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The History of the Seven Kingdoms has always been the history of the royal family and their struggles. Here, the story of the past hundred years of Westerosi history is outlined for the ages, and for curious eyes.

The Fourth Century AC

300 - 310AC

311 - 320AC

  • 315AC -- the Year of False Banners -- A series of conflicts across the Seven Kingdoms, as remnants of past armies and ambitious rebels attempt to use the newness of the Targaryen reign to their own advantage.
  • 318AC -- At Prince Rhaegar's insistence, the restoration of Summerhall begins.
  • 320AC -- Aenar Targaryen is born.

321 - 330AC

  • 321AC -- the Second War of the Kraken -- Urras the Bane, the second of the Sons of the Kraken, decides sets out to reave in the southern coasts of Westeros. His war with the Reach would leave thousands dead, until his ultimate defeat at the mouth of the Mander.
  • 325AC -- Aegon VI Targaryen dies, and Dany abdicates the throne to her son, Rhaegar.
  • 326-329AC -- The Winter of Wolves -- The second winter after the Long Night proves to be a hard one, and the hardship above the Neck leads to a pack of roving bandits that cause trouble across the North, and into the Riverlands.
  • 327AC -- the Third War of the Kraken -- Hrothgar Ironshod, seeing the weakness of the North and hardship of his own people, sets out to raid along the Northern coasts. He sets himself up in Sea Dragon Point, declaring himself King of the Northern Seas .
  • 330AC -- Daenerys Targaryen leaves Westeros. The restoration of Summerhall is completed.

331 - 340AC

  • 331AC -- the War in the Narrows -- Prince Baelon, and his wife, stir trouble on the eastern coast and the Narrow Sea. Using his dragon, Baelon helps Lys expand her borders to the chagrin of her rivals. Eventually, Prince Baelon's ambition brings him into conflict with the Seven Kingdoms.
  • 332AC -- the Red Reaving -- Dagon the Skinner, purported grandson of King Euron Crow's Eye, attempts to seize the Seastone Chair by force. He is defeated, but escapes; terrorizing the Western coast until his eventual defeat in the Westerlands.
  • 333AC -- Construction on the Winter Palace begins.
  • 335AC -- the Red God Revival -- Recent threats to Volantis and ongoing strife across Essos saw many Red God faithfuls flee to safer lands, most especially the cities in Westeros -- and though Lys has weakened with the death of Prince Baelon, the High Priest in Volantis sees the opportunity to expand the faith by sending missionaries.
  • 338AC -- the Fourth War of the Kraken -- Regnar Twice-Crowned, one of the last and greatest of the Sons of the Kraken, managed to secure for himself a massive following, made up in part by the survivors from the Red Reaving six years earlier. His depredations in the Riverlands would take an army and several dragons to stop.
  • 339AC -- the Summer Sickness -- Rumour has it that this dread plague had its roots in the Summer Isles, thus earning its name. Whatever the origin, in 339 the Summer Sickness made landfall in Oldtown, quickly spreading through all the southern kingdoms, and to the capital itself.

341 - 350AC

  • 342AC -- The Intercession in the North begins when Prince Aenar and Princess Helaena are dispatched to oversee the construction of the Winter Palace after a series of setbacks.
  • 344AC -- King Rhaegar Targaryen dies due to the Summer Sickness
  • 346AC -- the Southern Schism -- Coming largely as a reaction to the excesses of the Targaryen line and of the High Septon, as well as a response to the depredations of the Summer Sickness, a schism occured between the Starry Sept and the Great Sept of Baelor.
  • 348AC -- the last known case of the Summer Sickness.

351 - 360AC

  • 351 - 356AC -- the Mead Summer -- A particularly good summer, and the beginning of the height of King Aenar’s reign. After the issues with the plague, this summer seemed a blessing from the gods: harvests are bountiful, weather is pleasant, and it lasts for much longer than usual. It is still fondly remembered by those who lived through it, as perhaps some of the best years in Westerosi history.
  • 352AC -- the Blackwater Tourney -- Considered the greatest tournament of the age, the Blackwater Tournament was a huge event, full of story and song, and culminated in the joust and a display of prowess among the dragonriders of the realm.
  • 355 A.C. -- A great tourney was held at Harrenhal to commemorate the life of Lord Peremore Vance, and his defeat of the great Leviathan.
  • 360AC -- the Royal Tour -- The Crown Prince, Aenys Targaryen, as well as several other royals and members of the court, travel Westeros from holdfast to holdfast.

361 - 370 AC

  • 365 AC -- Maegor Waters is born.
  • 366 AC -- the Half-Blood Incursion -- Sired, they claimed, by the late King Regnar Twice-Crowned upon a mermaid in the halls of the Grey King, Mara and Maron Pyke emerged from the East boasting riches and mercenaries both. Declaring themselves joint heirs to Euron's legacy, their war would bring blood to the Iron Islands, Westerlands, and the Riverlands.
  • 367 AC -- Lenore Blackwood is implicated in a web of conspiracies surrounding the royal court. She is placed on trial, and, after the Faith annuls her marriage to Prince Aenys, is subsequently executed.
  • 368 AC -- Aenys Targaryen commits suicide

371 - 380 AC

  • 379 AC -- the Kingswood Tourney -- A massive tournament, though not quite as famed as the one of twenty years prior. An enormous event on the shore of Blackwater Bay, wrought with scandal and intrigue and more than one tragic death.

