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is one of the Great Houses of Westeros, one of its richest and most powerful families and oldest dynasties. They used to rule the Westerlands as the Kings of the Rock before swearing allegiance to the Targaryen family. They have since served the Targaryens and now King Robert Baratheon as the Wardens of the West. House Lannister's symbol is a golden lion on a crimson background, and their house motto is "Hear me roar!" Their unofficial motto, which is as well known as the official one is "A Lannister always pays his debts."
MarchSeason 1 refresher guide–
Season 2 is underway! Do you remember where Jon Snow was headed? Can you name both the Baratheon brothers who are looking to claim the throne that Joffrey has been keeping warm? What about the King-slayer's fate? Make sure you're up to date on all your favorite characters and storylines by checking out our handy refresher guide.
MayWar of the Five Kings–
Season 2 is underway and war ravages the Seven Kingdoms! Who are the five kings involved? What do we know about their forces? Read our article to find out more about the conflict.
Beginning 4thThe Battle of the Blackwater–
the largest battle in the War of the Five Kings to date. It is depicted in full in the episode "Blackwater." The battle was an attempt by Stannis Baratheon to take King's Landing, the capital of the Seven Kingdoms, and to seize the Iron Throne from Joffrey Baratheon.
The Dothraki are organized in nameless clans known as khalasars, led by a single leader, the khal. The khalasars inhabit the Dothraki sea, and cross it to raid neighboring regions, such as Lhazar to the southeast or the Free Cities to the west. The Dothraki respect force and live by taking what they need including supplies, slaves and valuables. There is no Dothraki word for thank you and they view trade as an exchange of gifts.
Dragonglass is a common name in Westeros for the substance known as obsidian, a form of volcanic glass. Grenn, Dolorous Edd and Samwell Tarly find a cache of dragonglass daggers buried on the Fist of the First Men. Sam identifies the material, but is unsure why it would have been left on the Fist by a ranger of the Night's Watch.
Beginning 23rdHouse Stark–
is one of the Great Houses of Westeros. Can you name all of the members of the house? Do you know why they are at war or who with? Who are their bannermen and allies? What is their history? Make sure you're up to date on all your favorite members and their storylines by checking out our article.
are supernatural reanimated corpses. Who raises the Wights? Why are they attacking the Nights Watch? What are their strengths and weaknesses? Make sure you're up to date on this topic by checking out our article.
Beginning 25thWhite Walkers–
are a mysterious race that have been killing humans north of the wall. Where do the come from? When were they last seen? What is their connection to wights? Make sure you're up to date on this topic by checking out our article.
Beginning 8thFree Folk–
are the collective peoples in the territory north of the wall. They are known as wildlings by the people of the Seven Kingdoms. Who is their leader? What are their goals? How do they differ from other Westerosi? Make sure you're up to date on this topic by checking out our article.
Tommen Baratheon is a recurring character in the first, second, fourth and fifth seasons. Following Joffrey's death at his wedding feast, Tommen is crowned King. His formal style is Tommen of the House Baratheon, First of His Name, King of the Andals and the First Men and Lord of the Seven Kingdoms. As he is not old enough to rule in his own right and command the military forces of the Seven Kingdoms, he does not yet bear the title of Protector of the Realm.
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