A Timeline of Ice and Fire (Complete: Prehistory – 300 AC)

A Timeline of Ice and Fire (Complete: Prehistory – 300 AC)


Before the Migration of Men into the continent,
Westeros was home to the Giant Race and Children of the Forest who worshipped the Old Gods
and as part of their religion carved faces into Weirwood trees. In Essos, legends say the city of Asshai,
and Empire of the Golden Dawn held existed in the far east, while the Fisher Queens ruled
cities along the Silver Sea west of the bone mountains whose descendants became the Tall
Men of the Kingdom of Sarnor. Also the Qaathi people reigned in these times
founding various city states in what would later become the red waste. Of these cities only Qarth survived. The Summer Isles also have evidence of civilization
at this time, with its inhabitants believing that the islands were alone in the world,
surrounded by endless ocean. In 12000BC the First Men Migrated through
the Arm of Dorne and went to war with the Children of the Forest. In a futile attempt to preserve their homeland,
stories say the Children performed a magical ritual, possibly through a blood sacrifice,
calling down the hammer of the waters to shatter the land bridge connecting Westeros to Essos. They later attempted the ritual again at the
Neck of the continent, failing to completely to flood the area, and instead created marshlands. After 2000 years of war, peace was at last
achieved though the Pact on the Isle of faces, which partitioned the land, with the Children
taking the Deep Woods and Men taking coastlands, high plains, bright meadows, mountains and
bogs. The First men also agreed to stop destroying
the sacred wierwoods, and in the many years of friendship that followed, they even adopted
the faith of the Children, coming to worship the Old Gods. Following the Pact, Westeros entered the Age
of Heroes And for approximately 4000 years, the First
Men flourished, founding many kingdoms and noble houses. During this time House Stark, Lannister, Gardiner,
and Durrandon were founded. While on the Iron Islands, the legendary Grey
king ruled following the faith of the Drowned God. And it was during this age that the Islands
known as the three sisters worshiped the lord of the skies and lady of the waves. In 8000 BC The Long Night came, and for a
generation Westeros suffered from a Harsh winter and Darkness. In the uttermost North a race of strange creatures
known as the Others or White Walkers, marched south against the realms of Westeros. Stories describe them as tall and gaunt with
skin as pale as milk and eyes that shine bright blue. They wore camouflage armor and wielded razor
thin swords of ice imbued with magic allowing them to freeze and break enemy armaments. They were also able to summon ice spiders,
and raise the dead, riding reanimated horses, bears and direwolves into battle and reviving
fallen enemies to create an army of undead warriors known as Wights
For years they wreaked havoc across the land until the legendary Last Hero journeyed deep
into the North, possibly wielding dragonsteel, in search for the Children of the Forest,
recruiting them to help humanity in their struggle. As the war continued on, an organization known
as the Night’s Watch formed to fight against the invaders finally achieving victory at
the Battle for the Dawn. The others were then pushed back to the lands
of always winter, not seen again for over 8000 years. Although stories say the Children of the forest
fought alongside humans during the long night, some have believe that it was in fact the
Children who originally created the Others in a magical ritual years earlier, with the
intent of raising a powerful army to fight on their behalf against the First Men, only
to lose control of their creation. While Westeros suffered greatly during these
years of war and darkness, the devastation of the Long Night was felt all across the
Known world, seeing the lands of Essos endure their own hardships, establishing their own
legends and mythos concerning the events of these years. In the lands of the Rhoynar, stories say a
terrible night fell upon the world, causing the waters of the river Rhoyne to freeze,
until a Hero emerged to unite the Children of the Goddess Mother Rhoyne, to sing a secret
song which brought back the day. Beyond the Bone Mountains, in the Golden Empire
of the Dawn, legends say it was under the reign of the Amethyst Empress that the troubles
began. Believing she was betrayed by her brother
who crowned himself the Bloodstone Emperor, his corruption led him to betray the gods
of their people and worship a black stone fallen from the sky,* caused the Maiden Made
of Light to turn her back on the world. This then led to the Long Night, when the
Lion of Night came forth to punish the realms of men for their wickedness. The Demon armies of this vengeful god caused
great devastation, until a hero emerged, wielding the sword Lightbringer, to drive the enemy
back, restoring light to the world. The story of the hero who fought the armies
of darkness with a flaming sword spread throughout eastern essos, with many cultures adopting
their own version of the tale such as the Patrimony of Hyrkoon and its successor Realms
who claim the man was known as Hyrkoon the Hero, while other lands give this figure names
such as Eldric Shadow Chaser, Yin Tar and Neferion. The most well known story however would came
out of the mysterious far eastern city of Asshai, where the followers of the Red God
R’hllor, claim the hero was Azor Ahai, believing he forged his magical sword by driving it
into his wife’s heart, imbuing it with her soul and naming it Lightbringer, the Red Sword
of Heroes. With Lightbringer at his side he led humanity
to victory against the demon armies of night restoring light to the world. The ancient prophecies of Asshai, then go
on to claim that Azor Ahai would one day return, reborn to fight against a new darkness that
threatens humanity. The chaos and years of war led to the collapse
of the Great Empire of the Dawn, replaced by a successor state in the Golden Empire
of Yi Ti. Back in Westeros, after the defeat of the
Others, stories say Bran the Builder of House Stark led the effort to build up a great defensive
wall with the Night’s Watch as it’s eternal guard. Years later, the 13th Lord Commander of the
Night’s Watch, betrayed his oaths, seduced by a beautiful woman with skin was as white
as the moon and eyes like blue stars. The woman was said to have skin as cold as
ice, leading many to believe she was linked to the Others, possibly one of their kind
herself, or else an undead servant. The Lord Commander then took his seat at the
Nightfort and declared himself King and the woman he loved his Queen with the Night’s
Watch as his personal army. The Night’s King as he became known ruled
committed barbarous atrocities, until the King in the North entered into an uneasy alliance
with Joramun, King beyond the wall attacking together and defeating The Night’s King,
freeing the Watch from his brutal reign. King Joramun led an army of Free Folk, also
known as Wildlings, who lived north of the wall when it was constructed and were cut
off from the rest of the continent. Some legends say King Joramun would go on
to find the Horn of Winter, blowing it to awaken the Giants. Although estimates vary as to when exactly
the age of heroes ended, many date the start of the Andal invasion to 6000 years before
Conquest. When Hugor of the Hill was crowned the first
king of Andalos, uniting his people under the Faith of the Seven. Slowly the Andals migrated into Westeros,
first sailing into the Fingers of the Vale, then expanding to conquer all of the continent
up to the Neck, overthrowing various old and noble houses of the First Men. Only the Starks of the North fighting alongside
the children of the forest, were able to resist them. And as a result First men blood remained strong
in the north, while the south largely mixed with the Andals. The Children were nearly wiped out in the
wars as the Andals slaughtered them wherever encountered, burning the sacred Weirwood Trees. The few of their kind that remained fled far
to the North, going into hiding and as a result, most Westerosi came to believe they died off. For thousands of years the Andals ruled the
south raising hundreds of petty Kingdoms that would eventually transform over time into
larger regions known as the Vale, the Iron Islands, the Riverlands, the Westerlands,
