Westeros (Game of Thrones)
Westeros is a continent where most of the Game of Thrones actions take place. it is separated from a source by a strip of water known as the Narrow Sea. The author George R R Martin stated that Westeros is based on medieval Britain but as a continent with full size of South America.
People or things from Westeros are called “Westerosi”.
The seven kingdoms of Westeros (Game of Thrones) are divided into nine regions, 7 of which were independent before the Targaryen conquered them. All regions are ruled by a great house except Crownlands and a King sitting on the Iron Throne commands all the great houses.
Kingdoms of Westeros (Game of Thrones)
The Vale of Arryn
House Arryn is ruling the Vale of Arryn from the castle of the Eyrie. Bastards of noble who born in the Vale take the surname “Stone”. Gulltown is the main city and port of the Vale.
House Tully is ruling the Riverlands from the castle of the Riverrun. Bastards of noble who were born in the Riverlands take the surname “Rivers”. The main ports of Riverlands are Seagard, Saltpans and Maidenpool. Riverlands is situated in the center of the Westeros, due to this geological placement it has been in a site for many battles and conflicts in the Westeros (Game of Thrones).
Riverlands has the advantage of being a fertile and populous region, that is why it was able to recover from frequent wars across its borders.
House Lannister is ruling the Westerlands from the castle of Casterly Rock. Bastards of noble who born in Westerlands take the surname “Hill”. The main port and city of Westerlands is Lannisport. The Hills and mountains in the Westerlands provide silver and gold, giving Lannisters great wealth.
The Crownlands does not rule by any Great House, But directly by the king of the Iron Throne. Bastards of noble who born in Crownlands take the surname “Waters”.
House Baratheon is ruling the Stormlands from the castle of Storm’s End. Bastards of noble who born in Stormlands take the surname “Storm”. The Stormlands are a densely wooded region and get high rainfall.
House Tyrell is ruling The Reach from the castle of Highgarden. Bastards of noble who born in The Reach take the surname “Flowers”. The Main City and port of the Reach is Oldtown. Oldtown is the second largest city of the Westeros (Game of Thrones).
House Martell is ruling the Dorne from the castle of Sunspear. Bastards of noble who born in The Dorne take the surname “Sand”. The Main City and port of the Reach is Sunspear. The people in the Dorne are isolated from the rest of the Westeros by the sea and red mountains.
Beyond The Wall
This vast region is covered in snow where lives The Tribe is known as Wildlings.