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The War of the Five Kings was a large conflict fought in the Seven Kingdoms, which lasted from 298AC until 300AC. The war was named after the five men who claimed the title of King: Joffrey Baratheon, Stannis Baratheon, Renly Baratheon, Robb Stark and Balon Greyjoy. Whilst the three Baratheons fought over the Iron Throne and the title King of the Seven Kingdoms, Robb Stark fought for the independence of the North, claiming the title of King in the North, and Balon Greyjoy fought for independence of the Iron Islands, claiming for himself the title of King of the Iron Islands.

The War of the Five Kings was fought mainly in the North, the Riverlands, the Westerlands, the Stormlands and the Crownlands, with all but one of the Great Houses taking part. The war broke out after the death of King Robert Baratheon, as his heir Joffrey was an illegitimate son. This lead to both of Robert's brothers claiming the throne. The death of Eddard Stark, at the hands of Joffrey, brought the North into the war. Lord Balon Greyjoy eventually decided to take advantage of the war and named himself a king, to try and succeed where he had failed ten years before.

According to Archmaester Benedict, the name of the conflict is incorrect because Renly Baratheon was slain before Balon Greyjoy crowned himself, so there were never technically five kings at once. Read more...


 
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  • “Don’t kill him here!” – Masha Heddle, regarding Tyrion
    “Don’t kill him anywhere.” – Tyrion Lannister, regarding himself [1]
  • "Mummers and monkeys require applause. So did Aerys, for that matter." – Tywin Lannister [2]
  • "He named you Protector of the Realm." – Renly Baratheon
    "He did." – Eddard Stark
    "She wont care. Give me an hour and I could put a hundred swords at your command." – Renly Baratheon
    "And what should I do with a hundred swords?" – Eddard Stark
    "Strike! Tonight, while the castle sleeps. We must get Joffrey away from his mother and into our custody. Protector of the Realm or no, he who holds the king holds the kingdom. Every moment you delay gives Cersei another moment to prepare. By the time Robert dies it will be too late for the both of us." – Renly Baratheon [3]
 
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