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  1. Black Crow

    Heresy 217 Dreams and Dust

    The old story of the chicken and the egg of course but there's a further complication in the appearance of the comet, considered as significant by some, including Old Nan who explicitly linked it with dragons
  2. Black Crow

    Heresy 217 Dreams and Dust

    There's a basic problem here in that dragons are supposedly very long-lived. In the ordinary way of nature the birth rate and death rate or animals are fairly evenly balanced. Perhaps what went wrong was that the Targaryens tried to force the birth/hatching rate to compensate for the loss of dragons [and magic?] in the Doom.
  3. Black Crow

    Heresy 217 Dreams and Dust

    There is a simple way to rationalise this in that it may all be in their heads, ie; because their native tongue is the Common one they think they are hearing it.
  4. Black Crow

    Heresy 217 Dreams and Dust

    You never met my old mate Tony, then.
  5. Black Crow

    Heresy 217 Dreams and Dust

    Mind you, if we want to parallel the house of the Undying with the Cave of Skulls, what does that tell us of the denizens of the latter? We have after all discussed whether the three-fingered tree huggers are really as cuddly as they seem. The HotU episode might be a warning.
  6. Black Crow

    Heresy 217 Dreams and Dust

    Bait
  7. Black Crow

    Heresy 217 Dreams and Dust

    Hence my contention that what Summer was actually seeing was a "metaphorical" vision of something nasty let loose by the destruction of Winterfell.
  8. Black Crow

    Heresy 217 Dreams and Dust

    The direwolves are themselves creatures of magic. They can communicate over great distances. We don't know the extent of their powers, but its entirely possible that he can"see" things.
  9. Black Crow

    Heresy 217 Dreams and Dust

    Perhaps one way to reconcile the contradictions circling around the great stone beast is to recognise it as something symbolic rather than literal. Summer sees something we recognise as a dragon, where no dragon should be. Danaerys, if we accept for the sake of this argument, sees the same thing as a "beast". The term "beast" as discussed above, is used to denote something cruel and terrible. While normal people would obviously regard Danaerys' pets as cruel and terrible beasts, she doesn't refer to them as such and may not recognise them as such either. When she sees the great stone beast it isn't a dragon. Conversely, Summer has seen the comet, but instead now sees an incorporeal dragon or dragon-like beast and bares his teeth. If, however, we go back to Old Nan, there is a possible explanation. When asked what the comet means, she responds Dragons - and lo and behold half a world away Danaerys the Dragonlord, hatches three of them. Sorted. Then we learn that Dragons and magic may be synonymous Then look at the context; the destruction of Winterfell. Are Danaerys and Summer each in their own way seeing not a corporeal dragon/beast flapping about over Winterfell, but something nasty being released/freed by the destruction of Winterfell?
  10. Welcome to Heresy, the long-running thread that takes a slightly sideways look at the story and in particular at Winterfell, its sons, daughters and old lords and their connection with the Dark Narnia which lies beyond the Wall that dragons cannot pass. By popular request 217 in the series offers an opportunity to look again at Danaerys the Dragonlord's trip in the House of the Undying. Not a new topic of discussion by any means, but one focussing on any of her visions which might concern Winterfell and the magical otherlands - in particular whether there might be any connection between that dragon rising from a stone tower and the very similar vision by Summer of a dragon above the burning Winterfell.
  11. Black Crow

    Heresy 216 The Return of the Crow

    Yes but I've been at Boy Scouts all evening and if you hadn't wandered off into the mummers' version I would have been able to fix it before you spilled into page 21
  12. Black Crow

    Heresy 216 The Return of the Crow

    No, I'm purely looking at their possible nature rather than any hidden allegiances
  13. Black Crow

    Heresy 216 The Return of the Crow

    I agree entirely. GRRM after all described them as a different kind of life and I have argued before that they are in effect ghosts [of old Stark lords] and can "assemble" a body at need from the ice crystals in the air, and in general see them as akin to the Nazgul.
  14. Black Crow

    Heresy 216 The Return of the Crow

    "Its only a flesh wound..."
  15. Black Crow

    Heresy 216 The Return of the Crow

    Send me a draft OP and I'll publish it when this Heresy runs its course
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