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  1. It isn't specified when her cousin became Prince of Pentos. Even if he married her after her cousin became the Prince, his statement would still be correct given she still was a cousin of the Prince of Pentos at some point. The Prince of Pentos is the head of state, which brings a lot of influence, power and prestige to whoever is the Prince as well as his family. It also comes with the perks of deflowering two maidens every year, going around in a rich palanquin, presiding over feasts and balls and a palace. It also considered an honor. Some have refused according to WOIAF, but at the same time there are definitely people who would want it in spite of the risk just for the benefits. The scheming behind the scenes to keep your relatives from getting the title makes little sense given if no one actually wants it, then why keep the position at all, as opposed to just simply having a council of magisters without a prince run the city like many other Free Cities? It isn't indicated anywhere that she died. It's possible, but we'll have to wait for details.
  2. We all know Illyrio's first wife was the cousin of the Prince of Pentos, but do you think it's possible that he became Prince, because his cousin married Illyrio? Basically, Illyrio's wife was from the forty families of Pentos, and I'm guessing any father from a prestigious, aristocratic family might have been reluctant to marry his daughter to a former sellsword of humble origins. However, marriages in ASOIAF are often deals brokered between families as forms of business transactions, and it isn't exclusive to Westeros. Illyrio's good-father may have agreed to such a match if his family felt they were getting something valuable in return. I think this was the deal Illyrio had with his wife's family: in exchange for her hand and being welcomed into the forty families, he made their relative Prince of Pentos. However, there is another person introduced in ADWD that came the Pentos's elite circles. According to the WOIAF: To give you an idea, 262 AC was the same year Aerys was crowned, and almost two decades before Aegon was born. I don't think it would be a stretch to assume that Illyrio married his first wife around that time. GRRM said: As Varys once said "secrets are worth more than silvers and sapphires." The Tattered Prince could have been the original candidate for Prince, but he could have been forced to flee after Varys and Illyrio blackmailed him or threatened him. After Tatters left, that allowed Illyrio's good-cousin to assume the crown, and Illyrio got accepted into the elite circle of the forty families. Of course, he later separated from his wife when Varys gave him a better offer with Serra. I think it would work thematically in that the Tattered Prince like Daenerys is a prince exiled due to Illyrio and Varys's scheming, and is returning home to take back the crown that Illyrio's family stole from him. The victims of Illyrio's schemes are coming back to haunt him.
  3. We've all seen this quote before, and paid attention to the black dragon head turning red pointing to Aegon as Blackfyre appearing as a Targaryen. However, the last part that is bolded could point out that after the Blackfyre threat has been forgotten that the last Blackfyre pretender, Aegon, has been living on a riverboat on the Rhoyne his whole life.
  4. Euron is officially the worst brother ever: killing three brothers and sexually abusing two. I agree with the theory that the dwarves fighting and making love refer to the claimants for the IT fighting and making alliances such as the case with Arianne and Aegon which does involve actual copulation. The warlock shouting "Pree" pretty much confirms that Pyat Pree's party was the group Euron captured. I also agree with Lord Varys that Euron got the armor from the warlocks as his response to the Reader's inquiries suggests he is full of shit. Poor Falia, her CInderella story apparently doesn't have a happy ending. It just demonstrates that Euron isn't loyal to anyone. As to Ran's assertion about Euron being a dreamer or greenseer, I think the throne of skulls might suggest that given we see plenty of skulls on the walls in the CotF cave, and Melisandre sees skulls about Jon when we know BranRaven is going to help him. The woman with him possibly being the Others' leader brings to mind the Queen of the Norns from MS&T who rules from a mountain in a cold land far North. As for the Shields, he made sure he gave them to rivals and supporters of rivals, so his rivals are weakened if they lose them.
  5. They're the septon and maester who possibly accompany her on the Perergrine from Ghost Hill, or meet her when she lands.
  6. That is a nice one. The Pharaoh puts his signet on Joseph's finger and gives him a new name while Stannis gave Davos a new title, Lord of the Rainwood. One of the prisoners Joseph was with was executed just as Alester Florent was.
  7. Daemon's battle with Aemond ending with Daemon plunging his sword into Aemond's eye so hard it came out the back of his throat over the God's Eye could be reference to the Last Battle of Mag Tuired in Irish mythology, where Lugh drove Balor's eye out of the back of his head, with the eye creating a lake known as "Lake of the Eye."
  8. Dany left Meereen, and Barristan is still there, and he would be inclined to see her killers brought to justice. The freedmen would still be naturally opposed to the people who enslaved them, without Dany, and they would be likely to avenge her if they thought she was betrayed and murdered. He needed her alive as his rallying point? Alive, she was the one in control and her husband was removing him from power. Multiple factions in Meereen who want her dead? I think there was only one faction: the Meereenese nobility, and outside it was the Yunkai'i and their allies. The locusts were not from the kitchens of the Great Pyramid but a confectioner, and the freedmen aren't described as completely rational beings, and anger and rage over Dany's death would likely inhibit their ability to reason and look at all the evidence which isn't entirely available to them. The Yunkai'i would be the first suspects in Dany's death. It was meant for Dany and Hizdahr, Dany knows that they had no reason to kill Hizdahr as he was the one who constructed the peace deal with the Yunkai'i, and had many friends amongst them and their allies. It's gone over here. But he still would have had Meereen and an army. The dragons were in the Great Pyramid, and he isn't the most cunning given his clumsy assassination attempt.
  9. It would have served his cause since Dany had married Hizdahr, and Hizdahr was replacing people in Dany's court. He was losing the ground he had just gained in Meereen. If Dany and Hizdahr had died from poison, then he could have blamed it on the Yunkai'i and rally Dany's forces to attack the slavers. He would have Dany's army and her two dragons, making him the undisputed ruler of Meereen.
  10. Then we found out in ASoS. Both Renly and Tywin are dead, and I don't think that foreshadows Barristan coming back to Westeros. Being from Bear Island, and having fought in the Greyjoy Rebellion, he likely has a natural antipathy to Ironmen. I don't think he would want Victarion to have any chance of meeting with Dany, especially if he founds out what happened to Victarion's last wife.
  11. Not the entire fleet but a few warships with all the other ships being merchant vessels. The Volantenes want to save their fleet for Dany.
  12. Then what would be the point of Tyrion going to Meereen just for him to be killed by Victarion before he even mets Dany? I think it is more likely Tyrion ends up having Victarion getting killed by Dany.
  13. According to Val, Mel did know, but let it happen as it suited her. Jon all but stated that if Mel and Stannis intended to burn Gilly's baby he would reveal the child's identity as Stannis wouldn't let Mel sacrifice an innocent child as he wants to win the free folk. she heard the whispered name Jon Snow.
  14. The poster said the "horn Mance says will bring down the Wall", and that is Mance said of the giant's horn. I don't think a dragonhorn is the Horn of Winter. I think it is more akin to Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade, where the Holy Grail is actually a plain wooden cup. The Horn of WInter is the cracked horn Jon gave Sam.
  15. No, because Melisandre burned Mance's horn, remember?
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