This page contains up to date (03/2021) information about the current state of each of the Seven Kingdoms and the Crownlands. Information on the State of Essos is available as well. It is currently 515 AC, the eighth era, and Westeros is experiencing Winter.
Artos Harclay is the current Lord Commander of the Night's Watch and north of the Wall, the dragon Vellath continues to roam free, driving animals and men alike south. The North held a war council where they decided not to assist King Damon Lannister in the War of the False King, despite backing his claim in the War of the Ascent of the Lion. After Prince Thaddius Lannister was murdered at a feast in Winterfell, several highborn 'hostages' from House Stark were either taken to King's Landing or married off to prevent rebuke.
During his time at the Dreadfort, Jojen Stark learned that Symeon Stark had been executed.
Wildlings massed beyond the wall under a new king. The Magnar ventured south and made a deal with one of the mountain clans, the Wulls, for safe passage into the North.
Due to these recent events, a council was called at Winterfell: comprised of Jojen Stark, Olyvar Bolton, Gareth Umber and Cregan Reed. Gareth Umber made plans to venture beyond the wall, as Jojen Stark prepared to host the other Northern lords in a much larger council. A battle near Long Lake determined the outcome of the wildling invasion. Gareth Umber slew the King-Beyond-the-Wall but in return, but a herd of wildlings ambushed the Umber and took his life. The host dispersed throughout the North afterwards, no longer an army, but causing chaos for many during the winter. Jojen moved south once things settled in the North, making for White Harbor to see Lord Androw Manderly, who refused to answer the call during the war. There, he was attack in the streets by the Manderly lord and his brother instead of being allowed entrance to New Castle. Jojen was forced to execute both brothers for the crimes.
Nathaniel Arryn, served as regent for his nephew, Theon Arryn. He returned to the Eyrie from King's Landing after being sacked from his position in the Small Council as Hand of the Crown, and the suicide of his wife, Alyce Arryn.
During Elyssa Arryn's wedding to Ronnel Royce, she revealed to the guests that she was no longer a maiden, in an attempt to antagonize her older brother. Potentially done at Lord Marwyn Belmore's suggestion, the alliance between Arryn and Royce has turned rocky, and Nathanniel has found a lack of trust for his own lords.
Nathaniel saw to the restoration of the Brotherhood of Winged Knights, in the hopes the knights could serve to both guard his nephew, as well as train him with sword and shield.
The Three Sisters, led by a fanatic of an ancient religion and member of House Sunderland, rose in rebellion, declaring themselves the Kingdom of the Three Sisters and separate from both the Vale of Arryn and Iron Throne. The Arryns were quick to call their banners and sail for the isles. They put down the rebellion swiftly at the Sacking of Sisterton, but Nathaniel Arryn was grievously wounded. Theon Arryn, with a lords declarant, saw to the ending of Sunderland's Rebellion while Queen Danae found the rebel king and his fleet, destroying them with dragonfire.
Theon Arryn has recently come of age, and many wonder what will behold the Vale.
The Riverlands were hit the hardest by the Spring Without Sun during the third era. Rivers and waterways were swollen or flooded, a large amount of crops were lost to both the rains and bandits, refugees accumulated in the towns and disease ran rampant with them, most notably the bloody flux. In the midst of this hardship, the kingdom saw a resurgence of the Faith and the formation of the Faith Militant.
The Crown dispelled the Divine Company soon afterwards.
Following what later became known as the Red Funeral, Red Walder Bracken and Alicent Baelish declared Lady Alicent the rightful ruler of the Riverlands and Harrenhal. Civil war broke out between them and Alicent's former husband, Lord Paramount Brynden Frey. The war came to an end after several years of battle and sieges. An agreement was eventually reached between Alicent and Brynden, and Alicent was allowed to live out her days in Harrenhal accompanied by a castellan put in place by Brynden and the King, but only after assisting them in defeating Walder Bracken.
