Ferocious Veldt Roarer

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  1. (Never mind).
  2. Might be he had been told that, only he didn't actually comprehend that, until facing the harsh reality of the Wall (somewhat, because there he still was the son of Ned Stark, groomed for Lord Commander some time in the future). Jon wouldn't be the first teenager to think that what the elders say isn't actually "real".
  3. Jaime as Hand isn't chaos, it's stagnation. Only one faction at play, nothing much will happen. Oh, the realm might be turning into shit, at glacial speed, but King's Landing will be at peace. I beg to differ, on both accounts. And if there is no way he'd appoint Stannis his Hand, then I guess there's also no way he'd make him his Master of Ships. And if Ned Stark was Robert's first choice, then Stannis seems a more plausible second than a Lannister. Having Ned Stark sit in Winterfell and hate the Lannisters isn't "stirring up" anything. That had been the status quo for the preceding fifteen years. That's stasis.
  4. GRRM may be an atheist IRL, but I think that here, in these novels of his, he'll go the agnostic route. Which is: we'll never find out for sure, and both "yes" and "no" will have some evidence to support them. I think it's the best one, when it's darn difficult to write an encounter with a god that isn't a huge disappointment (unless you go for comedy and have Sir Pterry's skill to pull it off) on one hand, and on another - to expose it all as just plain bullshit sounds a little anticlimactic and underwhelming, too.
  5. "Everything goes exactly according to my sinister plan. Stark refused Robert and stayed in Winterfell, and so did his entire family, and by his family I mean Cat. Robert offered the job to Stannis, Stannis took it, I'm fired, my accounts are under investigation... wait, WHAT?!"
  6. Oh, you're quoting the Wiki. Which, as it seems, took some liberties with the text. In the actual book, "The Targaryens were far from the most powerful of the dragonlords". In the Wiki, "They were considered to be one of the minor [dragonlord] houses", and you reduce them again to "lower nobility". A few more steps, and someone will soon claim that the Targs were a client house to a family of serfs. Quoting this forum as source.
  7. I cannot fathom, what would give you the idea of the Targaryens as "the lower nobility".
  8. And that's where it falls apart. The only way to send a message to Winterfell (except for a courier) would be via raven, and that means the castle's maester. That's Maester Luwin. I somehow don't see him passing a message "To: Shady Dude. Slit Bran Stark's throat. Steal Robert's Valyrian dagger" to the recipient.
  9. If "family" actually meant something even to Lord Tywin, then it's entirely possible it meant something to Prince Joffrey, too. And, actually, we don't know that he didn't. Speaking of genuinely open questions, we still don't know why Ser Mandon Moore tried to off Tyrion. Joff is among the usual suspects (together with: Cersei, LF, or even Ser Mandon's own initiative).
  10. Yes, that's established in the novel. Don't spend too much effort disproving a theory nobody supports. And in the next line, incidentally, it's explained, what Joffrey's motivation actually was. Cersei frowned. “Joffrey had no love for Robb Stark, but the younger boy was nothing to him. He was only a child himself.” “A child hungry for a pat on the head from that sot you let him believe was his father.” The whole passage reads almost like an infodump, unfortunately. As if the author just wanted to be done with that loose end, so he just had two people explain to us that that had been Joffrey, and why.
  11. Then you will, to the end of your days, wonder who tried to kill Bran, because this is what you get. The issue, who tried to have Bran killed, won't be revisited. I'm sorry. (Not really).
  12. It was Joffrey. As disappointing as it is (because the solution is kind of silly), that's the story the author has written, and that's it. Discussing it after the reveal is as pointless as it gets. And don't waste your time on Preston Jacobs.
  13. And we got plenty of that, everything pointed at Jaime/Cersei (just like with Jon Arryn).
  14. Sorry, are you telling that Cersei murdered Jon Arryn? Because she didn't, she was a red herring. Lysa and Littlefinger did him in.
  15. Excellent example, the religions! So, the First Men adopted, sorta, the local religion. The Andals didn't, they brought their own with them. The Targs, just like the First Men, adopted again the established faith (which, by that time, the Faith of the Seven became). One would think that's point for the FM and the Targs, and a deduction for the Andals. How do you score it, however? Points for the FM, no points for the Targs, and no penalty points for the Andals. Seems a little heap biased to me.