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    Head of House Steller, serving King Stannis I Baratheon

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  1. James Steller

    Why did Walder Frey allow Edmure Tully to touch Roslin Frey?

    Because having the Tully heir would be valuable to Frey. They make it clear that Frey is going to kill Edmure once he conceives a son on Roslin.
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    Robert Screwed Up After The Greyjoy Rebellion

    Not that I’m for Robert massacring the Ironborn, but who would have complained that an unsuccessful rebel Greyjoy was executed by a successful rebel Baratheon?
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    Can Aegon I conquer Europe in the 15th century?

    They might defeat the Europeans in battle, but they would win no followers. Dragons are literally the bane of the Christian Faith, and the Moors wouldn’t have been okay with those three incestuous albinos calling themselves rulers. One way, somehow, the Targaryens would be killed. They would command no loyalty and would have to watch their backs every minute that they aren’t sitting on a dragon. Just because you can defeat a nation in battle doesn’t mean that they will join you. Look at Russia, Afghanistan, or even Dorne, to take it back to the books.
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    Stannis Baratheon Predictions

    He doesn’t have Melisandre with him, and unlike in the show he isn’t a stupid fanatic.
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    Stannis Baratheon Predictions

    Agreed. Either he lives and finally bends when he yields his claim to kingship and gets to rule his beloved Storm’s End, or he dies fighting the Others like a hero. Those are the best outcomes I can hope for with him.
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    Minor/offscreen characters you want to see more of

    Rolland Storm, the true heir to Nightsong. I hope he’s still alive.
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    What is the dumbest house Sigil/ coat of arms.

    Honestly, House Tully could have done better than a trout. At least a crab has claws and an eel has sharp teeth. But a trout?
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    House Dondarrion?

    The vagueness of House Dondarrion has almost always been something in the back of my mind when it comes to unexplained issues within ASOIAF. Based on Beric’s lack of discussion, he has no family left, but someone brought his bannermen to Renly. So what’s going on?
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    Historical parallels with real kings for targaryens?

    Actually, Stannis also has elements of Richard III. Both men were talented military leaders, misunderstood and vilified by the general population, accused of trying to usurp their nephews, etc
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    Historical parallels with real kings for targaryens?

    Aegon IV is definitely Henry VIII Daeron I is a less successful Henry V
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    The Blacks or the Greens?

    Weirdly enough, since you mentioned those two, I am normally a fan of the Blackwoods as opposed to the Brackens, except where Bloodraven and Bittersteel are concerned. I despise Bloodraven for his duplicitous and unjust actions, while I admire Bittersteel for his resolve and determination despite any defeats. Neither one is a saint, but I never liked Bloodraven, while Bittersteel earns a grudging respect in a similar way that Stannis Baratheon invokes my respect. Plus, let’s be honest, Bittersteel has the better moniker.
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    Greatest battle commanders at the start of ASoIaF

    I refuse to believe that Stannis Baratheon isn’t one of the best military commanders left at the end of the fifth book.
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    Realistic heights for the Stark characters

    Stannis also towers over Jon Snow in ASOS. Though one thing that puzzles me is that Robb is said to be shorter than Ice, but then by the end of the book his mother describes him as being a tall knight. Either he had a massive growth spurt or she’s not being literal.
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    The Stupidity of Everyone during the Regency

    Did he? He seemed quick to leave King’s Landing the second that Aegon III told him he wasn’t needed. If that’s true, though, it’s bafflingly naive and shortsighted of Torrhen to think that the “sullen boy” would either agree to this royal procession which was organized without his opinion or consent, or keep Torrhen as a Hand after the nonexistent relationship they had. Neither of them liked the other at all. What did Torrhen think would happen when the introverted youth who had no interest in even trying to play ball finally obtained the power to run his own life?
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    Cregan Stark: the fool wolf

    And she didn’t even have that anymore. But to be fair, executing Corlys would have been deeply unpopular and damaging to peace. Sure, it would have been justice, but you could argue in kind that killing Aegon was justice for the crime of kinslaying.