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A Song of Ice And Fire - The Bleeding Years

Postby Dragos Bee » Tue Feb 11, 2020 4:17 am

A Song of Ice And Fire - The Bleeding Years

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It is 74 years since the Doom of Valyria, and Westeros and Essos are still dealing with the consequences of the disaster.

In the North, the Starks of Winterfell fend off attacks from the Wildlings and rival kingdoms. King Edwyn Stark, the Spring King, is blessed with a seemingly-able son, Torrhen, and a realm in good order except for the occasional Wildling raid. Through him and his son run the blood of the First Men, which would not brook submission to those mixed with the blood of the Andal Invaders. Facing them are the Arryns of The Mountain and Vale, whose hostility towards him and his line are absolute. Tracing their lineage to the very foreigners of Andalos the Starks are opposed to, the Arryns strive to maintain a beacon of chivalry and martial might that honor their lost homeland, forever gone. But their King only has a daughter, the ten-year-old Sharra Arryn, and thus his house's hold on the throne is endangered.

To the south, the Riverlands are under the control of interlopers from the Iron Islands, who are spending blood and treasure to build the Castle of Harrenhal in order to glorify King Harren Hoare, their oppressor. King Harren intends to make this castle last forever, a testament to his glory and that of his family. The growing power of the Iron Islanders is opposed by Argilac Durrandon of the Stormlands, whose strong arm, backed by fierce and loyal men, is spent trying to fend off raids from all nations around him. The strongest of these nations are The Reach, where the Gardeners reign in great prosperity after a series of good harvests. Their King rejoices at the birth of a son, Mern Gardener, and sees no troubles on the horizon except the Lannisters of Casterly Rock, whose great wealth allows them to equal The Reach in all but numbers.

To the furthest South, Princess Meria of Dorne has reached her middle age but shows no sign of diminishing vigor - Far from it, she looks at events east of Westeros with interested eyes. For Volantis, or as they prefer to call themselves, New Valyria, is showing signs of strain. As her realm enjoys a period of modest prosperity, Meria watches as the Volantenes deal with rebellious sentiments from Lys and Myr, as well as alliances between Norvos, Qohor, and as it is rumored, Braavos and Pentos, the two age-old enemies. Nothing would please her more than to see Argilac 'The Arrogant' sail over to the Disputed Lands to try and prevent the Volantenes from solving their problems, but that is a distant prospect.

But in Dragonstone, a birth occurs that would shake the very foundations of the Seven Kingdoms. A birth not of a Dragon, but of a baby boy, one Aegon Tarageyen...

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Basically, this is a Game of Thrones NRP set during the birth of Aegon the Conqueror, with entire houses and dynasties ranging from the Kings in the North, the Sealords of the Braavosi, and the Triarchs of Volantis being playable. Rules are below:

1.) Do not be an asshole.
2.) No Godmoding or Powergaming, aka no controlling other players' actions, no defeating your enemy in one shot, and no shrugging of all hits without an enchanted shield.
3.) Do not make your nation overpowered.
4.) Do not ignore Logistics or Economics.
5.) By the same token, only a few nations can have a 'High' or 'Very High' Economic Strength (see below).
6.) Most Rulers will be OCs. Do not make them Perfect.
7.) Multiple characters are allowed, while as for multiple nations, one player can control one Westerosi country and one Essosi country as long as they are sufficiently distant from each other (aka not right across the Narrow Sea). For example, the Volantis player can take the Starks if they want, while the Mallister player can take New Ghis if they want.


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[b]Kingdom:[/b]
[b]Is he/she a Ruler?[/b] (Yes or No.)
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[b]Economic Strength:[/b] (Low, Average, High, Very High)
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I am quite interested in this. Consider this a tag and an interest in Targaryen or Velaryon.
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Tag, fancy seeing you after all this time

Is there a possibility for AU or will this be strictly keeping to GoT lore?
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Postby Dragos Bee » Tue Feb 11, 2020 3:29 pm

Nuxipal wrote:I am quite interested in this. Consider this a tag and an interest in Targaryen or Velaryon.


Thanks!

The Imperial Warglorian Empire wrote:Tag, fancy seeing you after all this time

Is there a possibility for AU or will this be strictly keeping to GoT lore?


The rough situation will keep to GoT Lore at first, but due to most of the rulers being OCs, plus the presence of Custom Houses, it will quickly become an AU.
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Postby Ormata » Wed Feb 12, 2020 4:12 am

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Name: House Feather
Coat Of Arms: White, Golden Sphere, Black Feather
Motto:Our Hearts Light
Location: The North, East of King’s Road, North of Last River, Northwest of Last Hearth
Military Strength: 200 cavalry, 2,500 infantry
    Cavalry from House Feather generally are of the skirmishing nature with the same armor equipment as the infantry, with a kettle helm and gambuseon, though are armed with ironwood shortbows. Their deployment can be characterized as marauding, used to harass the enemy flanks and rear and engage enemy routed infantry. Feather infantry are noted for the standardization of their equipment, which generally can be considered a short spear, round shield (ironwood, a rim of steel, bossed, 30-35 inches in diameter), shovel, short blade, kettle helm with wide brim, and gambuseon. For archers, the equipment is roughly the same with the inclusion of an ironwood flatbow. Tactics often involve the use of deep trenches before and around the lines, shieldwalls or three line maniples, and the use of heavy infantry charges to end combat rapidly.
Economic Strength: Average
History:
    The history of House Feather is recorded via The Old Annals, firstly a work of disgraced and exiled Maester Thomis during his time as an engineer upon the Wall, which details eventually the events of the Houses Founding and continues to this day. A landless soldier by the name of Foy, during the raising of the Wall, would study under the exiled Maester, curious to know of the man, why he was exiled, and what he might tell. Through the Maester, Foy learned much in the way of architecture, much in the way of fortifications, and when that Wall was completed, he rode farther south with the Maester and a small band in tow, in part acting as the Maester’s guard against what marauders and highwaymen there may be and in part to forge out what they themselves wished.

    Eventually the group of fifty men would find themselves several dozen miles northwest of Last Hearth and House Umber, and begin construction of their own stronghold. Built from the ironwood of the nearby forest, what would become Foy’s Point started as a simple settlement of half-sunken houses covered by snow, low walls, and hundreds of spikes circling the estate. Near the Last River, their ability to trade and hunt ensured the settlement’s survival through many harsh winters though Foy himself was not satisfied. He began to send out patrols, managing the area about his estate through force of arms, establishing himself with other townships as an honorable man. Such patrols would become known to train local townsfolk in the arts of combat and siegework, turning what otherwise defenseless towns into places able to withstand a raid or two by the Wildlings. Such patrols also become known for their keenness in hunting raiders, deserters, and other such filth of the land.

