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  1. Quill ...because the pen quill is mightier than the sword, so what could be stronger than a sword named after a pen?
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    What was Tywin's original plan?

    Then why does Tywin forbid Tyrion from going to Essos on a tour of the Free Cities as a kid? I always thought that would have been an opportunity to put Tyrion out of sight, out of mind. And maybe if he happens to have an unfortunate "accident" and never come back, all the better.
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    What was Tywin's original plan?

    Whatever his plan, I always wondered why he was so quick to throw Tyrion under the bus later. Why even allow there to be a trial for Tyrion? If he meant so much that Tywin had to start a war to save him, why is he so quick to get rid of him then?
  4. Given that GRRM took inspiration from the history of Great Britain for parts of the story including the idea of successive waves of invading cultures, maybe the white walkers were actually the very first species to invade Westeros, followed by the Children, the First Men, and then the Andals.
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    Small Questions v. 10106

    Do you pronounce Yronwood as "Ironwood" or "Ronwood," (like a silent y)?
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    Small Questions v. 10106

    Is it just coincidence that Houses Tully and Tarly names are so seemingly similar? Some ancient common ancestor?
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    Do You Think Sam Will Forge His Chain?

    Sam is the author surrogate character, right? So I figure he'll get his first three links fairly quickly, then his fourth and fifth take a little longer, then he gets sidetracked by an adventure with Jaqen and Alleras, and maybe by the time Summer starts he's a full fledged maester.
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    A quick take on Lightbringer

    Oh, right, mistook The Neck for The Arm I guess.
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    GRRM: Some folk got it right.

    Melara Hetherspoon sends her regards.
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    A quick take on Lightbringer

    I think the Arm of Dorne event was before the Long Night, since it was the Children's attempt to stem the tide of First Men coming over to Westeros, and the Long Night ended with an alliance between the two, much later. That's if you actually want to believe accounts of such ancient history, especially in their timeliness.
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    Wow, I never noticed that v.17

    We sometimes call Jon Connington Jon Con for short. Jon Con, who is pulling a con on the world with Aegon. And also (possibly) being conned himself about Aegon's true origins. I do think it's just a coincidence though.
  12. It's possible that the rest of Westeros would not have accepted such an arrangement so easily. A similar succession question was faced by the Great Council of 101AC and the assembled Lords chose the male heir over the female one; it seems like it's not just the Targs but most of Westerosi culture favors the male line. So, and I don't think there's any direct evidence to support that he did it on purpose, Aegon may have made the right decision to ensure that any Targ would remain in control of Westeros.
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    Wow, I never noticed that v.17

    Sept- is a bastardized version of the Latin prefix/word for seven. So Septs, Septons, and Septas are appropriately named.
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    How should Robb have gotten his sisters back?

    An inordinate sum for Sansa, and the same every year until Arya is returned
  15. I noticed some interesting things in Fire and Blood about Dalton Greyjoy, the Red Kraken, the leader or the Iron Islands around the time of the Dance of the Dragons. -He ignores orders from the Iron Throne and instead renews Ironborn reaving on the coast, Lannisport and Fair Isle in particular, during a tumultuous time in Westeros. (Balon) -He takes the daughters of a conquered Lord (Farman, of Fair Isle) as wives. Did he make them serve him and his men naked at a feast while the highborn watched? (Euron) -He "gives" one of the daughters to his brother for a wife. Unclear if this is before or after he had his fun with her. The brother's name was even "Veron." (Euron/Victarion?) -He dies suspiciously on the eve of battle with the winners of the Dance, his murderer killing herself immediately afterwards. (Balon) Are the Greyjoys just doomed to repeat their mistakes over and over again? The last point is especially interesting to me, and I think speculated on in FaB, about whether there might have been some Faceless influence in his death, and it did prevent a bloody battle. It did take place on Far Isle, the home of a Targaryean for many years.