Age of Heroes

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The Age of Heroes, an era during the history of Westeros which takes its name from the great men and women who lived in the years of peace that followed the forging of the Pact, to which many noble houses trace their family histories and many stories, Songs, and legends are told about. [1] It is an era that is shrouded in mystery, with more myth than fact known about it.


The Age of Heroes began with the signing of the Pact of the Isle of Faces. The Pact ended the War of the First Men and the Children of the Forest,[2] and lasted for nearly four thousand years.

During that time, a hundred kingdoms rose and fell. This was a rugged time where many ancient traditions and legacies forged by the First Men were established, with influence from the children. Many of these customs live on among the lords of the North, who still bear the blood of the First Men in their veins. The laws of hospitality, the obligation of a judge to also be the executioner, and the renowned Wall are all accredited to these ancestors of the northmen even the barrows of the First Men can still be found throughout the North. This was the time when many legendary kings and heroes walked the earth, such as:

While much was achieved during this ancient era, it was at a cost - in the midst of the Age of Heroes fell the longest and blackest of winters - the the Long Night which heralded the arrival of the Others.

During this time it was also recorded by the Night's Watch that the children of the forest gave the Night's Watch a hundred obsidian daggers every year. [6]

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