Fire Eater

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  1. LF isn't absolved of the curse given Slynt never set foot in Harrenhal, yet he still got sent to the Wall and lost his head.
  2. He has my vote at the next kingsmoot.
  3. Actually, they created the Others only in the show not the books. Also, skinchangers aren't an ethnic group. They are born randomly. The only bad skinchanger we have come upon is Varamyr.
  4. The Reader, he does seem to be a decent politician. For any house however, the problem is succession is a coin toss, and every house has its share of good and bad rulers.
  5. The fire inside her being kept alive is a drive fore revenge. If the Freys are wiped out, her revenge is complete and her fire will die out without the fuel that sustained it.
  6. Summerhall, to find out what really happened there.
  7. Sorry, about the fire. That is terrible. I hope you have insurance.
  8. Not much given the Neck; the North wasn't involved in the Great Game all the Southron kingdoms were engaged in. They only shared a border withe the riverlands, and the only kingdoms they are recorded fighting are the Vale over the Sisters and the Iron Isles over their depredations. Their foreign policy tended to be pretty isolationist for the most part with only a small group of merchants providing contact with other kingdoms. WOAIF mentions that in the Starks' conquest of Sea Dragon Point, they fought the CotF who were allied with their foe the Warg King. That suggests the CotF did get involved with First Men politics, and likely paid a price for picking the wrong side.
  9. "It would please me to show you the Golden Gallery and the Lion's Mouth, and the Hall of Heroes where Jaime and I played as boys. You can hear thunder from below where the sea comes in . . ." The waves would provide plenty of noise. Even disregarding that, when Viserion was tunneling into the walls, the only one who mentioned to have heard anything was Missandei, and she described it as a "scratching." CR is three times higher than the Great Pyramid so noise would be pretty minimal. Any guard who heard it would likely have it dismissed as nothing. Tyrion would also likely pick the safest drain far from the side of CR facing land where the garrison's attention would be focused.
  10. How would men inside the Rock be able to see into the sea caves? The garrison in CR wouldn't be expecting an infiltration through the drains. Infiltration of this kind has been done before throughout history many times.
  11. No, just the cannibalism is the myth. The unicorns are real, a woolly rhinoceros known as Elasmotherium. It had a horse-like gait and one long horn. It fits with the theory of the origins of the unicorn IRL coming from tales of Indian rhinos.
  12. I think for SE, Connington would attack the unsuspecting Tyrell force besieging SE, and deceive the defenders of SE into thinking that he had come to aid them. Once they open the gates to him and his followers come through, Connington then has his men kill the defenders. It was through the sewers for Daenerys. Even so, there have been plenty of tricks used twice like Beric and Cat's resurrection, Melisandre using a shadow baby to kill both Renly and Cortnay Penrose, etc. I think CR would be held by Cersei's castellan, Damion Lannister. I don't think Tyrion would want to destroy Lannisport or CR since he would be getting it as Lord of CR. No lord wants to recieve a damaged seat. Tywin's karma would be getting killed by his abused son, his two remaining grandchildren being murdered and the regime he set up collapsing.
  13. I think the cannibalism is just a rumor akin to Southrons thinking the Northmen are barbaric. It is also said that those seafarers brave enough to trade on Skagos have glimpsed the stoneborn lords riding great, shaggy, horned beasts, monstrous mounts so sure-footed they have been known to climb the sides of mountains. As for the unicorns, given their description I think they are likely Elasmotherium, a Pleistocene-era wolly rhinoceros with a horse-like gait and speed and one long horn. Though rarely seen off their island, the stoneborn once were accustomed to crossing the Bay of Seals to trade or, more oft, raid—until King Brandon Stark, Ninth of His Name, broke their power once and for all, destroyed their ships, and forbade them the sea. For most of recorded history, they have remained an isolated, backward, savage folk, as like to murder those who land upon their isle as to trade with them. When they do consent to trade, the Skagosi offer pelts, obsidian blades and arrowheads, and "unicorn horns" for goods they desire. I think the bolded means the Skagosi weren't allowed to maintain ships or a fleet. I think that could have been what the rebellion during Daeron II's reign could have been about. Ships are used for more than just naval warfare, but also trade. Lack of ships has likely contributed to their island's isolation.
  14. We all know Thorin Oakenshield Tyrion is going to retake Erebor Casterly Rock. The question is how? Even Visenya admitted they couldn't take Casterly Rock with dragons. The precise method by which he accomplished this remains a matter of conjecture. In the most common version of the tale, Lann discovered a secret way inside the Rock, a cleft so narrow that he had to strip off his clothes and coat himself with butter in order to squeeze through. Once inside, however, he began to work his mischief, whispering threats in the ears of sleeping Casterlys, howling from the darkness like a demon, stealing treasures from one brother to plant in the bedchamber of another, rigging sundry snares and deadfalls. By such methods he set the Casterlys at odds with one another and convinced them that the Rock was haunted by some fell creature that would never let them live in peace. Other tellers prefer other versions of the tale. In one, Lann uses the cleft to fill the Rock with mice, rats, and other vermin, thereby driving out the Casterlys. Tyrion will likely emulate his ancestor in using a passage into the Rock. After all, Tyrion possesses his forebear's legendary cunning. The Rock even has a port inside it, complete with docks and wharves and shipyards, for the sea has carved great caves into its western face, natural gates deep and wide enough for longships and even cogs to enter and off-load their cargoes. So to mark his manhood, Tyrion was given charge of all the drains and cisterns within Casterly Rock. Perhaps he hoped I'd fall into one. But Tywin had been disappointed in that. The drains never drained half so well as when he had charge of them. "I once had charge of all the drains in Casterly Rock," Tyrion said mildly. "Some of them had been stopped up for years, but I soon had them draining merrily away." It is mentioned twice that Tyrion had charge of the drains at CR. He would likely use that knowledge to his advantage. The drains likely empty into the sea caves beneath the Rock, which are accessible form the outside. He's [Viserion] made himself a cave, the prince realized. A burrow in the brick. The foundations of the Great Pyramid of Meereen were massive and thick to support the weight of the huge structure overhead; even the interior walls were three times thicker than any castle's curtain walls. But Viserion had dug himself a hole in them with flame and claw, a hole big enough to sleep in. Viserion had demonstrated that the dragons can tunnel through stone. This would serve a crucial element in Tyrion's plan since the drains likely wouldn't be wide enough for a man to crawl through. In short, Tyrion would likely go into the sea caves to locate a drain, and then have the dragons dig to widen the drain enough for a few men to climb through. He would then send a small force disguised as Lannister guardsmen (Lannister uniforms shouldn't be hard to find near CR) to make their way to the Lion's Mouth, and open the gates to the rest of the army waiting outside.
  15. Except Tywin had already staged a coup d'etat when he came back from the Stepstones. He was dictating policy, having a force clear the Westerlands of outlaws, demanding repayment of loans and seizing hostages from those that couldn't an even imprisoning bannermen, Tytos likely wouldn't have made much of a protest if at all. There would be questions regarding Tyrion's disappearance. Also, the FM are known for making deaths look like natural causes. Everyone just assumed Tytos had a heart attack given he was obese. Tywin was already Lord of CR in all but name. Genna didn't put the blame for Tywin's failed relationships entirely on his brothers, you didn't provide any text to support that. As for Kevan, it isn't telling that he is practically the only person in the family who hasn't been some kind of spat with him?