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The War of the Five Kings is a large conflict fought in the Seven Kingdoms from 298 AC until 300 AC. The war is named after the five men who claim the title of king: Joffrey Baratheon, Renly Baratheon, Robb Stark, Stannis Baratheon, and Balon Greyjoy. While the three Baratheons fight over the Iron Throne and the title Lord of the Seven Kingdoms, Robb fights for independence as the King in the North and King of the Trident. Balon Greyjoy proclaims his own independence and goes on the offensive, declaring himself King of the Isles and the North.
The War of the Five Kings is fought mainly in the north, the riverlands, the westerlands, the stormlands, and the crownlands, with most of the Great Houses taking part. The war breaks out after the death of King Robert I Baratheon, as his heir Joffrey is an illegitimate son. This leads to Robert's younger brothers, Stannis and Renly, both claiming the throne. The death of Eddard Stark at the hands of Joffrey brings the north into the war. Balon eventually decides to take advantage of the war and name himself a king, trying to succeed where he had failed ten years before. Read more...
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- ↑ A Clash of Kings, Chapter 55, Catelyn VII.
- ↑ A Clash of Kings, Chapter 61, Tyrion XIV, 508.
- ↑ A Storm of Swords, Chapter 68, Sansa VI.
- ↑ The World of Ice and Fire, The Iron Islands.
- ↑ So Spake Martin: Ibben and Armor (November 09, 2002)
- ↑ A Feast for Crows, Chapter 28, Cersei VI.
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