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  1. Wun Wun Ser Duncan the Tall Arthur Dayne Daemon Blackfyre Balon Blackskin Maegor Targaryen (with Balerion) LC: Barristan the Bold BOOM.
  2. I like this idea especially when we see in Bran's dream a woman doing exactly this, a naked woman emerging from the pool heavy with child praying for a son to exact vengeance.
  3. Hey RR! Im back in the forums, thanks for the tag. You have Lemore nailed, one thing I might add is she is also a venus figure in the fashion of the maiden bathing espied by Florian the fool, and Dany bathing in her introductory chapter. There is a reason our writer had her bathing naked in addition to showing she has stretch marks. This gives her the maiden coming from the water symbolism. Any time you see a naked woman bathing (*cough, Brienne, *cough, Osha, *cough), we are given our Morningstar/evenstar love goddess symbolism which @LmL might see as significant from an astronomy standpoint.
  4. I will be in attendance! Ive got my best friend hooked and am making her a Kingslanding whore cosplay. I take any excuse I can to nerd out an entire weekend. Loved the last con in Nashville.
  5. No, she didn't listen and she almost died because of it. The advise the Pree vision was giving was a good. Instead she didn't take it and remembered what the real Pree told her and she stayed on the course which almost led to her death. That wasn't Pree, it was someone trying to help her because the door he showed her was the same door she was able to use to finally escape.
  6. Hey LiveFirst! Ebony isn't at the stage of being petrified wood. Remember, Tytos Blackwood states it takes a few thousand years for weirwood to petrify. While the only ebony I have seen has been in pictures, I do know that ebony is still at the stage of still being wood. I would suggest that was not Pree in the vision. If you recall, the vision of Pree was showing Dany the actual way out. Many speculate that was bloodraven trying to get Dany out of there because when. Once inside (after not heading the advise to leave) the undying which are much like Greenseers turned blue by the Evening trees try to overtake her. We know the vision of Pree was giving solid advice because Danny was able to escape using the same door the Pree vision was telling her to use. The real Pree was trying to get her in the house since he met her.
  7. Yep, I am for sure smelling what you are stepping in. I would argue that Garth and the Grey king were separate, but contemporary of one another. I have a post you might be interested in.
  8. No doubt it was once fertile. If Ulthos and Leng around Asshai are any indicator, Asshai was once heavily forested at one time. I feel there is a good chance the Safron Straits separating Ulthos and Asshai was once quite smaller seeing as there is evidence around the rest of the world to suggest that water levels rose. Just something to chew on with the Dothraki legend.
  9. Also, what about Vaes Dothrak? The city is supposed to be made large enough for all the Dothraki to converge at one time because of a certain prophesy. Maybe Asshai had a similar prophesy. Most of the halls, even the largest, seemed deserted. “Where are the people who live here?” Dany asked. The bazaar had been full of running children and men shouting, but elsewhere she had seen only a few eunuchs going about their business. “Only the crones of the dosh khaleen dwell permanently in the sacred city, them and their slaves and servants,” Ser Jorah replied, “yet Vaes Dothrak is large enough to house every man of every khalasar, should all the khals return to the Mother at once. The crones have prophesied that one day that will come to pass, and so Vaes Dothrak must be ready to embrace all its children.”
  10. Here is a picture of a shipwrecked boat and here is a depiction of Nagga's bones. The symbolism points toward this as well. Nagga is a big ole boat. When last he’d seen Lordsport, it had been a smoking wasteland, the skeletons of burnt longships and smashed galleys littering the stony shore like the bones of dead leviathans, the houses no more than broken walls and cold ashes. When the wildlings had begun knocking it together, Satin thought they were building a ship. Not far wrong. The turtle was a hull turned upside down and opened fore and aft; a longhall on wheels. last the dun-colored Sandship, looking like some monstrous dromond that had washed ashore and turned to stone.
  11. Your right about the Hooded King, he sounds absolutely like a shrouded lord type. This post is helping me work something out in my head about Lann. I think he may be the answer to the riddle of the sphinx and I am in the midst of doing a full re-read in order to hash this out.
