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  1. Alexis-something-Rose

    Why was Bloodraven allowed to take Dark Sister to the Wall??

    I've thought of this and I can certainly see it in some capacity. But that would mean there's a good chance it's not Aegon who gave the sword to his bastard son, but Daeron who passed over his son and heir to give the sword to his half-brother.
  2. Alexis-something-Rose

    Why was Bloodraven allowed to take Dark Sister to the Wall??

    I doubt it has anything to do with him being thankful to Bloodraven. Maybe Aegon lets him leave with it because that's where the blade must go. Which gets us into dreams/greensight shenanigans. That said, I can't even begin to understand why Bloodraven ever got Dark Sister when giving Blackfyre to another bastard caused a shit ton of problems. We don't know who gave it to him, but damn, Daeron had 2 sons who could have as easily wielded that sword.
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    Why was Bloodraven allowed to take Dark Sister to the Wall??

    I think it's a plot point, tbh. The Tagaryen dynasty fell on the Trident and Dark Sister would have become 100% lost, I think, if Rhaegar had it when he died or if it had remained in King's Landing with Aerys. Not every man is going to return someone's ancestral sword to the owners like Ned did with Dawn. See Unwin Peake with Orphan-Maker and Tywin Lannister with Ice.
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    Quentyn Martell is Alive?... Death and POV characters

    A side effect of all of him catching fire, I guess.
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    Aegon III is my new favourite Targaryen character

    Aegon is easily one of the most tragic characters of the story and who seems to have had boundless compassion for the people who were dying during the Winter Fever. The chapters about him were really good. I am looking forward to finding out more about him and his relationship with his brother.
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    Arthur Dayne?

    I personally don't believe Lyanna & Co were at the ToJ the whole time. And I believe that even more after reading Jon Connington's thoughts about Arthur Dayne when walking through the Golden Company camp and Barristan's thoughts about what Gerold Hightower would have thought of him leading his men out of Meereen to fight, it sort of boggles the mind that they would have stayed at the ToJ knowing everything they knew about the war. It doesn't make sense for them to stay there knowing all that they know and knowing it's only a matter of time before they are hunted down. For my money, I don't think anyone lived there for any extended period of time, with Rhaegar or without him. I think the group was traveling into Dorne down the Prince's Pass to make their way to Starfall (possibly) and get out of Westeros from there (likely with the assistance of the Hightowers) when she went into labor and they took her to the tower because it was the closest shelter to where they were. I don't think they would have been there if they hadn't been forced to be there.
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    Quentyn Martell is Alive?... Death and POV characters

    It says he raised his left arm across his face to shield his eyes.
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    R+L=J v.165

    Yes, it is implied. But she never says what she or her father knew. She says Brandon was on his way to Riverrun when he heard about Lyanna and went to King's Landing instead. "He was on his way to Riverrun when . . ." Strange, how telling it still make her throat grow tight, after all these years. ". . . when he heard about Lyanna, and went to King's Landing instead. It was a rash thing to do." She remembered how her own father had raged when the news had been brought to Riverrun. The gallant fool, was what he called Brandon. (Catelyn VII, Clash 55) If Brandon found out that Rhaegar married Lyanna, then him going to King's Landing actually makes some sense. Even the words he used to come out and die make some sense put in this context.
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    R+L=J v.165

    F&B has made me wonder about something with regard to Brandon. When he went on his heedless ride to King's Landing, was it because he was told his sister had been kidnapped or was it because he was told his sister had gotten married? The text does give us that push that he may have believed Lyanna had been taken against her will, but with all the Targaryens getting secretly married, then telling their family about it and the angered reactions and the couples staying away for a bit until the anger blows over . . . I don't know, it just feels like a new door may have been cracked open on this.
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    Elia Martell: Yes, another Septa Lemore speculation

    Jaime's recollection of this is different than Viserys's. Jaime says that both Rhaella and Viserys were packed off for Dragonstone after word of Rhaegar's death on the Trident reached them and when Elia tried to leave with them he forbade her. (Jaime V, ASoS 37) Viserys was a boy of 7 at the time.
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    Elia Martell: Yes, another Septa Lemore speculation

    I think the journey through the Sorrows is a bit revealing with regard to Lemore. For one, she is terrified when they are crossing the Sorrows. She believes the stories of the Shrouded Lord as much as Yandry and Ysilla do. There's some uneasiness, but those three specifically don't find any of this funny. Lemore is very jumpy. When Tyrion driven overboard for his forced swim, Lemore is the one who forces the water from his lungs. If this is Elia, then this is something she could have picked up at the Water Gardens. We know the Martells have a lot of children from all walks of life fostered there, so I imagine they and their servants would know the basics of CPR in case one of those children drowned. And here's the other thing; The only way not to breathe the fog is not to breathe. "Garin's Curse is only greyscale," said Tyrion. The curse was oft seen in children, especially in damp, cold climes. The afflicted flesh stiffened, calcified, and cracked, though the dwarf had read that greyscale's progress could be stayed by limes, mustard poultices, and scalding-hot baths (the maesters said) or by prayer, sacrifice, and fasting (the septons insisted). (Tyrion V, ADWD 18) Lemore, the septa, has sure been praying for Tyrion. She tells him as much. But she takes a completely different route from what the septons believe and prescribe. Instead, she bathes Tyrion with vinegar the whole time he is out. And Jon Connington takes her advice to heart enough that he washes his hand with terrible wine since vinegar could raise a few eyebrows. But twice, when the expertise of a maester was needed, it was Lemore who took over for Haldon, both with CPR and greyscale prevention. GRRM shined a light on Lemore's know how when he could have chosen to have Haldon do these things, because presumably it's part of the job description.
  12. Alexis-something-Rose

    Illyrio's fate foreshadowed

    I think he was using the ship in the same way notorious pirate Salladhor Saan's ships are used. Stannis uses them to transport his men for the most part and Davos uses one of his ships to spirit Edric Storm away from Dragonstone. I think Illyrio could have hired the ship to take him to Volantis, the crew of the ship attacks the Meadowlark off the Disputed Lands thinking it will be an easy target, except it isn't. Illyrio becomes caught in that and is killed in the process. I think the reason he may have decided to Volantis, if he indeed did take a ship to go there, is because of the meeting that was summoned by the Prince of Pentos just as Tyrion arrived. Illyrio tells him that Astapor and Meereen have both fallen, which we already knew. I think there's a good chance he found out something more when he returned to Pentos, like a Triarch who is up for reelection is being courted by the Yunkishmen to join them in their war against Dany and he promptly leaves to meet with him.
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    Elia Martell: Yes, another Septa Lemore speculation

    I do want to add a little something to this and that has some similarities to what may have happened in King's Landing, and that the fall of Winterfell to Theon. After Bran and Rickon "escape", they are replaced by the children of the miller's wife of Acorn Water. A mother and her two children are killed to cover up the fact that Bran and Rickon were never found. And she was never meant to die until she started pleading for her sons' lives.
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    Illyrio's fate foreshadowed

    Haldon is a woman? I know it's not the topic of your thread, but inquiring minds and all, if you don't mind.
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    Elia Martell: Yes, another Septa Lemore speculation

    I fully accept that Elia is dead and buried, this is a speculation after all. But posters have brought up really good arguments from the text as to why she could be alive. But for the love of whatever you believe in, please start your own thread with these speculations about Barristan having an 18 year old son even though all indication in Barry's POVs go contrary to him diddling some woman in the past almost 40 years.
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