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  1. I think it's Old Castle Ward: "older", well-loved, used en masse, no dragons....
  2. I thought that, too. I agree. Pics and tag indicate he's talking about hbo spin-off. So Now are 4. And one line per spinoff: 4 clues. 1. The Last hero? Kingsguard? 2. Targs. Maybe Conquest or dance of the dragons? 3. Accordind to @DNDM a word is missing there: Froggy. Crannogmen? I would love to. I don't think it's something about Maggy the Frog XD 4. No idea. I don't think it's about Cleganes, so no the hounds of baskerville quote. Is he mean he doesn't want to tell as anything? or is it a real clue? brainstorming session: Faceless men?
  3. The confirmation we all wanted: (season 8 spoiler)
  4. Vis in latin/ancient greek is "force", "power" or "violence" and "-enya" I always thought Martin uses it as poetic license for "-genia" in some Targaryen's names; that means "descendant" or "family". As for Iphigenia, to make you understand But you could be right about Enio! it's a good idea! No poetic license and it would be relate to war, so not so different.
  5. Oh I'm so happy you posted it! and I'm sorry I disappeared like that, but I'm really busy these weeks in RL Even so I've read you, all of you. So I will be back soon! and great posts everyone btw...
  6. You are really too kind This is what Jaime heard: So I don't think he misunderstood his words. But Aerys has been definitely manipuleted. By who? Varys? Someone else? is there any kind of magic? In another thread we are discussing Dark Sister, Targaryen, Bloodraven, magic and sorcerers, maybe it could interest you.
  7. Sorry it has taken so long to reply, but here I am. I think he took her where she was supposed to be... a sort of destiny yes. Maybe it won't be an official handover, but more a sword in the right place at the right time... I'm very intrigued by @Faera's idea about Bran-Hodor, I think there is a good chance she's right. I really hope she starts a new thread soon. OT: We have only have 5 ancestral swords, for me: Ice, Heartsbane, Blackfyre, Longclaw and Brigthroar, maybe Lady Forlorn too. The other ones, we don't know for sure. As for DS history, it's very intriguing. I would love to know something more about Valyrians.... And why Dark Sister wasn't with Maegor at the time of Visenya's death? Concerning possessors after Visenya, I'm interested in Jaehaerys/Daemon in particular....I would like to understand some things better, but I think it will have to wait right now. yes @Faera, I would like to know you ideas!
  8. Othe pics here: This is all quite unexpected and suspicious at the same time.....
  9. Indeed! I agree, definitely different kind of magics. ahahahahah sorry I can be cryptic. Yesterday I also wrote in such a poor italian that I had to re-write part of thesis, don't know why. So all in all not a good day to write. yes I agree, or it was done for Visenya. So it would be "Visenya's sword" for real. I said Velaryons baceause of Visenya's mother but it could be Cltigars' too (they already possessed the axe). Point is that in a culture where magic was something really valued, a VS sword with magical (?) characteristics should be passed from someone with special ability to someone who deserves it. So who? three? Anyway this persuades me even more that DS is in the cave. There would be a reason for Bloodraven to carry it. And a little bit OT but this helps us even with other VS swords. We can assume that if some of the swords are not ancestral, they are not passed in the way we thought (and in the place we thought) or at least that I thought.
  10. LoL! yes I LOVE facts. But this time I wasn't searching for the origin of DS (yes, I would love to XD). What I meant it's that it's always called "Visenya's sword" and Martin never used the word Targ for DS....This is something really different from the other swords, iirc. We call it targ sword only because they used it, but we don't know if this is the basis for wielding DS. It's used by sorcerers, could be this the criteria? The targs was the only remaining "magical" family in westeros. Bloodraven wield it even he doesn't like swords, maybe there are other reasons. And it's the only one designed for a woman. I think it's special .... just that! It could be important for the future... I agree! there is not so many people who can use DS ... She is one of the best candidate.
  11. yes, probably DS is passed to the next generation following the magic line... Unlike the other ancestral swords, it's not given to heirs. There are many quotes about "deserving" DS. I have one more question to add: Is DS really a Targ sword? I can't find this info anywhere. No signs. Could it be a House Velaryon sword? They used blood magic, and DS "has a thristy for blood".
  12. Could it be a scene with Theon? or GC?
  13. Genetic or not, if Robert is LF's son and Martin wants us to know it, then there are some clues. Good catch @Lost Melnibonean with the seed. Iirc there are some young Petyr's descriptions, right? He wasn't a not very healthy kid. Indeed. LF's plan is so interesting to discuss....
