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Thomaerys Velaryon

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  1. @Terrorthatflapsinthenight9 I'd say the Boltons control more land but the Manderlys are wealthier. @Lucia Targaryen For the riverlands, House Frey has the most men. They are look down due to being "only" 6 centuries old and having gained their power through cunning taxes with their bridge. The characters have a clear biais against the Freys but in reality they are very powerful, most of the Great Houses of the riverlands lost power overtime due to their infighting meanwhile the Freys were doing their thing and slowly accumulated wealth and power.
  2. I've added the heraldry for several characters/Houses on those pages yesterday and today. The majority of the heraldry are working just fine but somehow those three bug.
  3. @Ran @Abjiklam The wiki seems to have a problem recently to create smaller heraldry (see Codd heraldry here or Daeron and Valarr heraldry here).
  4. The Tyrells are seen by many in the Reach as upjump and not deserving of their status as the Great House ruling the region. During the first century of Targaryen rule, we see that several Tyrell lords are eager to please the Targaryens and to cement their place as rightful overlord of the Reach (Harlen during the First Dornish War, Theo consolidating their power and claim in the Reach, Martyn as master of coin). Obviously, the Tyrells were seen as rather weak during the Dance as their lord was a babe and their vassals fought each other as some took Rhaenyra/Blacks side and others took Aegon II/Greens side.
  5. @The Dragon Demands Sorry to say but I don't think they have updated the map. The old map is used in the official guide on the HBO House of the Dragon website. Also Rosby is misplaced on that map, a bit too much in the west.
  6. Yep we didn't have the intro in the end for the premiere. Sapochnik explained in an interview with Entertainment Weekly that he felt the intro would take away from the Great Council cold open. He didn't specify what it would look like obviously, but he did say the intro will be in the following episodes starting next week.
  7. Yep I hope the key for the safe where they put the original GOT pilot and the Bloodmoon pilot has a better security than that. Apparently, the episode got leaked from one of the screening premiere as it does not have the intro and is shorter than the runtime we are expecting.
  8. The episode got leaked, in a way the series already started.
  9. Some of those "critics" are really ridiculous. In one hand, they criticize the show about the Targaryen civil war for having too many Targaryens. Really ? What did you expect just two Targaryens like at the start of GOT (Viserys and Daenerys) ? They say they are confused and are not able to tell them apart due to similar names and similar hair color. But on the other hand, having less blond on screen by making the Velaryons black is also a problem. Condal and Sapochnik saw this problem ahead of time when they said "they didn't want to make a show about only blond people" (I'm paraphrasing here, I don't remember the exact quote). Either way, there will always be people to complain about everything. If something is popular nowadays, you have to either love it or hate it (In the Game of Entertainment, you love or you hate. There is no middle ground.). What a toxic climate, I missed the days where you could simply ignore something. Indifference is a far better opposite to love than hate in my opinion.
  10. At least Sapochnik and Condal own the fact they changed characters race unlike JD Payne and Patrick McKay with Rings of Power.
  11. Targaryens are lizard people not monkey people afterall.
  12. Time jump will only be in season 1. By the time of episode 8, all of the characters should have reach their final form so to speak. At least here the series is linear unlike The Witcher season 1. The audience might be desoriented at first when faced with a new actor playing an older version of a character but should be able to process this information after a few scenes with the new actor. I've heard from Grace Randolf (Beyond the Trailer) review that the show doesn't add title card like "X years later" after a jump which maybe they should have done to simplify the viewing experience to the more casual audience. But then again Vikings didn't do it either and the transition between child actors to older actors throughout the show worked well.
  13. Hi guys, the House of the Dragon article on the Wiki apparently has a template error somewhere as a category called "Pages containing cite templates with deprecated parameters" appears. Does anyone know where the problem come from ?
