A modification for Mount and Blade: Warband, set in the universe of George R. R Martins "A Song of Ice and Fire". Also known as the popular HBO TV-series "Game of Thrones".
A picture showing the various factions and their position on the world map.
Posted by Cozur on Sep 15th, 2012
A Clash of Kings features 18 factions, all of them with their own unique culture and troop trees.
Ruled by Renly Baratheon, the Stormlands is one of the poorest regions of Westeros.
Descended from Orys Baratheon, bastard brother of Aegon the Conqueror, and from Argella, daughter of Argilac the Arrogant of house Durrandon, the Baratheons are warring against each other. Both Stannis and Renly, brothers of the deceased king Robert Baratheon, have laid claim to the Iron Throne, currrently occupied by the boy king Joffrey Baratheon.
The North is ruled by Robb Stark, recently proclaimed King in the North and of the Trident.
The Starks claim to be descended from Bran the Builder, and as such will have ruled the North for more than eight thousand years. Recently, the bannermen of Robb proclaimed him King in the North, in an attempt to seccede from the Iron Throne.
The Vale is under the stewardship of Nestor Royce, until the young Robert Arryn reaches maturity.
So far the Vale has been kept out of the war for the throne of the Seven Kingdoms, the guardian of Robert Arryn, his mother Lysa Tully, being content with waiting out the fighting and proclaiming her loyalty to the victor.
Ruled by Hoster Tully, in effect the Riverlands are controlled by his son Edmure.
Having sworn allegiance to Robb Stark, the Riverlords are vassals of the King in the North, though they also pay homage to their liege lord, Hoster, and his son Ser Edmure.
Ruled by Doran Martell, Dorne is administered by his younger brother Oberyn Martell, due to Dorans sickness.
So far Dorne has kept out of the fighting. As the realm most loyal to the Targaryens, the Baratheons know better than to look to them for aid, while Tywin Lannister was responsible for slaughtering the sister of the ruling prince of Dorne, and as such is not looked upon with anything but contempt in the hot arid deserts.
Held as a fief by Stannis Baratheon, Dragonstone is a poor collection of scattered islands, and the former seat of the Targaryen heirs.
Able to marshall only a small force of vassals, Stannis Baratheon has instead hired sellswords to bolster his forces in his bid for the Throne.
Ruled with an iron fist by Tywin Lannister, the Westerlands are the richest region in Westeros.
While his mother, Queen Cersei Lannister, acts as regent for the young Joffrey Baratheon, de facto power lies in the hands of his grandfather Tywin, who is currently fighting off the armies of Robb Stark in the Riverlands.
Ruled by Mace Tyrell, the Reach is the heart of chivalry in Westeros, and the most populous region in the Seven Kingdoms.
Having held the lordship of the Reach as Wardens of the South since the conquest, the Tyrells is the only major house in Westeros not descended from royalty. In a bid to increase their prestige, Mace has married his only daughter, Margaery, to King Renly and thus formed an alliance.
The Iron Islands:
Ruled by Balon Greyjoy, the Iron Islands is a collection of islands where the ironmen still keep to their old gods, and to the old ways.
Having risen in rebellion against Robert Baratheon in the year 289 AL, the ironmen have been licking their wounds and nursing their pride ever since, having been defeated by the combined might of the Baratheons and Starks. With turmoil once again engulfing Westeros, there is no telling what Balon Greyjoy might do to regain the driftwood crown.
Ruled by the elected monarch, the Sealord, Braavos is the wealthiest of the free cities.
A city founded by slaves fleeing the dragon lords of Valyria, Braavos is a mixture of many ethnicities and cultures.
Nominally ruled by an elected Prince, the city is in fact controlled by the magisters.
Ruled by the High Magister, Norvos has a strong ruling class of priests with a say in most matters.
Ruled by an elected Archon, the myrmen are renowned the world over for their fine glass and skilled crossbowmen.
Known for their fancy ways, the city of Tyrosh is ruled by an elected Archon.
Known as devious, the people of Lys is a melting pot of old Valyrian families and slaves from all over the world.
Ruled by a hereditary Archon, Lorath is the poorest and least powerful of all the free cities.
The Three Sisters:
Though under the rule of the Arryns of the Vale, they are in reality self governing. Ruled by Triston Sunderland, the sistermen are known as pirates and thieves.