The Medievalist, on 29 February 2012 - 10:21 PM, said:
I do like the idea of Robb's story. Very Alexander the Greatish. A young Prodigy cut down in his youth never suffering true defeat. The way Robb died pissed me off at first... but then when I started thinking of it as "It was the only way they could get to him, to attack him some place other than on the battlefield" it helps show just how great a strategist and commander he was at such a young age... it also shows what great parents he had.
That is true, although it's also what made me really angry, that a shining star like Robb could be killed, so easily even, by a wretched old pissant like Walder Frey. I almost wanted to accuse the author of cheating, I was so mad. But it's really the other way around, of course. This is reality.
I was actually surprised that Walder would go so far. Regardless of Guest Right I was pretty sure he would be up to something, kidnapping maybe, but I didn't think he would go so far as to kill everyone. Although, in this situation I suppose that's the only thing he could do and get away with it. It's still a bit hard to swallow. Granted, he probably doesn't care that his House will be cursed for generations by this, because he doesn't expect to live long anyway and he's such a miserably selfish old muck-dweller. But in retrospect I'm a little surprised that his sons and minions went through with it, knowing the consequences would fall to them. They all hated him anyway, and it would be as easy as a pillow in the night for him to pass "naturally." Compared to that, how would it be worth paying the price of his outrageous petty revenge? On the other hand, the support of House Lannister... feh. Scumbags.
I guess I can see where all this is going. Now we won't mind so much when Danaerys shows up with all her dragons and killer eunuchs and whatnot, and kills EVERYBODY.