the Reach, the Stormlands and Dorne. Each ruled by various noble houses constantly
fighting for power. Far to the East The Ghiscari Empire rose and
conquered a large territory west of the Bone Mountains and for thousands of years they
ruled, building great pyramids with slave labor, colonizing foreign lands in Sothoryos
and discovering far off civilizations like the Summer Isles. Until the Rise of the Valyrian Freehold where
Dragonriders and magic users led devastating armies out of the Valyrian Penninsula, waging
a series of 5 wars against the Ghiscari, conquering nearly all their territories and burning the
city of Ghis to the ground. Afterward they laid the ground with salt and
sulphur to stop the survivors from ever reforming the city. The surviving Ghiscari fled to the cities
of Yunkai, Astapor and Meereen along Slaver’s Bay, and formed New Ghis, on a nearby island. Further Westward, the City States of the Rhoynar
Rose to power along the River Rhoyne. Though politically divided, they were united
by their Faith in the Mother Rhoyne and a unique and progressive culture granting women
equal inheritance rights, and tolerating homosexuality. In 3000 BC The Free Folk Beyond the Wall united
under Gendel and Gorne, brother Kings who invaded Stark lands in great numbers, bypassing
the Night’s Watch with tunnels dug beneath the wall. However they were ultimately defeated and
pushed back by House Stark and the Northmen. Though the city had existed before under a
people called the Mazemakers, the City of Lorath was colonized in 1424BC by Valyrian
worshippers of the Blind God Boash Having defeated the Ghiscari, Valyria began
expanding West establishing the city of Volantis and warring with the Rhoynar until 700BC when
they completed their conquest, defeating Prince Garin the Great and his army of 250 000. In 700BC Princess Nymeria led the Survivors
of the defeated Rhoynar on 10 000 Ships, sailing the Summer Sea in search of a new home. After years of struggle unable to successfully
Martell, uniting together to conquer the territory. In the North, after many years of Conflict,
House Stark defeated House Bolton, removing the Red Kings from Power and consolidating
their power in the North After Defeating Sea Raiders from the East,
Lord Karlon Stark was rewarded with lands and titles, allowing him to form House Karstark. In the South, the Ironborn raided the Western
coast and at their height controlled lands from Old Town to Bear Island. After finishing with the Rhoynar the Valyrians
conquered the western coast, defeating the remaining Andals to establish many of the
settlements that came to be known as the Free Cities such as Pentos, Myr, Tyrosh, Lys, Qohor
and Norvos. A notable exception was Braavos, founded in
secret, by runaway slaves, fleeing their Valyrian masters. Over a hundred years later they revealed themselves
to the world. In 326BC the Valyrians once again pushed West. This time with the annexation of a small island
in the narrow sea they named Dragonstone, meant as the Westernmost Territory to provide
a port for Trade with the Andals of Westeros. In the final centuries before Aegon’s Conquest
of Westeros, the Storm Kings began an expansion of their holdings by invading the Riverlands,
while the Ironborn slowly lost the Empire they had built
Yet after years of decline, House Hoare of the Black Blooded Kings took power on the
Islands, and sent their armies to the Riverlands, taking it from the Storm Kings, remaining
in power until Aegon’s Conquest. The various territories of Westeros were now
formed into Seven Kingdoms, with the Kingdom of the North, Kingdom of the Isles and Rives,
Kingdom of the Mountain and Vale, Kingdom of the Rock, Kingdom of the Reach, Kingdom
of the Storm and Dorne. In the Valyrian Freehold, Daenys the Dreamer,
a Lady of House Targaryen saw a vision foreseeing the Destruction of Valyria in 126BC and convinced
her family to leave the city. They made their home on Dragonstone, taking
with them 5 living Dragons including Balerion the Black Dread. 12 years later in 114 BC the Doom of Valyria
shattered the Valyrian peninsula with many believing the destruction was cause by the
eruption of the 14 Fires, the chain of Volcanoes where the Valyrians first found dragons and
bonded with them. After the loss of their homeland, Aurion,
one of the few surviving Dragon Lords declared himself First Emperor of Valyria and raising
an army of 30000 soldiers in Qohor, leading them south with the aim of retaking the penninsula. Yet neither he, his dragon or his army were
ever heard from again. On Dragonstone, thanks to the vision of Daenys
the Dreamer, House Targaryen avoided the fate of their people and were now some of the last
people in all the known world in possession of living dragons. After the Fall of the Valyrian Freehold, Essos
became embroiled in a 100 years of war between rival factions vying for power. This time became known as the Bleeding years
or Century of Blood most associated with the rise of the nomadic Dothraki horse lords,
who rampaged across the continent, burning cities and forming what would become the Dothraki
sea by conquering the Kingdoms of Sarnor, the Ibbenese settlements in the Ifequevron,
and many of the Qaathi city states of the red waste. Meanwhile the Free Cities fought amongst themselves
for land and to control trade in the west. At the Battle of Qohor, also known as the
Battle of the 3 thousand, the city state of Qohor defended against a Dothraki horde of
25000. And while their defeat seemed al lbut assured,
the Qohori used an army of 3000 Unsullied warriors. Famed slave soldiers, castrated at a young
age and trained their whole lives for battle. Although only 600 Unsullied survived the fighting,
they killed over 12000 Dothraki, causing them to retreat and halting their western migration. After years of preparation, The Dragon Lord
Aegon the Conquerer along with his sister wives Rhaenyra and Visenya, rode their Dragons
West, and with an army of less than 1600 began their invasion of Westeros. One by one the Kingdoms that ruled the continent
fell to the Targaryens. And while they often fought with a disadvantage
in numbers, their Dragons rampaged across the land until the last remaining rulers either
bent the knee or died resisting. Under the Targaryens, House Baratheon became
Lords of the Stormlands, The Starks Lords of the North, The Tullys Lords of the Riverlands,
The Greyjoys Lords of the Iron Islands, the Tyrells Lords of the Reach, the Lannisters
Lords of the Westerlands, and the Arryns Lords of the vale. Only Dorne was able to avoid conquest, warning
the Targaryens that they would never yield. With nearly all of the continent conquered,
Aegon Targaryen was crowned King of Westeros and Protector of the Realm. Marking year 1 of Aegon’s Conquest. The new monarch then created the position
Hand of the King appointing his closest friend and possible half brother Orys Baratheon*
to the station. A few years later Aegon once again invaded
Dorne in the First Dornish War, attempting to unite the continent under his rule. In 10AC Rhaenys, Queen of Westeros and wife
of Aegon I, was believed to have died in battle. The war then continued on for 3 more years
until King Aegon received a mysterious letter from Prince Nymor Martell, ruler of Dorne. And while the contents of the letter remain
unknown, some have theorized that perhaps it stated Rhaenys was still alive, having
been captured and kept as prisoner under torture. The letter may then have offered to end her
suffering in exchange for a cessation of hostilities, and so Aegon immediately withdrew his troops
from Dorne, ending the war. In 37AC Aegon the Conquerer, First King of
Westeros died of natural causes. In his absence, his eldest son Aenys inherited
the throne. During the reign of Aenys I, House Targaryen
would continue the Valyrian tradition of Incest, marrying his eldest daughter Rhaena to his
eldest son Aegon. However this came into conflict with the moral
teaching of the Faith of the Seven. And so many rebelled against the Targaryens. For years the Faith Militants organized their
forces and waged war against the crown. King Aenys in turn proved poorly suited to
rule, incapable of stopping the bloodshed and dieing of illness on Dragonstone only
a year after the conflict started. After the death of King Aenys, the elderly
Queen Visenya, widow of Aegon the Conquerer, flew to Pentos and brought back her son and
Aenys half brother, Maegor Targaryen. Queen Visenya then took Aenys’ children
