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A Song of Ice and Fire
Transcript of A Song of Ice and Fire
The Known History
The Dawn Age,
The Age of Heroes,
The Andal Invasion,
Age of Valyria,
Robert's Rebellion and after.
The Dawn Age
Before the coming of men:
Children of the Forest,
12000 BL: First Men come to Westeros via Dorne.
They fight the Children of the Forest.
10000 BL: the Children and the First Men sign the Pact
The First Men live on the coastland, high plains, meadows and mountains.
The Children live in the forests.
The First Men adopt the Old Gods of the Forest.
The Age of Heroes
The period of peace between the First Men and the Children.
The Long Night (the longest winter in the known history) and the invasion of Others, defeated by Azor Ahai.
Founding of the Wall by Brandon the Builder, a Stark who is also the first King in the North.
Rise of the Night's King, the 13th Lord Commander of the Night's Watch, defeated by the Starks and Joramun, the King Beyond the Wall (awakens giants).
The Andal Invasion
The Andals from the Andalos Hills in Essos invade the Westeros via the Vale.
They defeat the joint forces of the First Men and the Children pushing them to the North which they cannot conquer.
The Children gradually leave the kingdom of Men retreating to the forest of the land Beyond the Wall.
Age of Valyria
5000 BL: Rise of Valyrian Freehold due to the taming of the dragons and the conquest of Ghiscar.
Over the centuries, the Valyrian Freehold expands.
Around 700 BL, the Rhonyar are defeated and Nymeria, a warrior princess, leads them to Dorne, where she marries Mors Martell establishing his rule.
Around 500 BL, the hidden city of Braavos is formed, since all of the other Free Cities are under Valyrian rule.
The Doom of Valyria
In 100 BL: Valyria is destroyed by volcanic eruptions and other uncertain happenings, called the Doom.
The Targaryens take refuge on a small island on the coast of Westeros, later to be known as Dragonstone.
The Ghiscari regain their former power, the cities of the Slavers Bay and the Free Cities prosper, Braavos reveals itself becoming the most powerful among them.
The War of Conquest: 1 AL, King Aegon I Targaryen conquers Westeros, diminishing or destroying the Kings of 6 of the Seven Kingdoms and establishing new Lords,
Dorne remains unconquered.
The Dance of Dragons (129 - 137 AL): the first civil war that results in the death of all dragons making them extinct and weakening the magic to the point of extinction.
The conquest of Dorne (157 - 161 AL) by Daeron I, though he was unable to hold it. Dorne formally joins the Seven Kingdoms by marriage in 197 AL.
2 Blackfyre rebellions, both unsuccessful.
The War of the Ninepenny Kings, resulting in the final extinction of the Blackfyre family.
The Defiance of Duskendale, resulting in imprisonment of the King and allegedly causing his madness.
Rhaegar Targaryen kidnaps Lyanna Stark. After an uproar by the Stark family, the Mad King burns the father and their eldest son. Aerys demands the heads of Robert Baratheon and Eddard Stark from their ward, Jon Arryn.
Houses Arryn, Stark, Baratheon and Tully rebel against the King. The rebel army defeats the royalists at the Battle of the Trident. Prince Rhaegar is killed.
The Lannisters sack the King's Landing. King Aerys is killed by Jaime Lannister. The Targaryen family is brutally murdered - all but Prince Viserys and Princess Daenerys, who are carried to safety.
Robert becomes King of the Seven Kingdoms, marrying Cersei Lannister.
Greyjoy rebellion (289 AL), resulting in death of Lord Greyjoys oldest sons and capturing of the youngest - Theon and giving him as a ward to Lord Stark.
The Books Begin
A Game of Thrones (AGoT)
A Clash of Kings (ACoK)
A Storm of Swords (ASoS)
Steel and Snow
Blood and Gold
A Feast for Crows (AFfC)
A Dance with Dragons (ADwD)
The Winds of Winter (TWoW)
A Dream of Spring (ADoS)
George R. R. Martin
Geography of the World
The World of A Song of Ice and Fire is divided into 4 continents:
It is the southern continent. There is not much known about it. It is an approximate equivalent of Africa.
2 known cities (in ruins):
It has many islands surrounding its coastline.
It is the largest continent in the World. It is also a geographical equivalent of Eurasia and a cultural equivalent of Asia.
It consists of:
The 9 Free Cities
The Dothraki Sea
Asshai and the Shadowlands
The Nine Free Cities consist of:
The Slaver's Bay consists of:
The Dothraki Sea is a sea of grass in the middle of which is the capital of all Dothraki - Vaes Dothrak, beneath the Mother of Mountains.
The people of Essos
the people of the Free Cities (Braavosi, Myrmen, Pentoshi, Volantene, Lysene, Lorathi, Tyroshi, Norvosi, Qohorik)
The story mainly happens on this continent, which is a cultural equvalent of Europe
The Land Beyond the Wall
It is the land that lies north of the Wall. The important places are:
the Haunted Forest
Fist of the First Men
The North is the largest region in Westeros. The northern people trace descent to the First Men, with Starks being the ruling House.
