Unhappy Starfish, on 29 May 2012 - 09:58 AM, said:
Even if Jon was named heir to Winterfell, would he abandon his post at the Night's Watch? He already was offered Winterfell before, even if it was slightly less legitimate than being named heir by Robb. However, I'm not totally convinced that he would quickly run to Winterfell. It's possible that Jon, if named heir by Robb, would pass that to someone else, such as Sansa or Arya.
I don't know either but it's important to remember that Stannis had conditions to his offer. Jon would have had to turn his back on the old gods and burn the weirwoods.
"Red eyes, Jon realized, but not like Melisandre’s. He had a weirwood’s eyes. Red eyes, red mouth, white fur. Blood and bone, like a heart tree. He belongs to the old gods, this one."
Apple Martini, on 29 May 2012 - 10:50 AM, said:
He probably would have worded it like, "In the event that I have no trueborn children, so-and-so will be my heir." So if Jeyne actually is pregnant, that child would come before Robb's siblings. But there's obviously a good decade and a half before that kid would be able to do anything on his or her own, so they'd still need a regent and a day-to-day governor.
That would be the question to me, does Robb name Jon as regent if he has an heir from Jeyne. My gut says yes, likely even a grant of good lands for Jon when it comes time for him to step aside.
For the record this is something I agree with Cat on, it really sets the potential for things to get ugly down the road. It's not just a matter of Jon but his children and their children and their children's children's children. All it would take would be one ambitious JonStark convincing themselves or being convinced that Jon was the firstborn, whether he was or not it's close enough to be hard to prove, and they're the rightful Lords of Winterfell.
Edited by bloodymime, 29 May 2012 - 11:22 AM.