Political map of Game of Thrones   100 (Winter is Coming): Roughly seventeen years after Robert’s Rebellion overthrew “Mad” King Aerys Targaryen and Robert Baratheon became king of the Seven Kingdoms of Westeros, Robert requested Ned Stark, his old friend and Warden of the North, to come to the capital of King’s Landing to become Hand of the King (chief adviser). Ned agreed, despite rumors of the return of the mythological White Walkers to the wild lands north of the Wall.