Forum of Thrones: An Interactive Story

Just like Winter, the Game of Thrones fanfictions are finally here! And nobody will be able to stop them!

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Greetings, my name is Liquid! I am a longtime reader of many wonderful Interactive Fanfictions that can be found here on this forum. For a very long time I wanted to write one myself. One evening in late December 2014, I simply started to do so and I haven't really stopped writing ever since. The result of my writing is the story you are reading right now, Forum of Thrones, which is an Interactive Fanfiction set in the same world the books, the show and the game take place.

But wait... "What is an Interactive Fanfiction?", I hear some of you say. Well, an Interactive Fanfiction is like a regular fanfiction, with the gimmick that you will be able to create characters that will appear in it and, on certain points in the story, you will be able to influence how it continues by voting for one of several potential actions. Your choices can drastically alter the course of the story.

Now that you know what an Interactive Fanfiction is, I would be honoured if you decide to join the fun, by reading the story, by creating a character for it and by voting on how it should continue. Everyone is welcome, so don't be shy. I am always happy to welcome a new reader.

You can submit your characters here:

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1JpZnswZ15rt1iMKvn-u7_1ZW8lHHSuYVMtA6y7p95h0/viewform?c=0&w=1

You do not need to have knowledge of the books or show. While it certainly helps to have it, I will try my best to explain everything for newcomers. If you have a question, just ask.

Your character can be from any place in Westeros or the neigbouring continent of Essos, they can have any occupation you can think of and their backstory and personality is yours to choose. Be creative!

You also shouldn't be discouraged by the large amount of characters that are already submitted. I usually introduce characters when they fit the story the best, which means that your character could be introduced earlier.

That being said, due to the notable amount of submitted characters, I would prefer to be informed via PM when you plan to submit larger numbers of characters, so that I can plan ahead to find a place for them in the story.

Now, let me tell you something about the story:

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The story is set in Westeros, roughly 300 years before the story of the books, show and game start, shortly before Aegon Targaryen launches his conquest of the Seven Kingdoms. As such, it features mostly original characters, most of them created by the readers, but a few characters that are mentioned in the Ice and Fire books will appear as well. It stays mostly canonical to the events that are detailed in the history of Westeros, which still leaves me with enough room to write my own story around it.

During the time of this story, there was no united kingdom that spanned all over Westeros, but rather a multitude of independent kingdoms. The main story of this fanfiction's first book will take place in some of these kingdoms, but it will mainly deal with the future of House Raylan of Raylansfair, a once powerful noble House in the Kingdom of Reach, that has fallen upon hard times lately.

The old Lord Raylan, the last of his line, is dying and has not yet named a successor. Many people have hopes, regarding the future of the house. Some might want to take over the House and the considerable wealth it possesses. Some might want to extend the influence of other kingdoms into the heart of the Reach, by taking Raylansfair in the name of another king. And some might want to seize the opportunity and win the favour of the future Lord Raylan. Every king in Westeros looks at Raylansfair these days and even some people from outside of Westeros take an interest in these events.

The story is divided into three Books, each consisting of three acts and three chapters. Currently, I am writing Book 2.

Book Status:


Book 1: [FINISHED]

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Prologue: Below him, the City

Act 1: A Fate Uncertain

Chapter 1: Dark Wings, Dark Words

Read it on Google Docs here!

Chapter 2: Broken Vows

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Chapter 3: We Write History

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Act 2: Shattered and Broken

Chapter 4: Butterfly

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Chapter 5: The Iron Price

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Chapter 6: Masquerade

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Act 3: Wildfire

Chapter 7: Valar Morghulis

Read it on Google Docs here!

