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    Time for the Vale to enter the fray....

    This is true. Perhaps transport via Gulltown?
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    Weirdwood tree seeds?

    They have a horrible germination rate apparently.
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    Time for the Vale to enter the fray....

    Best thing so the least likely? Heh.
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    Robert Screwed Up After The Greyjoy Rebellion

    Robert should have taken Asha as well as a hostage. Based upon the known players in the rebellion (Stark, Lannister, Branches of Baratheon) you would think that she would go to one of their courts. Eliminate Stark since Theon is there: Dragonstone, Storm's End, King's Landing, and Casterly Rock. Alternative One: Behead Balon, make Theon Lord, and install someone loyal with a small garrison as Protector. Alternative Two: Three brothers are more dangerous than one daughter in this society. Particularly for the Iron Islands. Take one of the younger brothers as a hostage in King's Landing. Alternate Three: Destroy all of the ships of Iron Fleet. Permit and loan money to loyal "west coast" houses (Mallister, Glover, Mormont, Lannister, etc) to build up their fleets. There is no royal army so the idea of a monarch's naval base would be non-existent.
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    How far south will the Others get?

    I cannot fathom them getting beyond the Neck. It would be bad enough to raise the ENTIRE north. Once they can spread out and keep going across a wide span of land...I do not think the juggernaut could be stopped at this point. Going to need a hundred dragons.
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    Time for the Vale to enter the fray....

    How do you think young teenage Sansa goes from the bastard daughter of the Lord Protector to commanding a region? Do you see the entire region rallying behind her just because she is a Stark? What do you think would be the incentive of intervening for your other idea? Would little Robert still be alive here? Is the Lord Protector to rouse the support of the opposition behind some "for the Ned" campaign? How so? So Jonny boy lives for you?
  7. He may be able to subjugate Wales or Scotland but I do not see England. His best bet for England would be to strike during the War of the Roses (say after Towton) WITH ALLIES. You are still looking at a shift towards professionalism and a population with significant war experience (at any point in the century). Make an Alliance with the League of the Public Weal + England against Louis XI? Now THAT would be interesting.
  8. That makes sense. Personally I would say the tech in Westeros falls between the Late 13th-Early 15th century (bits and pieces). Bottomline is that he would not be able to conquer Western Europe. Let alone Europe.
  9. How/When/Why do you think the Vale will enter the ongoing conflicts plaguing the seven kingdoms?
  10. Three coin tosses by the Gods, two tails and one heads.
  11. I think that they were killed off by the author to craft the future. There are quite a few characters whom alone could have led to massive changes in outcomes such as: Jon Arryn, Robert Baratheon, Renly Baratheon, Tywin Lannister, Kevan Lannister, Eddard Stark, Robb Stark, Oberyn Martell, and Khal Drogo. Then you get to the slightly less important figures who would make smaller splashes, and it continues.
  12. That would be a nice period to strike. For Western Europe I would think that from the Fall of Rome to the First Crusade would be by far the most ripened periods. Sure, the notion of statehood is still far far away. However, the First Crusade did show that the Pope's words could lead to a mass mobilization. The chaos caused by Germanic Tribes around the the fall of Rome, their quabbling afterwards, the Ostrogothic-Byzantine wars in Italy, Viking era, Magyar invasions....not a lot of STRENGTH in any form in the West at this time.
  13. This. Plus the prickly and knightly Arryns probably wanted him being raised in a Southron house worshipping the Seven...earning his spurs in or near the heart of chivalry.
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    What is this?

    Sleeping assistance by HBO.
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    The danger of Gerold Dayne

    Knowledge is power...especially if a member of a distinguished family who may be able to cause political strife.