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  1. Oh geez. The first thing that came to mind when I read this was Jon Snow's confrontation with Othor: And Sam's encounter with a wight: Then this: I'm reminded of @Sly Wren proposition that the first lesson that Bran learns in GoT is about justice (Gared's execution). Bran describes Jon Snow as an old hand at justice. Bran is the little brother in this relationship; but perhaps Jon is king's blood and son of a king. Redhands or wierwood tree? Savage claws or Longclaw? A Game of Thrones - Jon VII
  2. This is a fascinating discussion. I'm intrigued by the notion that the dawn sword is made of meteoric iron. The description of the sword, alive with light is the opposite of valyrian steel; which is described as smokey and dark, drinking in the sun rather than reflecting light. I've wondered what a sword made of meteoric iron might look like: I imagine that the Sword of Heaven is much more reflective than the photo allows. There is a notion that the Dawn sword is a white blade or similar to palestone; although upon searching the text; all the Kingsguard are referred to as white swords. The sword isn't necessarily 'palestone' but rather kept in a tower made of palestone. A reference to Excalibur drawn from stone or a smith who draws a sword from a stone casing when casting the iron. I'm guessing that the last hero was a smith who forged the sword rather than the CotF. If he received aid from them; I think it likely that he was given armor or armored in ice to withstand the cold. The price for such magic is steep and I'm guessing that his heart was forged into ice.
  3. I'm curious to know if anyone thinks that some of Old Nan's stories are being played out, in an altered form by the Stark kids
  4. I think what Patchface is actually talking about is the fire for blood equation. Whether that is blue, green or red fire. Specifically, I think he is talking about the burning heart or the hot blood that defines life and how that is transformed after death. In the case of the White Walkers, their blood is blue and so is the flame in their eyes. With Melisandre, her blood is black although her eyes are red flame. With wights, the flame is blue but their blood is black and coagulated. I.E. their hands are black where the blood has pooled. The green flame is still a mystery. The only reference we have for it is Shaggy Dog: It may have something to do with the greenwood or green men.
  5. Great! So do I.
  6. My first impression was that Qyburn named his creature Robert Strong in homage to Lucamore Strong, a member of the Kingsguard who had 16 bastards (same as Maggy the Frog's prediction for Robert B). He was gelded and sent to the Night's Watch. Robert Baratheon is often referred to as strong. I don't think these references were lost on Cersei.
  7. Arya describes Jaqen H'gar as a grumkin: This is a take on the monkey's paw story where on the third wish 'nobody' is at the door. The White Walkers are also described as faceless: Coldhands also fits the definition of a faceless man, since he never shows his face or gives his name. He makes Sam swear three times to silence for the 'life' Sam owes him. The Stranger is also a faceless man and one that fits the description of the White Walkers: Snarks and grumkins are almost always mentioned together. Perhaps Arya is a Snark now.
  8. The Pink Letter list of demands: Whoever sent the letter doesn't know that Theon is with Stannis. If the letter is from Mance, he's not bound to Melisandre's ruby anymore. I doubt that Mance is done with the 'bloody fools'. There is another possibility. The King Beyond the Wall and the Lord of Winterfell have joined forces to defeat Jon Snow. This could be a another case of infiltrating the enemy's forces by joining them, not unlike Jon joining the Wildlings after killing the Halfhand. "I want my Reek" sounds too much like Ramsey to ignore. It's Mance who calls Jon 'bastard' and Melisandre 'the red witch'. Ramsey thinks he will be getting a wildling army courtesy of Mance; but Mance will join forces with Stannis and crush Ramsey when the Wildlings arrive to find Mance miraculously alive.
  9. Do you have any sense of the meaning of: Under the sea, smoke rises in bubbles, and flames burn green and blue and black," Patchface sang somewhere. "I know, I know, oh, oh, oh." smoke rising in bubbles = drowning smoke - air that is breathed into the lungs and exhaled
  10. "A storm of petals, blue as the eyes of death" would certainly support the notion that Starks once ended up as white walkers. Defending the Wall in life and in death?
  11. I think this is what the broken horn is all about. Another binding horn to 'wake the sleepers' or bind his brothers with strange sorcery. The white walkers seem to be another form of shadow binding. Stark shadows encased in ice bodies in other words. Jon wonders if blowing the horn of Joramun will put them back to sleep... except that the horn is broken.
  12. Oh my. That's works for Robert as Jon's father as well. LOL! And the stakes are higher as a king's son, because Robert would likely to do exactly what Stannis is offering to do... give Winterfell to Jon. Then Jon would have both Cately and Cersei after him.
  13. I was quite surprised to read that roses were grown in glass gardens adjacent to the family tomb, to be used for funerary purposes and remembrance. Ned's comment that he brings Lyanna flowers whenever he can, seems to have another meaning in this context. If winter roses are used specifically for this purpose at Winterfell; then I can see how giving Lyanna a crown of pale blue roses would cause an uproar. Unfortunately, this is the only time we are told what the QoLaB's crown looks like. My guess is that it is normally made up of a variety of flowers rather than blue roses. I'm not sure about the blue flower growing in a chink of the Wall. Jorah calls it a rose but I don't know. It could represent Shireen: A wreath of blue flowers? A circle of star-flowers?
  14. I came across this interesting reference to crowns which seems to fit the symbolism of Ned's dreams: Roses were planted at some tombs and mausoleums, and adjacent grounds might be cultivated as gardens to grow roses for adornment or even produce to sell for cemetery upkeep or administrative costs.[49] In the 19th to the 21st centuries, a profusion of cut and cultivated flowers was still a characteristic of Italian cemeteries to a degree that distinguished them from Anglo-American practice.[50] This difference is one of the Roman Catholic practices criticized by some Protestants, especially in the 19th century, as too "pagan" in origin.[51] I wonder if Rhaegar knew something of Lyanna's fate when he gave her the queen of beauty's laurel. In this context, it doesn't seem a romantic gesture at all.