Seven families struggle for domination over the fabled territory of Westeros. The major clans are the Lannister, Stark and Baratheon families. The King of Westeros, Robert Baratheon, invites his comrade Eddard Stark to assist as his primary advisor. Eddard, speculating that the former advisor had been slain, assumes the task, for the soul reason of investigating who had given orders for the murder. The Lannisters are the Queen’s family and they are also devising a sinister scheme for power. Beyond the seas, the last living clan members of the formerly toppled governing family, the Targaryens, are also scheming. The battle between these families and others, such as the Tullys, Tyrells, Greyjoys, Arryns, and the Tyrells, leads to combat. While these families are at war, there is an evil awakening. The Night’s Watch, a band of brothers, is the only protection that stands between mortals and the creatures from beyond.