The Game of Thrones: An Invitation to Westeros Video has premiered. The video shows the writers of series – David Benioff and D.B. Weiss and author George R. R. Martin – discussing Westeros, the setting for HBO‘s Game of Thrones and the various topographies of the seven lands within its realm. Westeros is
roughly equivalent in area to South America. However, there is a large amount of land to the far north that remains unmapped, due to the extremely cold temperatures and hostile inhabitants known as wildlings. The northern lands of Westeros are less densely populated than the south despite its roughly equivalent size. Westeros was originally divided into several independent kingdoms before the consolidation of the War of Conquest. After this war the different regions were united under the rule of House Targaryen in what is known as the Seven Kingdoms, but every region is under control of one of the major houses. Two regions were never an independent kingdom: The Riverlands and the Crownlands, hence the Seven Kingdoms consists of nine regions.
Westeros is at the mercy of erratic seasons that may last for many years, but whose duration is unpredictable.
The seven regions include The North, The Iron Lands, The Riverlands, The Vale of Arryn, The Westerlands, The Reach, The Stormlands, Dorne, and Crownlands. Regarding Game of Thrones, we previously posted: Game of Thrones: TV Show Teaser Trailers, Inside Game of Thrones Featurette, and Game of Thrones: Emilia Clarke, Rory McCann, Sophie Turner Photos. The highlights of the An Invitation To Westeros video are all the new scenes and images the viewer is treated to from Game of Thrones. Watch the Game of Thrones: An Invitation to Westeros video below and leave your thoughts on it. Game of Thrones premieres on April 17, 2011 on HBO.