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  1. White Ravens

    Shade of the evening.

    We can assume that weirwood paste helped open Bran's eyes. Jojen soup is an unproven theory at this point.
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    Names of Legend: The Stranger and Ender the Xenocide

    I hesitate to link the themes of these two authors. Both wrote ambitious stories with grand themes involving human motivations. Maybe the similarities you see are coincidental? At any rate, I was involved in a book forum back in the early 2000s and at that time people were pretty judgemental of Card because of his personal views on homosexuality and his Mormon beliefs. Any discussions people tried to have about how wonderful his books are (especially the Ender books) tended to devolve into people judging him for his personal and religious beliefs. I read all of Ender books. Ender's Game is one of my all time favourite books, but the series became more esoteric and less interesting for me as is developed. The same is true for his "Tales of Alvin Maker" series. Strong beginnings but less interesting as each books continued the tale. I don't find a need to judge his books based on his personal and religious beliefs. A good book is a good book. But you might find that some people don't agree with that point of view.
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    Which minor houses do you want to see more of?

    Careful. This way likely leads to disappointment and overestimation.
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    Shade of the evening.

    I agree.
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    Shade of the evening.

    I agree. Psilocybin is the ingredient in some mushrooms that makes them "magic". When present it makes mushrooms bruise blue. Of course on Planetos any hallucinogenic substance is gonna provide effects that would put actual magic into magic mushrooms and preparations like weirwood paste and shade of the evening. One could expect that real visions and prophecies could be found when consuming them but there is always the caveat that prophecies will ultimately kick you in the head or bite off your prick.
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    Shade of the evening.

    You are right in that sourleaf stains the mouth red, but there is no indication that it has anything to do with weirwoods or the inky blue leafed trees used to make Shade of the Evening. It is more like chewing tobacco. Shade of the evening is only consumed by the warlocks of Qarth except for one instance when Pyat Pree encouraged Daenerys to drink a flute of the stuff. Other than that we have Euron seizing a cask when he captured four warlocks from Qarth. He appears to have developed a taste for it and there are a couple of instances of him offering it or forcing it onto his brothers. I would say that its consumption is more exclusive than elitist.
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    Shade of the evening.

    Interesting. Euron appears to have started drinking Shade of the Evening after he captured and tortured four warlocks on a galleas out of Qarth (including Pyat Pree), along with their cask of Shade of the Evening. It would appear that he is torturing them to gain knowledge of dark magic.
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    Which minor houses do you want to see more of?

    Farwynd: Shapeshifters who bond with sea lions, walruses, and spotted whales. It would be awesome to read about shapeshifters occupying the minds of aquatic mammals! Their seat is an eight day sail West from Great Wyk and during the kingsmoot Gylbert Farwynd has reason to believe that there is an unexplored continent beyond the sunset sea. Have some Farwynds already been there? Dayne: Who doesn’t want to know more about the pale sword Dawn, forged from the heart of a fallen star and how the family decides who is worthy of the title Sword of the Morning? Reed: A very mysterious house. Greywater Watch (Howland's Moving Castle ) cannot be found by outsiders and may actually move. I'd like to know more about the Crannogmen and lizard lions. I'd also like to read about them fighting more conventional warriors with their poison-tipped arrows, woven nets and three-pronged frog spears.
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    Who is the 3EC?

    Brynden “Bloodraven” Rivers gets my vote.
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    Who is the 3EC?

    There are uniforms for us readers? Please send me the link for purchasing one! I'll wear it for my next re-read.
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    Poll: Is Daario actually Euron?

    Is that why you post these polls on this forum? To do battle? Do you "win" when you start polls on unpopular theories and then wage war with the majority opinion holders? Whatever floats your boat. My vote is still a no, brave monotreme, despite the battle you have waged so far.
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    Poll: Is Daario actually Euron?

    Good answer! Although... I'm gonna have to think about that last one. Not!
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    Is death good? Why fight the Others?

    D'OH! Apologies for making a bad joke based on faulty memory.
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    Faegon will get grey plague from jon connigton and die

    Everyone will die of the grey death. And that right there is your bittersweet ending: The disappointment of seeing your favorite characters die will be mixed with the elation of seeing your most despised character die as well.
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    Is death good? Why fight the Others?

    [Maude Flanders Voice] Won't someone please think of the Others?! [/Maude Flanders Voice]
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    Official Testing Thread

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    Great Houses - Valyrian Steel Sword Names?

    I get what your saying about greatswords being too big and heavy for combat but aren't we talking about blades made of conventional materials by conventional methods? Valyrians steel is lighter and stronger and can be crafted to be thinner and sharper as well. That suggests to me that a Valyrian greatsword might become more practical to wield in battle. Mind you I don't really know that much about swordplay but a thinner lighter, super sharp greatsword might just have it's uses in hand to hand combat. Longer reach for example.
  18. No. The events that played out in the books set up the excellent history of Targaryen rule, right up to War of the Five Kings. It has been a very good read just the way it is.
  19. No. That would be fan fiction. Maybe it is tempting to assume that your vision of these books would be better than what GRRM wrote but you would be wrong. Especially if you go and change a major bit of the early history of Targaryen rule in Westeros. GRRM’s books are awesome because of the way HE wrote them. Your fantasy would change the entire history of Westeros for the last 300 years. No thanks
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    Poll: Is Daario actually Euron?

    Absolutely not.
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    longest summer in living memory

    The old men who go out into the winter to die are committing a noble act. It's nothing like a father in our modern society going "out for a pack of smokes" during his productive years and turning his back on his responsibilities to provide for his young family. These old men have already given all the best years of their lives to raising and providing for their families. But in Westeros winters can last for years and even if a family or a village or a keep had worked very hard all through the long summer storing grain, drying fish, curing meat and so on, the long winter would eventually cause them to use up all of their resources. These old men were making a sacrifice but not to the gods. Their sacrifice was personal and heroic, an act committed for the good of their families that reduced their collective drain on very limited resources and enabled the rest of their family to live longer.
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