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    A closer look at Roslin Frey

    I'll say this, there are so many Freys that this is actually believable to me. None of the Northern Lords would know either way, and many of the River Lords may have met or heard of a Roslin Frey in years past, but how recently? Could any one outside of House Frey conceivably spot a fake? I actually doubt it very much. I don't know though, I've always thought she is who we were told she is, but I haven't thought about it much until now.
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    Why Lord Walder is great for the story

    Stannis is Planetos best straight man....hands down. As for the Freys, they do without a doubt serve a purpose and the story would be lesser without them, so agreed.
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    Meu limão, meu limoeiro

    Interesting, also interesting that people in Westeros suspect/know this, I mean obviously they don't know what vitamin C is but they somehow know lemons are good for your teeth? Also don't worry too much about this, not trying to derail the actual discussion, I've just always found this little tidbit intriguing and never had a chance to discuss it before
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    Victorious Renly at SE & Lion's Move?

    I was thinking more the storm lords and the lords of blackwater bay than the reach lords here,(although maybe little finger and Tywin pull off a the big one and secure a Hightower alliance, which seems unlikely) House Velaryron would still have pretty much all of thier strength at sea even after a Stannis lose at Storms End, get them and Celtigar and Bar Emmon most likely follow and all of a sudden Kings Landing is pretty much inasscesable by sea, preventing the battle of the Blackwater from unfolding as we know it. We really don't have any stormlander POVs or main characters so we cant really say for sure what they would do, probably follow Renly but if given a good enough offer who knows? Maybe Tywin finds a disgruntled old guard supporter of Renlys to pull something similar to the Red wedding on Renly. Cant really pick a specific house from there though, not enough info. The Velaryons is both possible, as they are former targ loyalists and not directly tied to Stannis. and provides a strategic advantage though, so that's the best option.
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    So who is The Harpy?

    Gallazza Gallare is the leader of the sons of the Harpy..... Hizdar is very similar to Cersei in my opinion, a piece who fancies himself a player, so he may have his own agents/agenda, but it wont matter in the long run.
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    Meu limão, meu limoeiro

    Speaking of lemons and teeth, the old bear, drinks lemon in his morning beer, because it's good for his teeth, supposedly. (small aside, was that an actual medieval assumption/old wives tale or did George make it up?) Sweet Robin says he likes Lemon cakes because Alyane(Sansa)does, he might not actually like them, something to consider, we don't know though. Dani has her lemon trees. But what does it mean?(rhetorical, but feel free to answer if you want haha) I like it, I see what you mean, there might be something there, Starks and Targaryens have both been close associates of a mormot as well.
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    Victorious Renly at SE & Lion's Move?

    Definitely see other reach and storm lords resenting the tyrells position(tbh for all we know some could be in the actual narrative, we literally have know idea what the Hightower's are thinking, doing, or feeling.), and allying with the tyrells puts the IT at odds with Dorne(at least on paper, I personally think Willas and Oberyn/Doran may be cooking something up, but its completely unsubstantiated.) So yea a lot of things could happen
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    Victorious Renly at SE & Lion's Move?

    Same plan, swap Tyrells for florents and the lords of backwater bay, remember, it was littlefinger that brokered the Tyrell alliance, he could adapt quickly enough. whether the battle and aftermath go similar is highly debatable
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    Dany and child murder

    Quote 1: so do you assume that the unsullied actually followed these orders to the letter, or that they actually killed every Male of fighting age in Astapor? Because in my opinion the Essos chapters that come after show evidence that they did not. Cleon can raise an army of new "unsullied" made up of the former masters, and there are still men of fighting age after that army loses when Quentyn and Co show up with the windblown. Most likely what happened is the slavers in Astapor surrenderd rather quickly after the initial unsullied onslaught. Quote 2: Like Westeros, there seems to be no hard age for adulthood. Benjicot Blackwood leads both his own men and commands his vassel lords in combat(from the front) at age 11. Conversely we have several crowned kings of this age of older whose Vassl lords attempt to keep power from for as long as possible on the pretext of age. Examples include Jahearys I and Aegon III. Quote 3: 1.) Tokars are for people who do not work, the quotes are already in this thread but it is pretty much physically impossible to work in one, so yea, they are for slavers. 2.) Maybe, most likely some such men/boys lived and some didn't. 3.&4. I agree with the others who have said that when referring to this boy, he looks younger now that he is dead, so he actual age is not relevant, only the observation that he looks too young.
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    "Cursed" Targaryen Names

    I didn't know this, interesting. Makes sense too when you think about it
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    Could Dany conquer Dorne with a Dothraki horde?

