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    Small Questions v. 10105

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    FIRE AND BLOOD Volume 1

    We already got one or two pages on pre-Conquest Targaryens in TWOIAF, F&B will contain them, but almost nothing more. I don't think GRRM would reply with a "no" if he's written more pages on them. "Pre-Conquest" don't look like a typo, as "Conquest" was not mentioned by the questioner. The questioner asked of Aenar & Dany the Dreamer, who lived both pre-Doom and after-Doom, so George changed it to pre-Conquest, covering two periods in one word. He said it once on YouTube channel last year. But where's the latest May 4 quote?
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    FIRE AND BLOOD Volume 1

    George ruled out pre-Conquest Targaryens in F&B.
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    Small Questions v. 10105

    Two old riddles from George, do we know their answers now? 1. Renamed character Geek's guide to the Galaxy interview in May 2010: It was in 2010, so the character was probably some male appeared in Season 1. If he did change name in the show, likely candidates are Robert Arryn(changed to Robin) and Elmar Frey(changed to Waldron). Werthead recalled GRRM had confirmed it was Sweetrobin in another interview but forgot the source. It's probably not included in the SSM archive. 2. ADWD codenames When writing ADWD, GRRM used codenames such as Fred, Barney, Yogi for POVs. Many threads have discussed their identities. feldman10's explanation seems most likely to me. But he's still unsure of Barney.
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    The ASOIAF wiki thread

    Arya page: The ref should be {{Ref|affc|22}}
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    Small Questions v. 10105

    I finished checking the latest kindle version (v3.1_r5), only one single change: House Parren is removed from the Reach section and put back in the Westerland section, as promised by Ran. Please update the wiki errata page and House Parren page.
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    Small Questions v. 10105

    Well, sometimes they only update the hardcopy while kindle version remains the same. Such as in the case of Jeyne Westerling's hips.
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    Small Questions v. 10105

    That's a very old version, I guest sometime between 2014 and 2015. All prints/kindle versions after 2017 got the "greet deeds" in The Age of Heros section fixed. You may check other changes between v3.1 and v3.1r4 in my reddit post.
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    Small Questions v. 10105

    Have you checked the version number on the copyright page? It should be v3.1r5 for the latest Bantam Kindle version.
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    Small Questions v. 10105

    http://awoiaf.westeros.org/index.php/Errata_of_The_World_of_Ice_%26_Fire https://redd.it/7bmaof I'll update the errata once I checked the latest version. Then I believe yours is the latest version.
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    Small Questions v. 10105

    Did you buy the copy this year? The ebook version seems to have upgraded from v3.1r4 (where it's still 282) to v3.1r5 this year, so I guess they made this change only in most recent prints. I'll check if there're other changes in v3.1r5. Maybe they finally found a way to fix the Iron Islands issue!
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    The ASOIAF wiki thread

    Valyrian and Old Mother's son were mentioned in AFFC Chap 34, where The crew of a green galley told Arya they were attacked by them in the Stepstones. Valyrian also featured ADWD Chap 9 and 15. It planned to send Davos to White Harbor, and sent him near the Night Lamp instead.
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    Small Questions v. 10105

    http://awoiaf.westeros.org/index.php/Years_after_Aegon's_Conquest/Calculations_Events#After_the_Conquest
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    Small Questions v. 10105

    A few years ago I looked for all the lords in the riverlands, and found two or three possible candidates. Beyond that, I guess we don't know. And maybe he's from an unnamed minor house.
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    Small Questions v. 10105

    In case "If one Hand can die, why not a second? You have danced the dance before, my friend" referred to JonCon and Ned (an unlikely option, George knew little of JonCon and fAegon back in 1996), Varys surely tried to smuggle Ned to the Targs.
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    Small Questions v. 10105

    The kindle version don't have chapter names. You have to use Calibre and DeDRM to creat a reader-friendly version.
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    The ASOIAF wiki thread

    What's the position of Matthos Seaworth on Black Betha ? He was named as "his father's second" in ASOS Davos I and "second of Black Betha" in ACOK Appendix. Is that short for the second mate or the second in charge (viz. first mate)? It seems we only have captain/quartermaster/mate for the ranks on a ship, so I incline to the latter explanation.
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    The ASOIAF wiki thread

    Trivia for the errata: In the Appendix of ACOK(1st ed.), Nestor Royce was listed as "brother of Lord Yohn" (check here), and corrected to "cousin of Lord Yohn" in later prints.
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    Small Questions v. 10105