  12. Hi Great Elk, You have made and excellent observation. I also believe the instances of 'ebony' in the House of Black and White and the house of the Undying are actually shade of the evening tree. I think the House of the undying is a huge hint: aching. She recalled that the House of the Undying Ones had seemed to have no towers. Finally the stair opened. To her right, a set of wide wooden doors had been thrown open. They were fashioned of ebony and weirwood, the black and white grains swirling and twisting in strange interwoven patterns. They were very beautiful, yet somehow frightening. The blood of the dragon must not be afraid. Dany said a quick prayer, begging the Warrior for courage and the Dothraki horse god for strength. She made herself walk forward. It seems the writer is trying to describe these doors as an illusion to being made of one wood instead of a two separate woods pieced together with descriptions such as grains twisting and swirling? It is almost as if it is made from the same slab of wood . It makes a great deal of sense. Meaning Dany is sitting the equivalent of an Essosi weirwood throne. I had actually toyed with the idea you were mentioning and came to the same conclusion you had, which make a great deal of literary sense when we have white weirwood doors with black 'ebony' faces that remind Arya of a heart tree. At the top she found a set of carved wooden doors twelve feet high. The left-hand door was made of weirwood pale as bone, the right of gleaming ebony. In their center was a carved moon face; ebony on the weirwood side, weirwood on the ebony. The look of it reminded her somehow of the heart tree in the godswood at Winterfell. The doors are watching me, she thought.
  13. Nagga's ribs are weirwood. The arches are because it is the overturned hull of a ship. Nagga is a shipwreck. Yep!! He had passed the bones of a dragon, he swore, so immense that he had ridden his horse through its great black jaws. Other than that, he had seen nothing.
  14. Hey Blue Tiger. There are some obvious parallels to the well and the pools beside found frequently beside weirwoods, I am sure our writer did draw from that knowing his love of Nordic legend. I am unsure about the undying, but it could be a little pun in a way maybe showing that it was the weirwoods that made a transformation and not the other way around, always a possibility. I had been away from the forums yesterday due to problems with my computer and went chasing some stuff you were mentioning which led me back to the hairy men which were kind of everywhere when you look at the text of TWOIAF at least in central and western Essos and came back to this line. At its greatest extent, the Ibbenese foothold on Essos was as large as Ib itself and far richer. More and more of the hairy men crossed over from the islands to make their fortunes there, cutting down the trees to put the land under the plow, damming the rivers and streams, mining the hills The God-Kings of Ib, before their fall, did succeed in conquering and colonizing a huge swathe of northern Essos immediately south of Ib itself, a densely wooded region that had formerly been the home of a small, shy forest folk. Some say that the Ibbenese extinguished this gentle race, whilst others believe they went into hiding in the deeper woods or fled to other lands. The Dothraki still call the great forest along the northern coast the Kingdom of the Ifequevron, the name by which they knew the vanished forest-dwellers. So the Ibbenese didn't get along well with these forest folk that worshipped the Black wood trees. In fact it seems like the Ibbenese kind of persecuted them in a sense and cut down a bunch of their trees and the maesters theorize the Ibbenese caused the woods-walkers to vacate that area. What made my eyes completely bug out of their sockets was this line: The eunuch drew a parchment from his sleeve. “A kraken has been seen off the Fingers.” He giggled. “Not a Greyjoy, mind you, a true kraken. It attacked an Ibbenese whaler and pulled it under. Not only am I completely convinced at this point, but I am truly and utterly pissed, because I think there might be a good chance there is a network of huge roots under the sea, which could be why there is the Greensee pun @ravenous reader. And here is why. Forsaken chapter spoilers: Here is one of Aeron's Shade of the Evening trips: “Urri!” he cried. There is no hinge here, no door, no Urri. His brother Urrigon was long dead, yet there he stood. One arm was black and swollen, stinking with maggots, but he was still Urri, still a boy, no older than the day he died. “You know what waits below the sea, brother?” “The Drowned God,” Aeron said, “the watery halls.” Urri shook his head. “Worms... worms await you, Aeron.” His dream is telling him there is no watery halls, there is just worms. So what if there actually is something that looks like worms or krakens under the water? The way the shadows shifted made it seem as if the walls were moving too. Bran saw great white snakes slithering in and out of the earth around him, and his heart thumped in fear. He wondered if they had blundered into a nest of milk snakes or giant grave worms, soft and pale and squishy. Lord Brynden seemed less a man than some ghastly statue made of twisted wood, old bone, and rotted wool. The only thing that looked alive in the pale ruin that was his face was his one red eye, burning like the last coal in a dead fire, surrounded by twisted roots and tatters of leathery white skin hanging off a yellowed skull. The sight of him still frightened Bran— the weirwood roots snaking in and out of his withered flesh, the mushrooms sprouting from his cheeks, the white wooden worm that grew from the socket where one eye had been. There may actually be a root system under the sea. I am going to add this to the original post.
