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    Is Dany going to sack more cities?

    I think her breaking Volantis fleet at Meereen will cause a chain reaction effect across slaver cities. Slaves will hear the news of Daenerys victory, and Red Priests of R’hillor will spread the word and encourage masses of people to take the matters into their own hands and change the system, considering that even armies of slaver cities consist of slaves, and I doubt slave soldiers would want to spill the blood of other slaves trying to stop the revolution.
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    Which is your favourite Westerosi House and why?

    Starks, Lannisters and probably Daynes of Starfall. And some individual characters, but not their houses though, like Baelish, Stannis, Roose, etc.
  3. Littlefinger is a pimp and does not really care about anyone besides himself. He is using Sansa just like he is using everybody else.
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    All Men Must Die But Randyll's Death Is Very Close

    Mace thinks he is one of the greatest military commanders there is. If there is an opportunity to crush Jon Connington and Golden Company with a far superior in numbers Tyrell army at his command, I bet he will arrogantly want to deal with them himself. Especially since we know Tyrells will not march until Margaery's trial is done. So she most definitely is safe if there is a Tyrell army marching on Storm's End. And Mace told Kevan that he will deal with Aegon as soon as the trial is done. We don't know for sure what happened at Dragonstone, so I will not draw any conclusions what happened there. I feel like Rolland has some story potential still to fulfill. What if he escaped across Narrow Sea once Loras took over the island, like Targaryens did when Stannis arrived with a fleet? So we will have to see on that.
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    All Men Must Die But Randyll's Death Is Very Close

    I don't see BOTH Mace and Randyll marching on Aegon and leaving Margaery and the capital unprotected. Either Mace marches and Randyll stays in the capital with an army, or it is other way. My bet is on Mace marching on Storm's End because he needs to be exposed as a military fraud in this story. The bastard of Blackhaven might reference to Rolland Storm, the Bastard of Nightsong, because I think he will join Daenerys once she lands on Dragonstone. And if Dany has Edric by her side, it is extra reason for Rolland to join. Blackhaven and Nightsong are two castles of the Marches, so there might be connection there. But he will be crushed alongside Edric once they land in Stormlands.
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    All Men Must Die But Randyll's Death Is Very Close

    In my opinion The Last Storm foreshadows Jon Connington and Arianne Martell leading an army and slaying the last "Storm", newly legitimized Edric Baratheon who will be fighting on Dany's side during Dance of the Dragons. And the castle Storm's End kinda foreshadows the fate of poor Edric. He will be slain while trying to take back the castle he grew up in and failing. The Ususper's line will be extinguished, per Connington's wishes (Gendry will be around, but he will never become Gendry Baratheon, he will hammer out his own legacy). It will be one of the few victories of Aegon's faction against Dany. It will contrast Aegon and Golden Company's successful landing in Stormlands to a portion of Dany's forces led by Edric landing by Storm's End and losing lots of ships due to Shipbreaker Bay's nature. And those who land will be exterminated by Connington and Arianne.
  7. All credits go to @pobeb Read about the descriptions of she-bears and septas in High septon's employ. I think there are too many similarities to dismiss it.
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    Craster is a Stark

    Did you guys notice a pattern in which White Walkers attacked Waymar Royce? Like in the beginning it was a leader of this group (alpha male) fighting with Royce, one on one, one might even suggest a very fair situation (again, we do not know anything about Others and their code), and once he was wounded and blooded, they all attacked him at once...like a pack of wolves? Just making a small contribution to this whole idea of Craster=Stark and Craster's sons=Others.
  9. Hey @LmL, as always love your posts! What do you think about the theory that Jaime Lannister will become the new undead warrior of light ("bright dragon", if he is indeed Mad King's son) and become Brotherhood without Banners' new leader? I just see no other logical continuation of Brotherhood's story line and their "return to noble cause" without Jaime becoming its new leader AFTER his resurrection (Azor Ahai symbolisms are all there to make Jaime finally this "perfect knight" or "perfect sword Lightbringer" - his deed of promising to return Stark daughters to Catelyn - "forging in water, because Catelyn and Riverrun are both very watery associations - and his eventual failure to do that since Red Wedding happened; his deed of saving his brother Tyrion - "forging by lion, which cracked the sword in two" - which by the way symbolically started the crack in Jaime and Cersei's relationship once he found out about her lovers from the Imp; and final phase is "forging by wife's heart" - it will definitely include his death by the hands of Brienne once Brienne is ordered by Lady Stoneheart to fight Jaime in trial by combat). There are many symbolic layers and Jaime associated with Azor Ahai symbolisms. I honestly think both on the show and the books Jaime will become the undead "white cloak" warrior with burning sword leading Brotherhood into battles - antithesis to Jon "the black cloak".
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    Aegon TWOW