    Two years into Foy’s Point, the fort was approached by a small retinue headed by bannermen of House Stark who delivered a message. Such a message made the demand for Foy to go to Winterfell, give word on his case as to why he made such a settlement, and for what Lords there to make their cases for ownership of the settlement to be included in their lands. The raising of random, wanton settlements was not unknown, but what settlements which did exist had to be accounted for and to be held within the domain of one Lord or another. As Foy’s Point began operation nearly outside the lands of that of House Umber’s, such a discussion for ownership had to be had. Before Foy had even arrived, the head for House Umber was already making his case to Bran the Builder at Winterfell, saying that even good deeds had to be accounted for in the laws of the land.

    When the smallfolk Foy made his case, he did so with little restraint, stating that they had strengthened those about them, trained, them, fortified them without the aid or approval of House Umber, that the raiders upon the road preyed no longer, and that the chance to do all this and more had already been presented to House Umber through time itself. Foy argued that he had done all this, that the labours were his and his men's alone, and that to deprive them of such a thing would be wrong on every level. Foy had planned, of course, to abandon the fort if the King did not agree, and yet Bran the Builder was an honest man, in part a kind man, and most certainly grateful for the elimination of highwaymen on the King’s Road. He granted Foy the title of being a bannerman in his realm, ruling his settlement with a more apt title than “Foy’s Point”, and taking control over those villages affected by his actions. When asked his family name, which Foy had none at the time, the smallfolk looked about, saw a black feather on the ground, and replied with the very same. While good in building and training, he was not well known for his creativity in names. Likewise, Foy’s Point was renamed to Irontown due to the Ironwood in it’s construction. He would marry one of the numerous Glover daughters, giving rise to House Feather.

    Since then, House Feather has held faith with the Starks on any and all occasions, fielding the army when necessary. Most notable would be their willingness to go against the Wilding raiders in support of the Night’s Watch, sending riders and soldiers to aid them when necessary, fortifying those towns under their control when necessary, and generally acting with honor. Feathers are known for their libertine attitudes towards smallfolk, their lack of serfs and subsequent citizen-infantry, and the stoutness of their battle lines and attitudes.


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Name: Lord Eyan Feather, The Little Feather
Gender: Male
Age: 29
Appearance:
    Standing at 6’1”, by most accounts a tall man, Eyan is well-built for his height with square shoulders, well muscles, and calloused hands. His brown hair is longer than most in standard Northman fashion, with a smaller beard by the virtue that the man cannot grow hair on his jaw. Due to his nature, many scars can be found about his own body from both arrows and sword strikes. Eyan prefers to wear simpler clothing in line with most North Lords, taking comfort in solid tunics, wool jackets, and coats.
Biography:
    Born in Ironwood to Lord Kaegan Feather and Lady Khelsie Feather née Forrester, Eyan’s earliest life was one of the usual hunts and rides, albeit with some modifications compared to the more conventional Houses. Taught by his father personally, Eyan learned to write from an exceptionally young age compared to most, in part to ensure that the Old Annals are always kept whatever may come for the Lord Kaegan Feather and in part to ensure that nothing may pass Eyan’s eyes without him being able to read it. In terms of hunts, it would be on such occasion in Eyan’s twelfth year that the hunting party would be ambushed by a raiding party of Wildlings. With two of his retainers killed, Eyan took up his bow from horseback and downed two Wildlings before taking-up a spear, nearly falling over from the weight, and skewering another. For these actions, his father was exceptionally pleased, commended and praised his son with a feast in honor of the dead men and his son’s ability, and generally was more than happy with the outcome. His mother, meanwhile, coddled Eyan briefly before realizing he too was pleased with himself.

    Since then, the training of “The Little Feather” as he would become known, was accelerated, the youth practicing his swordsmanship with many a soldier, both in the field and in practices at home, with the vast majority of such practices concerning fighting Wildlings, their dogs, and things of that nature. House Feather, after all, had little inclination to or believe that it would face the other soldiers of the Seven Kingdoms, both due to their size and geography, and yet he would still be trained far better than any common soldier or even many a nobleman in the arts of war. He learned, in addition to the simple sword, the use of the round shield, plate, and how one may stand in the shield wall or three line. As stout of spirit as many, he grew to be used to that battle line, to the control over it, to the abilities of it. Despite this focus, the other aspects of lordship were not neglected during that period of his life, with Eyan at one point being assigned as a Ward to House Stark in order to further his education.

    His time with the Starks was enlightening to say the least, learning of the rule of law, a strong hand, and a hint of the stalwart nature of those Starks. In addition to this, on the whole he found himself more of the styling in "he who passes the sentence should swing the sword". Nevertheless, following this time as a Ward, his father made one final test for his son, before the man might step down and allow him to rule. Kaegan Feather said his son must pass beyond the Wall, up into the Haunted Forest and Beyond, and hunt Wildlings for a full month. No retainers would be given for this task. Eyan marched, taking his bow and a full quiver, and did not return for two and, upon his return, came with a quiver of Wildling arrows, his own bow, a bow of Wildling make, and a belt lined with cut squares of Wildling cloak. He walked through the gates, through the Gift, and when finally at his bed, slept for what his mother said a fortnight, though such a thing is unlikely. When he had departed, Eyan was just twenty years old and, in his time Beyond the Wall, had found himself to be the possessor of far more than merely a sharp eye. He was a Warg, an exceptionally late-blooming Warg who used such a tool to better hunt his human prey. Eyan would keep this hidden from all, including his closest family, for fear that such a thing may be considered unnatural.

    After resting and speaking to his father over the experiences therein, Eyan was granted the title of Lord, his father choosing to peacefully abdicate and become instead an advisor, and since then has ruled with a moderately distant hand. He would not often involve himself in the affairs of law and judgement, nor often meddle in the affairs of the woodsmen and fishermen, though when he did so it was to correct mistakes made by one party of another. The man is seen more frequently on the hunt against Wilding raiders.
Mundane Skills:
    Archery & Swordsmanship
      Due to his tutelage under the various masters-at-arms of Irontown and those of Winterfell, his time south and north of the Wall, Eyan is well versed in the methods of both the bow and melee combat. While he cannot be considered an excellent swordsman, solid tactics, good armor, and a preference to engage with due superiority helps him in keeping alive while on the battlefield.
    Small Unit Strategy
      While lacking in knowledge or experience in the arts of grand strategy, of vast armies and campaigns, Eyan does hold a good deal of experience with smaller units of around five hundred men, utilizing his shieldwalls and three lines to deadly effect as a strong block of infantry against any enemy foe. In battle, one might consider him to take up the role of the captain, the man immediately at the line who directs it against the immediate foe. Ambush tactics, strong flanks, and the holding of line are those tasks to which he excels at against most odds. In addition to this, his skills at marauding cavalry to harass or intercept Wildling raiding parties is not to be understated as Eyan is a capable rider who is able in the encirclement tactic.
Magic: Warg
    Eyan Feather is a Warg, one of those capable of entering the minds of animals nearby and perceiving the world through them, controlling them. Such actions are most often with birds such as sparrows, crows, and finches due to their commonality, bird’s eye view of the battlefield, and speed, though Eyan has taken the mind of squirrels and winter foxes before. Warging has not at all become a common thing for Eyan due to his fears of discovery.
Personality:
    Quiet and with full understanding of history, those who have not seen Eyan in battle would characterize him more as a scholar than anything else. They know him by his seldom few words, his voice never above calming, and his endless pouring-over of ancient histories. Those who have seen the man in battle know him by a bull’s voice in the din of battle, a roar heard amongst the shieldwall, by his strong arm dedication to his men. When engaged in single combat, many would state the man to be savage, a killer who takes preference in the shock of his tactics, the brutality of them, charging into a foe with his shield to drop them on the ground and finish them off, there and then, before the battle can last more than a few breaths. To those Wildling foes, he is lacking in all mercy, seeing them as forfeited that right when they crossed down to the North. Nevertheless, despite this duality, Eyan Feather is by all accounts an exceptionally honorable man even among the Northmen, one who upholds the guest’s rights with duty and who takes preference in marrying for both love and politics.
House: House Feather
Heir(s): N/A
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Postby The Imperial Warglorian Empire » Wed Feb 12, 2020 4:24 am

