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    Tullies are Bastards

    Honestly....I always read the blackfishs refusal to marry a signal he was gay.....and that his brother could not convince him to marry for the good of house Tully, and that was wher re their quarrel came from....I know there is not much evidence for brendens sexual orientation one way or the other and that this has not been discussed much(as far as I know) on this site but that has always been my feeling. Honestly curious to see what others think
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    Reznak mo Reznak

    I dont think reznak is the perfumed senechal, I think the prophecy refers to the boat Tyrion was on.....yes is know it sank....I still think it's the boat....I think he is playing bothering sides though
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    Who do you think is Mance’s father?

    The nights watch needs all the men it can get, and tbh, his situation could be more common than we know, there just isn't enough info about other black brothers, we only met the ones Jon or Sam interact with.
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    The danger of Gerold Dayne

    I dont disagree, he has higher ambitions.....to add to my original posts...I though of another possibility for the spy, Arys Oakheart, so basically I could see a situation where his conscience gets the better of him. I also could totally she Doran lieing to Arriane and telling her Arys is his spy, even if he isn't, as like a lesson to trust no one
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    Did Moat Cailin Have a Full-Time Garrison Pre-Conquest?

    Yea def misunderstood, tbh as far as I know we dont have a definite answer on this but judging by both the state of the fortress when robs army encounters it and the fact that Torren(the king who knelt) and his army chose not to hold up there and instead marched farther south and engaged aegon at the trident so I'll stick with my answer and say no
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    Did Moat Cailin Have a Full-Time Garrison Pre-Conquest?

    It would appear not, using the instructions Ned gives as an indication, I suspect the reason for this being that the North and Riverlands were technically allied given Ned and Cats Marriage. This of course is in contrast to the bloody gate, but that garrison seems to have more ceremonial importance in my opinion, thus why it exists in peacetime.
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    GRRM regrets killing a character? WHO IS IT???

    I came in to say Oberyn, because I think Tyrions escape and killing tywin can one hundred percent happen without that trial by combat.... But you guys may have brought me around on Arys Oakheart, it makes a lot of sense
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    Why did Braavos stop with hiding from dragonlords?

    Reading the world book one gets the sense that the Dragonlords were actually much more interested/consumed with their internal politics than actual military expansion, especially after they had crushed the ghiscari, the only other power geographically close enough to threaten Valyrain intrests. Half of the free cities were founded by religious exiles, who simply wanted to live in peace away from the godlessness of the freehold. Others were founded to expand the trade operations of the freehold, but none of them were founded by actual dragonlords, and it is these, specifically Volantis that bring the freehold into their next war. So, volantis itself is losing, and calls the freehold for help, 300 dragons show up, after the Rhoyonar are crushed those 300 dragonlords we read about in the world book return to the Freehold, and return to their internal squabbles presumably, while non drgonlord Valyrians continue to advance westward founding the rest of the free cities and gradually displacing the andals(and most likely conquering/absorbing small parts of them). Than the next event we are given to the targs moving to dragonstone, than Valyria blows up. So, given another century or two(or possibly way less time) one of the free cities(at this point not really free cities actually but Valyrain colonies) would probably have come into conflict with bravos, the Dragonlords probably would have stirred themselves in a similar manner to the Rhyonar, and bravos too would have been crushed, but instead the Dragonlords destroyed themselves somehow, most like with the help of a faceless men backed slave revolt
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    Will KL burn?

    Very possible, and would definitely fit, I see his arc kinda coming full circle. By that I mean that we the reader will once again know that his actions were heroic but he will once again be condemned for them not being "honorable" Him murdering Mad Queen Cersie would definitely fit I think
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    Would Runestone be in danger if Yohn marched with Robb?

    She doesn't have to....she can simply close the bloody gate behind them and cut them off from returning to the Vale
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    The danger of Gerold Dayne

    His lineage does not even have to be this complicated, meaning this is no need for a secret identity or name switch in this situation. If Maegor married A Danye woman who was already the Lady of High Hermitage, any children they may have had would be Daynes, not Targs, whether there father changed his own name or not. I agree with you that darkstar is dorans spy, simply because I can't think of who else in Arrianes group that it could be.
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    Will KL burn?

    I say no...and think that Jamie will once again save the city
  13. That weird paste Bran eats in the cave is definitely Jojen Reed. That one counts right?
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    Why didn't Littlefinger try the Bronn approach in dueling?

