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  1. Nevets

    TWoW Prologue POV

    What love potion? I doubt that such a thing exists, or that it is reliable if it does. Martin's attitude toward magic seems to be that it is poorly understood and not always reliable. Also, I expect that any love potion sold by Maggy the Frog was more like the Westeros equivalent of Viagra, if it worked at all. One possibility is that it could set up continued rebellion in the Riverlands, and the difficulties that the Lannisters are having keeping power in Westeros in general. I can certainly see Jeyne Westerling becoming a focal point of rebellion, waving the "bloody shirt" of her martyred husband.
  2. There are a lot of variables here, but two factors bear consideration. 1. Is Lyanna willing to make an effort to make the marriage work? 2. Will Robert respect Lyanna enough to listen to her? If the answer to these questions is yes, then the marriage could very easily be a strong and productive one. One of the main problems with the Robert-Cersei marriage was that Cersei had no interest in making it work (indeed, sabotaged it at every opportunity), and consequently, Robert had no respect for her and froze her out. Of course, if Lyanna takes the position that she doesn't want Robert, period, and/or Robert decides that he is going to do whatever the hell he likes, his wife be damned, then it won't work. But that is probably true for any marriage Being an optimist, and a bit of a romantic, I am going to say that Lyanna would have likely been a better influence on Robert, and marriage would have been a reasonably happy. Certainly better than the one with Cersei, although that is a really low bar. And I seriously doubt that any of their children would have turned out like Joffrey did.
  3. Nevets

    A castle made of snow

    Two more possibilities: An Umber. Their badge is a savage giant Gregor Clegane. He is a giant, and definitely savage. I think the Eyrie is out though. Too inaccessible at this point.
  4. Nevets

    Poll: Is Quentyn, Called 'Frog', Still Alive?

    No I think it's actually NO, with a great big dose of sarcasm.
  5. Nevets

    Minimum marriage age and age of consent in Westeros

    Betrothal and marriage are different things. A betrothed couple is not actually married, and no sexual activity would be permitted or expected. The only child marriages I can find are those of Sansa, Daenerys, and FArya. Tyrion/Tysha is a maybe but seems to have many irregularities (of which age is one). Those seem to have been regarded as a bit unusual. We have no info on age of consent in Westeros. In real middle ages, it either didn't exist or was so low as to be meaningless (7-10 was typical, I believe). Children were essentially under control of their parents.
  6. George has said the ending will be "bittersweet". This sounds just bitter. I expect a fair amount of death and destruction, but a battered land that still hangs on. I do think most of the high-ranking adults will be gone by the end, hence my listing of mostly young people.
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    MIA - but not Killed on Page

    An awful lot of these aren't really missing. We may not know their precise whereabouts, but have no reason to think they are dead or even that they won't appear in subsequent books. In many cases, they are simply not important enough to keep close track of, and don't have a POV in the immediate vicinity. For example, many of the Night's Watch men are simply on rangings or at other castles. Bemjen Stark and Stonesnake are the only names there I would really consider missing. Jaime and Brienne may be technically missing, but the likelihood of their not appearing in the next book is essentially nil. By the way, I would list Syrio Forel in KL. Not that I actually believe he's alive, but he did die offstage. Certainly more likely than Mandon Moore, who had armor on in a deep river.
  8. Reed, Mormont, Blackwood, Piper, Payne, and Dayne all have multiple members and/or histories that I would like to hear more from. Reed: Meera, Jojen, and Howland's backstory, Mormont: Alysanne, Maege and Lyanna. Blackwood: Tytos and his son Hoster. Piper: Lord Clement (a local power) and his son Lewys. Payne: Ser Ilyn and Podrick. Dayne: Edric and their sword Dawn.
  9. Nevets

    Please explain Ramsay and the Pink Letter.

