The Quiet Isle.
A place we have had a limited perspective on, only through a small section of Brienne's point of view. And yet, there seems to be more to the QI than it would appear at first. A popular second character is believed to be alive in secret on the isle, rubies from the late Prince Rhaegar's battle armor have been washing up there, a rusty head of a dragon, the Elder Brother who runs the isle began his second life there after washing up on the shore, and of course there is the geographic location.
The Quiet Isle sits just off the coast of the recently ravaged city of Saltpans in the stretch of water known as the Bay of Crabs. Physically it is between the regions of the Riverlands and the Vale of Arryn.
For such a small, calm place, there would seem to be a lot of buzz, is my point. Many have conjectured about certain items or characters coming to the Quiet Isle, and so I decided I'd open a topic about it. To begin, here are some small summaries of the theories I have seen. As we go on, I fully expect to see more
1. The Blackfish will wash up on or travel to the QI.
The last time we had heard of Brynden Tully, he had escaped out of Riverrun before it was taken over by Emmon Frey and the Lannister group. Due to this daring escape and the lack of information on his movements, it's easy to see why readers have many opinions on where he will next show up. Could it be that he comes to the Quiet Isle?
2. Jeyne Westerling.
Jeyne is a woman of much speculation, revolving mainly around is she pregnant by Robb, or not? Another is was she switched with a different girl at any point? Well, is it possible Jeyne is
carrying a child, and might come to the QI for her confinement? It has been noted in text
that women who are with child are accepted onto the island to be cared for.
3. Rhaegar's Rubies.
So far, only six
rubies have washed up on the Quiet Isle. One might wonder about the seventh, as seven is such a sacred number in the story...
4. Syrio Forel.
Is alive, and serving on the QI.
5. Ser Raynald Westerling.
Is alive, and washed down the river all the way from the Twins. For a refresher on the character, see HERE
Final --- I have seen it suggested that the Quiet Isle will be attacked by a raiding party of Ironborn.
Do you buy any of these theories?
Have any of your own to share?