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    Lizard Lions in the Neck

    In George's sci-fi series Tuf Voyaging, a lizard-lion is described as "two meters of scaled green reptile with a whiplike tail thrice its own length and the long snout of an Old Earth alligator. Its jaws opened and closed soundlessly, displaying an array of impressive teeth."
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    Arya and Roose

    When is that mentioned? Are you possibly thinking of Tywin in the show? I don't recall Roose learning that Nymeria/Nan is a northerner. From what I can tell Roose thinks she is just a local commoner. In ACOK Arya X, Roose holds a war council in the morning, and the Freys have a defeatist attitude after Stannis's defeat at the Blackwater. After the Freys are dismissed from Kingspyre Tower, Roose has Qyburn read Walda's newest message from the Twins: Some fans think this is code from Walder to Roose, but that is unconfirmed (it also is apparently the same message from previous ravens). Roose issues orders to have Helman Tallhart sack Darry, then join Robett Glover (and Harrion Karstark) in marching on Duskendale. While Roose is away hunting wolves, Arya notices a raven arrive in the early afternoon. After the hunting party returns in the evening, Roose tasks Nan with preparing his food and wine. Roose states he intends to leave her at Harrenhal with Vargo. After leaving Roose's chamber, Arya learns that the Freys at the Wailing Tower are upset, with Elmar stating they have been dishonored. So, the mystery raven was Walder informing Aenys of Robb's marriage to Jeyne. Ramsay sacks Winterfell two chapters later, in ACOK Theon VI. It's unclear if Roose ordered Ramsay, or if the Bastard acted independently. It makes sense that the Dreadfort garrison would only follow Roose's orders, and Ramsay orders that the Frey wards be spared. However, Ramsay had been reported as having been killed by Rodrik Cassel's men and "Reek" had been taken as a prisoner to Winterfell, so Roose would have been under the impression that Ramsay was dead. Theon then freed "Reek" to get reinforcements. Ramsay needed to gather Dreadfort men quickly, or else he risked Rodrik retaking Winterfell himself. Would Ramsay have had enough time to send a message south explaining that he was alive and await a response from his father? The AFFC Appendix lists Ramsay as castellan of the Dreadfort; if he already had that title earlier, the garrison would presumably have followed his orders in Roose's absence. If Roose knew that Nan was Arya, I don't think he would have risked leaving her with the Mummers. I think he would have had her discretely killed to tie up a loose end.
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    George hasn't explained what happened to the Whents during Robert's Rebellion and its aftermath, but Shella is described as "Lady Whent, last of her line, who dwelt with her ghosts in the cavernous vaults of Harrenhal" (AGOT Catelyn V). Edmure calls the banners (AGOT Eddard XI), so Harrenhal presumably sends a contingent west to Riverrun. Jaime is then victorious below the Golden Tooth and at Riverrun, capturing Edmure. Meanwhile, Tywin and Kevan lead a second host through the riverlands. With Riverrun besieged and without knowing that Robb is marching to the rescue, it's possible that a weary Shella simply decides to surrender Harrenhal when Tywin shows up.
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    World of Ice and Fire App Update

    On the Journeys map, Kevan Lannister's route with the ACOK filter has him travel from Harrenhal to Riverrun (Battle of the Fords) and then back east to Harrenhal and then south to King's Landing (Battle of the Blackwater). The route should instead have him travel south from Riverrun to the Blackwater Rush near Stoney Sept, then east to King's Landing.
  5. Yep. The views of the Starks and Kevan have already been mentioned, but Yandel writes, "The crowning of the Stark girl, who was by all reports a wild and boyish young thing with none of the Princess Elia's delicate beauty, could only have been meant to win the allegiance of Winterfell to Prince Rhaegar's cause, Symond Staunton suggested to the king."
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    Small Questions v. 10105

    Isn't "one of his dead brother's" wrong? Willem Lannister is captured in the Whispering Wood, but he is a son of the living Kevan. Tyrek is the son of the late Tygett Lannister, but Tyrek is still in King's Landing at this time. Tywin's other brother was Gerion, but he only had a bastard daughter, Joy Hill.
  7. Their strength is greater than fifty, however, since Lord Westerling was part of Jaime's host at the start of the war and was captured in the Whispering Wood.
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    Military Strengths and More!

    FYI, that excerpt is from the A Song of Ice and Fire Wiki (iceandfire.wikia.com), not A Wiki of Ice and Fire (which is affiliated with westeros.org).
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    Wiki Update

    Not sure if it's been mentioned yet, but italics display correctly in the Contents of an article (A Game of Thrones) but not in the subsection's header (A Game of Thrones).
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    Small Questions v. 10105

    Interesting, do you recall where/when he said that?
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    The ASOIAF wiki thread

    I concur as well. Similar info was added to Jon Snow and Maekar I Targaryen.
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    The ASOIAF wiki thread

    It seems that YD was killed by one of the spearwives, but I don't think we know which woman. While Rowan adamantly denies they are to blame for killing Little Walder, Theon is skeptical of their denials they killed the other men (She would never believe his denials, any more than he believed hers.).
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    Small Questions v. 10105

    The AFFC Appendix mentions Edmund Waxley, the Knight of Wickenden, which implies they are landed knights. Sansa's chapters mention a Lord Waxley, however. Most landed knights in the appendix have Ser as an honorific: Curiously, Edmund Waxley the Knight of Wickenden, and Bennard Brune, the Knight of Brownhollow, do not have Ser honorifics in the appendix. Lothor Brune tells Sansa that the Brunes of Brownhollow are a knightly family, at least. Perhaps Edmund is a lord who goes by "Knight of Wickenden" for prestige purposes (maybe he is a famous knight?), but we don't know for certain.
  14. As @Katerine459 said, there are indications that Sybell was in contact with Tywin but she had no knowledge of the Red Wedding. Amusingly, Jaime assumes that "joy" refers to his cousin, Joy Hill. In actuality, Tywin negotiated for Joy to wed a Frey when she is older. GRRM stated that ASOS would "resolve the question of Bran and the dagger". From what I can recall, the mystery is not mentioned in AFFC or ADWD. We have no evidence that love potions work or that one was administered to Robb. I personally dislike the idea since it removes Robb's agency and detracts from his own involvement in his downfall.
  15. It's mentioned in ASOS and AFFC. So Mr. Merchant travels to Essos, trades in spices, and brings back a maegi. Their son, a wealthy merchant, becomes the founder of House Spicer after he is ennobled by Lord Tytos Lannister (Tywin's father). Lord Spicer's daughter is Sybell Spicer, who weds the impoverished Lord Gawen Westerling.