House Beaudreau

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  1. If you haven't read or listened to all TWOW preview chapters, i would highly suggest you do. They're great. But not only do at least three of the POV's happen somewhere I don't think any of us we're going to be able to guess like Mercy, The Forsaken, and Arianna. It seems like more and more as the books go along the and now especially with TWOW chapters, it seems like George is separating out the POV characters not only by region but by time as well. I'm wondering what people think, if this is just a product of how George tell this huge story with so many different characters, or some POV stories are much shorter than others or happen over much longer periods of time? or is George intentionally trying to deceive us with how he has released these preview chapters. Here are some examples about some weird things I have noticed but I might be crazy. In the Forsaken Chapter a lot of time passes from the beginning to the end. By the end of the Chapter Euron and Aeron are on there way to meet the Redwyne fleet, but this would be months probably meaning that Sam would have been at the Citadel, the Battle at Storm's End has probably already happened, and Cersei's trial probably already happened. in the Arianna chapter we get a report that a Reach host is on its way to Storm's End to meet the Golden Company in battle. Meaning, if this is true, that Cersei's and Margery's trial have already happened. In the Mercy chapter, just basing this off the dialoge and how the POV thinks and acts it seems like Mercy/Arya is much older than the last time we saw her. In the Alyanne chapter, a couple weeks have passed since we last saw here, and this isn't really anything about the timeline per say, but has Sansa not heard anything about what is happening in the North with Fake Arya? seems like she would probably care? it seems like these previews are not mean to take place right at the beginning of TWOW that there is probably a lot to happen before these chapters. Is there gonna be a big Tarantino reveal of the matching up of timeline and give us a big unexpected result or are timelines going to just continue to low down and speed up at will?
  2. The Blackfish i think would be a really good one, and Sweet Robin for sure, i want to know whats going on in his mind.
  3. Yeah on the surface is makes sense to cut out the tongues to cut down on the sailers gossip but how can a crew of mutes successfully sail a ship without vocal communication. Vocal commands are a big part of sailing. Also if he is cutting out there tongues why are they sticking with him? Why not just knife him while he sleeps, or throw him into the sea? The cruelty factor doesn't make sense unless he has some sort of control over them?
  4. The Iron Bank doesn't have to be loaning money to the Manderlys to be in White Harbor, they could be collecting debts from this lord or that lord or any of the merchants that are in White Harbor or they could have been negotiating something with Manderly and Glover to hedge their bet on Stannis, because it makes no sense whatsoever to loan Stannis money in the situation that he's in if they don't know something we don't. The Iron Bank isn't just giving money to Claimants they don't think have a chance. Stannis and Tycho don't make any arrangements or meet until the crofters village in Theon I of TWOW. Tycho had already made a deal with Jon at the Wall and then went to Deadwood Motte and made some sort of deal with Lady Glover to buy her Ironborn Hostages. And I believe he had already visited White Harbor and possible Maidenpool. All these things relating to the Iron Banks involvement in the events happening in the north seem like more than just random chance. There are things that don't make sense unless there is some sort of Northern conspiracy between Stannis, the Iron Bank, the Manderlys, the Umbers, Mance and the Glovers. the Coincidences are staking up if there is no conspiracy involving the Iron Bank and the Northern Lords The Ships the Manderlys are building are irrelevant, it only shows that the manderlys and Umbers have been in cooperation since ACOK The Umbers are definitely working some plan because they split up there forces, the young boys with Mors dug pits outside of Winterfell that the Freys fall into, but the Manderlys go out a different gate. Mors wears a Snow bear pelt as a cloak which only comes from North of the Wall meaning there is some trading with the Wildlings, and some of the northern lords refer to Mance as "the Mance" like The Little or The Norrey or The Flint, Mance seems to be trading with the northern lords. Mance only gets into winterfell because the Manderlys don't bring a singer with them, and Mors horn signals the Spear wives where to escape with Theon and Jeyne Poole. Manderly has already told Davos that they will support Stannis if he gets Rickon, but they don't really seem to care much for Arya meaning they probably know she is a fake, and Mance would know what Arya looks like. He would it at least know that jeyne poole doesn't have the Stark look. so it seem that the whole plan inside Winterfell was to rescue Theon. The Glovers release the Ironborn captives even though they hold there children at harlaw, but Robett Glover is at White Harbor with Manderlys and might know that there is already a plan in place to get Theon which would make a far better trade for his children which could be the reason his wife allows the Ironborn to go with Tycho. If Tycho was making a deal in White Harbor it would surely be in Stannis's favor considering the Iron Bank was getting ready to back Stannis. And long shot if Tycho was in Maidenpool he was probably treating with Randyll Tarly, possible unrelated to the North but could a deal have been made that if Stannis wins the North the Tarlys will change sides and support his claim. They probably don't have a lot of love for the Lannisters and with Marge in prison, Loras possibly dying on Dragonstone and Willis a cripple they might think that there time is now to become the Rulers of the Reach... like I said this is a longshot, but Tarly does race back to King's Landing and take Margery back from the Faith, either to protect her or as a hostage maybe??? And Stannis sending Justin Massey to Essos to hire sellswords even if he hears that Stannis is dead tells me that the Iron Bank gave some sort of assurance that in the event of Stannis's death they would back Shireen's claim. Really willing to do anything to get their money back from the Iron Throne.
  5. that's a fair point, but is the presence of only one ship more curious considering we would expect far more Braavosi ships? Just like the the single braavosi ship in Salt Pans that takes Arya to Braavos, I always thought it was odd that a single Braavosi ship was in Salt Pans, Considering how messed up the Riverlands were at the time it seems like Gulltown or somewhere else would make more sense. but maybe it's just a coincidence that the one ship Arya needed was in the closest port to her almost like they were waiting for her.
