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Robert Baratheon

Robert Baratheon

After Rhaegar Targaryen kidnapped his fiancée, Lyanna Stark, Robert Baratheon led a rebellion against the Mad King Aerys Targaryen. Aided by his childhood friend, Lyanna's brother, Ned Stark, Robert was subsequently crowned king. When he died suddenly in a hunting accident, his heir Joffrey claimed the throne.

Cersei Baratheon

Cersei Lannister

Cersei is the only daughter of Tywin Lannister, the richest man in the Seven Kingdoms. Even before she was married off to Robert Baratheon, she was involved in an incestuous relationship with her twin brother Jaime. Like her father, Cersei is interested in maintaining her position of power. She has committed herself to punishing her brother Tyrion, whom she holds responsible for the death of her son Joffrey.

Stannis Baratheon

Stannis Baratheon

One of Robert Baratheon's two younger brothers, Stannis served as Master of Ships on the Small Council, but he preferred the solitude of the family seat in Dragonstone to King's Landing. After Robert's death, he plotted the murder of his brother Renly to rid himself of a rival, and, at the insistence of the Red priestess Melisandre, has been seeking those with royal blood to sacrifice.

Selyse Baratheon

Selyse Baratheon

The wife of Stannis Baratheon, Selyse is even more devoted than Stannis to the Lord of Light. Although the two have a daughter, Princess Shireen, Selyse remains deeply disappointed she never bore Stannis a son.

Renly Baratheon

Renly Baratheon

The youngest of the three Baratheon brothers, Renly's keen fashion sense and friendly style contributed to his popularity at court. Renly fervently believed he would be a better king than his brother Stannis or his nephew Joffrey, but he didn't live to prove it.

Gendry

Gendry Bastard

Robert Baratheon's bastard son, Gendry trained as a blacksmith in King's Landing. Upon leaving the city to join the Night's Watch, he met and befriended Arya Stark on the road north. The two separated when Melisandre brought Gendry back to Dragonstone as a sacrifice for Stannis Baratheon. He escaped death when Davos Seaworth set him free

Joffrey Baratheon

Joffrey Baratheon

Over-indulged and cowardly, King Joffrey exhibited a cruel streak toward the vulnerable – a trait for which his uncle Tyrion had little patience. Tyrion now stands accused of murdering Joffrey at his wedding celebration.

Myrcella Baratheon

Myrcella Baratheon

Myrcella is fair-haired like both of her brothers, but unlike Joffrey she has a demure disposition. As part of a deal her uncle Tyrion struck with House Martell to align their houses and keep Myrcella safe, she is living in Dorne.

Tommen Baratheon

Tommen Baratheon

Tommen inherited the throne after the death of his brother Joffrey. He is engaged to Margaery Tyrell, his brother’s widow.

Margaery Baratheon

Margaery Tyrell

Mace Tyrell’s only daughter, Margaery, is as clever as she is beautiful. Widowed by both Renly Baratheon and King Joffrey, she is now engaged to Joffrey’s brother Tommen in an effort to maintain an alliance between the Tyrells and the Lannisters.

Shireen Baratheon

Shireen Baratheon

The only living child of Stannis and Selyse, Shireen suffers from disfiguring greyscale. Although her parents are emotionally distant, she is close with her father's Hand, Davos Seaworth, and has secretly been teaching him how to read.

Tywin Lannister

Tywin Lannister

The Small Council

Twyin serves as Hand of the King to his grandson Tommen, a position he held for the now deceased Joffrey and the Mad King Aerys Targaryen. Tywin’s grown children remain in awe of him and defer to his counsel; he is believed to be the kingdom’s true ruler.

Meryn Trant

Meryn Trant

King Tommen's Court

One of Joffrey’s most loyal Kingsguards, Ser Meryn took care of much of Joffrey’s dirty work. His devotion to the late king put him at odds with Tyrion Lannister; Ser Meryn was the first to testify against Tyrion when he stood trial for Joffrey’s murder.

Pycelle

Maester Pycelle

The Small Council

The maester of King’s Landing, Pycelle has provided counsel and medical attention to six kings. Tyrion Lannister threw him in prison when he discovered Pycelle was leaking information to his sister, Cersei, but Pycelle resumed his place at the table when Tywin Lannister returned to court.

Varys

Master Varys

The Small Council

A eunuch whose title is officially Master of Whisperers, Varys has an army of "Little Birds" that keeps him informed. There are many in King's Landing who wonder how this foreigner from the Free Cities managed to find a seat on the Small Council.

Mace Tyrell

Mace Tyrell

The Small Council

Mace Tyrell is Lord of Highgarden and Warden of the South. His great wish is that his children marry into the royal family.

Oberyn Martell

Oberyn Martell

The Small Council

A young prince of Dorne, Oberyn Martell is also a fierce fighter who earned the nickname the “Red Viper.” He spent time in the Citadel but quit his studies before earning a full set of links. Oberyn has not forgotten that Gregor Clegane, who was acting on behalf of the Lannisters, murdered his sister Elia during Robert’s Rebellion.

Jaime Lannister

Jaime Lannister

King Tommen's Court

Jaime is the twin brother of Queen Cersei. A celebrated knight and member of the Kingsguard, he violated his oath to protect the royal family when he slew the Mad King. Ever since, his reputation as "The Kingslayer" has dogged him. After Jaime was captured by the Stark army, Brienne of Tarth escorted him back to King's Landing in the hopes of trading him for the Stark girls. Brienne and Jaime developed a mutual respect for each other during their journey, but the trip was not without peril: Jaime lost his sword hand to Roose Bolton's henchman, Locke, along the way.

