Welcome to Westeros - The War of the Five Kings
So, let's begin:
I am Lord Sora, Highlord of Arbor
A map of all the High Lordships in the Reach
The majority of the story will be focusing on the deeds of House Redwyne, rulers of the Arbor. The Arbor is an island off the southwestern-most part of Westeros. It is considered part of the Reach, the mainland part of which it is separated from by the Redwyne Straits. It is known for making the finest wine in Westeros, and the Island has grown rich on trading wine, and wields significant economic power for its small size.
The Lord of The Arbor is a young, ambitious man, with plenty of potential. While young, he has masted the art of swordplay and intrigue. His first step in securing his legacy and the legacy of his descendents, he betroths himself to a Lady of a Lordship across the straits. Now his children would inherit Blackcrown. He also sends out one of his small councilmen to fabricate claims on another Lordship in Oldtown.. His goal it to secure the High Lordship of Oldtown. Oldtown is one of the oldest and largest cities in Westeros, and controlling it would give Lord Sora I plenty of capital and power to continue down his ambitious path.
After setting his small council to work, he receives a raven from Lord Mace Tyrell, his Lord Liege in Hightower. It bears two invitations - one to the marriage of hid eldest son, and another invitation offering the Lord of the Arbor a position on his small council. Lord Sora accepts both, naturally.
While this small Lord in a distant corner of Westeros makes his plans, the rest of the realm is fighting the vicious war of the five kings. King Zed Stark of the North fights for independence against the tyrant-child MDK, seeking revenge for the death of his father. In the South, the Baratheon brothers Renly and Stannis gear up to fight each other for the High Lordship of The Stormlands. Or so everyone thought...
Word was received that the two brothers parlayed the night before the battle was to occur, trading harsh words. The next morning, King Renly was found dead in his tent, stabbed mortally. With his death Stannis inherited Renly's titles, and his army. Stannis took his men, and began to march on King's Landing.
House Tyrell was formely allied with Renly, with the late King's marriage to Margaery. The cunning Tyrell's withdraw their support from the Baratheons, and Margaery weds the King Jeoffrey, and the Tyrells join the war against the traitor Zed Stark. Ser Loras joins the Kingsguard.
Within days of the Royal Wedding, the Northern Army takes Harrenhall. The King's odds don't look so good, but then the Lord Paramount of the Riverlands dies, leaving it to Edmure Tully. The Northern armies move to Riverrun, giving the royal forces some breathing room. Afterwards, Zed Stark, hoping to gain the Frey's support in their war, offers to wed Edmure and himself to Lord Frey's daughters. (read: no red wedding)
Stannis the heathen, however, arrives at the gates of King's Landing a fortnight after the weddings. The defenders, hopelessly outnumbered with their armies holding the Stark forces at bay, are forced to surrender the Iron Throne to Stannis after a number of months. The tyrant MDK is swiftly executed, much to everyone's enjoyment. Now Stannis is fighting the young wolf in his war.
During Stannis's swift coup, Dervish Greyjoy declares himself King in the Iron Islands, and sets his forces to sail upon the North. Now Zed struggles to fight off both the Iron Throne and the Iron Islands. Svenn Greyjoy leads the charge, raiding the Northern coasts.
North of the wall, the wildlings tried to take the wall from the Night's Watch. A massive wildling force began to scale the Wall in one off its unpatroled sections, to ambush the Night Watch's castles from the rear but were pushed back when the personification of the Wall, Elendra, came into being and shattered where the Wildlings were climbing. There were no survivors.. Luckily the King Beyond the Wall Herzinth was not part of this expidtion.
Prince Primez I of Dorne is dead. Long live the Prince Primez II.
The Lannisters have done a shit job. Jamie is still Stark's prisoner, Tyrion died in a Vale dungeon, and Cersei managed to get herself throne in jail when Jeoffrey is king. Luckily Stannis was king enough to free her when he became king. Now Cersei is Tywin's only heir - hopefully she'll do a better job at running her House. Get your shit together, Jorick.
Rumors from across the sea say that a Natsume Targaryen, daughter of the mad King, is a live. Worse yet, she has dragons. Time will tell if she becomes a threat to Westeros
Dervish & Svenn: House Greyjoy of the Iron Islands
PrimezTime: House Martell of Dorne
Herzinth: The Kingdom Beyond the Wall
Jorick: House Lannister of Casterly Rock
mdk: King Jeoffrey Lannister of the Iron Throne (Dead)
Elendra: The Night Watch (The Wall)
Sora: House Redwyne of The Arbor
Stark: Zed: House Stark