of the Jaime Lannister up to A Feast of Crows were written in the past tense and from that point in the present tense:
"Jaime Lannister was born in Casterly Rock", but
"When Bran Stark discovers his illicit affair with Cersei, Jaime throws him from a window."
Anyway I agreed and because nobody objected since then we have done it like that. (No doubt there are exceptions).
But like Pale Griffin pointed out how do we handle major changes (in a character or house) that occur during the books? Do we keep using present tense although can seems strange.
For instance House Tully is attained in AFFC.
Should the article then still state that the house is the overlord of the Riverlands? That seems weird.
We could say that the house was overlord of the Riverlands.
An other possibility is saying that at the time of the books the house is overlord of the Riverlands. And then further in the article state that House Tully is attained and loses their overlordship and so on.
So let us hear your opinions please.