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MANY-FACED GOD
 Posted: Sep 20 2015, 02:49 PM
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Site Plot


It started with a wedding. Or rather, three.

For nearly four years the Oldtown Pandemic spread through Westeros, consuming as if by wildfire. Lives were lost at an unprecedented scale, including that of the High King Aerys. When the sickness abated Rhaegar Targaryen sought to restore peace and prosperity – and the whispers of rebellion in the south led him to split the Seven Kingdoms once more. Ashara Dayne was tasked with ruling the Vale following the death of the childless Jon Arryn. Tywin Lannister was placated by the return of his heir, and though Robert Baratheon still sought to rid the world of Targaryens, his kingdom had taken too great a hit for rebellion to be successful. And so he waited.

Peace reigned for a time. In the third moon of 298AL Princess Daenerys Targaryen was wed to the heir to the Westerlands; her new husband had evaded marriage for nearly two decades, but to decline a Targaryen match was something Tywin Lannister simply would not do. Within two moons they found themselves on the road to King’s Landing for the wedding of High Prince Jon Targaryen to Princess Caelia Dayne of the Vale. There was little love in the union but the wedding reflected the peace and prosperity that had reigned in Westeros since the dark days of the Oldtown Pandemic. When the date for Viserys Targaryen’s nuptials to Margaery Tyrell were set for one moon turn later, all thought that it would be as happy an affair as the others.

How wrong they were.

Poisoned at his own reception, the death of Viserys Targaryen was the first in a chain of events that sent the Seven Kingdoms into a downward spiral. Sensing the conflict that was to come, the Tyrells chose to throw their support behind House Baratheon, wedding the newly widowed Margaery to Robert’s young heir. Following the celebrations, a bastard of the Stormlands launched an attack on House Targaryen. He was unsuccessful, however, managing to set fire to nothing more than a nursery before being captured. But assistance arrived too late – young Rhaelle Targaryen and the infant Tyron Lannister perished in the flames, with Princess Daena Targaryen arriving only in time to save Tyron’s twin Joanna. In the wake of the attack, a funeral pyre was built, and Daena and Daenerys placed three dragon eggs with the bodies of Rhaella and Tyron, joining them in the pyre. The crowd protested but the Targaryen women knew better – they had escaped unburnt from the nursery already. When dawn broke they emerged from the ashes, along with three hatchlings cradled in their arms. That very morning, before the crowds of King’s Landing, Rhaegar Targaryen declared war on the Stormlands. Westeros was at war.

But fate was not on the side of the Dragons, and in the Battle of Bronzegate Rhaegar Targaryen fell, struck down by the Warhammer of the Storm King. With the newly crowned King Jon seeking solitude on Dragonstone, Daena Targaryen took matters into her own hands, unleashing the slowly growing dragons on the Stormlands much to the shock of those in King’s Landing. Her aim? Burn them all. With House Dayne now ousted in the Vale and the King of the Westerlands reconsidering his alliances, will there be anyone left to answer A Call to Arms?
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MANY-FACED GOD
 Posted: Oct 23 2016, 12:33 PM
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Original Plot

(The Site Plot was updated for our one year anniversary to reflect events that have occurred during that time. This is the original plot for purpose of historical reference.)


The Realm was stirring from a harsh winter, stepping into spring with open arms. Westeros, for the first time in years, was alive. Regrowth, and rebirth for everything lost during the long, cold days, began. Her people could go about their days with renewed faith and a fresh breath of air, knowing the worst was behind them. 209AL marked the first year of spring and it was to be one full of promise and celebration. No one could have foreseen it being otherwise - a year full of strife, fear and death.

It came from Oldtown, an invisible foe named the Great Spring Sickness. She was as ruthless as she was great and all the people of Westeros felt her fury. Countless people perished, but the horrors were forgotten in time as the Seven Kingdoms rebuilt, regrew and became stronger in the years following.

Oldtown was prepared then when a second plague arose, this time a cousin of the fatal Grey Scale. The Grey Plague was worse than her predecessor - deadlier and stronger in comparison - but Oldtown trapped her before she could travel outward. In 230AL, gates were closed, barring the city from traffic inward and outward, and a quarantine was put into effect. The city lost half her population but the plague was contained. For all those lost, more had been saved.

Days turned to months turned to years, and in due time the Grey Plague was no more than words written in tomes. Wounds healed, scars faded, and the people of Oldtown lived in prosperity once more.

280AL marked another turning of spring and roads opened for safe travel. Even those at the Wall felt the budding of a new beginning. Yoren, a sworn brother of the Night's Watch, was one of the first on the roads in his search for new recruits. One of his stops was in none other than Oldtown, but fate would have it that he leave with more than a few recruits. Yoren and his soon-to-be brothers were days, weeks, gone by the time Oldtown closed their gates. Another pandemic was at hand, Oldtown knew what to do, but their efforts were in vain; the killer was loose. By the time it was running rampant in Oldtown, it had gotten as far as the Reach; and by the time it populated the Reach, it had its talons in King's Landing.

Too many people, too many traveling, too much contact. The Oldtown Pandemic spread like Wildfire and Westeros was hit harder than she had been hit by the Great Spring Sickness. By the beginning of 281AL the pandemic hit the Riverlands, and from there it was only a matter of time before it made the North its victim. She hit fast, she hit hard, and she hit without prejudice. The casualties were double that of the Great Spring Sickness and her affects were felt for years after.

By 284AL the young King Rhaegar had hopes to revitalize a broken continent, and bring his people back to prosperity. As his first major decree he severed the unity of the Seven Kingdoms and raised each of her Great Houses to sovereignty.

For nearly two decades Westeros has known peace and the year is 298AL. High Prince of Westeros, Jon Targaryen, has come of age and is set to marry his betrothed in a beautiful celebration, but there are whispers among the joy and laughter. Not all is what it seems to be among the harmonious kingdoms. Tension has begun to ripple across the calm surface, grudges and old wounds having festered over the years. There are hushed rumors of trouble to come.

But there is always some truth in every rumor.
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