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Original electronic format These ebooks were created from the original electronic layout files, and therefore are fully text searchable. The Targaryen army numbered barely The kingsroad. Only then did Aegon and his sisters release the dragons—the only time in recorded history that all three flew as one.

With the power of their dragons. Lands of Westeros T he continent of Westeros is long and relatively narrow. Lord Jon Arryn is his Hand. It is the largest city in the Seven Kingdoms and the center of trade. The stormlands also include Shipbreaker Bay. It is the seat of the Great Septon and where kings are laid to rest.

Maegor the Cruel. The Red Keep rests atop the largest. Construction was begun by the command of Aegon I. Rising with sublime and terrible majesty at one end of the room is the Iron Throne. The secrets of the Red Keep would be for the Targaryens alone. Even today. The Targaryens built the first fortification here. Once seen as the territory of the Targaryens whose heart and seat were on the isle of Dragonstone.

It is said anything can be bought here for the right price. The Hand alone is allowed to sit the Iron Throne when the king is away.

Lords share the winding streets with smallfolk. The other two are named for his sisters. Dorne also forms the shore of the Summer Sea. Cape Wrath. When Aegon and his sisters landed upon Westeros. The Iron Islands sit apart from the other realms.

Lord Renly Baratheon. The mighty throne room in the Great Hall—once decorated with 9. The gatehouse to the Gate of the Gods is carved with exquisite figures whose eyes follow everyone who passes through. Flea Bottom is a warren of snaking streets and crooked alleys.

Its northern boundary is the goldroad. The ironmen are ruled by House Greyjoy of Pyke. Dorne is ruled by the Martells from Sunspear. The King of Westeros rules with his Hand. In contrast. Maegor rounded up the craftsmen and workers and had them all murdered. The stormlands.

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Once the final block was laid in place. Lord Petyr Baelish. The king and his Hand are aided by the small council. It holds what was once known as the Dragonpit. The Reach contains the Shield Islands. Ser Barristan Selmy. The common folk know the River Gate better as the Mud Gate. Balerion the Black Dread.

Aegon forged the Iron Throne with the fires of his dragon. It is rich and vibrant. The stormlands are small but filled with thick forests of the rainwood and the kingswood. The king rules from the Red Keep. Lord Stannis Baratheon. The City Watch has its own Lord Commander. With Rhaegar slain on the Trident. In the North. But it is a hard land made for hard people. The North T he North is a cold land. Princess Elia. Aerys murdered by his Kingsguard. They are not welcome in Westeros. Seven hundred feet high and hundreds of leagues in length.

The blood of the First Men runs strong here and binds most of the noble houses together. East of the Wall lies the Bay of Seals and isle of Skagos. He sent his queen. The North further encompasses Bear Island.

Many also still turn to the old gods and their weirwood trees. Queen Rhaella died in childbirth. Elia and her young children were brutally murdered. The North is nearly as large as the other six kingdoms combined. Abutting that is another parcel of land. It runs from the Neck to the ceiling of the world. Prince Viserys and his newborn sister Princess Daenerys were put on a ship and sent across the narrow sea.

Rhaenys and Aegon. The wilderness is vast this far from the thronging south. King Aerys made plans to protect his line. Stannis Baratheon sailed to take Dragonstone. Both the smallfolk and the lords of the North tend to be straightforward and serious. Two major rivers cut through the lands of the Starks. It is a vow taken for life. Although the mainland is normally pleasant and temperate.

The Watch considers itself the swords in the darkness. In their religion. The ironmen raised Lord Vickon Greyjoy and swore to follow Many are as old as their liege lords. The Old Way gives some sense of coherence and tradition to their culture of reaving and judges a man on his martial skills. The bannermen of the North are a fierce lot. The Ironborn The ironborn who dwell upon this island chain held a culture of reaving and pillaging for thousands of years.

Even bastards and criminals given a second chance may rise to honor. The ironborn have a saying that the sea gives their women the appetites of a man. Although large enough to quarter 5. The Mormonts of Bear Island claim to have been given their homestead after the ancient King Rodrik Stark won the island in a wrestling match.

The ironborn claim their sons were not meant for such a pitiful life of labor. The priests of the Drowned God are strange creatures who braid seaweed in their hair and dress in clothes the color of the sea. They preach that those who follow the Old Way will earn a seat at the feast in the watery halls of the Drowned God as a reward for their glorious victories.