  14. @Lord Varys @The Bard of Banefort The waiting game for some more Mysaria content has finally ended. HBO Max has released promotional videos presenting different characters. Links to the videos reposted on r/House of the Dragon: Mysaria (new shot of Caraxes and his deformed body in this one) Daemon Rhaenyra Viserys Criston Edit: Rhaenys Corlys Rhaenyra & Alicent Otto
  15. @Lord Varys Where did you read those leaks ? I've read some but not that part.
  16. @IFR Congrats on your first F&B read (just in time). What was your favorite part ?
  17. She is still closer to the truth than those people. Honestly I don't fault her for that regrettable slip, I'm sure she knows it's 200 years and not 300. That must be exhausting to repeat the same thing and answer the same questions over and over for the past month.
  18. Really ? I've seen no comments of that sort around. Since it's a GOT prequel, there is a certain logic to people thinking the show is about what happened just before GOT but those people clearly didn't watch the trailers because it's expressecialy written "200 years before". Nope the actress was just very busy this summer with filming. She is schedule to come at the London Premiere tomorrow and talked about her role in HOTD in a recent interview.
  19. Not really Hoster died before GRRM invented Celia Tully and Brynden is not the type to share his feelings. We still don't know why he refuses to marry. My headcanon is that he wanted a place in the Kingsguard.
  20. Plus they already changed the timeline when they aged up Daenerys as they couldn’t show a 13 year old having sex on screen.
  21. Well the recent video promo seem to confirm it (at 22s):
  22. Yeah he probably made a mistake here and got confused between Daemon 2 and Corlys the Kingsguard or something like that. As much as I'd like confirmation that Corwyn is indeed Corlys's father, I wouldn't base this information on an erronous quote.
  23. New promotional video for HOTD with GRRM: New shots: Viserys with his hand over candles (we have already seen a still of that scene but not the scene itself) (0m5s) Prolonged shot of Rhaenyra riding Syrax over the Red Keep. It is a nice detail to see the birds scatter from the roof of the Red Keep as Syrax approaches. (0m16s) Maesters bringing the ballot box to Jaehaerys I at Harrenhal (1m1s) Viserys with Aemma Arryn (I'm guessing this is at Harrenhal) (1m22s) Ser Harrold Westerling escorting Alicent Hightower's wheelhouse in the streets of King's Landing (4m6s) Rhaenyra's ceremony to become heir (5m11s) Trivia: Still no name for Otto Hightower's older brother, he remains "Lord Hightower". House Velaryon confirmed to have been a seafarer family important for the trade and commerce of Old Valyria.
  24. GRRM really missed on a big opportunity to develop early female characters like Argella Durrandon, Jocelyn Baratheon, or Sharra Arryn. I'm not a fan of how he uses certain female characters as essentially a "baby factory" and then throw them away. Aemma Arryn is probably the worst example in my opinion. We litteraly know nothing about this character except that she married too early and had complicated childbirths that put her in an early grave. The content concerning Alyssa Velaryon and Rhaena Targaryen were a pleasant surprise. Despite what I just said, I actually like Alyssa's death because: 1) She is an older women and her age is brought within the story as a reason for the difficult childbirth, so her death doesn't come out of the left field. 2) Childbirth difficulty was not used here as simply a reason to get rid of her, but also to built tension between her daughter Rhaena and her husband Rogar. Her death clearly affected them both gravely and in a different way. This contrast with Aemma's case where we never hear about someone missing her or remembering her, not even from her widowed husband Viserys who quickly remarried, or her daughter Rhaenyra. We have only one link between Aemma and Rhaenyra really, that is the Arryn sigil depicted in Rhaenyra's personal arms. And I suspect it was done more to gain favor from Jeyne Arryn than for Aemma's sake. Jonquil Darke was a cool new character, except we don't know when and how she died. Did she ever had to do something to protect Alysanne ? That would have been a cool thing to read about. There is a build up for Fire & Blood 2 with Alys Rivers, Samantha Tarly-Hightower, and to some extent Elenda Caron-Baratheon and Johanna Westerling-Lannister. Rhaena and Baela are a welcome presence at Aegon's court. So hopefully those ladies will have their time to shine in F&B 2.
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