The most important places are:
The Iron Isles
Inhabited by the First Men who adopted the faith in the Drowned God (and His opponent, the Storm God) and call themselves Ironborn.
Lord Harroway's Town
The Riverlands are one of the most unsettling areas of Westeros. They were ruled by House Mudd of the First Men, then by 3 Andal Houses, only to become a toy in the wars between the Ironborn and the Storm Kings. They were finally absorbed by the Kingdom of the Iron Isles. Targaryens restored them as a separate entity.
The Vale was the first place invaded by the Andals and is one of the most inaccesible and mountainous regions in the Seven Kingdoms.
Gates of the Moon
the Bloody Gate
The Westerlands are ruled by the rich House Lannister and are known for its mines of gold, dug into the hills and mountains.
Casterly Rock and
The lands loyal only to the King or, before the rebellion, to the Targaryens.
Named for its coastal weather, the Stormlands were once ruled by the Storm Kings brought down by Aegon the Conqueror. Aegon then established House Baratheon by marrying his bastard half-brother and the daugther of the Storm King.
The biggest region in the south, it is the most fertile and marked by wines and flowers. Even the ancient ruling House was named Gardener. It is also the homeplace of the Faith in the Seven in Westeros and the center of knowledge of the whole continent.
It is the desert region that has defied the Conquest the longest and joined the Seven Kingdoms by marriage, keeping the title of Prince or Princess instead of only Lord. In Dorne, women can rule and the blood of the warrior princess Nymeria is still present.
The culture of the world is very rich and old. It can be easily compared with many things from our world and our past.
The ancient races and peoples
the Children of the Forest
or the White Walkers
the First Men
Westeros specific peoples and tribes
(the Iron Men from the sea)
(mixture of the Andals and the Rhoynar)
the tribes of
(swamp people from the Neck)
Wildlings or the Free Folk
The Old Gods
(still in every important castle)
> in the North, Beyond the Wall, in the Neck
7 faces of the same God:
> the Andals, in the south of Westeros, in the Free Cities
The building is called a
, the priests
. The leader is the
, the Lord of Light, whose opponent is
the Great Other
, who rules the Darkness.
The religion's source is in
, in the
perform many different rituals. Most common phrase is:
''The night is dark and full of terrors.''
, worshiped by the
, is the
god of Sea
and his opponent is the
, with whom he is in an eternal battle.
The most widespread is the
, that is spoken in almost all parts of the World. Still, the tongue has many dialects and accents, differentiating by region or nobleness.
is the ancient language of the First Men, the Children and the giants.
is the language of the
- are still used in the
Free Cities and other cities in Essos
Almost whole continent of Westeros is ruled by one King, styled (for example):
the First of His Name,
King of the Andals, the Rhoynar and the First Men,
Lord of the Seven Kingdoms and
Protector of the Realm.
The King has a
chief advisor and executor of His command
, who is called the
. The Hand also decides in King's name while He is
The highborn say:
''What the King dreams, the Hand builds,''
while the lowborn say:
''The King eats and the Hand takes the shit.''
The Small Council:
Lord Commander of the Kingsguard
7 knights of the
The line of succesion goes from the
eldest son to the youngest
and then from the
oldest daughter to the youngest.
After those come cousins or acknowledged bastards. It is so in all the regions except
, where the heir is the
oldest to the youngest regardless the gender.
But the real heir becomes the one that has the power and supporters needed to support his claim.
Knights are called
and are anointed by seven oils by septons, though any knight can knight another knight. They must swear vows to protect the innocent, women and children and others.
is as ancient as the man himself and is
sacred in all religions
. After a guest has eaten under the host's roof, the host may not hurt him and his envoy
in any way
. In the thousands of years of history, it has only been broken twice.
Beasts or animals
There are many special animals that may posses magical powers or have a special place in the culture.
The House that conquered the Westeros was once an important part of the governance of the Valyrian Freehold and the only entirely surviving House of the Valyrian nobility.
King Aegon I, the Conqueror
King Aerys II, the Mad King
King Viserys III, the Beggar King
The House that traces descent from the Storm Kings was actually a newly founded House, established by the Targaryens.
The Lannisters are named after Lann the Clever, from the Age of Heroes, who tricked the Casterlys out of the Casterly Rock using only his wit and cunning. He began the rule of Lannisters over the Kingdom of the Rock.
Once servants of the Gardener Kings, they became Lords after cooperating with Aegon Targaryen in the Conquest.
WINTER IS COMING
Starks are descendants of the First Men and they kept the religion of the Old Gods and many customs originating in the times of the First Men and the Children of the Forest.
The Arryns are one of the oldest Houses of Andal nobility, establishing their rule among other Houses in the mountainous region.