Howland Reed. Then there are the mountain clans who are barely more civilized than the clans of the Mountains of the Moon. They drown their followers in an act of obedience and faith and then resuscitate them. The most recent monument to their military conquests is the massive architecture of Castle Harrenhal. Although they swear fealty to House Stark. Other Northmen fear and shun them for their peculiar ways. The Karstarks of Karhold trace their lineage back to the Stark line. They also sailed south to the Reach.

They are practical.

The ironborn did not limit themselves to material goods and so claimed thralls. It is said they are excellent allies and terrible enemies. Many second and third sons. The Boltons long were enemies to the Starks until the lords of Dreadfort bent the knee a thousand years past.

Those that marry become the rock wife of their household. The Iron Islands are a cluster of rocks on the western coast of the Seven Kingdoms. The true bears of the North. Of the 19 castles that run the length of the Wall. Although the lords and ladies wear their house colors proudly.

The ironborn historically followed traditions alien to the Seven Kingdoms. Son of the Sea Wind. This site is where the Pact was forged between the First Men and the children of the forest The Red Fork begins in the foothills of the westerlands.

Seven years ago. Fertile valleys and verdant forests run along its length. The lands south of the Gods Eye are rolling hills. Greyjoy would only wear his crown for a single season. His lords rallied to his cause to bring back the Old Way and return to the life of raiding. King Robert Baratheon and Lord Eddard Stark reunited against this threat and called their bannermen to deal with the ironmen.

The Twins. After Aegon the Conqueror burned King Harren. The Trident is formed at the confluence of the three forks. Stannis shattered much of the Iron Fleet in that battle. Every captain is said to be a king on his own ship. Great Wyk. Stannis Baratheon. Harrenhal is positioned to command the lands to the south.

Robert Baratheon slew Rhaegar Targaryen at the river crossing here. This river marks the southern boundary of the riverlands. The Greyjoys have since ruled from the Seastone Chair. Riverrun stands at the convergence of the two rivers. The Gods Eye feeds into the Blackwater Rush.

On their return to the Iron Islands. The riverlands also contain the mighty lake known as the Gods Eye. Once the fighting was finished.

Sitting on the north edge of the lake. Euron Croweye and Victarion. At the center of the riverlands flows the Trident. Perhaps because their islands are so bleak. The riverlands have been held by many rulers.

Rulers of Casterly Rock The Lannisters are the undisputed rulers of the region. When the fighting was done. After the war. Once past those formidable strongholds. The Eyrie is a small castle. Lord Tywin Lannister rules the westerlands. The Bloody Gate secures the approach to the Eyrie. Lannisport is the largest city in the region. The westerlands are rich in silver and gold. The people here tend to be proud and polite—but cautious.

T he Mountains of the Moon are where the Andals first set foot upon Westeros. The sea roars beneath the Rock. House Arryn. Gold veins run through the Rock. Although sheltered in the Vale. From there. A tremendous waterfall.

Yet the Vale itself is fertile and lush. Once the war was done. Just north of the city looms Casterly Rock. They control the rich mines of Golden Tooth Mountain and the Rock. Countless streams and lakes feed the rich black soil. Lord Jon went to Dorne to sit with the Martells in Sunspear and quell their fears about the new king—and to appease them after the death of Princess Elia and her children.

It is a wild. The Lannisters also command a decent navy out of Lannisport. The Westerlands T he westerlands lie west of the Trident. As such. These stony. The high road is a narrow. Andal blood runs strong throughout the riverlands. Lannister gold ensures they command the second strongest army in Westeros. Many small towns and hamlets can be found here.

Lord Tywin came to prominence as a young man. The path is often beset by marauders. The Vale of Arryn marks part of the boundary between the North and the southron kingdoms. North of the Vale. Brandon Stark. In fact. This great house has long held the Vale of Arryn and the Mountains of the Moon. Lord Tytos. He gained a reputation for being coldhearted and having a wrathful disposition when he put House Reyne of Castamere and House Tarbeck of Tarbeck Hall For example.

Lord Nestor. The Redwynes hold the Arbor and command a tremendous fleet of ships. The coast is a jagged line of cliffs and rocks. In the days before Aegon the Conqueror. The roseroad connects Oldtown.

Especially notable are their summerwines. Ser Jaime remains a member of the white-cloaked brotherhood. The Florents of Brightwater Keep are quite wealthy. Much of the stormlands are forested.

The fighting has In addition to the great house of roses. The Reach is a region of lush farms. The Tyrells of Highgarden rule the Reach to this day. Several families can trace their line back to Garth Greenhand. Lord Tywin served for two decades as the Hand before Aerys dismissed him. The Reach is the second largest region in the Seven Kingdoms. The island of the Arbor is much further south. Lord Mace Tyrell bent the knee to King Robert. Past the Hook. A state of continuous warfare.

