Blood of Dragons

The 'A Song of Ice and Fire' MUSH


2.2.1. What is the focus of the game?

The focus of Blood of Dragons MUSH is largely determined by the physical locations available for play and the range of characters available for play.

Both of the permanently open areas—King’s Landing and Sunspear—are centered around courts. The court of the Targaryen kings in King’s Landing and the court of the Martell princes in Sunspear. At the moment, both courts are lead by relatively weak and not terribly popular leaders. King Baelor is known for his extreme piety and many are concerned about how he will lead the realm. Prince Marence, due to his actions during the Dornish Conquest, is seen as weak, indecisive leader.

The available characters are members of those noble houses that we have made family trees for. This means that most characters are noble, ranging from the most minor nobles to the greatest nobles of the realm. There is also some room for characters attached to noble households in various capacities, but virtually all players currently on the game are playing some kind of noble.

Because of the size of MUSHes in this day and age we have decided against trying to portray all aspects and all strata of Westerosi society. Instead, virtually all roleplay centers on the social and political interactions at either court. The city of King’s Landing and the shadow city in Sunspear exist as backdrops for roleplay and we also build additional areas for plots, but by and large characters interact primarily with other nobles.