13. CHOOSING SIDES
One of the most important and yet most confusing things to keep in mind is where everyone’s allegiances lie. The War of the Five Kings may have long since ended but a new war is coming and we have to know the different sides. There are quite a few minor houses all over Westeros and we’re not going to go into those. Rather, we’ll focus on the four major factions you need to remember.
The Lannisters have the Iron Throne but are pretty much on their own because Cercei decided to murder everyone; the North (and the Vale) has rallied together around Jon Snow and the Stark family; Daenerys has a massive armada crossing the Narrow Sea; and finally, Euron Greyjoy has assembled the Ironborn and seeks to take Westeros for himself.