Ygrain, on 21 April 2012 - 11:13 AM, said:
Isn't it said somewhere - by Bran, I think? - that the bodies are not actually there?
I don't remember, but if that's the case and their bodies aren't even there, it just corroborates Eddward Stark's opinion that Brandon's tomb is there more as a way to make Lyanna's more acceptable in a cover-up story.
lojzelote, on 21 April 2012 - 12:20 PM, said:
I don´t believe that Ned hid a prove of Jon´s parentage in Lyanna´s tomb. What would be the point? It would be better for him to get rid of such a thing immediately. I mean - if he planned to tell Jon the truth at all, it´s not as if he could present him with a prized dragon egg or a Valyrian sword, heirlooms of the previous royal dynasty. People would talk if Ned Stark´s supposed bastard son was prancing around with such valuables. And as for the birth certificate - it´s a good idea, but I don´t think anything like that exists in Westeros. And it would be still safer to tear it into pieces. One never knows what can happen.
Ned is our honorable guy; what if among Lyanna's last request was that he give her son this mysterious object to remind him of his Targaryen ancestry? Unlikely, sure, but not impossible, especially when we remember in Ned's last chapter his guilt over "broken promises". Lyanna asked something of him that he didn't fully fulfill, that much is certain; what is was, well... speculations are legitimate here ^.~
Crackpot: what if whatever is hidden in the crypts is not a sword, an egg, a letter, but simply Rhaegar's harp? (that was the instrument he played, wasn't it?)
eta: and anyway, hiding whatever it was in the crypts is not that dangerous; in fact, it's probably the safest place he could find in Winterfell. Who would open those tombs and why?
Edited by Lady Octarina, 21 April 2012 - 12:48 PM.