Canon Name: Kingdom of the Rock/House Lannister
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Canon Military Strength: 45,000 (40,000 Infantry, 5,000 Cavalry)
The Rock's Army is one of the mightiest forces in Westeros. Though arguable whether they're the greatest warriors, what is certain is that they're one of the most disciplined and highly trained fighting forces on the continent. What is further certain is that they're likely the best-equipped army in Westeros, with the vast wealth of the Lannisters and her vassals affording soldiers the best armour, the best arms, and the best steeds of war that money could buy. Speaking of steeds, the Lannister Heavy Cavalry is arguably one of the best in Westeros, comparable even to the famed Knights of the Vale in terms of shock value and combat ability. Made up of veteran and extremely well-trained horseman, they're very ideal shock cavalry and are a complete terror to many on the battlefield.

The Rock also retains its own navy: a rather punitive fleet of about 30 Warships.
Canon History: Legends have it that the origins of House Lannister lay during the Age of Heroes when Lann the Clever tricked the family of House Casterly out of their home of Casterly Rock: a massive castle built out of a mountain, filled to the brim with a massive amount of gold. Only several years later, House Lannister would rule the "Kingdom of the Rock," which extended over most of the Westerlands, and extremely wealthy part of Westeros filled to the brim with mines. Though they initially fought against the Andal Invaders, unlike most other Kingdoms, House Lannister welcomed many of the Andals and integrated them into the Kingdom, to the point where when King Gerold III died without a male heir, his throne fell to Ser Joffrey Lyndon, an Andal.

A period of expansion and conflict followed as the Kingdom of the Rock expanded, going into conflict with the Kings of the Reach and the Iron Islands. Though perhaps the richest kingdom in Westeros, House Lannister's prestige took a massive hit when Tommen II lost the Valyrian steel Brightroar during his doomed expedition to Valyria. Now, House Lannister must regain that prestige, and prove that the Westerlands are a force all of Westeros should beware.
Headcanon History:
-Tywin is specifically noted for his intense and surprisingly brutality when taking care of the Reynes and Tarbecks, so I would assume that no Lannister leader before him has been so brutal on such a mass scale. So House Lannister will not have this massive fearful reputation as in the setting of the books/show.
-I've always thought that the term "A Lannister Always Pays his Debts" was somewhat of an invention by Tywin, because of him "paying back the debts" to the Reynes and Tarbecks who insulted them so. So I feel that the motto, and what the values it represents, won't be as notable in this House Lannister as it was in the show/books.
-I'd imagine that House Lannister would be considered somewhat of a laughing stock, or at least somewhat disgraced, because of their loss of Brightroar. I say somewhat because House Lannister still commands one of the most powerful kingdoms in Westeros, and certainly the richest, so to be so bluntly offending to them would probably mean great consequences.
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Economic Strength: Very High
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Postby Union Princes » Wed Feb 12, 2020 3:55 pm

Name: Reyne
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Motto: A Lion Still Has Claws
Location: Castamere
Vassal of: Lannisters
Military Strength: 5,000
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Economic Strength: very high
History: House Reyne was a family of First Men who can trace their roots back to the Age of Heroes, where they made their underground seat of Castamere, established around mines, caves, and tunnels. The silver and gold mines made the Reynes as wealthy as the Lannisters and the Reynes became a notable power in the Westerlands and styled themselves as the Lords of Castamere.

The Reynes joined the Kingdom of the Rock when as vassals when King Loreon I Lannister wed a Reyne daughter.

Name: Lord Armond Reyne “The Ironbreaker of Castamere”
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Age: 21
Bio: Armond was born the eldest son of Randyll Reyne, the Lord of Castamere. The young boy was known for his willful personality and unwillingness to back down. He would constantly butt heads with the maester as Armond wanted more time training with the sword than to sit a read. If it weren’t for the combined pressure from his parents and his siblings, Armond would spend the rest of his day with a wooden sword at his side.

Reynes already had their high reputation being as rich as the Lannisters but it is through Armond’s father that made the Reynes famous for their warriors. Armond inherited that legacy the moment he picked up a real sword and began training under his father. Given Castamere’s close proximity to the Iron Islands, Armond quickly found himself alongside his father fighting back against Ironborn raiders. It was then when he took on his father’s glory hound attitude towards combat with the Ironborn as he took great joy battling them.

It was when Armond turned 18 when he earned his nickname “Ironbreaker” during a battle outside of a coastal village after he cut down ten Ironborn raiders by himself and personally dueled and killed the Ironborn captain. However, it did not come without a cost as Armond’s father was killed that day by a stray arrow to the throat.

Armond became the Lord of Castamere and inherited Red Rain, the ancestral family valyrian steel sword. Still distraught by the loss of his father, Armond sought comfort in the arms of his wife but it wasn’t enough to calm his thoughts. He became increasingly restless as he would journey outside of Castamere to battle Ironborn raiders in an attempt to enact his revenge of his loss. Still, it wasn’t enough.

It wasn’t until one fateful day when Armond and his retinue intercepted an Ironborn party and routed them back to their ships. A hot pursuit ended up Armond boarding and fighting even more Ironborn on one of their longships. He only managed to secure one ship while the rest fled the beachhead. Beneath the deck, he found and rescued several girls captured from a nearby village that the Ironborn were hoping to take as saltwives.

The moment he looked at them, Armond became instantly smittened by their beauty and a burning desire awoke inside of him. Either out of pity for their injuries or his newfound desire, he offered to take them back to Castamere to recover which they accepted. From then on, his harem would only continue to grow larger every year as Armond continued to remain vigilant on protecting his lands from foriegn incursions. He may have been consumed by the lust but a Lion still has claws and they are as long as sharp as any sword.

Mundane Skills: Arguably the deadliest swordsman in the Kingdom of the Rock and an exemplary strategist and tactician. Despite his relatively good education in rulership, Armond rather delegate the finer details of governance to his treasurer, lord of laws, and castilian so he can focus on his most favorite subject: battle. He’s also quite the chivalrous casanova since his fame would have him bring a girl or two home whenever he returns from his campaigns.
Magic (If Any): N/A
Personality: What he lacks in politicking, Armond makes up for his fascination with warfare. He’s the first one to arrive in the battlefield and the last one to leave it and the soldiers love him for that reason. Armond won’t turn down a good duel since he wouldn’t let an opportunity to hone his swordsmanship slip between his fingers. Despite his dedication to the art of warfare, he is wise enough not to ignore his other duties. Armond regularly hosts festivals for the peasants and engages in Cyvasse with his vassals and courtiers.

