Westeros 101

Show Notes

Are you a fan of “Game of Thrones” but haven’t read the books? Or maybe you haven’t seen the show at all? Join them as they discuss the world of Westeros and beyond. They delve into the history, culture, and ruling houses of each region. The hosts also touch on the controversy surrounding the show and the books, including the hotly debated release date of “The Winds of Winter”. So tune in to “Three Fates Decide” and let the hosts guide you through the intricate web of Westerosi politics and intrigue.

  • The podcast “Three Fates Decide” discusses the world of “A Song of Ice and Fire” or “Game of Thrones”
  • They warn of spoilers for both the show and the novels
  • They mention the different sources they will use to discuss the fictional history of Westeros
  • The podcast discusses the basics of the world of Game of Thrones. A Song of Ice and Fire is a low fantasy version of medieval Europe that takes place in the continent of Westeros and a lesser extent in the continent of Essos
  • The speakers discuss the different regions and families in the Game of Thrones world.
  • They start focusing first on the North and House Stark
  • The podcast also mentions the role of House Targaryen and the history of King’s Landing, the capital of Westeros
  • The podcast briefly discusses the Iron Islands, the Stormlands, the Vale, and Dorne
  • The hosts provide some historical background and notable features of each kingdom
  • They discuss the different ethnic groups present in Westeros, including the First Men, the Andals, and the Rhoynish
  • The podcast briefly touches on the significance of Essos. They discuss the nine free cities and the role of the Dothraki in Daenerys Targaryen’s storyline
  • The speakers also discuss the Empire of Valyria in the Game of Thrones series. Valyria was heavily influenced by the Roman Empire and ancient Egypt.

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Key Points

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Discover the captivating world of A Song of Ice and Fire/Game of Thrones!

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Discover the captivating history of Westeros with a fascinating combination of facts from The World of Ice and Fire book and the Game of Thrones Wiki!

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The author has the remarkable ability to conjure up entire worlds through his words.

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The epic fantasy series Game of Thrones transports viewers to a breathtakingly detailed alternate universe. It’s based on the rich history of medieval Europe and populated by powerful kingdoms reminiscent of actual European countries.

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George R.R. Martin’s ‘A Song of Ice and Fire’ is an award-winning, spellbinding series. For years it has captivated millions of readers with its gripping plotlines and unforgettable characters.

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The Lannisters proudly held dominion over the Westerlands for centuries. They shrewdly acquired their ancestral home of Casterly Rock through cunning manipulations.

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Under the Targaryen reign, the Crown lands of Westeros were unified with the awe-inspiring power of dragon fire.

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The fierce Iron Islanders of House Greyjoy are renowned for their formidable naval prowess and plundering ways. They reign over the turbulent waters off Westeros’ western coast.

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The legendary Harrenhal was once the grandest castle in all of Westeros. It was destroyed by the Targaryens after its construction by a mad King of the Ironborn.

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The ancient and diverse land of Westeros is home to three distinct ethnic groups: the First Men, the Andals, and the Rhoynish from Dorne, each with their own unique culture and history.

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The lost and mysterious Valyrian Empire was a powerful blend of Roman and Egyptian culture. It had its own distinct language spoken in many of the cities across Essos.

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House Lannister’s notorious reputation for harboring some of the most morally questionable characters in Westeros stands in stark contrast to their dragon-possessing counterparts, highlighting their lack of powerful, mythical creatures.


Quotes

– “Even the guy has given up on telling people his estimates because he knows that, uh, he’s going to get, uh, a bazillion ah complaints again if he attempts to do that.”

– “The way he has with words and how he can literally bring scenes to life with just writing it’s, to me, that’s a very rare craft.”

– “House Stark, once upon a time, were the kings of the north, or rather, King in the north, as they’re often referred to.”

– “Because of the central location of the Riverlands, it’s very easy for the different kingdoms to be fighting over the most central part of the continent.”

– “Having a large, flying, fire breathing dragon is a pretty good way to get around the whole I am on a huge ass mountain defensive tactic.”

– “Those of us who have read the books or seen the TV show know very well that the Westerlands is famous for its mining.”

– “Maybe in a separate episode, we can also maybe get more into some of the more notable places in these areas.”

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