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#1 ereiam

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Posted 25 October 2012 - 07:56 PM

How did Arya end up working for Lord Bolton? Last thing I remembered she was freeing the prisoners and then she was working for Lord Bolton. Did I miss something?

#2 Bad Hound!

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Posted 30 October 2012 - 01:24 PM

This is how it went:
- Arya was working for Tywin at Harrenhal. When Tywin left, she carried on working for the Lannisters
- A bunch of prisoners arrive, and Arya recognises one of them as a Northern lord. She decides to help free them
- When those Northerners are free, they take over the castle and give it to Lord Bolton, who was close by. Lord Bolton is still a Stark bannerman at this point, and flies his own sigil and the Stark's direwolf
- So Arya could have revealed her true identity at this stage, given that Bolton is sworn to Robb Stark. However, there's something about Bolton she doesn't like/trust, so she doesn't. She keeps playing the role of servant, and Bolton takes her as a chambermaid.

It is still hotly debated as to whether it would have been a better move for Arya to reveal her true identity to Roose Bolton there and then. At the time, yes, maybe. But
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Edited by Bad Hound!, 30 October 2012 - 01:24 PM.


#3 Lion of Judah

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Posted 01 November 2012 - 10:52 PM

It was very insightful of her not to reveal her true identity to Roose.