Lancel Lannister

Lancel Lannister

King Tommen's Court

First cousin and former lover of Queen Cersei, Lancel served as Robert Baratheon's squire and has since been raised to knighthood. He bears some resemblance to his cousin Jaime. Lancel fought bravely during the Battle of the Blackwater and suffered a grave injury defending the city.

Petyr "Littlefinger" Baelish

Petyr Baelish

King Tommen's Court

Littlefinger was a childhood friend of the Tully sisters, Lysa and Catelyn, the latter of whom he loved deeply. Nakedly ambitious, Littlefinger left the Small Council to marry Lysa Arryn and secure the Vale for the Lannisters. He's taken an interest in Catelyn's daughter Sansa, and orchestrated her escape to the Eyrie after King Joffrey's murder.

Ilyn Payne

Ilyn Payne

King Tommen's Court

Ser Ilyn silently carries out the king's orders of execution, and is therefore known as "The King's Justice." Mad King Aerys had Ilyn's tongue torn out when he heard a rumor that Ser Ilyn had claimed Tywin Lannister held more power than the king. At King Joffrey's command, Ilyn executed Ned Stark.

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House Baratheon

  • House Baratheon
  • THE KING ON THE IRON THRONE
    House Baratheon, founded after the conquest of Aegon Targaryen, has ruled the Seven Kingdoms since Robert seized the Iron Throne from the Mad King Aerys Targaryen. Joffrey Baratheon ruled the kingdom after his father’s death, resolutely convinced of his legitimacy. When Joffrey died, his young brother Tommen became king. After the explosion of the Sept, and Tommen's death, Cersei took the throne.

  • ➲ Robert I Baratheon
  • King Robert I Baratheon was the ruler of the Seven Kingdoms, formally styled as Robert of the House Baratheon, the First of His Name, King of the Andals and the First Men, Lord of the Seven Kingdoms and Protector of the Realm. Robert, a great warrior and charismatic man in his youth, took the throne through conquest in the war known as Robert's Rebellion, which began when the Prince of Dragonstone, Rhaegar Targaryen, allegedly abducted Robert's betrothed, Lyanna Stark. Killing Rhaegar at the Battle of the Trident, his climactic duel turned the tides of the war in his favor. After the war and following Lyanna's death, Robert married Cersei Lannister to cement an alliance with House Lannister to hold the kingdoms together, but the marriage was loveless. Robert also had two younger brothers, Stannis and Renly. He and Cersei have three children: Joffrey, Myrcella and Tommen. However, unbeknownst to Robert and most of the realm, all three were actually fathered by Cersei's twin brother, Jaime Lannister. On the other hand, Robert had many bastards from other women, including Gendry and Barra.

  • ➲ The Crownlands
  • The Crownlands is one of the nine constituent regions of the Seven Kingdoms. Instead of being ruled by a Lord Paramount, the Crownlands are ruled directly by the monarch on the Iron Throne from the city of King's Landing, the largest city in Westeros and the capital of the Seven Kingdoms.

    The Crownlands were never a sovereign nation, instead being contested between the Riverlands, the Stormlands, and other regions for thousands of years until Aegon the Conqueror seized control of the area during his invasion and made it his primary foothold on the continent, three centuries before the death of King Robert Baratheon. It is therefore the newest of the regions in Westeros, and as a result, does not have much of a distinct "cultural identity", so much as it is shaped by its distinction as the region containing the capital city.

    The Riverlands were always more of a borderland frequently changing hands between rival strong kingdoms and were not an independent kingdom at the time of the Targaryen Conquest, and thus are technically not counted as one of the "Seven" Kingdoms. The Crownlands are even younger than the Riverlands (which are loosely the "eighth" kingdom), which at least existed as a loose cultural area for thousands of years even if they weren't always politically independent, thus the Crownlands functionally make up the ninth "kingdom" within the realm anachronistically known as "the Seven Kingdoms". Culturally and historically, the Crownlands were primarily an extension of the Riverlands, but with cultural influences from neighboring regions which periodically captured territory in the region, such as the Stormlands, the Reach, and even the Iron Islands. One of the main reasons Aegon the Conqueror began his invasion in the area which would become the Crownlands is because it was where the borders between these three powerful rival kingdoms met. None of them wanted to deal with the Targaryen threat directly, and each wasted so much time arguing that Aegon was really the problem of the other two respective kingdoms that the Targaryens were able to land all of their forces and establish a firm beachhead unopposed.

    For most of its three centuries of existence the Crownlands were ruled directly by House Targaryen and their subordinate vassals. When House Targaryen was deposed at the end of Robert's Rebellion, seventeen years before the War of the Five Kings, Robert took the throne, and his new House Baratheon of King's Landing took up the rule of the Crownlands. On Robert's death, control of the Crownlands and King's Landing passed to King Joffrey Baratheon. Following the death of Joffery and Tommen, Crownlands are ruled by Cersei Lannister.

    The Crownlands is politically subdivided into two areas: the mainland part administered directly by the King on the Iron Throne and his Small Council from the city of King's Landing, and the offshore islands under the authority of the Prince of Dragonstone, traditionally the heir to the throne. Bastards born in the Crownlands are given the surname Waters.