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  1. Chris Mormont

    Why Was Robb Such An Awful Diplomat?

    Robb was not a politician but neither was Ned. If anyone's political follies created the mess it was Ned for telling Cersie what he knew about the incest. Robb knew of honor, and that got him in trouble with Karstark, with Jeyne, and with Jamie.
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    Is Jon Already a King in the books? Aka What makes a King?

    Is Jon already King in the books is a complicated question and the answer is based on which rules/ customs/ oaths you believe govern. You can argue that if you believe R+L=J that Jon was King of the 7K at birth, as long as FAegon is fake. You could also argue that Robb's will made Jon King of the North after the Red Wedding. But you can counter those arguments with the fact that Jon took the Night's Watch Vows.
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    A closer look at Roslin Frey

    I too found it odd that Walder gave his prettiest maiden to Edmure and that he allowed the marriage to be consummated. If Roslin is his daughter, then why not hold on to her to try and get her a Lannister husband or a husband in another great house? I don't think Walder was planning to let Edmure free so the idea that he and Roslin would still rule Riverrun is not realistic. And if Roslin is his daughter and Walder just wanted to flaunt the fact that he did have a pretty daughter that Robb could have married, then why let them consummate the marriage. All it would take is a little delay in the bedding ceremony to have a couple of guards bust in and capture Edmure while the massacre took place downstairs. This way Roslin is still a maiden and unmarried and thus free to marry a more suitable person. It did seem "fortunate" that Roslin became pregnant that night. Maybe she was pregnant and this was Walder's way to avoid the shame.
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    Pardon for Rickard Karstark

    No way should he have been pardoned. The arguments against your reasons have been well laid out by others
  5. No, they couldn't stay in Winterfell. Someone would eventually come and assess the damage, and Bran and company could be in a worse situation. Luwin told them to flee, and to split up, but I do disagree with Bran going beyond the wall. However that is where George wanted him to go. They should have went to Castle Black, hoping Jon would be there. At least he could vouch for their identity and hide them. If they showed up on anyone else's doorstep, there's no way they would know for sure they would be believed.
  6. Jon has done all he can to warn the realm. No one would believe him because by the time he is Lord Commander Stannis is at the Wall and since the world is at war, no one would risk going there.
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    Did Cersei help cause her mother’s death?

    I don't think Cersie was involved at all. Women died birthing normal children, Tyrion's birth would have been very difficult.
  8. If a man's primary goal as a Lord is to protect his House and ensure his family stays in power, then Walder has outsmarted all the other houses by having 22 sons.
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    Did Tywin waste his legendary wealth?

    Tywin didn't want to start a war, he wanted to flex his muscles and scare everyone. He did not anticipate Robert's death. He probably expected Robert to intervene and have someone pay him off, either Tully or Stark, with additional lands or gold for Catlyn's "abduction of Tyrion". While Robert's death initially seemed like a good thing, that led to the war which now Tywin was forced to fight to protect his grandson the king. Even if Tywin never invaded the Riverlands, the war would have occurred.
  10. I don't think anyone was trying to make anyone feel guilty for supporting Daenerys' "journey". I think the point of the speech was that her actions were not an isolated incident, that in fact this is how she deals with people who oppose her.
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    Jon and Val

    Jon and Val would make a good match.
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    Bowen's next decision

    The first thing he will need to deal with is the riot that occurs moments after Jon is killed. The wildings are going to go crazy, and Jon will still have loyal friends in the Watch. Bowen is dead by sunrise.
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    Would Robb have married Jeyne if she was lowborn?

    No, because he would not have "dishonored her" if she was lowborn. Even though it seems like Jeyne was, at the very least, encouraged to pursue Robb but more likely instructed to seduce Robb by her mother, Robb feels that as the man it was his "fault" they had sex and thus he dishonored her since a highborn girl would never have sex unless married.
  14. You assume Tywin was with his forces inside the city. It is more likely that he was outside the city with the reserves in the event the situation went bad.
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    the honeyed locusts...

    It was definitely poisoned. Perhaps the poison was supposed to act slowly but because Belwas ate the whole bowl quickly, it made him vomit most of it