Game of Thrones: Episode 2 Ė The Lost Lords
wastes absolutely no time reintroducing you to the unenviable plight of House Forrester of Ironrath. With their army completely destroyed at the Twins at the beginning of Iron From Ice
, they were already vulnerable. Whatís worse, the treacherous House Bolton (and the opportunistic lickspittles of rival House Whitehill) have taken young Ryon Forrester hostage and stationed a host of Whitehill soldiers in Ironrath. Regardless of your actions at the end of Episode 1
, young Lord Ethan Forrester was brutally murdered by Ramsay, the bastard son of newly-minted Warden of the North, Roose Bolton. The situation is dire, and drastic times call for drastic measures.
Amazingly, Lady Forresterís brother Malcolm has not only reached Essos, but heís already located the exiled Asher Forrester in Yunkai. It seems as though Daenerys Targaryenís brutal emancipation of Slaverís Bay has opened the door for several well-paying bounties. And Asher is more than man enough to raise a little hell, especially with his sellsword friend, Beskha. Without spoiling anything, Iím going to say that Iím counting on Asher to be a crowd favorite; his scenes are easily the best.
The Lost Lords features a surprise playable character, which I will not discuss until the next episode review. Itís quite a shock, and unlike most of those delivered by the series, itís a welcome one.