westeros to a better future, conflict stirs once more. The realm has barely recovered from the debts owed to its creditors and high taxes have stirred the seeds of peasant revolt in many quarters and a new outlaw band called the Freemen Brotherhood has been created; meanwhile, religious unrest spreads through the land. With the rebirth of magic, numerous ancient faiths and creeds have resurrected in various corners of Westeros and the Faith of R'hllor slowly gains followers in the Riverlands. Darker beings and creatures now once more stalk the countryside and peasants tell tales of murderous squishers and ghouls, twisted merlings and demons, and even blood mages and necromancers. In response, renegade septons have called upon the Sparrows to once again take up arms in an illegal and unsanctioned crusade against all "heretics, infidels, and abominations"; many whisper that the Sparrows have monetary support from noble sympathizers and the fear of the mystical is reaching a crescendo, resulting in numerous witch-hunts and pogroms of suspected magic-users and mythical beings.

In the Vale, the hill tribes have begun a bloody campaign of guerrilla warfare under their self-made High Chief and rogue ironborn reavers lead by the bastard heir of Euron Crow's Eye, have rebelled against Lady Asha and begun burning and raping along the western coast; while rebels in the Stepstones have launched a campaign to overthrow Lord Aurane Velaryon and secede from the Iron Throne. Abroad, an alliance of Essosi from various nations have created the New Masters and have launched a campaign to return slavery to Essos; while a new Great Khal has begun a revanchist movement to return the Dothraki to their ravaging ways by force. The Tigers of Volantis seek to create a New Valyrian Empire under the upstart Archon Valarr Maegyr and have begun to conquer the continent and in response Myr, Lys, and Tyrosh have revived the Kingdom of Three Daughters. The resulting war has caused great destruction in Essos and negatively affected trade in Westeros. Tensions are also rising between the noble houses of Westeros, as many still brood on both old and new rivalries exacerbated by the War of Ten Crowns, the situation is particularly precarious in the far North as the former wildlings clash with their new neighbors. Minor conflicts between lords have erupted, and have been swiftly resolved by the Iron Throne but many believe open war is imminent. With blood beginning to flow at home and across the sea, King Jon and Queen Daenerys face the nearly impossible task of keeping Westeros safe and preserving Queen Daenery's dream of peace and freedom in Essos; while the Great Houses of the realm once again begin their own schemes and plots. Together the lords of Westeros defeated the Long Night, but now they threaten to make the realm bleed once more.

King Jon and Queen Daenerys have invited all the high lords of the realm to King's Landing in a grand tourney and celebration in honor of their newest grandchild's first nameday. It is an opportunity to win glory, but also a chance for the Houses to play the great game of power and influence. The Game of Thrones.







If anyone is interested in being Co-GM, the position is open.
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I place my full interest into this @MrDidact. I am always ready for a good ASOIAF RP.
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Also interested. Wouldn't mind being a co-GM if you need it as well, I DM a game of D&D as well as having ran a large number of role plays and having read all 5 ice and fire books I think I could be helpful. Keep me in mind!
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@Dredigan If we get enough interest to actually run a game, then you can totally be the Co-GM. Trying to get all the background lore right by myself would get pretty tiring haha.
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Interested!
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@bloonewb@Nightwing95@Dredigan I think two more interested players and it should be enough to start a game, though the RP will be Always Open.
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Im definitely interested
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I'm interested@MrDidact to sir
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Well there are your two players! I'll pm you and get some plans rolling @MrDidact.
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@Dredigan@Masterkeun@Xyo@bloonewb@Nightwing95 Great! I'll have an OOC later tonight.

You guys got any ideas what characters you want to play?

And of course, this RP is Always Open, and anyone else interested if free to join.
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@MrDidact I was thinking a female warrior out to prove herself and earn a place in court. Same would have grown up being Samantha Frey, but when her house fell from grace she chose to take on the name Sam Flower traveling with her armor, weapons and horse working as a mercenary for a year before seeking knighthood. Same flower is twenty ninth in line to lead the disgraced Frey's but doesn't concern herself with such things. Due to the status of her house no man would marry a Frey,
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I'm interested
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@Nightwing95@DrunkasaurusRex@Masterkeun@Dredigan@Xyo@bloonewb Ok, OOC is up! No rush on finishing a character sheet, but we'll start as soon as you all have your characters ironed out.

Masterkeun, that's a cool concept but you could also play House Frey as a whole if you wished to. Would Sam be pretending to be a Reachman then if her name is Sam Flower?
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@MrDidact I considered that but I thought it seemed more fitting to start as my own woman and possibly take control of the house if and when my character has earned it. Sorry about the name I forgot it varies by region Mable Rivers sounds good :)
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@Masterkeun Well your PC doesn't necessarily have to be the leader of the house. It could be useful for you to have multiple POVs in different situations and areas. Especially since House Frey is undoubtedly the most populous house inn the kingdoms. It's up to you of course, unless another player comes in and wants to RP House Frey, in which case you two could collaborate.
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@MrDidact Here's a summary of my character in 1 sentence: Roose Bolton meets Sherlock Holmes with the asshole turned up to 11.
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@bloonewb Interesting, is he going to be a member of House Bolton?
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@MrDidact Either that or House Hewett. I'm leaning towards Bolton.
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@bloonewb I'd certainly be interested in seeing what House Bolton gets up to after the loss of their seat and title. And if they'll be as hostile to the Starks as the previous generation was.
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@MrDidact Should I get to work on a character sheet?
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