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  1. Alexis-something-Rose

    What are Jon's reasons to fight his warg nature?

    He's not trying to resist it but he's not actively trying pursue it. He does enter Ghost's mind accidentally a couple of times, but he's not actively doing it like Bran does with Summer or Arya does with the cat. But the Wall is not a place where he can just warg to practice. There are Black Brothers whispering behind his back about it, Janos Slynt says the mark of the beast is on him to try and hinder him. So it's not exactly an environment that's conducive in allowing him to try out those abilities and he doesn't have anyone to mentor him but I imagine that will change in Winds.
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    Which of Baratheon brothers you respect the most

    Probably Stannis because of his dry humor. The Baratheon brothers generally speaking are assholes. Renly was already plotting to upend the realm by bringing Margaery to King's Landing and dangling her in front of his lech of a brother, then crowned himself king. Stannis is petty and jealous of the relationship between Ned and Robert and took himself to Dragonstone after Jon Arryn's death rather than confront the Cersei problem head on and pick up where he and Jon Arryn left off, but with Ned this time. And Robert is a drunk, a whore, a wife beating rapist, an awful father, and he didn't seem to give a shit about the realm or anything, really. But this seems to be House Baratheon in a nutshell. Fire and Blood didn't always paint them in the best of light either.
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    The Frey civil war

    The Manderlys have double that, actually. The other ships are hidden up the White Knife. As far as a Frey civil war goes, I think they will turn on each other as soon as Walder Frey dies. Question is, who else will they might drag into this with them. House Frey is tied by marriage to 27 Houses, 7 of those, they married twice into (although House Whent seems to be be pretty much gone now). Got to wonder if there's going to be some kind of a domino effect.
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    Small Questions v. 10106

    It's an error. Asha receives a similar letter to the one Jon receives and hers is signed by "Lady Dustin." "Ramsay Bolton, Lord of Winterfell, he signs himself. But there are other names as well." Lady Dustin, Lady Cerwyn, and four Ryswells had appended their own signatures beneath his. Beside them was drawn a crude giant, the mark of some Umber. (The Wayward Bride, ADwD 26) Same signatories, Dustin, Cerwyn, four Ryswells, the Umber giant.
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    Small Questions v. 10106

    In that case, perhaps House Massey and the actual lord of Stonedance have nothing to do with Stannis. Maybe they remain sworn to King's Landing. We know Justin squired for Robert, so there is a history there between him and at least one Baratheon. We know Justin was eyeing Winterfell as his seat and when that fell through, he started cozying up to Asha. Plus unlike a bunch of lords that are marching with Stannis, he doesn't seem to have his own retinue. He doesn't even seem to have a squire.
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    Small Questions v. 10106

    Was Justin Massey the Lord of Stonedance, though? We're told he lost his lands when he joined Stannis, but no one insofar (as far as I remember) has called him Lord Justin like they do with the other lords in his service. No one was calling Beric Dondarrion "ser" even after he lost his lands and titles. There are a bunch of rebel lords that are still called "lord" and unless something happened with House Massey, as far as we know they're not a House of landed knights.
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    How did certain families get Valyrian steel?

    Especially since the sword seems important to the Blackfyre supporters/sympathizers. A big deal was made about John the Fiddler not being given the sword. The only explanation I can come up with as to why he would hide Blackfyre and be allowed to take Dark Sister with him to the Wall is that he foresaw something, had a vision and took the swords with him. I would not be surprised at all if Bloodraven knew Jeor Mormont (and Rickard Stark). He was on the Wall for 19 years, was Lord Commander for 13. There is possibility of interactions. Who knows what he might have said to them.
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    Is Ygritte a rapist?

    It's dubious consent at best. Jon was put between a rock and a hard place by Qhorin to start who likely knew this would happen, then by Mance who threatened him. Ygritte took advantage of the situation to get what she wanted.
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    Elia Martell: Yes, another Septa Lemore speculation

    She can't return to Sunspear. If she returns to Dorne, questions will be asked since she is believed to have been killed in King's Landing along with her son. No one ever describes the state of Elia's body. We know she was raped and if Gregor Clegane is to be believed, he killed her by bashing her face in, which I think would make her unrecognizable. And she doesn't tell Oberyn and Doran anything for the same reason Ned doesn't tell Catelyn anything about Jon's true parentage. Some secrets are just too dangerous to share, even with the people you love and trust. I think the purple eyes not being mentioned is a pretty big deal. Tyrion mentions Sweets purple eyes, but not Lemore's? He goes on at length about Jon Connington and Aegon's eye colors and the distinction between the two. He tells us that Haldon has grey cool eyes and he mentions Yezzan's yellow eyes, but the eye color of the handsome woman who might have purple eyes if she is Ashara somehow flies under the radar? And please, no one tell me that Tyrion was busy staring at her naked boobs.
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    Moments of Foreshadowing v.12