hostage, proclaiming Maegor King and issuing an open challenge to any who disputed the
claim. This challenge was accepted by Ser Damon Morrigen
called the Devout, and they fought each other in a Trial of Seven, with Maegor emerging
victorious. King Maegor spent the years of his reign battling
the Faith Militants and earning a reputation for cruelty. In 44AC Queen Visenya Targaryen, Mother of
King Maegor, wife of Aegon I, died of natural causes. In 45AC THE KING completed construction of
the Red Keep and Maegor’s Holdfast, creating a vast labyrinth of hidden passages and ensuring
their secrecy by killing the many craftsmen and laborers who worked on the project. He also went to war with Prince Aegon and
later Prince Jaeherys, the sons of Aenys, who continued to dispute his claim to the
Throne. Maegor struggled without the guidance of his
mother, and in 48AC was abandoned by his wife and several of his Kingsguard. King Maegor I died sitting on the Iron Throne,
many believing he slit his wrists in the night. With Maegor dead, rule fell to his nephew
Jaehaerys. King Jaeherys I went on to declare a truce,
ending the war with the Faith Militants by granting their member’s amnesty in return
for their submission to Targaryen rule. He became known as the Conciliator and had
a long and prosperous reign, with many believing he was the greatest King Westeros ever knew. After the death of his son and heir, King
Jaeherys called a great Council to decide on the issue of inheritance. The First Great Council of 101 AC Chose to
honor a Male heir in Prince Viserys, son of the Kings thirdborn over Princess Rhaenys
daughter of the kings Secondborn, leaving a precedent for future generations, that the
Iron Throne could not pass to a woman, or to a male descendant of a woman if a male
heir existed within the family. Two year later, King Jaeherys died of natural
causes. King Viserys I then came to power and was
considered a good ruler, keeping Westeros prosperous and peaceful. He had three children but his two sons died
young, leaving only Princess Rhaenyra as a possible heir. Despite the precedent of the Great Council,
Viserys embraced the idea of a female heir in order to avoid having his brother, “The
Rogue Prince” Daemon Targaryen, take the Throne. The Kingdom united behind this arrangement
and in 105AC, hundreds of Lords and Knights swore Oaths to defend Princess Rhaenyra’s
right to the throne. After the death of his first wife, Viserys
married Lady Alicent Hightower. The King and Queen produced many sons, but
Viserys insisted on keeping his eldest daughter Rhaenyra as heir. Queen Alicent, determined to see her first
born son Aegon crowned as king, then headed a faction that came to be known as the Greens,
while Princess Rhaenyra led the Blacks. Viserys often attempted to bring peace between
them but to no avail. In 129 AC King Viserys died of natural causes,
and Queen Alicent along with her Kingsguard Ser Criston Cole immediately set to usurping
the Throne. She proclaimed her eldest Son Aegon, King
of Westeros, Second of his name and Legitamte heir to Viserys Targaryen. Legally she would cite the Great Council of
101AC where it was decided Females could not inherit the throne over men. Therefore the Crown must go to the eldest
son by the king. On Dragonstone a pregnant Rhaenyra was enraged
at the betrayal of the Queen and was so upset she went into early labor, losing the child. Once she recovered she raised her armies and
waged war against the Queen and Aegon II. Known as the Dance of the Dragons, this was
the first major civil of the Seven Kingdoms, and saw the continent split in support of
the Blacks and Greens. While many kept the oaths taken in 105AC to
Rhaenyra, others did not, and stayed neutral or supported Aegon. After years of fighting the war ended disastrously
for House Targaryen, with both contenders for the throne dead. Along with a great majority of their Dragons
and dragonriders. In 131AC Cregan Stark, Lord of Winterfell,
came South with a mighty army in support of Rhaenyra Targaryen. Even after her death, they continued to King’s
Landing, eager to take revenge. But before they arrived Aegon II was poisoned
and with no more male heirs on his side of the family, Rhaenyra’s son Aegon III was
crowned king. Lord Stark was enraged that the war ended
before his army could crush the rebel forces. And so he had young Aegon name him Hand of
the King, an office he held for a single day, in which he arrested all those suspected of
poisoning the king and passed judgement on them, sending some to the wall and others
to their graves. Afterwhich, he resigned his position and returned
to the North. Although Queen Alicent survived the war, she
was arrested shortly after and died in the prisons of King’s Landing in 133AC of Winter
Fever Following the Dance of the Dragons, King Aegon
III sat the iron throne and attempted to rebuild the kingdom. Though his reign was largely peaceful, he
was unable to breed healthy dragons, and with so many lost in the war, the race went extinct
under his rule, thus earning him the name Dragonbane. In 157 AC King Aegon III died of natural causes. After the death of King Aegon III, his 14
year old son Daeron inherited the Throne, Called The young Dragon, he proved an ambitious
young man, convinced it was his destiny to unite the continent and complete the Targaryen
conquest of Westeros. And so Daeron began the Second Dornish War,
also known as the Conquest of Dorne, in which his forces were able to defeat the Noble Houses
of the realm, placing the Lord of Highgarden to administer their new holding. Yet while the rulers of Dorne were defeated,
the smallfolk who populated the territory rebelled, refused to submit to Targaryen authority. The occupation of Dorne became a disaster
for Targaryen forces with many claiming Daeron lost 10 000 men taking Dorne, and up to 50
000 men trying to keep it. Eventually even the King lost his life in
the fighting and the Targaryen’s were forced into retreat. Daeron was succeeded by his younger brother
Baelor in 161AC. King Baelor I also called the Blessed made
peace with Dorne, ending the war by recognizing their sovereignty and humbling himself before
them. Baelor was a devout worshipper of the Faith
of the 7, the most pious and humble King the realm ever knew. The Great Sept of Baelor was built in his
honor and he was admired by many. During his reign he locked away his three
beautiful sisters in order to lessen his temptation and avoid the Targaryen tradition of incest. In 170AC despite having been locked away in
a tower, the King’s sister Daena the Defiant gave birth to Daemon Blackfyre, a bastard
son fathered by her cousin Aegon Targaryen. After fasting forty days and nights, King
Baelor died in 171AC. Though most believed he died of malnutrition,
there are some who think he was poisoned by his uncle Viserys, who feared Baelor had grown
to Zealous and was preparing to make war against the North and Iron Islands, in order to convert
them to the faith of the 7. By all accounts King Viserys was wise and
clever and might have been a great ruler, but unfortunately died of a sudden illness
one year into his reign. Some however, suspect his son of poisoning
him for the throne. In 172AC With Viserys II deceased, his eldest
son Aegon was crowned king. Aegon IV was a drunken wretch of a ruler,
largely considered the worst of the Targaryen Kings, his many selfish and careless actions
earned him the name “Aegon the unworthy.” Perhaps most damaging of all his decrees,
was heard as the King lay upon his deathbed in 184AC, where he legitimized all his acknowledged
bastard children sowing the seeds that would one grow into the next great Civil War of
Westeros. After the death of King Aegon IV, his eldest
legitimate son Daeron II was crowned King. And while his reign would be fraught with
difficulties, he accomplished much and was remembered fondly. Early in his reign, Daeron II was responsible
for at last unifying the continent in 187AC, not through war, but with a marriage alliance
to House Martell. Despite his accomplishments, the actions of
his father still haunted him, and Daeron’s legitimacy was always in question. In 196AC, the bastard born Daemon Blackfyre,
elder son of Aegon IV, declared himself King and once again the continent was split into
factions. The Blackfyre rebellion ended at the Battle
of the Redgrass Field, where Daemon was defeated and killed. * Some of Daemon’s children managed to escape
