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  1. Ckram

    George Martin and scale

    We know nothing, that's the point.
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    George Martin and scale

    What about White Walker's ranged weapons? Would you mind to point a source for this? Not a good excuse, though. Harrenhal is way bigger than those, for instance. I wonder if they were built like that due to the enemies they were designed to resist. In deed. However, are they nearly impossible to mantain or just impractical? [Honest question]
  3. People, I've stumbled upon a 2010 SSM which held, under a spoiler tag, the following information: I'm a GoT person and all, but I don't quite remember any "dramatic change" in Hodor's appearance "halfway through the series". Is this some kind of abandoned plotline (by Martin or the showrunners)? Some spoiler regarding book Hodor? Help me out with this, please.
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    Board Issues 4

    No. The same kind of ads I saw before.
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    Board Issues 4

    Here it's: https://ibb.co/52CNpZV However I just found out that if I zoom in enough so the side ads disappear it becames smooth and usable again. Holy shit...
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    Board Issues 4

    @Ran, as I said on august, since july, whenever I come to the forums, chrome starts to use a lot of RAM memory. And this forum is the only site I visit that in which navigation has changed this way in the past three months. It got so bad to browse the foruns on my desktop that now I only do it in my smartphone (android chrome app, ironically). @The Coconut God said he's experimenting the same issues. @Gronzag said it's a chrome thing.
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    Board Issues 4

    I pretty much just can access the forum on my smartphone. Not one desktop browser seamlessly navigates through it anymore.
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    Wow, I never noticed that. Vol. 18

    There's also Ragged Jenna and Laughing Lord if you happen to be a believer.
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    Small Questions v. 10106

    According to french illustrator Marc Simonetti, George said it's a rainbow flag.
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    Small Questions v. 10106

    @Rhaenys_Targaryen, you're the best. Thank you.
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    Small Questions v. 10106

    I have been often told Lysa forbade sweetrobin from visiting Jon Arryn in his deathbed. Is that so? I've scanned the books and found nothing on it.
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    Board Issues 4

    Whenever I come to the forums, chrome starts to use a lot of RAM memory. It started to get like this this month. No problem like this with any other sites, even social networks.
  13. 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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    8/21

    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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    8/21

    Yeah, I can't understand it either.
  16. 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)?
  19. This theory was first posted on brazilian subreddit, /r/Valyria/. I was recently introduced to the fact that the House Qoherys, to which belonged the master-of-arms of Dragonstone at the time of the Aegon Conquest, Quenton Qoherys, to whom Aegon gave a title of nobility and the possession of Harrenhal for his services, was of Valyrian descent (according to semi-canonical source, ie. House Qoherys entry at The Citadel). Quenton had two sons and was a widower at the time, so Aegon arranged for him to marry the second daughter of Edmyn Tully, the new Lord Paramount of the Riverlands. We do not know if Quenton had new children with his new wife, nor how many children his children had with their respective (eventual) wives. But as the House is now extinct, none of it is important. Except for Quenton's grandson, best known as Gargon the guest. Ecce Homo: The point is that unless Gargon was infertile, there is a good chance that he had begotten bastards and spread Valyrian genetics across lands under Harrenhal's power at the time. That way, the smallfolk of the Riverlands can since then have a drop of dragon blood in them. Hence, the secondary characters from Harrenhall and its vicinities can be viewed from a new perspective. My mind went directly to one specific character: the mysterious witch Alys River. She lived during the Dragon Dance, was Prince Aemond Targaryen's dearest lover, and had inexplicable mystical powers. Since she was found by Aemond right in Harrenhal, she is a strong candidate for Qoherys descendant. On the other hand, Fire & Blood Vol 1 ended without knowing what happened to her and the bastard son Prince Aemond put in her belly. Material for the next volume, apparently. But it doesn't have to end there. There are characters such as Jenny of Oldstones, who was said half-mad and descended from the First Men. But it doesn't prevent her from having a drop of Qoherys' valyrian blood. Maybe Dunk and Egg will travel the Riverlands again and will encounter people touched by Gargon the Guest indecency. In the very A Song of ice and Fire, Jaime and Brienne's plot is also subject to this. So, lots of possibilities.
  20. Ser Gerold Hightower was described as first and foremost a loyal man. And he was sent to bring Rhaegar from the Tower of Joy. Rhaegar returned to King's Landing, but Gerold stayed in the Red Mountains. What made Ser Gerold stay? Was he obeying a direct order from Rhaegar to stay and protect his new family? Was it because he recognized Rhaegar's son as legitimate and decided that the child needed an extra protector until his father had return from the Trident? Or Rhaegar and Lyanna were Aerys's prisoners in the Tower of Joy, and the King ordered the White Bull not to return with Rhaegar because he knew that, of all his kingsguards, Gerold was the only one capable of obeying a cruel order (and that would make Rhaegar remain obedient)? Or the White Bull, in telling James that he should not judge the king for killing Brandon and Rickard Stark, revealed his own inner thoughts via freudian slip, and from that point on an internal conflict took place, which culminated in a character change when Gerold finally met the pregnant sister and daughter of the men he silently watched being torture and die?
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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.
  23. Sorry, I meant Lord Lyonel.
  24. 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.
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