Grimwolfe, on 18 May 2012 - 12:01 PM, said:
it was ned and 6 of his companions vs 3 kingsguard. it boiled down to Ser Arthur Dayne vs Ned Stark & Howland Reed. Ned stated if it wasn't for Howland, Dayne would have claimed his life with Dawn. The onyl questions being, had ned and arthur been fighting for a while and howland intervened just as neds strength was failing, or was it a straight forward 2 on 1 situation. i like to think ned held his own for a while and howland helped him before dayne could finish it.
Yeah, in my mind, I picture Ned holding his own against Dayne, Ice vs. Dawn. I imagine Ned slowly getting worn down though and Howland Reed using some sort of trickery to save his life. We don't know nearly enough about Reed though, so all I have are my wild speculations.
Talleyrand, on 18 May 2012 - 11:31 AM, said:
Arthur Dayne was renowned true. But the White Bull was said to be a great warrior in his youth, we are told nothing about his older self and we hear nothing in particular about Whent. One of Ned's people may have been a squire but so was Josmyn and he killed 2 knights on the Blackwater, wounded a third and took two more prisoner. Also Howland Reed needed help when he was younger and outnumbered 3 to 1. However it is mentioned that he spent the war with Ned so it would be stupid to think he doesn't have some kind of new experience in fighting.
It's so hard to speculate when we just don't know much about most of the people at the ToJ. I'm sure the people with Ned, including Reed, had some battle experience, but I just find it hard to believe that they compared at all to the KG, especially considering it was the Lord Commander and Dayne who were present. You're right though, we don't even know much about Whent. It's just really hard to say...
Edited by Ser Amoc, 18 May 2012 - 01:35 PM.