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Posted 15 February 2008 - 09:16 AM
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Posted 19 March 2008 - 04:08 PM
George had suggested laying them out in that sort of way -- maybe not all 350+ of them, but at least each major house surrounded by the shields of some of the vassal houses.
We suggested, in turn, that perhaps a cool way of displaying a lot of them would be to actually have them on the regional maps -- you know, the shield next to each house's castle.
Which way we'll go is still being decided. Heck, we might be able to do both, for all I know. A lot of this will depend on the art director's advice, I suspect, as they'll have more experience regarding what does and doesn't work on the printed page.
If you are looking at putting the coat of arms of the great house in the center with the sworn banners around it I would suggest something like this : http://www.imperialc...ofheraldry.org/
That is the coat of arms of the HRE with the imperial double eagle in the center with the arms of the sworn states spread below the wings.
You could do something like have the Lion of Lannister in the center with their coat of arms in the Lion and spread beneath the Lion the arms of their bannermen.
Posted 25 March 2008 - 09:24 AM
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Posted 28 March 2008 - 02:12 PM
maybe Ned's mom was a Lothorson and that's why nobody talks about her. lol
But yes Cat's mom was a Whent.
Posted 28 March 2008 - 07:48 PM
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Posted 27 June 2008 - 03:11 AM
Something like that, anyways.
Could someone point out to illustrators that Dany is quite young. The picture I carry of her is a girl, slender. I'm a bit repulsed by the voluputous way she is often protrayed.
Also, will there be pictures and diagrams of the castles?
Posted 09 September 2008 - 01:36 PM
Which great houses during the blackfyre rebellion were on the side of Daeron and which on the side on Daemon?
Something on Myriah Martell,wife of Daeron II(just a little description;I know this is detailed but...:)
If the complete Blackfyre family tree isn't probable then it would be pretty awsome only to know who was the wife of Daemon Blackfyre?
Edited by aurora, 09 September 2008 - 01:37 PM.
Posted 16 October 2008 - 11:03 PM
But we'll certainly try and dig some more info out of GRRM regarding the history of Valyria. ;)
yeah I always took the valyrians to be very similiar to the romans in history as well. if you look at historic connections there uncanny.
Posted 17 October 2008 - 12:39 AM
I think it's got to do with the movies.
Posted 29 July 2009 - 04:12 PM
Great observation! I would like to know more about the ethnicity of the 1,600 troops that the Targaryens brought over from Dragonstone. Were these troops primarily Valyrian? What happened to these people? Baratheon sounds like it could be Valyrian to me. Were there other Valyrian houses/families/commoners that were upjumped in Westeros?
Posted 29 July 2009 - 04:24 PM
Actually...Baratheon is Westero native family name... they are in the targaryen line cauze a second bastard cousin ( something like that) take the holdings and assume the family name of the pre extinguished line of baratheons...So "our is the fury" is not a "family caracteristc" to the New Baratheons who take the family motto with the rest.
Posted 29 July 2009 - 04:24 PM
House Qoherys were the first lords of Harrenhal after Balerion burned alive Harren and his sons. Given that they were given the greatest castle of Westeros at the time, they probably were an important family. But their line was ended by the curse of Haren the Black.
I might be wrong, but I don't think that can be assured. From the AGOT appendix: "Orys Barathenon was rumoured to be Aegon the Dragon's bastard brother. (...) When he defeated and slew Argilac the Arrogant, the last Storm King, Aegon rewarded him with Argilac's castle, lands, and daughter. Orys took the girl to bride and adopted the banner, honors and words of her line." Nowhere is saying that he took also the name of the house, and Argilac is never referred as a Baratheon.
Hopefully the World Book will clarify this, but I would say that Orys was named Baratheon before marrying Argilac's daughter.
Edited by The hairy bear for EHK, 29 July 2009 - 04:34 PM.
Posted 30 July 2009 - 11:51 AM