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  1. PrinceHenryris

    "Cursed" Targaryen Names

    I guess Maegor is considered a "bad" name in Westeros. I might be missing some of the details, but wasn't Aerion naming his son "Maegor " one of the arguments against both Aerion and his son? I would also consider Aemon an "unlucky " name. Jaehyris' son Aemon got taken out by a random arrow and Maekar's son Aemon ended up, in Marwyn's words, "wasting himself at the wall." Those are the two from off the top or my head.
  2. Living under/working for Tytos Lannister looks like a good way to climb socially. The Spicers advanced enough to marry into the Westerlings, and Grandpa Clegane went from kennelmaster to landed knight with his own keep.
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    How do you handle two highborns fighting over a highborn lady?

    It seems like dueling is cool in Westeroos. A Bracken and a Blackwood dueled over Rhaenyra. Of course, neither had a real shot, but it seems like the Blackwoods and Brackens use any excuse to fight. In one of the best examples of poor judgment in the stories, Littlefinger challenged Brandon Stark to a duel over Cat. Maybe Littlefinger was hoping for pity? I'm also of the opinion that anyone wanting to marry Rohanne Webber would have had to fight the Longinch. So I'm going to say duel.
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    How did the Starks aquire the sword ICE?

    Useless topic. The Starks could easily afford a VS sword when they were available. They're rich as hell. They might not have gold or wheat but they have a lot of land where you can find other profits.
  5. I didn't think that much about it from the complex perspectives others mentioned. I thought it was simple expediency. For whatever reason, Aegon was focused on Westeroos. If Volantis had one that war, Aegon would have been trying to establish his fledgling kingdom in the West with a superpower across the Narrow Sea. Instead, Aegon helped curb Volantene power with only minimal effort and risk. I also find it telling that only Aegon and Baelerion were involved in the conflict. If Aegon had really wanted to put a stamp on Essos, he would have brought at least, one of his sisters and their dragons with him.
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    Cold-hearted Robb

    War winning Robb?
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    So where would you live ?

    Ideally, the eldest son of a minor landed-knight on the Dornish coasts. Failing that, and I think I'm the first to say this, a fisherman on the Iron Islands.
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    Boltons vs Manderlys'

    Manderly has the money, men, ships and trade. The Boltons have the Dredfort. Apparently, it took a two year siege for the Starks to take the Dredfort the last time the Boltons rebelled. I don't know if the Manderly fortifications are as strong. If it were one on one, I'd go with Manderly. They can resupply by sea, hire sellswords and are generally better equipped. Depending on who picks up more allies, it can go either way.
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    Strongest Lannister Vassal

    I'd say that the Crakehalls are probably the most influential if not also the most powerful. Tywin sent Jaime to squire for Sumner Crakehall. I strongly doubt that Tywin would have sent his "golden child " to squire for a weak and ineffective lord.
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    Which Castles are the Best at Defending Dragons?

    Free Northman, didn't Vhaghar and Balerion turn large parts of the Dornish sands into glass during the "Dragons' Wroth"? I'm by no means a geologist, but from what little I do know, sand is harder to melt than some types of stone.
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    Which Castles are the Best at Defending Dragons?

    I'll go with some of the others and give Greywater Watch a qualified maybe. As mentioned, it's hard find. You can't burn what you can't see. Second, it's a swamp. Fires don't really spread that well in a swamp. Third, we don't know about Greywater Watch, other than it moves and is hard to find. Maybe it's construction involves mud and moss or other wet and not particularly flammable materials. Finally, there are the "magicks of the Crannogmen". Again we don't know enough, but maybe there's something there?
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    Queries about dragons

    (1). Apparently, speed is at least partially related to age and size. Later in life, Balerion was considered slow. When Aemon, Alyssa and Baelon used to race back and forth between KL and Dragonstone it was usually Alyssa and Melys who were fastest. The fight between Tessarion and Seasmoke was considered the fight, "where the dragons truly danced." Now whether this also applies to how far a dragon can fly is another matter. Unlike, the speed issue we have no direct textual evidence. My best guest would be that the older dragons can fly farther at a slower pace. Balerion somehow made it to Valyria and back without being noticed. That would imply that he spent a large portion of the trip either flying over open water or otherwise avoiding populated areas. A good comparison might be a Tesla and a tractor-trailer. The Tesla is fast and agile, but has a relatively short range. The big rig is much slower and far less agile but can travel much further without refueling. Then again, we're dealing with a magical world, so who knows.
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    Favorite new character introduced in Fire and Blood?

    @Lord Varys, I normally agree with a lot of what you post, but in this case, I think it was necessary for Alyssa to die. Had she lived, she may have had more children which might have included daughters which may have changed her sons' wedding plans. Even if she didn't have any more children, she might have been able to mitigate Viserys' "people pleasing" tendencies and Daemon's "roguish " ones. Finally, if she had lived into Visery's reign she would have been at court during Baelon's tenure as Hand and had an insight into court maneuvering that Viserys and Daemon lacked. Does anybody really think that if Alyssa were alive she would have allowed Alicent Hightower and the rest of her scheming family to get their hooks into Viserys? In other words, a long-lived Alyssa Targayean probably means no Dance, no death of the Dragons, and in the end not much of a story or world.
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    Favorite new character introduced in Fire and Blood?

    I'd have to say that my favorite new introduction was Alyssa Targaryean. I know she was mentioned in the World Book, but we didn't learn anything about her personality. I found it especially cool that she took Viserys and Daemon on her dragon within a month of their birth. Actually, I find Aemon, Baelon and Alyssa likeable, interesting and capable. Sadly, they all had to die young or there wouldn't have been much of a story.
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    Names for new Targaryens

    Aemon/Aemma would be an ideal name for a Jon/Dany child. It's a traditional Targ name, but it also honors someone that Jon knew, respected and protected. I just see one problem. Targs don't seem to go for "Juniors ", I can't think of a single time a Targ parent named a child after themselves. For some reason I have it in my head that Jon's Targ name is Aemon. I don't have a reason just a feeling. So that would rule out Aemon/Aemma
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