with their uncle Aegor Rivers, who led them to Essos where they lived in exile, leaving
Daeron as King of Westeros. In 209AC After Ser Duncan the Tall, a young
Hedge Knight rescued a young woman from the abuse of Prince Aerion Targaryen, he was arrested
and fought in a Trial of Seven. In this conflict, Prince Baelor Targaryen,
heir to the Iron Throne, joined the side of the Hedge Knight and against his own nephew. And while Ser Duncan’s team was victorious,
Baelor Breakspear died in the fighting and King Daeron was left without an heir. After the Great spring sickness of that same
year, Daeron II died along with Baelor’s two sons, leaving Daeron’s second son, Aerys
as King. Aerys I ruled a troubled kingdom and spent
most of his reign putting down rebellions from both the Blackfyres in the East and the
Ironborn in the West, who took advantage of the weakened realm and were raiding the western
shores. In 211AC the Hand of the King Brynden Rivers,
called Bloodraven, uncovered a plot to usurp the crown with a second Blackfyre Rebellion. But it was halted before any battles were
fought, with Daemon Blackfyre II arrested at a tournament at Whitewall and taken as
a hostage. In 219AC Aegor Rivers, called Bittersteel,
led a third Blackfyre rebellion on behalf of Daemon II’s younger brother Haegon Blackfyre. But they too were defeated and Haegon killed. Bittersteel was arrested and sent to the Night’s
Watch for his crimes, but his ship was intercepted by Blackfyre loyalists and once again he escaped
to Essos. In 221AC King Aerys I died of natural causes
and his brother Maekar inherited the throne. The reign of King Maekar I was largely considered
a peaceful one, though rebellion was always an issue. In 226AC The Free Folk beyond the wall united
under Raymun Redbeard, crowned their king. Under his leadership they successfully scaled
the wall and invaded the North, but were eventually defeated by Lord Willam Stark and his Northern
Army. In 233AC Maekar died fighting Outlaw Rebels,
leaving his eldest surviving son Aemon Targaryen as heir. But Aemon refused the crown, and instead took
his Maester’s vows, fleeing to the Wall. This left only Maekar’s youngest son Aegon
“The Unlikely.” A fourth son of a fourth son and former squire
to the Hedge Knight Ser Duncan the tall. The Reign of King Aegon V was largely prosperous
proving a kind hearted and generous ruler. Brave on the battlefield and a man of the
people, these characteristics which endeared him to the small folk, also made him an enemy
of the Nobility, who felt he threatened their wealth and power. In 236AC Bittersteel and Daemon Blackfyre
III Invaded Westeros with the Golden Company, in the Fourth Blackfyre Rebellion. However they were unable to rally many Lords
to their cause, and were defeated at the battle of Wendwater Bridge where Ser Duncan the Tall
slew Daemon Blackfyre, though Bittersteel again was able to escape. In 241 AC Aegor Rivers, died in the Disputed
Lands of Essos, but the Blackfyre cause continued. In 259AC King Aegon V attempted to hatch the
last of his dragon eggs at his home of Summerhall. But the plan went awry, and the palace was
consumed by a great fire, killing the king, his son and the Kingsguard Ser Duncan the
Tall. On this same day and in the same location,
Rhaegar Targaryen was born. After the Death of Aegon V, his eldest surviving
son, Jaehaerys II inherited the Throne. Though his reign was short due to poor health. He proved a capable and wise ruler. In 260AC Maelys the monstrous, last of the
male line of Daemon Blackfyre, invaded the Stepstones south east of Westeros, joined
by the Band of Nine, a group of merchants, mercenaries and pirates eager to carve out
kingdoms for themselves. King Jaeherys II knew that Maelys was using
the islands as a staging ground for a Fifth Blackfyre Rebellion, and so gathered his armies
and sent them to the Stepstones where they fought and won the War of the Nine Penny Kings. During the fighting, Ser Barristan Selmy killed
Maelys Blackfyre in single combat. After only 3 years as King, Jaeherys died
of illness and his son Aerys II inherited the Throne. Early in his reign King Aerys appointed his
friend Tywin Lannister as Hand of the king. And under his management the Seven kingdoms
prospered for many years.* However their relationship grew strained over time largely due to King’s
growing jealousy and paranoia. In 277AC House Darklyn of Duskendale rebelled
in the Defiance of Duskendale. King Aerys, eager to prove himself a hero,
went personally to settle the dispute but was taken captive and held as a hostage. The town was besieged for six months, until
Ser Barristan Selmy of the Kingsguard single handily rescued the king.*
In 280AC Rhaegar Targaryen, eldest son of King Aerys II married Elia Martell of Dorne. In 281 AC a Tournament was held at Harrenhall
where Prince Rhaegar was named Champion earning the right to crown a woman Queen of Love and
Beauty. However he passed over his own wife, to give
the crown of blue roses to lady Lyanna Stark. This was later described as the moment when
all the smiles died. For Lyanna was betrothed to Lord Robert Baratheon
and Rhaegar had in one action insulted Houses Martell, Stark and Baratheon. Also in this year after the defeat of the
rebel Kingswood Brotherhood, Ser Jaime Lannister was named to the Kingsguard, thereby robbing
Tywin of his heir. Having had enough of the King’s disrespect,
Tywin quit his position as Hand. Only one year after the departure of Tywin
Lannister, King Aerys had alienated half the kingdom. Now called the Mad King, he and his son Rhaegar
became responsible for the fall of their House. In 282AC, Prince Rhaegar, ignoring his wife,
seemingly abducted Lyanna Stark and brought her South. When her family learned of this outrage, Brandon
Stark, heir to Winterfell marched with 200 men to Kings Landing in order to confront
the Prince. But Rhaegar was not present when they arrived,
and so King Aerys had Brandon and his men arrested. When his father Lord Rickard Stark then travelled
to the capital to negotiate his sons release, he too was arrested and both were tortured
and executed. After this act of barbarism, House Stark,
Arryn and Baratheon declared war against the crown. Later House Tully of the Riverlands joined
them, while House Martell and Tyrell remained loyal to the King, and House Greyjoy and Lannister
remained neutral. The war culminated in the Battle of the Trident
in 283AC, when Robert Baratheon led his forces to Victory against Rhaegar, smashing his Warhammer
into the prince’s chest, and destroying the bulk of the Targaryen army. After this action The Greyjoys and Lannisters
both joined the Baratheon cause, with the Ironborn fleet attacking the Reach and Lord
Tywin Lannister Sacking King’s Landing in Robert’s name. During the fall of capital, Ser Jaime Lannister
betrayed his oath as a Kingsguard by slitting the throat of the Mad King, who in his rage
and insanity was preparing to set fire to the city. Lyanna was found dead in Dorne later that
year by her brother Eddard Stark, whom she entrusted with a secret, Lord Stark never
revealed. After the War Ned returned home to Winterfell
with a child named Jon Snow, claiming it was his bastard born son by unknown woman in the
south. In 283 AC Robert Baratheon was crowned king
of Westeros, marrying the daughter of Tywin Lannister, Lady Cersei and naming Lord Jon
Arryn hand of the King. He claimed his legitimacy by citing his grandmother
Rhaelle Targaryen, daughter of King Aegon V. And while many named him Usurper, his skills
as a warrior and general were unmatched, and this deterrent made rebellion rare, allowing
for a long and largely peaceful reign. Though nearly all of the Targaryen family
was killed in the war, the mad king’s youngest children Viserys and Daenerys Targaryen were
smuggled off dragonstone by the elderly Ser Willem Darry, taking them to Braavos where
they lived in exile. King Robert Baratheon I ruled for many years,
and while he was merciful and amiable, he proved an unfaithful husband and poor administrator. Recognizing this, he made no pretense about
his behavior and chose to spend his years in blissful debauchery, while his trusted
friend and mentor Jon Arryn oversaw the kingdom. In 289AC Balon Greyjoy declared himself King
of the Iron Islands in the Greyjoy rebellion. But their ships were destroyed by Stannis
Baratheon and the Islands were taken by King Robert and Lord Eddard Stark. Balon bent the knee and his life was spared,
