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    Heresy 221 and the Children of Winterfell

    For distilled stuff, the series does mention rum, which is distilled from molasses. It's a common drink aboard the various ships that we see. However, I could see other spirit's not being as readily produced. We basically discovered whiskey by accident, and other forms of distillation kinda sprouted from that happy mistake. As to buildings of granite, Winterfell has almost constant references to granite. Walls, pillars, rooms, the crypts pillars, the statues in the crypts etc. I thought that Moat Cailin was the same, but it was actually Basalt, another rock formed from volcanoes (or maybe dragons in this series).
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    Heresy 221 and the Children of Winterfell

    My guess is that it isn't limestone like we have in Kentucky. Northern buildings are often associated with Granite (Moat Cailin, Winterfell, etc.) Granite is formed from volcanoes, while limestone is formed by sedimentation. Either way, one makes good buildings and the other makes good bourbon. The North has a lot of good buildings, but no mention of delicious bourbon. So I'd think that the underlying stone would be Granite. That would indicate that there was some sort of volcanic or seismic activity in the North, at least in years gone by. That said, I do get a limestone feeling when I read about the CotF caves north of the Wall. It's just similar to the ones I have been in around the Midwest. I don't think that Aegon would be floating the River the entirety of his life. On the move and being hidden sure, but not on the river. It's too dangerous and there isn't enough reward to justify it to Illyrio. My guess is that he spent his life wandering around the north western corner of Essos. Illyrio has connections in every town and probably flexed those to hide (F)Aegon.
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    Heresy 221 and the Children of Winterfell

    Sorry, it's been awhile but I have a point to make. From the Bael story, we are told that the Blue Roses are considered priceless to the Starks. They are only grown in Winterfell and to my knowledge, have never been seen elsewhere (aside from visions). This suggests two ideas to me: 1. The Blue roses were fakes, meant to anger the Starks. If the flowers can only be created in Winterfell, these would have to be some other rose that has been colored or something like that. It would be a mockery of something that the Starks are proud of. 2. The roses show an alliance between Rhaeghar and the Starks (and their allies). If the Starks are the only ones that could have these roses, then Rhaeghar getting them is problematic. We get the young generations reactions (mostly anger and rage) but we do not get the older generations reactions and I think that is telling. Something like this wouldn't sneak past Tywin for example. Basically, the roses are a signal of who Rhaeghars allies are and used as a non-verbal communication. Either way, this was a planned act. It is implied that Rhaeghar cheated to win the Tourney, and him giving the roses to Lyanna was not a spur of the moment decision.
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    Heresy 221 and the Children of Winterfell

    Picked a good time to come back to the discussion. Anyways, my biggest point about Jon coming back from the dead is that I expect him to be much colder, much more like the Starks of old.
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    Heresy 220 and the nature of magic

    Should have clarified a bit, that's how I think he is spying on people. Invade their dreams, watch what they are dreaming about and that tells you what they subconsciously think about. It's a stretch but I could see it being an application.
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    Heresy 220 and the nature of magic

    I can't really weigh in on Mors, but I've long thought that if Euron had an obsidian eye, he would be using it to spy on people. Most notably, I think he is using it on Victarion.
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    Heresy 220 and the nature of magic

    It's ok, this fandom specializes in overthinking. I would think that it would increase the risk of infection, but if they are using it for magic, that may sterilize the area.
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    Heresy 220 and the nature of magic

    I could have sworn that Mors Umber had a dragonglass eye. If obsidian can be shaped, I don't see why they couldn't have used it to make a false eye. I suspect that Euron is a player in the game of thrones, but a pawn in the great game. You are right though, his occult knowledge would make him more susceptible to manipulation.
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    Heresy 220 and the nature of magic

    Regarding Mel, how much of what she knows comes from the Red Priesthood and how much comes from her training in Shadowbinding? I do agree that she knows more than what she is telling though.
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    Heresy 220 and the nature of magic

    My issue with this is that what Red Priest would even know about Bran, let alone be actively spying on him? As to Cersei, both her and Jaime start experiencing odd dreams once they meet Qyburn. We are never told what he did to be kicked out of the Citadel, just that it was awful. But he also worked with Marwin the Mage, so it is possible that Qyburn is invading their dreams or messing with their dreams somehow.
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    Heresy 220 and the nature of magic

    So after being gone for a week, I figure I'd throw my $.02 in here: I think Euron will show us how the Popsicles are controlling the masses. euron is shaping up to be an eldritch badass, who got his start in magic from BR. I think when he got exiled, he traveled to Qarth, took the name Urrathon and started learning how to do night walking. I think Night Walking is the involuntary possession of a person and may be how the Popsicles are controlling their wights. Note, I think that Night Walking requires a glass candle and that someone will find a glass candle at the Night fort or in the crypts of Winterfell. Second note: I think Night walking got it's name from the actions of the Night's King.
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    Heresy 219 and a whisper of Winter

    More recently, I have come to think that there wasn't a fight at the ToJ, or if there was, Lyanna wasn't there. I personally fall into the RL=D camp, but I think that RL happened in Winterfell, maybe the crypts. Perhaps Ned found something in the crypts and was injured there? I've long speculated that Winterfell is a prison to hold the Great Other.
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    Heresy 220 and the nature of magic

    I think that the Wall doesn't block magic, it blocks uninvited magic or telepathy. What's his faces big boar was able to cross without going berserk. I think it comes down to the concept of being invited across a threshold. Basically, if the LC doesn't invite you across the Wall, you cannot use your magic. Same with Othor and Jafer, Mormont invited them across the Wall, then they activated. While I do theorize that an Other has gotten across the Wall, I don't think it happened until ADWD. so the invitation system is what makes sense to me.
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    Heresy 220 and the nature of magic

    I think you are correct. The wight's behavior seems to be a combination of everyone doing one particular task, or one wight doing a special task. Without more information, we won't know how, but that's what the behavior tells us.
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    Heresy 220 and the nature of magic

    I could buy into that. Or least buy into that being their thoughts on the matter.
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