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    Quaithe Farman?

    I'm sold. The two are one and the same. There are material reasons to sail east rather than taking the more direct route. The element of surprise for one. But I do not feel Qaithe is interested in saving Westeros. Daenerys must pass beneath the shadow in order to see the light again. That's explicitly saying she will endure the long night before she sees the return of Spring and Summer. What Qaithe is basically saying is to explore first and see the world. The more of the world one sees the more informed they become. Qaithe saw something important and she wants Dany to see the same. Whatever it was gave her perspective to see the bigger picture. Dany being young wants to take a more direct route. If I look back, I am lost. She wants to continue to move forward. Qaithe is telling her to take her time and see the world. A future ruler who has seen the world will have a better perspective and will be better able to reconstruct what's left after the long night has passed. Qaithe is looking ahead to prepare Dany to lead the survivors in the aftermath of winter. It's not about taking the iron throne now. It is about waiting and preparing to rebuild after the long winter has passed.
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    Glass Candles - Questions

    https://asoiaf.westeros.org/index.php?/topic/150476-daenerys-is-azor-ahai/&tab=comments#comment-8137799 That link will lead you to a really good discussion of the glass candles. My opinion, they are Martin's homage to Sting. They glow now because they react to the Others. Drogo's sacrifice gave birth to the dragons because he is the Nissa Nissa of this age. The return of the dragons and the rebirth of Daenerys into Azor Ahai increased the magic on Planetos. The candles are drawing their power from this magic.
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    Top 5. Who will die in The Winds of Winter

    Euron, Samwell, Daario, Meera, Arya. The Damphair is mentally strong. He wins over Euron. Each people must defeat the demons among them and this is what Damphair will do for the IB. No godless man may sit the seastone chair. Samwell and Daario are obviously in danger being in the hands of the enemy. Arya disobeyed when she killed for personal reasons. Her cult is not going to let that go unpunished. Meera's death will send Bran into despair and lead him towards the path of darkness.
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    Poll: Is Daario actually Euron?

    They are not. Daario is currently a hostage of the Yunkai. Euron is in the south seas of Westeros menacing the coast.
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    ASOIAF Jokes

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    Name the Parents

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    Summer vs. Jaime Lannister

    Bran will know the truth and it's going to be bloody. Bran is getting ever darker. Maybe he takes control of Sandor and sends him on to fight Gregor.
  8. Ramsay's purpose for the letter is rather basic. He wants his bride back and the people listed for political reasons. It's better to ask for them. He doesn't want to travel hundreds of miles in deep snow to get to Castle Black and then have to fight for them. Even a madman like the lord commander who sent a wildling king to steal his sister from her husband might listen to reason and comply. Ramsay wrote the letter and hoped Jon Snow would see the light and comply.
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    Will Jon be Dany's heir

    Thank you for your comment. You brought much needed reason. I absolutely agree.
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    Will Jon be Dany's heir

    I'm in Team Jon Should Die and Remain Dead. Dany's queendom is in Essos. She will fulfill the prophecy of the stallion who will mount the world and unite all of the Dothraki khalasars into one mighty nation. Only instead of stallion it will be the Dragon Who Will Unite the khalasars into one nation. Slaves make up the greater portion of the population in most areas of Essos. They will choose her to lead them. Volantis will fall to the slave revolution and choose Dany to be their queen. She will become an empress before the end of tWoW. Westeros will be a frozen wasteland of walking zombies by then.
  11. Jon died in the last book and should stay dead. He's not going to come back. George Martin said on numerous interviews that Gandalf should have stayed dead. I don't think will come back to life. And even if he did, he will be the one who is a threat to the kingdom. All the crimes he committed at the Wall to get Arya will be the big event that the White Walkers are waiting for. It's the opening they needed. An unsteady Lord Commander Jon Snow who betrayed the Night's Watch and whose actions weakened the defenses of the Wall. Jon will be a hero to the White Walkers. He is the hero who will save Westeros but he is the hero who unintentionally opened the gates for the Others to come in.
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    Walder Frey’s Ambitions For House Frey?

    Increase their already considerable wealth. Marry his children to other good families. I don't think the Freys were disrespected openly. Certainly not as looked down upon as crannogmen, northmen, ironborn, and Dornish. The families who looked down on the Freys were likely motivated by envy. That is how I see the damnable Tullys and their attitude towards the Freys.
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    Why do people love Dany?

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    Why do people love Dany?

    Jon didn't exactly earn his safe job at the wall. Compared to builder and ranger he had it easy. Because he is the son of Ned Stark. Robb got the banners south because he was born with the authority to make them go. His direwolf, which he didn't earn, took the finger tips from a hesitant bannerman. Samwell is not necessarily deserving of an easy job either. He was born into a noble family who sheltered him during his early childhood. Everybody who is anybody had luck getting there. That's reality.
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    Why do people love Dany?

    I love Dany. Her story is what got me interested in these books. Her first chapter was powerful to me. Viserys picked and bullied her into marrying a barbarian. She earned my respect because most girls would have broken down. She is a great leader already. I will use the most cited examples from the fans here: Leading the khalasar through the Red Waste is a fine example of strong leadership. It's really her combination of high intelligence, courage, empathy for others who are suffering, and the awesomeness of being a dragon rider. Samwell's absence really hurt Jon. He might have served the role of voice of reason and talked Jon out of his mission to find his sister. Bad judgement on Jon's part. I don't think Jon is dumb. He's no fool. But he's also not on the same level as Dany when it comes to brain processing power. If we are talking about practical intelligence which is common sense they are on equal footing. So you believe she had it easy compared to the boys? I guess I don't feel the same way. The boys grew up under the protection of a noble house. They had instruction in the fighting arts. Robb was educated for leadership. Jon never had to go hungry during his childhood years. The only threat he ever felt came from Catelyn and that was never really dangerous. Dany on the other hand had to follow her big brother from city to city while he begged for help. She didn't find her three baby dragons on the side of the road like the Starks did with the wolf pups. She had to walk through fire to earn them.
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    Why did George give daenerys everything

    Did he? I thought he took more from her than he has any other woman. Sure she was born with intelligence. Being lovely is a gift. But what came after was earned. Her dragons and Unsullied were earned because she took a chance. The lead character should have what she needs to have an impact in the story. A powerless person would not make for a compelling lead character because what they do is not going to matter in the bigger picture. A regular person worries about rain for his crops and earning income. It doesn't make for compelling reading. A main character with dragons who happens to fight against the slave trade is great reading.
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    Daenerys is Azor Ahai.

    I like the analogy to the tempering of metal. Definitely. This is something new to the table and I like it. Old kings wearing worn out clothing and carrying around glowing swords. That they were living through the long night is a very good explanation. Agreed Agreed. Any theories on what happens when the maiden made of light and the lion of the night are in the same sky at the same time? An eclipse. They birth dragons. Which can explain the Lyseni dragon origin story as told by Dany's handmaidens.