jarl the climber, on 26 January 2012 - 07:51 PM, said:
What is the proof for this? I've gone back and looked at the couple of chapters that she is in and they didn't give a good description of her, the only clue that we get is that Connington thinks of her as Lady Lemore, indicating that she might be highborn. I guess the whole Hitchcock thing is interesting.
If you read through some of the other threads, which often have repeated references to posts with clues listed (since a lot of posters, like you, seem to completely miss them) you'll find a dozen or more connections that fit with Ashara being Lemore. Not including the Hitchcock thing.
Arguably even the non-reference to the eyes is a clue, since it would be a dead giveaway if Lemore had purple eyes, and its about the only time a character's eye colour is not
mentioned during description (especially by Tyrion). Whats up with that? Ooohh, thats
whats up with that!
Ashara being Tyene's mother has about 3-4 possible connections that fit.
just an Other, on 26 January 2012 - 07:53 PM, said:
There are things that don't quite fit. Purple eyes are quite a striking feature no matter nice her brreasts are and I imagined she would be about the same age as Eddard which makes Lemore a bit old. She would be however someone who could vouch for Aegon's identity so her being Ashara as one of Elia's ladies-in-waiting would fit.
Read the other threads. Despite people repeatedly making the same mistake as you, the age is about dead set perfect. Especially considering Tyrion has a record of underestimating ages, and the only
evidence of Lemore's age is Tyrions guess.
As for the eyes, see my comment above. The lack of eye colour doesn't actually tell us anything either way. But if you want to look at it at all, it is very suspicious that we didn't get an eye colour when we almost always do, so you have to wonder why
we didn't get an eye colour...
RevengeOfTheStarks, on 26 January 2012 - 08:12 PM, said:
I would really have like Lemore to be Ashara too as I have a love of grand patterns and mysteries but I'd have a hard time reconciling that with the eye issue.
See above, Really, there is no eye issue.
thetitansbastard, on 26 January 2012 - 09:01 PM, said:
Unless Ashara is Jon's mother, I see no reason for her to be alive. With only two books left, she doesn't seem to be a big enough peice of the puzzle otherwise.
Apart from the already mentioned reasons that she possibly gives us insight to so many details about the events around the war of the usurper, as an insider, she is also possibly uniquely placed to verify Aegon's identity.
She was his mothers handmaid. And a noted noblewoman from a family famous for its honour.
She raised him from a babe herself after the murder of his family.
Note that this works whether Aegon is real, or whether Varys has placed a fake Aegon in her hands. As Ashara Dayne there is probably no one in the world who would be more trusted in knowing the truth of Aegon's identity (even though Varys could have fooled her).
Revan Baratheon, on 26 January 2012 - 09:36 PM, said:
so why did she go into exile anyway? I mean,if she really is ashara dayne,then why go into hiding? Its not as if robert would have had her raped and killed just cause she was Ellia's companion...
To raise Aegon. Umm, she's actually been doing exactly that, how could you possibly miss that?
Edited by corbon, 26 January 2012 - 09:56 PM.