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  1. Yup, I definitely agree with this BTW. GRRM made the right choice creating the 'Ice Others' as we know them today.
  2. Let's just say that - instead of the Others that we know presently - George RR Martin decided to start the series with the 'Fire Others' murdering Waymar Royce. The religious fanatic 'helping' everybody else would be of the Ice Element; Melisandre would be cold to the touch. For at least 5 books, the 'Fire Others' is the ultimate, looming threat. Assume that the story line everywhere else is completely the same. Would you like the story more? Or would you think that the 'Fire Others' are gay? Heck, Would the story -incredibly- still be the same to you? I am looking forward to reading some interesting posts.
  3. How do you explained its relationship with the 5 Forts of Yi Ti? Some of you claimed that Men could not have been the builders of the Wall even with the help of the Children and Giants. Yet, it was likely Men (and Dragons?) who built the 5 super/mega Forts stretching across a gigantic distance. Keep in mind that there is no indication of the 'Fire Others' building the 5 Forts. In fact, even if they do exist, the 5 Forts were built to separate Men from the cold /freezing Grey Waste. If there are 'Fire Others', they would most likely be living in Asshai right now, and the 5 Forts are useless there. What this means is that the 'Ice Others' - like the ones in Westeros - are likely the main threats in the Grey Waste. Are you going to claim that these 'Ice Others' built the 5 Forts out of fire magic?
  4. How do you explained its relationship with the 5 Forts of Yi Ti? Some of you claimed that Men could not have been the one to build the Wall even with the help of the Children and Giants. But yet, it was likely Men (and Dragons?) who built the 5 super/mega Forts stretching across a gigantic distance. Keep in mind that there is no indication of the 'Fire Others' building the 5 Forts. In fact, even if they do exist, the 5 Forts were built to separate Men from the cold /freezing Grey Waste. If there are 'Fire Others', they would most likely live in Asshai, and the 5 Forts are useless there. What this means is that the 'Ice Others' - like the ones in Westeros - are likely the main threats in the Grey Waste. Are you going to claim that these 'Ice Others' built the 5 Forts out of fire magic?
  5. Glad you enjoyed it. Here is a few more evidence: the well-known descriptions of Hardhome by the Wildlings: 'a landscape of charred trees and burned bones, waters choked with swollen corpses and blood-chilling shrieks echoing from the cave mouths that pock the great cliff that looms above the settlement, a cliff where no living man or woman could be found' You guys should guess correctly the name of the town next to the Dry Deep: Bonetown. It is also interesting that the word 'shrieks' is used to describe the echoes in Hardhome; the land directly beyond the wall is called the 'Land of Shrykes'. Of course, most people are already aware that the 5 Forts are probably 'related' to the Wall (time of building; purposes; etc.), but probably not that uncannily symmetrical in their similarity and oppositions.
  6. @300 H&H [email protected] [email protected] What is the ultimate connection (if any) between the Dry Deep in Essos and Hardhome in Westeros.
  7. I am fairly certain that the Dry Deep in Essos should definitely have something to do with the fiery incident at Hardhome (in Westeros). http://www.fantasticmaps.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/03/World_Of_Ice_And_Fire-1024x682.jpg I was suspicious about the Dry Deep for a while now, but I just became certain while responding to another thread Why am I so certain? Because the 5 Forts are almost completely (though in an opposite fashion) analogous to the Walls in many ways. They are mega structures of military purposes with the differences being that the main structure of the Wall is continuous while the main structures 5 forts are separate from each other. The axis that they were built along (East-West; North-South) ultimately ended in oceans. However, the Western side of the Wall ended in cliffs and mountains (The Gorge; Frostfangs) and the Eastern side hit a large body of water (Shivering Sea); on the other hand, the North-Western side of the 5 Forts ended in a body of water (Bleeding Sea) while the South-Eastern side ended in Mountains (from Asshai). http://cdn.playbuzz.com/cdn/5167003e-a17b-4318-8b52-a2ab33dde4cd/b109f184-0a3c-4607-9ed3-d2d30435c54a.jpg The Dry Deep in the Eastern lands of fire has to end up somewhere and where else but Hardhome which was destroyed by fires that seem to come out of the tunnels. Don't be surprised that fires can end up in the Lands of Always Winter - afterall, coldness still ends up in the lands of fire, ash, and shadow (Grey Waste). I'm not sure what the deeper mystery is, but I think a definite connection has been established at last.
  8. Very interesting theories! I have a question. We know there is a Weirwood gate of extremely deep magic at the foundations of The Wall. Based on the way the core oaths were sworn to this Gate, it seems most likely that the Children, Men, and Giants built The Wall to protect all Southern warm life from the Others. This makes it likely that the 5 Forts were also built by Essosi Humans and their own allies. However, since the Evening Trees are 'opposites' of Weirwoods, the trees would have to be on top of the 5 Forts. But how would a wooden gate on top of the 5 Forts be useful in protecting Humans against whatever 'Others' there are in the cold Grey Waste? Keep in mind that the 5 Forts are almost completely (though in an opposite fashion) analogous to the Walls in many ways: the axis that they were built along (East-West; North-South) ultimately ended in oceans. However, the Western side of the Wall ended in cliffs and mountains and the Eastern side hit a body of water; on the other hand, the North-Western side of the 5 Forts ended in a body of water (Bleeding Sea) while the South-Eastern side ended in Mountains.
  9. Very interesting read! Thank you.
  10. Oi, great catch. That was a misconception on my part.
  11. While the First Men might have mostly crossed into Westeros through the land bridge, I doubt that any bronze-age-technology humans couldn't build any rafts/boats that traverse rivers and hug the coasts.
  12. @Dorian Martell's son Dude, you are on a roll with basic questions The records of the first 13 LCs were completely wiped out. If this was to ensure the complete wipe-out of the 13th LC from history, it seems too severe and contradictory. Is the 1st LC really that similar to the 13th? And why not eliminate the LCs up to the 20th if that is what the recorders really wanted to ensure complete wipe-out? I think it is most likely that the first 13 LCs did the sacrifices - sacrifices that did not occur afterwards.
  13. @Dorian Martell's son The oath about having no children was added later after the 13th LC would be my guess. As for the core oaths, the Night's Watch still fulfills its superficial but still important meaning: protect the realm against the Others. The White Walkers were apparently fine with just the sacrifices from the later wildlings (female Wildlings who slept with the White Walkers to produce children?) up until now.
  14. @Dorian Martell's son Probably their own children! Hence, why Craster - another connection - was so certain he was an honorable man. It would also explain why the Watchmen can't have any children; that rule further provides emotional protection!
  15. @Dorian Martell's son Yes, that is also possible. But this is fiction from a professional author; deep and not-so-obvious meanings should be there at times. ;P Besides, I'm probably not the first person to think that some sacrifices were involved in the truce.