    That's not necessarily the case. I can easily imagine a scenario in which Ramsay is presented with what appears to be the body (or head) of Stannis and the sword, and thinks he has won; while Stannis sneaks away toward Winterfell. In fact, his sending the message from Stannis's camp could explain many of the supposed inconsistencies. I do not for a second believe that Stannis has been killed. There is too much unfinished business in his story, including the foretold confrontation with Daenerys. I think Clydas may have opened the letter, and maybe passed on the contents to others, but I doubt that the contents were altered. I have serious doubts about Alliser being anywhere involved. He left with two men who, from what I recall, are quite loyal to Jon. If a substitute went with them, they would figure it out and simply return to Castle Black to tell Jon. And Jon hasn't noticed any good rangers missing, either. And, while Alliser is not at all loyal to Jon, I do believe he is loyal to the Watch itself. Which means that killing two of its members is probably too much, even for him. I do think we will see him again. But I don't think he is hiding at Castle Black.
  10. Taking one body several thousand miles back to Winterfell was probably not terribly easy. Taking a total of six would have been likely quite difficult. As I mentioned, it is a very long journey. A lot eaier to bury them there. We don't know how large the ToJ was or in what condition it was in. If it was fairly small (like a small guard or border tower) and in poor condition, it could probably be taken down, especially with access to numerous horses to do the pulling.
  11. Daenerys on the Iron Throne. Tyrion Lannister as Hand, assisted by his wife, Sansa Stark. Jon is possibility if Dany doesn't survive. Arya Stark and Edric Dayne as leaders of the North, under temporary Manderly regency. (Rickon is dead, Bran is greenseer) Martyn Lannister in the Westlands (highest-ranking Lannister left) Son of Edmure Tully and Roslin Frey in Riverlands. Unsure of regent (Piper, maybe?) Robert Arryn in Vale One of the Tyrells in the Reach. Lots of members left, someone should be available. Edric Storm in Stormlands. Last known Baratheon. Trystane Martell in Dorne (Arianne dead) Asha Greyjoy in Iron Islands, married to Robett Glover to keep North on board and involved. Jon Snow remains Lord Commander of the Nights Watch if Dany survives.
  12. Nevets

    Please explain Ramsay and the Pink Letter.

    Arya Stark is a goddamn, lying cunt. She hates me and my family due to the slanders that have been put out over the years. You can't believe a thing she says. Yes, we're rivals of the Starks, so what? Who the fuck is Jeyne Poole, anyway. I know the steward was named Poole. I guess that's where the name came from. If anyone raped or otherwise injured her, it wasn't me. We all know the Night's Watch is full of rapists,, child molesters and the like. Every lord has sent you that kind of scum. You really should do a better job of protecting your sister. I still want her back. Don't try me. I will send a lot more than 20 men. More like 20,000. Do not fuck with me. You and your paltry host will find yourselves wiped out to the man, and I WILL take what I'm entitled to. Signed, Ramsay Bolton, Lord of Winterfell (and your sworn enemy)
  13. Nevets

    Please explain Ramsay and the Pink Letter.

    Who is going to believe you? You and your sister have good reason to lie. She is a Stark, an enemy of my house, and you are her sister. I also have no doubt you have heard lies about me and think I'll do harm to her if I get her. It's not true, and none of your damn business anyway. Also, you have sheltered Stannis, a known traitor to the crown. and are traitorous yourself. So, go ahead, lie about Arya. Nobody will believe you. Oh, and by the way, Theon Greyjoy declared in front of hundreds of witnesses, half of whom hate me, that it is Arya, so good luck there, as well. What eyewitnesses? Stannis and his men? Give me a break! Your Nights Watch lackey scum? They'll lie for you if you tell them to. I'm not that dumb. I have Mance, and I can easily find people who know what he looks like. And he will say that you sent him to steal my bride, in contravention of all laws and conventions. So give me back my bride and my Reek, and the others, and I will leave you alone. Defy me, and I will make your life a living hell. And, by the way, we both know Castle Black can't be defended from the South. So good luck on that one! Signed, Ramsay Bolton, Lord of Winterfell.
  14. Nevets

    Poll: Is Jon Snow the son of a Dayne?

    The only possibility is Arthur, simply because he had access. Even so, I doubt it. So, NO
  15. Nevets

    Please explain Ramsay and the Pink Letter.

    Oh, I don't think it is impossible that mutiny was a potential motive for the letter. Which is why I listed it in my earlier post. Just not the only motive or even the main one. I think there were plenty of things he was trying to accomplish.
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