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  1. Ramsay's Gift

    It seems likely that Rickon will be delivered to Ramsay. I wonder if instead of simply torturing him Ramsay will try to tutor him and Rickon will take a part of Little Walder's role. I always thought that Shaggy dog being black had a symbolical meaning and in the books Rickon became friend with Freys. This all said Ramsay has no loyalty so he could still kill Rickon once it suits him.
  2. Is Drogon really Meant for Daenerys ?

    I think that Dany and Drogon have a proper bond, so they most likely won't part while she lives. But I also believe that she will die in a childbirth.
  3. If Rhaegar ruled I don't think there would be much punishing. I think that Hoster Tully, Jon Arryn and Ned Stark could have been presumed to bend the knee. Depending on negotiation position of both sides either rewards would be granted or children would be required as wards. It is actually uncommon to kill high nobility, look at Balon or Tyrells after they changed sides. Necessarily position of the royal family would be weakened because Rhaegar would need to keep everyone sweet, and reward both the people who supported Targs and his new allies. I think he could keep Dorne too without giving up Lyanna (which would offer Northern greatly as her marriage value was destroyed) if he treats Elia with respect (I never thought he meant to put her aside) and be very cereful with Jon's betrothal. Jon would be actually good candidate for Arianne's spouse.
  4. Most Important Houses in ASOIAF for the story

    I go with the ones who has the most POV's in books while the first books are more important because there is less POVs overall, so: 1, Stark. Only two members of current family didn't have a POV. 2, Targaryen. In the first book we actually have 1,5 Targ POV half counting Jon. 3, Lannister. Only one POV in the first book, but two very important ones later >>>>>>>>>>>>>> HUGE GAP <<<<<<<<<<<<<<<< 4, Greyjoy, Theon's POV appears as soon as the second book, but he grew up with Starks and is in a way just as much tied to them as to Greyjoys. Later we get other prominent POVs like Asha and Victarion and minor one in Aeron. 5, Martell. Two POVs from the younger generation. 6, Baratheon 7, Tyrell 8, Tully 9, Arryn
  5. Season 6 Hookups!

    Well, if Sansa seduces Littlefinger and then back stabs him I might even start to believe that she is this great manipulator some people claim. That is just to add some diversity into this discussion. Predicting the show goes a little against my better judgement. Anything including alien invasion and smurfs making appearance is possible there.
  6. God's Eye: An Ancient Asteroid Impact Crater?

    This. It have never occurred to me before, but as soon as I read this thread's title I thought: Well, that's possible, though I doubt it will be relevant for the story. Why does the OP thinks so? Does it look like a crater? Possibly, though it resembles caldera too, I think. I should google it. Volcanic activity is related to dragons in the books, that could be story relevant. Of course, I was too lazy and decided to actually read the thread first. You saved me time LOL. It could be based on an impact crater or volcanic activity, it should be just an inspiration or inside joke. If it's story relevant it's more likely to be volcanic. Volcanic activity seems to be related to dragon. I do not rule out possibility that Others can be actually aliens, but there is nothing hinting to that, aside maybe of their preferred environment. Only think related to a meteor seems to be Dawn and house Dayne, but castle Starfall is in Dorne, still it gives food for though.
  7. Arya Stark cat warging

    Until the cats she wasn't in close proximity to animals she warged. Jon senses what Ghos does even awake only when the wolf is close. Arya has her first wolf dream at the beginning of ASoS when she hunts down Bloody Mummers as Nymeria and GRRM stated that she controlled her wolf when she took Cat's body from the river. I would argue that she was close to warging even sooner for examle when she heard wolves no one else did before Amory Lorch attacked Yoren's group. She must have slept, though she never remembered closing her eyes. She dreamed a wolf was howling, and the sound was so terrible that it woke her at once. Arya sat up on her pallet with her heart thumping. “Hot Pie, wake up.” She scrambled to her feet. “Woth, Gendry, didn’t you hear?” She pulled on a boot. All around her, men and boys stirred and crawled from their pallets. “What’s wrong?” Hot Pie asked. “Hear what?” Gendry wanted to know. “Arry had a bad dream,” someone else said. “No, I heard it,” she insisted. “A wolf.” “Arry has wolves in his head,” sneered Lommy. “Let them howl,” Gerren said, “they’re out there, we’re in here.” Woth agreed. “Never saw no wolf could storm a holdfast.” Hot Pie was saying, “I never heard nothing.” “It was a wolf,” she shouted at them as she yanked on her second boot. “Something’s wrong, someone’s coming, get up!” Before they could hoot her down again, the sound came shuddering through the night—only it was no wolf this time, it was Kurz blowing his hunting horn, sounding danger. ACoK
  8. Arya Stark cat warging

    That is questionable, I tent to favour the interpretation that it is not necessarily related. The whole passage goes: When the milk came, Arya drank it down. It smelled a little burnt and had a bitter aftertaste. “Go to bed now, child,” the kindly man said. “On the morrow you must serve.” That night she dreamed she was a wolf again, but it was different from the other dreams. In this dream she had no pack. She prowled alone, bounding over rooftops and padding silently beside the banks of a canal, stalking shadows through the fog. When she woke the next morning, she was blind. AFFC And then: On the day she had woken blind, the waif took her by the hand and led her through the vaults and tunnels of the rock on which the House of Black and White was built, up the steep stone steps into the temple proper. ADwD From the following quotes it's clear that three things happened after each other in this order: 1, Arya drank something which would made her blind, but did not get blind immediately 2, Arya dreamed she was a cat, so she technically warged other animal than Nymeria 3, Arya woke up blind. The trauma of being blind did not cause Arya to warg the cat because the first step of warging happened before Arya was aware that she was blind. The blindness likely quickened the process but IMO it would have happened anyway in time even without it. Arya had already established connection with cats or at least one of them and unlike her wolf, they were close.
  9. Zahrina's Purpose: And One

    Tell that to Hot Pie.
  10. Arya Stark cat warging

    I don't think it's anything super special, but Arya might be the strongest warg/sinchanger after Bran. I doubt it is anything related to FM. They might be aware of it, maybe they always knew Arya was a skinchanger and that is why they are interested in her, but that would be it. Their religion seems rather anthropocentric, there is no animal imaginary and their temple is in one of the most urbanised area's in ASOIAf world in one of the societies least connected to wild nature. There is always possibility that GRRM made that as an intentional mislead, but I don't think that is the case.
  11. Will Brienne end ASOIAF a virgin?

    I think she will likely die in the next book. There is a good chance that she won't even leave BwB alive for the second time, though of course a lot can happen before her demise even then. I'm kind of undecided 60/40 virgin/not virgin. Small note, aside of Jaime there is also Hyle Hunt
  12. IMO I do not think that peasants usually need content of their lord, if there ever was such a law in Westeros or North it was half forgotten, Roose just used it for a half - hearted justification of his actions. I think that it never even occurred to the miller that he could get into any trouble for marrying and not telling his lord. Likely most lords would be annoyed to be bothered with such nonsense.
  13. Will Jaime leave the kingsguard?

    No, though he might remain the last KG ever.
  14. What will happen with Sam at the Citadel?

    Somehow I think he will flee to Dorne with Alleras some time (and maybe even some battles) after Oldtown is attacked.
  15. Mercy is from Braavos

    Yes IMO it shows that she improved remarkably. She is truly learning mummery, in real life actors are people who are best at copying accents, FM would need to go even beyond that, though I wonder if their magic offer a little help.