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Aedan Stormrage

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  1. If you want to learn High Valyrian, check out: http://bit.ly/QQCkxe

  2. From David Peterson's twitter account: "Just heard my first bit of Astapori Valyrian. Extraordinarily pleased. So he referred to it as "Astapori Valyrian", hinting that in fact there will be different kinds of Valyrian!!
  3. Where does it say Excalibur was forged from meteor?
  4. I think we are deviating a little from the idea of this thread. The idea is to find relatively plausible references or homages to other works or authors, not to look for any kind of similarity to anything else... that's just trivia...
  5. I don't think that even counts as an homage... Drogo is a well-known name in real life: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Drogo_of_Champagne http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Drogo_of_Metz http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Drogo_of_Brittany http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Drogo_of_Mantes http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Drogo_of_Hauteville http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Saint_Drogo So... it's a pretty known germanic name.
  6. Yes, that's from Suetonius' account on Caligula: He often inveighed against all the senators alike, as adherents of Sejanus and informers against his mother and brothers, producing the documents which he pretended to have burned,54 and upholding the cruelty of Tiberius as forced upon him, since he could not but believe so many accusers. He constantly tongue-lashed the equestrian order as devotees of the stage and the arena. Angered at the rabble for applauding a faction which he opposed, he cried: "I wish the Roman people had but a single neck," The context is quite appropriate.
  7. Totally true, but it's more than just that. For example, you have the Valusia -> Valyria similarity, both great civilizations, both doomed beneath the sea. Both Robert and Conan have blue eyes and black hair. Cimmeria is described as having "dark shadowy forests and gloomy skies", Robert's land is called the Stormlands. Both place emphasis in having gloomy skies and storms. The similarities are huge, both took a crown by force and then found it that the keeping was worse than the taking. I think Robert Baratheon is Martin's rendition of Conan, maybe of how Conan could have ended up.
  8. They will. They must... as new languages gain more importance.
  9. Yes, that's all true. But I seriously think that David would be their first choice should they decide to give a green light to other languages being created. I would love to see that happen.
  10. Yes, in fact Dothraki's creator is going to handle the creation of High Valyrian as well. So we have invented languages for the future too!
  11. Well, actually the phrase in Dothraki is: Me nem nesa. Well... there are many words in Dothraki for "horse", but using the most common one, I would think: Finne hrazef anni? But you could also go for: Finne sajo? or Finne sajo anni?
  12. Showing no mercy! Playing Total War with Kingdom of Heaven OST in the background

  13. Thinking about the multi-layered references in Martin's work. Can't wait to see the final denouement of the series!

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