  15. The Shade of the Evening Tree... its the Essosi version of the Weirwood except inversed in a dark and creepy kind of way. Our writer loves to use symbolism and literary devices to drop clues from time to time...something he does well and does often. There have been many inversions and parallels drawn between the two trees by readers throughout the fandom. It is pretty obvious the two are related as there was also once a race of small, shy forest folk called woods walkers who once inhabited mainland Essos and Lomas Longstrider reported "carved trees" in their forests. So the Shade tree was probably a part of that magic from years gone by. Immediately south of Ib itself, a densely wooded region that had formerly been the home of a small, shy forest folk. Some say that the Ibbenese extinguished this gentle race, whilst others believe they went into hiding in the deeper woods or fled to other lands. The Dothraki still call the great forest along the northern coast the Kingdom of the Ifequevron, the name by which they knew the vanished forest-dwellers. The fabled Sea Snake, Corlys Velaryon, Lord of the Tides, was the first Westerosi to visit these woods. After his return from the Thousand Islands, he wrote of carved trees, haunted grottoes, and strange silences. A later traveler, the merchant-adventurer Bryan of Oldtown, captain of the cog Spearshaker, provided an account of his own journey across the Shivering Sea. He reported that the Dothraki name for the lost people meant “those who walk in the woods.” We know the weirwood petrifies when it dies, pretty simple to comprehend, the trees don't rot they just turn to stone... “For a thousand years it has not shown a leaf. In another thousand it will have turned to stone, the maesters say. Weirwoods never rot.” That was some Tytos Blackwood wisdom for you there. So knowing the weirwood turns to stone, the same logic would most likely apply to the Shade of the Evening tree as well. So imagine for a moment what the black wood of a Shade of the Evening tree would actually look like petrified... Black Stone. GRRM has done everything possible to make the Shade tree an Essosi Weirwood, so if the white stuff petrifies, the black stuff probably does too. If I had money to bet...I'd place it on the warlock tree taking a note from it's Westerosi cousin. But we are not done yet... Let's talk about some hairy men for a minute. The hairy men were kind of everywhere when you look at the text of TWOIAF at least in central and western Essos. I noticed that there was once a forest inhabited by these CotF-type woods walkers who came into direct contact with the hairy men and not in the diplomatic kind of way, more in the, I am going to take your land and bleed your resources type of way: The God-Kings of Ib, before their fall, did succeed in conquering and colonizing a huge swathe of northern Essos immediately south of Ib itself, a densely wooded region that had formerly been the home of a small, shy forest folk. Some say that the Ibbenese extinguished this gentle race, whilst others believe they went into hiding in the deeper woods or fled to other lands. The Dothraki still call the great forest along the northern coast the Kingdom of the Ifequevron, the name by which they knew the vanished forest-dwellers. At its greatest extent, the Ibbenese foothold on Essos was as large as Ib itself and far richer. More and more of the hairy men crossed over from the islands to make their fortunes there, cutting down the trees to put the land under the plow, damming the rivers and streams, mining the hills So the Ibbenese didn't get along well with these forest folk that worshipped the blackwood trees. In fact it seems like the Ibbenese kind of persecuted them in a sense and cut down a bunch of their trees and the maesters theorize the Ibbenese caused the woods-walkers to vacate that area. What made my eyes completely bug out of their sockets was this line: The eunuch drew a parchment from his sleeve. “A kraken has been seen off the Fingers.” He giggled. “Not a Greyjoy, mind you, a true kraken. It attacked an Ibbenese whaler and pulled it under. So a "kraken" has pulled under an Ibbenese whaler...makes sense now doesn't it and I think there might be a good chance there is a network of huge roots under the sea, which could be why there is the Greensee pun that @ravenous reader has pointed out. And here is why. Forsaken chapter spoilers: I guess this means we may actually get to see play out in the chapters