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  1. Alexis-something-Rose

    Small Questions v. 10106

    The problem with this is that his children are presented as being full siblings in the appendix.
  2. Alexis-something-Rose

    Poll: Is Jon Snow the son of a Dayne?

    Ned himself hints at Jon being younger than Robb very early in the first book of the series. "Her name was Wylla," Ned replied with cool courtesy, "and I would sooner not speak of her." "Wylla. Yes." The king grinned. "She must have been a rare wench if she could make Lord Eddard Stark forget his honor, even for an hour. You never told me what she looked like . . ." Ned's mouth tightened in anger. "Nor will I. Leave it be, Robert, for the love you say you bear me. I dishonored myself and I dishonored Catelyn, in the sight of gods and men." "Gods have mercy, you scarcely knew Catelyn." "I had taken her to wife. She was carrying my child." (Eddard II, AGOT 12) I don't think there really are ifs and buts about this. I don't understand the reasons behind him lying about the mother if she's Ashara and one of he or Brandon is the father or him lying about Jon's age. This is the same man who was praying to his gods that his wife would find it in her to forgive (end of sentence because things were about to get interesting).
  3. Is this the quote you're referring to? "I hit him," she said, wonder in her voice. Now that it was over, it seemed like some strange dream that she had dreamed. "Ser Jorah, do you think . . . he'll be so angry when he gets back . . . "She shivered. "I woke the dragon, didn't I?" Ser Jorah snorted. "Can you wake the dead, girl? Your brother Rhaegar was the last dragon, and he died on the Trident. Viserys is less than the shadow of a snake." (Dany III, AGOT 23) If it is, Jorah isn't badmouthing Rhaegar. And he is another person who doesn't have anything negative to say about Rhaegar even though he fought against him on the Trident. The only person so far in the story who thinks negatively of him is Robert. I had expectations when the Martells entered the story in ASoS, but nothing's been said about him on that side so far.
  4. Alexis-something-Rose

    Small Questions v. 10106

    @Ran, I was wondering if you happened to have seen the Hightower family tree (if there is one). I'm asking mainly because I'm interested in finding out the name of the brave woman who popped out 10 children (and then probably died of exhaustion).
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    Wow, I never noticed that v.17

    About the sloe-eyed. I wonder if the Sloe-Eyed Maid might have belonged to House Merryweather. Pinchbottom Petto and Sloe-Eyed Maid were too small for her needs, Bravo was bound for the Jade Sea, and Magister Manolo scarce looked seaworthy. (Dany V, Clash 63) "Aye. From Qarth. There's pepper too." Lord Godric took a pinch between his thumb and forefinger and sprinkled his own trencher. "Cracked black pepper from Volantis, nothing finer. Take as much as you require if you're feeling peppery. I've got forty chests of it. Not to mention cloves and nutmeg, and a pound of saffron. Took it off a sloe-eyed maid." He laughed. He still had all his teeth, Davos saw, though most of them were yellow and one on the top was black and dead. "She was making for Braavos, but a gale swept her into the Bite and she smashed up against some of my rocks. So you see, you are not the only gift the storms have brought me. The sea's a treacherous cruel thing." (Davos I, ADWD 9) "I do," said the man who'd started all the talk of dragons, a Braavosi oarsman in a somber woolen jack. "When we were down to Pentos we moored beside a trader called the Sloe-Eyed Maid, and I got to drinking with her captain's steward. He told me a pretty tale about some slip of a girl who come aboard in Qarth, to try and book passage back to Westeros for her and three dragons. Silver hair she had, and purple eyes. 'I took her to the captain my own self,' this steward swore to me, 'but he wasn't having none of that. There's more profit in cloves and saffron, he tells me, and spices won't set fire to your sails." (Davos II, ADWD 15) Laughter swept the cellar. Davos did not join in. He knew what had befallen the Sloe-Eyed Maid. The gods were cruel to let a man sail across half the world, then send him chasing a false light when he was almost home. That captain was a bolder man than me, he thought, as he made his way to the door. (Davos II, ADWD 15) And this about Taena Merryweather and the only other time in the books "sloe-eyed" is used; It was a woman's voice, flavored with the accents of the east. For an instant she feared that Maggy the Frog was speaking to her from the grace. But it was only Merryweather's wife, the sloe-eyed beauty Lord Orton had wed during his exile and fetched home with him to Longtable. "The Small Hall is so stuffy," Cersei heard herself say. "The smoke was making my eyes water." (Cersei III, AFFC 12) The implications on what they might have known in the Reach and when could be interesting if that were the case. There's also a ship called the Horn of Plenty which could be connected to the Merryweathers through its name that's moored at White Harbor at the same time Davos is in the city hearing the story of the Sloe-Eyed Maid in Qarth.
  6. Alexis-something-Rose

    Minimum marriage age and age of consent in Westeros

    The line seems to be drawn to whenever the girl is flowered. They're good for marriage the second they can start popping babies out. Rhaella Targaryen had her son either at the age of 13 or 14. Dany was married at 13 and pregnant at 14. Sansa betrothed at 12, married to Tyrion at 13 and he was being pressured into knocking her up. Eleanor Mooton is 13 when she marries Dickon Tarly. Walder Frey married a 15 year old on his 90th birthday.
  7. 10 leagues from Harrenhal is actually a pretty long distance between Harrenhal and wherever the abduction happened. 34 miles isn't exactly next door to the castle. What I'm gathering from your post, though, is that Brandon who may have been traveling with both his father and his sister when she went missing may have taken it upon himself to ride to King's Landing and do what he did. Catelyn's thoughts on the matter is that he took it upon himself to go to King's Landing and confront Rhaegar.
  8. Alexis-something-Rose

    Who is the 3EC?

