Unlike the other De Jure Kingdoms of Westeros, the Reach did not unify under one King. Rather, it split into four Separate Kingdoms. Each Kingdom commanded great wealth, and extremely fertile lands. However, the Four Kingdoms of the Reach could do little to deter the ambition of the surrounding Kingdoms. Individually, they lacked the manpower to repel any incursion into their lands. But together, they commanded a force larger than any in the continent. As such, the Kings of the Reach would come to terms on a defensive pact. In the face of adversary, the four Kingdoms would unite their armies. Together, they would ward off any attack on their lands. Following the death of King Lorence Hightower, his son and heir: Gawen Hightower, ascended to the Oldtown Throne. As King, his paramount duty was to ensure the safety of his Kingdom. To this end, the young King sought to renew the agreement with the other Kingdoms. From atop the Hightower, ravens soared. Tied to their leg, each carried a letter bearing the seal of the King. Each contained an invitation to Oldtown for its respective King, and a request to reaffirm the Kingdom’s defensive pacts.