Maesters and Medicine?
Posted 07 November 2006 - 04:30 AM
A small history of the Maesters as a fixture in Westeros' society, their schooling and training structure of the school, initiations, rituals, all the different metals that appear in their chains and what each means, common medical knowledge of the setting, and maybe a bit of the dark side of the being a Maester? I'd at very least like to see what a common shape and sized necklace would look like and a list of metals and what they symbolize (we have a couple of these already).
I think these things would be included if a Maester were writing the world book as he would have intimate knowledge of them. I have a feeling Samwell is going to run into some of these things in more depth, so Im guessing GRRM already has a good idea of the facts here. I got a tad bit hung up on the Citadel after reading AFFC. I'd like to get it out of my system and Wikipedia just leaves a bunch of holes :)
Posted 15 October 2011 - 07:50 AM
So do you think that Medicine in Westeros has places where people take the Cure.
Which city do you think would be the equivalent of Bath (I think either Kace (most likely as it is a town already) or Feastfires or Sunspear (because of the water gardens) Saltshore , but Sunflower Hall in the Reach is possible)
I would really like Bath to be Kace or Feastfires if that fails, and have a mention of Joanna Lannister going there to take the Cure (it took her 4 years of marriage to conceive Jaime and Cersei and then another 8 years for Tyrion to be born) since Bath was visited by 2 english queens to help them with their fertility struggles.
http://www.youtube.c...feature=related the scene at the Cure starts 5.32
Edited by voodooqueen126, 15 October 2011 - 10:48 AM.
Posted 25 December 2011 - 01:12 PM
I expected something a bit more substantial than the kind Pycelle has in the TV series, but nothing too ornate. I assumed that the Citadel always had a smith or jeweler or metallurgist or two to help acolytes and hold their hand during the more-difficult steps in forging.