but two of his sons were killed in the fighting. His youngest and sole surviving son Theon
was taken as ward and hostage by Eddard Stark and was raised in Winterfell alongside the
stark children. In 297 AC, after years spent wandering the
Free Cities struggling to survive, in a fruitless attempt to gather support for an invasion
of westeros, the last known Targaryen children Viserys and Daenerys were taken in by Illyrio
Mopatis, a wealthy merchant of Pentos. In the North Beyond the Wall, Men of the Night’s
Watch encounter White Walkers for the first time in thousands of years. In Pentos, Illyrio Mopatis having offered
to aid young Viserys Targaryen reclaim the Iron throne, arranged a marriage between 13
year old Daenerys and Khal Drogo, a Dothraki Horselord leading a Khalasar of 40 000. In desperate need of allies to retake Westeros
for House Targaryen, Viserys agreed to the match, and so Daenerys married the Horselord,
receiving 3 Petrified Dragon Eggs as a gift from Illyrio during the celebration. In 298 AC, Jon Arryn, hand of the King died. Some believing he was poisoned. In the North, House Stark adopted 6 Direwolf
pups, with Lord Eddard Stark granting one to each of his children, including his bastard
son, 14 year old Jon Snow. In Essos, Daenerys Targaryen became pregnant. Following the death of the Hand of the King,
Robert Baratheon arrived in Winterfell and named Lord Eddard Stark, his new Hand. The 12 year old Prince Joffrey Baratheon,
heir to the Seven Kingdoms was then betrothed to 11 year old Sansa Stark, eldest daughter
of the Lord of Winterfell. Despite only being a child of 7, Bran Stark
was pushed from a tower window by Jaime Lannister, after the boy caught him laying with his twin
sister Queen Cersei. Bran survived the fall but was left in a coma. Ned Stark along with his daughters Sansa and
9 year old Arya left for King’s Landing with Robert’s party, while Jon Snow went
to the Wall with his uncle Benjen to join the Night’s Watch. Before parting, Jon gifted his younger half
sister Arya a thin lightweight sword named needle. After their departure, An assassin was sent
to kill Bran Stark as he slept but was stopped by Bran’s mother Lady Catelyn Stark and
his Direwolf Summer. Arriving at Castle Black, Jon worked to earn
his place as a Black Brother, while Benjen Stark went on a ranging mission beyond the
wall, from which he did not return. During their journey south, Arya’s direwolf
Nymeria attacked Prince Joffrey Baratheon. In order to avoid punishment, Arya released
her companion into the wild. However because Nymeria was no longer present,
Sansa’s direwolf Lady was killed in retribution. Bran awoke, remembering the visions he saw
while sleeping, many revolving around a mysterious 3 eyed crow. However in the waking world he was now paralyzed
from the waist down, and had to be carried by a loyal family servant of simple mind but
kind heart named Walder, who many called Hodor, as it was the only word he could say. In King’s Landing Arya Stark began her lessons
under Syrio Forel, a master fighter and former First Sword of Braavos. Suspecting that the Lannisters were responsible
for the near death of Bran, Lady Catelyn Stark encountered the queen’s younger brother
Tyrion Lannister at the Crossroads Inn of the Riverlands. Ordering his arrest.. In the capital, after a disagreement with
the King, Lord Eddard Stark resigned as Hand. Later that day, Jaime Lannister and his soldiers
ambushed Ned Stark, confronting him about Tyrion’s arrest and leaving the Lord of
Winterfell with a wounded leg. In Essos, after the successful completion
of a Dothraki ritual in their capital of Vaes Dothraki, the unborn child of Daenerys Targaryen
was proclaimed the Stallion who Mounts the world, a long awaited hero of prophecy that
would unite the Khalasars. After the ceremony however, the increasingly
unstable Viserys Targaryen was killed by Khal Drogo for threatening his pregnant sister
with a sword. Back in Westeros, Tyrion Lannister’s Champion
Bronn won the Trial by Combat, and was set free from his prison at the Eerie in the Vale
of Arryn. With Jaimie having fled the city, Lord Stark
resumed his role as Hand of the King only to learn that the Lannister Bannerman Ser
Gregor Clegane was burning villages in the Riverlands. Lord Beric Dondarrion was then sent with a
small army to stop them with Tywin Lannister summoned to court so he might explain the
actions of his men. After an investigation into the murder of
Jon Arryn, Eddar Stark discovered a terrible truth, and so warned Queen Cersei that he
knew her children were born of incest. Lord Stark then told her he would inform the
king upon returning from a hunt and instructed her to leave the city lest Robert kill the
children in his rage. But Robert Returned gravely injured and Ned
was unable to hurt his friend in his final hours. Sansa Stark, horrified by the notion of returning
to the North, ran to Cersei Lannister in an attempt to stay. But in doing so, she further informed the
Queen of Ned Stark’s plans, and she prepared to counter. After Robert’s death, the Hand of the King
attempted to seize power in the name of Stannis Baratheon, Robert’s younger brother, and
true heir to the Iron Throne. But he was betrayed by Petyr Baelish, called
Littlefinger, and Lord Stark was arrested. During the upheaval, Lannister guards came
for Arya, but Syrio Forel kept them occupied giving Arya time to escape. At the Wall, Jon Snow and his friend Samwell
Tarly took the oath of the Night’s Watch Learning of his father’s arrest, 15 year
old Robb Stark, heir to Winterfell, raised the bannermen of the North and Marched his
army South. After tensions arose between the Westerlands
and Riverlands, Riverland forces crossed the border to block the Golden Tooth and prevent
an invasion. But Ser Jaime Lannister led a Westerland army
against them in the Battle of the Golden Tooth, forcing their retreat to Riverrun. Later, this would be considered the first
battle of the War of the Five Kings. In Essos, a man attempted to poison Daenerys
Targaryen, but was stopped by Ser Jorah Mormont, who had been spying on the girl for Varys
the Spider, Spymaster to King Robert Baratheon. But with this action he switched allegiances
and devoted himself entirely to her cause. The attempt on her life also served to convince
Khal Drogo that his wife’s enemies in westeros must be destroyed. In the First Battle of Riverrun, Edmure Tully
fought Jaime Lannister with the Lannister forces emerging victorious. Ser Edmure was then captured and so it fell
to Lord Tytos Blackwood to lead survivors to Riverrun. Ser Jaime followed them and laid siege to
the castle. Meanwhile Jaime’s father Tywin Lannister
led an army to take Harrenhall and other Riverland territories. In King’s Landing, Ser Barristan Selmy was
dismissed from the Kingsguard. In 299 AC, Jon Snow was given the Valyrian
steel sword Longclaw, after saving the life of Lord Commander Mormont. Robb’s army, marching south, reached the
Twins of House Frey, where he pledged to marry a Frey Daughter in return for their support
in the war. With news having spread about the illegitimacy
of Robert’s supposed first born child Joffrey Baratheon, the Kingdom fractured, as many
felt the Lannisters had usurped the crown. Renly Baratheon, youngest brother of Robert
Baratheon declared himself King of Westeros at Highgarden with the support of House Tyrell
of the Reach. At the Battle of the Green Fork Lord Roose
Bolton battled Lord Tywin Lannister, and although Lord Twyin was victorious, the battle was
only a distraction by the Northmen, so that Robb Stark could lead the rest of their forces
to attack Jaime Lannister a few days later. At the Battle of the Whispering Wood. Robb Stark battled Jaime Lannister. The North was victorious and Ser Jaime was
taken captive. Robb’s forces then broke the siege of Riverrun
and restored their allies in House Tully to power. After the arrest of Lord Stark, it was decided
he would be allowed to join the Night’s Watch rather than face execution for his treason,
if only he would confess to the crime and pledge himself to King Joffrey. Lord Stark agreed, in order to ensure the
safety of his daughter Sansa who was in Lannister custody. But they were all betrayed by young King Joffrey
Baratheon, who ignored the deal made and asked the executioner Ilyn Payne to behead Ned Stark
after his confession. Both his daughter’s Sansa and Arya were
present for his death. But Sansa remained a captive of the Lannisters,
