Ser Leftwich

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  1. Earthquakes?

    " Their master Yezzan laughed loudest and longest whenever one of his dwarfs suffered a fall or took a blow, his whole vast body shaking like suet in an earthquake; his guests waited to see how Yurkhaz no Yunzak responded before joining in." - ADwD p. 629 (Tyrion 10)
  2. Why does Eddard Stark have to die?

    To answer for his crime of not telling Robert about Lyanna's son. He lied to his king, which is treason.
  3. Random Questions

    Why would anyone start this thread when there is Small Questions already?
  4. Why could Arthur Dayne use the family sword? Why could Oswell Whent have bat wings on his helmet? Little affectations can be overlooked. The leaving to fight is a bit of a stretch, but no worse than what Catlyn did. Everyone was disrupting the King's peace.
  5. Were Lyanna and Rhaegar in love and can we rely on prophecies?

    We don't know. Anyone that says otherwise (except the author) is a liar.
  6. Which actual nation do Valyrians represent?

    Nothing is a direct analog to reality. Generic, magic-using volcano dominant culture (somewhat Atlantis) with pieces from various ancient Mediterranean cultures.
  7. Can the name of the mother be passed on to save her House?

    We have an existing case in the books, the Oakhearts. Lady Arwyn Oakheart is ruling her family. Arys was her youngest son, so she must have older sons. Her eldest son is not ruling the family, therefore, she must be able to be The Oakheart. Isn't there a SSM about this?
  8. Littlefinger's revenge?

    They are more useful alive than they are dead.
  9. Poll: Top 6 characters

    1. Pate Thorkellson 2. Pate of Longleaf 3. Pate of the Blue Fork 4. Pate Pinchbottom 5. Old Pate 6. Spotted Pate
  10. Nonsense, not unusual at all. Renly, Edmure, Willis. Rickard could have any number of reasons to delay. Maybe he wanted to have Brandon married first. Maybe for Brandon to have a son. Maybe he wanted to use Lyanna as leverage against Robert to find a female heir in the Stormlands for Ned to marry. Maybe Rickard knew of a history of deaths from having children too soon in the Stark family. Maybe Rickard wanted his daughter to live in the south for a year or two and learn some courtly manners.
  11. One very important factor is that they don't have a leader. There is no Lord Paramount leading an organized front against the GC. And before that, when SE was being held for Stannis, how many Stormlanders are helping with the siege? How many go back to KL? How many just go home? How many just don't care to get organized to help neighbors that may have been on the other side of the last 2 or 3 battles?
  12. Yes. Changing anything would 'change the story.' Why ask pointless questions? This is a story. We don't know why anyone (R or L especially) did what they did then, its all pointless speculation.
  13. Exercise: Lyanna miscarries, what of the Kingsguard?

    I do not discount that disowning Rhaegar/Aegon could have happened. Actually, it makes sense, but the KG may not have heard it or chose not accept it. Something to consider about who in KL might have know and the fact that Tywin had all the captives from KL sent to the wall, for example Ser Jaremy Rykker and Ser Alliser Thorne. Tywin probably wanted to just get rid of anyone that was loyal to Aerys, but it ends up being a story element fro GRRM.
  14. Why Robert?

    We have no idea what Brandon and Rickard said to Aerys. Above and beyond that, we have no idea what wild, mad imaginings that Aerys came up with about the Baratheon's and Stark's, spurred on by lick-spittles and Varys. Also, don't forget the others that Aerys had killed. Brandon had friends with him from the North, Vale, and Riverlands. Who knows what Aerys thought might be happening?
  15. Both of these sets of information are from Barristan. Barristan's second or third hand information is not reliable. Why is one definite but the other is just what he has been told?