With the death of Mad King Aerys and the ousting of the Targaryens, a new House became the sovereigns of the Seven Kingdoms.
Robert Baratheon ascended the Iron Throne in King’s Landing and became the new king, while his brothers held the citadels of Dragonstone and Storm’s End in his name. At the beginning of A Song of Ice and Fire, the power of House Baratheon is beginning to slip away as House Lannister and others plot behind the scenes.
In general, the Baratheons try to subdue, avoid, and appease threats, using kneeling tactics instead of killing or harming their subjects.
At the heart of it, House Baratheon exists in a position of privilege and entitlement (which makes them good at winning dominance), and they want things to stay the way they are. There is a little bit of a reverse-landslide mentality guiding this faction – House Baratheon is trying to prevent everything they’ve gained from falling apart.
Kneel, Intimidate, Dominance, Passive Power, Control
The Friendly Council is a deckbuilding series for A Game of Thrones: The Card Game (Second Edition). This is a new Friendly Open project, aimed at helping beginner and intermediate-level players build their own decks.
- Baratheon / Brotherhood Without Banners by Jiří Drábek
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- Baratheon / Knigts of the Hollow Hill (321) by Miha Vrbanec
Miha is considered to be one of the most creative deck builders and players in the scene. Miha plays a huge variety of decks, and tries to pull off crazy things like this: Tycho Nestoris feat Odrl.
- Baratheon / House with the Red Door by Odrl and The Friendly Council