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* CivilWar: One starts to brew in Westeros as numerous pious lords, angered by Stannis' apparent refusal to do anything about the reformation movement growing in Essos, and his perceived tyrannical taxing of the Faith, begin plotting to rebel against him.


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* LetMeGetThisStraight: Stannis' reaction when he hears that Cersei threw an ink pot in Praela's face for not-so-subtly calling her fat.

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* BetterToDieThanBeKilled: [[spoiler: During the sack of Tyrosh, a noblewoman sets herself and her household on fire to avoid being killed or raped. As a side effect, the resulting inferno burns down most of the inner city enclave.]]

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* AdaptationNameChange: Instead of Seaworth, Davos takes the surname of Blacksail.


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* PleaseSelectNewCityName: [[spoiler: After Tyrosh is sacked by the Abolitionist Alliance and annexed by Braavos, the latter rename it Martyros.]]


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* ObligatoryWarCrimeScene: The Sunset Company's sacks of the cities they conquer, played for all the horror to be expected from medieval warfare.



* {{Realpolitik}}: When it becomes clear that Tyrosh is going to lose the Third Slave War, Lys cuts all ties with their traditional partner, instead grabbing up as much of their territory as possible.



** When it becomes clear that Braavos is fully committing itself to the war, many leading members of Tyroshi society and their families flee for Lys or Volantis [[spoiler: as do the Myrish exiles]].

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** When it becomes clear that Braavos is fully committing itself to the war, many leading members of Tyroshi society and their families flee for Lys or Volantis [[spoiler: as do the Myrish exiles]]. And when it becomes clear that Tyrosh is going to ''lose'', people start fleeing the city in droves.
** Similarly, as the war begins, many pirates flee the Stepstones for greener pastures, knowing that the region will no longer be safe for them once the regional balance of power shifts.


* AdaptationalHeroism: Euron Greyjoy is far from the psychotic reaver of canon, instead being one of Stannis' most stalwart and loyal allies.
* TheAlliance:
** The Sunset Company[[spoiler:/Kingdom of Myr]] and Braavos ally against the slaver cities, with Westeros providing tactic but mostly unofficial support.
** In response to the growing abolitionist powers, the city-states of Slaver's Bay forge a cooperative Pact amongst themselves.



* TheFundamentalist: In response to Septon Jonothor's growing reformation movement, a reactionary "Old Faith" counter-movement springs up, holding to a strict interpretation of the Seven and their teachings, and calling for the overthrow of any nobles who don't agree with them.



* ScrewThisImOuttaHere: [[spoiler: After Daario is removed from leadership of the Tyroshi armies and exiled from their lands, all the Stormcrows quit their contract with Tyrosh and follow him.]]

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* ScrewThisImOuttaHere: ScrewThisImOuttaHere:
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[[spoiler: After Daario is removed from leadership of the Tyroshi armies and exiled from their lands, all the Stormcrows quit their contract with Tyrosh and follow him.]]]]
** When it becomes clear that Braavos is fully committing itself to the war, many leading members of Tyroshi society and their families flee for Lys or Volantis [[spoiler: as do the Myrish exiles]].



* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: Whatever happened to Varys?

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* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: Whatever happened to Varys?Varys? [[spoiler: While currently unconfirmed, it's implied that the Myrish crime lord known as the Kindly Man is him.]]


* GodzillaThreshold: For Braavosi ships, raising a black flag is this, as it's an order to fight to the death, and is only given if there's no other choice [[spoiler: such as at the Battle of Tyrosh, when they're overwhelmed by the Tyroshi fleet and have nowhere to go]].



** The Knights of the Crown, a standing army for the Crownlands.

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** The Knights of the Crown, a standing army for the Crownlands.Crownlands, members of which also serve as marines in the royal fleet.


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* ScrewThisImOuttaHere: [[spoiler: After Daario is removed from leadership of the Tyroshi armies and exiled from their lands, all the Stormcrows quit their contract with Tyrosh and follow him.]]


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* UndyingLoyalty:
** The freed slaves have this to Robert, and the rest of the Sunset Company.
** The Stormcrows are utterly devoted to Daario's leadership [[spoiler: even quitting their contract with Tyrosh and following him when he's exiled from the city]].