still betrothed to King Joffrey Baratheon, while Arya escaped the city with Yoren of
the Night’s Watch. In Old Town, a young man by the name of Alleras
began his Maester studies at the Citadel.* Learning of the death of his father, and with
the support of the North and Riverlands, Robb Stark was Declared King in the North and the
Trident. In Essos, Khal Drogo died as did the child
Rhaego, after a blood magic ritual to save the Khal’s life went awry. Nearly all of the Khalasar had left with only
a few slaves and sworn soldiers remaining. The three dragon eggs were placed into Drogo’s
funeral pyre along with the witch Mirri Maz Duur, who’d performed the ritual. As the fires burned the witch sang though
her song eventually turned to screams. As a red comet appeared in the sky the pyre
was lit, and so Daenerys fearlessly walked into the inferno. In the morning when the fire burned out the
servants searched among the ashes and found Daenerys unharmed alongside three freshly
hatched dragons, naming them Drogon, Rhaegal and Viserion. Back in Westeros, Tyrion Lannister was named
acting Hand of the King on behalf of Tywin Lannister. On Dragonstone, Stannis Baratheon, the eldest
surviving brother of King Robert, sent letters to all the major lords of Westeros, proclaiming
Joffrey a bastard born son of incest and declaring himself as the One True King of Westeros. He was supported by a portion of the Stormlands,
and was advised by a Red Priestess of R’hllor named Melisandre who believed him to be Azor
Ahai reborn, a legendary hero of prophecy. King Stannis then went on to besiege Storm’s
End, the seat of his younger brother and rival Renly Baratheon. Arya Stark arrived as a captive to Harrenhall
and was put to work as a servant. Lord Jeor Mormont led a large host of Night’s
Watch Rangers beyond the Wall to investigate the rumors of White Walkers, and a Wildling
Army led by a King named Mance Rayder, a former Black Brother and Wildling of the far North. Theon Greyjoy arrived on the Iron Islands
with a proposal of alliance from Robb Stark. But Theon’s father told him they would instead
invade the North while Robb’s army was occupied in the south. Theon, though hesitant, chose to betray Robb
and help his father. At the Battle of Ox Cross, King Robb Stark
battled Ser Stafford Lannister with House Stark and their Tully allies victorious. Arya befriended Jaqen Hgar and ordered the
deaths of Chiswyck and Weese Melisendre used her Red Magic to assassinate
King Renly Baratheon on behalf of King Stannis Baratheon. Most of the Stormland forces switched sides
to Stannis, while Soldiers of the Reach followed Ser Loras Tyrell back to High Garden. Jon Snow joined Qhorin Halfhands party beyond
the wall and went scouting at the fist of the First Men
With the Ironborn invasion of the North underway, Theon Greyjoy disobeyed orders, moving in
land to instead take Winterfell. Melisendre used her Red Magic to assassinate
Ser Cortnay Penrose on behalf of King Stannis Baratheon to aid in capturing Storm’s End. Theon faked the death of Bran and Rickon Stark,
who were hiding in the crypts of Winterfell. Ser Edmure Tully disobeyed the orders of King
Robb Stark and attacked Lord Tywin Lannister in the Battle of the Fords. Edmure was victorious, forcing Tywin’s retreat,
but his actions disrupted Robb’s longterm plans for the war. Barristan Selmy became advisor to Daenerys
Targaryen, posing as Arstan Whitebeard. At the Battle of the Blackwater, King Stannis
Baratheon led his armies against Lord Tyrion Lannister, commanding on behalf of King Joffrey
Baratheon in the Battle of the Blackwater. Though Stannis came close to victory, Lord
Tywin arrived with a Lannister-Tyrell army just in time to push the Baratheon forces
into retreat. As a result the Kingdom learned that House
Tyrell had pledged to King Joffrey Baratheon. Tyrion Lannister suffers a great injury in
the battle, losing most of his nose. Jon Snow met Ygritte, a Wildling woman he
came to love. King Robb Stark captured the Crag in the Westerlands. Robb’s mother Catelyn Stark freed Jaime
Lannister, in the hopes the Lannisters would return Sansa and Arya, sending Brienne of
Tarth to accompany him to King’s Landing. With Tywin’s returned to the capital, he
took up his position as Hand of the King while Tyrion became Master of Coin
After being captured and on the orders of Qhorin himself. Jon Snow feigned betrayal and killed Qhorin
Halfhand, in order to win the trust of the wildling and act as a spy. Robb betrayed his word to Lord Frey of the
Twins, by Marrying a minor noble woman Jeyne Westerling. Theon lost Winterfell, and was taken captive
by Ramsay Snow, on behalf of Roose Bolton. Winterfell was burned. Arya Stark used Jaqen Hgar to help her escape
Harrenhall and was given a coin along with the phrase Valar Morgulus, before Jaqen changed
his face and went his own way. The gift, he said would grant her passage
to Braavos. Daenerys obtained an army of Unsullied Warriors
and conquered the city of Astapor, leaving a Ruling Council before departing. Bran and Rickon Stark separated and fled north,
with Osha leading Rickon and Shaggydog to Skagos while Bran, Meera, Jojen, Hodor and
Summer went in search of the 3 eyed crow which continued to haunt Bran’s dreams. Lady Margaery Tyrell came to King’s Landing
and was betrothed to King Joffrey Baratheon. Freeing Sansa from King Joffrey’s constant
abuse. Daenerys Conquered Yunkai. White Walkers attacked the Great Ranging beyond
the Wall, forcing their retreat to Craster’s Keep
At the Battle of Duskendale, Lord Robett Glover battled Lord Randyl Tarley and Ser Gregor
Clegane. The Glover forces were defeated Robett was
taken captive. Jaime and Brienne were captured by the Mercenary
Company the Brave Companions. Jaime’s sword hand was removed by Zollo
the fat, a merciless Dothraki fighting for the companions. Lord Rickard Karstark disobeyed his King and
murdered Lannister prisoners. Robb beheaded the Lord as punishment, and
so the Karstark forces abandoned his campaign. Sansa Stark married Tyrion Lannister. Stannis and Melisandre threw 3 leeches into
a fire and performed a magical enchant calling on the deaths of Joffrey Baratheon, Robb Stark
and Balon Greyjoy. Lord Balon died soon after under mysterious
circumstances. Having fallen off a bridge during a storm,
though many suspect assassination. After sometime with the Brotherhood without
Banners, Arya was captured by the Hound Sandor Clegane. Daenerys Targaryen besieged the city of Meereen. After learning that Arstan was Barristan Selmy
and Jorah Mormont was once a spy for King Robert, she sent them on a suicide mission
to help capture the city. But they both survived and succeed in their
objective. Ser Barristan was forgiven but Jorah was dismissed
after he demanded an apology. Meereen was Captured
Jon Snow scaled the Wall with some Wildling scouts, on behalf of Mance Rayder. At Kraster’s keep, Lord Commander Jeor Mormont
and the Night’s watch suffer mutiny, and many are killed including the Lord Commander
and Kraster. Samwell Tarley fled the fighting with Gilly,
a daughter of kraster, and her baby. Jon, now south of the wall, managed to escape
from the wildlings and returned to Castle Black. Bran enlisted Sam and Gilly to help them pass
the wall. There they encountered Coldhands, a mysterious
creature, appearing to be an undead Wight, but without hostility and clear intelligence. At the Twins, Robb Stark was betrayed by Lord
Frey and Roose Bolton at the wedding of Edmure and Roslin Frey. The event became known as the Red Wedding,
and saw the death of Robb Stark, Catelyn Stark, Smalljon Umber, the Direwolf Grey Wind, the
destruction of the Stark army, the capture of Edmure Tully and Greatjon Umber. Robb’s wife Jeyne Westerling was safe in
Riverrun at the time and her family connections ensured her safety from the Lnnisters.. 3 days later Catelyn Stark was resurrected
by a magical ritual where Beric Dondarrion sacrificed his life so she could live. She took the name Lady Stoneheart and assumed
control of the Brotherhood without Banner. Above all else she desires vengeance against
the Lannisters. King Joffrey Baratheon married Lady Margaery
Tyrell, but during the wedding feast, the king is poisoned and died, in an event that
came to be known as the Purple Wedding. In her rage Queen Cersei ordered her hated
brother Tyrion Lannister arrested for Regicide, though he appeared to be innocent. With King Joffrey dead, his younger brother
Tommen inherited the Throne. Oberyn Martell offered to represent Tyrion
