James Steller

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    Head of House Steller, serving King Stannis I Baratheon

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  1. Why do you want the whole year? The Summerhall event itself is all that's really necessary. Or do you prefer that GRRM keeps it mysterious forever?
  2. Interesting question. I'd want to see the Laughing Storm's rebellion. It would allow for some great battles, that big final duel between Dunk and Lyonel, former allies in the first novella, and maybe even some foreshadowing to Robert's Rebellion. Maybe have a character make a prediction about what happens if the dragon angers the stag again. Basically a novella set in the Stormlands would be great. We really don't get enough of that Westerosi region in the series.
  3. That sounds more like something the Dornish wouldn't care about. Plus the Dornish would actually provide Lynesse with some luxury that she's used to.
  4. I disagree. Leyton Hightower is as rich as the Lannisters and could probably go to war with the Tyrells and have a reasonable chance at victory. A daughter of his is certainly worthy of a Great House. Maybe not the direct heir, but definitely a second son like Stannis. Though I seriously doubt that Lynesse would have had a better time of it as Stannis' wife. Sure, she wouldn't make him as miserable as Selyse seems to, but he would still be a bitter sourpuss. Though maybe they would have had more kids? Both the Baratheons and Hightowers seem to have very fertile genes. The chance of having a healthy child as his heir would help Stannis' cause in the wars to come.
  5. As unlikely as it is that GRRM would have done that, this is a very convincing argument for that scenario.
  6. But again, that would be stupid because at this point, the Reynes and Tarbecks would have the time and motivation to fully prepare for war and it would have been a very bloody war.
  7. Not only that, but the leader of the Westerlander forces was Roger Reyne, after Jason Lannister died. Roger was already renowned for his martial skills, and the War would only have solidified his reputation as a leader and warrior. He would have been a dangerous enemy to have if he was actually prepared to fight instead of being surprised by what amounted to a sneak attack upon the Tarbeck lands.
  8. Given how relieved Catelyn would be that Arya is still alive, and given how high of a reputation Sandor has as a fighter, Robb would be really stupid to refuse Sandor Clegane. Forget his personal guard, Sandor Clegane would have been the best bodyguard you could ask for.
  9. We're told that when Walderan Tarbeck was captured by Tywin, his wife immediately seized three Lannister hostages of her own. One of whom was a direct relative of Joanna Lannister. When he hears about it, Tywin suggests to his father that they should return Walderan in three pieces, shocking Tytos and presumably everyone else in the room. Obviously the situation is used to show Tytos constantly failing to grow a backbone, but really, Tywin? Really??? What the hell is wrong with you? Would your cousin have married you if she found out that your ruthlessness resulted in the death of her brother? And also, if you send Lord Tarbeck back in three pieces, you not only condemn the Lannister hostages to a gruesome death, but you cause the Reynes and Tarbecks to revolt and gather their full strength for open war. It's not like Tywin would be prepared and have the upper hand this time. They would know exactly what they're dealing with and would prepare for war. No ambush or surprise by Tywin to get the drop on them. It would be a civil war which the Lannisters might not win. And what would that kind of attitude have gotten him when he found out that Jaime was taken hostage and Ned was executed? Was he expecting the Starks to send him Jaime's head in reprisal?
  10. I doubt that. The south is about to explode. Euron from the west, the Dornish from the south, Aegon and Mace in the Stormlands, the Vale in the east, and the Riverlands caught in the middle as always. All of Westeros is going to burn before the end.
  11. It's not simple. Arthur Dayne and Barristan Selmy are both brilliant warriors and brilliant jousters. Robert Baratheon is a man for the melee rather than the joust, while Rhaegar defeated Arthur and Barristan at the jousts but died in battle with Robert. There's skill at jousting, there's a skill in fighting in a melee, and fighting dirty at both those things. That's why so many people can make different lists of the greatest warrior. Because there are a variety of factors too complex to calculate, and then add in a whole lot of luck to consider as well.
  12. The witch's prophecy stated two things concerning her children: that she would have three of them, and that they would die young. If Cersei got pregnant and aborted it, the prophecy would still apply.
  13. Well she continued to sleep with Jaime long after her children were born. If she didn't get pregnant a fourth time, it wasn't for lack of trying.
  14. Baelish, Greyjoy, and Targaryen will be extinguished. The others will survive, even if it's through an illegitimate child like Edric Storm turned legitimate by one of the several monarchs still vying for power.
  15. Frankly I think it'd be fitting if Jaime was witness to the massacre that will be Daven Lannister's wedding to a Frey. He's put through all the agony that his family inflicted upon the Starks, only to somehow survive thanks to either Brienne or his own ingenuity. He makes his way back to King's Landing and will die bringing down another mad monarch, whether it's Cersei, Euron, Daenerys, or even Aegon. Ideally having him strangle Cersei would be fitting for their relationship, though it does deny Tyrion his revenge.