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  1. Three-Fingered Pete

    The Secret to how Valyrians were able to Ride Dragons

    No way. I have to believe that dragon flatulence is bad enough already!
  2. Three-Fingered Pete

    Do You Think Sam Will Forge His Chain?

    Fair enough. It's just that you posted with such conviction that I thought you might have worked it out. We do have a half-template for the situation already in Catelyn. I doubt that we'll get POVs from her in the future, but she'll probably show up in other's. With her, however, everyone knows the score.
  3. Three-Fingered Pete

    Coal in ASOIF

    The answer, mayhaps? https://awoiaf.westeros.org/index.php/House_Cole
  4. Three-Fingered Pete

    Do You Think Sam Will Forge His Chain?

    Something just occurred to me. This would be a fundamental shift of GRRM's narrative style to date. Could you explain how this would work narratively since that would mean one of our POV characters is dead, but still active in the story? Would we get POV chapters of this FM playing Sam or would we have a first in the form of a character that we have known before suddenly becoming a secondary antagonist only known to the reader?
  5. Three-Fingered Pete

    Can Aegon I conquer Europe in the 15th century?

    Especially if the Targaryens could offer the newly emerging middle class peasants a fair shake in the new regime.
  6. Three-Fingered Pete

    Can Aegon I conquer Europe in the 15th century?

    Protestantism didn't just come out of a vacuum. People didn't suddenly hear about Martin Luther and go "Oh, hey, I never thought of that before, let's reform!". The grievances against the Church were stirring for a good while in the preceding century. Aegon and Co. would have their problems with the unnatural aspects, but: Governments are just "might makes right" made legal. There would be plenty of opportunists, sycophants and "chaos ladder climbers" to feed the Targaryen's ambitions of conquest. It's after that would present a problem if they didn't establish themselves in either a new Church or the saviors of the old one.
  7. Three-Fingered Pete

    Can Aegon I conquer Europe in the 15th century?

    Well, if they campaign European style, everyone goes home for the winter anyway, so they would need a safe haven to return to every year while hopefully holding on to what they took the previous year. Probably pretty good if they can mange to get up enough speed underwater to exit and get airborne again. (The abomination shows them hunting in the sea off of Dragonstone)
  8. Three-Fingered Pete

    Can Aegon I conquer Europe in the 15th century?

    Yeah, but would you want your three best assets to go off alone to hunt in (possibly) hostile territory?
  9. Three-Fingered Pete

    Can Aegon I conquer Europe in the 15th century?

    Nah, that sounds like some weird flaming dessert. ETA: Napolaegon? Many if not all. However, Malta is too small to sustain three full grown, hunting dragons. Although, I suppose that they could just pop over to Sicily. Detroit?
  10. Three-Fingered Pete

    The Secret to how Valyrians were able to Ride Dragons

    Gee, and here I thought all along it was that they carried bacon treats in their pockets!
  11. Three-Fingered Pete

    Poll. Is Bran ever leaving the cave?

    Well, he does have a big doggy to yoke to the sled. Mush Summer, mush! No fair! You know you get me all hot and bothered when you talk like that Eliza!
  12. Three-Fingered Pete

    Can Aegon I conquer Europe in the 15th century?

    Lol, we sure are jumping around the map a lot. Maybe we should decide where they start? I vote for Dragon Base Corsica.
  13. Three-Fingered Pete

    Poll. Is Bran ever leaving the cave?

    I hate to say it, but we may be ignoring the obvious by ignoring the abomination. Bran may indeed leave that cave, but that action may be forced by the destruction of the cave and not a choice anyone living makes.
  14. Three-Fingered Pete

    Can Aegon I conquer Europe in the 15th century?

    A couple of other things to consider: As we know, warfare breeds innovation. 15th century Europe had plenty of warfare, but they didn't have dragons. Sometimes, the innovation is there, but too costly to be ubiquitous. They had already invented a very reliable firing mechanism by the 15th century to make guns much better; the wheellock. Unfortunately, wheellocks rely on spring steel to work and spring steel was hard and expensive to make in the 15th century, so only rich folks could afford to buy one. However, if dragons were your enemy and you felt that you needed everything you could get your hands on to combat them, the kings and lords of each country may have been a little freer with their purses in order to equip their troops with the best version of the best weapon available to kill a dragon. Given enough inspiration, I'll bet wheellocks could have been modified to work on cannon too. Which brings me to the other thing: Leonardo Da Vinci vs The Dragons. Now that would be worth the price of admission alone (assuming that he didn't up and join the Targaryens just for the opportunity to study the beasties).
  15. Three-Fingered Pete

    Can Aegon I conquer Europe in the 15th century?

    Any time after the mastering of the iron casting of cannons and the invention of the matchlock I think would be the line, so yeah. I would think that as a Targaryen you wouldn't want to land on the battle field past the mid 15th century. Better to keep to the air and moving fast to strike and run for another pass.
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