There are so many things happening within the last hundred or so pages of the Game of Thrones that I could scarcely comment on them all in this post. First and foremost King Robert is no more, he perished at the hands, well tusk, of a wild boar. In his final moments he named Lord Eddard Protector of the Realm and earnestly demanded Eddard to protect his son. Little did he know that Joffrey was not his true son, and that in fact Joffrey is the son of Queen Cersei and Jaime Lannister the Kingslayer. Ned vowed to protect the Realm and secretly protect King Robert's true born children, whom Robert had not been in any sort of contact with. The day after Robert's perilous death, Joffrey seized the thrown with Queen Cersei in tow. Queen Cersei kidnapped Sansa, and attempted to wrangle Arya as well. Ned is taken prisoner. Winterfell and the River Lords are calling their bannerman and arming themselves preparing of a war. The looming winter gives me a cause for alarm; I wonder what will happen to Robb and the Stark's once the Lannister's and the army they are wielding reach them. The tension is reaching a boiling a point between Queen Cersei and her late husbands guards. Time will only tell what will come of the various captured lords and their families.