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  1. I don't know if my english is that bad, but that was exaclty what I had in mind. Maybe "fallibility" was the word. I stand corrected, anyway.
  2. The wiki also notes "citation needed" for this dispute in Lann the Clever entry, so it is admitting its own inaccuraccy. In turn, House Lannister entry (which Hum Ram referred) has used TWOIAF as source. And Yandel tells us exactly that "when Gerold III died without male issues, a council crowned his only daughter's husband, Ser Joffery Lydden, who took the Lannister name and became the first Andal to rule the Rock." (TWOIAF, the Westerlands)
  3. Ser Herbert, maybe.
  4. What about the excerpts below?
  5. As far as we know about Ironborn's campaign on the Riverlands (ie. House Hoare), the Trident were the important river since they could sail up and down its Forks and maintain dominance over Riverlands. as seem below: TWOIAF, The Riverlands The importance of the Trident to the region was never made clearer then when King Harwyn Hoare, the grandfather of Harren the Black, fought over the riverlands with the Storm King Arrec. The ironborn reavers were able to achieve dominance on the rivers and use them as a means to transport forces swiftly between farflung strongholds and battlefields. The Storm King suffered his worst defeat at the crossing of the Blue Fork near Fairmarket, where the longships proved decisive in allowing the ironborn to seize the crossing despite Arrec's superior numbers. Fairmarket seems to be the place you're refering to, considering that altought both Harwyn and Halleck spent their kinghoods in camp tents, the latter, when not at war, "ruled his broad domains from a modest tower house at Fairmarket in the heart of the riverlands" (TWOIAF, The Iron Islands: The Black Blood). On the other hand, Yandel labels Harrenhal as "the pride and obsession of King Harren the Black" (TWOIAF, The Reign of the Dragons: The Conquest), as if it hadn't been built as a result of its strategic position in the Riverlands. I think you got confused here. Take a look at ADWD's map. There's no way Ironborn could reach the narrow sea sailing upriver, regardless if they were anchored on God's Eye or Red Fork/ Trident.
  6. I feel @Megorova had it right in a previous thread:
  7. And what about Vhagar (and Sunfyre)? NW vows doesn't break dragon's bond (I guess...). I imagine the Wall woud also provide Aegon and Aemond with an new army and a strategic position to attack Starks and Manderlys, both Rhaenyra's allies.
  8. Fair point. And one that reinforces the inkling that RJ and LL have sailed to Isle of Faces. In deed, unless they somehow secretly made it to the bay, the aftermath of Blackwater battle must have forced them further and further upriver in order to safely find food and drink. And as discussed before, God's Eye seem fairly safer than keep going upstream toward Stoney Sept. And once they reached God's Eye, the best place to hide would be Isle of Faces.
  9. Ned's Ferry! Thanks, I had forgotten. From Whitewalls entry on the wiki: "While journeying from Stoney Sept to the kingsroad, Ser Duncan the Tall and Prince Aegon Targaryen took Ned's ferry across the Gods Eye to attend the festivities." The ferry was used to cross the southern part of the lake, which should not have a current like the God's Eye river. So don't help us figuring if the river was navigable to a war galley. In addition, I have always pictured this ferry as being a large, flat boat, used for short trips (TMK describes there were several trips, "each taking more than an hour", which still short to me), so it might ressamble pontoon ferries. Thus, even if it were used in the river, it won't give a clue of the river's depth.
  10. @Rufus Snow, further researches led me to this: Manderly was able to hide warships in a river where runners use long lean boats. Ball's in your court.
  11. (ADWD, The Prince of Winterfell) No longswords had been allowed within the hall, but every man there wore a dagger, even Theon Greyjoy. (ADWD, The Ghost of Winterfell) The man put a hand on his dagger. "Theon Turncloak. Theon Kinslayer." Not even the weapon helps figuring out.
  12. Desertion = Decapitation (AGOT, Jon IX) Jon: "I know the penalty for desertion, my lord. I'm not afraid to die." Mormont: "If we beheaded every boy who rode to Mole's Town in the night, only ghosts would guard the Wall."
  13. My pleasure. It seems so.
  14. For sometime I've been wondering how much fun it would be if after the series is completed, GRRM would release a book recounting ASOIAF through the eyes of Varys and LF. Won't happen, I know. But it'd be fun.
  15. @Kandrax It's not just about not having Jon's POV anymore. I like Jon and his chapters a lot. The point would be to prevent us from beign sure that he is dead / will come back to life, plus having his vacancy filled by his very antagonist (who also happens to be a great potential POV).