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  1. Davjos

    Poll: Answer 10 mysteries of asoiaf

    Can I add a #17 and 18? 17. Is Bloodraven working with or against the Others? 18. Is someone the 3EC? Personally I don’t think the 3EC is a character, but an internal representation of a desire, a concept. If we equate Mel to Bran for a second, the 3EC is to Bran what fire is to Mel. A vessel, not the entity (Rhollor for Mel). This is why Bloodraven is unfamiliar with the 3EC, but seems to be on his side. Same entity, different vessel for Visions.
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    Poll: Answer 10 mysteries of asoiaf

    1. Dead. Her role as a character is over. 2. Lyanna 3. Green Grace is the de facto leader, but there’s no single ‘Harpy’. 4. Lyanna. It is known. 5. Either a Blackfyre himself, or an instrument (random guy) for Blackfyre descendants to use. 6. No real opinion. Probably Black Walder. 7. This is the hardest one to answer for me. Mel is currently my number one suspect. Ramsey doesn’t have enough information (since I don’t believe he has Stannis) and I think Mance has shown he values the survival of the Free Folk above his own life so would not create conflict between the Watch and the Boltons. 8. No single character we know yet, could be alive for millennia already. 9. Reek/Theon/Theon Durden’s third personality. 10. Azor Ahai myth is about the forging of VS.
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    Misdirections, Plots Twists, and Fake Outs.

    Tysha not being a whore could be considered a twist. Most betrayals and characters dying/surviving could be seen as unlikely, but possible outcomes. Outcomes we fear/hope for, but real possibilities. Tysha not being a whore is a little different to me.
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    Walder Frey versus Stoneheart's Merrymen

    By now it should be clear the Freys are targeted personally. So as Walder I would let the castle know I’m moving some branches of Frey away to Riverrun with a lot of supplies. Their escort will be very light. As secretly as I can I hide as many loyal, experienced men of arms within the traveling party, the supplies etc. Expecting the BwB under LS to strike at that juicy Frey target, I’d hope to ambush them. If I lose in that battle, ‘Eh, I have enough Freys left’. If I win it is bye bye to most of the military strength of the BwB and the survivors might even lead the Freys to the BwB-hideout or prisoners might talk This would also confirm there are BwB spies in my castle.
  5. I assume that Dany asked Jorah because Jorah is a Westerosi Knight. He is knighted under the 7 and his banishment did not take away his knighthood. Dany is Queen of Mereen and has claim on Westeros. She could knight people in Mereen, I think. But she is not 'anointed', nor crowned in Westeros, thus she has no right to knight someone under Westerosi Law. The knighthood would not be valid in Westeros.
  6. @Lord Varys i don't see Euron or Cercei wanting an alliance for several reasons. Cercei, although dilusional, must realise her position is significantly weaker than the Tyrells'. The Reach can answer a Euron-Cercei alliance by invading the Westerlands by the 40k around Hightower/Brightwater. They are at war with the IB. If Cercei would align with Euron the Reach have Casus Belli to take KL and the Westerlands in one fell swoop. Also Euron would lose two possible targets by marrying Cercei while gaining barely anything. He can't act towards Dorne since Cercei would never sacrifice Mycella and the Westerlands are his allies then. Euron also likely loses the possible alliance with Dany. He gains nothing except legitimacy, something he is unlikely to value.
  7. @Megorova @Lady Blizzardborn Although I always expected the dragon egg to be payment for the FM that supposedly killed Balon I did not consider that he/Pate might be still in Euron's services. I doubt Old Town would fall through an FM for instance killing Baelor and Leyton, taking Baelor's face and surrendering. it is clear that the Hightowers are preparing for war @Lady Blizzardborn. Humphrey Hightower is in Lys(?) trying to enlist sellswords/ships. Garth is training the army/City and Baelor is doing something useful to I can't remember now. I expect Old Town to be well prepared and warned by raven from either the Blackcrown or the Three Towers when the IB sail up the Whispering Sound.
  8. True that Old Town/Hightower might surrender to his demands in the benefit of trade. That is what the Hightowers are known for and how they became and remained successful. I do not however see anyone else really subjecting to Euron. The Reach are at war with him, The Lannisters can do nothing, Dorne has nothing for him and supports Aegon soon enough. (f)Aegon holds the Storm Lands and Dany will come sometime. Also winter will hit the Iron Ilands too, making it necessary to come back before winter truly hits or not coming home till summer (which is expected to be years). Knowing that Euron is no real long term threat (he will never rule the 7K) might cause Hightower to fight him instead of letting it happen.
  9. I was afraid the TWOW were responsible for this believe in Euron. Feel free to mention that in this topic. Since I watched that which cannot be named before reading the books I don't mind a small spoiler so much as I don't want to read what is probably the best (because GGRM already wrote it) chapters of the next books. So if you have the answer @The Fattest Leech feel free to mention it.
  10. I would start to say I have not read any of the WOW chapters released and if the answer to these questions is contained in those chapters I'm sorry for posting a useless topic. As a long-time lurker on this beloved forum I've seen many people state that Euron will take/sack Old Town or at least do some serious damage to the city/the Hightowers. Although the pressing danger to Old Town is a very interesting plot (IMO) I do not understand where this 'faith' in Euron's skill comes from. Conquering a city by water is always difficult. Especially a city as wealthy (thus well equipped) and populous (thus 40K people throwing rocks or bolts) as Old Town. It has serious tactical advantages, namely it's fortified position and the fact that a lack of supply over water is of less importance since they have access to the Honeywine and the fertile Reach lands. An extensive siege would definitely end in a victory of the Reach. If the Iron Born are trapped on the Whispering Sound by the Redwyne Fleet the demise of Euron's Fleet is almost inevitable. Although we've seen Euron's being a great captain of a single ship, and a smart strategist by surprising the Lannisters in Lannisport during the Uprising, we've never seen any significant battle tactics of him. His only strategy is: surprise. He surprised Balon, the Shields, Victarion (although his own shadow could surprise a man as thick as him;)) The assumption is made that he would crush Redwyne in a naval battle, but even that is not an absolute certainty. And without the Redwyne Fleet Old Town should be capable of holding out long enough before Euron loses face and power or someone aiding Old Town His proven magical capabilities thus far extend to taking hallucinogenic drugs. Old Town on the other hand has the (potential) numbers, the wealth to acquire sellswords, Hightower connections in the Free Cities, a significant academic advantage and a more reliable source of mystical powers in the Citadel and perhaps Leyton or the Mad Maid. They have strong leadership in Breakspear and Garth Greysteel. They have connections to the Tyrells, Florents, Rowans, Ambrose, Redwyne and Fossoways. I'm not claiming Euron will lose. I just think that Euron sinking to the bottom of the Whispering Sound in his Valyrian Steel armour is just as likely as Old Town burning down. Am I missing something?
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    Jaime broke an oath when he killed Aerys

