Ran

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  • Birthday 05/06/1978

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  • Interests Westeros! History (ancient and medieval), SF/F, adventure and strategy gaming, MUSHes and MUXes (but not MUDs), Linda.

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  1. The ASOIAF wiki thread

    Missed this. Yes, George specified that Dornish shields are depicted as round in Westeros for purposes of heraldry, so suggested we do the same.
  2. The ASOIAF wiki thread

    Looks good to me!
  3. Bran and the Nights King

    Cleaned this out of people discussing material that is not permitted to be discussed at this time. It was, in fact, quite a harvest of one week suspensions. Things may be a little quieter around here.
  4. [Spoilers] EP607

    Book spoiler discussion of the show goes here, for those who want to discuss the episode in relation to the books, and with reference to spoilers from them. This topic should open automatically around the start of airing.
  5. Book spoiler discussion of the show goes here, for those who want to discuss the episode in relation to the books, and with reference to spoilers from them. This topic should open automatically around the start of airing.
  6. [Spoilers] EP605

    Book spoiler discussion of the show goes here, for those who want to discuss the episode in relation to the books, and with reference to spoilers from them. This topic should open automatically around the start of airing.
  7. Non-spoiler discussion of the show goes here, for those who've not read the books or those who have but are happy to not actually reference them at all in discussion, taking each episode as it comes. This topic should open automatically when the show begins airing.
  8. Non-spoiler discussion of the show goes here, for those who've not read the books or those who have but are happy to not actually reference them at all in discussion, taking each episode as it comes. This topic should open automatically when the show begins airing.
  9. Non-spoiler discussion of the show goes here, for those who've not read the books or those who have but are happy to not actually reference them at all in discussion, taking each episode as it comes. This topic should open automatically when the show begins airing.
  10. Hi Elio,

    Just wanted to say thank you for continuing my tradition of the Rant and Rave thread over to the general discussion of the new season.  I started it back in season 2 and am honored that you like it enough to keep it going and help make it one of the most popular threads on the forums :)

    Daniella

    1. Ran

      Ran

      My pleasure!

  11. The ASOIAF wiki thread

    Yes, long ago when we were hashing out this stuff, GRRM's indicated that the "master" title -- at least in the north -- was his way of indicating the equivalent of a landed knightly house, like the way the Templetons are Knights of Sevenstars. The Glovers and Tallharts are never called lords, one notes. I can't speak with a certainty what this means in the south, although it's possible that basically they hold multiple feudal stations -- Lord of the Tides is obviously feudal lordship over some jurisdiction, Master of Driftmark is a great knightly holding, etc -- or is simply a style used by some lords. Curiously, both examples given are island lords. We never quite discover what "Lord of the Tides" actually _means_ in practical terms, for example the jurisdiction in which they have the right of pit and gallows. Or maybe it's even a notion that lords of small islands tend to try to big themselves up by tacking on additional titles ...
  12. The ASOIAF wiki thread

    There's such a lack of time these days that I don't know when it'll ever be done, I'm afraid.