  6. Yes, but speaking directly about the mutes. We see that he has made even more mutes in Winds, and collecting holy men, Euron has mentioned hearing prayers multiple times in the story now, He speaks of knowing all the gods too. Is it possible that someone has been messing with his mind? someone like Bloodraven? or someone like Quaithe or Marwyn with a glass candle? Or is Euron on the same level as them and he has some sort of Warging/Green seeing/ telepathic dream powers of his own and cutting out tongues and hearing mute thoughts is his own kind of power system thing? and is he serving the others? is He serving the Shrouded Lords? Is he the Corsair King?
  7. So in no way do you think that Davos seeing a Braavosi ship in White Harbor has anything at all to do with White Harbor joining Stannis around the same time the Iron Bank is going all in on Stannis
  8. Throughout our introduction to Euron we learn that Euron's ship the Silence is crewed by Mutes, He gifted the Dusky Woman to Victarion with her tongue cut out. In the Preview Chapter in TWOW we see a newly made tongueless mute. My question is this, is this some sort of fetish for Euron or is there some darker purpose? Does he have some sort of Telepathic connection with his mutes? Meaning he could be spying on Victarion with the Dusky Woman. We see similar things in the story but they all seem to be fetish or reputation driven and no more, like Vargo Hoat and taking hands and feet, the Weeper cutting out the eyes of his foes, The Boltons and flaying, Shagga cutting off manhoods and feeding it to goats. But Euron's mutes seem to be more than for fun, mainly he is doing it to people that work for him and continue to work for him. Does it have any connection to Varys' little birds and their tongues getting cut out???
  9. Having debts doesn't necessarily mean a house has money problems. In regards to the Iron Bank, houses that have large incomes would probably be the only house available for loans with them since they would have a means of repaying within the term. The Manderlys might not be in debt but that doesn't mean the Iron Bank isn't hedging there bets when they throw in with Stannis. Based on what we've heard about the Iron Bank, in theory if the Iron Bank made open war against the Iron Throne, they could call in every debt with every house in Westeros making any house that can't repay in full would have to choose side with the Bank or the Iron Throne. Not just poor houses have loans with the Iron Bank that's how banks go out of business.
  10. Like I said, it not concrete evidence but the coincidences are building up, supporting that the IB, Stannis, Umbers and Manderly are working together, even if Stannis doesn't have full knowledge of it, the Iron Bank could be plotting for him in maidenpool and White Harbor. Having Debts with the Iron Bank doesn't necessarily mean you have money problems but it would put you in a tough spot if they called in the Debt all at once. The Iron Bank wouldn't just throw money at Stannis if they believed him to be doomed which everything we see, tells us they are starving and freezing to death. the Umbers and Manderlys have been working together to build ships since ACOK. The Manderlys straight up tell Davos that they are false friends to the Freys and the Boltons, and that they will support Stannis if Davos locates Rickon. The Manderlys are the reason Mance Ryder was able to get into Winterfell. The Umbers Split up their forces between the Boltons and Stannis but the young boys went with Stannis which seemingly means they are safer with Stannis. The Iron Bank being able to make alliances for Stannis would be easiest with houses that had debts.
  11. I mean Jon is able to switch Aemon Steelsong with Gilly's baby. Gilly's babe is probably several months older than Mance's son and Sam never notices until a blind guy tells him. In my experience it pretty hard to tell the difference between baby and toddlers when your only dealing with a half dozen months or so.
  12. I have always wondered this as well. Why skip Riverrun? He most likely returned to King's Landing to debrief everyone on what happened and told Robert that Jon was his with Wylla, else how would Robert know about Wylla, doesn't seem like something he'd put in a letter. I always thought that he caught a ship out of King's Landing to White Harbor but once I read ADWD we get the whole returning of the horse at Barrowton Hall.
  13. yep.
  14. I would argue that the Freys are sitting on a Key trade route considering that in the story it seems much more common for goods to pass through the Twins than be moved down the Green Fork in boats. Not many farmers would have the ability to move a lot of goods by boat, most wouldn't even have a boat.
  15. I believe we first here about Tycho coming to King's Landing in ACOK to collect on Robert's debts and Tyrion sends him to see Littlefinger, He shows up again in AFFC at King's Landing and Cersei turns him away and tells him the Iron Bank will get their money once the wars are over. Later, when Brienne goes to Maidenpool she see a galley, galleas and a Cog, In ADWD Davos see a Bravosi Galley in White Harbor and Tycho arrives at East Watch with a galley, galleas and a Cog. It's not definitive that these are the same ships or that they are carrying Tycho it seems highly likely that they are the Iron Banks ships with Tycho either collecting debt, loaning money, or scheming against the Iron throne. I doubt he was loaning money to anyone still loyal to the Lannisters see how they are supporting Stannis's claim. Tycho could have been in each location for a number of reasons, but we know that the Iron Bank has thrown in with Stannis meaning they might have made arrangements with at least the Manderlys in White Harbor to support Stannis. We know that Wyman Manderly is secretly behind Stannis if Davos can rescue Rickon. The Davos POV ends pretty early in ADWD. Granted this is Not concrete evidence, but there is a enough clues in the text to see that it is possible to theorize that the Iron Bank is now actively playing the game of thrones in Westeros to put Stannis on the throne. it seem likely that we would see this happen eventually considering how much we've already heard about the Iron Bank "always getting their due" and how if kings and princes don't pay, the Iron Bank creates new Kings and Princes. #foreshadowing