Chapter 8: What Is Dead May Never Die

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Chapter 9: Valar Dohaeris

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Epilogue: The King's Landing


Interlude: Seven Letters [FINISHED]


Book 2: [ONGOING]

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Prologue: The Black Dread [Finished]

Act 1: The Calm Before [Ongoing]

Chapter 1: Fires Far [Ongoing]

Chapter 2: Thorns

Chapter 3: Ours is the Fury

Act 2: With Chains of Iron

Chapter 4: The Lamb

Chapter 5: Song of the Warrior

Chapter 6: River Crossing

Chapter 7: Riptide

Act 3: Rainfall

Chapter 8: From Ashes

Chapter 9: The Fangs of Winter

Chapter 10: All for our Pride


Are you a new reader? Then you can either follow the links below the chapter titles to read the parts without skimming through the pages of this thread, or you can read the summary for a more general overview, which you can find by following the link below!

Summary

You might also want to check out Forum of Thrones on TvTropes.org!

Forum of Thrones on TvTropes


Character list: Characters in bold are Point-of-View characters

Introduced characters:

Westeros

In Raylansfair: Jenna Harking, Rosalie Mettel, Wolfius Woodbark, Richard Harking, Philip Loren, Ilish Granver, Carma Strad, Kersea Catelins, Farrel Strad, Mickaela Strad, Arthur Nathamer, Alan Harking, Nora Recton, Ser Darren Tallwood, Aylard Kawl, Sawyer Kawl, Kyette, Gunel, Maya Iresons, Gregar Balvind, Irving Todd, Ser Aldrik Wolver, Willfred Reyne, Vashord Tallian, Ser Roger Hill, Jaro, Audrey Marigold, Megur Marigold, Daisy Vega, Lawsen, Mathea, Kreep, Aditha Nathamer, Leonard Constantine, Samantha Ducard, Sasha, Saerya Waters, Ser Ian Shortwood, Magnus Silverstone, Bennett, Edefilec Magabaz, Hal Recton, Irnas mo Akk, Vaasrand of Lys, Torold Stratford, Taenora, Ulaf, Axell Snow, Valarr Roux, Aldus Ermo, Helenys Bellward, Aren Charlton, Nymeria Aspys, Melylea, Nila, Daemion Stratford, Ryler Grimthorn, Davith Lanser, Lord Petyr Vyrwel, Ser Maron Mullendore, The Tom, The Moggy, The Sphynx, Connor Frostborn, Ser Hugo Farnham, Edith Flowers, Lord Devrin Oakheart, Ser Kasyn Luck, Jack Holmes, Prins, Berrick Rivers, Malien Shire, Maester Eddard, Vali Flowers

In Oldtown: Ser Jaron the Bastard, Talea, Samuel Harrington, Archmaester Quent, Samuel Puffer, Farris Flowers, The High Septon, Taria Templeton, Ser Arryk Bulwer, Lord Manfred Hightower, Roach, Erik Inchfield, Lanford, Ayden Blackwell, Joshawa, Donna Flowers, John Gutten, Temari Keys, Keat the Trickster, Thorrin Bannister

In Highgarden: King Mern Gardener, Prince Edmund Gardener, Prince Garlan Gardener, Lord Harlen Tyrell, Elias Tyrell

In the Reach: Lord Hobert Lowther, Malkolm Sternhelm,

In Harrenhal: King Harren Hoare, Harmund Hoare, Harlan Hoare, Harndon Hoare, Harrick Hoare, Holt Torv, Gabin Strad, Damon Greyjoy, Kyra Greyjoy, Simon Vessels, Adrew Frey, Velmont Redloon, Alerah Blacktyde, Dorran Blacktyde, Lord Reymand Orkwood, Harden Murphey, Haragard Murphey, Darla Vega, Gravven Drumm, Durren Stallhart, Lord Arrec Mallister, Elaena Mallister

In the Riverlands: Lord Edmyn Tully, Dayna Tully, Lord Petyr Blackwood, Lord Tytos Bracken, Lord Brandon Frey, Dacey Longbow, Jon the Harper, Jared Hunter, Woody Lincoln, Alynne Hollard, Ser Edrick, Leo York, Dante Karstark, Darreth Kailen, Ser Alphyn Frostborn, Jorid Wolfborne, Reymond Mormont, Gawayne Schaffrot, Ser Rickard Fowler, Garthon Breaker, Hjalgar Holgarsson, Rell Vessels, Christian Thomas, Normund Tavorch, Viveka Codd, Sylvi Codd, Deywn the Fiddler, Gavin the Tall, Hobb, Edric Rivers