* TheOrder:
** Upon becoming king, Stannis replaces the Kingsguard with the Order of the Storm.
** After defeating Oberyn's rebellion, Stannis also creates the Order of the Sun, a standing army designed to enforce royal authority in Dorne. In this case, the position of Grand Master of the Order is added to the royal family's hereditary titles.

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* TheOrder:
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TheOrder: Upon becoming king, Stannis replaces the Kingsguard with the creates a few of these:
** The
Order of the Storm.
** After defeating Oberyn's rebellion, Stannis also creates
Storm, the replacement for the Kingsguard.
** The
Order of the Sun, a standing army designed to enforce royal authority in Dorne. Dorne following the Red Viper Rebellion. In this case, the position of Grand Master of the Order is added to the royal family's hereditary titles.titles.
** The Knights of the Crown, a standing army for the Crownlands.

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* FictionalPoliticalParty: Following the First Slave War, two factions emerge in Braavos -- the Sharks (who want to join the Sunset Company in crushing the slaver cities) and the Whales (who want to let the Westerosi do all the hard work while they profit from it).


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* TheOrder:
** Upon becoming king, Stannis replaces the Kingsguard with the Order of the Storm.
** After defeating Oberyn's rebellion, Stannis also creates the Order of the Sun, a standing army designed to enforce royal authority in Dorne. In this case, the position of Grand Master of the Order is added to the royal family's hereditary titles.
* PeaceConference: The Peace of Pentos, which ends the First Slave War.

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* JustTheFirstCitizen: At the height of his power while in Myr, Rhaegar effectively rules the city-state, but never styles himself king. Instead, he settles for the titles of Governor of the South and Protector of the City.


* HeelRealization: An odd heroic example. After witnessing the horrors of the sex slave industry firsthand in Pentos, Robert seems to be reexamining how he treats women. Even claiming to a disbelieving Ned that he has stuck to a single mistress since Pentos. How far this will go or last remains to be seen.
** Roberts gets hit with it again after [[spoiler: after the Battle of Narrow Run]]. He realizes that a good deal of Ned's HeroicBSOD is de to him delegating too much to his friend who has gone through even more than him in recent years.
* HyperCompetentSidekick: Gregor Clegane serves this for Jaime in battle. For all his moral shortcomings, Gregor readily demonstrates he is good at his job as a bodyguard.

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* HeelRealization: HeelRealization:
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An odd heroic example. After witnessing the horrors of the sex slave industry firsthand in Pentos, Robert seems to be reexamining how he treats women. Even claiming to a disbelieving Ned that he has stuck to a single mistress since Pentos. How far this will go or last remains to be seen.
** Roberts Robert gets hit with it again after [[spoiler: after the Battle of Narrow Run]]. He realizes that a good deal of Ned's HeroicBSOD is de due to him delegating too much to his friend who has gone through even more than him in recent years.
* HyperCompetentSidekick: HyperCompetentSidekick:
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Gregor Clegane serves this for Jaime in battle. For all his moral shortcomings, Gregor readily demonstrates he is good at his job as a bodyguard.



* Let'sGetDangerous: Braavos as a whole gets a case of this [[spoiler: when the Sharks come into power after the Battle of Tyrosh]]

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* Let'sGetDangerous: LetsGetDangerous: Braavos as a whole gets a case of this [[spoiler: when the Sharks come into power after the Battle of Tyrosh]]Tyrosh]].


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* PraetorianGuard: Stannis replaces the defunct Kingsguard with the Order of the Storm (or "Stormguard" for short), which has the same duties but more expanded ranks.


** [[spoiler]] Viserys, even lacking a kingdom, strives to be this; even if he can do little but stand behind a battle line and be seen right now.

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** [[spoiler]] Viserys, [[spoiler: Viserys]], even lacking a kingdom, strives to be this; even if he can do little but stand behind a battle line and be seen right now.


** Stannis is also a far more engaged king than Robert was in canon. Apparently he is building roads in the Crownlands and doing something with the ruins of the Dragonpit.

