Eejit, on 08 February 2012 - 06:08 AM, said:
I think volcanoes may play a part.
Aegon's 3 must have been raised on volcanic Dragonstone. Valyria had quite a few volcanoes from the little we know. The fire wyrms were associated with lava too.
Perhaps the Pit was a feeble attempt to recreate a volcanic crater or empty lava dome at the urging of the Maesters?
If this is the case why not continue to raise dragons at Dragonstone? Perhaps a volcano has to be at a certain point in its cycle to hatch an egg using that method?
The many volcanoes of Valyria should have meant there was usually at least one in such a state whereas the single(?) volcano on Dragonstone is only suitable at long intervals.
Of course there's still the blood/sacrifice aspect... perhaps the hotter the fire used the less sacrifice and magic is required? Lava from a volcano at the correct time may almost negate the need for blood while a more mundane fire requires more.
We don't really have enough hard data to tell though, we've only seen one successful hatching event and only very sketchy details of those that failed.
I do favor a connection between volcanos and dragons very much. There even is a very remote hint to volcanic activity at the place where Drogo fell: "Her handmaids filled the tub with tepid water that stank of sulfur.."
That is why I wanted to know if we know wich (if any) of the Dragons where hatched on Westeros - Mainland.
It is possible that this crucial knowledge was lost or hidden.
Since the prologue of AFfC with Leo Tyrell, I had the Idea of a connspiracy of the Citadel and the Tyrells, wich I altered to a Hightower Conspiracy
with the Maesters, for the following reason.
Viserys I was married to a Hightower. The LC of the KG Criston Cole
persuaded Aegon the II to take the throne wich led to the Dance of the Dragons
Criston the Kingmaker was emphatically pointed out by Jaime when he showed Loras the White book.
It was an easy thing afterwards to convince Aegon III
" the Dragonbane" that dragons are to great a danger.
ETA: I hate the Targaryens if not for the role they´re playing, for their names can´t spell them. Can´t remember them. Aegon the who?
Edited by Lykos, 08 February 2012 - 02:06 PM.