In the Crownlands: King Aegon Targaryen, Balerion, Queen Rhaenys Targaryen, Meraxes, Queen Visenya Targaryen, Vhagar, Lord Regis Rosby, Simon Stokeworth, Ser Quenton Qoherys, Laevon Raelgaeron, Lord Daemon Velaryon, Lord Crispian Celtigar, Ser Iwan Bar Emmon, Ser Orys Baratheon, Ser Gordar Celtigar, Ser Rahaerys Velaryon, Ser Daghan Oxus, Archmaester Wulvren, Lord Damon Darklyn, Lord Jon Mooton, Amerei Mooton, Ellena Terys, Noelle Mield

In Castamere: Lady Mileena Reyne, Alanna Reyne, Tinnet Reyne, Lea Paladin

In the Rock: King Loren Lannister, Lucion Lannister, Lord Darren Reyne, Lord Quentyn Crakehall, Lord Stevron Marbrand, Sadie Wade, Gyles Gomblinger, Blane Banefort, Nilanne, Leonard Hill, Tythan Lannister, Sanyse Gomblinger, Edward Lancaster, Wylie, Rhogarn Snow, Two-Face, William Gering, Melanie Wade, Damion Lannister, Tyson Turnberry, Lord Bognard Swyft, Aklen Pentas

In Storm's End: King Argilac Durrandon, Princess Argella Durrandon, Ser Baron Schodek, Ser Landry Swann, Ser Dickon Morrigen, Ser Beric Storm, Bernard Buckler, Jonathan Errol, Warrick Fell, Maester Qoherys, Drent Golton, Emphryus Dresfel, Garen, Tariel, Torrence Bernile, Edonia Bernile

In the Stormlands: -

In the Eyrie: Queen Regent Sharra Arryn, King Ronnel Arryn, Prince Jonos Arryn, Helen Arryn, Rhonda Upcliff, Ryman Redfort, Myranda Moore, Meredith Moore

In the Vale of Arryn: Lord Orson Royce, Eudoxia Tournebulle

In Winterfell: King Torrhen Stark, Queen Lysa Stark, Prince Beren Stark, Princess Lyra Stark, Lord Brogar Karstark, Malina Karstark, Lord Roffe Umber, Ser Dag Umber, Jorn Mormont, Eon Dustin, Harrold Hornwood, Mace Crowl, Raenna Minsworth, Brandon Snow, Briar Catelins, Myles Cerwyn, Gared Snow

In the North: Lord Barroth Boleyn, Norren Snow, Arthries the Fierce, Lord Lionel Frostborn, Lady Elizabeth Frostborn, Evelyn Frostborn, Lucien Frostborn, Darko Mogfield, Jeffrey Snow, Lord Harald Degore, Aryana Tavner

In Sunspear: Princess Meria Martell, Prince Nymor Martell, Princess Deria Martell, Cira, Allaryn, Ysilla Sand, Elia Aspys, Sarina Manwoody, Landon Jordayne, Ser Lyonel Sand, Maester Cliff, Razek um Daar, Jenelyne, Allar, Myriah Watermont, Absidee of Lys, Theodan Allyrion

In Dorne: -

In Merman's Rest: Alys Boleyn, Edward Anturion, Alisa Karstark, Carvin Granver, Wilbur, Bear, Morgrem Dermont, Sargasso Saan, Gregor Harlaw, Aidan Storm, Warmond Manderly, Melvan Tiren, Jadith Linster, King Aeron Blacksails

Essos

In Lys: Abbas al-Yunkari, Bakr al-Astapori, Janae, Behara Keys, Harpy, Ryder Harrington

