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  1. Daena the Defiant

    Which book has the best final chapter?

    I do think that was a hell of a cliffhanger, but I wouldn't exactly say Catelyn is alive.
  2. Daena the Defiant

    Pros and Cons of Stannis accepting the faith of fire worshippers?

    Well, the human sacrifice is a definite con, I'd say.
  3. And their vassals, House Ragingones and House Rocksolid.
  4. Daena the Defiant

    The Gift of Castamere to the Spicers, and the Westerland Response

    I tend to agree, but maybe it's not a "love potion" exactly, but just something that excites his libido (not that a 19 year old male needs much in that aspect) while loosening his judgement.... have Jeyne float around in a thin linen nighgown to tend his wounds. and.... well, what happens happened.
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    The betrothal of nephews, cousins and nieces ...

    The only bit of text I could ever really find was this: That seems to imply that future Lord Robb would grant the lesser Stark holdings on his brothers, and they would be ... what? Life estates? Would those holdings revert back to Robb (and Robb's heirs) upon the deaths of his siblings, or would they in effect create lots of smaller Stark holdings that follow the lines of descent from Bran and Rickon (cadet houses?). It's never really been clear.
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    What if Lysa Tully birthed her child with Petyr?

    Yeah, this is all true, but Delena Florent was deflowered and impregnated by the king. A king who, at the time, was young, handsome, popular and a war hero. People would likely to be more indulgent of Delena and more protective of the baby. Petyr Baelish at that point in the story is a nobody, a lesser bannerman of the Eyrie. Any bastard child of the "Lord of Sheepshit" ("who is Lord Baelish?", they'd ask) on the younger daughter of Hoster Tully is not going to be able to compel that much esteem, nor would Lysa be in much of a position to accrue sympathy and avoid opprobrium. In fact, I would very much expect that both Lady Catelyn Stark and her brother, the heir to Riverrun would be very much constrained by societal custom and morality to avoid being seen in 'Poor Lysa's' company.
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    What if Lysa Tully birthed her child with Petyr?

    She'd be shunted off to a Motherhouse somewhere, be a novice Septa, starching linen wimples or whatever. The child would have been taken and fostered out as a bastard to a loyal Tully vassal, and end up probably as a household knight or possibly trundled off to the Citadel at some point (if male), or possibly stuffed into a Motherhouse herself, come the day (if female). All of the Riverlands would know of Lysa's shame and she will never make a high value match. Possibly Lord Hoster would, after a safe period arrange for her to marry one of his lesser bannermen. Just like what happened to noble girls in RL who 'disgraced' themselves.
  8. Daena the Defiant

    Why do people dislike Stannis?

    Which is not to even mention his penchant for permitting human sacrifice. I mean, that's a very serious character flaw.
  9. Daena the Defiant

    The future Lord of the Crossing

    This, although I don't see why he would need to remove her anyway. He would control her as Lord Protector and lord in all but name, and his heirs would have a thicker strain of blood-right legitimacy if they are her children too.
  10. Daena the Defiant

    Theory: Barbrey Dustin is a very tough fighter

    Someone, somewhere, has a fine theory that she, despite being a Ryswell by birth, is also laced into the Dustin inheritance from another line back a generation or two, so she is basically a legal claimant by blood, as well as running the joint in a regency/dowager capacity. Here it is: The Dustin Fief Will Devolve Back to House Ryswell Anyway Theory .....
  11. Daena the Defiant

    What are Leyton Hightower and the Mad Maid up to?

    You win the internet this day!
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    The Ghiscari Names

    On a hunch, the herb tarragon is sometimes known in culinary circles as the 'dragon herb' or 'dragon's tail.' That's a fairly obscure allusion, but I bet that's where he got it from.
  13. House Dunn, because I would just the pink and black double-headed pelican to be blazoned everywhere. http://www.westeros.org/Citadel/Heraldry/Entry/724/
  14. Daena the Defiant

    Renly Gay?

    If you have read all the books, I am just going to direct you to the FAQ article from the Tower of the Hand site: Edit: posting the whole thing was a bit obnoxious - I am just going to leave the FAQ pointer - NOTE the filter was set for all books read.