  14. Yes, this is what he thinks about himself, his vows and most of all his story in KG. From the beginning. But this doesn't mean he shouldn't have killed Areys. @Lady Dacey and @Julia H. are right, it is not the answer, but the question. GRRM want us to reflect, to question our moral compass. If we only look at that moment, that act, yes he broke a vow and killed his king. But if we enlarge our visions it's more complicate, and there are also many actors: Tywin, Aerys, Cersei, Varys etc.... Everyone played a role, even before he takes his white cloak....
  15. He says: to Brienne: and Brienne again: For Jaime white cloak is symbolic and it reflects what he thinks about himself. He denigrates himself, and the cloak too.
  16. I like it, especially the ruby part (I also think it means something). But there are 2 things that make me skeptical: First of all I don't think the story he told Brienne about his life is a lie. It's just vague. He doesn't lie about The Hound, technically. He says he saw him dying. He uses a metaphoric level for himsel too (when he says he died in battle). There is one thing not clear: who did he bury? Hound's armor? If he didn't do a grave, where did Rorge take the helm? Second, the age. Elder brother is 44, Battle of trident was in 283, so 27/28. It could be, but I think Jonothor is older, no proof but only the way I see his description. Yes probably for Jaime.
  17. This is great! I love this kind of thread, they enrich us! I don't know if it's a coincidence or not, but GRRM should read your post even if he didn't know Yoruba mythology! If he wasn't inspired by it, it proves sometimes myths have a universal base or common origins. Maybe @ravenous reader will enjoy it...
  18. this is an ambiguous sentence. Easiest explanation is that Cersei was talking to Jaime, but she talks about flames. Plural. So it could be that they will both die when the 2 sword lights fade away, not only one. Never thought about it, but I really like it! I think Jaime will go north and not south. Probably after meeting LSH, maybe to find Sansa. Or later to fight the WW, for sure. As for the NW, I dont think he's gonna take the black. But you're right, darkness has to mean something... This dream is interesting, maybe understimated. But it's very criptic, I 'm not sure what could it mean.
  19. I still think that we don't know why they wanted to talk with Brienne. For Jaime? For Sansa? Pod is a good way to persuade Brienne to do almost everything they want. Almost. I don't think he was trying to harm Brienne, on the contrary he tried very hard to persuade her to go back to Tarh, before being killed. What I said it's that we don't know if he is part of that "web" who's collaborating with the Brotherhood, to protect the smallfolk. Yes, who is he to disagree? Why Jonathor? I don't think he lied when he told his story... So probably he's a member of one house of landed knights...
  20. Sorry I'm on my way to bed again XD I always login too late to think properly, speak a decent english (and probably italian too) just a quick clarification. The Inn is a way to capture people, it's open when there is someone valueble to take to LSH. and Meribal again: And Jeyne: I think there is another quote, maybe about Freys, but I can't find it right now....
  21. No I haven't seen it! There are at least 7 threads, so maybe I haven't reached the right thread.... Anyway yes, it is really good when you find nice people and you are allowed to express yourself or to discuss your ideas ... Yes I'm sure they know Brienne was looking for Sansa. Maybe this is the reason why LSH wants to talk to her.... but I have the feeling I'm missing something here. If there is a plan, we have to think who Brienne met before. I was re-reading the quiet isle chapter and it seems to me that the Elder Brother tries very hard to send them at the Inn. He says to Brienne that Arya was seen alive there, for the last time. Then it turned out that Meribald would never have led them there, because he thought it was closed: Maybe it's not important but he knows everything, included what Jaime did and his connection with Brienne. I was also wondering, if Meribald is not a collaborator of BwB, what will he do now? where will he go? on his way? or can he ask for help? Quiet Isle? And what about the Elder brother? I have to stop it now, because I'm sleepy XD
  22. Yes probably someone mentioned it! Anyhow yes we should discuss it... I was re-reading the chapter and Brienne description of the cave is very similar to the one in Jaime's dream. oh great! now I see the "web" and I've also seen old threads @Curled Finger mentioned! I was thinking, if there is a plan to capture Jaime, were they already looking for Brienne? Because I was wondering how they already knew what LSH wanted to do with Brienne... or they talked to her while Brienne was unconscious... have to check the timeline.
  23. LoL I'm gonna search it! Oh great! I will wait for it! She was already thinking she needed Jaime's help at some level, even before meeting LSH. I don't think this is the right place to discuss it, but I'm thinking about it since GRRM confirmed it. Maybe another thread? I would love it.
  24. I think this is the reason for touching the hilt: she touches Oathkeeper every time she wants to reassure herself. Wow, I didn't know there was a "web" in RLs, but yes it makes a lot of sense now that I think about it. Great post! I have to re-read some chapters. Poor Jaime. If the timeline is correct it would be interesting also know what is happening to the camp. As for Brienne lying etc., that's my idea as well.