381 - 390AC

  • 388 AC -- the Hammer Uprising -- Caused in part, some say, by the expense of the Kingswood tournament and residual feelings of malcontent due to the Schism, the Hammer Uprising was in truth a series of uprisings, as peasant revolts sparked across the Seven Kingdoms.

391 - 400AC

  • 392 - 394 AC -- the Great Famine -- Due partially to the loss of labour during the harvest of previous years, as well as an unusual cold snap in the Reach and Riverlands in addition to extraordinarily wet conditions in the Vale, crops failed across Westeros, leading to mass shortages. Many starved, or turned to banditry.
  • 396 - 402 AC -- the War of the Three Thieves -- With the return of Targaryen dragons in the east, many sought to gain access to such beasts for themselves. Three pirate kings in the Stepstones made common cause to get hold of a dragon egg. Their success would bring war to the Seven Kingdoms.

The Fifth Century AC

401 - 410 AC

411 - 420 AC

  • 411 AC -- Aegon Targaryen is born.
  • 412 AC -- Aerion Targaryen is born. The short winter comes to an abrupt end.
  • 413 AC -- The High Septon speaks out against the influx of R'hllor faithful, and tensions begin to rise between the Crown and the Faith of the Seven.
  • 415 AC -- Aeryn Targaryen begins the Scouring of the Stepstones. Baelor Targaryen is born.
  • 416 AC -- The Reformation of the Kingdom of Three Daughters begins. The Red Temple in King's Landing finishes construction.
  • 417 AC -- Daemon Targaryen is born.
  • 418 AC -- Autumn ends and winter begins again in earnest, snows having been seen just above the Trident. A grand tourney is announced to take place at the newly refurbished Summerhall. Naerys Targaryen is born.
  • 418-419 AC -- The War Beyond the Wall delivered a crippling blow to the wildling army, resulting in the death of the King Beyond the Wall Ekkill Crowsbane and the scattering of his once sizeable army.
  • 420 AC -- After a reign extending for nearly one and a half decade, Queen Visaera I Targaryen passes away from illness.

421 - 430 AC

  • 421 AC -- a political crisis in Lys culminates in Lysarus Rogare’s assumption of the title “First Magister of Lys” and a more autocratic restructuring of the Lysene political system.
  • 426 AC -- a coup in Myr sees the Prince-Admiral deposed and replaced by a successor who assumes an unprecedented level of political authority.
  • 426-427 AC -- the combined forces of Lys, Myr and Tyrosh decisively defeat Aeryn Targaryen, who is shot down while fleeing to the east. The ensuing power vacuum in the Stepstones saw the region descend into anarchic disunity. The next year, the First Magister of Lys, the Archon of Tyrosh, and the Prince-Admiral of Myr convened to establish a more centralized framework for the Triarchy.
  • 427 AC -- The Grand Lannisport Academy opens.
  • 425-428 AC -- A brutally harsh winter, the like of which has not been experienced since the Scarlet Winter, devastates the populace and economy of Westeros. The drowned priest Torwyn rebuilds his movement of fanatics in the Iron Islands.
  • 428 AC -- Aegon Targaryen, Prince of Dragonstone, marries his sister Rhaenyra Targaryen.

431 AC - Present

  • 431 AC -- Due to Rhaenyra’s fertility issues, the Prince of Dragonstone takes Visenya Silvermoon as his second wife. Two months later, Rhaenys Targaryen dies,
  • 432 AC -- The Second Hammer Uprising begins when Ser Duncan Hammer takes control of Oldtown. Shortly after, the War of Three Banners begins in the Westerlands with the abduction of Tysane Lannister.
  • 433 AC -- The War of Three Banners culminates in the decisive Battle of Three Capes. During this battle, both Tybolt and Tywin Lannister perish.
  • 434 AC -- a rebellion that came to be known as the War of Stone and Sky erupts in Dorne, fueled by religious tension. After a rapid series of initial victories, the stony Dornish rebels were crushed the next year by the combined might of Martell loyalists and the dragonriding Prince Aerion. The War of Three Banners dwindles down. House Spicer is demolished by the order of Tysane Lannister.
  • 432-434 -- following the death of Lord Dagon Greyjoy, civil war consumes the Iron Islands, later recognized by historians as the Black Prophet's Rebellion. The fighting lasts for little over a year, ending with Alyn Greyjoy's victory in the Battle of the Cradle.
  • 434 AC -- Emboldened by the Warsmiths' uprising, Lady Ravella Swann imprisoned the heir and a younger brother of Gwayne Baratheon and seized control of the southern Stormlands. Her attempts to root out the worship of the Red God were ended by the wrath of Viserion, Aegon Targaryen's dragon.
  • 434 AC -- Two years into the Bleeding, Westeros began to suffer yet another harsh winter.
  • 435 AC -- after a low-intensity struggle to dominate the Stepstones, Mira Sunderland, the Lord of Bloodstone and the Saans of Grey Gallows reluctantly agree to rule the region together as a triumvirate. The rebellion known as the Gulltown Massacre begins. Lord Gerold Grafton is executed, and Saera Targaryen, alongside her dragon, Blue, die during the conflict.
  • 436 AC -- the reunified Stepstones form the Alliance of the Narrows with the Triarchy, forming a potent pact that immediately begins to dominate trade in the Narrow Sea.
  • 438 AC -- Spring returns, bringing an end to the exceptionally long Four Year Winter.
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