His biggest trait is his insatiable lust for women. It is said that the amount of bastards he produced was as high as the Ironborn raiders he killed, and Armond slain a lot of Ironborn. Armond, however, does not actively pursue already married women and quickly rejects advances from those who approach him. “I broke my vows with my wife.” he reasoned, “I will not have a woman break hers.” The beauty of his harem of young girls (since he was very picky) reached mythical proportions when Reyne household knights often joke that Ironborn raid Castamere just to get a glimpse of those girls.

Armond takes great pride in his marriage and his harem and will take great offense to any joke made about either of them. He’s not a slouchy father either as he trains his bastards as well as his trueborn children. He expects all of his children to lead productive lives.
Kingdom: the Rock
Is he/she a Ruler? No, Vassal
Heir(s): Rickard Reyne (infant child of eight months)
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Postby Nuxipal » Wed Feb 12, 2020 5:38 pm

Canon Name: House Targaryen
Canon Flag/Badge: None or a Simple Red Dragon on Black(At this time they had no House Sigil, per World of Ice and Fire Book. Sigil was created by Aegon and his sisters to show themselves as the three heads of the dragon.)
Canon Military Strength: 3000 Total Land(100 Heavy Horse, 200 Light Horse, 1000 Archers, 1700 Footmen), 15 War Galleys
Canon History: Several years before the Doom befell Valyria, Aenar the Exile relocated his family and their five dragons to the isolated outpost of Dragonstone. Mocked as a cowards by his contemporaries, Aenar's decision proved fortuitous as the Doom split Valyria and burned even the dragons flying above. The cursed lands that remained after rarely saw visitors and those who survived the Doom were forever changed into Demons, haunting the lands of the once glorious empire that spread across most of the known world.

Now as the final Dragonlords in existence, the Lords of House Targaryen have dwindled in strength. At one point, they had but one Dragon to their family name. Balerion, the Black Dread. The dragon was fearsome and had grown quickly, being little more than a hatchling during the time of the Exile. Now, the dragon was huge and a true symbol of the strength of a dragonlord. The dragon has also been productive, at the age of 86 now, it has had two of its eggs hatch. First, Meraxes and later Vhagar.

Headcanon History:
- To make things easier, Balerion was hatched in Valyria the year that Aenar the Exile travelled to Dragonstone 114 AC. Doom befell 12 years later. Balerion's age of 86 is derived from that formula.
- Age of Meraxes is unknown, but it was hatched before Vhagar and after Balerion. I'm putting it at Age 47, so a Large fighting sized dragon, but still time to grow. Basing this solely on the AGOT mod from CK2 so I don't have to make the decision myself
- Age of Vhagar is being done the same way. The mod puts Vhagar's age at 24 years younger than Meraxes, so Vhagar is 23 years of age. Again, fighting size dragon, but still plenty of growing to be done.
- As far as the dragon Cannibal is concerned, there are rumors it was on Dragonstone before the Targaryens, and rumors that it was born from a hidden clutch of dragon eggs from Balerion or Meraxes. In this instance, I'd like to believe the former so we don't have a giant dragon floating around without a rider. So dragonstone will have one wild hatchling dragon within a cave of the Dragonmont. Hatched concurrently to start of RP in case any Velaryon player shows up and wants a cute fire breathing pet.
- Small Targaryen family. The family tree given on the wiki page is all the known family members and with the current lord not marrying a sister, I assume that means he did not have a sister to marry and was an only child. Thus the Targaryen line is currently Aerion, Visenya, and Aegon.
- Orys not yet born, if the timeline makes it that far, he will be born about the same time as Rhaenys will, so in a year or two at most.
- Dragonstone military strength. Basing off of later numbers, but it is know they did have a considerable fleet when combined with their vassals in the form of the Velaryon fleet. I'll not add the Velaryon numbers to my own app, as I hope we get a player for them. If not, I'd suspect at least 30 dedicated warships and a land force of ~5000 men as Driftmark has a larger population and a sizable towns on it in the form of Hull and Spicetown.
- Visenya is 2 years Aegon's elder, so she would be two years of age at the start of this RP.

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Postby Dragos Bee » Wed Feb 12, 2020 5:52 pm

Nuxipal wrote:Canon Name: House Targaryen
Canon Flag/Badge: None or a Simple Red Dragon on Black(At this time they had no House Sigil, per World of Ice and Fire Book. Sigil was created by Aegon and his sisters to show themselves as the three heads of the dragon.)
Canon Military Strength: 3000 Total Land(100 Heavy Horse, 200 Light Horse, 1000 Archers, 1700 Footmen), 15 War Galleys
Canon History: Several years before the Doom befell Valyria, Aenar the Exile relocated his family and their five dragons to the isolated outpost of Dragonstone. Mocked as a cowards by his contemporaries, Aenar's decision proved fortuitous as the Doom split Valyria and burned even the dragons flying above. The cursed lands that remained after rarely saw visitors and those who survived the Doom were forever changed into Demons, haunting the lands of the once glorious empire that spread across most of the known world.

Now as the final Dragonlords in existence, the Lords of House Targaryen have dwindled in strength. At one point, they had but one Dragon to their family name. Balerion, the Black Dread. The dragon was fearsome and had grown quickly, being little more than a hatchling during the time of the Exile. Now, the dragon was huge and a true symbol of the strength of a dragonlord. The dragon has also been productive, at the age of 86 now, it has had two of its eggs hatch. First, Meraxes and later Vhagar.

Headcanon History:
- To make things easier, Balerion was hatched in Valyria the year that Aenar the Exile travelled to Dragonstone 114 AC. Doom befell 12 years later. Balerion's age of 86 is derived from that formula.
- Age of Meraxes is unknown, but it was hatched before Vhagar and after Balerion. I'm putting it at Age 47, so a Large fighting sized dragon, but still time to grow. Basing this solely on the AGOT mod from CK2 so I don't have to make the decision myself
- Age of Vhagar is being done the same way. The mod puts Vhagar's age at 24 years younger than Meraxes, so Vhagar is 23 years of age. Again, fighting size dragon, but still plenty of growing to be done.
- As far as the dragon Cannibal is concerned, there are rumors it was on Dragonstone before the Targaryens, and rumors that it was born from a hidden clutch of dragon eggs from Balerion or Meraxes. In this instance, I'd like to believe the former so we don't have a giant dragon floating around without a rider. So dragonstone will have one wild hatchling dragon within a cave of the Dragonmont. Hatched concurrently to start of RP in case any Velaryon player shows up and wants a cute fire breathing pet.
- Small Targaryen family. The family tree given on the wiki page is all the known family members and with the current lord not marrying a sister, I assume that means he did not have a sister to marry and was an only child. Thus the Targaryen line is currently Aerion, Visenya, and Aegon.
- Orys not yet born, if the timeline makes it that far, he will be born about the same time as Rhaenys will, so in a year or two at most.
- Dragonstone military strength. Basing off of later numbers, but it is know they did have a considerable fleet when combined with their vassals in the form of the Velaryon fleet. I'll not add the Velaryon numbers to my own app, as I hope we get a player for them. If not, I'd suspect at least 30 dedicated warships and a land force of ~5000 men as Driftmark has a larger population and a sizable towns on it in the form of Hull and Spicetown.
- Visenya is 2 years Aegon's elder, so she would be two years of age at the start of this RP.

