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  1. On 10/27/2022 at 11:19 PM, Daemon of the Blacks said:

    I always found the Faceless Men a really silly instance of worldbuilding. 

    If they're such great assassins and can kill everyone while making it look like an accident then why are they never hired? Why didn't Tywin's enemies die like flies, why didn't Littlefinger make use of them? Or why doesn't Otto make use of them to give Daemon an...accident. That they're extremely expensive like Littlefinger suggests isn't really a good argument. Tywin and Otto are about the richest men in the universe so if they can't even afford the Faceless Men then they're so expensive as to be unemployable.

    my headcanon is that they don't always ask for payment in gold, particularly if their client is wealthy. Rather I imagine that they ask for something of an immense personal/emotional value. 

  2. On 9/9/2022 at 9:33 PM, Terrorthatflapsinthenight9 said:

    But how advanced do you think they are ? 

    Do they live in tents, woodens houses and castles or stone buildings ? 

     

    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.

  3. 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.

  4. On 9/10/2022 at 7:44 PM, zajaz said:

    You know, now that I think about it, I must wonder: Why wasn't Gael betrothed to either Viserys or Daemon? Gael was born around the year 80 (Viserys was born in 77, Daemon in 81, and Aemma in 82), so looking at the ages, it seems Gael could have been a suitable bride for either of Baelon's sons... so why wasn't she? Was it because she was 'simple minded'? If so, it seems quite strange a bard was able to seduce her just like that; you would think she would have been better protected, seeing as she was Alysanne's comfort child and constant shadow.

    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. 

  5. 1 hour ago, Hugorfonics said:

    The Dothraki never flay or burn people alive. Bolton and Stannis are eyebrow raisers (doesnt stop them from gaining allies and more soldiers), sure, but Tywins not. When Robb sacked the west its seen as conventional warfare. War itself is brutal by default.

    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.

  6. 6 hours ago, BlackLightning said:

    The way that they handled the situation with Viserra was horrendous. The situation with Saera could've been handled better...after a time, they should have invited her back to King's Landing. And what happened to Gael is a direct consequence of the piss-poor way that they handled the situations with Viserra and Serra.

     

    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. 

  7. 8 hours ago, LongRider said:

    I like these two about Varys, one is he never was castrated, and the is he's a woman.   :rofl:

    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. 

     

     

  8. On 6/28/2022 at 10:22 AM, Daeron the Daring said:

    Now of course, there are weird situations, such as Sansa having a truer claim to Winterfell than really distant branches of House Stark, but when females inherit, usually their descendants keep the maternal house name for themselves. Think of the Lannisters. It's for legitimacy. But also think of Alys Karstark, who is clearly the heir of Lord Rickard, despite having a living brother and nephew, who, of course, want to force Alys into a marriage with Cregan Karstark.

    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. 

  9. 12 hours ago, Hugorfonics said:

    Reek Reek, it rhymes with (insert English word here)

    Ok, now I'm type curious. In translated versions of ADWD what words does Theon rhyme with?

    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.)

  10. 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. 

  11. 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. 

  12. On 11/28/2020 at 2:41 PM, Angel Eyes said:
    On 11/27/2020 at 8:40 PM, Arthur Peres said:

    Well Doran is weak, pathetic and useless, just imagine what mayhem Oberyn would have done at the end of AGoT or at the start of ACoK, if he was the prince of Dorne... It was the moment that the Lannisters were more vulnerable.

    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...

     

    On 11/30/2020 at 11:50 PM, Angel Eyes said:
    On 11/28/2020 at 5:41 PM, TheLastWolf said:

    Gods, Catelyn, Sansa is only eleven," Ned said. "And Joffrey … Joffrey is …"

    She finished for him. "… crown prince, and heir to the Iron Throne. And I was only twelve when my father promised me to your brother Brandon."

    Suggests to me Ned had heard the tales. Pregnant cat... 

    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. 

  13. I think for the Westerlands was mostly down to the old guard, i.e. Tywin and Kevan. Yes Tywin was a terrible man who did monstrous things and Kevan supported him in every step, but as others in this threat have pointed out, he did keep the peace in the West and was over all a competent liege, who also happened to run the whole kingdom for twenty years with a mad king breathing down his neck. You might not like such a man, but he was certainly respect inducing. Now that he and Kevan are gone though... Well, I imagine that once Cersei's erratic behaviour and questionable decisions - burning the Tower of the Hand with WILDFIRE, arming the faith militants and giving a highborn lady over to a disgraced maester to conduct experiments on which resulted in her death, among many others - become more well known, that at least some of the bannermen are going to rethink their loyalty. 

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