The world is one great web, and a man dare not touch a single strand lest all the others tremble.
-Magister Illyrio Mopatis
We believe current theories about the collapse of the Targaryen-Baratheon state and the failures of Daenerys’ War of Emancipation place too much importance upon individual personalities and events at the expense of the underlying structural causes. Foremost among these neglected causes is the subordinate position of Westeros and Slavers Bay within a larger world system centered in Near Essos.
Thinking about Westeros and Essos in isolation has caused readers to miss how differing regions of the Seven Kingdoms and the East function as part of a vast, stratified commercial network stretching from the Iron Islands to Asshai by the Shadow. Within this network, rural peripheries and intermediate urban societies serve to provide labor, raw materials, and markets for an advanced urban core located within the Free Cities. It is the movements of this substratal order that is responsible for much of the surface instability, violence, and chaos seen throughout A Song of Ice and Fire.
The mission of Made in Myr is to explore all aspects of this hidden world and bring its influences to the surface.