Adam Yozza

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  1. Well if I'm not related to him, he doesn't really have a claim. Jaime would be fine as long as Cersei isn't around (and I wasn't the one who got rid of her). He's a damn good fighter, honourable in his own way and willing to keep his vows but not go so far as to sacrifice innocent's to do so, like many others would have done. Cole was one I had reservations about and thought about swapping him out for Gwayne Corbray or Garlan Tyrell or maybe Corlys Velaryon but ultimately I figured one risk among six safe and talented men is acceptable.
  2. Any warriors from history? Wow that's powerful. But sure: Arthur Dayne Barristan Selmy Aemon the Dragonknight Duncan the Tall Daemon Blackfyre Criston Cole Jaime Lannister The reason should be pretty self evident.
  3. It does indeed. I forgot that the Manderly men weren't properly armed at that point. I just remembered them being outnumbered.
  4. I'd probably get along better with someone like Robert tbh. But that being said: dragons. No, Aegon's just more interesting and IMO more of a badass. Robert's cool (ish) but Aegon would just be more interesting to read about because there's so little we know about him.
  5. That was Edmure, after the battle's at the Whispering Wood and the Camps. But yeah, 'surprise attack' isn't really the right term. It's more accurate to say that Tywin had far longer to prepare than Edmure did and thus Edmure couldn't raise his full army together in the time he was given. By the time Edmure learned started to call his banner's, Tywin's army was almost fully assembled. Then, as if that wasn't bad enough, he sent most of his army to other places in the Riverlands in a noble but foolish attempt to protect every village and farm along the border from Lannister raids, allowing Tywin to Jaime to pick them off one small force at a time.
  6. In fairness, the Frey's have 2000 men at Winterfell and Manderly has 300.
  7. It's made pretty clear in the books that they did not handle the early war very well. Edmure first gathered his forces to Riverrun and then promptly scatterred them all over the place. He sent forces of men to protect every village along the border. The biggest concentration of forces were Vance and Piper at the Golden Tooth and the force at Riverrun (mainly Tully, Blackwood and Bracken). The house's to the North and the east didn't even get a chance to get their armies to Riverrun. So Jaime only had to deal with a few thousand at the Golden Tooth and another few thousand at Riverrun. Tywin, meanwhile, is dealing with small forces probably numbering in their hundreds. All this while at least 5/6k men from Mallister and Frey never made it to the battle. The Riverlords never stood a chance. It's not weakness. It's poor strategy from Edmure as he tries to defend every inch of his land and every smallfolk life. The Riverlands got rolled over because Edmure was too compasionate. The Brotherhood were not the only resistance to the Lannister presence in the Riverlands. After Jaime rolls up to Riverrun, Marq Piper and Karyl Vance conduct a series of raids on his supply lines to great effect. After Robb was been declared King, the Riverlords all go back to their castle's and push the Lannister's out until Harrenhal is the only castle in the Riverlands Tywin has. Yes, they are on their home turf. So were the wildlings when Stannis crushed them. So was Ormund Hightower when Roderick Dustin slaughtered a huge chunk of his army with a tiny force of men. The Riverlords were on their own land when the Ironborn invaded. Everyone was on their home turf when Aegon showed up. Home turf usually means an advantage but not always. But again, if Edmure had been given enough time to rally his full force and hadn't split them up, he could have easily stopped Jaime at the Golden Tooth and then turned his attention to Tywin. But the Riverlords were not on the losing side of every conflict; they got a bad deal in the Wo5K's, but they fared much better in Aegon's Conqeust, the uprising against Maegor, the Dance, Robert's Rebellion and the Greyjoy Rebellion. Like most Kingdoms, they probably both won and lost during the First Blackfyre rebellion.
  8. I've never seen any source that cited Brandon of the Bloody Blade being Bran the Builder's father. Typically, when one uses the term ancestor they're referring to someone a couple of generations before. So while it is possible that the Bloody Blade is Bran the Builder's father, it's unlikely in my opinion. I have no idea where they got their sigil from. The words are easy enough, considering that Bran the Builder was probably involved in fighting the Others. I'm not sure, I'm offering an alternative. However the war between House Stark and Gaven Greywolf was called the "War of the Wolves" meaning both sides had wolf ties. My certainty about Garth comes from the fact that House Stark was formed a long time before the Andal's came to Westeros. Lann; if he was indeed an Andal, which I'm not convinced of; was the exception not the rule. It's significantly more likely for him to be First Men than not. It's also highly likely that most of his decendents married other First Men.
