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    How rich are the Starks pre series

    I would be really glad if anti-north members can really make rational arguments, rather than behaving so stubbornly to present ridiculous ideas like there is no trade in the north, years-long winter makes the starks so poor, etc. making repetitive claims despite what others have pointed out must be so tiring.
  2. TheSTARKempire

    How rich are the Starks pre series

    I would be really glad if that person(I am not gonna name) can really make rational arguments, rather than behaving so stubbornly to present ridiculous ideas like there is no trade in the north, years-long winter makes the starks so poor, etc. I don't remember reading from the book that the North is so poor. It is repeatedly mentioned that the North is a harsh land, but bear in mind that it is general reference about the North and it does not mean the entire North's land must be so infertile as to cause extreme poverty to the inhabitants. Were the North as destitute as some would like us to believe, lots of people would have migrated to the South. Yet, we know of no other houses or common people from the North migrating to the south. I would wager that land immediately to the North of neck up to Cerwyn land surely must be fertile enough.
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    How rich are the Starks pre series

    I have seen this type of threads many times and most of them converged to the same situation: the critics of the north come out under the guise of being knowledgeable and stubbornly paint the North as if it is the weakest region of westeros. Thanks goodness that we have the FreeNorthManReborn. If you are so desperate to make the north look nothing more than a land of savage and poor people ruled from a seemingly ruined castle, please try to make more sound arguments than repeatedly citing 'the ruined tower' and 'the unmanned moat cailin'. It get really boring to read those posts. If the Starks has no use for that broken tower, why would they repair it? Winterfell is said to be very huge and the northern culture is not concerned about showing off your flashiest and the most beautiful castle. Ned built a beautiful sept for Catelyn Stark. one chose to ignore this fact while repeatedly saying broken tower lends much credence to the starks being in a poor financial state. really? seriously?? Moat Cailin could have been built before the Reeds become stout and loyal bannerman of the Stark. After the neck became a loyal region of the North, the Starks has no reason to keep it manning. Even crossing the whole stretch of Neck is already deadly with many man-eating lizards and they can count on the inhabitants of the neck to delay the advancing army while the northern army marches south and wait at the moat cailin. it is a much better strategy than constantly having a garrison there.
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