Politics of the Seven Kingdoms: Part VII (The Reach)

Reach political map

Hey folks! If you’d like to read my essay on the politics of the Reach collected together in one place, it’s now up on Tower of the Hand here.

Check it out!


5 thoughts on “Politics of the Seven Kingdoms: Part VII (The Reach)

  1. […] else they may be, Alla, Megga, and Elinor are romantics, swept up in the romance of the Reach, and true believers in a way that Sansa no longer is. In comparison to Megga’s crush on Mark […]

  2. […] This passage gives us a fairly straightforward narrative – the Battle of Bronzegate likely taking place as the Andals pushed south overland from their foothold on Massey’s Hook, and their defeat leading the Andals to adopt a strategy of marine landings on the islands (hence Tarth and Estermont, which both raise the question of how those houses persisted to the present) leading to an attack on the southern Cape. Infighting aside, however, this is a narrative that follows much more closely to the First Men defeats in the Riverlands and the Vale, where the Andals were able to overrun territory and hold it, rather than the outright victory of the Starks or the successful assimilations of the Lannisters and Gardeners. […]

  3. […] Through a combination of inept diplomacy and his raging temper, Argilac Durrandon had turned an offer of alliance with into a war against House Targaryen. But to give the last of the Storm Kings credit, he put up a hell of a fight against Aegon the Conqueror, far better than his old rival Harren, or arguably even the Great Western Alliance. […]

  4. […] and the Fowlers and the Yronwoods were, compared to our understanding of the imperial visions of Gyles III or Arlan III – and without a sense of what the kings of Dorne dreamed their state could be, we […]

  5. […] common threat that could unify the famously fractious Dornish (just as the Dornish had been for the Reachermen and Stormlanders. Moreover, as shared suffering and shared victories are the coin of building group […]

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