The fact that shes there points me towards a possible plot of Dorne being in cahoots with the Hightowers. I believe both will join Aegons side, mirroring Aegon the Conquerors support from Oldtown. We know that Lord Hightower is supposedly stuck in his tower and wont come down. Wyman Manderly was supposedly the same and we all know how wrong that was. Hes almost certainly up to something.
In Greek tradition the face of a sphinx was female. In egyptian, male. This really seals the deal if Alleras=Sarella for me.
Now Maester Aemon says the sphinx is the riddle, not the riddler. Is Alleras the sphinx Aemon was talking about? It seems like a bit of a coincidence. Now IIRC, Aemon was talking about Daenerys and the prince that was promised. This was all when he was dieing and not in the right frame of mind. But what does the sphinx have to do with TPTWP?
And if the sphinx (Alleras) is the riddle, then who is the riddler? Marwyn? The Citadel? Doran? Aegon?
Edited by Frey Pie, 18 September 2012 - 08:28 AM.