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Robb Stark the Kinslayer?

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#1 Ser Skuall the Wolfheart

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Posted 09 November 2012 - 02:29 PM

Hey everyone, I thought I should put this thread here because I don't want to cause any spoilers for folks still reading ASofS (and I don't know how to hide spoilers =[).

From what I recall, the kinslayer in westeros is accursed in the eyes of the gods. Well... technically, didn't Robb Stark kill his own kin when he executed Karstark?

Obviously Robb had the Red Wedding coming for screwing up ol' grumpy Walder Frey. But could the Red Wedding also have been karma to Robb for killing his kin?

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Posted 09 November 2012 - 03:09 PM

I don't know if you can call a Karstark "kin" to a Stark. The Karstarks are descended from the Starks but it was a long time ago and they're separate houses now.
And btw, there's a button on the first bar (next to the "font" button) that says "special BB code"; click it and choose spoiler if you want to hide something.

Edited by samih, 09 November 2012 - 03:09 PM.

#3 Rolex Baratheon

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Posted 09 November 2012 - 03:40 PM

No. If this rule applied Robert Baratheon would also be a kinslayer.

#4 The Fat Huntsmen

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Posted 09 November 2012 - 05:36 PM

The Karstarks disagree. The boast about their distant relations to the Starks of Winterfell. And considering what happened to Robert maybe the gods consider him a kinslayer?

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Posted 09 November 2012 - 05:51 PM

GRRM said that Rickard Karstark was "reaching" when he called Robb a kinslayer IIRC

#6 Lion of Judah

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Posted 14 December 2012 - 08:43 PM

The Karstarks are kin to the Starks, but being legally punished for a crime and outright murder are different. Robb was bringing justice for the crime that Karstark committed.