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  1. How on earth did a very minor lord manage to get his son fostered at Riverun? Every indication points to Lord Hoster Tully being as important before Roberts rebellion as after, there doesnt appear to be the title 'warden of the middle' but thats the impression i get of the Tullys and Riverun. Littlefinger was hier to a tiny insignificant spit of land which sounded incredibly gloomy when littlefinger and sansa landed there before travelling on to the vale. I dont recall ever hearing anything about Littlefingers parents but it seems very unlikely that they were in a position to have littlefinger fostered somewhere as prestigious as Riverun. I also dont recall hearing about any other wards at Riverun so was he also the only one? surely you would get your son fostered somewhere in the vale if you were from the fingers? This all seems very odd to me.
  2. My confession is i couldn't give less of a s**t who sits the iron throne. For me that whole bit will be redundant by the end of the book. i suspect kings landing will be a ruin anyway. and Dany and Jon get married? that would be so generic, Il be very disappointed if that's a plot point. I'm hoping that by the time she gets to Westeros we will be in the depth of winter and kings landing is a ruin covered in snow. it wont be worth the boat ride. and i always assumed Cersei's prophesy about 'another younger and more beautiful' actually meant Marcela. which i thought would be a nice twist and again show prophesy to be unreliable. But she got killed by D&D so i was probably on the wrong track. and on a side note that the bear and the maiden fair is Jaime and Brienne, Jaime being the maiden fair.
  3. I think bran is the three eyed crow not bloodraven, and here he has gone back in time and is trying to help jon discover his parentage.
  4. Did anybody else think that Bloodraven (and i say Bloodraven because Bran is the three eyed crow) saying "it is beautiful beneath the sea, but if you stay too long you'll drown" is vitally important to how we interpret Patchface in the book? Most interpretations view Patchface's sayings as meaning in death but Bloodraven clearly means in the past. this isnt the first time D&D have squeezed in references to Patchface despite cutting him from the show.
  5. Has anybody read the 'A horn? no a wolf!' thread? if not get over there, it changed my life.
  6. We know that GRRM likes to play about with religions/faith systems in his work, on that note you might find it useful to know that the number 7 in the Bible is the number for completeness. Similarly in ASOIAF the faith of the seven equate to one whole. likewise the number 49 is used to mean all (as 7x7) for example when the Bible mentions the 49 churches of Israel it actually just means all of them not that there were literally 49. i wonder if that is in there somewhere to?
  7. I read something better awhile ago but cant remember where now. The idea goes that the death of Cersei's remaining children flip her royally over the edge and she decides to burn kings landing to the ground with wildfire. Jaime chokes her to death but is too late to save all the people in kings landing, including himself. This would make killing the mad king Aerys (for the same crime) the foreshadowing for Jamie.
  8. Im totally sold on the jon/ghost being the Horn of Winter. so what does Sam have? we know its very old made with bronze, is broken and has runes on it, GRRM has been hard at work making sure we follow its path and constantly mentioning it and Joramun at the same time (sneeky). I dont think its a dragon binder instead, we know about the horn that turned up with Euron that apparently burnt out the guy that blew it. that indicated to me Dany with her higher fire tolerance but Sams horn is different.
  9. Brilliant post, makes so much sence. Reminds me of what Ned said to Arya about when winter comes the lone wolf dies but the pack survives. When the call goes out 'No one' will hear wherever she is and Arya will wake up and return to Winterfell. as will Sansa to Little Fingers dismay.
  10. The monsters cannot pass so long as the Wall stands and the men of the Night's Watch stay true, Well the lord commander just got stabbed a lot so im pretty sure jons 'death' has fulfilled part of this. Is the fact that he has stark blood important? It has been said their must always be a stark in Winterfell often. I wonder if their must always be one at the wall too? Benjen is gone and Jon has 'died'. with all the blood magic going on I would'nt be surprised if getting rid of your last stark was a really bad idea. So why did Joramund have the horn in the first place? and why didnt he bring down the wall himself? seems to me the key was on the wrong side of the wall... or was it? maybe each interested party gets half a way to bring the wall down, it will only work if they are used together. ie 'the wall stands', probably meaning the magic wards and the nights watch stays true. Sounds to me like two opposing sides had a pact or agreement (with a safeguard of their interests, bit like a marriage) where if the other side does not fulfil thier oath (or part of the bargain) it becomes void. so then the only other question is who is involved? the realms of men definately on the south side but the north could be the children or the others or something else. I reckon the children. That would mean after defeating the others together the men and the children renewed the pact by building a huge wall that they both have an interest in maintaining, the children could remove the magical wards if the nights watch falter and if the children let the wards fall the nights watch can leave. so far my idea falls down on why or how joramund got the horn and why the children would be happy living on the other side of the wall. oh and why are the wildlings on the other side too. most of this is just thinking out loud.
  11. sorry for the ambiguity, i dont mean that the faith of the seven is the correct one but rather their idea of there being many apects of a whole could be correct. and thier are no 'gods' there are beings which have elemental powers who all exert thier influence on planteos. these beings have interbred with groups of humans giving them special traits (like the starks cold tolerance) and that those traits are the real 'kings blood' which is why it has power. i have picked seven because that seems to be a theme, but maybe theres a hidden 8th (making the eight), a power source or something that connects them all aside from blood magic.
  12. which is the right religion? The faith of the Seven is the closest to being right. I think there are seven gods (or 'types' of gods) but that these aren't deities the way we understand them. Instead they are actual embodiments of a given element with a type of life of their own. These gods set the balance on Planteos but are constantly at war with each other. The seven could be fire, ice, water, storm (or wind/air), Earth, stone and death. each is actually a living embodiment of that element which can reproduce and is thought of as a god. Ice has the others which appear to have interbred with house Stark. Water has the Squishers or drowned god, and the half breeds called the Deep Ones which are probably Merlings. They appear to have interbred with house Greyjoy. Earth has the Weirwood trees and the Children Of The Forest who have maybe interbred with house Reed. The less known (so far) elements are: Fire which appears to have bred the Valyrians (Targaryans) and has fire dragons. Stone, which through the contagion Greyscale clearly creates the Stone Men. Storm is very vague but there is the legend that Baratheons interbred with a daughter of both storm and sea. Death, the faceless men used to serve death but now seem to serve the highest bidder. For example, the Drowned God of the Iron Born is the element water. The 'gods' or embodiments of this element are the Squishers. Legends say that the Squishers breed with human women creating the Deep Ones (which are probably Merlings).The Grey King of the Iron Islands slew the sea dragon Nagga and wed a mermaid. He became king of the western isles and all the sea beyond. The drowned men claim the ironborn are closer kin to fish and Merlings than other humans. house Greyjoy has the element of water in its blood- also known as kings blood. When elements travel too far from their source of bad things happen. Robb was doomed to lose the war because he traveled too far south. Harren The Black died because he was too far from the sea. when the balance is upset certain elements become weaker/stronger. Ice and the others may have awoken after the doom seriously weakened fire and nearly wiped out the Valyians. Blood magic appears to be a universal that all the elements enjoy, so perhaps the magical part is the element within it? linked to the idea of kings blood. and similarly the theme of resurrection. Dany (fire) dies in the pyre and is reborn, Tyrion dies in the river with the stone men and is reborn, Jon (ice) dies at the wall and will be reborn. All the Ironborn are drowned and revived. This idea is more of a vague notion currently and such a neat and tidy conclusion isnt GRRM style, so what does everyone think?