Jon Blackfyre, on Sep 4 2006, 11.17, said:
So, what are your thoughts, good idea of too much to detail and describe for George?
I like the idea but I think we could try to limit ourselves.
I don't know what cities will be in the books eventually but KL, Oldtown, Meereen, Qarth, Vaes Dothrak, and Braavos should be included as the cities imo. I know I show a Dany bias but I'm also trying to get the cities we have actually seen already. OTOH, this is a "world" book and maybe Ran and Linda should just go for broke and get all the cities we are interested about in. Or perhaps GRRM could provide the cities that will be in the books later, unless it is too spoilerish, and we get them.
For the castles, I would take the same tack. Winterfell, the Eyrie and the Gates of the Moon, Harrenhal, the Red Keep, Riverrun, the Twins, Sunspear, the Hightower, Darry (at different stages), Storm's End, Dragonstone, Castle Black, Queenscrown, and others I'm surely forgetting.
We will probably see Casterly Rock as GRRM said we would see it (before the split). So include that one too. GRRM has said we will meet Willas. I don't know how we will meet him outside of Highgarden (though I'm sure others can come up with ways we can). So maybe include Highgarden.
I am a little concerned about taking George's time. He may not have all the geography and structure for some of these cities built out yet and will have to make them up. He will want to do a good job on that creation and that will take time. Time away from ADWD and/or later volumes.
But I really want a world book of some sort so I'm excited about this project too.