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  1. PrinceHenryris

    What should Robert had done with Reach

    Interesting. From what we are told of Robert, he thought he was the hero and had Ned and Jon Arryn in his here. So what he did works from that perspective. As far as we know, Tywin Lannister didn't object either Now, if I were going to go full ruthless, I'd tell all the peasant levies and second sons from the North, Vale, Stormlands and Riverlands that there's land and plunder in the Reach. I might see if I could get Manderly financing. Even if my armies couldn't take the Reach, I'd leave them crippled for a generation.
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    Appropriate Punishment for Catelyn

    You folks pretty much summed up my thinking. I'm not sure that even I'd say my suggestion was the right course, I was just trying to think of ways that Robb could have protected his mother and kept one of his main bannermen. We know Robb's way didn't work.
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    Appropriate Punishment for Catelyn

    If Robb had been creative enough, he could have placed Cat's life in Karstark's hands. "Let the man who passes the sentence wield the sword " or whatever. Then how does Rickard act if he knows he's accused of the same crime? Suddenly, leniency doesn't seem so bad, does it? I would elaborate further, but it's past my bedtime.
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    "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.
  5. 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.
  8. 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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