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  1. Cersei Lannister and the more beautiful queen.

    The "an Other" theory is a good one. It's what I thought the first time I read the prophecy. "Another queen" might be too obvious for a prophecy in Mr. Martin's world.
  2. How we know for sure Others will overrun King's Landing

    Because Maggy the Frog told Cersei that "an Other, younger and more beautiful" would cast her down. So there's at least one Other that will make it to King's Landing.
  3. R+L=J Alternatives that also Explain Tower of Joy Events

    You mean, other than the fact that when he was Hand, Eddard advocates exactly this approach to the "threat" posed by Khal Drogo and his Targaryens?
  4. R+L=J Alternatives that also Explain Tower of Joy Events

    If Eddard is covering up the fact that Ashara faked her own death, it would be hard to discuss her with Jon. He would have to decide whether to confide the truth to Jon (your mother is Ashara Dayne, she is alive but in hiding, and you can never go and see her) or to tell Jon who his mother is but lie about her being dead. If he told Jon the whole truth, Jon would go looking for her. If he told Jon about Ashara but lied about her being dead, that's worse than not telling him anything. And he'd have to explain why she supposedly committed suicide, which would be very awkward. And I still think Jon would head to Starfall asking questions about what his mother was like and why she died. So it would be better to do what Eddard did -- forbid anyone in Winterfell from mentioning Ashara's name and say nothing to Jon about his mother.
  5. R+L=J Alternatives that also Explain Tower of Joy Events

    The price he is paying is (1) he can't ever let his son meet his mother, (2) he is committing treason by helping Young Griff escape and (3) he is sending the woman he loves into exile. Ashara's identity is a secret because if Jon ever goes looking for her the whole thing could be exposed.
  6. R+L=J Alternatives that also Explain Tower of Joy Events

    If Ashara is not plot-relevant, why is she mentioned repeatedly throughout throughout the books as Eddard's lover? The mystery surrounding what happened to Ashara and why is bound up in the Harrenhal tourney and in the Tower of Joy. I don't think R+L=J can explain her involvement (unless Lyanna had twins, I guess).
  7. R+L=J Alternatives that also Explain Tower of Joy Events

    He thinks about Lyanna's death because he fought a war and then killed 3 men he admired to rescue her only to have her die in his arms. Then he had to carry her bones all the way across a continent and bury them under his house. I don't know why he does not think about Ashara (that we see in his chapters). I don't know why he doesn't think about his mother, either, but it does not mean both women weren't important to him.
  8. R+L=J Alternatives that also Explain Tower of Joy Events

    The only time Eddard gets angry about this is when Catelyn asks a question about both Ashara and Jon. Eddard makes sure that Ashara's name is never heard in Winterfell again. In other words, questions about Jon's mother and questions about Ashara are the same thing. They are dangerous because the last thing Eddard wants is to have Jon running off to Starfall asking questions about Ashara and discovering that she is actually alive and harboring Rhaegar's son. Also, Eddard's main concern is to protect the baby from Robert. He doesn't have many options to accomplish that. He does not think an exiled Tararyen in Essos is a threat to Robert. If this theory is correct it probably means Varys is lying about the baby swap with the real Aegon.
  9. R+L=J Alternatives that also Explain Tower of Joy Events

    I think the Others and the Red Priests will make that difficult! (Just kidding -- I know what you mean and I sympathize...)
  10. R+L=J Alternatives that also Explain Tower of Joy Events

    Thanks. I think you are right that Eddard did not spend 9 months in Starfall after the end of the Rebellion. So if Ashara is Jon's mother, Ashara and Eddard had to meet and conceive Jon about 9 months or so before the Tower of Joy fight. This is possible, since Mr Martin has said that Ashara was not nailed to the floor in Starfell during the rebellion. Also, we know Catelyn Stark went all the way from Riverrun to Storm's End and back during the War of 5 kings, so there is no reason to think Ashara did not get as far as Harrenhall or wherever Eddard was camped out at the right time for them to meet. As for why Ashara would give up Jon to look after Griff, Delena Florent gave up Edric Storm so he would be raised at Storm's End -- by his uncle. Maybe Ashara made Eddard promise to raise Jon himself, which is a better deal than even a king's bastard would get?
  11. R+L=J Alternatives that also Explain Tower of Joy Events

    The real Aegon would be a year older than Jon Snow. According to Tyrion, Young Griff looks about 15 or 16, which is the same age or younger than Jon Snow.
  12. R+L=J Alternatives that also Explain Tower of Joy Events

    What the Tower of Joy sequence tells us is that Lyanna probably had a baby, Rhaegar was probably the father, Eddard took it to Starfall, Ashara disappeared in mysterious circumstances, and Eddard went back to Winterfell. R + L = J explains all of this except what happened to Ashara. R + L = Young Griff/Ashara = Septa Lemore explains all of these things. So the promise would be "Ned, protect my son from Robert." "Okay, I will take him to Winterfell and claim he is mine." "No, you can't do that. He has silver hair and purple eyes. Take him to the Daynes and get Ashara to take him far away. Promise me, Ned."
  13. R+L=J Alternatives that also Explain Tower of Joy Events

    It ties in with the idea that Septa Lemore is really Ashara Dayne. Eddard could not take the baby because it had silver hair and purple eyes, so he gave the baby to Ashara and she headed for Essos.
  14. R+L=J Alternatives that also Explain Tower of Joy Events

    Edited to remove a double post. Sorry.
  15. R+L=J Alternatives that also Explain Tower of Joy Events

    R + L = Young Griff would explain everything that happened at the Tower of Joy just as well as R+L = J.