The first thread was started by redriver and long locked. Since I could not find the second thread, I want to give a start to the old discussion. I am not sure anybody argued it before but have a look.
Maggy the Frog and Yna the one-eyed prostitute in Braavos. They share a common thing as far as we know. They can taste a drop of your blood and tell your fortune. Now what do you think about this?
Samwell Tarly turned up a few moments later, clutching a stack of books. No sooner had he entered than Mormont’s raven flew at him demanding corn. Sam did his best to oblige, offering some kernels from the sack beside the door. The raven did its best to peck through his palm. Sam yowled, the bird flapped off, corn scattered. “Did that wretch break the skin?” Jon asked.
Sam gingerly removed his glove. “He did. I’m bleeding.”
You said the words, Sam. Remember?”
“I … I’ll try.”
“You won’t try. You will obey.”
“Obey.” Mormont’s raven flapped its great black wings.
Jon was talking of sending Sam to Oldtown and the Raven agreed after tasting blood of Sam. I searched whether the Raven bit Jon and bleed him but I could not find any quote for that. I feel like remembering such a case. Hungry or not, the Raven always wants corn. Way back in AGoT, when Jon came to the LC, the Raven asked for corn again. Even the Old Bear was surprised and complained that he had just fed it.
Edited by Lamprey, 06 January 2014 - 04:59 AM.