Political map of Game of Thrones 0 ?? 110 (Fire and Blood): When King Robert Baratheon died, Ned_Stark, the Hand of the King and Warden of the North, refused to recognize Prince Joffrey (Joffrey Baratheon)—who Ned had discovered to be a bastard—as the rightful heir. Joffrey assumed the Iron Throne (Iron Throne (A Song of Ice and Fire)) anyway and had Ned executed, leading to a four-way civil war in which Robert’s brothers Stannis (Stannis Baratheon) and Renly (Renly Baratheon) both claimed the throne and Ned’s son Robb (Robb Stark) led a rebellion in the North. Meanwhile in the Dothraki lands to the east (Essos), Daenerys Targaryen, daughter of the “Mad” King Aerys—who Robert had deposed—and widow of the Dothraki Khal Drogo, managed to hatch three dragons.