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  1. I think it is most likely Euron, based on the prophecy / talk from him of leaping oneself from a tall tower, and the fact that he is near the Hightower in Oldtown at the moment in the books.
  2. Yeah, the Reach is really difficult. They have like three "great" houses that are super powerful: Redwyne, Hightower & Dayne. Perhaps House Dayne isn't super powerful but it seems like it when thinking about their Sword of the Morning title, their possible connection to House Targaryen or primitive Valyrians long ago as well as their very grand seats of Starfall and High Hermitage. The Westerlands: I would say maybe House Marbrand, House Crakehall, House Brax or House Swyft. The Iron Islands: House Harlaw indeed. It seems to me that Balon Greyjoy wed Alannys Harlaw as a political match. The Stormlands: House Swann
  3. I would say that Drogon is definitely growing faster than the average dragon, yes. This is most likely because of the story and the fact that George R. R. Martin originally intended a five-year gap in the story for the children/adolescent characters and other things to grow... So most likely I would think that the size Drogon seems to be at the end of ADWD, at age 2 1/2 or something, is maybe like a 5- or 7-year-old dragon or even possibly a 10-year-old dragon would have been during the early/main Targaryen history, such as during the Dance of the Dragons. Most dragon riders seem to be about 10-15 years old when they start riding their dragons from what I have seen, which often means that the dragon is almost as old... But yeah, I think that Daenerys's dragons are growing faster due to the high amount of magic which is surrounding them, and since they are the only known dragons in the world (at least west of Asshai and so forth), they maybe "get" a larger portion of the fire magic, since R'hllor or whatever fiery power there is is influencing them to grow quite fast.
  4. I very rarely comment in a comedic way without adding to the speculation/rational conversation but: This started out as a serious presentation of a scenario for an Ironborn victory in TWOT5K and ended up as a bizarre retelling of a DragonFable quest. (But in seriousness: I don't think that House Manderly would be interested in The Reach anymore. It's been like a thousand years or more, I think, and they are very content in The North. And very loyal to House Stark and The North. And also I think that Stannis definitely understands the value/lesson of having been defeated, and encompasses that into this own style in the main story.)
  5. What was the temporal reference point in Westeros, or in each kingdom, before Aegon's conquest? Like how would they write years? Maybe B.A./A.A. ("Before/After the Andal crossing") or something else?
  6. So you mean that there are long, continous tunnels stretching the ENTIRE LENGTH OF WESTEROS?? Even for a fantasy story like ASOIAF, with seasons lasting for years, that seems a bit extreme. The biggest magical structure that we know of is The Wall, and that is only maybe a tenth or less than the length of Westeros.
  7. Who was most likely better at swordplay and fighting in general: Aegon the Conqueror or Visenya? Or were they super evenly matched? And what was the ranking between Visenya, Aegon, Orys and Rhaenys? Like when they were practicing with their master-at-arms (Quentyn Qoherys, by the way), who would beat who?
  8. Now that is incredible to think about. The three ultimate schemers, except Pycelle I guess haha, in charge of King's Landing.
  9. If one is standing high up at the highest tower on Dragonstone, does one see Driftmark or any other islands in the horizon, or would it be a view of like 98 % water in all directions?
  10. Yes, that is a very good point. I have also thought about that sometimes, but since one half thinks about Westeros as a version of Europe and half thinks about it as a version of Britain, and since it's written from an English-speaking English/American perspective, one doesn't really think about that. It would make sense for at least the North and possibly the Iron Islands to speak the Old Tongue, since they are First Men. I guess that somehow the Andals' language, the Common Tongue, slowly and gradually took over all across Westeros, but yes, precisely, that really doesn't make much sense. There isn't even that much trade between The North and the other kingdoms. But maybe the few great all-Westerosi things such as the Night's Watch and the maesters actually are a decent reason for that. If the maesters all were trained in Oldtown, the center for education of the entire contintent, like some specific universities were in Medieval Europe, then the Common Tongue of the Reach would have spread with the maesters and if the lords relied heavily on their maesters, then over time they would begin to speak more of the common tongue with their maesters, and then with the lower servants and smallfolk of the keep, and so forth... But yes, it's still strange. ------ A reasonable version of the three or four different languages across Westeros, like you mention, based on its history and geography, might look something like this: The North - The Old Tongue/The Northern Tongue. (The "true"/most original version of the Old Tongue, since it has been in isolation the most and retained the culture of the First Men. The Iron Islands - The Iron Tongue. (A slightly different version/accent of the Old Tongue, somewhat influenced by the Andals that came into the Iron Islands, maybe with some few specific loan words from thralls and so forth.) The South (The Vale, The Riverlands, The Westerlands, The Reach, The Stormlands) - The Common Tongue. (The Andals' language, with some distinct accents/dialects for each kingdom, but still similar enough to be considered one single language. This is due to significant trade and the lack of strong geographical boundaries, the center of education around Oldtown in The Reach and so forth.) The Hill Tribes of the Vale - The Mountain/Hill Tongue. (The First Men hill tribes, as the last isolated population of First Men remaining in the South, would probably have their own distinct dialect of the Old Tongue from several thousands and thousands of years ago and retaining it due to their relative isolation.) Blackwater Bay - High Valyrian. (Not necessarily that impactful, due to the very small population of Valyrian noble houses, but still, considering the status of the language it might have spread throughout Dragonstone, Driftmark, Claw Isle and so forth, and especially in King's Landing if at least a few of the Targaryens would speak it to a certain degree at court and it could spread to courtiers, traders, dragonseeds and among the common smallfolk of the Blackwater. Dorne - The Common Tongue & Rhoynish. (Maybe like 70 % of the population, especially the stony and sandy dornishmen speaking The Common Tongue, but many of the salty dornishmen still speaking Rhoynish.) ... (Even within this, there would also be a few further specific languages and dialects within kingdoms and so forth.)
