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  1. Feather Crystal

    Heresy 213 Death aint what it used to be

    You misunderstand me. The Thenns are in on it. Mance Raydar spent many years visiting clan leaders and detailing his plan. Any family members killed in the process are part of accepting the risk. They understand that magic is a two bladed sword without a hilt.
  2. Feather Crystal

    Heresy 213 Death aint what it used to be

    I agree that the white walkers serve a purpose: to create fear which in turn provides the means to usher the wildlings south of the Wall. The looming question is “why”? I’ve offered my explanation before - that the wildings are the Others and have manufacturered the white walkers, - because they have the motivation that makes the most sense.
  3. Feather Crystal

    Heresy 213 Death aint what it used to be

    The list of Lord Commanders has been beaten to death on multiple Heresys, but I have yet to see a fresh approach or a new idea. The line about the Children "helping" the Last Hero to defeat the Others which supposedly led to the building of the Wall may not be what it seems on the surface. If the Children are no longer found south of the Wall it would appear that their eradication helped build the Wall. Defeating the Children of the Forest would defeat the forces of nature, and maybe it's their blood that built the Wall?
  4. Feather Crystal

    Heresy 213 Death aint what it used to be

    Grey guys then. GRRM's characters are very grey. We see "bad" guy Sandor demonstrate honor, and "good" knights in shining armor doing horrible things. Being able to understand motivations before something bad is revealed seems like something the author would do.
  5. Feather Crystal

    Heresy 213 Death aint what it used to be

    It would be quite a twist if GRRM has led his readers to support and like the Stark family and then they turn out to be the bad guys.
  6. Feather Crystal

    Heresy 213 Death aint what it used to be

    OK, these ideas fit some of my suspicions that the Starks aren't the original family that founded Winterfell. If the Nights King was from the original family, then that is when the Starks defeated winter and became Kings of (over) Winter. That old King in the North crown of 9 swords surrounding bronze symbolizes how the Starks have been warding winter/ice magic and keeping it prisoner. The Starks are the prison guards. If the manipulation of the wheel of time to undo past wrongs has Jon Snow resurrected as the new Nights King with Val as his Queen, it might mean that his true father is from beyond the Wall, which would be necessary to restore Winterfell to the rightful family. He still fits the "brother" to the Lord of Winterfell, because he and Ramsay are bastards that share the last name "Snow". The Last Hero story is confusing though, because why would the Children help defeat the Nights King? If those two stories are actually one event. (Long Night and Last Hero)
  7. Feather Crystal

    Heresy 213 Death aint what it used to be

    This is a good point. If they were on friendly terms they’d still be living in the woods. It does appear contradictory to what we’ve been led to believe. Any theories?
  8. Feather Crystal

    Heresy 213 Death aint what it used to be

    I think the First Men split into two factions: those that allied themselves with the Children, and those that abused the magic of nature, specifically the Ironborn and the wildlings. The Ironborn got cut off from the mainland, and the wildlings imprisoned behind the Wall.
  9. Feather Crystal

    Heresy 213 Death aint what it used to be

    Yes, I agree that the delayed length of a season has a magical source, but it does eventually move onto another season. What I have suggested is that specific historic events are also seasonal. There could not be a Nights King without winter, so delaying winter by having an extended summer solves that "problem", but other seasons have their own problematic seasonal events. For example, tournaments are associated with Spring. Abductions are also associated with Spring. I am guessing the Defiance of Duskendale and Jon Arryn's refusal to give up Ned and Robert both occurred during Winter. The War of the Five Kings and Robert's Rebellion may have occurred heading into a Spring thaw. The Ironborn seem to time uprisings during late Summer or early Autumn. The 1st, 2nd, and 3rd Blackfyre Rebellions along with the rebellions of Renly, Stannis, and Robb Stark occurred in Autumn. "There is an appointed time for everything. And there is a time for every event under heaven--" Ecclesiastes 3:1 - New American Standard Bible
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    Heresy 213 Death aint what it used to be

