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    Here and There, Mainly Michigan and Ohio
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    Interested in Doran Martell, Sea Snakes, and of Course, Our Lord and Savior Patchface

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  1. Pride of Driftmark

    Small Questions v. 10106

    Of course! The only reasons her prophecy starts to come true is that she believes it will. The more she tries to stop it, the more it happens. She puts her children in danger while telling herself its to keep them safe, and she causes her own downfall when she goes after Margaery. It is likely meant to foreshadow Melisandre/the fandom's obsession with the Azor Ahai savior prophecy. People believe it to be real, and will sacrifice anything to make it happen.
  2. Pride of Driftmark

    Small Questions v. 10106

    Sea lampreys are a delicacy in Europe, and are seasonally available in France, Spain, and Portugal. In Northern Europe, they are served pickled. In the United States lampreys are considered a pest and an invasive species, historically destroying Great Lakes ecosystems. Nobody in North America eats lampreys, but if you can get them in Europe, here's a recipe: https://www.huffpost.com/entry/sea-lamprey-recipe_n_56265381e4b0bce34702343a. Eels probably taste similar (lampreys are a type of eel) and are more widely available.
  3. Pride of Driftmark

    Small Questions v. 10106

    Cregan's men were fleeing winter as well. It was not yet winter when Robb marched, and most don't believe in superstition about an extra long winter. Besides, Robb's war was personal and the North was invested. The Northern Lords are proud, so its likely that Jon Umber, Galbart Glover, Helman Tallhart, and Maege Mormont were trying to impress Robb with their numbers. This idea is strengthened by the fact that Lords who didn't care didn't send troops- like Barbrey Dustin, who sent as few men as possible. Cregan and the Winter Wolves didn't care about the Dance of the Dragons. It was a petty southern war, and the Pact of Ice and Fire was already unlikely to happen with winter common, and Jacaerys dead by the time the Northmen even joined the war.
  4. Pride of Driftmark

    Small Questions v. 10106

    It is never mentioned, but I'd posit either Barrowton or Torrhen's Square. The waters near these locations lead to the Saltspear and out to the Sunset Sea. If he wanted to build right on the ocean, either somewhere along the Stony Shore, Sea Dragon Point, or at Flint's Finger.
  5. Pride of Driftmark

    Small Questions v. 10106

    Either Highgarden is on the Northern side and the maps are slightly wrong, GRRM messed up, or, most likely, the raiders were from Western Dorne: the "King" who sacked Highgarden could have been a Dayne- IIRC several Daynes have sacked Oldtown, so this one probably went over the Mander and attacked Highgarden from the North.
  6. Pride of Driftmark

    Small Questions v. 10106

    Never heard of that, but I do recall GRRM saying he wished he had written Robb POVs. I don't think he's ever come out and said that he did.
  7. Pride of Driftmark

    Why did Ned leave the bodies of his companions in Dorne?

    I agree wholeheartedly. So much about Robert's Rebellion is just so weird. Why did people just sit around for so long? Why was there a year where nothing happened? What the hell was Rhaegar doing for a year when his house and future was being destroyed? Why does Arthur Dayne prefer to talk in riddles about "wars to come"? Why did the Kingsguard attack Ned and his companions? Bran needs to show us some weirwood visions now.
  8. Pride of Driftmark

    Small Questions v. 10106

    The New Gift belongs to the Night's Watch by the writ of the Iron Throne, to attempt to reclaim it would be breaking the King's Peace. Once the Starks forswear their allegiance to the Iron Throne Robb has more important things to worry about than giving the Wulls, Liddles, and Norreys some land back.
  9. Pride of Driftmark

    Small Questions v. 10105

    If Jacaerys Velaryon (or his brothers) had succeeded to the Iron Throne, would it have officially passed to House Velaryon, or would they have taken up the name Targaryen, like Harrold Hardyng will take up the name Arryn should he inherit the Eyrie?
  10. Pride of Driftmark

    Who do you think will have the most POV chapters in WOW and why?

    I'm not attacking your conclusions, I'm legitimately curious. When/why would Tyrion and Sansa reunite? I imagine they will at some point, but they are very, very far from each other at the end of ADwD.
  11. Pride of Driftmark

    Who do you think will have the most POV chapters in WOW and why?

    I'd say Tyrion. He will probably be witness to most of the resolution of the Essosi front of the Dany plot, and will probably be meeting a lot of people when he makes it back west.
  12. Pride of Driftmark

    Small Questions v. 10105

    Is it purposeful irony that Arianne disparages Anders Yronwood as "Criston Cole Reborn" in "The Soiled Knight", while her first chapter is called "The Queenmaker"?
  13. Pride of Driftmark

    Small Questions v. 10105

    Mostly the economic structure. I should have clarified more. The Ghiscari people faced destruction before, and even then, they survived after the Valyrian Wars. I just can't see an ending for the people of Slaver's Bay that is positive. Either Dany leaves in frustration and it falls into anarchy (see Astapor and Cleon), or she is forced to wipe out the nobility and install another ruler (except she tried that already too). I'm mostly just concerned that once Dany leaves Slaver's Bay, there'll be no conclusion to the narrative, and she'll be remembered in the East as that one crazy person who destroyed our economy that one time before leaving and letting us slave again. See what I mean?
  14. Pride of Driftmark

    Small Questions v. 10105

    Am I a horrible person for seriously sympathizing with the slaveholders and Masters? Something about ancient cultures being destroyed suddenly makes me seriously sympathetic. Does anyone else feel this way?
  15. Pride of Driftmark

    Least favourite POV character per book

    That chapter is way too long and way too uneventful, I agree. But, I love how it paints Doran. What kind of sick man imprisons his own daughter for so long that she starts to mentally break down?
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