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  1. Adam Yozza

    Strongest Lannister Vassal

    I think Lord Marbrand is called Damon? He's either mentioned when we hear about Robb capturing Ashenmark or in the apendix. Starting to think that maybe Marbrand had been historically lesser than Brax, Crakehall and Lefford in terms of prestige, power and wealth but in recent times have become more influential putting them on about the same level? Tywin allowing Addam to ward at the Rock and form a friendship with Jaime says a lot and its backed up by how much faith Tywin has in him for just about any job (outriders, commanding an entire flank over these 'great lords' on the Green Fork and putting him in command of the City Watch). Plus you can't forget that Tywin's mother is a Marbrand and they got a second Lannister marriage when Darlessa married Tygett. Marbrand not being counted among 'the great Lords of the West' does seem to suggest that they are a lesser house than Brax and Crakehall but their proximity to their liege probably raises them above the standing that their lands/castle/manpower/wealth etc would suggest. Addam is the heir to the house so I'd guess he hasn't been at CR his whole life If a Brax is brazen enough to saunter up to Riverrun looking to wed a Tully makes me think they might be quite powerful.
  2. Adam Yozza

    Strongest Lannister Vassal

    I mean Marbrand is mentioned in the same passage. I assume he's mentioned by name because he's been a little more prominent than Crakehall, Lefford and Brax up to that point. Considering the other characters named in the passage; Kevan, Randyll, Redwyne and Rowan; it'd be a little odd if Marbrand was including in this company if his house was of much lower status instead of being mentioned separately.
  3. Adam Yozza

    Strongest Lannister Vassal

    Seeing as House Swyft are landed knights at the time of the main series I'd doubt this. Crakehall and Marbrand are fair guesses
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    Strongest Lannister Vassal

    I imagine at one point it was the Reyne's but after that I'd assume Tywin took pains to make sure there was no one standout second strongest house. I could see him dividing Reyne and Tarbeck lands not to some of the weaker houses so as balance the vassals a bit more. I couldn't pick one out (assuming we aren't counting the Lannisport Lannister's) so I'll just propose who I see as the most likely candidates and leave it at that; Lefford, Brax, Marbrand and Crakehall.
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    Predicting and Gambling

    R+L=J
  6. Adam Yozza

    Morningstar

    So probably less an error then and more a clash of language from different cultures and time periods then. A morningstar in the medieval era may have been the mace type and the name was later attached to the chain and ball type weapon instead. Which leaves it mostly up to personal preference which one you want to call a morningstar. Personally, if I was writing a fantasy novel (and I am, incidentally) I'd use Morningstar for any weapon with a spiked ball for a head, whether its the rigid or chain version and mace for weapons of that type that have any other type of head. But as I said...personal preference.
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    Morningstar

    Hmmm, in that case I'd sace he just applied the cool sounding name 'Morningstar' to the cool looking flail/mace-and-chain/chain mace and had the actual Morningstar weapon simply be a varient of a mace.
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    Morningstar

    I'd guess its just GRRM 'redefining' the use of the word for asoiaf. While I'd usally call those types of weapon a flail, you're right in saying that they aren't really what a real flail was so...in Westeros any type of metal ball with spikes is a Morningstar I suppose? Whether it's attached directly to the handle or connected by chain.
  9. Adam Yozza

    Heir to Barrowton

    This. I'd also add that its possible that Lady Dustin and her brothers are the closest cousins to the Dustin's anyway.
  10. Adam Yozza

    A Search For Long Tom

    While I think The Wondering Wolf has a point and that the most likely time for Tom to join the KG is in either 150 AC ish (if a KG dies at the hands of Alys Rivers and her son) or in 160 AC to replace one of the KG who died in Dorne. Respectively, that would put the end of his tenure at either 210 ish (About the time of the Great Spring Sickness) or 220 AC (The Third Blackfyre Rebellion). So for me that makes most sense. However its also possible that he was made a KG after the Blackfyre Rebellion. Maybe the Costaynes turned cloak when their Lord died and Tom proved himself on Redgrass or maybe he abandoned his treasonous family and swore his sword to Daeron. Either way if he joined in 196 AC then sixty years puts us at 256; close enough to Summerhall in 259 and the Ninepenny Kings in 260 for his service to be rounded down to sixty. So that's another option.
  11. Adam Yozza

    Favorite new character introduced in Fire and Blood?

    Maybe they got it back in the fourth Blackfyre rebellion and then it disappeared at Summerhall?
  12. Adam Yozza

    Favorite new character introduced in Fire and Blood?

    Didn't say I loved Elissa, said she was one of my favourite's that were introduced in F&B. I liked her as a character, not that I liked her character (Personality etc). Not quite the same. I also thought she was quite selfish. But she was very interesting to read about and the mystery surrounding what happened to her after she found her islands is, to me, very intriguing (Not that I think we'll ever know)
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    Known Westerosi in Essos?

    Oscar Tully, Saera Targaryen, Homeless Harry Strickland, Jon Connington, about a dozen other Golden Company serjents and knights in the compnay (they've got names like Strong, Mudd, Mandrake, Peake, Cole, Lothson), maybe Ben Plumm counts?, the Black Swan, Bittersteel, Daemon II Blackfyre, Maelys the Monstrous, the other twenty odd Blackfyre's, Maegor the Cruel hung in Essos for a while didn't he?
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    Favorite new character introduced in Fire and Blood?

    Tbh there weren't many new characters who became instant favourite's or anything, pretty much just Ellissa Farman and The Shadow. That being said, F&B did reveal a lot of new information about characters we'd heard about in passing. Jahaerys and Alysanne, who's story I'd assumed would be rather boring, turned out to be one of the most interesting parts of the book and became some of my fav's. The section on the Dance didn't introduce many big players I wasn't already aware of but it made me like Ben Blackwood, Jace, Addam & Alyn and Viserys II so much more than I had before. My opinion on Tyland Lannister and Aegon III were completely changed. And I hate Aemond, Roxton and Peake even more than I did before. Kinda conflicted on Marston Waters and felt bad for Truefyre. Edit: Oh and that whole thing after Joffrey died with the seven who rode or whatever it was called was pretty cool, we hadn't had anything about that before I don't think.
  15. Really? I'd imagine Oldtown and the Hightower would be decimated by dragonfire.
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