    I bet you that Jon Connington indeed took Storm's End by guile, and there is no other conspiracy going on there. And Jon Connington NEEDS to defeat Mace Tyrell QUICKLY, because now that they have taken the regional capital of Stormlands, the eyes of Iron Throne and the realm are on them. They cannot afford to wait out the siege, because the more they wait, the more time Lannisters and Tyrells have to take care of them. And defeating Tyrell army in Kingswood will actually persuade the lords of Stormlands to join them and bolster their ranks, not to mention if Arianne is persuaded that Aegon is a real player on a chess board, Dornish troops will back them up as well. Of course, it is risky to engage Tyrell army in the open, but given that the commander is Mace and NOT Randyll Tarly, and Mace the Ace NEEDS to be proven as a commander fraud that he is in this story, I have no doubt that Connington will come up with some strategic plan to crush the bigger Tyrell army. Golden Company is the most disciplined sell sword company there is on Planetos that implements all kinds of military units - infantry, cavalry, archers, elephants. Do not underestimate a capable commander with this kind of military unit. I would recommend you to read this amazing article by BryndenBFish and why Jon Connington will engage Mace Tyrell and bring him a crushing blow: https://warsandpoliticsoficeandfire.wordpress.com/2016/04/18/blood-of-the-conqueror-part-7-agincourt/
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    Aegon TWOW

    After Connington defeats Mace Tyrell and his army, it shall be a key political moment in Westeros for several reasons: 1) Having occupied Storm's End and defeating huge Tyrell army will have a resounding effect on Stormlands. Storm lords are historically sworn to Storm's End, but in recent events majority of them bent the knee to Iron Throne after Stannis' defeat at Blackwater. No one in Stormlands likes Lannister-Tyrell regime in King's Landing, so Aegon will be a nice alternative for them - he is a young and capable leader, fights his own battles, conquers castles and wins battles like Aegon the Conqueror. 2) Arianne will probably arrive in Storm's End and hear/witness this young dragon and his griffin adviser defeat the mighty Tyrell host. It will clear any doubts she might had whether to ally herself and Dorne with him. Unmarried, young and handsome "cousin" king needs a queen by his side, and we know how ambitious Arianne is. I expect her to offer marriage alliance between Aegon and herself in order to bring Dornish spears to his side. 3) After Mace's defeat Randyll Tarly will be the commander of Reach forces in King's Landing, and we know how dangerous Randyll is from Kevan Lannister. With his liege lord dead or captured and commanding the biggest host around the capital, Randyll will have all the leverage to negotiate with Jon Connington. And Connington probably knows Randyll and what kind of man he is and how he can be swayed to their side. I am pretty sure griffin will offer him Highgarden and title Lord Paramount of Reach once they deal with Tyrells. I expect Garlan to die by Harras Harlaw and Nightfall sword (foreshadowed in TWOIAF), Margaery to die in King's Landing events, Willas and Olenna Tyrell to die in Highgarden sack by Dornish host from Prince's Pass (foreshadowed in TWOIAF, and I think the whole realm will think it was ironborn attack, otherwise, no Reach lord will join Aegon's side, kinda with what happened in Winterfell with Theon and Boltons), so that leaves Highgarden up for grabs. Randyll Tarly will have a claim on it through his Florent wife, Melessa, and become new Lord of Highgarden and Warden of the South. That is for starters, but I see more and more lords and nobility of Southern Westeros flocking to Aegon's side, especially after he comes to battle Euron in Oldtown.
  12. Or the cup of ice is Ned and the cup of fire is Ashara Dayne, her real parents. Add all the wolf references in her tent visions, and for me it is more plausible.
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    [TWoW Spoilers] Aeron I (Balticon)

