Young Robert Baratheon, Lord of Storm's End, is a man set on justice. His one true love and betrothed, Lyanna Stark, has been kidnapped by the Prince of Dragonstone and heir to the Iron Throne, Rhaegar Targaryen. When Lyanna's father and brother came to ask King Aerys II - the Mad King - to get Rhaegar to bring Lyanna back, he responded by burning her father alive while his son watched. This has prompted Robert Baratheon and his childhood friend, Eddard Stark, to revolt against the Mad King and his son. Jon Arryn and the Vale have joined this rebellion, and Robert and his allies must now fight against all odds, and against dynasty that has lasted for centuries. This is the end of the reign of the dragon, and the beginning of the reign of the stag.