in a trial by combat while Queen Cersei named Gregor Clegane as her champion. Oberyn was killed in the fighting and Tyrion
was sentenced to death, but Oberyn was able to wound The Mountain with a poisoned blade,
leaving him severely injured. Petyr Baelish went to the Vale of Arryn with
Sansa Stark. There, he married Lysa Tully and became Lord
Protector of the Vale. He then killed Lysa, and it was revealed that
Littlefinger arranged the death of Jon Arryn, and set the Starks against the Lannisters,
igniting the civil war. Marillion the singer was blamed for Lysa’s
death and lost his eyes and some fingers. Lord Baelish set to consolidating his power
with Sansa Stark acting as his ally. Arya left the Hound Sandor Clegane to die
of his injuries, and boarded a ship to Braavos. At the Wall Mance Rayder and his Wildling
Army attack the Night’s Watch. With Jaime back in King’s Landing, Brienne
of Tarth went off in search of Sansa Stark in honor of the deceased Lady Catelyn. In Dorne, the Sand snakes, the eldest daughters
of Oberyn Martell, were imprisoned. A Kingsmoot was held on the Iron Islands,
where Euron Greyjoy, Balon’s younger brother was elected King. He promised the Ironborn a full scale invasion
of Westeros and that he would bring Dragons to aid their cause. He presented the Dragonhorn, a relic from
ancient Valyria he claimed could control the creatures. Jaime Lannister and Varys the Spider arranged
for Tyrion to escape the city, but before leaving he used the secret tunnels of Maegor’s
Holdfast to reach his father’s room. There he found his former lover, the prostitute
Shae and killed her, then moving on to find his father in the privy. Tyrion shot his father with a crossbow, killing
Lord Tywin, Hand of the King. Tyrion then set sail for Pentos, while Varys
the Spider went into hiding, fearing he’d be suspected. After the victory of the Night’s watch in
holding back the Wildlings. Jon Snow was arrested by Janos Slynt and Alliser
Thorn. After several days in an ice prison, he was
sent on a suicide mission to kill Mance Rayder under the guise of a negotiation. But while Jon was with the Wildlings, King
Stannis Baratheon arrived North of the wall and scattered Mance Rayder’s Army. Mance was forced to surrender but did not
bend the knee. King Tommen Baratheon I married Lady Margaery
Tyrell. In Dorne, Myrcella Baratheon was wounded,
losing her ear to Ser Gerold Dayne during a foiled plot by Arianne Martell to star a
war between Dorne and the Lannisters. Jon Snow was elected Lord Commander of the
Night’s Watch Theon Greyjoy, having been captured by the
Bastard of Bolton, Ramsay Snow, was tortured to the point where he only responded to the
name Reek. Qarth Declared war against Daenerys Targaryen
and Meereen. Melisendre feigned the death of Mance Rayder
by burning Rattleshirt while glamoured to look like the king beyond the wall. Arya arrived in Braavos and began her training
as a faceless assassin Tyrion encountered Jon Connington and the
Golden Company, who were marching with young Aegon Targaryen, the alleged son of Rhaegar
Targaryen, said to have survived the Sack of King’s Landing with the aid of Varys
the Spider. Davos Seaworth went to White harbor on behalf
of King Stannis Baratheon Bran reached the cave of the 3 eyed crow,
where he found dozens of children of the forest who have lived there for thousands of years. From the 3 eyed crow, once called Brynden
Rivers or Bloodraven, Bran trained as a Greenseer. Suffering Financial hardships, Queen Regent
Cersei Lannister, refused to honor the Kingdoms debt with the Iron bank of Braavos until the
Rebellions were defeated. In response the Iron Bank stopped giving out
loans to the noble Houses of Westeros and started calling in their debts, creating economic
chaos throughout the realm. After the election of a new high Septon known
as the High Sparrow, Queen Regent Cersei Lannister allowed for the rearming of religious militias,
reviving the Faith Militants and the Order of the Warrior’s Sons. On the advice of Jon Snow, King Stannis conquered
Deepwood Motte Melisendre convinced Jon Snow to send Mance
Rayder on a secret mission to Winterfell, where Arya Stark was supposedly marrying Ramsay
Snow, now Ramsay Bolton. In truth it is Sansa’s old friend Jeyne
Pool posed as Arya Stark, though Jon was unaware. Tyrion was kidnapped by Ser Jorah Mormont,
who planned to give him to Daenerys Targaryen in order to regain her favor. Davos was sent on a mission by Lord Manderly
to retrieve Rickon Stark from Skagos. In exchange House Manderly sould pledge support
for Stannis Baratheon. With the Yunkai nobility having risen up against
Daeanery Targaryen, they attacked the City of Astapor which fell to their forces. Yet because of a disease outbreak, the city
was sealed to prevent the Bloody Flux from spreading. Arianne Martell and the Sand Snakes rejoined
the efforts of Prince Doran Martell Maester Aemon Targaryen died of natural causes. Sam began his training as Maester in oldtown
and met Alleras. Brienne was reunited with Jaime Lannister
at the siege of Raven tree, and convinced him to follow her alone. Though Jaime believed he was going to help
save Sansa Stark, Brienne appeared to actually be luring him to Lady Stone Heart. Ramsay Bolton Married Jeyne Poole, posing
as Arya Stark. Tyrion, Jorah and a dwarf performer named
Penny were captured by slavers. Jon Connington and his men began their invasion
of Westeros by taking Griffin’s Roost on behalf of Young Aegon Targaryen. Arianne Martell was sent to the Stormlands,
to learn of Aegon Targaryen, on behalf of her father Lord Doran Martell
The Iron Bank made a deal to support King Stannis in his bid for the Throne and Jon
Snow in his command of the Night’s Watch. After a plan to frame Margaery of adultery
went awry, Queen Cersei Lannister was arrested by the ever more powerful Faith Militants
and was forced to walk naked through the streets of King’s Landing, before being tried for
various crimes, including fornication, treason, and murder. With Caersei incarcerated, Ser Kevan Lannister,
Tywin’s younger brother took over the position of Regant. While Mace Tyrell was made Hand of the King,
Ser Paxton Redwyne was made Master of Ships and Randell Tarley was named Master of Laws. Yet just as the new government began to set
the city and realm in order, Kevan Lannister and Grand Maester Pycelle were assassinated
by Varys the Spider, who re-emerged after having hidden in the tunnels of Maegor’s
Holdfast since Tyrion’s escape. Jon Connington and young Aegon conquered Storm’s
End Quentyn Martell reached Meereen and proposed
a marriage alliance between Dorne and Daenerys. But she refused. Daenerys Targaryen instead married Hizdahr
zo Loraq to secure her rule in Meereen. On a mission to find Daenerys Targaryen, Victarion
Greyjoy rescued the red priest Moqorro from the sea. Daenerys made peace with Yunkai
Arya completed her First Kill as a faceless Assassin
Daenerys flew away from a celebration on the back of her dragon Drogon, who left her far
away in the Dothraki Sea Tyrion, Jorah and Penny joined the Second
Sons under the command of Brown Benn Plumm Ser Barristan Selmy led a coup against Hizdar
Zo loraq in the name of the absent Daenerys Targaryen and prepared the city for war against
Yunkai. Quentyn refused to go home empty handed and
attempted to tame one of Daenerys Dragons, but he was roasted alive and died a few days
later. Theon Greyjoy and Jeyne Poole escaped from
Ramsay snow by jumping off the walls of winterfell Victarion arrived with the Iron Fleet in Meereen. Thanks to Tyrion convincing Brown Ben Plumm,
the Second Sons turned their cloaks to Yunkai and rejoined the forces of Daenerys Targaryen. Jon struck a deal with Tormund Giantsbane
to allow the wildlings to cross peacefully into the Seven Kingdoms. Daenerys became grievously ill while walking
through the grasslands, but when she recovered mounted Drogon and together hunted down a
horse, eating its charred remains. Daenerys Targaryen, was then found by the
Dothraki Khalasar of Khal Jhaqo. At the wall Jon snow received a pink letter,
supposedly from Ramsay Bolton, full of insults, claiming to have defeated Stannis in battle
and captured Mance Rayder. Jon snow then decided to break his oath and
lead a volunteer army south to destroy the Bolton forces and rescue his sister. But this action could not be tolerated by
some of his fellow black brothers, who mutinied, stabbing Jon several times and leaving him to die.

