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  1. I don't have enough. So it's more of a guesswork: Likely male: Ramsay / Unlikely male: Davos Likely Female: Selyse / Unlikely Female: Val
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    People began to say it is another Winterfell Festival. Castle Ward held one of these last september. And then Castle Ward just said in facebook: "PS. It's not Winterfell Festival". Fuck.
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    Yeah, I can't understand it either.
  4. Premise When Jon meets Mance for the first time, he reports on the activities of the Night Patrol full of half-truths. Among the facts reported, Mance and Jon hold the following dialogue: ASOS, Jon I Still... a boy from Castle Black with rangers from the Shadow Tower? How did that come to be?” Jon had his lie all ready. “The Lord Commander sent me to the Halfhand for seasoning, so he took me on his ranging.” Styr the Magnar frowned at that. “Ranging, you call it... why would crows come ranging up the Skirling Pass?” “The villages were deserted,” Jon said, truthfully. “It was as if all the free folk had vanished.” *“Vanished, aye,” said Mance Rayder. “*And not just the free folk. Who told you where we were, Jon Snow?” Tormund snorted. “It were Craster, or I’m a blushing maid. I told you, Mance, that creature needs to be shorter by a head.” The king gave the older man an irritated look. “Tormund, someday try thinking before you speak. I know it was Craster. I asked Jon to see if he would tell it true.” Styr reacts to Jon telling it was a ranging because Quorin’s band was too far off Shadow Tower territory. Then he immediately asks for the reason that brought them to Skirling Pass (where Rattleshirt had captured Jon). When Jon answers the deserted villages rose their alert, Mance starts to suspect they had paid Craster a visit (a detail we became of aware because of Tormund’s bluntness). But before he began to test Jon’s honesty, he responds Jon report with “And not just the Free Folk”. Mance could be referring to giants, CoTF, animals, etc, but his intervention only fits like a glove if he is telling Jon, a deserter, of vanished NW men, especially the First Ranger, Benjen Stark, Jon’s uncle. Mance mused why Jon was there, and as Styr’s frown showed, a range that far from Shadow Tower was unusual. So, what better reason than looking for Benjen? Despite Mance and Benjen never met (“Your uncle did not know me by sight, so I had no fear from that quarter”), Benjen’s disappearance is something that Mance would have known. Note, he knew when Robert was coming to Winterfell and that Benjen was coming to the feast. And that’s a much lesser deal than Benjen’s disappearance. If Benjen had passed by Mance, the King-Beyond-the-Wall would have noticed. So Benjen didn’t. It happens we know where Mance was all this time. Chronology When Jon arrives at Whitetree (April 21th of 299, if we believe “The most precise Timeline”) we hear there where wildlings there “only a year ago" (298 DC). According to Craster, the empty villages were work of Mance Rayder, but the aforementioned dialogue shows it was not the case. However, Craster thinks it was so due the fact Mance sent a rider for him, when Craster probably learned of Mance’s horde. We don’t know the date the rider arriver at Craster’s keep, but we knew that there still were people on Whitetree around the day Benjen left the Wall (Jun 15th of 298). So, the place the rider told Craster where to find Mance should be the same Mance was when Ben Stark disappeared. Location "A wolf dream," the Halfhand said. "Craster told the Lord Commander that the wildlings were gathering at the source of the Milkwater. That may be why you dreamed it. Or it may be that you saw what waits for us, a few hours farther on." The official maps diverge a bit regarding the exact location of the source of the Milkwater (check ot the maps from James Sinclair, Jeffrey L. Ward e Jonathan Roberts), but all converge on some characteristics: It is on the Frostfangs; North to Skirling Pass; West of Fist of First Men. A very wide and vague area to make a good cut out, no? Maybe not. Benjen was headed west from Castle Black (“Uncle Benjen said they might search as far as the Shadow Tower. That's all the way up in the mountains.” – AGOT, Jon III), he didn’t reached Craster’s Keep ("I've not seen Benjen Stark for three years" – ACOK, Jon III), nobody saw him near Shadow Tower, Mance had eyes in Skirling Pass, like Rattleshirt’s band ("Watchers in the Skirling Pass," … "What is it Mance Rayder fears, I wonder?" – ACOK, Jon VI), and Ben did not went as far as the Milkwater’s source, otherwise Mance would have spotted him or his men. So it is likely that whatever happened to Benjen, it did happen inside the following perimeter: west of Castle Black, south of Milkwater’s source, east of the Frostfangs and north of the Wall. Any thoughts?
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    Small Questions v. 10106

    Have you guys already took this in consideration? (honest question) TWOIAF, Dorne: The andals arrive Those who have had the honor of examining it say it looks like no Valyrian steel they know, being pale as milkglass but in all other respects it seems to share the properties of Valyrian blades, being incredibly strong and sharp.
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    Who is Quaithe?

    A sorcerer woman counseling a girl with magical blood and dragons. I have never before considered Quaithe in a "woman before sorcerer" angle, and this has set some thoughts in motion. Does Quaithe see herself in Daenerys? Or a daughter she never had? Or does she see Daenerys as an avenger of underpowered women? Is there any female archetype that can be associated with Quaithe? Are there any typically male archetypes that Quaithe could be filling (and / or subverting)?
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    Wow, I never noticed that. Vol. 18

    I have never noticed the Daenerys' vision with Rhaegar, Elia and baby Aegon in the House of the Undying depicts facts occured between the Tourney at Harrenhal and Lyanna's abduction.
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    The appearance of The Others

    Oh, ok.
  9. Sorry, I meant Lord Lyonel.
  10. This sound a lot like bloodraven. But regarding the claim, Aegon IV legitimized all the bastards. That would be forever the issue, no?
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    What made Ser Gerold Stay?

    This kind of vow really fits with the KG behavior in the fever dream (and with general idea we have regarding what happened at the tower of joy). However, examing from Rhaegar's perspective, this is a rather dull vow to ask from them if he really contemplated the chance of defeat. Save Rhaegar been overly confident due to a "guy in love" positive perspective of the future (naming the Tower "of Joy" and his "changes will be made when I comeback" speech points to that direction), he should had known better and had a escape plan for his family. Or at least his child, in case Lyanna had birth complications. In fact, did he need to make escape plan for Lyanna in case her brother or her bethroted won the war? Or at that time it was clear for everybody that Robert would take the Throne over dead children's bodies? So I think it's odd to ask Gerold, Dayne and Whent to fight to the death no matter who was in the Iron Throne after the Trident or who came to rescue Lyanna if the Targaryen had lost the war.
  12. I think her mother is the Qoherys descendant and Strong is her father. It's not clear. However it would be very strange if only the dragonrider have some kind of magic in their genetics. The wiki says that only dragonlords displayed the so called typical valyrian features (eyes and hair) but doesn't provide a source for that. Yes, I am, Milady. E vc tb, correto?
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    What made Ser Gerold Stay?

    What about #3 "the app has truths, errors and beliefs but we can't tell which is which"? Honest question, not trying to mock you nor favoring my points. Just wanna know your opinion.
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    Symbolism much?