House Tyrell House Tyrell is a large. While it is saved from the brutal winters of the North. Leffords of the Golden Tooth. Soft rolling hills. Lord Tywin restored the Lannister name to glory. Lordlings of the Reach The Reach F rom north to south. The Reach also includes the Shield Islands. The Arbor produces the most famous wines throughout Westeros. The roseroad begins in the vineyards of the far south. The Reach has a long history of strife with its Dornish neighbors to the south.

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Despite his actions. Although one of the smaller regions of Westeros. Other storied houses include the Rowans of Goldengrove. It is home to the Citadel.

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Villages and towns are scarce. Oldtown is a great port city. Durran built six castles that were all destroyed by the gods. King Daeron II had married the Lord Commander of the Kingsguard. Stannis and his men outlasted the siege.

The Baratheons were raised to prominence over the region after Aegon the Conqueror defeated Argilac. Some legends say it was the boy Brandon. Although the youngest of the great houses. Lord Estermont. Whatever the truth. In retribution. The histories teach us that Daeron Targaryen. The conquest lasted but one summer. Lord Renly. Durran declared war upon the gods.

It was just over years ago that Dorne finally joined the Seven Kingdoms. The siege lasted for an entire year. The first were the Storm Kings. Salty Dornishmen are lithe and olive skinned. Iconoclasts of the South The influence of Rhoynish traditions continues to the present day.

Dorne is removed from the other Seven Kingdoms by custom. The stony Dornishmen have the least Rhoynish blood and are. They favor spicy foods and strong dry wines. It is said that men sworn to the Lannisters killed the princess and her young children.

Other notable houses include: Far to the east lies the Dothraki Sea. It is reported to be much larger than the Seven Kingdoms. Further to teh southeast is the red waste. Sandy Dornishmen live in their hot deserts and along the winding river valleys. As well. Respectfully submitted to the archives of the Citadel. Although Prince Doran has repeatedly called for justice. They wear scarves to keep off the sun.

They elevate their lovers. The Dothraki horselords rule these plains. Braavos is to the north. South of the Dothraki Sea and the river Skahazadhan is Lhazar. Far to the North. The current Prince of Dorne. At the center of the Dothraki Sea lies the Mother of Mountains. And far to the south of the Dothraki Sea.

The Martells still rule from Sunspear on the eastern coast. The land of Yi Ti can be found along the Jade Sea. It lies far to the south. Some say there is a fourth type of Dornishmen. To travel further than Asshai is to enter the Shadow Lands. Many great houses and merchants trade with the nine Free Cities. Ser Arthur Dayne. They tend to dwell in the passes and heights of the Red Mountains.

Beyond Westeros A nd of lands beyond Westeros? The southern seas are made up of the Summer Sea and the Jade Sea. There is naught but ice beyond it. The eastern coast of Westeros borders on the narrow sea. Lord Doran Nymeros Martell. That marriage tied a strong knot between the Targaryens and the Martells. And the alien customs of the region.

Dorne has better relations with the Free Cities than perhaps anyone else in the Seven Kingdoms. They live along the coast and have the strongest Rhoynish blood.

There are several types of Dornishmen. The Free Cities are the closest to Westeros. This is not to say the journey is never made across this hostile territory. East of Pentos.

And the cities of Norvos and Qohor are both landlocked but serve as the gateway for the great caravans to domains further east. BB Higher-ranked individuals have more rights and powers than those of lower status. Robb and Jon. BB Authority runs from the king. They may defend the smallfolk. Beyond the city walls. And other themes run strong in ASIF. Nobility are born to their status. They are the sworn swords of their noble lords and are often the children of nobility.

BB Nobility have more rights and responsibilities than the smallfolk. Status in society dictates that a matter of birth can open a world of opportunities—or seemingly deny them forever. Realism is a good example since the world turns whether one is at the center of things or not. Syrio Forel of Braavos—but the conceits of honor. More of the world will be expanded in the Campaign Guide.

The stories of Westeros are about knights—heroes of legend. Legitimacy of children and the lines of succession and inheritance are of high import. ASIF is all about the knights—and the dragons. While they may be treated well. Women are not allowed to take the black. BB The children of nobility inherit the same rights as their parents. BB A lord who is accused of a crime may request a trial by combat of which there are several variations over the ages or trial by lord.

