Ser Leftwich

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  1. Some Dornish peasant you raped while her holdfast burned? Does Cersei have a specific reason to think that Ned burned a holdfast or just that holdfasts are usually burned? If the first, this adds to the idea that Ned would have burned (the wooden support structures within)the ToJ and then pulled down the remains. Seems like there are some rumors of what Ned and co were up to, but no specifics. What is the general level of knowledge of where Ned went in Dorne? Just 'somewhere,' then Starfall? Just hunting for Lyanna? Or the missing Kingsguard?
  2. That is a good thread that covers that question. If it is a Stark woman, it would be in the generation (roughly) of Ned's grandmother or great-grandmother, but it really could be anyone.
  3. How/why is this nonsense still going on?
  4. Has there been a new, decent theory/idea on here since "Lem Lemoncloak = Richard Lonmouth"?
  5. Always bee partial to these two: Ser Barristan chuckled. "By his extreme youth, he can only be a prancing jackanapes, and so I name him." "So young," said Wyman Manderly, "Though mayhaps this was a blessing. Had he lived, he would have grown up to be a Frey."
  6. There are no genes. There is whatever the author wants.
  7. Seems like a very Martin-esque plot element for it to be finished on the day something momentous occurs somewhere in Westeros. Like Mace dying or Dany landing or something like that.
  8. No appreciable number of people either by prominence or shear volume would support him as king. He will never be the king. Also, we have no reason to believe he wants to be king. (Also, it would hurt to be inside the Iron Throne.)
  9. "Of course there was Old Nan and her daughter Young Nan. Oddly enough, Young Nan's daughter was older than Old Nan. Nobody could figure out how that happened. And every time I asked they'd slap me." (Old Nan is just an old person to dole out novel wisdom/legends. Not everyone needs to be someone out of legend or the extended past.)
  10. Also, if it had any wooden support structure elements, those could be burned, which would compromise the integrity. Therefore, easier to pull down.
  11. Ned thinks desperately about wanting to see Jon and tell him something when he is in the Black Cells. Why then, if Ned has nothing to tell Jon? 'The thought of Jon filled Ned with a sense of shame, and a sorrow too deep for words. If only he could see the boy again, sit and talk with him … pain shot through his broken leg, beneath the filthy grey plaster of his cast. He winced, his fingers opening and closing helplessly.'
  12. Jon's talk with Maester Aemon towards the end of AGoT sums is it up nicely, really most of that Jon chapter. Jon VIII "Oh, yes. Choosing … it has always hurt. And always will. I know." Choices are tough and have consequences.
  13. Ugh, missed that. Sorry. Either unreliable narrator by the Frey kids, them just taking the daughter out of the succession (a la FVR's answer above), or a mistake by the author? Either way it is not likely to be of any consequence.
  14. Kingship and a lordship may also be treated differently. So, you wouldn't go back to one of Tytos's other sons (Kevan), you stick with Tywin's children. If one of Alys's brother's had had a son, that son would have inherited. I am no expert, but I think this is a partial explanation: Male-preference primogeniture Male-preference primogeniture accords succession to the throne to a female member of a dynasty if she has no living brothers and no deceased brothers who left surviving legitimate descendants. A dynast's sons and their lines of descent all come before that dynast's daughters and their lines. Older sons and their lines come before younger sons and their lines. Older daughters and their lines come before younger daughters and their lines.