    So far as I know, GRRM's always most prudent when revising published books. Most revisions are typo fixes. In fact, I only found four cases of non-typo fixes in the published 5 volumes over these years. Many well-known errors such as Renly's eye color and Bran's transsexual horse remain unchanged. On the other hand, there so many characters' names get changed in the show, yet never once did GRRM said he need to change them in the books. So I guess somehow he felt this name SHOULD be changed for certain reasons.
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    Small Questions v. 10105

    Geek's guide interview in May 2010: Who's this minor character, any ideas? So far as I know, he haven't change any name in the books. But the character's name was probably changed in Season I, any options besides Robert Arryn(Robin) and Elmar Frey(Waldron)?
  21. I've puzzled out some back stories in the dedications and acknowledgments of each books. AGOT The 1st book was dedicated to Melinda Snodglass, who aided GRRM in editing Wild Cards for years. Most acknowledgments are to fantasy writes, with the exception of Martin Wright & Carl Keim, whose help we'll discover later. Jennifer Hershey was the first editor for AGOT. ACOK The 2nd book was dedicated to John J. Miller & Gail Gerstner-Miller, who are also Wild Cards authors. As for the acknowledged, we'll find what they did in ASOS. ASOS The 3rd book was dedicated to Phyllis Eisenstein for convincing him to put in dragons. Combine the ASOS acknowledgment and SSM, we see at once "First Builder" Carl Keim helped him with the castle designs, and "master of horse" Melinda Snodgrass helped him in writing horse. We have to wait till AFFC to see the role of "Archmaester". Meanwhile, the "SCA combat expert" was Martin Wright acknowledged in AGOT, whose CV confirmed he advised AGOT for battle scene, medieval weaponry, troop training techniques, and individual sword fighting training. AFFC GRRM's 30+ year old computer stopped working during writing AFFC. PC expert Stephen Boucher saved it, so the 4th book was dedicated to him. "Archmaester" Sage Walker helped with leeches and fevers and broken bones. Maybe she provided some sort of medical help? I'm still wondering the meaning of "guiding me across more salty seas". Pati Nagle is GRRM's web admin. Daniel Abraham advised him to divide the orginal ADWD into two books by geography. ADWD WIC means winteriscoming.net. Peter Gibbs founded the earliest fansite "Dragonstone" in 1999. Spanish fans from asshai.com sang the bear and the maiden fair to GRRM&Parris when they came to Spain in July 2008. Ralph Vicinanza was one of the earliest agents of GRRM. The 1993 outline of ASOIAF was sent to him. Summary Only Melinda Snodgrass and Parris are acknowleged in all five books, followed by Sage Walker(in four books). It reminds me of an SSM: Acknowledgment Many thanks to @Ran for helping me to prepare this!
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    The ASOIAF wiki thread

    Frey Pies Theory was confirmed by GRRM in SSM at 01:10:30.
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    Most precise ASOIAF timeline v.3

    The timeline put AGOT Cat 9(Robb's army reached the Twins) at 299/1/2 and ASOS Cat 6(a day before Red Wedding) at 299/12/14. Maybe you could put AGOT Cat 9 two days earlier to make it into 298 AC?
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    Small Questions v. 10105

    Cool, it must be him! Did "Winter and Fabio of WIC" refer to you?
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    Small Questions v. 10105

    I've figured out most back stories in the dedications and acknowledgments of each books. Phyllis Eisenstein told him to include the dragons, Stephen Boucher repaired his DOS computer and thus saved the manuscripts of aFfC, Spanish fans sang The Bear and the Maiden Fair to him, Peter Gibbs created Dragonstone fansite. Carl Keim told him to design castles, Jane Johnson to describe rock climbing, Melinda Snodgrass to describe horses, Daniel Abraham to divide aDwD into two books. Some still remain mysterious, though. 1. Why aGoT was dedicated to Melinda (Snodglass)? For assistance in Wild Cards or aGoT? 2. Who're John and Gail in the dedication of aCoK? 3. Sage Walker was named his Archmaester and acknowledged for "leeches and fevers and broken bones", Walter Jon Williams guided him "across more salty seas", did those refer to anything in particular? 5. GRRM mentioned some "SCA combat expert to help with the swordfights", who's that guy? I guess it should be someone in the acknowledgment of aGoT, namely, Sage Walker, Martin Wright, Bruce Baugh, Tim O’Brien, Roger Zelazny, Jane Lindskold, or Laura J. Mixon.
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