    I might be responding prematurely but I love this thread about my favourite character and am too impatient to read every single post before replying. @LynnS As lord Varys has also explained there is little to no evidence for the KG being in service to 'the Crown' as the Brits would say and not to the King. Jaime and Barristan's discussion during Aerys' II rape the day before Rhaella (IIRC) leaves for Dragonstone (and probably Dany'e conception) shows rather clearly that although the vows of the KG may extend to the royal Familie they are sworn to protect the King first. Also your comparisons with Midieval Europe/UK is not a fair one to make. The Church was incredibly more powerful than the Church of Seven are. The Church could declare you outside of the law, they have the authority to allow divorce and more important the Kings claimed they're right to rule was derivative of God(i.e the Church). Many a war has been fought over wether or not the pope or the king had the last word on God's will. Also in the late Middle Ages the UK became the head of the Anglosakson church. Therefore they were anointed by the church just to ensure absolute sovereignty. To me the annointment by the church of the Westerosi Kings is far more reminiscent of the coronation of Napoleon I, who was crowned emperor by a Pope. They need to be crowned by a seemingly independent power, since all power in Westeros is derived of the King now. In the 7K the King appoints the High Septon, the King has the authority to dissolve marriages, etc. @Lord Varys I strongly doubt the possibility of a prospected KG knight to reject the offer to become a KG. Even if such a thing would be possible, would a 15/16 y.o. have the balls to refuse the king, how mad he may be. Maybe if Tywin had been at HH, as the 3rd/2nd most powerful person in the Kingdom, Jaime would have had the balls to refuse. However this would have probably lead to war, and Tywin wouldn't refuse until he was bound to the Baratheon, Stark, Arryn, Tully block. But with Tywin absent, Jaime had no choice but to become a KG
  12. @ShadowCat Rivers describing white males as a 'kind' who have a 'ideology' blatantly shows a kind of racism not appreciated on this forum by any. But I would much rather discuss the topic at hand. I like Bobby B a lot more because of his dislikes. Aegon I is history, Robert I is a person.
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    So, what's your head canon?

    R+L=J Aegon=fAegon Bloodraven=3EC=good Euron will drown before the walls of Old Town in his VS armour, because Leyton Hightower + Citadel have discovered gunpowder/Planetos equivalent. They saw you needed Dragons to rule peacefully and developed the next best thin.
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    Character Accents

    I think everybody who started reading after the show began, like me, are pretty much influenced in pronunciation and accent by the show. However, Sansa clearly has a Californian, LA-Valley accent. Especially when she's complaining.
  15. Followers of the Many Faced God do clearly see death as a noble sacrifice. One that is a gift to be given. However the FM don't give the Gift to themselves, they give it to those they deem deserving. Such as the sick, those unwilling to live on, to those wanted dead or bad people. Therefore your theory caused a thought to spring up. What if the FM were the ones sacrificing the slaves to the Fourteen Flames for the Valyrians. But after a certain time, a generation of FM developed more believes and deemed the slaves too unwilling or undeserving of the Gift of death. So instead of sacrificing living slaves, they gave them the poison, currently in the fountain of the HoBW. This caused the eventual Doom. This would be a possible explanation for their current believes, the suspicions that they were involved with the origin of Braavos, a state opposing slavery. The FM who defected to Braavos could have caused the Doom by infiltrating the FM who were loyal to Valyria to stop the sacrificing of slaves. This infiltration could be where the stealing faces came from. Just a strange thought that I wanted to share with you!