‘Game of Thrones’ Series Finale: A Winner is Declared in Westeros

Donna Dickens
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WARNING: FULL SPOILERS FOR THE SERIES FINALE EPISODE OF GAME OF THRONES, “THE IRON THRONE,” FOLLOW.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE BY RAVENS ACROSS THE LAND…

After years of fighting in a series of bloody wars, Westeros is again at peace. By the decree of the Lords of the Seven Kingdoms, Lord Bran Stark is hereby elevated to King Bran the Broken, First of His Name, King of the Andals and the First Men, and the True Ruler of the Six Kingdoms.

By the order of King Bran Stark I, all the lands of the North are ceded to Sansa Stark, hereby known as the Queen In The North. For their bravery fighting in the front lines against both the living and the dead, the men and women of the North have earned their freedom and will never again bend the knee to a Southron monarch.

Agreed upon by the remaining Lords of the Six Kingdoms — Lord Tyrion Lannister of Casterly Rock, Lord Samwell Tarly of House Horn Hill, Queen Yara Greyjoy of the Iron Islands, the new Prince of Dorne, Lord Gendry Baratheon of Storm’s End, Lord Edmure Tully of Riverrun, Lord Robin Arryn of The Eyrie, Ser Brienne of Tarth, Ser Davos of Seaworthy, Lady Sansa Stark of Winterfell, and sundry other less houses — the ruler of the Iron Throne will no longer be determined by birthright. Instead, when each monarch receives the Stranger, a new monarch will be chosen by the Lords of the Six Kingdoms.

King Bran the Broken’s first diplomatic conference was a stunning success. The King has brokered peace with the remainder of the invaders who sacked King’s Landing under the order of Daenerys Targaryen. With the Dragon Queen killed at the hands of Jon Snow, the former King In The North, justice was necessary. In return for leaving the lands of the Six Kingdoms, the Unsullied and the Dothraki demanded the life of Jon Snow. However, King Bran made them see the sense of mercy. Jon Snow will, therefore, be banished to The Wall, a king no longer.

As winter abates, King Bran the Broken promises a quick and smooth transition. His first priority will be to the welfare of the people. Plans are already underway to restore and improve King’s Landing, including an update to the sewer systems. Jobs will be in plentiful supply both in construction of buildings and as the kingdom rebuilds its fleet of ships.

King Bran the Broken was chosen to lead the people of the Seven Kingdoms due to his unique circumstances. Falling from a vast height as a child, King Bran was not expected to live. When he survived the odds but learned he would never walk again, King Bran the Broken was undaunted. Using his keen intellect, the king created a series of locomotion devices, be they a horse saddle, a sling for his giant to carry him in, or a wheeled chair, King Bran was determined to see the world. It was this sense of adventure that led him to escape capture during the War of the Five Kings, fleeing beyond The Wall to explore the mysteries of the Children of the Forest. Stoic in nature, King Bran Stark I has vast historical knowledge, which coupled with his strategic mind, merciful version of justice, and literal ability to see the future makes for a strong monarch and a strong Realm.

Long live King Bran!

Donna Dickens
Donna has been covering genre entertainment for nearly a decade. She is a mom, a wife, a Slytherin, a Magical Girl, a Rebel, and a fan of House Tyrell.
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