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Making a tag here, what are the limits on the spread of Valyrian blood?
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Union Princes wrote:Name: Reyne
Coat Of Arms:
Motto: A Lion Still Has Claws
Location: Castamere
Vassal of: Lannisters
Military Strength: 5,000
Economic Strength: high
History: House Reyne was a family of First Men who can trace their roots back to the Age of Heroes, where they made their underground seat of Castamere, established around mines, caves, and tunnels. The silver and gold mines made the Reynes as wealthy as the Lannisters and the Reynes became a notable power in the Westerlands and styled themselves as the Lords of Castamere.

The Reynes joined the Kingdom of the Rock when as vassals when King Loreon I Lannister wed a Reyne daughter.


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Postby Dragos Bee » Wed Feb 12, 2020 6:50 pm

The Anarcho-Syndicalist Commune wrote:Making a tag here, what are the limits on the spread of Valyrian blood?


The only High Valyrians left are the Taragaryens and Velayrions, but there are plenty of Low Valyrians in the Free Cities, with Volantis being the purest.
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Postby Nuxipal » Wed Feb 12, 2020 7:23 pm

Dragos Bee wrote:
The Anarcho-Syndicalist Commune wrote:Making a tag here, what are the limits on the spread of Valyrian blood?


The only High Valyrians left are the Taragaryens and Velayrions, but there are plenty of Low Valyrians in the Free Cities, with Volantis being the purest.


There should also be "West" Valyrians on Claw island with House Celtigar.

If you want to join as House Velaryon, the current Canon Lord of House Targaryen, Aerion, is married to a Velaryon.
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Name: House Farwind
Coat Of Arms:
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Motto: From the Sea, to the Sea
Location: Farwind Keep, a more recent creation on Coast of Ironman's Bay close to Oldstones, and Fairwind, a smaller keep on Harlaw
Vassal of: House Hoare
Military Strength: 4,000, Split half between defending the Keeps and the Farwind fleet that numbers about 40 Longships. These are usually scattered among the Isles and Coasts however, and it not uncommon for several to go missing to Essoss under the command of a young Farwind looking to prove themselves.
Economic Strength: Average

History: House Farwind traces itself back to it's founder, Gelmarr Harlaw, who sought his fortunes after being exiled from Harlaw for a crime he supposedly did not commit. Gelmarr traveled far and wide, assembling a fleet and fortune of his own as a pirate who explored the Eastern World from Slaver's Bay to Braavos. During his explorations he took for himself an Iron Wife, a fierce Valyrian woman who proved herself as a combatant ten times over. After several decades roaming the east, Gelmarr returned to the Islands, becoming known by his nickname, Gelmarr Farwind. Making peace with his family, he used his wealth to build a keep on the shore of Harlaw, naming it Fairwind to honor the winds that bore him to and from the east.

Gelmarr's descendants would end up designating themselves by the name Farwind as time wore on, eventually becoming a separate house from the Harlaw's entirely. The house continued Gelmarr's tradition of exploration and far off raiding rather than sticking to Ironman's Bay like their other brethren. Children of House Farwind would often dissappear for years before returning to take their seat in Fairwind once rumors reached them of their parent's demise. The Farwinds also tended to take their spouses from the East rather than marrying among the Ironborn. This has resulted in the Farwinds inheriting Valyrian white hair over time, making them easy to pick out from among other Ironborn. This tradition continued to Maron Farwind, who encountered the ambitous Harwyn Hoare among the Free Cities. As ambitious as any Farwind, Maron quickly struck an alliance with the young Hoare, and when Harwyn moved to return to the Isles, Maron followed.

Maron there discovered that his father had perished a few months before and that he was now Lord in Fairwind. He was the first among the Ironborn to back Harwyn as King, and he was the first to follow the Hoare's into the Riverlands. Though the conquest was a success, Maron was killed by a stray arrow in battle, and so his young son Theon Farwind took command. Theon was a barely man of 18 who had spent more of his life on a boat following his father than he had on land. Still, he had proved himself a cunning warrior time and again both at sea and in the Riverlands, and so when the Conquest was finished he and his father's loyalty to Harwyn was rewarded with a stretch of land along Ironman's Bay near Oldstones. On this land, using Riveland thralls, Theon built himself a respectable keep with a majority of the Eastern wealth the Farwind's had built up for generations, significantly reducing his own economic standing but giving himself a strong position from which to raid the Westerosi coasts while his siblings and eventually his children would continue his family's tradition.


Name: Taedor Farwind, "The Blizzard"
Appearance:
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Age: 21

Bio: Taedor was born at sea, like most Farwinds. His mother was a Volantene Low Valyrian named Saera who his father had taken as an Iron Wife after she cut down 10 of her former master's men when Byrant Farwind raided the rich Volantene estate. Unlike most Farwinds, Byrant gave Taedor a Valyrian name, as the elder Farwind had always been a fair bit more academically inclined and possessed an appreciation for Valyrian culture uncommon among even their Family. Taedor was raised on the rough seas, educated in the ways of Leadership by his father and the ways of combat by his father's Ironborn captains. Taedor grew up hard and cunning, both family traits, but above all the boy was ambitious, taking command of a ship in his father's fleet by drowning its Captain at the age of fifteen, two years before the family would return to Westeros. This ship, the Serpent of Harlaw would become Taedor's own flagship when he ascended to his father's fleet. At the age of sixteen, while docked in Lys, Taedor fell in love with a highborne Lysene by the name of Saenya Taraleos. Using a large portion of his individual wealth, he paid her dowry and wed her, making her one of the first Farwind wives to not have proven themselves in combat in a long while. Saenya still presented the High Valyrian traits of her ancestors and woe came upon the man who would dare touch the wife of the young Farwind.

Following his father back to the Farwind Keep, Taedor was 17 when he first set foot in his "homeland". In a composition about the ascending of Byrant to his seat, Maester Olyvar wrote "Though young, the boy's eyes reveal the look of one who has seen far too much to be pleasent to the world. Indeed, though he boasts and brags more than anyone else at a feast, an air of cold seems to follow him, as though his white hair was actually snow...". Byrant was the firstborn son of Theon Farwind, and when the old veteran finally died after ruling over his new keep for nearly 39 years. Byrant's reign would be in complete contrast to his father, as after a week of feasting to celebrate his ascension, the newly minted Lord of Farwind Keep was found dead on the beach, drowned after passing out drunk in the surf. If Taedor was disturbed by his father's death, he gave no sign, remaining as cold as ever. Over the next three years, Taedor would rule his lands with an iron fist, investing his wealth into establishing a small port near his keep where goods could be shipped to the isles. It was also in this time that Taedor Farwind became one of the most feared names along the Iron Coast, as he and his fleet burned towns from the North down to Dorne. Recently however, the raids have stopped, leaving many in both his own kingdom and across Westeros to wonder why.

