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  1. Yes, that is my interpretation as well.
  2. Noblewomen can go by their married name or their original house name. https://www.westeros.org/Citadel/SSM/Entry/SF_Targaryens_Valyria_Sansa_Martells_and_More GRRM refers to queens consort by their original family name (Betha Blackwood, Alannys Harlaw, Alys Harroway, Alicent Hightower, Cersei Lannister, Margaery Tyrell, Jeyne Westerling etc.), so many readers have concluded that consorts do not take on the family name of the monarch. Jon Snow thinks of "Selyse Baratheon" twice in ADWD, but Selyse wed Stannis before he announced his claim and he has not yet acquired the Iron Throne.
  3. https://www.westeros.org/Citadel/SSM/Entry/Some_Questions1 https://www.westeros.org/Citadel/SSM/Entry/1284
  4. GRRM remarked in the SSM mentioned above that ASOS would resolve the question, and he has different POV characters conclude that Joffrey is to blame. If he intends for it to have been someone else, then I don't think he did an adequate job in providing resolution for that storyline within ASOS. I don't recall off-hand any evidence that would indicate Mance as the culprit in the early books (his presence at Winterfell during the royal visit is only revealed in ASOS Jon I). GRRM's evidence for Joffrey isn't particularly convincing in retrospect, however. Barring any future reveals, it's just not one of GRRM's better written plots for me. It's a good theory, but it could indeed by coincidental; maybe someone could ask GRRM or Anne Groell at a future event.
  5. Jaime discusses it first with Cersei in ASOS Jaime IX, Jaime later discusses it with Tyrion in ASOS Tyrion XI. The app published by @Ran with GRRM's approval lists Joffrey as well. I associate alternatives, as compelling as they may be, with GRRM's "others may even come up with better answers than I do."
  6. Two POV characters conclude that Joffrey is to blame in ASOS. Other theories might make more sense based on the evidence available to the reader, but to me that would fall under GRRM's remark that "others may even come up with better answers than I do". While GRRM casts doubt on Petyr being involved, he does not refute the questioner's belief that Joffrey is to blame. The script written by GRRM for the show also points to Joffrey. https://www.vanityfair.com/hollywood/2018/12/game-of-thrones-george-rr-martin-last-script-the-lion-and-the-rose
  7. I agree; I count nine usages of "Great Council of 101", one usage of "Great Council of 101 AC", and one usage of "Great Council in 101" within F&B.
  8. In situations where GRRM has not provided us with a formal name for a topic, I defer to the terminology which he does use since that is our source. His focus with Rook's Rest is the battle between the dragons. He also writes about the dragons being above the "field of battle" instead of just the ground, suggesting to me that soldiers were fighting (although they're not as important to Gyldayn as the mighty dragons). Since GRRM's emphasis is on the dragon battle, I think the article is okay as is, with Criston's siege being mentioned as the prelude to the historic aerial battle.
  9. F&B describes Criston's siege, of course, but I didn't see GRRM specifically using "siege" or "besiege" in that section of prose. Since he hasn't given it a formal name, I would recommend basing the article's title on phrasing he uses (battle or taking). Additionally, TWOIAF has "she sent Meleys flying up to face them. Only Vhagar and Aemond came out of that battle unscathed" and "both Aegon II and Sunfyre were gravely injured at Rook's Rest in the battle with Rhaenys and Meleys".
  10. GRRM does write that "the dragons met violently a thousand feet above the field of battle". Alternatively, how about "taking of Rook's Rest"? GRRM writes "... Prince Aemond and Ser Criston Cole took Rook's Rest and puts its garrison to death", and later about Lord Mooton "retaking the castle". That makes sense for Rosby and Stokeworth since they had already switched sides. "Ser Criston marched on Rosby and Stokeworth, whose lords had only recently repented of their allegiance to the queen, commanding them to prove their loyalty by adding their power to his own. Thus augmented, Cole's host advanced upon the walled harbor town of Duskendale ..."
  11. They might be captives at Harrenhal. It's unclear if "fighting at the fords of the Trident" refers to only Gregor's attack on Roose's army as it crossed the river, or if it also includes Gregor's later seizure of the ruby ford.
  12. FYI, ironborn raiding of the mainland is the exception during the Iron Throne era rather than something common. Here are Robb and Luwin's thoughts regarding Bran's attackers. While there are occasional outlaws, the Liddle suggests the Starks kept the land peaceful.
  13. Since GRRM has not yet mentioned the apple in a description of the Rowan sigil, I would just keep mentions of the apple in History sections.
  14. That's my assumption as well. IIRC, the Blackfish debuts in A Game of Thrones (1996) and Bloodraven is first mentioned in The Sworn Sword (2003), so a connection would presumably be a retcon.
  15. https://www.westeros.org/Citadel/SSM/Entry/Jon_Snow Those who observe Robb's decision are Galbart Glover (sent into the Neck), Jason Mallister (Frey captivity at Seagard), Maege Mormont (sent into the Neck), Catelyn Stark (now Lady Stoneheart), Edmure Tully (Lannister captivity), and Jon Umber (Frey captivity at the Twins). Raynald Westerling (presumed dead after the Red Wedding) appears to remain outside after escorting Catelyn to Robb's tent. Galbart's brother Robett joins Wyman Manderly in White Harbor after being released from Duskendale in a prisoner exchange for Martyn Lannister.
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