The Iron Islands
Alannys Greyjoy ruled in the shadows for her son who formally holds the lord paramountcy, but recently left to assume the position of Master of Ships for the Crown's small council. In her absence, political ties were cut and vassal loyalties tested as Aeron ruled ineptly, insulting and alienating friend and foe alike.
The Lord of the Iron Islands disappeared when his ship sank during a storm off the coast of SaltCliffe, and his brother Dagon Greyjoy ruled in his son's stead. The post-war occupation of the Arbor lasted several years but came to an end with autumn. Eventually Dagon disappeared as well, and a tense struggle for power began to boil between House Greyjoy and House Harlaw for regency of Dalton Greyjoy.
Jeyne Lannister presides over the West as its Regent Warden, but King Damon Lannister has returned to Casterly Rock in an effort to regain the loyalties of his bannermen and encourage their support of a Westeros-wide law reform.
As part of his attempts to please the Lords who don't respect him as a result of his debaucherous youth, he is cobbling the Gold Road and rebuilding Tarbeck Hall as a gift to the Golden Spurs. A tourney celebrated the beginning of construction but rumors still abound of a conspiracy to weaken Lannister rule.
The Reach experienced flooding due to the Spring Without Sun, complicating the War of the False King, which began when Lord Gylen Hightower declared the kingdom independent from the Iron Throne, naming himself King of the Reach. After Danae Targaryen and her dragon, Persion, killed King Gylen atop the Hightower, his son Gerold bent the knee and brought the kingdom back into the fold. His wife, Ashara Lannister, was granted the Lady Paramouncy whilst Gerold became only a lord-consort.
The Reach is experiencing a blight which began shortly after the war. It has killed off many crops, and the winter to follow it only exacerbated the conditions- being unseasonably cold and snowy for somewhere so far south. The price of food and wine out of the Reach has soared as a result, a bottle of Arbor gold being said to be sold for more than the price of a horse and a set of armor. Lady Ashara held the Lioness' Ball at the start of the winter in order to unite her vassal and inspire them to believe in survival. Meanwhile, the Most Devout journeyed from King's Landing to deliver some aid to the reachmen so that they would be able to make it. The winter has lasted longer than the supplies could however, and now smallfolk uprising are beginning to threaten the nobles, whilst the southern Dornish lords look to make a profit on their tragedy.
Against King Damon's orders, Orys Connington held a war council during the War of the False King where he urged his lords to march on the Reach. The Stormlords agreed to join the fighting, but the war ended before they had the opportunity to do so. Orys was removed from the Small Council and sent back to preside over his unhappy vassals, where he began working to repair lordly relations.
Civil war broke out after the Tourney of Blackhaven when Alyn Connington, son and heir to Orys, struck down and killed Durran Dondarrion in a fit of rage whilst the entire kingdom watched. Lord Uthor Dondarrion, Durran's father, demanded justice and led many other likeminded houses in seeking it out against the Conningtons. Alyn was executed by decree of Queen Danae by Uthor's hand, whilst Orys recieved the King's backing during his stay at Storm's End. A war for justice on both sides threatens to tear the Stormlands asunder.
Princess Sarella courted the idea of a Dornish independence during the Ascent of the Lion, but ultimately decided instead to scheme her own queen onto the throne and orchestrated the removal of Aeslyn Targaryen so that Danae Targaryen could take her place.
Dorne remained mainly unaffected by the Spring Without Sun. During the War of the False King, Sarella Martell urged Danae Targaryen to stake her own claim for the throne, but was rebuffed. A Fowler lord took advantage of the chaos of the war to attack a Reach house with which he had a personal quarrell. A small civil war was quickly and brutally dealt with.
Princess Sarella Martell holds the paramouncy and formerly a strong alliance with the Queen of Westeros, as well as ties to Lys through her friendship with Prince Varyo. Both have been terminated however. Her husband is Prince Martyn Dayne but he has not been seen in many months, after fleeing Sunspear and Sarella.
Lady Arianne Dayne organized a potential trade deal between some noble in the Reach and the merchants and nobles of Dorne. Princess Sarella was not made aware until after the deal was already underway, and did not take kindly to being left out of the loop.