  11. That's a ridiculous thing to say regarding the Lannisters. The Lannisters are extremely fertile, and there are still like 10 or more Lannisters of the secondary and tertiary lines, as well as several more than that. In what way does Harry the Heir not look like kingly material? It's not needed a lot to be king, as long as one has a reasonable surrounding of advisors and so forth. And even if he would be a bad king, if he marries and has kids, then maybe his kids will be better. Who in the Seven kingdoms is looked upon well by everyone?? Of course he isn't looked upon well by everyone. And especially of course he isn't looked upon well by all the lords of the Riverlands, since it's the hardest kingdom to unite behind a single house in all of Westeros. House Tully is one of the few houses which can unite the Riverlands and Edmure is a perfectly fine lord. He cares about his people and has no obvious bad qualities whatsoever, except being a bit dull or meek in comparison to Catelyn and Robb. I REALLY don't understand what problem people have with him. That he failed to hit Hoster's funeral barge with his arrow, or the poorly planned attack on Stone Mill? (That might only have been in the show BTW; I'm not certain so sorry about that.) Those are the only two things. Other than that, he is perfectly fine. He is not despised like House Frey, feuding like the Blackwoods and the Brackens, cruel and immoral like the Lannisters, foolish and stubborn like the Greyjoys, too young like Sweetrobin, illegitimate like Gendry or Edric Storm, and so forth.
  12. [Hi everyone. I'm sorry if there are already some threads about this. I searched for "R + L = J & D" but I didn't find a single result, which is very weird. Anyway:] If R + L = J & D, then there is the chance that this is foreshadowed/represented by the reforging of the prophesied Lightbringer, and that Jon represents Oathkeeper and Daenerys represents Widow's Wail, with them both coming together to have a child together, which will be Lightbringer. What do you guys think about this? Is this already a well-known theory, and what evidence is there for and against? ... The theory about R + L = J & D has been talked about in several threads before, but I could not find them while searching. This thread is ASSUMING THAT R + L = J & D, then what are the chances that this will thematically tie in with the reforging of Lightbringer theory, and that the swords Oathkeeper and Widow's Wail, made from House Stark's ancestral Valyrian greatsword Ice, will be reforged into one sword again, and that Jon and Daenerys will have a similar coming together, either as a metaphorical project - such as restoring the Night's Watch together - or by physically having a child together. House Stark's Ice is Lyanna Stark. Oathkeeper is Jon Snow because of his honour and keeping of oaths (although he does of course also break some of his Night's Watch oaths). Widow's Wail is Daenerys Targaryen because of her being a widow of Khal Drogo, and deriving her dragons from the events surrounding his death. Also, how would GRRM be able to pull this one off without it looking like some hero's cliché? Probably with Daenerys dying in childbirth, thus completing the Nissa Nissa prophecy as well. Or what do you guys think? [Once again, please move my post to a thread if there is already a thread for this exact theory.]
  13. I thank you for using the Old Tongue (AKA Swedish) in your post. As a Swede, it makes me glad to see.
  14. Your explanation of the relationship between dinosaurs and birds is hereby appreciated, mylord. Although I still think that would have been on Essos or Sothoryos, long before Tormund's ancestors - the First Men - migrated over the arm of Dorne. Also: Old Nan once told me that the sky is blue because we all live inside the eye of a giant chicken called MacChicken [Latin name: Megagallus rex]
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