Armand Gargalen

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  1. You may be right about the condition, but she is nowhere near returning home at the moment, so my money is still on she dying before the end of the books
  2. The Gargalens. They are barely mentioned in the story (I found just 5 quotes) but I feel identified with salty Dornishmen, specially because I live at a seaside town with plenty of salt production tradition. And cockatrices are cool
  3. I do not know what you mean as a conditional clause. Here is the whole thing: That brought more laughter from the Lannisters, more curses from Robb. Ser Rodrik's face was beet-red with fury under the white of his whiskers. Theon kept Robb locked in an iron grip until the princes and their party were safely away. Jon watched them leave, and Arya watched Jon. His face had grown as still as the pool at the heart of the godswood. Finally he climbed down off the window. "The show is done," he said. He bent to scratch Ghost behind the ears. The white wolf rose and rubbed against him. "You had best run back to your room, little sister. Septa Mordane will surely be lurking. The longer you hide, the sterner the penance. You'll be sewing all through winter. When the spring thaw comes, they will find your body with a needle still locked tight between your frozen fingers." Arya didn't think it was funny. "I hate needlework!" she said with passion. "It's not fair!"
  4. I think I may be included in the group of people you mention. As I said, I do not believe there is "evil" people, or, at least, that no human being has the capacity to pass that kind of judgement on another human being. That is not to say that certain individuals, who display no remorse for their acts of violence, and who are clearly going to keep committing them in the short or medium term, should not be locked away. But not because they are "evil" or "irredeemable", just because their potential victims need to be protected form them. I still pity these individuals, though. Curiously enough, Robb Stark is still directly responsible for more deaths than the trio you mentioned (especially Marylin Manson, who is just an artist whose only known "crime" is to have taken the name of a famous murderer, Charles Manson ) and at no point did he display doubt, remorse or intention to change his actions. By no modern standards that I am aware of, the legal execution of a parent is a valid justification for war. Should Robb have been locked away or removed form power, at least until he realized the dire consequences of his deccisions as Lord of WF?
  5. Is "vetegalocide" even a word?
  6. The last one is a risky bet, for sure.
  7. You'll be sewing all through winter. When the spring thaw comes, they will find your body with a needle still locked tight between your frozen fingers. AGOT Arya 1 There is no way Arya will survive. The George might have to endure some sexless weeks or months because of it, but he will survive it. And now my bet: Davos, Tyrion, Sam and the risky one, Jaime
  8. And just to question some people´s moral compass, I will make my own list of "evil" people. 1. Renly Baratheon. He started a war, fully understanding than thousands would die, just so he could be king. Soooo cool 2. Robb Stark. Same deed, different reason: to avenge a dead father, who the deaths of thousands , as Cat pointed out, could never bring back. 3. Daenerys Targarien. She committed violence during a business meeting, ordered the butchery of a whole city (or at least 1/5 of its population. She later nailed slavers, regardless of their guilt or innocence, to crosses. And just start to imagine what she will do to sit on that loved iron chair of her.
  9. I am happy someone finally said this. I find people too eager to stick the "evil" label on people they do not really understand or know well enough. Actually, I am of the opinion than no-one is truly "evil", what is a word I dislike because it is generally used to dehumanize the "evil" guy, who can therefore be killed without a pang of guilt. I abhor violence in any form, and from my point of view, many characters´ actions are clearly wrong. And yes, it includes the actions of every character named in this post, but let´s not fall into the ethical trap of just defining the actors as "evil". Some other characters who have not been mentioned have also committed terrible acts. Let´s use Tyrion as an example. Many of his actions throughout the books, including ordering a singer murdered, threatening to rape his nephew, slaying his own father and his "lover", terrorizing slave, can be seen as "evil" by not only us modern readers, but also by his literary peers. But because GRRM has given us his POV, we can understand his actions better, and even if we not condone them, we can at least understand and empathize with him. So maybe, instead of sticking "evil" labels, we should try to do the same thing for all the other characters who have not been given that privilege by the author, and, even better, for the people in the real world.
  10. The Order of the Green Hand affirms he is the previous Master from Winterfell, who apparently died or disappeared around Robert´s Rebellion. Of course, their theory depends on Aegon being the son of Lyanna and Rhaegar, who was sent to Varys by Ned, which I don´t buy. But if you do, they make a compelling case for it.
  11. Even though the chapter is not conclusive, as it does not explicitly states that the conversation ended there, I have always been under the impression that the message was never sent. It stands to reason, considering that Ned would not trust Varys after what happened with LF, and more so if Ned had decided to accept the offer and thought himself in the way to The Wall, where he could tell Jon in person.
  12. Not everyone agrees with what you call the "Thought to be Ending" , including the Heretics, Preston Jacobs and myself. If you have read other GRRM works, you should be used to his bittersweet, morally grey endings. A very good example of this is "The Armageddon Rag", where the reader is deceitfully led to believe that a great battle good vs evil will happen until the very last scene.
  13. Hi Seams, You are not the only one to have noticed some parallelisms between Robin and Bran and/or Bloodraven. In this video PJ proposes the ideas that Sweetrobin is also a warg. I can not say I am 100% on board with this theory, but you may be onto something
  14. Count me in with this interpretation
  15. I think that you are absolutely right. And that is why, IMHO, Ned dropped the subject as soon as Varys openly admitted he would read it. He surely remembered his recent experiences with LF that put him on this dungeon. I still believe, though, considering that the broken promises are the last part of Ned feverish musings, and that he first thing he asked from Varys is to send this message, that they may be related. I think you are likely right and I got the books and show mixed up, because I could not find any quote. I would need to read the chapter when both parties leave WF to be sure. And thanks for the link, it will sure be useful. Thanks for the contribution. For what you are saying, it appears that even though I was off the mark with the goodbye scene, there are indications that Ned may have hinted to Jon he would reveal his mother´s identity in due time.