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  1. I'd say pit or turf houses not too dissimilar to the ones you can find on Iceland. And as to the cannibalism, i think it's probably something that only happens in the worst of winters, but it does happen. We already know that the North has a tradition of the elderly going to die in the cold so the food stores last longer. From that it is not much of a stretch to just eating the dead.
  2. There seems to be an aweful lot of unnecessarily fancy helmets. Both Robert and Renly had ones with antlers, Bluetooth the Ironborn has ravenwings on his, Flement Brax has a horsehead shaped one with a two feet long horn, Gendry has his bull one with horns and so does some Prester knight. Protrusions of any sort on a helmet are a bad idea for a variety of reasons, so it seems really strange that there are so many, particularly since some of the mentioned ones were worn into actual battle and not just a tourney. Not that they make a wjhole lot more sense in the later either.
  3. I think she wasn't simple minded at all. Rather she wasn't married off to anyone because Alysanne was so attached to her; she did not want to give her up. And as to why she was not better guarded, well she either managed to slip her guards or her parents simply grew complacent due to her being so meek and shy, that they figured she wasn't going to misbehave in the first place.
  4. No, they just take slaves, which incidently is the one thing the entirety of Westeros minus Ironborns agree is evil and an offense against the Seven and the Old Gods.
  5. The Viserra situation makes so little sense it borders on the comical. What exactly is the point of marrying a fifteen year old princess off to a sixty year old lord who already has several heirs? There is zero benifit in such a match since any children Viserra might have had would have gotten absolutely squat. The only explanation I can come up with for what Alysanne might have been thinking is that she was subconciously trying to punish Viserra for what her sister did.
  6. I'll give you one more: Not only is Varys actually a woman but she is also Illyrio's wife Serra and Young Griff's mom. She has been deep undercover to pave the way for her son to take the throne and finally restore their family, the Blackfyres, to their rightful place. Now you might wonder, didn't Illyrio have his petrifyied wife's hands in a box somewhere and showed them to Tyrion? To this I say, it was all a ruse, the hands belong to someone entirely different, so that when people aks Illyrio where his wife went he can simply say "oh she got greyscale and died, very tragic, look I have her hands right here", causing people to be so uncomfortable they will simply drop the topic and never mention it again.
  7. Maybe there is a clause in the law that lets Houses follow their own rules of inheritance to a certain degree? So if a house has always passed over the females, they can continue to do so even though official law states that a daughter comes before a nephew or cousin.
  8. Had to look it up briefly, but in the German version, he is called Stinker. His rhyme is: Stinker, mein Name ist Stinker, das kommt von stinken, und das reimt sich auf winken. (Stinker, my name is Stinker, it comes from stinking and that rhymes with waving.)
  9. How come that the whole of Westeros speaks only one language? Like, shouldn't a continent of that size have more variants? Yes, the Andals brought their language with them when the conquered the South but that was millenia ago and did not extent to the North and the Iron Islands and certainly not to the Lands beyond the Wall. So why does everyone speak Common? I mean, Germany and France don't have the same language either and all that seperates those countries is a river, instead of the 1500+ miles between Dorne and the North. It would make a lot more sense if there were three or four (maybe more) different languages strone across the continent, with some overlap in the border regions. Particularly since some of the kingdoms are fairly isolated. Dorne is cut of from the Stromlands and the Reach by the Red Mountains. The Vale has the Mountains of the Moon and the North has the Neck. Even if all the kingdoms had at one point spoken just one language, it should have evolved into different variants over the several millenia we know Westeros has been inhabited.
  10. R'hllor clearly has some power, but I am not too fond of bonfires and people burning alive. The rites of the Seven remind me too much of the Catholic Mass my grandmother used to drag me to, so that one's out on principle. We don't know all that much about the Drowned God, but what we have seen was rather unappealing. That leaves the Old Gods, which seem pretty chill actually. No priests, no mass, no hymns, just quiet contemplation in front of a tree every once in a while and not killing any guests. Think I could manage that.
  11. Alys Harroway to Maegor. All of his wives with the exception of Rhaena, actually.
  12. Obviously he is working on a detailed account of the events in King's Landing during the late 2nd and early 3rd century AC, which future maesters will consider one of the best primary sources of that era.
  13. He was stupid to betroth Arianne to Viserys. At least Ned gets some of a pass since he wasn’t aware of what Joffrey was like... Geez, forgot about that. And Catelyn decided to brush that off... I understood that scene more as Ned simply not liking Joffrey's attitude. You know, sneering at everone and everything he comes across, mocking Robb in the training yard and being an all around arrogant little twit.
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