    The imagery of all known gods being impaled on Iron Throne swords is just so telling. In the endgame, there will be only one true religion that everyone will convert to, and Bran will be behind it. Note that Old Gods and Many Faced God religions are not represented. Arya will start her own cult of assassins brainwashing its members to kill enemies of the state in such fashion that they will feel it is right, kind of like "giving the gift" philosophy of Faceless Men. And I am betting that this whole Theon's adventure will eventually bring him to become the High Priest of this new religion, whatever it will be. He will Bran The God's agent and become Moses figure for devastated and misguided ironborn survivors who will need a leader to lead them through tough times (Hammer of the gods is mentioned in this chapter, and I think that a moon meteor, thanks to LmL's awesome essays, will hit proximity of Iron Isles, bringing "Hammer of the Waters" down on Iron Isles and drowning its population). He will lead them to Cape Kraken in the North as "Promised Land" and bend the knee to King of Winter, Jon Stark, who is "what is dead may never die but raises again harder and stronger". The mention of how Euron's newly appointed Shield Islands lords will get all the blame in case they lose brings me to a thought that Garlan Tyrell will indeed take the islands back, but at terrible cost - there is a foreshadowing in TWOIAF of Harras Harlaw slaying Garlan with Valyrian steel Nightfall. There goes down one powerfull Tyrell, which will start the "domino" effect of rose destruction. Damn, if Euron destroys Redwyne and Hightower fleet that creeps up his rear commanded by Lord Leyton's sons (he is using merchant ships in his fleet, so he clearly has some kind of plan, maybe to get close to them without suspicion or something), he will truly become the unstoppable at sea. This will mean the Arbor and Oldtown are ripe for taking. Also, this chapter just confirmed to me how Euron does not really gives a fuck about ironborn. He is using them to his purpose - and that purpose is connected to magic. So he would care less if all ironborn end up dead after he accomplishes his goals. He will manipulate the nature of ironborn of pillage and plunder. And whatever magic he is after I bet it is in the Citadel of Oldtown. And I will bet that if Euron was able to find Valyrian steel armor during his trips, he will find some glass candles as well. For what, you might ask? To coordinate his actions with certain Faceless Man already in the city who might also enlist the help of former comrades from Harrenal, Brave Companions. They might coordinate, for example, the plan to open the gates of Oldtown during the night and catch everyone unaware. No one really knows what Jaqen is really after, but I do not think it is the book like everyone suggest. He is confirming an intel sent to him by Euron via glass candles regarding this "magic". Once Jaqen confirms that it is indeed in the Citadel, Euron will initiate his plan of attacking Oldtown, specifically the Citadel. I think there is a specific reason for Hightower's base being made of that black oily stone. If you think about it, once you set the base of this black oily stone on fire, the whole tower will set on fire. But I do not think it will be done by Euron, I think the whole city of Oldtown will get attacked second time and burn for good once Dany comes with her dragons and khalasar to punish Hightowers for allying with fAegon. Also, keep in mind Euron's words to Aeron about these days being last, and that Long Night is coming. To me that just seals Euron being manipulated and sent visions by some powerful force (in my opinion, it is Bran from the future who is in fact Three Eyed Crow). He has probably seen visions about the future and his role in it, so now he works in order to accomplish these "dreams" he had. Unfortunately for him, he is called Crow's Eye, and there is a particular crow of the Night's Watch in Oldtown training in archery lessons like on his family sigil.
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    Second of Three Fires

    Yeah, I definitely think the second fire was "fire for death". The third fire, "fire TO love", in my opinion, is Drogon-skinchanged-by-Jon bathing her in flames in the Battle of the Dawn, after which she is untouched, and that is what makes Jon to gravitate towards her after this moment. From one special kid to another, so to speak. But that is just my guess.
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    [twow Spoilers] Arianne II, Part 2

