We've got our first new item for Game of Thrones Aisle!Cersei Lannister: You should have taken the realm for yourself. Jaime told me about the day King's Landing fell. He was sitting on the Iron Throne and you made him give it up. All you needed to do was climb those steps yourself. Such a sad mistake.
Eddard Stark: I've made many mistakes in my life, but that wasn't one of them.
Cersei Lannister: Oh but it was. When you play the game of thrones you win, or you die. There is no middle ground.EDDARD STARKPL:
8 (99 pts) - OPL:
8 ; DPL:
STRENGTH 2, STAMINA 3, AGILITY 1, DEXTERITY 3, FIGHTING 9, INTELLECT 1, AWARENESS 3, PRESENCE 4 SKILLS:
Athletics 3 (+5), Deception (+4), Expertise [Lordship] 6 (+7), Expertise [Tactics] 9 (+10), Insight 2 (+5), Intimidation (+4), Investigation 4 (+5), Perception 2 (+5), Persuasion 2 (+6) [Connected
], Ranged Combat [Bow] 4 (+7), Stealth 3 (+4), Vehicles 3 (+6) ADVANTAGES:
Benefit (5) (Status – Lord of Winterfell, Lord of the North Resources, Hand of the King), Connected, Defensive Attack, Defensive Roll (1), Equipment (1), Improved Initiative (1), Inspire (1), Leadership, Takedown (1), Tracking, Weapon Break POWERS:NONE EQUIPMENT:(5ep)Leather Armor:
Protection 1; 1epIce:
Slashing Strength-Based Damage 4, Critical 19-20, Flaw: Inaccurate with one hand, Medium; 4ep OFFENSE:
Close Attack +9 [Unarmed +2; Ice +6, Critical 19-20]
Ranged Attack +3
Bow +7 DEFENSES:
Dodge +8 [DC18] Parry +9 [DC19]
Toughness +5, Fortitude +6, Will +6 COMPLICATIONS:Enemy:
Ned Stark is a good man, fair ruler, good father and husband and really about the only honorable man in King's LandingMotivation:
Protecting his family and finding out what happened to John ArrynNaïve:
Despite being well versed in ruling and warfare, he is not even close to prepared for the politics and treacherous nature of King's LandingRelationships:
He truly loves his wife and children, even Jon Snow and he sees Robert Baratheon as his brotherResponsibility:
To fulfill his duties as Right Hand of the King, to his family, to his people in WinterfellSecret:
Jon Snow's mother Abilities 52 + Skills 19 (38 ranks) + Advantages 15 + Powers 0 + Defenses 13 = 99 / 99Comments:
I love the Game of Thrones series on HBO. Love it, love it, love it. I actually kept the last episode of the first season on my DVR for 4 months and avoided as many spoilers as a I could JUST because I didn’t want it to end. And now that Season Two is winding to a close (as of this posting, I am still behind and have 3 more episodes to watch so NO SPOILERS PAST THE SEVENTH EPISODE OF THIS SEASON, PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE!!!) and my love affair continues, I felt it time to start on builds from the show. Bear in mind that I have not read the books and realize the show is only mostly faithful and I’m sure I am missing things that could be added/taken away.
For those not aware of the show or the books, here is the link to the Wiki that obviously does a far better job of explaining the plot that I can. http://awoiaf.westeros.org/index.php/Main_Page
But if you don’t want to read that much, here is a summary to this point (without spoilers, I hope).
The Iron Throne in King’s Landing is for the high king of the continent of Westeros where there are Seven Kingdoms (although other kingdoms/lands seem to be popping up all the time). Aerys Targaryen was king and then he went crazy and one of his acts was kidnapping Lyssa Stark, Eddard Stark’s sister and Robert Baratheon’s betrothed. Ned’s (Eddard) brother went to take her back, got captured, their dad went to negotiate his release and The Mad King killed them both. Ned and Robert, who have been close friends since childhood, along with some other high families went to war with the Targaryens. Tywin Lannister, who was truly the most powerful man in Westeros due to his wealth, influence and…well, viciousness, was the Hand of the King but betrayed The Mad King and his son, Jaime, killed Aerys before he could issue the order to burn the whole city. Robert took the throne and married Tywin’s daughter Cersei, Ned became Warden of the North and things went along OK for a while until recently when John Arryn, Robert’s friend and longtime Hand of the King after Tywin left, died. And that’s where the show picks up.
Robert recruits Ned and they agreed to have Robert’s son Joffrey marry Ned’s daughter Sansa to unite their houses. Robert brings, Joffrey, Cersei, Jaime and their younger brother, the dwarf Tyrion Lannister, also known as The Imp, with them to Ned’s keep Winterfell, to seal the deal. While there, Ned’s son Bran sees Cersei and Jaime getting it on and that sets off a series of events that lead to a simmering feud between the Lannisters and the Starks which finally boils over after Robert’s untimely death (and that is NOT a spoiler, if you think he’s going to last long after seeing him all fat and bloated and pretty much saying he is drinking and whoring himself to an early death, you need to have your eyes checked) where several people stake claim to the throne and The War of The Five Kings erupts which is where the show is at now it’s second season.
The thing I love about the show is that it is more like a medieval Sopranos than Dungeons and Dragons. Some true fantasy elements show up from time to time but for the most part, the show focuses on the lying, backstabbing, political posturing and flat out viciousness of most of the key players more so than swordplay and battle scenes. Seemingly main characters drop like flies which adds a ton of “must see” to the show because you’re wondering if the ones you like are going to make it. And then they add new characters that are just as compelling as the ones that are gone, which is hard to do, but they seem to keep pulling it off. I just love it and I am getting sad that this season is ending, but look forward to the next one.
So now on to the builds. I am starting with the catalyst character for the series, IMHO, Eddard Stark. I was really glad Sean Bean got to play Ned Stark. He generally seems to get heel roles, but he finally got to play the LONE good man in the main case this go around. Ned ends up at King’s Landing as the Hand of the King for his good friend Robert Baratheon and finds himself in a den of vipers he is not even close to prepared for. Lord Baelish and others try to warn him, but his sense of honor gets the best of him and he ends up opening a can of worms that ends his career prematurely.
It ends up that his friendship with Robert was pretty much the only thing holding the kingdoms together because once that is out of the picture, the massive War of the Five Kings erupts and things get thrown into chaos. As a build, he’s right in Jaime Lannister’s class as a swordsman and is a great leader of men. It's been said he cut down a dozen knights on his own, so you know he's damn good with the sword. Granted he made some enemies along the way, but by and large, everyone across the Seven Kingdoms swears to what a good man he is but that ends up being his downfall.