  9. First of all, Brandon of the Bloody Blade is rumoured to be an ancestor of Bran the Builder, not the father. So we have no idea where Bran the Builder came from prior to helping build Storm's End, the Wall and Winterfell. His family could have moved North generations before. Blackwood once ruling the wolfswood doesn't really prove anything. House Stark didn't steal the wolf from Gaven Greywolf. Their war is called the War of the Wolves. They both had wolf sigils at that time. Far more likely Gaven was actually a Stark relative of some sort. Furthermore, the Bolton's were not the last defenders of the First Men no matter which way you spell it. Even if Garth the Green himself went off and conquered the North, he himself was of the First Men and so were his decendents.
  10. I'm also agreeing with you, just pointing out that it wouldn't really hamper the North in any significant way to block trade since they don't seem to do a whole lot of it anyway. It might starve them of luxury goods from elsewhere but that's about it.
  11. Basically what @Free Northman Reborn said. But also: It's far more of a disadvantage for the southerners. The cold gives them no advantage. Stannis' march on Winterfell in Dance will shows just how much luck a southern army has marching through letting alone fighting in a northern winter. They struggle through the snow, their horses can't make it, they freeze and starve and they make incredibly slow progress. By contrast, the Northerner's get on just fine. They lose hardly anyone. More than that, once winter hits every man in the army from the south is just gonna want to leave and go home. In the North? Depending on how bad the winter is, the older and middle age men will just want the chance to die a good death in battle to spare their familis the trouble of spending food on them. The alternative is freezing/starving. We know that when the food runs low and it gets cold enough men just leave and let themselves die to save some food for the family; but that's an awful death and most would prefer to die fighting to repel an invader from their home. And in an instant you have an army of northmen who don't care if they live or die. And the Dance of Dragons showed us how much damage even a small force of northmen with that mentality could do.
  12. Not a clue. It could be Clash, Storm or Feast. Probably not Dance. Defo not Game of Thrones. No, almost no numbers about the Blackfyre rebellion were ever released. For Dorne we have two figures to go off; 10k in RR and 50k in Daeron's conquest, which has been stated is an inflation.
  13. Yeah they did. But 90% of the Lords in the Vale would still have preferred to be involved. It wasn't by choice that Redfort, Waynwood, Hunter, Templeton, Belmoore and Royce stayed out of it; each of them would have loved to avenge Robert, Ned and Jon (at least as far as they knew for the last one).
  14. Definitely stupid of them not to get involved. It's a level of stupidty that only makes sense once you realize Lysa was keeping the Vale out of it because Petyr; backing the Lannister's; told her to. The North: Maybe. Depends on how much of a good leader Aegon turns out to be; another Mad King/Maegor the Cruel and they wouldn't support him but if he was like Aegon I or either Daeron or Jahaerys then I could see them working out an alliance and eventually kneeling. I'm torn on whether Doran would wait or not. 40/50k combined could easily compete with the Lannister's, who at that point only had 20k left in the field, plus Kings Landing's defenders. But yeah, it would be a risk to try and compete with Renly. Not sure if Doran would go for it. On the one hand, he kept his people out of the war in canon and was playing the long game but on the other hand, his opportunity and end goal just fell into his lap with the one of the most trained, experienced and professional armies in the world. He'd definitely send some spies to get a read on Aegon and then meet him himself before making a decision. However; even if Doran still decided to keep out of it, I can't see the rest of Dorne following him on this. Not when a Targ is in Dorne and ready to take justice. I can see the Yronwood's and Dayne's leading most of the other houses in following Aegon despite Doran's orders. Stannis would probably keep going with his claim and would probably still 'have' Renly killed. The Stormlords would probably still join him at that point. The Tyrell's would either join Aegon or Joffrey. If Mace goes for the latter, however, I can see some (read: a lot) of his bannermen deserting him. The G.C has friends in the Reach and people like Rowan/Tarly/Redwyne are the prime candidates for that. Plus most of the lords of the Crownlands would probably join Aegon once he reached King's Landing.
  15. Unless the Kingdom populations are far lower than we estimate them to be. 5 million might sound a reasonable estimate for real world comparisons, but we are expressly told that all the men who could hold a spear in Last Heath and Karhold lands are gone. That would imply that the total male population of the Karhold lands numbers about 3000 before the war. Total population therefore being 6 or 7 thousand. Maybe 8, at a stretch. Unrealistic sure but so is a 700 foot wall.