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** Stannis is also a far more engaged king than Robert was in canon. Apparently he is building roads in the Crownlands and doing something with demolishes the ruins of the Dragonpit.Dragonpit to have a royal garden built.
** [[spoiler]] Viserys, even lacking a kingdom, strives to be this; even if he can do little but stand behind a battle line and be seen right now.


** Roberts gets hit with it again after [[spoiler: after the Battle of Narrow Run]]. He realizes that a good deal of Ned's HeroicBSOD is de to him delegating too much to his friend who has gone through even more than him in recent years.



* IHaveNoDaughter: [[When Praela betrays and abandons her father, in-laws and baby daughter, Donys makes it very clear she is dead to him. in his PoV we even see he refuses to think of her by name.]]

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* IHaveNoDaughter: [[When [[spoiler: When Praela betrays and abandons her father, in-laws and baby daughter, Donys makes it very clear she is dead to him. in In his PoV we even see he refuses to think of her by name.]]



* Let'sGetDangerous: Braavos as a whole gets a case of this [[spoiler: when the Sharks come into power after the Battle of Tyrosh]]



** Ned is called the Iron Wolf in the Hedgerriws and the title gets picked back up in Essos.

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** Ned is called the Iron Wolf in the Hedgerriws Hedgerows and the title gets picked back up in Essos.

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* FakeUltimateHero: Apparently Ser Harry Flash gains an impressive reputation as on of the great knights of his time. And according the Flash Papers he doesn't deserve it, at all and knows it.


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** Donys Rahtheon is this to Ser Arthur. He supplies their OffscreenVillainDarkmatter and serves as their spymaster. Arthur may be the face and military leader, but its pretty clear they would be nowhere near as well off without the magister handling things behind the scenes.
* IHaveNoDaughter: [[When Praela betrays and abandons her father, in-laws and baby daughter, Donys makes it very clear she is dead to him. in his PoV we even see he refuses to think of her by name.]]


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* TheRedBaron: Several, some characters have more than one.
** Ned is called the Iron Wolf in the Hedgerriws and the title gets picked back up in Essos.
** Jaime earns the title the Black Lion, for the black cape he wears [[spoiler: after Tygett dies]]. Apparently he keeps wearing it for the image.
** Lyn gets the title Stormcrow.
** Khal Zirqo is called the Treacherous [[spoiler: after he accepted tribute from Braavosi Viceroy in Pentos but still sacked Pentoshi villages.]]
** Stannis has been called the Grim and the Sour Stag.
** Robert wins the prize having three aliases we know of: Robert the Strong, Robert the Brief, and Robert the Bloody.


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** We see this again at the Battle of Solva.


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While the Rebellion ends much sooner than in canon or Summer Crowns, the premise of Rhaegar escaping to Essos remains the same.

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While the Rebellion ends much sooner than in canon or Summer Crowns, ''Summer Crowns'', the premise of Rhaegar escaping to Essos remains the same.







* BadassInCharge: The Sunset Company is lead by Robert Baratheon.

** Oberyn the 'Red Viper' Martell, [[spoiler: leads the Red Viper Rebellion against the Iron Throne.]]

* BerserkButton: Robert and Ned both have one for Rhaegar. And Ned at least seems to have one for Arthur Dayne for the white knight's loyalty to Rhaegar.

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\n* BadassInCharge: BadassInCharge:
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The Sunset Company is lead led by Robert Baratheon.

Baratheon.
** Oberyn the 'Red Viper' "the Red Viper" Martell, [[spoiler: leads the Red Viper Rebellion against the Iron Throne.]]

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* BerserkButton: BerserkButton:
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Robert and Ned both have one for Rhaegar. And Ned at least seems to have one for Arthur Dayne for the white knight's loyalty to Rhaegar.
Rhaegar.




* BigBadassBattleSequence: The battle of Tara and the Siege of Myr.

** The Battle of Narrow Run.

* CelibateHero: Averted with Robert. Though its worth noting he has slowed down a great deal which surprises Ned.

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\n* BigBadassBattleSequence: The battle Battle of Tara and Tara, the Siege of Myr.