Author: Kennedi Daugherty

100 thoughts on “A Timeline of Ice and Fire (Complete: Prehistory – 300 AC)

  1. Viserys 1 did not die because of natural cause he cut his hand on the iron throne, and did because of an infection

  2. Nice job on this. I have listened to the audio books, but the TV show keeps sticking in my head. This concise description of what happened helped me remember the books. Thanks. 🙂

  3. Is it bad I prefer the TV's version of modern lore? like don't get me wrong I love what George R R Martin has done but like lady stoneheart and those kinda things maybe its just cus I like house Dondarrion and my Boy Beric

  4. Ok so first came white walkers which gave rise to long night. But then after pact it ended and wall was raised with first men adopting childrens gods. Then andals came and started slaughtering children and that's when they escaped beyond the wall. This time to save themselves they instead of creating walkers created night king who can create walkers in tv show but that also backfired. Because maybe the men they used to create night king was andal hater and way more powerful magically. So they also created 3 eyed raven who put night king to sleep. Now that he has woken and realised present 3 eyed raven is old and at dying stage doesn't want new raven to be born and trained. But that happened anyway. So now night king wants to kill bran and all men in westeros and be freed from curse. Doesn't this make sense?

  5. Two things. 1. it makes no sense whatsoever that Dorne would be impossible for the Targaryens to take and hold the first time around. Do their people just all have magic Daenerys style powers of not being burnt? Are their buildings all fireproof and impossible to be knocked over? Are we seriously supposed to expect that DRAGONS wouldnt do well in the heat? Even if all that were true, does that mean Dorne alone is more powerful than all the other six kingdoms combined? I think the answer to all those is obviously no. Absolutley ridiculous and it makes no fuckin sense at all and I hate it.
    2. Essos is aggresively uninteristing and frankly kind of irrelevant post the doom of Valyria. Obviously some very important plotlines in the books happen there (Arya, Dany, a bit of Greyjoy) but at the end of the day the main narrative is about the second coming of the others and who rules the seven kingdoms. Even if significant (and in the books, so far, all) parts of Dany's story happen in Essos its all secondary and peripheral compared to what she will do in Westeros, beause thats where every single narrative arc is meant to be concluded. Essos just doesnt fucking matter. It could matter, there is certainly some cool aspects about it, like the great empires and the shadowlands and whatnot, but its all just so irrelevant to the grand narrative of ASOIAF that its hard to care about anything. Especially with Dany's story in the books being mind numbingly boring.

  6. This is amazing man what time you must put into this all. great dedication I thoroughly enjoy these. Keep them coming.

  7. this makes me want to actually read the books…
    Edit: Why didn't the show cover all of this… They could've made more episodes and we would've loved it..

  8. Rheagar had a 4 year old daughter with Elia Martel if im not mistaken? But he married her in 280ac and kidnapped/married Lyanna stark in 281ac? It dosen't compleatly add up in my head

  9. The Children of the Florest created the Night King and the White Walkers during the time of peace after the pact with the First Men? Why?

  10. I’m trying to find out who is danerys targeraeyn brother ( Tyrion / night king / or bran )

    Viserys wasn’t her blood born brother

  11. Wow, what an impressive video. Sure wish I'd found it BEFORE halfway through the final season. Smh…

  12. WOW. Great job. I am glad the tv show diluted the history and carcter arcs. It takes for ever to explained to my wife who is who from where. Just imagine, if it was that complicated, lol.

  13. i may be mistook. but i don't believe the children started carving faces into weirwood trees until the first men invaded through the arm of dorne and began cutting down the sacred trees.

  14. You have 297 AC and onwards confused. The direwolf pups were found before the marriage between Dany and Drogo.

  15. To think the tv show covers just a fraction of the overall timeline. The potential for countless shows that could be made from the ASIOF universe is mind boggling.

  16. If this is so, then that means Jon Snow/Aemon has control of the golden company??? So can that happen if the golden company were to find out he's there king?

  17. @5:05 Crap, I wrote a fantasy story about a man from an eastern land named Yin Thar, that fought a big evil beast (in my case, a dragon) , I swear I never heard of the ASOIAF lore before. I should change it before people hound me for stealing from G.R.R Martin.

  18. Damn, that must've been a pain in the arse getting the "present" and "near past" timeline correct in one go. Props to you, great video. 👍🏻

  19. This was well done and helpful. Thank you for your time and effort to help us understand the history of Ice and Fire. It helped put a lot in proper context and clear up some confusion. You could even break it up into sections and go into more detail in their own videos!

  20. So… book 1 takes place over nearly 2 years, but book 2 and the first of of book 3/ Season 2&3 take place over only a single year?

  21. It can't be true about the white walkers. What's been shown of it in the series suggests that people could not live under the long night for very long, it also seems unlikely that the walkers would retreat. Maybe they don't even feel fear, they just seem to March without ceasing.
    I think the wall stopped the advance of the white walkers, some kind of Craster like agreement was struck with the walkers. I dunno.

  22. Pretty sure the timeline is mixed up for the prehistory, I think humans almost entirely wiped out the children of the forest but some people learned from their religious practices like the real world Native Americans. Then the long night came and was ended with a marriage pact (the pact) between the night king and the pale lady. The white walkers built the wall as a marker between their land and the lands of humans

  23. Anyone else coming here for a recap before Winds? I imagine we'll be back here for a recap when we're all senile as well.

  24. Bro, Essos is so fascinating. Westeros is cool and all, but Essos is just so Bizarre in such a cool way. I hope one of the HBO spinoffs shows more of essos

  25. Watching this makes the disaster that was Season 8 of the show all the more painful. All this to end with 6 episodes of shitty writing.

  26. Ever wonder if wierwoods are kinda like ego from the mcu? Like is bran gonna spread them across all of Westeros again in an attempt to become even more powerful as his one true goal as the 3 eyed raven?

  27. So, according to this chronology, only 2 years passed between Ned's execution and the Purple Wedding and all the rest of the events took place in the year 300 AC, right? I thought there had passed more than 5-7 years.

  28. “I pray for a glimpse of Azor Ahai, and R’hollor shows me only Snow.” Yeah okay Jon Snow is the “Prince Who Was Promised” and when George RR Martin finishes his books you’ll know

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