Deceased or Unknown: Lord Robert Raylan, Maester Eaton, Ser Ilhan Lagoon, Lord Trymon Brune, Halla Peddle, Cass, Robb, 'Butterfly', Lunett Kawl, Dairon, Alexander Botwerys, George, Septon Corbin, Dimitri the Wise, Himani Sand, Keira, Jarek, Jaylon Gordus, Martin Wilshere, Than, Rayden, Roman, Otis Shiff, The Burned Man, Terroma, Marak, Jarow, Urid Strad, Lyria Mettel, Harris Flowers, Alysanne Waters, Lenrianda, I'lian, Ser Rodrik Stone, Lord Clint Volmark, Federico Snow, Ando Pyre, Clayton Teryl, Hackor Nathamer, Ser Jax Montclair, Torvin Breaker, Baelor Bloodbane, Dan Ornon, Sherryl, Lucas Flowers, Lord Bryen Darklyn, Lord Grenn Mooton, Tedyn Bullister

Characters waiting to be introduced: Yoreen Flowers, Ribel Orkwood, Ai'sha al-Meereeni, Jeyne Redwyne, Carth Nerisial, Ozerog Pilaj, Worland Mormont, Arleigh Mormont, Dervon Mormont, Agar the Cold, Vii the Innocent, The Hawk, The Pig, The Rat, Jarcka Snow, Covarro Rednar, Kovaggo Rednar, Beopin, Ser Northland Uller, Hareld Pyke, Dariel Lagoon, Oberyn Lagoon, Jahaer Lagoon, Maester Coracinus, Hazar the Weak, Inquisitor Hadrax, Dagar Manwoody, Mogor Manwoody, Mariana Manwoody, Jors Manwoody, Osomor Deraka, Thomas Karland, Laryl Callace, Dagon Hake, Marcus Whitehead, Celestial Sunder, Ser Lachlan Keding, Semsi the Slicer, Nalia, Adian, Maldar the Quiver, Mirandra the Sweet, Sharako the Orphan Mother, Jorario the Beast, Timos the Hammer, Jaqiros Nestoris, Vhassah the Shield, Montoya the Duelist, Marie Redloon, Wildor Goodbrook, Joran Norridge, Lady Evelyne Blackwood, Walder Blackwood, Ethan Blackwood, Raymon Blackwood, Marian Blackwood, Ser Torvin Hale, Lyra Bracken, Sebastian Sand, Esso, Nymeros, Lupin Frostborn, Darrok Yronwood, Bartmer Tidewater, Aenar, Peter Bulwer, Lilly Evergreen, Ser Devan Lannister, Xha, Kabur Algashar, Dreck Rat, Laina Snow, Goranero Sanys, Darrok Krey, Reina Krey, Paxtan, Leonard Storm, Alice Stone, Flynn Herschrof, The Lynx, Adelayne Camberlyng, Asher Velaryon, Symond Brownwell, Salazar Redwind, Carac Thaon, Ryia Thaon, Girgar Son of Lagar, Kory Umber, Markus Treearms, The Heretic's Bane, Arryn Blackwell, Ryman, Daenos, Fawn Borrell, Leliana Fawnbare, Leon Fawnbare, Maxwell Wolfraven, Vivielia Sand, Vanis Rardein zo Narrn, Lady Lydia Oakheart, Edwin Oakheart, Alicia Oakheart, Kaya, Kieran Drox, James Carpenter, Aegorn Sarsfield, Rody Hunt, Lanard Tarly, Jaxar Rivers, Jaerelos Hartys, Ragnar, Harlik Blacktyde, Lord Lanard Reed, Nea Umber, Kari Umber, Runa Umber, Logyn Clist, Nicola Sand, Ser Arron Estermont, Elias, Thomas Khan, Elizabeth Khan, Melany Stratford, Naela Orlatis, Kitana, Wesley the Worried, Lord Waylar Manderly, Wyllem Manderly, Jane, Thane Rutherford, Irae Caleris, Naelys Qaranor, Lazaaros Fyllaar, Aren, Konrad Blacktyde, Darkshade, Bariq, Nain Anturion, Axell Farnham, Aeron Longstar, Ser Dalver Hammet, Blackclaw, Rose, Johannes Challender, Felix Storm, Gaige Bellwyck, Maurice Mad-Eye, Tyrion Rugen, Vyria Aspys, Doran Aspys, Aron Aspys, Ilia Sand, Hishi, Seresa Stassohr, Edric, Erwin, Gilbar Cale, Sophey, Juran, Drake Ironshield, Vitihho, Zevrion Greywolf, Gakharhi, Shanna, Hernan Gaythorn, Sai, Liam Lannister, Wyndroar, Remi Royce, Lucia, Cregan Stone, Yusuf Hillsider, Gerald Inchfield, Lord Ascar Bloodboar, The Fang, Lord Robert Tavner, Tym Flumble, Adrien