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  1. My theory is that there was very lucky IB raider X who gained that sword by killing its previous holder. But one of descendants of X tried to raid Bear Island and died and so killer of that unlucky raider gained nice sword. Or Mormonts paid the Iron Price instead of gold.
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    What happens if Euron sacks Oldtown?

    How many men Hightowers can call at arms? Or there is a chance that defenders of Oldtown would have more men than Euron. So it is possible that Euron just wants to keep most of his enemies in there and so his raids elsewhere would have greater chances to be successful.
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    Robb’s Strategy

    Robb cannot totally ignore his Tully roots. Or the fact that his mother was/is a Tully and he himself has a minor claim to Riverrun means that he had to do something to brake the siege of RR.
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    Strength of Iron Islands navy

    I am curious that from where IB find timber for their ships. After all building hundreds of ships should mean that they should have great supply of timber from somewhere.
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    What was Tywin's original plan?

    Tywin invaded Riverlands with almost 40.000 men meaning that there could not have been many soldiers left in Westerlands. So he really seemed to accept huge risk that somebody could successfully invade his lands.
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    Characteristics of a good ruler

    It is mentioned in books that a greenseer have to either "marry a tree" or (s)he dies young. So I don't think that Bran could evade making that choice. Or there is a possibility that Bran will never leave that cave.
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    The appearance of The Others

    I suspect that others are similar than elves in Discworld books written by Terry Pratchett.
  8. Did opinion of Tyrells matter? Or do Tyrells have right of veto any marriages of their bannerhouses? After all any sane lord of HG would not want Hightowers to become any stronger that they already are. So there is a possibility that some paranoid Tyrell used (her ?) veto to stop a marriage that would have endangered dominance of Tyrells and instead Lynesse married almost harmless lord of Bear Isle.
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    How did the Starks aquire the sword ICE?

    I suspect that Mormonts paid Iron Price for that sword. Or there once was very lucky Iron Born captain who gained that sword by raiding a Valyrian ship, but his or one of his kins luck run out when he tried to raid Bear Island and so a man who killed that unlucky raider got nice sword :)
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    Small Questions v. 10106

    Pikes are long and clumsy weapons and so pikemen would have moved slower during long night march. So there is a chance that Karstarks simply did not have time to wait those. Another chance is that those pikemen were sent to engage with that heavy cavalry fist commanded by Marbrand.
  11. Are there another wintertownS? Or do people living in areas ruled by either house Umber, Karstark or Bolton have their own places to survive winter? I assume that people living near either Barrowtown or White Harbor move there during winters, but people living areas ruled by houses mentioned above live so far from those places and Wintertown itself that they could have build their own wintertowns.
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    Small Questions v. 10106

    There are things like salt and tools that are vital for survival. So my question is from where average person in the North buys those?
  13. That 1 % is people who had real weapons, armor and training to use them. Anybody else would have been almost useless as a soldier.
  14. Another thing is that there is a price of using magic. For instance a greenseer had to "marry a tree" or (s)he would die very young. Most spells have their own additional prices. Price of just calling home(?) or asking technical support seems to be that one had to burn testicles. Price of doing anything major seems to be even higher usually sacrificing people or at least their "life force". So I suspect that price of magical warfare is simply too high to be useful in large scale.
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    Minor houses' sigils and their significance?

    House Goodbrother uses warhorn as their coat of arms. They also have many branches. So I suspect that nasty George thought about word horny when he created that house.