    The things I learned from this: - The problems with the peasants and how it is shown they are unprotected in the face of war, I am getting more persuaded that Lord Edric Dayne and Anguy will start a new branch of Brotherhood without Banners in Kingswood. Arthur Dayne defeated Kingswood Brotherhood winning over smallfolk to his side, so it will be so ironic that his nephew will start a new brotherhood winning and protecting common people. I think that eventually when Darkstar acquires Dawn and joins fAegon's Kingsguard, he will slay this brotherhood and his kin Edric, but in a very brutal and ruthless way, to mirror Sword of the Morning and Sword of the Evening. That will anger Stormlands peasants and put fAegon's regime in unpopular light, which will be perfect set-up for Edric Storm to come back home on Dany's behalf, retake Storm's End from fAegon loyalists, rally angered Stormlands commoners to his side and fight in the second dance of the dragons. - BryndenBBlackfish posted an amazing essay regarding this future confrontation between Tyrell army and Golden Company and how it will mirror Agincourt slaughter of French by English army. You guys should check it out. Personally, I too think that Mace will be leading this Tyrell troop, with other half of Reachmen staying in the capital under Randyll Tarly's command. And remember that Tarly swore a holy oath to bring back Margaery for trial. In my opinion, Mace left the capital ONLY because he knew that Margaery was under Randyll's protection, and he is a well known oaf who would never guess that Tarly might give his daughter back into the hands of Faith. Oh, and I am sure Lord Mathis Rowan joined Golden Company, there are just too much details about Rowan and his support for Targaryens. - I think Arianne will commit Dornish to fAegon's cause ONLY AFTER she witnesses the defeat of large Tyrell army. There are two Dornish armies waiting for a signal. One in Boneway, one in Prince's Pass. After Tyrell defeat I expect majority of Stormlands lords to declare for fAegon, especially militaristic marcher lords that have guarded the paths through Red Mountains for centuries. Per Connington's command, they will let through Boneway army through to join Golden Company and Stormlands lords. Also keep in mind that Rolland Storm escaped Dragonstone after its recapture by Iron Throne, so since Stannis is declared dead by Boltons, he will go and swear allegiance to fAegon which might grant him legitimate Caron name and Nightsong. He might be the one to slay Philipe Foote and let Boneway army through. I think once Jon Connington and fAegon march on the capital and meet Randyll Tarly and his host some distance away from King's Landing, Tarly will turn cloaks and join his host with theirs. He will also send a raven to Horn Hill to let Dornish army from Prince's Pass through as well. But they will not march on the capital together - the news of ironborn and Euron Greyjoy capturing Oldtown will reach them, so they will go there first. - TWOIAF foreshadows two events for me actually: Euron knew what he was doing and made Harras Harlaw lord of one of Shield Islands, knowing too well that Tyrells will answer. Plus the fact that Harras was not his biggest supporter and play a big bait role. There is a foreshadowing for Harras Harlaw slaying Garlan the Gallant with Nightfall. Also there is a foreshadowing for Dornish army sacking and killing Tyrells in Highgarden. The host in Prince's Pass will be used in Jon Connington's plan to capture the capital of the Reach. And Arianne will be a big part in the plan, because she already had a small history with Willas Tyrell (as well as Oberyn). I don't know HOW Arianne and Dornish will get inside the castle, but I am betting a big treachery will be involved. After Tyrell defeats on all fronts (capital, against Golden Company, in Oldtown, bannermen leaving to fAegon's cause), Willas will be desperate for some kind of alliance, so Arianne might propose that marriage and alliance they tried to execute years ago, without giving away the fact that Dornish already allied themselves with fAegon. Once signal is given, Dornish will attack, and House Tyrell will be no more (Loras missing on Dragonstone, Margaery probably executed after found guilty by Faith, Garlan slain by Harlaw, Mace defeated by Golden Company, Olenna and Willas killed by Dornish in Highgarden, Leo Tyrell probably killed by ironborn in Oldtown).
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    You're Ned: find some marriage betrothals for your kids

    The way I would do it: Robb - Wynafryd Manderly (blood tie to your most powerful bannerman) Sansa - Willas Tyrell (blood tie to rulers of Reach) Arya - Tommen Baratheon (blood tie to King who happens to be your best friend and rulers of Stormlands and Westerlands) Bran - Meera Reed (blood tie to your most trusted bannerman and friend who happens to guard the way to the North) Rickon - one of Frey girls (blood tie to the most powerful bannerman of your wife's family as well as having an easy access to the South whenever needed) Jon - Night's Watch (the same as the books, plus having your bastard as Lord Commander eventually is not too shabby)
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    Future of House Westerling and House Spicer

