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  1. Something else that struck me a while back is Dalla's name is possibly derived from the Swedish Dala horse, and we know GRRM as said he studied Sweden's history, especially it's wars. GRRM has his running theme of fire-elementals burning the green/horse-elementals (Ramsay w/ Theon, Rhaegar w/Lyanna, etc) and Dalla being "burned/consumed" while giving birth at the wall while Stannis & Mel invaded is interesting, especially since GRRM said what Mel was doing there when the birthing was happening meant something else was "going on". "According to the legend, soldiers loyal to King Charles XII were quartered in the Dalecarlian region and carved the toys as gifts for their hosts."
  2. I think this sounds familiar, but I am questioning myself and wondering if this is something Sansa does for Dontos at Joffery's name day? Basically Sansa saving Dontos at the time.
  3. Is this the only mention of Daenerys getting or using/wearing this feathered cloak? I searched a bit more but there's always that chance my search terms are off. Thanks A Game of Thrones - Daenerys VI Dany smiled shyly. It was sweet to laugh. She felt half a girl again. They wandered for half the morning. She saw a beautiful feathered cloak from the Summer Isles, and took it for a gift. In return, she gave the merchant a silver medallion from her belt. That was how it was done among the Dothraki. A birdseller taught a green-and-red parrot to say her name, and Dany laughed again, yet still refused to take him. What would she do with a green-and-red parrot in a khalasar? She did take a dozen flasks of scented oils, the perfumes of her childhood; she had only to close her eyes and sniff them and she could see the big house with the red door once more. When Doreah looked longingly at a fertility charm at a magician's booth, Dany took that too and gave it to the handmaid, thinking that now she should find something for Irri and Jhiqui as well.
  4. I cannot seem to find the quote by GRRM where he states something along the lines of 'X' won't have a POV because they know too much. Was it Littlefinger, or Varys, or Howland? I have searched but cannot find the source. Does anyone out there know of this source. Thanks a billion
  5. The wiki says Reek's name is Heke and it gives the source as a Bran ACOK chapter, but I cannot find the actual statement that says this. Does anyone know/have the quote this came from? Am I looking right at it! And this Reek I am talking about is the first Reek to Ramsay, not Theon (naturally ). https://awoiaf.westeros.org/index.php/Reek#cite_note-Racok46.7B.7B.7B3.7D.7D.7D-2
  6. Yeah, that is somewhat what I was thinking as well, just using the old godsy direwolf symbols/sigil (which is a magical term) instead.
  7. Ooh, that’s good. Think of John the Fiddler/ Daemon Targ-Blackfyre that pops up along the road in D&E who is only there to commit treason, as Bloodraven so smartly knows. This is the moral question posited and recited in the Mystery Knight, “ Is the boy his father's son?" adding: Now that I think about it, this same story that questions treasons in un-rightful rulers (sons of) is where we are also introduced to the Frey’s and snot nosed Lord Walder as a wee child, who then later in life commits crimes against his king, and in TMK Bloodraven tells the Frey’s he will deal with them later... bring on Nymeria and her wolf pack!!! Also, GRRM has used this “sons of” treason idea before. In his story For A Single Yesterday, he has a rogue bunch of army dudes that were sworn to protect now out and about terrorizing survivors of a nuclear (dragon) blast. This group is called Sons of the Blast (SoB), but the good guys call them SoB’s for other reasons.
  8. Bookmarking to get back to later when I’m at my computer. Thanks for the thread.
  9. The last few days have been hairy and busy and busy. I thought I had that quote bookmarked, but I don't... but I have a general idea where it is and I will find it this evening. Sorry to keep you hanging
  10. I also pronounce it Eeronwood. ETA I do know this is a play on Ironwood, as GRRM likes to play around with his spellings based on region and such. I pronounce the ‘y’. Alarmist Almost like ‘yawn’, but more like ‘yohn’ with not so much of the ‘aw’ emphasis. Does that make any sense?
  11. I have a LeGuin quote I have been meaning to share with you. It’s at home in a book or I’d just paste it now. I’ll send a bird later
  12. I always assumed his minion was honored as Lemore. But you could be more right than I. Nice!
  13. Not much time at the moment, but so many story parrallels to the Nights Watch storyline as well... right down to a queen of Whores.
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