    I'll light his funeral pyre. Just tell me the location.
  11. There is a ship that belongs to House Hightower that's named Lady of the Tower. Maybe the lady was a Hightower or has a Hightower connection.
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    Elia Martell: Yes, another Septa Lemore speculation

    He did not write the letter, Haldon Halfmaester did. I suspect the big reveal of Lemore's identity is going to come in Arianne's POV, else we would already know who she is.
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    Elia Martell: Yes, another Septa Lemore speculation

    I think that's the point. Someone who was there from the very beginning v. someone who was given the baby like a month or two months later. But you and I have gone several rounds over this, so we can argue each other into the ground, which let's face it, is pretty exhausting, it won't change yours or my position on this and the whole eye color business. But let me ask you this question. If this is Ashara, would she have told Jon Connington that Aegon has a brother who was being raised at Winterfell as Ned Stark's bastard? I think Elia would have known of Lyanna's pregnancy because I don't think it's something that Rhaegar would have kept it from her. And I think she would know that Lyanna died, so if she is Lemore, she might have given up the baby for lost as well, but I think she would have let Jon Connington know. But Ashara's knowledge would extend a lot further than Elia's, especially with the rumors that Cersei and Catelyn heard about her being Jon's mother. How much do you think Jon Connington knows?
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    Elia Martell: Yes, another Septa Lemore speculation

    This has nothing to do with Elia being Dornish or sexism on her part. Elia would simply have had to make an impossible choice. This makes her no different than Helaena Targaryen who had to choose the life of one son over the other. This is the heart in conflict with itself. We are told a couple of times that Rhaenys was recognizable, so switching her with another girl with similar hair and coloring may not even have been an option. Rhaenys's only salvation and chance at survival may have been her value as a hostage for Dorne's good behavior. Here's the bottom line for me. Rhaenys was not with her mother and brother in the nursery where they allegedly died. Instead she was in her father's chambers, hiding under his bed when Amory Lorch found her. Rhaenys was dressed in her nightgown when she was murdered, which would indicate that she might have been asleep where royal children usually sleep, in the nursery, when Aerys had the gates opened to Tywin and his men began sacking the city. After that it became a matter of time before he reached the Red Keep. So Rhaenys, 2 year old girl, decides that she will leave her mother's side and climb the stairs to her father's chambers and hide there. Her mother doesn't try to stop her, apparently there are no ladies with Elia or guards. There is no septa either. She is alone with her baby when Gregor Clegane comes for her. Doesn't that strike you as odd? I think Rhaenys left the nursery because the woman who was there with the baby was not her mother, so she might have gone looking for her. Once Tywin's men start sacking the city, time becomes of the essence, so the baby switch has to happen before Maegor's Holdfast drawbridge is raised. Elia choosing to remain in the nursery and make her last stand there makes no sense. We don't know all that much about Elia, but I'm pretty sure she wasn't stupid. Once she knows that King's Landing is being sacked by Tywin's men, she should recognize that he has aligned himself to Robert Baratheon. It boggles the mind that she would have just remained passively in the nursery with her son, while her daughter took off. She tried to leave the city with her children once, why wouldn't she try again? If Varys went to her and told her he had plans, then I can't see her refusing to save at least one of her children. I think she left Maegor's Holdfast with her infant son in her arms, dressed as a septa, met with Varys, went into the tunnels and waited out the storm there, left King's Landing when it was safe to do so. Why would they pretend not to be related? We are not privy to Aegon/Lemore's relationship. She had a cabin all to herself on the Shy Maid. And she does spend time with him one-on-one whenever they are at lessons. We just don't know what sort of conversations they have because we have no eyes on them when they are completely alone. And Griff would obviously know who Lemore really is. For him to be involved in this and buying into the Aegon story, Lemore has to have been someone from his past and who can vouch for what Varys said. And the only one who would have been there from the very start is Elia.
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    Was Gregor Guilty?

    The trial was about Tyrion, and then it wasn't about Tyrion anymore, but rather about what what Gregor had done to Elia and Aegon. The nature of the combat changed when the accusation changed, or at least that's how I understand it. But I think the important with Gregor Clegane's is that he is undead now. At least one person he was accused of killing has returned from the dead. And as far as Sandor's own trial by combat goes, I think it's a message toward the BwB and the things they do that they perceive righteous, but aren't. He was asleep when he was found. They stole his gold from him that he had won fair and square for stopping Gregor from taking Loras Tyrell's head off. Then they accused him of killing 29 people. I went back and counted them. So the BwB invoking the gods or the Lord of Light while doing dirty work is a tad on the blasphemous side of things.
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