Mundane Skills: Taedor is a skilled warrior, being able to best most other fighters with a sword or in hand to hand. He is a decent enough strategist, being able to run small groups effectively but he struggles with larger armies. Though he can read and write, his knowledge of rulership does not extend much beyond that and as such he is forced to use his Maester, Olyvar, as a crutch more often than not.
Magic (If Any): None

Personality: Taedor is primarily defined by his cunning. A trait not often seen in those as physical as Taedor, he relies much more on outthinking and manuevering his opponent than he does on brute strength. This cunning however had made Taedor a cruel man, often seeing the straightest path to a goal and only considering the consequences as they compare to the rewards. He is respected by his Ironborn warriors, and feared by his Riverlander subjects. The only person who is able to thaw his heart is his wife Saenya. Taedor seemingly shifts into a different person in her presence, relaxing and treating her with a kindness unknown even to his mother. It is said that if one is to petition the Blizzard, that they wait until his wife is present to do so.
Kingdom: The Isles and the Rivers
Is he/she a Ruler? Yes, but he is a Vassal to House Hoare
Heir(s): Earon, his three year old son, though it is expected that should Taedor die before any of his children are of age, that one of his many brother will try to seize the patriarchy of the family from the child of that "Highborne Whore" as they call Saenya.
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Postby Dragos Bee » Wed Feb 12, 2020 9:10 pm

The Anarcho-Syndicalist Commune wrote:Name: House Farwind
Coat Of Arms:
Motto: From the Sea, to the Sea
Location: Farwind Keep, a more recent creation on Coast of Ironman's Bay close to Oldstones, and Fairwind, a smaller keep on Harlaw
Vassal of: House Hoare
Military Strength: 2,000
Economic Strength: Average

History: House Farwind traces itself back to it's founder, Gelmarr Harlaw, who sought his fortunes after being exiled from Harlaw for a crime he supposedly did not commit. Gelmarr traveled far and wide, assembling a fleet and fortune of his own as a pirate who explored the Eastern World from Slaver's Bay to Braavos. During his explorations he took for himself an Iron Wife, a fierce Valyrian woman who proved herself as a combatant ten times over. After several decades roaming the east, Gelmarr returned to the Islands, becoming known by his nickname, Gelmarr Farwind. Making peace with his family, he used his wealth to build a keep on the shore of Harlaw, naming it Fairwind to honor the winds that bore him to and from the east.

Gelmarr's descendants would end up designating themselves by the name Farwind as time wore on, eventually becoming a separate house from the Harlaw's entirely. The house continued Gelmarr's tradition of exploration and far off raiding rather than sticking to Ironman's Bay like their other brethren. Children of House Farwind would often dissappear for years before returning to take their seat in Fairwind once rumors reached them of their parent's demise. The Farwinds also tended to take their spouses from the East rather than marrying among the Ironborn. This has resulted in the Farwinds inheriting Valyrian white hair over time, making them easy to pick out from among other Ironborn. This tradition continued to Maron Farwind, who encountered the ambitous Harwyn Hoare among the Free Cities. As ambitious as any Farwind, Maron quickly struck an alliance with the young Hoare, and when Harwyn moved to return to the Isles, Maron followed.

Maron there discovered that his father had perished a few months before and that he was now Lord in Fairwind. He was the first among the Ironborn to back Harwyn as King, and he was the first to follow the Hoare's into the Riverlands. Though the conquest was a success, Maron was killed by a stray arrow in battle, and so his young son Taedor Farwind. Taedor was a barely man of 18 who had spent more of his life on a boat following his father than he had on land. Still, he had proved himself a cunning warrior time and again both at sea and in the Riverlands, and so when the Conquest was finished he and his father's loyalty to Harwyn was rewarded with a stretch of land along Ironman's Bay near Oldstones. On this land, using Riveland thralls, Taedor built himself a respectable keep with a majority of the Eastern wealth the Farwind's had built up for generations, significantly reducing his own economic standing but giving himself a strong position from which to raid the Westerosi coasts while his siblings and eventually his children would continue his familie's tradition.


Name: Taedor Farwind, "The Blizzard of Harlaw"
Appearance:
Age: 21

Bio: Taedor was born at sea, like most Farwinds. His mother was a Volantene Low Valyrian named Saera who his father had taken as an Iron Wife after she cut down 10 of her former master's men when Maron Farwind raided the rich Volantene estate. Unlike most Farwinds, Maron gave Taedor a Valyrian name, as the elder Farwind had always been a fair bit more academically inclined and possessed an appreciation for Valyrian culture uncommon among even their Family. Taedor was raised on the rough seas, educated in the ways of Leadership by his father and the ways of combat by his father's Ironborn captains. Taedor grew up hard and cunning, both family traits, but above all the boy was ambitious, taking command of a ship in his father's fleet by drowning its Captain at the age of fifteen, two years before the family would return to Westeros. This ship, the Serpent of Harlaw would become Taedor's own flagship when he ascended to his father's fleet. At the age of sixteen, while docked in Lys, Taedor fell in love with a highborne Lysene by the name of Saenya Taraleos. Using a large portion of his individual wealth, he paid her dowry and wed her, making her one of the first Farwind wives to not have proven themselves in combat in a long while. Saenya still presented the High Valyrian traits of her ancestors and woe came upon the man who would dare touch the wife of the young Farwind.

Following Harwyn Hoare back to the Isles, Taedor was 17 when he first set foot in his "homeland". In a composition about the ascending of Maron to his seat, Maester Olyvar wrote "Though young, the boy's eyes reveal the look of one who has seen far too much to be pleasent to the world. Indeed, though he boasts and brags more than anyone else at a feast, an air of cold seems to follow him, as though his white hair was actually snow...". When Harwyn's invasion fleet was prepared, Taedor sailed to the Riverlands, raiding with a portion of his familie's men, taking many thralls and salt wives in the process. Taedor was present when his father was slain in battle, and kept the Farwind forces from fleeing after the death of their lord. He was then present when Harwyn finalized his conquests, and was rewarded with some land within the new territories. Entrusting Fairwind to his younger brother Vaerion, Taedor used his new thralls and his family's wealth to build himself a keep on his new lands.

