A Game of Thrones • A Song of Ice and Fire NWN2 Persistent World • Low Magic Role Play

The Reach

World of Westeros - Geography
Friday, 18 July 2008 22:05

The Reach is a beautiful region of lush fields and vibrant flower gardens. Its boundaries stretch from the Blackwater Rush in the north to Oldtown in the south, and from the Dornish Marches in the east to the shores of the Sunset Sea. These lands are the heart of chivalric tradition in the Seven Kingdoms - Knights, tourneys, and romance overflow the cups of the people of the Reach - and many of the greatest knights come from the House of Tyrell, or their bannerhouses. The fields of golden roses near Highgarden and their elaborate traditions hide a proud and vain people, however, and the ruling house of Tyrell is one of the most ruthless and conniving of all that play the game of thrones.

It was not always this way. The Tyrells were once only stewards of the royal house of the Reach, the Gardeners. When the Gardeners were destroyed on the Field of Fire, Aegon the Conqueror raised the Tyrells to supremacy ... but some say the Florents or the Hightowers would have had a better claim. Bannermen of the Tyrells frequently fight with the Dornishmen of the south. The borderlands between the two regions, called the Dornish Marches, are populated on the north side by marcher lords loyal to the Tyrells.

The most prominent city in the Reach is Oldtown. It is the oldest city in Westeros, home to The Citadel and the previous seat of the Faith of the Seven. Bastards born in the Reach are given the surname Flowers.

The Tyrells were no more than stewards until Aegon the Dragon came along and cooked the rightful King of the Reach on the Field of Fire.

— Lady Olenna Tyrell

Great House


Minor Houses

Ashford, Beesbury, Caswell, Costayne, Crane, Florent, Fossoway*, Hewett, Hightower, Inchfield, Mullendore, Oakheart, Peake, Redwyne, Rowan, Serry, Tarly, Wythers

Regional Benefits

All characters from the Reach gain the following benefits:

  • Favoured Skill: Ride
  • +2 bonus to Knowledge: Nobility and Knowledge: Warfare. Those in the Reach grow up surrounded by nobility and chivalric tradition. Boys grow up wanting to be knights and girls grow up wanting to marry them.
  • +2 bonus on all Reflex Saves made while mounted. Most men and woman are familiar with horses, and keep their heads even when a mount is spooked or startled.

Characters from the Reach have the option of choosing from the following Feats as one of their Background Feats: Able Body, Blood of the Andals, Gold Breeder, Keen Mind, Pious, or Silver Tongue.

Last Updated on Thursday, 28 August 2008 14:33