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Myr, and the Battle of Narrow Run.

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* CelibateHero: Averted with Robert. Though its it's worth noting he has slowed down a great deal deal, which surprises Ned.
Ned.







* DespairEventHorizon: Doran Martell [[spoiler: crosses it seemingly after Oberyn rebels against him and the Iron Throne. Likely he knew such a rebellion was doomed and faced with either abandoning his brother to Stannis or joining him and coming House Martell he completely falls apart]]. Subverted in that he is reportedly recovering as time goes on.

* EvenEvilHasLovedOnes: Rhaegar gets his berserk button pushed by the sight of Lannister banners because of what happened to his wife and children.

** [[spoiler: The two members of the Myrish Remnant we meet, hate the Kingdom of Myr because of the deaths of their loved ones in the fall of Myr and the are leading up to it.]]

* EvenEvilHasStandards: Daario at the Battle of Tara, desire being horrified and having a chance to escape refuses to abandon his brother's in arms.

** We get PoV from a minor Myrish aristocrat, who shows that on the surface at least cruelty to slaves is frowned upon. Apparently the rules are far looser in the countryside though.

* TheGoodKing: Robert has gained a reputation as this In-Universe.

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\n* DespairEventHorizon: Doran Martell [[spoiler: crosses it seemingly after Oberyn rebels against him and the Iron Throne. Likely he knew such a rebellion was doomed and faced with either abandoning his brother to Stannis or joining him and coming dooming House Martell Martell, he completely falls apart]]. Subverted in that he is reportedly recovering as time goes on.

on.
* EvenEvilHasLovedOnes: EvenEvilHasLovedOnes:
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Rhaegar gets his berserk button BerserkButton pushed by the sight of Lannister banners because of what happened to his wife and children.

children.
** [[spoiler: The two members of the Myrish Remnant we meet, meet hate the Kingdom of Myr because of the deaths of their loved ones in the fall of Myr and the are war leading up to it.]]

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* EvenEvilHasStandards: EvenEvilHasStandards:
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Daario at the Battle of Tara, desire despite being horrified and having a chance to escape escape, refuses to abandon his brother's brothers in arms.

arms.
** We get PoV POV from a minor Myrish aristocrat, who shows that on the surface at least least, cruelty to slaves is frowned upon. Apparently the rules are far looser in the countryside though. \n\n
* TheGoodKing: TheGoodKing:
**
Robert has gained a reputation as this In-Universe.
In-Universe.




* HeelRealization: An odd heroic example. After witnessing the horrors of the sex slave industry firsthand in Pentos, Robert seems to be reexamining how he treats women. Even claiming to, a disbelieving, Ned he has stuck to a single mistress since Pentos. How far this will go or last remains to be seen.

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\n* HeelRealization: An odd heroic example. After witnessing the horrors of the sex slave industry firsthand in Pentos, Robert seems to be reexamining how he treats women. Even claiming to, to a disbelieving, disbelieving Ned that he has stuck to a single mistress since Pentos. How far this will go or last remains to be seen. \n




* IdiotBall: Averted. The story diverges with Rickard Stark deciding to play it safe and bring an army with him to confront Aerys.

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\n* IdiotBall: IdiotBall:
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Averted. The story diverges with Rickard Stark deciding to play it safe and bring an army with him to confront Aerys.
Aerys.




* KangarooCourt: [[spoiler: The Braavosi set one up in Pentos after seizing it. The best outcome for the accused is being sentenced t work as galley oarsmen, having lost all their wealth.]]

* LaResistance: [[spoiler: Oberyn Martell tries this after failing to defeat Stannis in a conventional war. While it works seemingly alright for awhile, after his death its stated IU that his movement either broke up or degenerated into banditry.]]

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\n* KangarooCourt: [[spoiler: The Braavosi set one up in Pentos after seizing it. The best outcome for the accused is being sentenced t to work as galley oarsmen, having lost all their wealth.]]

