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  1. The Greyjoy Rebellion and tourney at Lannisport occurred in 289 AC, 11 years before Pate's comment in A Feast for Crows.
  2. Agreed, I found that some of the great houses got ignored too. I get the Iron Islands are aloof from the rest of the Seven Kingdoms, but we go nearly one hundred years between Lord Goren and Lord Dalton without any details on them. The Tyrells too are hardly mentioned, aside from token references to Lords Bertrand and Martyn, we get basically nothing about them between 5 AC until the Dance of the Dragons. Even the Tullys, which are mentioned to be closely aligned to the Targaryens, but Lord Prentys is the only Tully mentioned between the Conquest and the Dance. The book seems to skim past certain decades, such as the later decades of the Conqueror's reign, the later years of Jaehaerys's, and the bulk of Viserys'. Otherwise, certain characters just drop off the face of Westeros, including several members of the royal family.
  3. Rhea coming before an uncle makes sense. But does a daughter's son come before an uncle if that daughter wasn't intended to inherit? In this case, Rhea's nephew comes before any uncles or cousins, even though he likely would have taken his father's surname and only descends from House Royce maternally. If Edmure Tully died childless, would Riverrun go to a Stark, or to Ser Brynden? I suppose a lot depends on the circumstances, and obviously inheritance isn't clearcut.
  4. The family tree of House Royce during the 90s to the 130s doesn't make much sense. When Yorbert Royce is Lord of Runestone, Rhea was his heir. This makes sense for Rhea to be his daughter or granddaughter. However, when she dies, she is succeeded by a nephew. If Rhea's nephew was the son of her brother, why didn't this nephew succeed Yorbert in the first place? If the nephew was the son of Rhea's sister, why would he continue the family over an uncle? While daughters typically inherit before an uncle, would their children inherit their mother's lands if they are already taking their father's name and their maternal family is not facing extinction? If this was normal in Westeros, I would assume this would lead to more power grabs from lords trying to claim their wives' lands.
  5. In Westeros, there are quite a few island lords that obviously exert some influence and power. House Tarth of Tarth in the stormlands, House Farman of Fair Isle in the westerlands, and namely House Velaryon of Driftmark and House Redwyne of the Arbor. And of course the nobility of the Iron Islands. As well as House Estermont of Estermont and House Mormont of Bear Island to a lesser degree. My question is, how realistic is it for these lords to be so powerful despite limited lands and resources. Are there any examples in a real-world setting of influential noblemen ruling over islands in the Middle Ages? House Velaryon was one of the most powerful houses, in part due to their influence at court. But they were independently wealthy and maintained a vast fleet, despite ruling over only a moderately small island. House Redwyne is in a similar situation, though their island appears to be more rich. The Tarths and Farmans are more middle-tier lords, but are still considered among the most powerful vassals to their liege. Bear Island and Estermont are described as poorer islands, but even those houses maintain some influence. The Iron Islands are also barren, but the Harlaws, Goodbrothers, and Greyjoys do not seem to be particularly poor. In the Middle Ages, did the lords of islands also maintain lands on the mainland? Did noble families even maintain fleets as the Velaryons, Greyjoys, and Redwynes do? Would the ruler of an island even be able to maintain any high-level of influence or wealth?
  6. I always assumed that Selyse was the next Florent eligible to wed and Stannis being wed to her was a warning to the Tyrells about remaining loyal to the new Baratheon dynasty, as the Florents are well-known for their desire to rule the Reach.
  7. Ibben was once ruled by a god-king, but is now ruled by a council of nobles and merchants. Each city in the Kingdom of Sarnor was ruled by a king, all ruled in turn by a high king. It's unknown if Saath, the surviving Sarnoi city, is still ruled by a king. By the beginning of ASOIAF, the Kingdom of Omber is still ruled by kings.
  8. Definitely. Lord Redwyne even took his sweet time bringing his fleet to Lord Oakenfist. I assume the Florents did the same during the Dance.
  9. Perhaps the Darkes was founded by Jonquil. And Lord Daemon is never mentioned to have died from the Shivers. He nearly did but recovered, but three of his daughters and second son died.
  10. Another minor difference, House Myatt is removed from the pious houses that Maegor burned the seats of in the westerlands.
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