Game of thrones makes an epic season finally in some days’ time. Faithful followers understand what all the fuzz is about. Those of you who don’t get it, would have to watch from the very first season to the sixth season to experience what we are having now. To really understand the plot of the movie, one cardinal thing runs through: The houses and their divisions.
There are seven kingdoms in the fictional setting of Westeros which are further divided in different noble houses of varying sizes. In Westeros, ultimate power derives from the King on the Iron Throne, the highest seat in the land and descends through the great houses that rule the constituent regions of the continent to their vassals.
There are nine Great houses which are the most powerful of the noble houses of the Seven Kingdoms. They exercise immense authority and power over their vassals (lesser groups) and territories. They are answerable only to the King of the Andals and the First Men, Lord of the Seven Kingdoms and Protector of the Realm.
Before Targaryen Conquest, each of the seven kingdoms were ruled by one powerful royal family. During their conquest, these families were either destroyed and replaced or made to swear allegiance to King Aegon, who reigned from the Iron Throne in King’s Landing.
The Gardeners, Hoarse and Durrandoms were slain and replaced by the Tyrells, Greyjoy’s and Baratheon’s respectively, while the Lannister’s, Arynes and Starks surrender peacefully and were allowed to remain in control of their lands. Aegon further raised up the Tully’s to rule over the River lands. Only House Martell of Dorne resisted his armies, but was later brought into the fold through a peaceful marriage-alliance some two centuries later.
To be continued……….
By City Broadcast Gh