Episode 5: The Wolf and The Lion

“Honor?! I’ve got Seven Kingdoms to rule! One King, Seven Kingdoms. Do you think honor keeps them in line? Do you think it’s honor that’s keeping the peace? It’s fear! Fear and blood!”
– Robert Baratheon

And upheavals there have been! In episode 5 The Wolf and the Lion tensions between the Starks and Lannisters boil over, alliances are forged and broken, and blood flows. Varys, the King’s Master of Whispers, makes his first appearance on the Leaderboard and rockets to the top tying with Jorah Mormont for first place. We also received an introduction to the sellsword Bronn. Both Ned and Daenerys fall a few places, but I wouldn’t count either as down and out just yet.

See below for Leaderboard, full summary of points, and our House Teams scores.
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Leaderboard

Character

Episode 1 Episode 2 Episode 3 Episode 4 Episode 5

Total

Varys

9 9

Jorah Mormont

3 3 3 9

Jaime Lannister

1 6 7
Eddard “Ned” Stark 7 1 3 -4

7

Illyrio Mopatis 3 3

6

Daenerys Targaryen

6 3 -3 6

Arya Stark

6 6

Catelyn Stark

0 3 1 1 5

Sandor Clegane

1 3 4
Rodrik Cassel 4

4

Bronn 4

4

Jon Snow 3

3

White Walkers 3

3

Petyr Baelish

3 3

Samwell Tarly

3 3

Pyp

3

3

Grenn 3

3

Rast 3

3

Tyrion Lannister -1 3

2

Cersei Lannister 2

2

Loras Tyrell

1 1

Lysa Arryn

1 1

Bran Stark

-1 1 1 1
Khal Drogo 3 -3

0

Viserys Targaryen 6 -3 -3

0

Robert Baratheon 0

0

Gregor Clegane

1 -3

-2

Joffrey Baratheon -3

-3

Jory Cassel -5

-5

Summary

In King’s Landing the Tournament in Honor of the Hand of the King continues. Ned learns of Ser Hugh’s death and suspects foul play, asking Kingsguard member Ser Barristan who determines the challengers in the Tourney. Later Ser Gregor “The Mountain” Clegane continues to defend his brutal reputation after suffering a humiliating loss at the hands of Ser Loras Tyrell the Knight of Flowers. Enraged Gregor attacks Ser Loras, but his brother, Sandor “The Hound,” intervenes saving Loras’ life before the King could put a stop to the fighting.
Sandor “The Hound” Clegane receives 3 Victory points for saving Ser Loras.
Gregor “The Mountain” Clegane receives -3 Defeat points.
Loras Tyrell earns 1 Survival Point.

Catelyn and Ser Rodrik still hold Tyrion  prisoner and intend to take him the The Eyrie, the seat of House Arryn and home to her sister, Lysa. But The Vale proves treacherous to travel and they are soon attacked by the Mountain clans. Ser Rodrik and the sellsword Bronn both fight back against their attackers. Catelyn frees Tyrion from his binds and is thankful for it when he kills a clansman intent on attacking her.
Tyrion Lannister earns 3 Victory points for the battle and 1 Morghulis point for killing in battle.
Rodrick Cassel earns 3 Victory and 1 Morghulis point for killing in battle.
Bronn earns 3 Victory points and 1 Morghulis point for killing in battle.
Catelyn Stark receives 1 Survival point for making it through the battle with the mountain clan unscathed.

However, Tyrion’s freedom is short lived. Upon arriving at the Eyrie Lysa Arryn accuses Tyrion in having a hand in her husband, Jon Arryn’s death. She has him imprisoned in the dreaded sky cells while her young and overly attached son, Robin, calls for his death. Tyrion Lannister receives -1 Capture points for his imprisonment.
Lysa Arryn receives 1 Capture point for remanding Tyrion to the sky cells.

Back in King’s Landing Varys, the Master of Whispers sometimes called The Spider, approaches Ned offering to help him. He confirms that Jon Arryn was indeed killed and for one simple reason, “He started asking questions.” The spider weaves a complicated web though. Arya later overhears Varys as he meets with Magister Illyrio, last seen in episode 1 after arranging Daenerys and Drogo’s marriage. The two discuss the current political climate in Westeros and the best time for a Targaryen invasion.
Varys receives 6 Alliance points for helping Ned and his secret dealings with Illyrio.
Eddard “Ned” Stark receives 3 Alliance points for accepting Varys’ help.
Illyrio Mopatis receives 3 Alliance points for his partnership with Varys.

Meanwhile Ned is approached by Yoren, a Brother of Night’s Watch that had been traveling with Tyrion. He tells Ned that Cat had taken the Queen’s brother prisoner. Before Ned can react he’s called to a meeting of the Small Council. Robert has learned that Daenery is pregnant with Khal Drogo’s child and wants her assassinated immediately as well as Viserys. Varys reveals the information comes from Jorah Mormont hoping to gain a pardon. Disgusted with the thought of murdering a woman and unborn child at the words of a traitor, Ned resigns as Hand of the King.
Varys earns 3 Alliance points for his arrangement with Jorah.
Jorah Mormont earns 3 Alliance points for spying on the Targaryens.
Daenerys Targaryen receives -3 Betrayal points for Jorah’s deception.
Viserys Targaryen receives -3 Betrayal points for Jorah’s deception.
Khal Drogo receives -3 Betrayal points for Jorah’s deception.
Eddard “Ned” Stark receives – 3 Fall From Power points for resigning his position as Hand.

Before he leaves the city Littlefinger takes Ned to one of his brothels and produces another of Robert’s bastards, an infant daughter named Barra. Outside the brothel Ned is stopped by Ser Jaime and several Lannister guards. News of Tyrion’s capture has reached his brother, and Jaime is none too pleased. He and his men attack Ned and his guard. Jaime kills Ned’s most trusted man, Jory Cassel and wins the fight when Ned is injured, much to Jamie’s frustration, by a Lannister guard. He leaves Ned bleeding in the streets declaring that he wants his brother back.
Jaime Lannister earns 3 Victory points for defeating Ned and  3 Morghulis points for killing Jory.
Eddard “Ned” Stark recieves-3 Defeat points  and -1 Wounded points for the injury to his leg.
Jory Cassel receives -5 Death points for being killed by Jaime

House Teams

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