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  1. SirArthur

    [SPOILERS thru S7] Where did the show go wrong?

    To this day I still don't understand why she was from Volantis.
  2. SirArthur

    Are There any Unicorns in Skagos?

    The word goat is quite often used in the books. And black goat is used very early as a word for black sheep. Kind of fits for shaggydog. e.g. the Blackfish is called the black goat of the Tully family by Hoster. also dragonfood with a horn.
  3. SirArthur

    What will Florents do when Shireen is roasted?

    They will ask is a forum who else is a Florent offspring. And the the great and amazing Sam Tarly will be supported and become king of everything. Also Edric Storm.
  4. SirArthur

    No fleet at all after Brandon the Burner??

    Not really. The North has some amazing geographical features I doubt GRRM created intentionally. One of the features are the mountains in the west almost all the way down. And most of the rivers crossing the entire North from west to east. That means, all the harbors are on the east side. Well protected from Ironborn or slavers. Also the Watch has no western harbor. There are exceptions - the biggest is bear island. And somehow - despite the lack of a port in the west, they manage to supply Robb's campaign. This is even more strange than the missing navy of the North.
  5. SirArthur

    Will Theon`s wounds ever heal?

    "Serve the boar at my funeral feast," Robert rasped.
  6. SirArthur

    Will Theon`s wounds ever heal?

    Super scientist Sam will obviously heal him. Right after he inherited the Reach and married all the surviving women with a POV. Wait a second .... moderators exist on this board and they read all the discussions ? That's a bold theory. He should die from infection. Sooner or later. Without treatment he should die from loosing his manparts.
  7. SirArthur

    [SPOILERS thru S7] Where did the show go wrong?

    As I already said they are not functional as a people. Vikings are not people but rather the pirates of the early-high medieval period. They are not the inhabitants of scandinavia, rather a selection of them. The Ironborn on the other hand are an island nation, where every man has to rape, pillage and plunder. And that is not working, neither in comparison to the vikings/scandinavians nor in numbers. Medieval societies in general cannot support such a large militarisation amount (over a longer period of time). It is simply not working. Plus on top of that you have that entire plundering nation that relies on plundering to even survive (because they are not scandinavians) during a period of 300 years "peace" in Westeros. But that has been brought up in the past over and over again. The only way they function is as a meme or a comical overdrawn people, where plausability does not matter. And I can live with that. It's perfectly fine to do that. I'm ok with it. I'm sure Tolkien's orcs also do not work as a people, where everything is done under a whip. But few man would claim Tolkien's orcs to be realistic.
  8. SirArthur

    [SPOILERS thru S7] Where did the show go wrong?

    You should seriously update your viking knowledge.
  9. SirArthur

    [SPOILERS thru S7] Where did the show go wrong?

    They work because you take the vikings as model and template them over the Ironborn. The Ironborn are a very special issue and from the description alone ... they are not functional as a society. It only works because of the things your mind does in the background without GRRM ever mentioning it. Of course that also applies to every other society in fantasy books. the IB however are a very special issue as they comicly overdraw the vikings.
  10. SirArthur

    [SPOILERS thru S7] Where did the show go wrong?

    The geopraphy of Tolkien is certainly a lot more thought through. Especially the river layout feels silly.
  11. SirArthur

    In defense of Lady Lysa Arryn

    Really ? Now killing other people is OK because feminism ? I mean it is not like he abused her or some shit like this.
  12. SirArthur

    Is Jon older or younger than Robb?

    This is another one of these discussions, where one thing is argued for (Jon Snow) and the other thing is ignored over it (Edric Storm). It's exactly the same situation. It is very clear that Edric is Robert's son and older than Joffrey. It is also clear that both Jon and Edric were conceived before the marriage. It is also very clear that both Robert and Ned acknowledge their bastards. (It is really hard to ignore that if Jon is raised by Ned, but I am sure this forum finds a way to declare jon illegitimate). Yet nobody considers Edric Robert's heir. From the example Edric I think it is easy to conclude that Jon's age relative to Robb has no real meaning.
  13. SirArthur

    Heresy 208 Winter is Coming

    I don't know what George is telling us. I just want to point out that a lot (and I mean a LOT) of the story is focused around britain and a mass migration may have a solid historic base, it just has not much to do with George's undivided love for the island.
  14. SirArthur

    Make Armor For Daenerys

    Mail is heavy af. I understand if the female actors can't wear it all day during filming.
  15. SirArthur

    Heresy 208 Winter is Coming

    I don't see the Others as slow chapter travelers. Robert made it to KL very early in the first book and during winter I don't expect much problems along the cold and snow, that has fallen everywhere. I also don't expect any problems with Moat Cailin. This is no human army and until now, we know of no supply (besides sacrifices) they need.