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  1. [TWoW Spoilers] Barristan

    Targaryens were obviously a Targaryen noble family, but Valyria has no ruling family. If you believe I am so stupid as to imply a modern democracy, then it's not my problem. Republic doesn't mean there are no noble families, and noble families don't mean that there's no republic. Republic = a system of government without a monarch. Take republican Rome for example - it had a clear cut aristocracy, but no one in their right mind could claim it had a single ruling family. Valyria was a freeholder republic, like Volantis - with elected triarchs (consuls) and, presumably, senate-like body. You pulled the ruling family part out of your ass.
  2. [TWoW Spoilers] Barristan

    Valyria had no ruling family, it was a republic. What do you think the Volantenes modelled their government on?
  3. [TWoW Spoilers] Barristan

    It's expected from a high noble, especially one who doesn't inherit the family's titles, to be a military leader above all. And of course, the landed knights as well, since they make up a large part of the low level (company-ish) command in a feudal army, with higher levels being the responsibility of lords and picked professional household captains.
  4. [TWoW Spoilers] Barristan

    Assuming the average crew of 100 per ship, with 50/60-ish ships, that'd be around 5000-6000 men. Note that the Iron Fleet's all warships from what I recall, not longships.
  5. Who will be the final POV character?

    Epilogue people always die. Don't know about ADOS, but I think that the epilogue of TWOW might be Stannis.
  6. When he actually showed up at the Wall. I had previously thought he was just a tangent, dead after Blackwater. But then I realized he has far more in store for him. Right now I'd support Stannis even if he took up the title of Night's King, and lead the Others on a bloody rampage south - destroying everyone, even the Starks.
  7. Whats the most unintentionaly funny moment to you?

    Nah, mine's all gold and shiny, and polished, and smells of roses... Wow that's some creepy territory.
  8. Whats the most unintentionaly funny moment to you?

    Dream on. Either way, the funniest scenes I can think of were Arya's "death" at the Twins - it was just too obvious she was going to live - and Jon's stabbing. Funny because I keep imagining GRRM sitting in front of his work, giggling about he's going to fool the readers, when in fact he's fooling nobody by now.