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  1. The Dornishman's Wife

    Small questions for ADwD, v.V

    This referred to Dany. Moqorro has seen Dany as wed in her flames (correctly, Dany wed Hizdahr), but Vicky shrugs it off, planning to widow her (i.e. kill Hizdahr) so that she's available again. This is less clear, but the laughter during the hand healing was described as wild and mad. Maybe it was Vicky due to the pain or some hallucinogen or such, maybe it was Moqorro who transformed himself into some magic wielding state of ectasy. The singing later was described as wailing and said to be High Valyrian. It was probably Moqorro and part of a spell.
  2. The Dornishman's Wife

    Small questions for ADwD, v.V

    Welcome to the forum, snowangel! :grouphug: Viserys's Targaryen Superimmunity Illusion is most like just what the name says, an illusion. After all, there have been numerous Targs who've gotten all kinds of sick in the past (and an extra amount if you look at the prequel books). Dany didn't catch the Pale Mare despite contact with the people, but neither did Barristan, Grey Worm, Marselen, the Dothraki and the others named in that scene who all helped as well. And conversely, Jon Con got sick with Greyscale but not Tyrion, but infection is always kind of a roulette game: In equal circumstances, sometimes you get infected and sometimes not. There's a plot reason for Jon Con to get it (makes him agree to the accelerated conquest plan, makes his arc more tragic), but also a very good reason for Tyrion not to get it (don't lose the author's and many fans's favourite character). What Dany has caught exactly in the last chapter is a subject of much debate. Many people (me included) believe that she had a miscarriage on top of all things (possibly triggered through eating the berries), but as I said, others believe differently (e.g. here).
  3. The Dornishman's Wife

    Small questions for ADwD, v.V

    Absolutely, it was an unorthodox move. It wasn't just random however: Daenys Targaryen (called 'The Dreamer') was a gifted prophetess and had visions that persuaded her father to move to Dragonstone. Turned out well for them.
  4. The Dornishman's Wife

    Small questions for ADwD, v.V

    The Targaryens were the only one of the Patrician families to emigrate from Valyria before the Doom. They took their dragons with them of course, but the other noble families all dwelled in Valyria, so that's where all the dragons were (during peacetime at least).
  5. The Dornishman's Wife

    Small questions for ADwD, v.V

    He does indeed: Roughly a century ago, Dany's great great great grandfather King Daeron II brought Dorne into the realm by marrying a Dornish princess and Daeron's sister (who was btw also called Daenerys) married the Dornish prince Maron Martell, Quentyn's ancestor. What dragon blood he has is quite diluted now of course.
  6. The Dornishman's Wife

    Small questions for ADwD, v.V

    A miscarriage seems likely (though there are also people who believe in a strong period or bleeding from illness), mainly due to the reason you mentioned. If by 'prophecy' you mean Mirri's implication that Dany won't bear a living child again, then that's still unbroken (and generally, being able to conceive does not necessarily mean being able to carry the child to term).
  7. The Dornishman's Wife

    Small questions for ADwD, v.V

    1) I think the idea behind that is that Tarly despises weakness and is in a position of strength, while Mace Tyrell is a bit of a blundering oaf. Tarly fought on the Targ side during the rebellion (as did the Tyrells though), so there is some speculation that he might be well placed to stab the Tyrells in the back to make Tarly the supreme house of the Reach. But you are right: This is still all highly speculative. 2) I don't think that this theory has any serious following. People just love twins and come up with (sometimes admittedly cool) ideas about them, but there's no real evidence and the ages don't match up.
  8. The Dornishman's Wife

    Small questions for ADwD, v.V

    I think cbhamlyn refers to Tyrek, Bob's other Lannister squire, gone missing during the food riots in King's Landing. He does fulfill the requirement of curly hair. Edit: Included a link to Tyrek's page. My, aren't I fancy today.
  9. The Dornishman's Wife

    Small questions for ADwD, v.V

    Ooh, I love that thought. It explains that feeling of "he's not just random" and our inability to ID him - it's not his ID that's important, it's just his origins and belongings. Nice, but not good enough for all caps :P
  10. The Dornishman's Wife

    Small questions for ADwD, v.V

    I've wondered the exact same thing. I've posed the question before, but no ideas were forthcoming - here's to better luck this time. :cheers: Edric is a troubling thought, but I don't remember that his hair is curly, which would make him safe. For what it's worth, Lannisters and Tyrells are known for curls - but then they can hardly be the only ones.
  11. The Dornishman's Wife

    Small questions for ADwD, v.V

    Most probably the captive uncle she refers to is Edmure - I know he's easy to forget about cause the Stark side is the more interesting side of her family, but he's an uncle just as much as Brandon (dead) and Benjen (lost).
  12. The Dornishman's Wife

    Small questions for ADwD, v.V

    The Others seem to be who controls the wights. They look like tall ice fairies, white skin, but very much alive. They have an extreme weakness to obsidian, it will melt them. They don't like fire but it's not such a killer weapon against them as against their wights. Think: Winter's necromancers with obsidian as cryptonite. The wights on the other hand are reanimated corpses and look the part. If one attacks you, set it on fire, they're highly flammable. Obsidian doesn't help you anymore than a normal stone. Think: Zombies. Both have burning, bright blue eyes (even wights whose bodies had a different eye colour when alive).
  13. The Dornishman's Wife

    Small questions for ADwD, v.V

    For sure. Definitely not. We don't know. Pros: - It would match up nicely: One enormous case of a missing person beyond the Wall, one enormous case of unidentified mystery man beyond the Wall. Neat, ey? - He (very adamantly) refuses to show Bran & co his face. Presumably Bran would recognize him if he ever saw his face. On the other hand, he probably looks a bit dead and maybe doesn't want to frighten them. - Coldhands seems to be a man of the Night's Watch. Cons: - Coldhands has black eyes. Benjen's are blue. Now, we know wightification normally changes eye colour, but in the other direction. Course, he's not a normal wight. - When Bran is afraid that the wights would kill Coldhands, Leaf replies "They killed him long ago". Now, I personally think several years is a long time to be dead, but some people feel they know for sure that Leaf would never think so. - There are alternatives who would also be Night's Watchmen, e.g. Coldhands could be the Night's King.
  14. The Dornishman's Wife

    Small questions for ADwD, v.V

    Definitely also a possibility to keep in mind, yes.
  15. The Dornishman's Wife

    Small questions for ADwD, v.V

    The rules are never spelled out to us, but it does seem plausible that the wights could pass the wall because the NW carried them across. However, it could also be that while the Black Gate carries the protection against wight-like beings (we know that it keeps out Coldhands), the Castle Black Gate does not. We simply don't know, but on the other hand that gives us a great freedom to speculate ;-) (By the way, just to make sure: Others and WW are used as synonyms for the ice sidhe like beings. The reanimated corpses are referred to as wights. Coldhands resembles a wight in several respects, but his eyes are black instead of blue. Maybe this somehow signifies that he's not being controlled by the Others.)
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