Vega, Grulk, Masaewi Noor, Gross Mole, Valdis Ubel, Lord Donnel Selwyn, The Iron Viper, Anders Hill, Lord Felir Catsby, Efram Forrester, The Rabid Fox, Ser Birold Blurson, Ellaria Forrester, Lord Esbern Forrester, The Shadowcat, Lorrna Marrowbone, Chett Bolton, Rickard Bolton, Raymar Bolton, Jeyne, Patrek Bolton, Merris Bolton, Hayla Direstone, Bryce, Leeohn the Liar, Kusul, Ser Connor Higbee, Ira Lordslayer, Gunther Bladehand, Vogero Forios, Oknis, Jacob Da-Ibn-Lynch, Valydyn, Lyxor the Shadow, Pandora, Lanchang Whitecross, Aquilina Stone, The Swan, Ruban, Ghordon Khanos, Stephen Snow, Ames Howard, Luceus Floro, Nagan Taranyon, Garesso Foryl, Armand Vonliss, Dennis, The Gray Prince, Zixun, Bazaeya Braesendys, Aentihys, Varan Velaenor, Hemys Raelgaeron, Ser Vahaegor Caentaris, Clarent Mad, The Unknown One, Arstan Kalloway, Rowan Crios, Kathleen Drinozzi, Edyn Greenhill, Kaeth, Borcas son of Bodger, Bea, Daigon Allocen, Tzina, Stephas Naller, Grin, Olira Morrass, Lord Chrass Serry, Melvard Purcell, Aryl Purcell, Alwin Redwyne, Otho Wayland, Viera Coldwater, Cale Nullgard, Kalin Brud, Asdrubal Knippschild, Nina Solari, Soryan, Mariya Piper, Ser Russel Roxton, Tyler Prester, Lady Margo Serry, Vanesha Selwyn, Katherin, Waryn Rhoyne, Ser Powle Symond, Jarrod Estermont, Melissa Farman, Lucas Lolliston, Osborn Royce, Redmond Royce, Amelyn Menard, Balthazar Eldisari, Alessander Norcross, Reynard Florent, Ser Gerold Grimm, Lord Alester Allyrion, Lady Belandra Allyrion, Ashara Allyrion, Yandry Allyrion, Selwyn Vypren, Ser Benedar Bettley, Claudia Vance, Moriah Dayne, Marianne Estermont, Dustran Selwyn, Aatron, Roderick Ironsmith, Zhoe Ironsmith, Dana Darke, Garikha Pushul, Tybolt Rowan, Lawrence Steadmon, Kar Shun, Burcey, Arnold James, The Mask, Valeris Selwyn, Henry James, Joy, Markus Redwreck, Alanna Waterman, Ser Jeffory Bridges, Ser Edgar Grafton, Herman Hastwyck, Ser Edrick Norridge, Jon Bigglestone, Ryan James, Derik Selwyn, Visedar Solus, Eraenys Solus, Aena Solus, Mador Solus, Rhaella Larryl, Ser Logan Lydden, Ser Myke Meadows, Cedrik Dondarrion, Serena Swann, Ser Roland Caron, Jeyne Swann, Selyse Selwyn, Zobrie Qilony, Marilyn Melcolm, Ser Lucan Lynderly, Ser Bedwyr Belmore, Ser Drystan Templeton, Giselle Goodbrother, Farrah Farwynd, Lord Goren Goodbrother, Molha, Santal, Harrion Harlaw, Vinicus Flowers, Wimp, Audrey Crakehall, Serendine Myros, Matt Pole, Joe Pole, Lord Kyle Coldwater, Wendy Wyl, Ser Gerald Grandison, Serysha Nahatis, Gylbert, Heleri Hewett, Allicent Ladybright, Valaena Vaith, Ser Garibald Chester, Dunaver Flowers, Ser Alan Tarbeck, Lord Morgan Osgrey, Kyle Footly, Ser Addison Hill, Garris Oparo, Ser Kevan Westerling, Jodie Hill, Gill, Ser Raymun Horpe, Jasper Dayne, Joffrey Dayne, Miceh Sand, Trystem Dayne, Trystane Dayne, Lucifer, Adian Goldstreak, The Corvus, Gareth, Alfred Waynwood, Ser Garret Fowler, Haar, Farlo the Fat, Joselyn Shade, Torgold Tollet, Lya, Ser Malcolm Mertyns, Naidal Serry, Holgar the Red, Ser Martyn Haigh, Vania, Lysara Rogare, Marin Goldstreak, Maester Selvin, Emerson Tollet, Ser Owen Peake, Luke Glover, Guthor Glover, Henrik Glover, Eryka Glover, Gwyn Glover, Lord Karyl Banefort, Lyria of Saltpans, Ser Theon Toyne, Ser Sigfryd Saltcliffe, Roberta Vance, Lord Zeth Arryn, Ser Gilfer Lothston, Orys Maltheon

