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    Opinion: Coolest Sounding Name

    Eldric Shadowchaser.
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    Opinion: Coolest Sounding Name

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    The Night's Watch could very well be a horn too. Night gathers, and now my watch begins. It shall not end until my death. I shall take no wife, hold no lands, father no children. I shall wear no crowns and win no glory. I shall live and die at my post. I am the sword in the darkness. I am the watcher on the walls. I am the fire that burns against the cold, the light that brings the dawn, the horn that wakes the sleepers, the shield that guards the realms of men. I pledge my life and honor to the Night's Watch, for this night and all the nights to come.
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    Character community opinion #1

    Cregan Stark is pretty interesting, and his Hour of the Wolf might be foreshadowing what goes down in the South after Dany and (f)Aegon's fire breathing tango of doom; the Hour of the White Wolf/Dragon Wolf/Bastard Wolf. Jon Snow might be paralleling Cregan Stark by going South and not being horribly betrayed, while simultaneously being a next-gen improvement on Ned.
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    The appearance of The Others

    Glowing ice fairies, of the Celtic variety.
  6. Tribes of the Frozen Shore have been said to worship gods of ice and snow. It's also possible that many Wildling tribes don't the Gods of the Weirwood trees. If that's true, the implication might be that the Old Gods are not the greenseers in the weirwood.net, but something else. The Old Gods might very well be an explanation for the magical force every magic user in the story accesses.
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    Titles of the person who sits on the Iron Throne

    Protector of the Realm: Highlights the duty of the King; that being to protect the realm. If a dynasty doesn't protect its people and lands, how long does it last? In-universe and out-of-universe answer: not very long (i.e. Starks ruling for 8,000 years, Targaryens having multiple rebellions in a comparatively short 300 year reign. China as an example of protection and non-protection. Also Rome and every other empire ever). Lord of the Seven Kingdoms: Details the lands the King had sovereignty over; the Seven Kingdoms (nine technically, but seven when Aegon stopped conquering) of the North, Vale, the Iron Islands, the Riverlands, the Westerlands, Dorne, the Reach, the Stormlands, and the Crownlands. It also implies that the King isn't the actual King of the Kingdoms, just the lord; this placates the deposed houses and dynasties by symbolizing that they're still the kings of their castles. They technically weren't, because dragons, but then the lords realized there were no more dragons and kicked the Targaryens' dynasty straight off the Iron Throne into Essos and most likely Winterfell. King of the Andals, the First Men, and the Rhoynar: The lords needed to be placated. The smallfolk don't. Monarchs need the grand majority of their subjects to kneel and submit to their authority. Historically, peasant rebellions have been the thorn in the side of every empire that lasted any significant period of time. The smallfolk don't have lordships, they have identities; as Andals, and as the First Men, and as the Rhoynar. The sitter on the IT has to be their king, all of them, else the smallfolk stop ponying up those sweet, sweet taxes.
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    Pick your favourite nickname from GRRM’s writing

    Tormund Thunderfist. Alternatively: whatever Jon gets called once he leaves the Wall to do cool King of Winter stuff. Davos the Dragonslayer. The Last Hero if he was an actual dude.
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    All time Top Fighters

    apovsic's definitely right that the all time top fighters certainly can't be ranked considering that we probably don't even know about most of them. The only one on OP's list that might make that cut would be Arthur Dayne, with Dawn, and not without. But for list of the Top Fighters that are recent to the time period of the ASOIAF narrative, then yeah that list is pretty damn accurate unless there's wacky wuxia fighters in Yi-Ti or Leng.
  10. The reproduction rate and military technologies of the First Men probably lent to the defeat of the CotF, but it's not as if the First Men didn't have any a magic. Legends of Garth the Green certainly imply the did, and how is Dawn, the sword of House Dayne explained? According to the history presented in the books, the First Men weren't able to produce steel. How did the founder of House Dayne, during the Dawn Age when the First Men and the CotF were warring against each other, manage to use meteorite iron to forge a blade with steel as tough as Valyrian Steel, which is assumed to have started production thousands of years later, and lighter to boot? Magic, probably. If the Children of the Forest had access to both the weirwood.net via the greenseers, warging, and magic powerful enough to destroy a land bridge with what most presume to be earthquakes, what chance did the First Men have with bronze weapons and horses? The sort of magic that the Children are said to have displayed should have been powerful enough to use to cull the First Men's populations with relative ease. Unless, the First Men had magic that allowed them to fight the CotF at their [CotF] own game. And if the First Men had the magic able to do that, then they would have certainly been able to defeat the Children, especially if they were cutting down the weirwood trees.
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    R + L = X

    If GRRM makes Jon a bastard through and through then that presents more LotR parallels in Jon's storyline than there already are. Frodo = unassuming rando that saves the day because he's determined to do good. Jon (if a bastard) = unassuming sort-of-rando (warg/lord's son) who saves the day because he's determined to do good. Samwell ~ Samwise.