Mundane Skills: Taedor is a skilled warrior, being able to best most other fighters with a sword or in hand to hand. He is a decent enough strategist, being able to run small groups effectively but he struggles with larger armies. Though he can read and write, his knowledge of rulership does not extend much beyond that and as such he is forced to use his Maester, Olyvar, as a crutch more often than not.
Magic (If Any): None

Personality: Taedor is primarily defined by his cunning. A trait not often seen in those as physical as Taedor, he relies much more on outthinking and manuevering his opponent than he does on brute strength. This cunning however had made Taedor a cruel man, often seeing the straightest path to a goal and only considering the consequences as they compare to the rewards. He is respected by his Ironborn warriors, and feared by his Riverlander subjects. The only person who is able to thaw his heart is his wife Saenya. Taedor seemingly shifts into a different person in her presence, relaxing and treating her with a kindness unknown even to his mother. It is said that if one is to petition the Blizzard, that they wait until his wife is present to do so.
Kingdom: The Isles and the Rivers
Is he/she a Ruler? Yes, but he is a Vassal to House Hoare
Heir(s): Earon, his three year old son, though it is expected that should Taedor die before any of his children are of age, that one of his many brother will try to seize the patriarchy of the family from the child of that "Highborne Whore" as they call Saenya.


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Postby Nuxipal » Wed Feb 12, 2020 9:43 pm

Writing up a character app for Aerion Targaryen, Lord of Dragonstone.

Trying to decide if it would make more sense for him to be the rider of Balerion, Meraxes, or Vhagar. Each has plus sides..

With Balerion, he can have a young Aegon ride with him and the dragon grow familiar with the boy as he grows and is a natural inheritor of the great dragon.

Meraxes is the most difficult as the youngest child, who is not yet born, will be its rider. Rhaenys is also noted as being the most skilled Dragonrider of the three siblings, so I assume she gains the mount early in her life meaning Aerion will have to die when Rhaenys is 9 or 10, creating a Regency for Aegon, which I don't think is Canon.

Vhagar would work well, but the dragon is in fact younger than I suspect Aerion to be by about 13 or so years. Young Targaryen dragons were typically hatched in the cradle of their soon to be riders. It can be assumed that one of Aerion's cousins to be died in the crib and their dragon lived on without them. Further more, this is to be Visenya's dragon and future story arcs of the child Visenya interacting with the dragon would be interesting to write.




Honestly, writing this out makes me want to put him on Balerion simply for the story arc with Aegon being given rides on the dragon as a means to imprint on it easier in the future. Opens the other interactions up to be more canonical as well. I just don't want to power game it x.x
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Name: Aerion Targaryen
Appearance: Wiki Image
Age: 35
Bio:
Aerion was the son of a third son. His father's brothers preceeded him as Lord of Dragonstone without issue of their own, leaving the island brother to brother to brother, until Aerion came to power five years ago. His father, Daemion, had inherited the lands from the middle brother, Baelon, who rode Balerion as a mount. With Meraxes as his father's mount, Aerion found his way to tame Balerion shortly after the death of his uncle Baelon. With two dragonriders, the island was quite secure and a third young dragon growing gave hope for further power. However, shortly after the marriage to Valaena Velaryon, Aerion's father died and with him the dragon Meraxes flew off to the Dragonmont for some time and lived as an untamed dragon. Before his father's death, Aerion had a growing ambition, but after he was cautious. The last of his line. This changed with the birth of first a daughter, two years ago, named Visenya. Then he decided she would need to become a dragonrider and have siblings to ride the other dragons. Recently Valaena gave birth to a son, whom they named Aegon. The young boy was to be the future ruler of the island, Aegon II of Dragonstone. However, two children would not be enough. There were three dragons, he needed three children. He began talking with Valaena about a third child, and she was unsure if it would be wise for her to have another so soon. The Maester agreed and Aerion was forced to wait.

Aerion regards the mainlands of Westeros with distrust since his father's death. The land is constantly at war. Despite this, he has made friends with several of the nearby Lords in the Stormlands. Particularly Lord Bar Emmon who has had a child recently as well, perhaps a multi-generational friendship could emerge if the two lords could kindle the friendship between the two future lords. Aside from this, Aerion views the mainland as a warzone. With the Kingdom of Isles and Rivers slowly consolidating its power around a vast building project on the banks of the Gods Eye in the Riverlands. Should that monstrosity of a castle be completed, it is likely that the Riverlands will be ruled by Ironmen for generations. Because of the Ironmen and the size of their naval forces, Aerion has made a fairly strict policy to not involve Dragonstone in the military affairs of the continent, instead trading with places such as Duskendale, Gulltown, and Weeping Town. However, his wife has pressed him to be more conscious of the mainland and his vassals on Claw Island, the Celtigars, continually ask for his aid to subdue what they view as the remainder of their lands, Crackclaw Point.

Mundane Skills: Having grown up the son of a third son, he was not expecting to garner any kind of title. However, he was given a good military education should his cousins need his services. This has led to him having good swordsmanship and above average strategic knowledge of warfare. However, this came at the cost of knowing the proper behaviors at court. Because of this he rarely holds court and only does so regularly once a tenday. He avoids going to the mainland of Westeros, preferring Dragonstone and Driftmark with the occasional visits to Claw Isle and Sweetport Sound. He is quite the linguist however, knowing how to read and write both Westerosi and High Valyrian as well as to understand and speak several variants of low Valyrian common in the Free Cities.
Magic (If Any): He is a Dragonrider.
Personality: Cautious and patient. Aerion is not going to rush into anything he has not already thought through. He will avoid conflict with continental powers, knowing that if he dies too soon, the Last Dragonlords could become extinct entirely.
Kingdom: Lordship of Dragonstone
Is he/she a Ruler? Yes
Heir(s):
I. Aegon Targaryen, Age 0
II. Visenya Targaryen, Age 2
III. Valaena Velaryon, Age 30
IV: Eldest Male Sibling of Valaena Velaryon
V: Next oldest Male Sibling of Valaena Velaryon, or oldest female if no living Male siblings exist
VI: Father of Valaena Velaryon, mother if father no longer exists
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Postby Dragos Bee » Wed Feb 12, 2020 10:05 pm

Nuxipal wrote:
Name: Aerion Targaryen
Appearance: Wiki Image
Age: 35
Bio:
Aerion was the son of a third son. His father's brothers preceeded him as Lord of Dragonstone without issue of their own, leaving the island brother to brother to brother, until Aerion came to power five years ago. His father, Daemion, had inherited the lands from the middle brother, Baelon, who rode Balerion as a mount. With Meraxes as his father's mount, Aerion found his way to tame Balerion shortly after the death of his uncle Baelon. With two dragonriders, the island was quite secure and a third young dragon growing gave hope for further power. However, shortly after the marriage to Valaena Velaryon, Aerion's father died and with him the dragon Meraxes flew off to the Dragonmont for some time and lived as an untamed dragon. Before his father's death, Aerion had a growing ambition, but after he was cautious. The last of his line. This changed with the birth of first a daughter, two years ago, named Visenya. Then he decided she would need to become a dragonrider and have siblings to ride the other dragons. Recently Valaena gave birth to a son, whom they named Aegon. The young boy was to be the future ruler of the island, Aegon II of Dragonstone. However, two children would not be enough. There were three dragons, he needed three children. He began talking with Valaena about a third child, and she was unsure if it would be wise for her to have another so soon. The Maester agreed and Aerion was forced to wait.