Are you interested in how the characters look? Check out these awesome drawings created by @foxbrg2 and @WildlingKing: http://imgur.com/a/dRQXF/all

That's it from me for now! If you want to join, don't be shy. I always look forward to hear from you. And remember, when you play the Game of Thrones, you win or you die...

Valar Morghulis!

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Comments

  • edited December 2014

    First, there are a few people I need to thank:

    @InKennyWeTrust and @Domingez, for writing the two best stories on this forum. You two got me hooked on the forum a few months ago and without your amazing stories I would never have written one myself.

    @TheKingOfWalkers, for being the first person who really made me consider writing my own Fanfiction

    @Gustav_Kenny and @Raging_Blades, for writing the first Game of Thrones fanfiction on this forum. While I don't know if mine will be as great as yours, you sure managed to inspire me

    And finally @You, for reading this and hopefully reading the story too

  • Can you say some careers that women aren't allowed to have? Would be useful for the occupation section.

    E.g. can they be Maesters? Soldiers? Blacksmiths?

  • edited December 2014

    This sounds really interesting... :0

    I'll create a character.

  • Oh, Liquid is doing a fanfic? About Game of Thrones? Well, sign me up!

    Now I just need to come up with a character, hehe. I'm really looking forward to this! :)

  • I assume women can do most things men can do, albeit it will be incredibly rare and looked down upon. Although, I believe women cannot be Maeseters. Soldiers? I don't think so. A blacksmith? Possibly.

    Flog61 posted: »

    Can you say some careers that women aren't allowed to have? Would be useful for the occupation section. E.g. can they be Maesters? Soldiers? Blacksmiths?

  • There're female soldiers in the tv show so I'll make one or two.

    Drbg posted: »

    I assume women can do most things men can do, albeit it will be incredibly rare and looked down upon. Although, I believe women cannot be Maeseters. Soldiers? I don't think so. A blacksmith? Possibly.

  • edited December 2014

    According to the books, women can't become Maesters and while I'm not exactly sure about soldiers, I would allow it. Every other job is available for women as well, even though they might be looked down upon by some men. The Dornish are an exception, since they treat woman as completely equal. Still, a clever woman like Cersei or Margaery can hold tremendous power

    Flog61 posted: »

    Can you say some careers that women aren't allowed to have? Would be useful for the occupation section. E.g. can they be Maesters? Soldiers? Blacksmiths?

