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  1. Janneyc1

    Heresy 218 a brief walk on the dark side

    We are all in agreement that Benjen knows about Jon's parentage though right?
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    Heresy 218 a brief walk on the dark side

    Yup Jaime would be headless instead of handless... Joking aside, I don't think things would have worked out too much differently. The North might be a little more blood thirsty, but everyone that could have done something about the Fall had already gone south when Bran awoke. We have speculated that there were dragons in Westeros in the Dawn Age. Perhaps they provided the heat?
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    Heresy 218 a brief walk on the dark side

    yeah humans are terrific at forgetting painful events. I've said it before, but GRRM really knows how to write a human character. It is one reason why I like this series so much.
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    Heresy 218 a brief walk on the dark side

    I am sure that Bloodraven is a skinchanger and a powerful one at that. But he does what is best for the realm... Furthermore, we hypothesize that 3EC visited Euron in his dreams and contributed to his Euron-ness. While it is possible that Euron went down a different path than what the 3EC laid out, I don't tend to think so. Anyways, Bloodraven does what is best for the realm, and anyone showing Euron how to use magic is definitely not looking out for the realm. I get that BR could have started not knowing what Euron would turn into, but thenI have to question how he picks his students/targets.
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    Heresy 218 a brief walk on the dark side

    I am in agreement on both points, Bran's memory issues seem to stem from the manipulation of not needing it. As to the 3EC, I don't think we have been introduced to the character that is playing the 3EC. It affects Bran, Euron, and Jojen, seemingly with the goal of using the power of greenseers (and what are the odds that all three would be greenseers? there's a 1/1million chance of being one and we have at least three). Perhaps the 3EC is the Great Other?
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    Heresy 218 a brief walk on the dark side

    I think that the original Ice was put away in the crypts or perhaps melted down. After the NK problem, I doubt that the Starks would want to draw attention to the fact that they themselves were closely associated with the Others. It could be that the first Dayne was in a ship. Travel by sea is faster than travel by land. There is more to the Daynes than we know and I am betting that Darkstar will be our insight into that mystery. Doran says that he is the most dangerous man in Dorne... and to me that has to mean that Darkstar has information of some importance. Clearly Darkstar has some martial talent, but I think Arianne overstated his martial talent. I disagree, Ned's memory issues can be associated with PTSD. My issue is that casting shadows or raising wights doesn't fit with the narrative of the crannogmen. While I think that Howland helped Ned out a lot, my bet is that it was through more mundane means. and by mundane, I mean poison.
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    Heresy 218 a brief walk on the dark side

    I have wondered this too. It is protected, but it is harder to get there. Isn't it said that Old Town was old when the FM crossed? Or was it the Andals? either way, it is OLD. And there is the bit about Dragon's roosting on Battle Isle. Anyways, I am betting there was a bit of continental drift and that traders could get to Oldtown by sailing through the ocean West of Westeros. It also makes a good stopping port before stopping over in Lannisport.
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    Heresy 218 a brief walk on the dark side

    One thought I have had is that if a "star" did fall there, there should be some fairly extreme destruction there. Yet the landscape seems to be fairly normal, which lands itself to a more figurative narrative for the location of Starfall. Perhaps we get some Dany parallels in the Red Waste? In other words, the first Dayne tracked a visible comet that seemed to end at Starfall. Perhaps he found something there to help make Dawn?
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    Heresy 218 a brief walk on the dark side

    Agreed, This is why I think that Valyrian Steel was supposed to be a copy of Dawn or at least the forging process behind the creation of Dawn, but it is imperfect. It explains the attempts to produce it, as well as the lack of replication. My guess is that the method that went into forging Dawn was considered an abomination. It produced Dawn, but it had a terrible price. That is why it was only made once and never again, likely due to the sacrifices that goes into the making the blade. In fact, while we have made connections to weirwood, it also connects to the First Men philosophy of execution. "He who passes the sentence should swing the sword" is good moral advice, but if the goal of that logic was to spare the executor the moral anguish of killing someone, why are the First Men so war-like? Everything in FM culture is about fighting or surviving. Their culture literally doesn't make room for feelings, except for when they execute someone. I think it relates back to the creation of Dawn (Which almost certainly had to be made by FM). They may have "charged up" the sword by executing people, similarly to how people are executed in front of weirwoods.
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    Heresy 218 a brief walk on the dark side

    I disagree. Ned is the kind of guy that wouldn't take a dead man's sword and then analyze it and study it. IMO, the only time that he would be able to see that it was "alive with light" was when he was fighting Ser Arthur Dayne. I think he is just remembering the sun shining off of the white blade. In regards to the bleeding star, perhaps the process takes place at Starfall? if you look at the heraldry, it could look like a star was bleeding and the Daynes are old enough to have been around during the last Long Night. There is also an abundance of salt water nearby and smoke can be made literally anywhere. Perhaps there is a cave system that the leader from the Last Hero or AA was born in. We see it at Storm's End, why not Starfall?
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    Heresy 218 a brief walk on the dark side

    They are both astonishingly beautiful, are both mysterious, and both rarely mentioned. Also the Stars in common could be telling. Stars have been linked to literature in tons of literature, including this ASOIAF. So there is an interesting thing that goes with creating smoke. The color of the smoke is dependant upon the purity of the thing being burned and the amount of water inside the thing being burned. For example, burning green, freshly cut wood produces a white smoke, while burning older, more seasoned wood results in a darker smoke. If Dawn was forged the same way as Valyrian steel, material selection for the fires could be important. I suspect that burning weirwood, along with a sacrifice is needed. Indeed, if Dragonsteel and Valyrian steel are different, which I think they are, then potentially sacrificing a dragon is needed to create Dragonsteel. Furthermore, I think that Valyrian Steel is an attempt to copy the Dragonsteel of legend that is mentioned with fighting the Others. The Valyrians and their magics didn't come around until long after the Long Night. Given that there are no weirwoods in Essos, the Dragonlords would be hard pressed to find some to burn to create their Dawn look-a-likes.
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    Heresy 218 a brief walk on the dark side

    This got me to thinking: Dawn is described as a greatsword right? As in the same design that is currently being used Thousands of years after it's construction? That makes no sense to me. Swords of the previous eras were drastically different and changed quite often over the years. I understand that George slows down his technological improvements, but the skills needed to work Bronze and Steel are very different. There are a few parallels between Ashara and Shieara Seastar, a known user of magic. Given how rarely Ashara is mentioned in the story, I don't think we can rule out her having magical talents. I am the same. The GF and I were watching a show awhile ago and the fan favorite character was brutally killed, with GRRM levels of foreshadowing. I kinda just shrugged and moved on, the GF was in shock.
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    Heresy 217 Dreams and Dust

    yeah we see this with Bran and possibly Rickon as well. Dany too. There is probably an environmental effect needed to produce the result as well. Magical radiation maybe?
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    Heresy 217 Dreams and Dust

    I think that the CotF might be keeping the wildlings as stock and could be herding them south. However, I don't think that they caused the Long Night.
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    Heresy 217 Dreams and Dust

    So perhaps the Last Hero's journey to get the help of the CHildren was to reinstate a pact with them? The Children raise the Wall and leave the lands south of it to the humans. Later on, the children are upset that the Wildlings are still north of the Wall, possibly after a betrayal and send the popsicles to escort them south?
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