After war, must come peace.
The civil war that was ignited with Daeron’s death came to an end roughly at the same time the Myrish incursions were driven into the sea.
A council composed of the most powerful Lords Paramount “found” Daeron’s heir and named him King and swore to rule the realm until he came of age. The whispers took no time to begin – the boy that the Small Council had propped up on the throne was no heir of Daeron, but a simple orphan. The nobles who spread the whispers were silenced through a silent purge. Those who refused to bend the knee were killed or sent to the Wall.
In Essos, after a decade of horrific warfare brought about by the Sorceress Serazza and later by the Volanentes, a tentative peace reigns. Enough blood has been spilled.
Our story begins in Norvos. Having fled their lands in Westeros, the Rykkers have been eking out a living in the shadow of Norvos’ great mercantile houses.