It has been two hundred and eighty two years since Aegon the Conqueror took Westeros for his own. King Aerys II sits the iron throne, however uncomfortably. The past six years have been a trying time for the realm; the Defiance of Duskendale has sent the previously well-loved Aerys II Targaryen in an ever-accelerating spiral into open, untempered madness. The realm, already fraying at the edges, has just gone over the edge into proper chaos.
The glittering prince, Rhaegar Targaryen, astounded the realm when he crowned Lyanna Stark as his Queen of Love and Beauty at a tournament at Harrenhal and proceeded to carry her off a year later. Outraged by this act and accusing him of kidnapping her, the Wild Wolf Brandon Stark charged down to King’s Landing and demanded that Rhaegar come out and die. The king captured Brandon and his entourage, demanded the fathers of the “traitors” come down to King’s Landing to answer for their crimes, and proceeded to murder them all, among them the heir to the Eyrie and Rickard Stark, who was roasted alive in his armor. Brandon was tied in a loose noose and strangled himself trying to reach his sword to save his father.
Aerys was not finished. He demanded that Jon Arryn, lord of the Eyrie, deliver Robert Baratheon and Eddard Stark to him, but Arryn was not having it, especially after the death of his heir. The Eyrie, closely followed by the North, the Riverlands, and the Stormlands, rose against the throne.
NOW: The Battle of Summerhall has just concluded with Robert emerging thoroughly victorious, having smashed three separate armies one after another and winning them to his cause in the wake of his victory. The realm is in turmoil as lords decide where their loyalties lie, with even the rebel regions being divided amongst themselves. As the main forces clash, smaller forces battle constantly within the Eyrie and Stormlands, but the rebellion is gaining strong momentum, with each day bringing both regions more into its fold. The Riverlands are mostly for Robert, with the Freys choosing to abstain for the time being as they are wont to do. The North is united behind Eddard and Robert.
This is envisioned as primarily a two-part game, split between the Loyalists and the Rebels, focusing on King’s Landing and the rebel camp. We’ll follow the war as much as we can know it, keeping typically within canon barriers, but filling in where we need to. Personally I would prefer to keep most of the established characters such as Aerys, Eddard, Robert, etc as NPCs to be played by GMs or incidentally, but I’m not going to rule anything out. Everything is open to discussion, especially since I don’t personally have the time to properly run this. If we could get someone well-versed in the books to be the “head” of each camp, that would be lovely.
I am at the very least available to advise and direct, but I don’t know how hands-on I can be. Most of my time is taken up with work and what little free time I have has to go toward finishing my schoolwork most of the time. If this game needs me to run it actively, I have to say it probably won’t run at all. So tell your friends!
Here is the wiki article about Robert’s Rebellion.
With the third season ending recently, I was surprised to see nothing popping up for it. Now, I've been very busy lately and couldn't run it, and I'm not even sure I could play in it, but I'd be happy to help organize and advise at the very least. I've just completed a re-read of all five books and three side stories, so I'm pretty well prepared for it. What would y'all be looking for in such a game?