Aerion regards the mainlands of Westeros with distrust since his father's death. The land is constantly at war. Despite this, he has made friends with several of the nearby Lords in the Stormlands. Particularly Lord Bar Emmon who has had a child recently as well, perhaps a multi-generational friendship could emerge if the two lords could kindle the friendship between the two future lords. Aside from this, Aerion views the mainland as a warzone. With the Kingdom of Isles and Rivers slowly consolidating its power around a vast building project on the banks of the Gods Eye in the Riverlands. Should that monstrosity of a castle be completed, it is likely that the Riverlands will be ruled by Ironmen for generations. Because of the Ironmen and the size of their naval forces, Aerion has made a fairly strict policy to not involve Dragonstone in the military affairs of the continent, instead trading with places such as Duskendale, Gulltown, and Weeping Town. However, his wife has pressed him to be more conscious of the mainland and his vassals on Claw Island, the Celtigars, continually ask for his aid to subdue what they view as the remainder of their lands, Crackclaw Point.

Mundane Skills: Having grown up the son of a third son, he was not expecting to garner any kind of title. However, he was given a good military education should his cousins need his services. This has led to him having good swordsmanship and above average strategic knowledge of warfare. However, this came at the cost of knowing the proper behaviors at court. Because of this he rarely holds court and only does so regularly once a tenday. He avoids going to the mainland of Westeros, preferring Dragonstone and Driftmark with the occasional visits to Claw Isle and Sweetport Sound. He is quite the linguist however, knowing how to read and write both Westerosi and High Valyrian as well as to understand and speak several variants of low Valyrian common in the Free Cities.
Magic (If Any): He is a Dragonrider.
Personality: Cautious and patient. Aerion is not going to rush into anything he has not already thought through. He will avoid conflict with continental powers, knowing that if he dies too soon, the Last Dragonlords could become extinct entirely.
Kingdom: Lordship of Dragonstone
Is he/she a Ruler? Yes
Heir(s):
I. Aegon Targaryen, Age 0
II. Visenya Targaryen, Age 2
III. Valaena Velaryon, Age 30
IV: Eldest Male Sibling of Valaena Velaryon
V: Next oldest Male Sibling of Valaena Velaryon, or oldest female if no living Male siblings exist
VI: Father of Valaena Velaryon, mother if father no longer exists


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Postby Dragos Bee » Wed Feb 12, 2020 11:25 pm

The Imperial Warglorian Empire wrote:Canon Name: Kingdom of the Rock/House Lannister
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Canon Military Strength: 45,000 (40,000 Infantry, 5,000 Cavalry)
Canon History: Legends have it that the origins of House Lannister lay during the Age of Heroes when Lann the Clever tricked the family of House Casterly out of their home of Casterly Rock: a massive castle built out of a mountain, filled to the brim with a massive amount of gold. Only several years later, House Lannister would rule the "Kingdom of the Rock," which extended over most of the Westerlands, and extremely wealthy part of Westeros filled to the brim with mines. Though they initially fought against the Andal Invaders, unlike most other Kingdoms, House Lannister welcomed many of the Andals and integrated them into the Kingdom, to the point where when King Gerold III died without a male heir, his throne fell to Ser Joffrey Lyndon, an Andal.

A period of expansion and conflict followed as the Kingdom of the Rock expanded, going into conflict with the Kings of the Reach and the Iron Islands. Though perhaps the richest kingdom in Westeros, House Lannister's prestige took a massive hit when Tommen II lost the Valyrian steel Brightroar during his doomed expedition to Valyria. Now, House Lannister must regain that prestige, and prove that the Westerlands are a force all of Westeros should beware.
Headcanon History: (Include stuff you made up to fill in the blanks in Canon, like OC Kings and Nobles and the policies they pursue.)
Economic Strength: High


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Postby Ard al Islam » Wed Feb 12, 2020 11:35 pm

I'm gonna tag. I'd like to be the Vale, led by House Arryn, and my character will be the leader of that(whoever it was). Will throw down an app later.

Edit: Turns out that there was no canon leader of the Vale, who was the father of Sharra Arryn. Guess this means custom character time!
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Postby Ormata » Wed Feb 12, 2020 11:41 pm

So the Arryns will get a player controlling them. Neat. I look forward to battle.

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Postby Ard al Islam » Wed Feb 12, 2020 11:45 pm

Ormata wrote:So the Arryns will get a player controlling them. Neat. I look forward to battle.

Were the North and the Vale enemies at this point? Besides, I doubt you'd have much success in battle against the Vale. No one does.
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Postby Ormata » Wed Feb 12, 2020 11:47 pm

Ard al Islam wrote:
Ormata wrote:So the Arryns will get a player controlling them. Neat. I look forward to battle.

Were the North and the Vale enemies at this point? Besides, I doubt you'd have much success in battle against the Vale. No one does.


Dragos Bee wrote:In the North, the Starks of Winterfell fend off attacks from the Wildlings and rival kingdoms. King Torrhen Stark is a young man, unproven in the arts of war and peace, but ready to uphold the honor of his House as best as he can. Through him runs the blood of the First Men, which would not brook submission to those mixed with the blood of the Andal Invaders. Facing him are the Arryns of The Mountain and Vale, whose hostility towards him and his line are absolute. Tracing their lineage to the very foreigners of Andalos the Starks are opposed to, the Arryns strive to maintain a beacon of chivalry and martial might that honor their lost homeland, forever gone. But their King only has a daughter, the ten-year-old Sharra Arryn, and thus his house's hold on the throne is endangered.


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Postby Ard al Islam » Wed Feb 12, 2020 11:58 pm

Ormata wrote:
Ard al Islam wrote:Were the North and the Vale enemies at this point? Besides, I doubt you'd have much success in battle against the Vale. No one does.


Dragos Bee wrote:In the North, the Starks of Winterfell fend off attacks from the Wildlings and rival kingdoms. King Torrhen Stark is a young man, unproven in the arts of war and peace, but ready to uphold the honor of his House as best as he can. Through him runs the blood of the First Men, which would not brook submission to those mixed with the blood of the Andal Invaders. Facing him are the Arryns of The Mountain and Vale, whose hostility towards him and his line are absolute. Tracing their lineage to the very foreigners of Andalos the Starks are opposed to, the Arryns strive to maintain a beacon of chivalry and martial might that honor their lost homeland, forever gone. But their King only has a daughter, the ten-year-old Sharra Arryn, and thus his house's hold on the throne is endangered.


In the North, Northmen rule. In this, none have found exception. Not even the Vale.

I understand. But at this point, the 2 have fought some wars. The most significant was the War Across the Water, which the Vale won. I'm just stating the facts here; the Vale beats the North. Now, if the Vale tried to invade the North, they'd be screwed. Both are pretty much impossible to invade. The North tried to attack the Vale's land, and they lost. The Vale had no interest in taking Northern land, but if they did, then admittedly, they would have lost as well.

When it comes to the North and the Vale, the winner is whoever has a home-field advantage. Neither can be conquered. Except by Dragons.
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