  • Made three characters, more to come.

  • And I got two great characters from you! Thank you, I'll definitely be able to work with these.

    One question though: Is their last name Mattel or Mettel? With Lyria you wrote Mettel, with Rosalie you wrote Mattel

    Flog61 posted: »

    There're female soldiers in the tv show so I'll make one or two.

  • edited December 2014

    Sounds really promising! I've already come up with two characters, I'll submit them when I get a chance.

  • That was a lot of writing. I need to learn more about Game of Thrones lol.

  • it's Mettel, sorry!

    And you should have got three characters from me? Or I may have forgotten to say Drent was mine.

    And I got two great characters from you! Thank you, I'll definitely be able to work with these. One question though: Is their last name Mattel or Mettel? With Lyria you wrote Mettel, with Rosalie you wrote Mattel

  • Wait, Liquid's making a fanfiction?!

    And it's about Game of Thrones?!

    I have never needed something more in my life than I do now.

  • edited December 2014

    Is there any specific reason why they can't be maesters or just sexism? And if sexism, can they be maesters in Dorne?

    According to the books, women can't become Maesters and while I'm not exactly sure about soldiers, I would allow it. Every other j

  • Maesters are taught in Oldtown(which is in the Reach), so there would be no female Maesters specifically for Dorne.
    This Article should help you Maesters

    Flog61 posted: »

    Is there any specific reason why they can't be maesters or just sexism? And if sexism, can they be maesters in Dorne?

  • No real reason has ever been stated, so I assume it is sexism. And since the Maesters train at the Citadel in Oldtown/Reach, not even the dornish women can become Maester. However, one female dornish character from the books allegedly disguised herself as male and now trains at the Citadel, so if you want to create a female Maester it could be a girl who successfully disguised herself for a few years.

    By the way, I received Drent too and like him very much :)

    Flog61 posted: »

    Is there any specific reason why they can't be maesters or just sexism? And if sexism, can they be maesters in Dorne?

  • edited December 2014

    FYI I am determined to have near equal representation of women, so for almost all male characters I shall make a female one if necessary.

    I won't if it equalises naturally obviously, but so far it's 7 men and 2 women and both women were written by me.

    To those who disagree with this or think I'm crazy for it, you're entitled to your opinion but:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AdAce79530I

    Empowerment yo. Don't want a discussion, just letting you know that yeah, this is happening.

  • I'll do my part lol.

    Flog61 posted: »

    FYI I am determined to have near equal representation of women, so for almost all male characters I shall make a female one if nec

  • Ah, thank you for the explanation.

    And thanks about Drent! I realised after submission that gay marriage almost certainly isn't a thing in GoT and yet Drent had a fiance, but you can just make him a long term boyfriend.

    No real reason has ever been stated, so I assume it is sexism. And since the Maesters train at the Citadel in Oldtown/Reach, not e

  • Do as you want, I have no problem with that :) In fact I'm looking forward for more great characters.

    By the way, I could also use one or two characters from Essos. Without wanting to push anyone into anything :D

    Flog61 posted: »

    FYI I am determined to have near equal representation of women, so for almost all male characters I shall make a female one if nec

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    Drbg posted: »

    I'll do my part lol.

  • edited December 2014

    Oh don't worry about that, I'm going to be pushing racial diversity as much as sexual.

    Expect a lot of characters in the next couple of hours ^^

    Do as you want, I have no problem with that In fact I'm looking forward for more great characters. By the way, I could also use one or two characters from Essos. Without wanting to push anyone into anything

  • Can i join? ;P

  • Of course you can :D

    supersagig posted: »

    Can i join? ;P

  • Are there any transexuals/transgendered people in Game of Thrones?

  • Is there something special for a character like a job/location you need or something like that?

    Of course you can

  • I'm afraid not, sorry...

    Flog61 posted: »

    Are there any transexuals/transgendered people in Game of Thrones?

  • edited December 2014

    Just a suggestion, but maybe you might want to hold off a bit on your equality spree, since this hasn't really been up long enough to judge if it's going to stay like this.

