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  1. Crona

    Small Questions v. 10106

    Do we know the six companions with Rhaegar when he took Lyanna? It was Dayne, Whent, Mooton, and Lonmouth. But who were the other 2? Jon Con doesn’t seem to recall Lyanna so I doubt he was one. Maybe the Darrys?
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    Do you like Feast and Dance?

    Oh I agree with the pacing of his books, I’m just saying I understand how people could be offput by it
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    Do you like Feast and Dance?

    While I love Feast, I can understand why fans do not like the book. In the first 3 books it was mostly close knit and did not delve into other povs from Iron irons or Dorne then there was a huge waiting period and some characters were missing from the book only to wait years later for their povs in another book. I like the way he wrote the book but if there’s one criticism is that he didn’t introduce many of the characters in Feast in his previous books and not allowing fans to know the characters from Feast beforehand.
  4. While I do agree Serra is probably not his second wife. But I do think the person known as “Serra” in the portrait is someone significant to him because he does swear by her hands when Tyrion is leaving with Haldon and Duck. I do have a sneaking suspicion it may be Elissa Farman though but it’s only a thought that I’m still developing.
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    Do you like Feast and Dance?

    Westeros is not that large, besides I like Stannis more than the Targs, Lannisters and Starks but this is just my opinion. Also it wouldn’t make sense because since the first book Varys has been planning against the main families, and for the series to go on without Varys revealing his main plan wouldn’t make sense to me. Not to mention the Reach, Dorne, Vale, and the Iron Islands were active during the time of Tywin’s and Robb’s struggle and without them much of the story in the first three books would not have the same. Now that Tywin and Robb are gone and both families are weak, it’s only natural the other houses will close in. I quite like the POVs and I think they positioned to show a lot of the storylines such as Euron in Oldtown, Stannis against Roose, and the battle in Meeren.
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    Do you like Feast and Dance?

    He had to expand beyond them, why do you think it’s called the 7 kingdoms? Do you think the other kingdoms have no say in what happens in their lands?
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    The problem with Bran being king narrative wise

    just wondering, do we know when GRRM told them it was Bran? Was it the beginning or during season 5?
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    Do you like Feast and Dance?

    I completely agree. I think people who decide to read the books will be so pleasantly surprised by Feast just like I did.
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    Do you like Feast and Dance?

    The last two are my faves. It’s slower than the others but the slowness was welcomed and I really liked the political intrigue in the books. I actually started to really liking Jon in the last book and the new regions introduced. A lot of authors skip over world building but I really appreciate GRRM taking the time and expanding his story.
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    King Aegon VI Appreciation Thread

    What has Aegon ever done for Dany to kill him? He should be killed because he was raised to think he was someone else?
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    The whole "Tower of Joy" story is flawed

    I actually think Robert viewed Lyanna as a possession rather than a person. The point is Rhaegar took her whether she wanted him or not.
  12. Except none of the magic in the books has done any of this. So far they have only told of vague prophecies, a shadow baby, ability to heal an arm, resurrection, and I think Mel killed an eagle with fire. So far none of them have been to pin point exact locations, or change the weather. It is a fantasy world but there are rules of magic in the story. Well the Dornish have an entire region and there is an entire history written about their formation. From petty kings to Nymeria, the history is in the World of Ice and Fire book, I would recommend to read them for a better understanding. Basically if someone found land then they’ll declare their own, and they are proclaimed king. Dorne cannot really produce a large army and much of their regions are poor. In fact they really don’t mesh with the rest of the other regions. They really didn’t invade the Stormlands or the Reach only bands of raiders that decided to be jerks which caused their neighbors to hate them. Either way they were always pushed back and didn’t hold those regions. Dorne is a large place, there is no way Dany or Dothraki would be able to kill everyone in that region.
  13. I don’t know how Rome or the Mongols conquered those areas and those examples really don’t hold weight to a fantasy world. I also don’t know about those conquests so I can’t really speak to them. ‘Actually Daeron and pretty much Aegon conquered Dorne. Daeron was very crafty in using the Greenblood which is actually a weak point. The problem was that they had difficulty holding the place because there was constant rebellions and whoever they appointed would be overthrown. Dorne doesn’t really have cities or towns, the only ones they have is the Greenblood and the Shadow City. It is inhospitable and the ones who live there had to adapt to the climate and uses their resources for the best they can. We don’t have enough information to show us how the Dornish were able to be so mobile during conquests but I suspect they may have a tunnel system. Their rivers are mobile and the Greenblood is a weak point, but the issue is that it is hard to hold a place where the people don’t want you there and you have to constantly fight them. The Martells hold Dorne by sheer loyalty, in fact I am sure many houses can defeat the Martells within Dorne.
  14. But the Dornish usually abandon their holdings then reclaim it once the army leaves. Also, if I remember correctly Dany had relied on the slaves to rebel but the dornish will not rebel against their lords. Not to mention Dorne is a lot bigger than Mereen and their coastal areas are known to be difficult to port and their mountains are difficult to go through. So her army will need to carry around their equipment through the desert while being constantly attacked and facing the harsh sun. Even if she does conquer if she doesn’t give any sort of agreement with the dornish then she will have constant rebellions to put down. All this work for a land that is barely worth the trouble.
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    Aegon VI

    Well Aegon doesn’t have to marry Arianne because she is his cousin and will most likely pledge to him after hearing of Quentyn’s death. In this scenario I think there is a chance that Aegon can marry Margery.
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