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    Heresy 227 and the Great Turtle

    Humans as a whole are a very mobile species. We can survive in a multitude of conditions and pretty much thrive as apex predators. Yes we moved North as the climate became more hospitable. We also adapted to how it can be much colder there. And I think that is something George could be playing with. Have the Others doing the opposite, fleeing from a changing climate. Or advancing as the Hot age is receding. They could be tuned to a natural disaster in the making or just coming South as the winter hits Westeros. I think that the Long Night (and the coming one) are going to be caused by the comet impacting in the Far North. The others appear to be herding the Wildlings south, removing obstacles in their path. They could be trying to get people out of the impact zone.
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    Heresy 222 vindication

    I remember the tale, but they just used caves to cross the Wall, not invade Winterfell. Just the concept of tunnels running fromthe Wall to Winterfell is a little too much for me I guess. I tend to speculate that the Crypts are a jail for something of importance to the Others.
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    Heresy 222 vindication

    how do we speculate that there are tunnels that run from the Wall, all the way to Winterfell? that distance alone would mean the excavation would take years, if not decades. Surely someone would acknowledge it? also if the Wall is venting above Winterfell, where is the material coming out of the ground. There should be a geyser of snow and magic to make that happen. Lastly, the storm seems to occur once the Boltons move in, and intensifies once Stannis starts to challenge. If it was just venting, why the peculiar timing?
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    Heresy 222 vindication

    You've also got the tale of old Ice-Eyes that also seems to show that the weather acts up according to a Stark's emotions. Given the current story, I think that we can gleam two facts: 1. If the Starks are controlling the weather, who is controlling the storm that dominates ADWD? Looking into it, the storm looks to be centered at Winterfell and growing in size. I don't think anyone inside Winterfell could be controlling it. Maybe Bran up in his cave, but we aren't given any indication of that. 2. "There must always be a Stark in Winterfell" is a phrase we hear about often, but no one really gives it any mind. I am wondering if the current storm is formed by there being a lack of a Stark in Winterfell, and the magic of it is trying to bury all those who would claim the Northern Throne.
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    Heresy 222 vindication

    So I have two points to add to this. The Others are said to be able to make things out of ice, like we would stone or steel. I picture that the Wall wasn't raised by Man, but by the Others in a peace treaty with Man. (CotF likely being either intermediaries or assisting the Others). As the strength of magic increases, I suspect that it isn't Westeros that is becoming safer, but the Lands of Always Winter. My next point is that if we look at the Wildling submission ceremony, Mel thinks she has burned the Horn of Winter. While we suspect otherwise (we are told this after all), I still suspect that the horn was magical. I suspect that it was an ancient Dragonbinder. The runes seem to shimmer as the horn is burned, and I doubt that Mel is making that effect. Which leads me to my theory that a dragon is entombed in the ice of the Wall. We both agree that magic is a source of energy that is stored beneath the surface of the ground right? I've always interpreted that line to indicate that magic was closer to the surface, and therefore more usable than in other places. Said differently, I think that the hinge part is that the door (read the Wall) is closed and is blocking off most of the magic that wells up from underneath. When that door opens (Wall falls), I expect to see more supernatural events happening.
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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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