    Flog61 posted: »

    FYI I am determined to have near equal representation of women, so for almost all male characters I shall make a female one if nec

  • But..hmm.

    Even if there aren't ones currently in the story told, there's literally no reason why they wouldn't exist.

    Would it be okay if I wrote one?

    I'm afraid not, sorry...

  • InGen_Nate_KennyInGen_Nate_Kenny Moderator
    edited December 2014

    Flog.....it's a world where swords are still used for combat.....horses are the main of transportation...

    Flog61 posted: »

    But..hmm. Even if there aren't ones currently in the story told, there's literally no reason why they wouldn't exist. Would it be okay if I wrote one?

  • You are completely free to submit any character you want. Since the main location of Book 1 will be in the Reach, with the Riverlands as a confirmed secondary location I will probably have problems to introduce some job/location combinations, like a farmer from the Vale of Arryn or a common fisherman in Slaver's Bay. But feel free to submit any character you like. If you are not sure about a character, leave your name at the end of the form and I will contact you if there is a problem

    supersagig posted: »

    Is there something special for a character like a job/location you need or something like that?

  • edited December 2014

    From my past experience all forum written stuff has had about 75% males in it probably because lots of them fall into a common pitfall of writing: they self insert. Which is understandable but not ideal.

    Even if the story ends up having more women than men because the women writers for some reason come later....would that be that much of an issue?

    One fanfiction with more women than men wouldn't be the end of the world as we know it.

    Just a suggestion, but maybe you might want to hold off a bit on your equality spree, since this hasn't really been up long enough to judge if it's going to stay like this.

  • edited December 2014

    Right, but in the books people are perfectly fine with Brienne of Tarth picking up a sword and fighting alongside men.

    The only difference would be for a character to ask people to call them 'him' not 'her'. That's literally all that's needed.

    Transgendered people have been around for thousands of years on Earth. The Greek god, Dionysus, is transgendered for example. There's also a transgendered version of Aphrodite known as Aphroditus. Eunuchs were regarded as female despite being biologically male. Transexuals haven't been recently 'invented' like cars and electric toothbrushes.

    Many north american tribes also had transgendered roles in their societies before any western contact at all.

    Flog.....it's a world where swords are still used for combat.....horses are the main of transportation...

  • Idk, my mindset was just that it's a lot of characters for one person to have submitted. I really could care less whether it has more men or women.

    Not really my place to say anything though, so sorry.

    Flog61 posted: »

    From my past experience all forum written stuff has had about 75% males in it probably because lots of them fall into a common pit

  • Haha well he's said my characters are good and I really enjoy writing them, so I don't see the harm in it :P

    Idk, my mindset was just that it's a lot of characters for one person to have submitted. I really could care less whether it has more men or women. Not really my place to say anything though, so sorry.

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    I guess theoretically it is possible to create a character who identifies as the other gender, but this will be a rarity in the world of Westeros, since Transgender people aren't even mentioned in the books. I guess like homosexuality this is generally frowned upon by the public in Westeros. If you want to create a transgender character, I would advice to create a character from Essos. These people seem to be a bit more open-minded when it comes to people not behaving like it would be expected from their gender.

    Flog61 posted: »

    Right, but in the books people are perfectly fine with Brienne of Tarth picking up a sword and fighting alongside men. The only

  • I look forward to learning about them then :)

    Flog61 posted: »

    Haha well he's said my characters are good and I really enjoy writing them, so I don't see the harm in it :P

  • Flog.....it's a world where swords are still used for combat.....horses are the main of transportation...

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    I sent in a character. I really don't know Game of Thrones that well so it may be inaccurate. You're going to do a great job, I know it!

  • Obviously it's a rarity. I'm sure women named 'Lyria' are a rarity, that doesn't mean we can't write someone named Lyria.

    I was going to make the character be from Dorne.

    I guess theoretically it is possible to create a character who identifies as the other gender, but this will be a rarity in the wo

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