1000th Lord Commander

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  1. An interesting hypothetical. Robert takes the throne much due to his inherent popularity, as much as his faint Targ blood. If Robert dies, the rebels might bend the knee, but to who? Viserys is the lone claimant to the throne, although Stannis may feel his claim is the right one and press it. I could see something like Stannis marrying Dany after Viserys is killed, to unite all the claims. But the true power in the kingdom would be in the hands of Ned, Jon and Tywin.
  2. It is interesting that they are married into other Reach houses, with Aerie married to Mace himself, but have so far played no part. Likely that they have reserved thier strength. For them to betray the Tyrells would mean a lot of daughters put at risk.
  3. I marry my sister off to Ser Franz, and Feldo can go be a squire as well. They won't nessacarily interact in this way, so it should keep Feldo away from our sister. Ser Issa will be quietly killed. Godwyn will be charged with the murder of Ser Issa, and allowed exile to Essos or the Wall. Either way, out of my hair. My mother can join the silent sisters or go be a septa. Her children will be scattered, so she won't have a lot to live for. Look for a wife quickly. I need a heir.
  4. I pick the man fighting his prejudices for my Steward. I can always keep him in line, and I am a ruling Lady, so I can always kill him or dismiss him if needs be. Between Curol and Edgar, they should keep an eye on Gallus. And a Fowler as Man at arms. For the suitor, I go with Duram Sand. A connection to the Martells is good, even though his sister hates him, and he will let me take the Ersole Gargarlan girl as a paramour.
  5. Love these, haven't been on the forums due to a arrival in my own house, so will have to chase the others up. If I've been my usual cautious self, my keep will have strong defences, so my family should be safe enough for the time being. If not, I have enough to start over. I can't kill my nephew, but I gather a small guard to take him back home. Maybe he will be ok, or maybe they will reinforce the castle, or at least distract the raiders. I promise to wed my niece to Donal, I need Ser Templeton on my side. A betrothal can be broken later if need be. I press Ser Templeton for a swift resolution to my son's squiring, as I will need him elsewhere, or at least out of harms way. I join Lord Royce on his counter charge. He actually has a point about the bottleneck, and the sooner we settle matters at the gate, the better. But I command the rearguard, just in case
  6. It is very much a situational thing. For example, at the end of DwD, we have the lordships of Storm's End, Casterly Rock, Dragonstone (attainted) all vacant. Tommen, as the last surviving male 'Baratheon' and his mother's immediate heir, is set to inherit all three under our rules of inheritance, after the passing of his mother, who has claimed Casterly Rock in her own name. But Tommen is King. So it's likely that other options will be found. Trystane and Myrcella will probably be gifted with one upon thier marriage, let's say Dragonstone. Casterly Rock, provided Ceresi has no more children, would go to a approproiate Lannister cousin. For Storm's End, they could nominate one of Robert's Bastards, Likely Edric Storm, or possibly marry Mya Stone off to another cousin, who will take the Baratheon name.
  7. I believe there is a note somewhere about the World Book, how in universe it was altered at the last minute due to the effect of the War of 5 Kings. Stannis and Eddard's work in Robert's Rebellion is negated, to appease the curent occupant of the Iron Throne. This could very well be something more of the same. Pity the link is gone, I don't have the world book handy to read it myself.
  8. Looking at the timeline, I'd say Benjen probably did participate in the election. Benjen joined the watch shortly after RR, While Jeor has been in the watch longer than Thorne, who also joined following RR. The last election was 288AC, So both Benjen and Thorne would have voted in it, Robert's Rebellion happening in 283 AC. The being fat thing is ridiculous, however.
  9. Actually, Jon's logic holds firm until point 5. 1 A midnight ride by a young man, who is brought to his senses is hardly grounds for execution, given the whores in Moles Town. LC Mormont forgives Jon that before the ranging. 2 The Hardhome decision he defends to his council quite well. He is trying to deny the Others people to turn into a army. 3. Janos is not only refusing orders, he is inciting rebellion. Clearly a executable offence. And Jon does not initially 'spare' Mance at all, he argues for it, that he might use him in the wars to come, but kills 'him' (Rattleshirt) in the end. 4. You could argue that Mance and the spearwives are agents of Mel, not Jon, because Jon can take no action. And until the pink letter, Bown Marsh has no knowledge of Mance's survival. 5. Only here does Jon fully violate his oaths, preparing to lead a ranging south. But I suspect that there will not be a lot of love between Marsh and the wildlings, so he's probably setting himselfup fo more pain
  10. I never really questioned it. Jorah was a hero in tournament and war, and a Lord in his own right. At the face of it, House Mormont and House Hightower are both equal in rank, so no loss in prestige there. Even if the Hightowers are aware of how poor the Mormonts are, Lord Hightower may figure that Jorah's fighting ability must make him a close advisor to the Starks, or at least a noteworthy figure. Where I think people are going wrong is saying that Lynesse could have easily married better. Unless she could have married a Lord Paramount or his heir, Lord Hightower would seek to marry his daughter to bannermen - men of Jorah's rank. And there wouldn't have been lots of sons or heirs floating around. And since Jorah already had inherited, his daughter immediately becomes a Lady.
  11. We know that Tywin gave orders for the deaths of Elia and her children, as it is laid out quite clearly in the books My question is that what were his orders for Aerys? Tywin had no idea that Jamie would turn Kingslayer. We know that Elys Westerling and Roland Crakehall make for the throne room, were they ordered to kill the king? Were they ordered to protect Jamie? What if they had walked into the throne room to find Aerys raving on his throne and Jamie at the foot of it, sword drawn?
  12. I don't think Rhaegar's children were disinherited, as they were presumed dead, Viserys had every right to the throne. As for Aegon, he will be presumed a pretender unless he can prove it otherwise. Which I doubt
  13. Tywin sees the fact that people can take Lannnisters with impunity as a slight upon his family's honour. Even over thirty years later, he still has the same attitude. Tywin knows that war with the Tarbecks and Reynes is coming, and can probably summon enough vassals to defeat them. Also, he has a close friendship with the heir to the Iron Throne, and could probably count on assistance from the rest of Westeros in the event of a long drawn out war
  14. Edric was never declared to be anyone's heir that we know of. He's a logical one to have declared as Robert's heir, but Mace would have taken it as a slight if Renly had suggested naming another heir. Mace wants Renly to knock up Margery and produce thier own heir, not gift anything to one of Robert's bastards. It wouldn't be unknown for Penrose to develop some affection for the boy, which is all we need to explain his motives
  15. To answer the simple question, Ned would have married at his brother's behest. I would go with marrying someone not from the North, simply to help build alliances with the new kingdoms, so I could see Ned being married off to someone from the Reach, or Dorne, the same way Stannis was. If he is still saddled with baby Jon, then he would have tried to keep Jon away from King's Landing, so probably Dorne. If he is not saddled with Jon, then Ned may very well have taken up a position at court. Master of Laws, perhaps?