Ferocious Veldt Roarer

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  1. Yeah, I would much love to see that conversation, too. Though it may have been Rhaegar's condition for his return to KL; but I'd still like to see that. I hope that GRRM will reveal these details one day. 25 And the Lord spake unto the Angel that guarded the eastern gate, saying Where is the flaming sword which was given unto thee? 26 And the Angel said, I had it here only a moment ago, I must have put it down some where, forget my own head next. 27 And the Lord did not ask him again.
  2. Oh, no need to extrapolate or anything. Before Ned "For the first time in years, found himself remembering Rhaegar Targaryen", he'd thought or spoke of Rhaegar several times in several different chapters, and we witnessed it first hand. Eddard I: Eddard II: Eddard VII: Eddard VIII: And only after all those times Ned thought about Rhaegar in our presence, in the Eddard IX, we find that remark of Ned "finding himself remembering Rhaegar Targaryen for the first time in years". So there.
  3. And, while we're at fathers - what was the name of Rickard Karstark's father? The Greatjon's? Wyman Manderly's? Jeor Mormont's?
  4. I propose the opposite: if Rhaegar + Ashara were in GRRM's mind, then those two not having any interaction whatsoever in recorded history (i. e. the books) definitely tipped too little. And I don't believe that GRRM left us that nothing for us to perform the super-Holmesian deduction: "he was friends with her brother, ergo they probably talked, ergo he doubtlessly fucked and abandoned her".
  5. Yes. However, please just bear until the end of the paragraph, actually not even that far... Here, I think that's a justified assumption, Littlefinger is talking about Joffrey.
  6. If you think I'm going to listen to entire 22 minutes of Preston Jacobs without being paid (and no, it's not a figure of speech), think again. The exact second, please, if you want me to watch it. I, however, am not that inconsiderate. Here are, with context, the first words exchanged between Sansa and Littlefinger on that memorable night: Littlefinger talks of Joffrey's death before Sansa had the opportunity to, her being kinda preoccupied with Ser Dontos' demise.
  7. Allyria is mentioned exactly once in the entire series. No details given save for first name. If she were to meant to be anyone even marginally important, GRRM would have bothered to write her name more than once, I think. In fact, one needs to dig in the (in)famous app to confirm that Ned's aunt betrothed to Lord Beric, and Ned's aunt Allyria, are one and the same aunt, and that her surname is in fact Dayne. According to the wiki. (I still don't have the app).
  8. Funny thing: you propose a hard rule about the bells ringing only for deaths of kings, and by yourself find a quote with an exception from that supposed rule. I'll give you another: So, how, from the sound of the bells only, did Littlefinger deduce that it was Joffrey, not Tywin? Or Cersei, at that?
  9. Stop abusing this poor horse, it's been dead long enough.
  10. That is true. However: "you can't prove that those two never talked" does not make a gripping story. Or a story at all.
  11. I know you were jesting, but your jests are weak all the same, sir. First, Ashara and Rhaegar appearing semi-accidentally in two paragraphs is the only connection between them. In one of them, Barry thinks that Rhaegar's wife wasn't as pretty as the girl Barry had the hots for. In another, Barry muses how grand it would have been, had he been able to unhorse Rhaegar and give the wreath to Ashara. The connection between Rhaegar and Lyanna, on the other hand, is spelled in twelve-foot high letters from the early chapters of Book 1. "Rhaegar won, damn him. I killed him, Ned, I drove the spike right through that black armor into his black heart, and he died at my feet. They made up songs about it. Yet somehow he still won. He has Lyanna now". Rhaegar crowned Lyanna queen of love and beauty. Rhaegar kidnapped Lyanna. Ned found Lyanna in the tower christened by Rhaegar, guarded by Rhaegar's friends. Rhaegar has Lyanna now. What a sane person can't deny that there is a story of Lyanna and Rhaegar. Which simply can't be said of Rhaegar and Ashara. Your count is off, by the way, possibly for the fact that you forgot "The World of Ice and Fire". And I wasn't discussing every single imaginable possibility, just pointing out the silliness of the notion of Rhaegar and Ashara. It's simply not there.
  12. Well, there are two instances, both in the fifth book, where Rhaegar and Ashara are mentioned in the same paragraph. Hawt!
  13. Oh dear, it's another of those "ASoIAF is a complete unapologetic plagiarism of WoT" posts, isn't it? And here I hoped they were gone for good...
  14. Ned's regent, heh? So, Ned would have to be the Lord of Winterfell? Which would mean Rickard dead, and Brandon dead? OK. But, what did and where was Benjen before? Like, say, around the time of the Lyanna incident (whatever the hell that was)?
  15. While GRRM has done a lousy job preparing schlepping Dany to Westeros in a timely fashion, in your version he's done a legendary bad job preparing schlepping the rest of the cast to Essos. So your defense boils down to "maybe it's not bad prep work, maybe it's truly epically bad prep work". Which, granted, cannot be ruled out. But in all seriousness, it doesn't look as if moving the endgame to Essos was in the cards. Everything looks as if he still followed the rough original plan, with three major conflicts: wolf vs lion, living vs dead, dragon vs not-dragon, taking their place in the Seven Kingdoms.