Honorable lords of Westeros,
The wolf has been silent in these icy lands, slowly pondering the changing times we face. While we may be isolated in the north, the ravens tell us of your powers spreading through the land, keeping us all too busy while the wildlings knock at our doors! It might have been not much more than a gentle knock this time, but the next…
Lord Greyjoy, I will ask you once: Back away from the Bay of Ice. Back away and keep your ships, or we will sink them down. You have proven yourself to be unreasonable, but now is your chance to show that doesn’t mean you are not smart. The lion is keeping its forces strong but cohesive, and it is showing every intention of striking you from the South. Your siege engines will prove worthless when that happens. So you have two choices: you can have those ships, and use them to support your units when the lion pounces, or you can find yourself between the hammer and the anvil, fighting battles at two fronts. And make no mistake, you have won a battle, and might even win another one, but the winter is long and drawn-out. These flares of victory mean nothing if you can’t keep the flame burning throughout the entire war, and you should know very well that we are very ready to slowly drag this to victory. Back away and leave our shores be. You can probably use those ships to reinforce the Sunset Sea as well - the Lion fleet is growing, and the only way out is through your seas. Are you sure you want to leave it unsupported?
Lannisters, your forces are mighty and you are clearly ready to crush the tentacled menace. The bountiful lands of Seagard are ripe for the picking, and I will support you - IF the Greyjoy don’t move their fleets away from the Bay of Ice. If you let the Squid grow strong, it might come for Riverrun next. But if you take Seagard, that should make your expansion southward that much easier.
Martell (cc Baratheon), your offer is intriguing and we are pleased in knowing you also think of us as a potential ally. However, we have lost our Western seas, which are our priority, and the Baratheons have been respectful of our truce over the Eastern waters - for now. So the timing now is unfavorable for us to meddle in these affairs. We must choose our windmills, as they say. We will respect our diplomatic alliance with the Stag, as long as they reciprocate. But know that you will have a friend and an ally in the North in case they make the unwise choice to break that.
Tyrell… how’s the weather down there? pretty good? Any plans for the festivities? Yeah… not much to talk about, have we? Hope the Queen of Thorns in good health. I guess the only thing I have to say to you is that you probably want the Lion to keep its attention to its North, so if you want to join the party and have some Calamari, be our guest!
Yours and watchful,
Winterfell: Ship to the shivering sea, Ship to Winterfell Port
White Harbor: Footman
Moat Cailin: none, muster point lost (sad trombone)
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hope I did everything right.
who’s next? I’m not sure…