    Her absence at the Twins and her mother Sybell participating in the plots with Lannisters is exactly what could trigger Lady Stoneheart to think Jeyne was somehow connected to Red Wedding. And as others said above, Lady Stoneheart is not exactly the most rationale and logical character in the series, she is driven by anger, loss and thirst for revenge, so in her books her daughter-in-law might be responsible for her son's death.
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    Future of House Westerling and House Spicer

    Ok, gotcha. But for some reason I think Lady Stoneheart will kill some innocent Freys as well, revenge is a bloody and nasty thing.
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    Future of House Westerling and House Spicer

    Why do they HAVE to survive?
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    Future of House Westerling and House Spicer

    Jaime despises Sybelle and I don't think of any situation where he will marry her daughter, sorry. I think Lady Stoneheart will accuse Jeyne of participating in Red Wedding and order BwB to kill her, which will be one of the most disturbing scenes in Winds of Winter.
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    Songs that Make Us Think of A Song of Ice and Fire

    Yes, I LOVE Led Zeppelin's version too, but Tool one is my favorite.
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    Songs that Make Us Think of A Song of Ice and Fire

    No Quarter by Tool. I imagine the final battle between ice and fire happening with this song... Especially a bit where he sings "It is getting colder" I imagine Dany and Jon staring at each other for first time as enemies and leaders of their factions and feeling something animalistic. Lol, I am weird like that.
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    Why Blood Raven is not the Three Eyed Crow

    I still don't see the difference. Jon is set up as Ned's son since first book, and Bloodraven is set up as Three Eyed Crow since he showed up. Does not mean that both facts are correct. I see no textual evidence where Bloodraven is CONFIRMED as Three Eyed Crow. Bran outright comes and asks him: "Are you Three Eyed Crow?" to which Bloodraven replies "I have been called many things", which is not a confirmation in my books.
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    Why Blood Raven is not the Three Eyed Crow

    Hey OP, AMAZING observations! The more I read your quotes, the more I believe that the Three-Eyed Crow is Bran himself, but from the future. Your little quote about Bloodraven NOT knowing how to speak through weirwoods and time actually helped me to jump straight away to a scene between Jon and Bran, where Jon skinchanging Ghost interacts with weirwood tree that actually SPEAKS to him. And I think the more we will go through the story, the more we will become sure of that. Remember how you said the Three-Eyed Crow made Bran forget about Jaime? You know why? Because future Bran knows Jaime's importance to protecting his Stark sisters along with Sandor against UnGregor, as we saw from Bran's vision in AGOT. If Bran remembers that it was Jaime BEFORE it is time, it will ruin the future and the result future Bran is expecting. Plus Coldhands' remark of being "Your monster, Brandon Stark" makes me believe this dead brother of the Night's Watch was a skinchanger himself who got resurrected by future Bran for his mission. So kudos! Bloodraven is a tool in this story used by Bran to become who he was destined to be, just as Faceless Men are grooming Arya to become whatever she is supposed to be. I think Bran is the ultimate being of this series. He will have everything to do with White Walker submission to Jon as King of Winter, as Bran will grow more powerful and become able to skinchange into the undead army - the main advantage of ice creatures. Maybe even more. And I know show is not the same with books, but there is a scene Bran has. Here it is: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rbGwWZ9sjBQ "Because the Raven is YOU!" by Jojen Reed.
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    Theon's bastard

    Going by LmL's theories, I think that Iron Islands will be destroyed - "drowned" so to speak - and that Theon as Bran's agent will pretend to bring the Hammer of the Waters at the same time the comet hits the water. Surviving ironborn will reject their Drowned God ways of pillaging, raiding and stealing and agree to follow Theon to mainland as their "Moses" - he will lead them to Cape Kraken in the North, from where Theon will bring his people to Jon and Bran. Since I believe both Jon and Bran will be heavily intertwined with undead theme of this series and given ironborn phrase "what is dead may never die", I think ironborn will accept Old Gods (Bran) as their new religion and Jon as their king because he is precisely what that phrase describes. Other way I see no story reason for Theon - there is a reason why he is ironborn prince who grew up in the North, he is the only hope for Iron Islands population to survive the uncoming Long Night.
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