Introduced: Alyn* (guardsman at Winterfell, later one of the Hand’s household guard, later part of Lord Beric Dondarrion’s party);
Ser Boros Blount (Kingsguard, divested of his white cloak and later restored to the Kingsguard);
Ser Meryn Trant (Kingsguard of King Robert, then King Joffrey and then King Tommen).
First Mentioned: Wylla (woman named by Eddard as the mother of Jon Snow, and confirmed by Edric Dayne; wet nurse to both Jon and Edric).
Legends: Baelor the Blessed (the Beloved, King Baelor I Targaryen, septon and king, prayed for the return of dragons, saved Prince Aemon from the snake pit in Dorne; once betrothed to his sister Daena Targaryen before ascending to the Iron Throne, after which he annulled the betrothal and had all his sisters kept “under comfortable confinement” in the Maidenvault; possibly killed by his uncle Viserys II who was Hand at the time);
King Viserys II Targaryen (younger brother of King Aegon III [called Aegon the Dragonbane], son of Princess Rhaenyra, uncle of King Daeron I [the Young Dragon] and King Baelor the Beloved, served as Hand to King Baelor and possibly killed his nephew; father of King Aegon IV, Prince Aemon the Dragonknight and Queen Naerys <NOTE: King Viserys II has yet to be mentioned in any of the novels to the best of my knowledge, but his importance in the lineage of the Targaryens is essential>).
Ned is woken early and told Robert requested he join him in riding. They are at the Neck, and Ned and Robert pass barrows of the First Men. Robert starts asking Ned about the woman who bore him Jon Snow, having forgotten (or never known?) her name. Ned tells him the woman’s name was Wylla, but leaves it at that. The King then shows Ned a letter from Lord Varys that reveals Dany’s wedding to Khal Drogo. The source was Ser Jorah Mormont. Robert wants to send men to kill Dany, however Ned says that the slaughter of innocents is not honorable; but the King’s hatred of Targaryens was legendary, and he retorts by asking Ned, "how many times did Rhaegar rape Lyanna?"
The discussion turns to the naming of a new Warden of the East, and Ned surmises that Jaime Lannister was promised the position. He cautions that that would give one family half the armies of the Kingdom, as the Wardens of both East and West would be Lannisters. Ned remembers the events after the Trident, when he came to King’s Landing to find Jaime Lannister sitting upon the Iron Throne. He recalls how Mad King Aerys’ last mistake was to let Tywin Lannister’s army of 12,000 enter King’s Landing professing loyalty (the Lannisters bidded their time and remained neutral during the war until after the Trident was won). Robert is unmoved.
Edited by Barba, 16 October 2006 - 03:39 AM.