Its name comes from the throng of crows who often descend upon the poor soul. BB Bastards natural sons and daughters may be acknowledged by their parents. BB The age of majority is BB Landed knights may also carry out justice. BB Inheritance law is a key issue among the nobility. Each region has a distinctive surname for noble bastards: Sand The Iron Islands: Waters The North: Snow The Reach: Flowers The Riverlands: Rivers The Vale of Arryn: Stone The Westerlands: Hill The Stormlands: Storm Technology The technology of Westeros appears to have been relatively static for the last several hundred years.

BB Bastards. BB Wards are similar to fostered boys. Sisters—no matter their rank in birth order—only inherit if no sons exist to do so. BB No one can be forced to marry if they refuse to say the vows.

BB A thief may lose a hand. BB Punishments for criminals can include maiming. BB Family allegiances are often made by fostering sons of another lord from the age of 8 or 9 until they reach the age of majority. BB Marriage vows are normally not said until adulthood. These lads serve as pages and squires. Westeros can be seen as a medieval world.

In general. BB Those who follow the Seven are wed by a septon. It is said that those who betray this pact are cursed by the gods. First-born sons are the legitimate heirs.

Nobles often betroth children at a very early age. The people of the North still cling to this belief. By custom. BB The king can pardon any criminal.

BB Marriage contracts can be broken. BB In the tradition of the First Men. BB Two-masted galleys. BB Siege weapons. BB Longbows and heavy crossbows are both common.

BB The realms to the east may have wondrous devices and strange advances. The faithful will pray that he guides their swords and lends strength to their shields. Followers of the Seven normally pray to one of the first six aspects—few pray to the Stranger. BB Chains forged from bronze. BB Maps of the stars and planets. While most outgrow these wet nurse stories. Some are mounted on warships. The wizened Crone carries a lantern to light the dark paths.

The different aspects of the Seven are the Father. She is often shown to be smiling and embodies the concept of mercy.

The Father. She is also called upon to bless pregnant women and ensure the health of their unborn children. BB Oil lanterns exist and are used frequently. Belief and superstition color the daily lives of lords and smallfolk alike and tie heavily into their customs and traditions. BB Glass of varying qualities. Children are raised on fables and stories of snarks and grumkins and more fearsome monsters. BB Mirrors crafted from beaten silver.

The Seven depict seven different facets of the creator. The faithful say she let the first raven into the world when she peered through the door of death. BB Ravens are trained to carry messages and are used to communicate across the breadth of Westeros. He is depicted as a bearded man and may or not be crowned.

BB Iron braziers to burn coal. BB Riders may use spurs and stirrups for their mounts.

The faithful may ask him to help fix something that is broken. The Mother. The Seven The most prevalent religion is the Andal belief in the Seven. BB Fine plate armor. The Seven are considered the new gods. The Smith normally carries a hammer and is the god of creation and healing.

BB Clothing is made of fabrics such as cotton. BB Dyes of many colors. The Warrior carries a sword and is the god of knights and soldiers.

The faithful pray in septs or septries monasteries. The Silent Sisters also play a part.

The Stranger is the face of death. Godsworn are typically dedicated to all seven aspects of god. The Drowned God is the god of the waters and the raiders who sail upon it. Septons and septas take vows. Noble boys may begin training as pages as early as 8 or 9 and then become squires to knights. The Faith is led by the Great Septon. This practice does lead to confusion when trying to distinguish between Great Septons. Knighthood is a martial position. There are many other exotic gods in the east.

Some orders of the Faith dedicate themselves to a particular aspect. Those who still believe in the old gods say their vows before the heart tree—sworn vows. His followers garb themselves in red and worship fire and light.

The heart trees there are of a more common variety and uncarved. Godsworn will often carry a crystal prism with them to use in ceremonies. The Targaryens. Beneath the Great Septon are the Most Devoted. The old gods are the gods of the forests. She is the goddess of innocence and chastity. The godsworn give up any family names when they take their vows to prove that they are equal under the eyes of the gods. When the Rhoynar came to Dorne. Though poor they beg for alms and rarely educated. The ceremony traditionally involves keeping vigil through the The Old Gods The old gods were originally the gods of the children of the forest.

Those who break the guest right. The Targaryens did much to break the power of the Faith. Knighthood is also a religious matter. Young girls may pray to her for the courage to face the hardships of life and the challenges of growing up. Their role is to prepare men for the grave.

Knighthood The stories are full of shining knights and their tremendous deeds. They may attain their knighthood as early as 15 or Some idols depict the Stranger as human. They veil their faces save for their eyes. Although castles in the south may keep a godswood. Although the Faith is not a legal authority. He gives up both his family name and any given names when he is chosen. Men of the North who follow the old gods may be excellent fighters in their own right.