    Agreed...dudes a total chump
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    Enjoyed the excerpt and good discussion....one but takeaway I have is how involved Alysanna was in the affairs of the realm and the way she acts and behaves while doing so, one wonders if this was the norm back than, and how widespread this practice was among the early Targaryens. Silverwing and the Wall is definitely the most interesting, as it definitely shows that the walls magic does more than just block the others Also...up thread someone said they thought Lord Alaric had the hots for the queen, definitely agree and also agree that this could lead to other interesting implications, for example, the world book states the Jahaeres and Alysanne quarlled more than once, to the point of living separately, one wonders whether we may be seeing such a time with our own eyes so to speak....or not haha
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    Valyrian activity in the North

    Well some of the houses in the narrow sea are definitely non dragon riding Valyrains, confirmed in main series and world book...so you are definitely right about early Valyrain contact with Westeros in general and waves of migration, but specific dates and events are very hard to pin down
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    Poll: The Southron Ambitions

    Yes and No....and by that I mean I do believe he intended to create a United political/milatary power block in the North Eastern part of Westeros in attempt to check the United power of the Royal and Southern Houses(Targs were married to Dorne in current generation. In the reach the Tyrells owed them their station, and before the rebellion I don't think they were crazy to count on the Highttowers help). But I don't think his initial plan was open rebellion...I fact in think that it is quite possible that the situation is much more complicated than it appears on the surface, for example if there really was a known rift between Aerys and Raegar, I could see that greatly complicating things as the lords scramble to reposition themselves on either side of this conflict, add that to the ultimate X factor, Tywin Lannister, who, one the surface appears to be brooding in Casterly Rock and not a part of any of this political intrigue. Yea, something doesn't add up to me
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    Hardhome theories?

    Good to talk to you again Curled Finger. Gonna reply to you and the stuff you quoted from rufus..... I was unaware of Elio claiming The Lady should not have been in that section, but I also agree with you in accepting his word so if that is the case I suppose we do have to chalk that one up to a mistake, which as you said, would put the reach swords in Westeros before the lady, which means I have no Fucking idea when VS first came to westeros... That being said I stand by my assertion that the Valyrains did not call the substance they made(whether they invented it or not, which could go either way/also may not matter tbh) Valryian Steel. So Dragon Steel is the true name if the metal, whether from Valryia or another source. Either explanation fits in my opinion. Edit* I also believe Dawn is something different @Rufus Snow Truly never considered this option but I like it to be honest, as it fits with the typical response the Dragonlords had to those who opposes them...Fire and Blood
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    Hardhome theories?

    I like this idea..I think I agree...seems simple and neat while also providing an explanation for the dragon lords avoiding direct colonization of Westeros for so long, and it even makes sense that the targaryens could have forgotten this knowledge over the centuries
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    Hardhome theories?

    Lady forlorn is mentioned in the world book section detailing the andals arrival in Westeros, the last Bronze King, Robar Royce slew Qyle Corbray, Andal king of the fingers and took Lady Forlorn from him, he went on to defeat several other Andal Kings and Lords before being slain himself by in the battle beneath the giants lance by the Andal forces of Artys Arryn. *edit* No exact dates are given for these events throughout that entire section, in fact I just re read it make sure I was right and it even avoids vague mentions of dates/times such as "thousands of years ago." Given this(and the fact that I don't want to derail this thread into a timeline discussion) I'm going to avoid giving an exact date for this but if this tale is to be believed than at least one Valryian sword has been in Westeros for a least one if not several thousand years. I'm also fairly certain that Valyrain Steel and dragon steel are the same thing. And by this I mean simply that the Valyrians did not invent Valyian steel, they perhaps rediscovered and than renamed it, or maybe dragon steel is what the Valyrains themselves referred to it as, disnt make much sense for them to call it Valyrain steel. Long story short, I think Valyrain steel is just what it is called in the modern vernacular of the common tongue.
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    Does anyone find the existence Mountain Clans of the Vale odd?

    Agreed...and I also think its weirder that we don't see more of these pocket cultures. To add another that we do encounter: the orphans of the greenblood, who live on the river and the planky town and preserve the rhyonish culture and language....they do however seem to accept (at least nominally) the rule of the prince of dorne
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    Valyrian activity in the North

    I think there may be something here, not sure that bael himself was valyrian but the connections and dates you have are intriguing and it makes logical sense that they would have to look further and further out for slaves, especially during the roughly three centuries their westward expansion was held in check by the rhoyonar
  23. Do you have a link to a Ser Shadrich = Howland thread, I believe I missed that one
  24. I am also nearly positive Lem Lemoncloack is Richard Lonmouth
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    Who's Star is About to Burn Brighter?

    Shout out to Hoster Blackwood...I had nearly forgotten him...I agree, I hope we see more of him