The Tullys are a House that came in power after the Targaryens destroyed the Kingdom of the Iron Isles and the Riverlands, establishing the Riverlands as a separate part of the Kingdoms again.
The Ironborn are descendants of the First Men that lived on the Sea. They despise common people and often raid shores. They are very stubborn and the like to be independent, thus they rose in a rebellion whenever they saw a chance to reclaim the position of a Kingdom.
House Nymeros Martell
House Martell esteblished its rule in Dorne with the arrival of princess Nymeria and are so a mixture of desert Westerosi and Rhoynar. To this day, their House name is Nymeros Martell, in honor of the warrior princess. Because Dorne was never conquered in war, but instead became part of the Seven Kingdoms by marriage, House Martell kept the title of Prince or Princess instead of just Lord. They are also very temperamental.
A note on seasons
The seasons in the World are not strictly time limited, even though they do have the common succession (spring, summer, fall, winter). That means that summers can last decades and winters generations, but springs and falls are short in comparison.
Only noble bastards have special privileges and carry names that differ from region to region.
Surnames by regions:
the North -
the Iron Islands -
the Riverlands -
the Vale -
the Westerlands -
the Crownlands -
the Stormlands -
the Reach -
People on the Wall and beyond:
Lord Commander Jeor Mormont
Mance Ryder, the King Beyond the Wall
People in the North
People in the Riverlands
In the Crownlands
Grand Maester Pycelle
Oberyn's daughters called
the Sand Snakes
People connected to the Targaryens
HBO television series
In 2011 the first episode of the series aired on HBO.
The whole series is named after the first book - Game of Thrones (to be simpler) and currently the third season is airing.
prehistory - 10000 BL
10000 BL - 6000 BL
5000 BL - 100 BL
The Andals invade the Iron Islands, but assimilate among the Ironborn.
The Seven Kingdoms
After the Andal invasion (or before) many Kingdoms were set up in Westeros.
King in the North / King of Winter
House STARK (First Men)
King of Mountain and Vale
House ARRYN (Andals)
King of Rivers and Hills
House MUDD (First Men)
House TEAGUE (Andals)
House FISHER (Andals)
House JUSTMAN (Andals)
King of the Stromlands / Storm King
unnamed House of Storm Kings (First Men)
King of the Iron Islands / Iron King
House GREYIRON (First Men)
King of the Iron Isles and the Riverlands
House HOARE (First Men)
King of the Reach
House GARDENER (First Men)
King of the Rock
House CASTERLY (First Men)
House LANNISTER (Andals)
Prince of Dorne
House NYMEROS MARTELL (Andals and Rhoynar)
8000 BL - 1 AL
6000 BL - 4000 BL
1 AL - 281 AL
283 AL - 298 AL
A Game of Thrones, A Clash of Kings, A Storm of Swords, A Feast for Crows, A Dance with Dragons by George R. R. Martin
http://www.tednasmith.com/ - Ted Nasmith
http://en.amokanet.ru/gallery/martin/ - Amok
http://7kingdoms.ru/2009/yason-ingl/ - Jason Engle
http://7kingdoms.ru/2009/martina-pilcerova/ - Martina Pilcerova
http://7kingdoms.ru/2009/mark-simonetti/ - Mark Simonetti
http://morano.pl/main.php - Tomasz Jedruszek
http://7kingdoms.ru/2009/majkl-komark/ - Michael Komarck
http://www.guillemhp.com/gallery/ - Guillem Pongiluppi
Other-in-Law - Joe Fullerton
Tear of Cartographer's Guild
Ghiscari slave cities were old when the World was young.
that protects the
from the nothern beings. It resides on
. Its primary role was to fight off
, but after thousands of years of quiet they began fighting the
instead. It was once a glorious order with many good knights deciding to
''take the black''
, but later it became the place where they sent people who have commited serious crimes.
Maester is a
, trained in many
scientific and useful skills
. Almost every castle in Westeros has one and he is sworn to obey and counsel. Maesters are trained in the
Citadel of Oldtown
, where they forge a
chain of links
made of different materials or substances which represent an area of knowledge the maester has mastered.
Words to learn
to anoint - to apply water or oil with light strokes on somone as part of a religious ceremony
to haunt - to keep coming into someone's mind in a disturbing way
to raid - to make a sudden attack on an enemy
to plunder - to force your way into a place and steal everything of value
to ravage - to cause great damage to something
to invade - to enter a country so as to conquer or occupy it
to conquer - to take control of a country or its people by military force
wit - the ability think quickly and make good decisions
cunning - skilled at decieving people, skillful or clever
to tame - make less powerful and easier to control
rebellion - opposition to authority and control
doom - a tragic or ruinous fate, inevitable destruction
Nothing is known of this continent. It is situated near the city of Asshai and in the Saffron Straits between Essos and Ulthos lies the island of Ulos.