The Orphans of the Greenblood. In the time before Aegon the Conqueror. One of the most prominent religions to the east. The children carved faces into many of the weirwoods. This god is seen as both male and female—sometimes neither.

Many young boys dream of becoming knights one day. The sap of these trees is also red. The men and women who study and preach the Faith as their calling are known as godsworn—septons. Before the peace was made. They also believe in the Storm God. The Stranger leads the newly dead from this world to the next and acts as judge.

A novice who acquires his first link becomes an acolyte. The aspirant must make his solemn vows.

Most students say their vows by If a lord is overthrown. The Citadel will accept anyone. Their decisions are supposedly objective. Students who wish to become maesters study various subjects—the Citadel has teachers for numerous topics.

Some simply attend to better their education and have no aspirations to serve as a maester. A student with no links is a novice. Those who have no lord and wander are called hedge knights.

On the other hand. An acolyte with enough links to fashion a collar around his neck. Maesters of the Citadel The maesters of the Citadel of Oldtown are scholars. Although it is hard to prove such.

Maesters are sent as secular advisors to the lords of the Seven Kingdoms. Thus maesters sometimes come into disagreement with godsworn religious advisors or other courtiers like soothsayers or mystics. It is the only formal school of its kind and is the home of the maesters. Knights may choose their own personal arms that may be distinct from any family arms. The septon anoints him with seven holy oils.

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Knights normally swear their service to a particular lord and do their part to keep his peace and enforce his rule. Not everyone who studies at the Citadel must become a maester. Maesters may be cast out of the order for oathbreaking or for the pursuit of forbidden sciences and arts. There is some degree of rivalry between the secular maesters and the religious hierarchies of Westeros.

This includes religious taboos and. At dawn. Their vows include celibacy. Because they are sworn to the Citadel and have given up any family affiliations. The Citadel is run by the archmaesters. Once said. Maesters generally provide the most skilled medical treatment available in Westeros. If he proves himself. Knights may be granted lands and keeps and are thus known as landed knights—or if very successful. When a student believes he has mastered a subject.

Even the greatest and richest knights have less legal authority than the smallest of lords. The Citadel is the highest center of learning in Westeros. As the acolyte earns more links it is said that he The longer you play the same character. Master of Whisperers Veterans of roleplaying games will undoubtedly find many of the concepts familiar. Which means. Over time. Make sure you read this chapter before moving on to the rest of the book. Martin in his A Song of Ice and Fire novels.

Each game is an adventure. Game rules ensure a framework through which the players interact with the imaginary world. No more and no less. In some games. Step Six: Player compares the result to the Difficulty. In short. Step Four: Player rolls a number Step Five: Player sums the dice and Using Dice Rolling dice is how you determine success or failure for attempted actions in the game.

SIFRP uses 6-sided dice also called d6.

The describes how many dice you need to roll. Step Two: Narrator picks the most relevant ability. You never roll bonus dice alone. Clinging to the shadows. A particular action may use one ability in one set of circumstances and another in a completely different environment. Modifiers are gained as a result of situational factors.

The Narrator determines whether the action requires a test. As shown under tests. Testing abilities is easy once you get the hang of it. Step One: Player declares the action.

The Dice Like many roleplaying games. SIFRP uses dice to resolve the success or failure of dramatic actions and choices that crop up during game play. Actions that might require tests include. Chapter 2: Game Rules The Character Each player controls one or more characters. Bonus dice are abbreviated with B. Step Three: Narrator sets the Difficulty. Lord Tybalt. Even though these are two distinct methods.

Your character has a range of abilities that grade the areas in which your character excels and those in which he could improve. SIFRP tracks dice in three different ways. As a rule. Bonus dice are never added. Player Declares the Action Before you roll the dice. To play this game. Your character is more than just a set of numbers. Modifier A modifier is a bonus or penalty applied to a test result.Starting Realm This provides a ready-made rationale for adventures and helps focus the campaign.

Our Latest Newsletter. With Rhaegar slain on the Trident, Aerys murdered by his Kingsguard, and the Targaryen forces shattered and windblown, Stannis Baratheon sailed to take Dragonstone. Maesters may be cast out of the order for oathbreaking or for the pursuit of forbidden sciences and arts.

BB The king can pardon any criminal. Legend of the Five Rings: T here is no middle ground. In some games. East of the Wall lies the Bay of Seals and isle of Skagos, an untamed and barren rock, where the inhabitants go to war on the backs of unicorns and devour those they defeat.