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    Cregan Stark: the fool wolf

    The North owes nothing to the Targaryens.They stole the gift turning it into unsafe and wild,supplied religious fanatics to the wall,causing the ruling Lord to die. Better rest and send some useless mouth than suffer for the ones that have caused problems.In any case at least Cregan and northmen didnt take up arms against Rhaenerya while many of those who swore an oath to protect her rights did.And its not like North is close to Green supporters land aka Westerlands,Hightower lands or Kingslanding.Even Jeyne Arryn(Rhaeneryas cousin) from close by Vale came pretty late to help.
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    Which minor houses do you want to see more of?

    I'd like to know more about-Brackens,Freys,Farmans,Fowlers,Tarths,Fossoways,Lockes,Costaynes,Baneforts,Kennings.I dont consider these houses minor tho. For minor houses-Smallwoods,Masseys,Celtigar,Moutain Clans & Skagoosi houses,Moore,Pryror,Upcliff,etc
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    Daenerys (very likely) has Stark ancestry

    We see plenty of Royce-Arryn marriages.Starks have Arryn blood via Lorra Royce(grt grandmother of Ned).Manderly Lady of Duskendale might have spread Stark blood in south.Branda Stark-Rogers might have spread it to Stromlands. We even have a Dayne-Ryswell match in MUSH.Which is very unlikely.
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    House Staunton

    Houses Rosby,Stokeworth,Hayford would likely be petty lord in other regions.But,offcourse they've attained prominence with capital territory with direct control of Royal family, lying in the narrow buffer zone. Do we know who rules that Island between Driftmark and Mainland,also that island near Massey's Hook?Isle near the hook could be ruled by Sunglass. https://vignette.wikia.nocookie.net/gameofthrones/images/5/59/The_Crownlands.png/revision/latest?cb=20120719191632
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    Favourite member from the major Houses of Westeros

    House Targaryen:Duncan Targaryen House Stark: Theon Stark The Hungry Wolf House Lannister:Johanna Westerling-Lannister House Arryn: Joffrey Arryn House Martell:Meria Martell House Tully:Blackfish House Baratheon:Rogar House Hightower:Baelor House Redwyne:Olenna House Velaryon:Alyn
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    House Staunton

    Stauntons sounds more like a House Stokeworth/Rosby/Hayford to me,who are like petty lords. Masseys were kings once and at times became independent from Durrandons & defied them.I think they were more significant before Andal invasion,as they gave lands and daughter to form House Bar Emmon. Mootons gathered as many men as Darklyns during Aegon's landing(1500 each).Mootons are mentioned as very rich in FAB.They are not a minor house.Mootons are principal bannermen of the Tullys along with Brackens,Blackwood,Freys,Vances,Mallisters etc.Do you think Randyll Tarly will bethrode his son to a minor house?
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    How powerful were the Manderlys in the Reach?

    Even with three castles including DunSTONEbury,Peakes are described as having wide but poor land(rich with stone but not fertile).As we see with the Eyrie,maybe Dunstonesbury is located in secure but rather poor land.Perhaps,the Gardeners claimed the fertile lands for their own & gifted poorer part of Manderly land to the Peakes.
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    Strongest castles in Westeros

    Tbh Highgarden is more like a palace rather than some impregnable castle.
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    How powerful are the Royces?

    Boltons were big opposition to the Starks back when they held most of the eastern half of the North.After their last rebellion with Greystarks they likely lost lands now ruled by Hornwoods and Karstarks and with it their power. Even Florent-Tyrell relation is compared to Reyne-Lannister relation.It doesnt necessarily indicate that the house is powerful but more like having more will to defy,which even a mere Lord of Duskendale tried against Mad Aerys.
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    How powerful are the Royces?

    So? Does Freys not involving themselves in Roberts rebellion means they've not a single fighting man? Does Ben Blackwood contributing 1k men to Vale makes blackwoods stronger than Vances or Freys? Manderlys have a city to rule and defend.The city that acts as a lifeline in winter with harbour that never freezes.White Harbour isnt important to Manderlys alone but whole north during winter. Bolton chose fattest girl available for silver.They are clearly in need of $$$.We have no mention of any Bolton Lord other than the main series and WOIAF. Ryswell and Dustins have no blood ties with Boltons right now.Only reason they're with him is cause of Barbery's personal greiveances with Starks.& Where did i say Flints & Locke are unequal or vassals of Manderlys?Wyman is pretty sure that they'll follow his lead.Manderly already has dozen petty lords and 100 landed knights.He is powerful w/o those houses.Seeing his son marry a Woolfield,chances arent bad that their vassal Woolfields are bit more than a insignificant petty lord. And Lady Donnela was a Manderly,a blood relative.That alone dwarfs whatever ties Roose has with those two houses thanks to his already dead wife and son. FAB shows that Tullys were less powerful than those houses about 150+yrs ago.There were constant Blackwood-Bracken feud.We cant deny the possibility of Tullys receiving lands to punish these houses who are always keen on disrupting King's peace. When we have royal fief in small village of Penytree in middle of Bracken-Blackwood land & royal estate of Summerhall in stormsland,it wouldnt be odd for Tullys to have a landed knight sworn to them that lies beyond Vances land.Saltpans is another possible place they have direct control,with perhaps Hawicks being downgraded to landed knights.
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    How powerful are the Royces?

    Manderlys are way more powerful,you cannot compare them with the Boltons.They even have influence on non vassal eastern coast houses such as Locke,Flint of Widow's Watch,Hornwood(before Ramsey Snow's action off course).Dustins are second to them with the Boltons possibly being the third as Corvo said. Riverlands is very unstable land,houses rise and fall very quick.In main series,we don't get impression of any of Tullys vassal being near to Tullys in individual strength other than the Freys. I personally think Tullys have direct control to the large lands near the Stoney Sept town,as we see Trout fountain and there was no mention of any ruling lords there. Lannisters of Lannister port are the very distant kins of Lannisters who are rich and might have some influence in the City.But,they are in no ruling position.They are similar to the Gulltown Arryns. For Westerlands there doesn't seem to be a clear second.Plumms were known for their wealth during Blackfyre time,Farmans were close to defy Tywin,Leffords have Golden Tooth,Marbrands have close ties with Lannisters,Crakehall appear several several times with several marriages with Freys. As for Crownslands,with the decline of Velaryons Darklyn/Rykker of Duskendale are most powerful after the Royal Family.
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    Strongest castles in Westeros

    When there are no dragons prime Harrenhall is strongest.They have thickest of wall,never ending water supply,enough sub-terranean vaults to store large amount of food etc. But,Harrenhal is in ruins,the honour goes to Casterly Rock.
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    Military Strengths-2 and More!

    Tarths had like 30 ships in FAB right?
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    Baratheon claimants?

    Great bastard Edrick Storm is very much alive. Selwyn of Tarth must be pretty close in Baratheon sucession tho.
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    The colouring of Westerosi Houses

    We see numerous Royce-Arryn matches yet main branch Royces still retain First Men features such as Grey eyes and brown hair & despite of being in the North for like 1300yrs,Manderlys are still blonde haired and blued eyed.It makes families unique and distinct for story but no way does it make sense. I do like the hair color link of Tullys-Whent-Lothston tho.Unless Whents were related to Lothston or cousins of Tullys somehow,Hoster marrying lesser knightly family that were recently upjumped doesn't make sense at all.As their rule had barely started, there's no they were sooo powerful excuse.