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* LaResistance: [[spoiler: Oberyn Martell tries this after failing to defeat Stannis in a conventional war. While it works seemingly alright for awhile, after his death its it's stated IU In-Universe that his movement either broke up or degenerated into banditry.]]
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* RealityEnsues: Oberyn Martell gets hit with this, [[spoiler: when most of the Dornish nobility don't support his rebellion. And especially when Yronwood and several other houses throw their support to Stannis. Because while his cause of vengeance is something they generally sympathize with, the risk of rebellion and the chance to advance themselves by siding with the king is greater. Also, Lord Yronwood has never forgiven Oberyn for killing his grandfather.]]

** Rhaegar after the battle of Tara [[spoiler: never recovers from the head injuries he suffered from Robert. And medicine of the time can't help him. He ends up lying comatose until he finally dies.]]

* TheRemnant: The Targaryean Loyalists.

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\n* RealityEnsues: RealityEnsues:
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Oberyn Martell gets hit with this, [[spoiler: when most of the Dornish nobility don't support his rebellion. And especially when Yronwood and several other houses throw their support to Stannis. Because while his cause of vengeance is something they generally sympathize with, the risk of rebellion and the chance to advance themselves by siding with the king is greater. Also, Lord Yronwood has never forgiven Oberyn for killing his grandfather.]]

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** Rhaegar after the battle Battle of Tara [[spoiler: never recovers from the head injuries he suffered from Robert. And medicine of the time can't help him. He ends up lying comatose until he finally dies.]]

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* TheRemnant: TheRemnant:
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The Targaryean Loyalists.
Loyalists.




* RoyalsWhoActuallyDoSomething: Robert and Stannis are kings who both lead forces in war.

** Stannis is also a far more engaged king than Robert was in OTL. Apparently he is building roads in the Crownlands and doing something with the ruins of the Dragonpit.

* SacrificialLion: As to be expected from a story centering around war.

** Examples include: [[spoiler: Tygett Lannister at the battle of Tara, and Dacey Mormont at the Siege of Myr.]]

* TookALevelInBadass: Ned is trying to do this after the Battle of Tara. [[spoiler: After he barely survived a two on one fight against Ser Arthur Dayne.]]

* VillainousValor: Lampshaded in universe, the Sunset Companies foes typically fight for their lives at least and other times for their homes and families. [[spoiler: The Myrish crossbowmen at the Battle of Tara are apparently FamedInUniverse for this.]]

* WarIsHell: The story does not shy from the brutality and exhausting nature of medieval warfare. The first battle shown, the battle of the Hedgerows features a sort of prototrenchwarfare with the both sides using the irregular terrain in a drawn out brutal struggle.

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\n* RoyalsWhoActuallyDoSomething: RoyalsWhoActuallyDoSomething:
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Robert and Stannis are kings who both lead forces in war.

war.
** Stannis is also a far more engaged king than Robert was in OTL. canon. Apparently he is building roads in the Crownlands and doing something with the ruins of the Dragonpit.

Dragonpit.
* SacrificialLion: As to be expected from a story centering around war. \n\n** Examples include: [[spoiler: Tygett Lannister at the battle Battle of Tara, and Dacey Mormont at the Siege of Myr.]]

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* TookALevelInBadass: Ned is trying to do this after the Battle of Tara. Tara, [[spoiler: After after he barely survived a two on one fight against Ser Arthur Dayne.]]

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* VillainousValor: Lampshaded in universe, in-universe, the Sunset Companies Company's foes typically fight for their lives at least and other times for their homes and families. [[spoiler: The Myrish crossbowmen at the Battle of Tara are apparently FamedInUniverse for this.]]

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* WarIsHell: The story does not shy from the brutality and exhausting nature of medieval warfare. The first battle shown, the battle of the Hedgerows features a sort of prototrenchwarfare proto-trench warfare with the both sides using the irregular terrain in a drawn out brutal struggle.
struggle.







* YouAreInCommandNow: Stannis becomes the King on the Iron Throne when Robert abdicates to pursue Rhaegar across the Narrow Sea. A common point with Summer Crowns.

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\n* YouAreInCommandNow: Stannis becomes the King on the Iron Throne when Robert abdicates to pursue Rhaegar across the Narrow Sea. A common point with Summer Crowns.''Summer Crowns''.

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