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    Summerhall tragedy - new theory

    Sacrificing baby Rhaegar is not going to produce magic. The baby is not a king. He was in the line of succession but he was far down. Nor is he destined to become king. Contrast this to the birth of Drogon, Rhaegal, and Viserion. Three kings died. King Viserys III, Khal Drogo, and the new Khal Rhaego. Drogo was already vegetated when Rhaego lost his life. So there was a brief period in which Rhaego inherited the khalasar. And Rhaego was no ordinary baby. He was technically crowned as the Stallion Who Will Mount the World. Khal Drogo was every inch the undefeated king. Viserys was crowned on Dragonstone by his mother, Queen Rhaella. Three kings were sacrificed. The sacrifice of Rhaegar is not the equivalent. I'm not saying Aegon V wasn't willing to sacrifice Rhaegar. Maybe he was. It wouldn't have worked. He's not the promised one and Rhaegar was not a king. We don't know what ritual Aegon tried. He was following ancient text. Maybe the joke was on him. What he thought was directions for hatching dragon eggs was nothing more than a recipe for barbecue written by a long dead Valyrian chef.
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    Game: You are Littlefinger, what do you do?

    Petyr Baelish is the best entrepreneur in Westeros. He's right up there with Illyrio Mopatis and Hizdahr zo Loraq in business skills. He's speculating on the price of grain. Winter will cause the price of grain to rise. Famine makes people desperate though and it is critical for him to have the ability to protect his grain from being taken by force. Those who cannot pay will have to borrow. He's using economics to gain power like he has always done. He didn't reveal all of his plans to Allayne. He doesn't want to serve a queen. He wants to rule the kingdom. Allayne cannot give him that. She is just one step on his ladder to the top. Look at his history for proof. The Lannisters gave him status and the lordship of Harrenhal. Those are high honors. Anybody else would have been content. But not Petyr. Oh no, he wants to reach the top. Marrying Sansa to Harry will bring her a little power but it is not even close to what he needs to take the throne. It puts her higher up on the ladder but that won't bring him closer to the throne. She's just another step in his ladder and I will bet she's not the top step on that ladder. Petyr thrives on disorder. All of these things help him because they weaken the establishment and he is anti-establishment. He has to destroy the High Lords in order to have a shot at the throne. Jon's death doesn't affect him because everybody knows it's a crime for the NW to interfere. No commander has ever broken that sacred law. Daenerys announced her intentions to stay and rule Meereen. She disappeared on the back of her dragon. Petyr is not affected. She might even make a good ally if he needs to take down a stubborn high lord in the future. "Your Grace, I destroyed the stags and their dogs. I did you a favor. How about we finish off the squids and the wolves."
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    ASoIaF character poll

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    Summerhall tragedy - new theory

    Dragon eggs hatch without any need for mumbo jumbo human sacrifices. Egg's eggs were fresher than the ones Daenerys had. Resurrection was not needed. They failed to hatch because Egg was not the special Targaryen that he believed he was. Neither was Rhaegar. Daenerys was destined to hatch those eggs because she is Azor Ahai and her coming was promised long ago. Egg was just an ordinary Targaryen.
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    Characters who deserve to DIE

    The Freys contributed a lot to Robb's cause. They had a right to be pissed at Robb. And yes, the red wedding is a low blow, but if you're going to fight the Starks, it was the best method. It limited the risks for the Freys and their allies.
  6. Ramsay threatened the watch because Jon sent Mance to take his wife. Any nobleman would be pissed off at what Jon did. Jon started this fight. Blame him.
  7. Jon got stabbed because he is guilty of treason, injustice, and hiding the truth about Mance Rayder. Jon executed a man who disrespected him but then he lets the biggest offender of the night's watch get away without punishment. Jon is required to execute Mance Rayder just as Ned Stark was required to execute Gared. The difference is Jon hated Slynt but he liked Mance. Jon also had a personal use for Mance. Jon's lack of ethics compromised the way these two men were judged. He sends Mance Rayder to get Arya. If it's illegal for Jon to do this himself and it is, then it is absolutely also illegal for Mance. They are both sworn to the night's watch. There is no escaping those vows. By ordering Mance to do something illegal Jon committed an act of treason. Bowen Marsh and his co-conspirators are not cowards. They were brave to take a stand against a lord commander who has lost his mind.
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    Robert's Kingsguard

    There have always been bad apples in the ranks but Jaime is easily the worst. It's like a wave with it's highs and lows. Aerys Kingsguard were the high point and it went down because Robert kept Jaime. It's an insult to the Whitecloak to keep someone who murdered the king he swore to defend.
  9. It is treason for Jon to order Mance Rayder to get his sister. Mance Rayder cannot escape his vows. Burning Rattleshirt, who has nothing whatsoever to do with the NW, has no effect on the vows that Mance Rayder already took. Jon is guilty of treason against the NW and Westeros. I might also mention that NW Brother Mance Rayder murdered Roose Bolton's service people while on this mission from Jon. That is as good a declaration of war as anything.
  10. Breaking an oath did not release Mance Rayder from his vows. He is legally and permanently committed to the NW.
  11. Mance Rayder is still sworn to the NW. Faking death does not release him from his vows. Gared's desertion did not release him from his vows. Jon ordered a sworn brother to do something illegal. That's treason.
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    Think I found a little bird

    Don't you think this girl attracts too much attention? A spy blends in and doesn't draw attention to herself. People in Essos are more educated. The free people are.
  13. Why are the children of Craster and the 13th Lord Commander important to the Others? The commander was a Stark. Maybe Craster and the Others came from Stark stock. The Valyrian rulers are suspected to have a little dragon blood. The story has symmetry so the Starks and Craster must also have a little bit of Other DNA.