LuisDantas, on 06 May 2012 - 01:58 PM, said:
I'm working under the assumption that Lyanna was a warg, as well as that she had Rhaegar and Elia's full acceptance and cooperation to use her power to switch bodies with Elia to some degree, probably at least in part to bear children for her.
Yes, I´ve got it. What was I asking is how Elia
would be able to get into Lyanna´s body. You meant that they exchanged the bodies, no? Lyanna maybe had warging abilities (not that we heard anything that would suggest it), but Elia almost surely didn´t.
We have little to go on about warging on people. Varamyr was obviously being resisted, as was Bran. We don't know how it would work, if at all, with someone who wanted to be jumped (fans of GRRM broader work will recognize the reference).
I don´t know GRRM´s broader work except for the Dunk and Egg stories and Ice Dragon, so I´m not sure what you´re getting at, but I guess it has something to do with inhabiting other people´s bodies when they let you in. Well, we didn´t see this concept in Westeros, yet. Even the law-less peoples behind the Wall, even the wargs
think of possessing other people as an abomination against all good and holy.They have only three basic rules and this one of them. Also, why would Elia agree with it? Wouldn´t she be afraid that Lyanna might like the life of a future Queen too much and refuse to return things to their original state?
It sure makes sense. But it is my understanding that not too many people interacted directly with them at that time. Most would be aware of the switch and desire to keep it secret.
Who, for example? Certainly not Lyanna´s own brother Brandon, if we go by the way he acted when he heard of her "abduction". In the first place, why would Lyanna agree to make a baby-making factory out of herself and not to get anything out of it? Except shame and ruined reputation, of course.
It may well be, but it doesn't really explain why she would be in the Tower of Joy.
Who? Elia? Lyanna?
Elia wasn´t at the Tower of Joy. She was in the King´s Landing and later in her grave (or whatever the Martells do with their dead).
What was Lyanna doing in the Tower of Joy is explained by the basic R+L=J theory.
If you mean how Rhaegar and Lyanna got involved, then I can only give you my opinion. I think that when Rhaegar figured out that Lyanna is the Knight, he talked to her and became interested in her. They possibly fell in love and he chose her as the mother of his third child. Elia might not like it, but it isn´t as if she lose that much, if Rhaegar was going to take second wife (or whatever). Her
son - Aegon, Rhaegar´s firstborn
son - was going to succeed Rhaegar as a King, and after Aegon would come Aegon´s male progeny. Elia´s son was going to rule one day, not Lyanna´s. And if Aegon died without sons, then the throne wouldn´t pass to Elia´s daughter, no matter if Rhaegar had other sons by different woman or not because Targs followed the Salic law.
I answered here probably much more questions than you asked, but I tried to make myself clear.