    Dorne kinda was conquered once already though....the Martells were minor lords before Nymeria came, with thier help, she conquered six kingdoms and ruled over a united Dorne. To answer the question: Yea probably, especially if she had some local support
  12. I disagree with your assessment that the Red Keep could have held out that long without Tryions preparation and defenses. Example: the burning of the hovels in flea bottom and the relocation of the civilians was unpopular, but nessecary, it clears the land outside the city walls to create a killzone for archers and the houses could be scaled to climb the wall eaiser. I agree that he didn't really have enough time as hand to really make any big political/ administrative changes, and those he did where shortlived. As a small aside, it's really the same for his tenure as Master of Coin, he may have actually done a good job if he was at it longer.
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    What happened to the Targaryen slaves?

    My guess is that they were nominally freed by Aenar, but were more like Ilyrios "servants" for a generation or two, that is slaves in all but name, eventually they interbred with the westrosi smallfolk already there and became more like them as they and the targs acclimated to the new culture
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    Did Bran Go Back in Time in ACoK?

    Very possible, we see evidence on this even earlier though.... In Brans chapter in Game, the one where he is falling and than awakes from the coma at the end, he sees... "His brother Jon laying cold and stiff as all memory of warmth fled from him"(paraphrased from memory, not exact quote). This suggests that as early as the first half of the first book, Bran could at the very least see the future(or I suppose it's more accurate to say he sees time in a non linear fashion), if not effect it....yet. So yea I think there is definitely evidence to support a time traveling Bran theory(i Iike to call him Bran Conner, but that may just be me).
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    Annulment vs. 'setting aside a wife/marriage'

    If we were to take "setting aside" as Robert taking one or several mistresses and simply ignoring or sending Cersi away, I would say this is a definite possibility and a very real fear for Cersi to have, Tywin can either take it laying down(unlikely), stand against the entire realm ( The Crownlands, Riverlands, Stotmlands, The Vale and the North are all firmly his, and Dorne wants Tywin broken and killed, leaving his only potential allies as The reach(posible) or the Ironborn(unlikely)entire scenario also unlikely), or wait until Robert dies and champion his grandchildrens claim if they still live(most likely). Robert would face no legal repercussions, in fact such a thing would not be possible due to the above circumstances, and Cersie's children become whatever Robert decides they will be. When Robert dies however, his heirs will reap what he sew. As evidence I present the reign and heirs of one Aegon IV, and the Blackfye rebellions which followed a few years after his death.
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    Why Does Darkstar Matter?

    I remember reading on this forum that some believe Darkstar is actually Doran's mole in Arriannes group, and that he is still working for him , and the plan the send Balon Swan to kill him is actually in fact, the other way around, an way to discreetly kill Balon and keep some plausible deniability
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    Did Tywin waste his legendary wealth?

    I personally do not think pursuing naval strength would be impractical...the Lannisters already control one of the major ports in Westeros, and the only one on the entire western coast, thier seat of power is on or very near the coast and they count at least one fairly large island( Fair Isle) and several other settlements on or near the western coast among thier kingdom(for lack of a better term).
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    Did Tywin waste his legendary wealth?

    As to your third point, a slight advantage in equipment I would say is both a bigger advantage and much more expensive than you realize, in the real world, most medieval conscripts brought thier own equipment to war, the cost of equipping Lannister men even with the most basic gear should not be underplayed. I agree with some of your other points though, especially the Navy.
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    Opinion: Coolest Sounding Name

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    Should the Andal vs First Men conflict be more bitter?

    It's been somewhere between 2 and 8 thousand years, even the smallest number is a really long period. The amount of Time that has passed and Interbreeding can explain the relative peace. There are outliers though, mountain clansmen, orphans of the green blood, etc, but they are small, isolated, and lack political power
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    Let's speculate about Illyrio's chests

    I like this a lot,( especially the stuff in the first paragraph) every thread I see about (f)aegon assumes he is Varys and Ilyrios endgame, would be interesting if it were actually the other way around.
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    Military of Skagos/ Skagosi Rebellion

    So I do not think that the Skagosi would be as poorly equipped and everyone else. I don't see them having castle forged steel and plate mail obviously, but iron weapons, chainmail, leather and furs seem likely. Thier isolation is fairly recent and imposed by the Starks, they would have been traders or Sea raiders before that,(they definitely raided Skane), so even if they cant make thses things themselves they can get them.
  23. He could have skinchanged without training, Arya goes into that cat and Varmyr into the family dog, neither have had formal training when they did this. So yes I think BR figured out how to skinchange on his own, and that he did sp frequently
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    Suppose Robert was the middle son and Stannis the elder

    Yep...the rebs opposing the Lannisters would def drive Tywin to Viserys and Dani, with possible dornish and reach support, could get messy
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    Why did Benjen take the black?

    Oh yea i get it, I was simply saying I get the point of view that the alliances seem a bit contrived, and I agree that something probably happened with Ned and Ashara, maybe not an official bethothal, but the other Dornish ladies we have meet are not bothered by such things, so it's no great a stretch to say Ashara wouldn't be either, but yes there is something there. I think something is up with Edmure as well, perhaps another alliance that feel through?