    The Great Other. Well, not really, but Bloodraven uses his powers in a very dangerous way and it's already backfiring.
  9. Alexis-something-Rose

    Which minor houses do you want to see more of?

    Sam is in Oldtown and his aunt is married to Leyton Hightower. I think they're going to turn out to be super important when it comes to dealing with the Others.
  10. It's not even that her life was going to be put at risk. She was essentially done having children after Aegon was born. After the birth of Princess Rhaenys, her mother had been bedridden for half a year, and Prince Aegon's birth had almost been the death of her. She would bear no more children, the maesters told Prince Rhaegar afterward. (The Griffin Reborn, ADWD 61)
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    Why did Ned leave the bodies of his companions in Dorne?

    He doesn't. Arthur says two things in the exchange with Ned and the other Kingsguard. "Our knees do not bend easily," said Ser Arthur Dayne. "And now it begins," said Ser Arthur Dayne, the Sword of the Morning. He unsheathed Dawn and held it with both hands. The blade was pale as milkglass, alive with light. (Eddard X, AGOT 39)
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    MIA - but not Killed on Page

    I don't know what you consider MIA since some of the characters you mentioned like Osha and Rickon, we technically know where they are. Same as we know that the women taken from Winterfell should be at the Dreadfort, though we don't know what state they're in. Galbart Glover and Maege Mormont Tyrion's mountain clansmen. Some returned home and others are in the kingswood Jaime / Brienne (vanishes in the riverlands) Cotter Pyke (technically not MIA, but we know the mission at Hardhome has gone to hell) Kedge Whiteye, Dywen, Alliser Thorne and three other rangers (sent beyond the Wall. We don't know if they will return) Weeping Man Ser Arnell (a Fossoway on his mother's side) was sent by Jeor Mormont to the Reach to meet Renly about the wights. The mutineers at Craster's. We know Coldhands did away with Ollo Lophand and 4 others IIRC, plus all the men who were there. We don't know if they escaped or were killed by the mutineers or joined in. Pyp and Grenn. We don't know if they remained at Eastwatch or if they are part of the mission at Hardhome Loras Tyrell on Dragonstone and Roland Storm who was the castellan Edric Storm, Andrew Estermont, Lewys the Fishwife, Gerald Gower, Omer Blackberry, Triston of Tally Hill The men Cersei had imprisoned; Tallad the Tall, Jalabhar Xho, Mark Mullendore, Hugh Clifton, the Blue Bard, Bayard Norcross, the Woodright brothers and a couple more. We technically know where they are, but considering how the Blue Bard was tortured . . . Harwyn Plumm who is chasing after the outlaws Desmond Grell and Robin Ryger who were sailing for the Wall Edric Dayne and Anguy. Green Beard and the Mad Huntsman were sent to the Reach to buy food and we don't know if they made it or made it back Harrion Karstak, last whereabouts were that he was at prisoner at Maidenpool Some of the members of the Bloody Mummers that were headed for Oldtown with Urswyck, Three Toes and Zollo, there was nothing on on them The new Lord Sunglass who fled to Volantis after his brother was burned by Melisandre Hallis Mollen and Jacks who were tasked to bring Ned's bones back to Winterfell
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    Poll: Is Jon Snow the son of a Dayne?

    If Jon is a half-Dayne, why didn't Ned send him to his other family. Wouldn't that have been the perfect moment to tell him who his mother was? Edric knew of Jon, he was curious about him. He told Arya they shared the same wet nurse, making them milk brothers. Instead of doing that, Ned who is anguished at the idea of Jon having to leave Winterfell, brings up the argument that Jon is too young to join the Night's Watch, allows him to go anyway to join an order he knows has fallen on hard times. If Jon is half-Dayne, then it makes Ned an especially cruel father, which we know he isn't, to do this to his son when he knows there was a much better alternative than him going to the Wall. If Jon is given the choice between going to Starfall and meet his mother's family or go to the Wall, does he choose his kin or does he choose to go to the Wall instead?
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    Why did Ned leave the bodies of his companions in Dorne?

    That's not entirely true. Ned stopped at last and lifted the oil lantern. The crypt continued on into darkness ahead of them, but beyond this point the tombs were empty and unsealed; black holes waiting for their dead, waiting for him and his children. Ned did not like to think on that. "Here," he told his king. (Eddard I, AGoT 4) Robb took them all the way down to the end, past Grandfather and Brandon and Lyanna, to show them their own tombs. (Arya IV, AGoT 50) He had never feared the crypts; they were part of his home and who he was, and he had always known that one day he would lie here too. (Bran VII, ACoK 69) The break with tradition is not that Lyanna didn't have her place in the crypts, because she certainly did. The break is that by tradition, she should have been buried without a statue.
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    Poll: Is Jon Snow the son of a Dayne?

    Edric could just have decided that as Beric's squire, he was going to return his body to Blackhaven and then go home to let his aunt know that the man she was going to marry died. He could be or was traveling back with Anguy who is from the Dornish Marches.
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