The King of Worms

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  1. Bran, the King in the North?

    "Well, sorry for this long statement. But, I have a lot to say even if the 90% is totally insane and stupid." None of it was insane or stupid at all katie star. Right now it doesn't look like any of Ned's kids will produce heirs to Winterfell, and Winterfell is half-ruined and in the hands of their evil enemies. This whole story may still end with the utter destruction of the Stark line, and Winterfell becoming a ghostly ruin. A Stark baby or pregnancy thrown into the story would be very welcome as a ray of hope for the North.
  2. [TV SPOILERS] Ned's Words

    Yeah he's praying to the Old Gods to save protect his kids.
  3. Who will win the battle of Winterfell?

    Knight of the Tea Bags... you make some excellent points about Asha and Stannis. Asha and her men may survive and actually advance as part of Stannis's army. Asha and her men have nothing to go back to with Euron in charge. She may outlive all her royal family by the end of the series. Theon could still survive too, if Davos showed up with Rickon in the nick of time...maybe. But Theon is a broken man. He cannot recover or heal. Death is a mercy for Theon... so I am hoping he gets to die by Stannis's sword.
  4. Who will win the battle of Winterfell?

    Oh I didn't mean Stannis would just give up his war for the iron throne. Stannis would die first. I'm just saying that stannis defended the wall, defeated the wildlings, united the mountain clans, drove out the ironborn... now he is about to retake winterfell. I just mean that Stannis is doing everything Robb Stark couldn't as far as defending and ruling the North. He may yet defeat the Lannisters as well. Its almost like GrrM is showing us how naive Robb really was, and that it takes a brutal unyielding guy like Stannis to rule a place like the North. Robb could only unite his banners with the dream of independence when he should have bent the knee to Stannis.
  5. Who will win the battle of Winterfell?

    I agree, and I see a theme in books 3-5. Great Houses can achieve victory and success through villainy, treachery, and dishonor; and they often do. But their very lack of honor in the long run causes their own destruction. Instead of heroes defeating bad guys and bringing justice, grrm likes to show us villains that create their own demise through their own depravity. We see this play out with the Lannisters- especially Tywin (who's shittiness to his son finally kills him) and Cersei (especially Cersei). We see it happen with the Greyjoys- especially Theon. We see this happen even with the Brave Companions. We hear stories how the mad Targaryons created their own demise. We are seeing it happen now to the Freys and the Boltons. Devious Roose Bolton and savage Ramsay have trapped themselves into a corner. Roose has reached too far with his scheming surrounding himself treacherous allies where he is losing control of the situation, and the Boltons and Freys are generally hated and despised by all. It wouldn't surprise me if House Bolton got entirely destroyed, and a wounded House Stark is reborn through Sansa or Rickon. So yeah, I think the biggest surprises in the next book will be GRRM killing and punishing bad guys and that "the winds of winter" is actually about revenge-from-the-North type victories. GrrM-like ironies of Stannis being more of a King in the North than Robb ever was... maybe. Something for another thread perhaps.
  6. Who will win the battle of Winterfell?

    Finding out about fake-Arya con would only increase Northern anger and contempt for the Boltons I would think. Can't see that hurting Stannis. Stannis knights don't have their horses and don't seem to be holding up well in the North winter, but their is a lot to be said for desperation. They REALLY want to get inside Winterfell's walls. And Stannis's men that are left too are pretty much hard-core battle-hardened veterans at this point, and are way more loyal than the people Bolton has gathered around him. ANd Stannis's iron fist seems to be holding it down way better than Bolton. Boltons people are fighting and killing each other right in front of him, drinking disgracefully, whoring... they have really lost respect for his command and battle discipline. If you don't have full command of your own men... it doesn't matter what other advantages you have... your done for. Stannis is starved and outnumbered... but he still has the advantage I think.
  7. Theon Greyjoy; Azor Ahai Reborn?

    Why not? She is a true knight who brings justice to evildoers throughout the land. Now I know there are no bleeding stars and such to herald her coming, but whatever. It could be too that the warrior who pulls the sword from the fire is not necessarily the Prince Promised, but rather just the warrior who pulls the sword for the fire... the one who heralds the coming of the Promised One... like a John the Baptist. Learning that it was made from Ned's sword Ice, she journeys North to present it to Ned's own son, Jon Snow. She learns about the prophecy from Thoros, of course, who is awestruck when he sees the sword making all kinds of crazy light. Its the type of honorable quest Brienne would take upon herself rather than accept the dubious glory of being AA. Jon has the bleeding star (Godric's bloody sigil) and the salt (Marsh's traitorous tears) and smoke (the steam in the winter air from his knife wounds). Jon survives his wounds or is revived by the "breath of life" thing. Melisandre declares him AA. The only thing that doesn't fit is the sword. Longclaw just doesn't work as lightbringer. But the "warrior who pulls the sword from the fire" could be someone other than the AA.
  8. Theon Greyjoy; Azor Ahai Reborn?

    Oathkeeper = Lightbringer it will be driven through Jaime Lannister's heart by Brienne, and then she will use it to kill Catelyn, and it will become lightbringer. Like the story of Azor and Nissa Nissa. First, Azor was trying to forge the sword of heroes, and when he was done thrust the sword into water and it broke. (Ned's sword was taken and broken in two.) He tried again. Next Azor drove it into the heart of a lion and it broke. (Jaime is the lion of Lannister, and she'll have to kill him, driving it through his heart. Ice was reforged as Oathkeeper, but the oath is broken by Brienne.) Lastly Azor drove the blade into his beloved wife Nissa-Nissa, and the blade became the Sword of Heroes. (Ned's sword reforged as Oathkeeper will somehow wind up slaying Catelyn Stark, the beloved wife of the original holder of the steel. Her "fire" or whatever will go into the sword fulfilling the prophecy.) Brienne is the warrior who pulls lightbringer from the fire. oh yeah... and Stannis's people feed Theon and his Greyjoy king's blood into the red god's fires as a sacrifice... and Asha is powerless to stop it.