    It has now fully been scientifically proven that real-life changes occur (cycle) once on a smaller scale every 5,125 years, and on a massive scale roughly once every 26,000 years. While many of our ancestors have managed to live through these cycles, large populations and civilizations did get wiped out at roughly every 5,125 cycle. The Mayan people were aware of these 5,125 and 26,000 year cycles, and viewed the 26,000 year cycle as a completely new beginning. The year 2012 has been recognized as the end of one such 26,000 year cycle. This longer 26,000 year cycle was calculated by observing the stars and noticing the precession of the constellations across the night sky, along with the timing of the solstices and equinoxes, which is due to the wobble in the earth's axis. Can you imagine the diligent record keeping this would've entailed considering the average human lifespan? We all know - flat-earther's excluded - that our earth rotates, and most of us recall learning that the earth's rotation also wobbles. As our rotating Earth orbits the sun, this wobble has it's own ecliptic pattern, and that revolution takes 25,920 years to complete. That long 25,920 year revolution is called Plato's Great Year, and it too is broken down into four seasons and twelve 2,160 year long ages. Thus the view of the stars over our heads does change. Ancient humans broke each solar cycle into four seasons, with each season consisting of three smaller ages, with twelve ages in all. Each age has a name that we recognize as a sign of the zodiac. More information can be read here. Today we use a calendar year developed by the Romans that include four seasons and twelve months per year, only today the signs of the zodiac straddle the months. To circle back to my main point - I think GRRM's use of a wheel of time is based on real scientific fact. Even we don't acknowledge that our history does tend to repeat itself. There's even evidence of advanced technological civilizations going back 10,000, 15,000, and more years ago, even though most people believe our most advanced technologies have only existed during the last two thousand years. Whenever evidence is found that contradicts the accepted record it's labeled "OOPART" or out-of-place artifacts. I think GRRM is trying to incorporate these mysterious facts into his fantasy world, only a more simplified version.
  11. Feather Crystal

    Heresy 213 Death aint what it used to be

    It's facts like these that make me wonder if the Long Night wasn't a literal winter, but rather a period of time that the Children fled and lived underground due to human migration? The Long Night could be the early years of the Andal invasion.
  12. Feather Crystal

    Heresy 213 Death aint what it used to be

    My short-best-guess is "yes". How far did the Long Night extend geographically? If a Doom-like event occurred in Westeros, would that be large enough in scale to last a whole generation? Looking to real-life examples for perspective, Mt St Helens's 1980 eruption drifted across the United States in 3 days time, and circled the globe in 15 days. Certainly not enough to qualify in scope/scale to cause a generation's long night, so it would have to be something much, much, much larger.
  13. Feather Crystal

    Heresy 213 Death aint what it used to be

    IMO a supervolcano would be necessary to bring about a Long Night. Smaller volcanoes wouldn't spread enough ash to mitigate a climate change.
  14. Feather Crystal

    Heresy 213 Death aint what it used to be

    This is interesting, because while Winterfell is said to be built into a hill it's not described as a mountain - however - anyone that has been to Yellowstone understands how large the caldera of a super volcano can be. The Yellowstone caldera is 35 by 45 miles (55 by 72km). It could be that the rolling hills around Winterfell are actually inside a huge caldera, but the only mention of mountains are northwest of the Wall. To be inside a caldera you would see mountains in the distance all the way around Winterfell. The park itself has four main entrances: west, north, east, and south. Coming into Yellowstone from the west entrance will get you to the most famous parts of the park with the Old Faithful section located in the southwest part, and the Mammoth Hot Springs section in the northwest part. If the Yellowstone supervolcano should erupt again, it's blast of ash would cover nearly all of the continental United States, clogging the atmosphere enough to block out the sun, and disrupting our entire global climate enough to cause mass famine.
  15. Feather Crystal

    Heresy 213 Death aint what it used to be

    I believe this passage is another reference to the wheel of time after it’s been turned inside out. Quaithe told Dany how to navigate this new world - to go east you must go west, etc...but look again at Mirri’s words. She too points out the reversed east and west directions, plus she talks of mountains blowing in the wind and seas going dry. IMO these prophecies relate to the Wall and winter coming. The Narrow Sea will likely freeze over and become like “dry” land. Maybe that is how Dany will get the khalasar across? And the Wall is like a mountain. I’ve posited before that the magic that raised it is being released, that the Wall is disintegrating, and blowing away in the form of a blizzard.
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