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  1. Ser Leftwich

    Small Questions v. 10106

    In Yandel's world, squires are not people.
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    "Cursed" Targaryen Names

    Also, none of these people actually existed, so GRRM could write whatever for whomever he wanted. If he wanted to make a "cursed" or "unlucky" name he could do so.
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    "Cursed" Targaryen Names

    And John as well.
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    "Cursed" Targaryen Names

    I would guess that it is a reference to the given name of Arthur to British/English princes. It is also deemed "cursed" or "bad luck."
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    The Sack of Darry

    Plot convenience for later, (Lancel and the Frey girl).
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    Small Questions v. 10106

    How often (in your own head when you read a post) do you ask?: "Has this person read the books?"
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    What made Ser Gerold Stay?

    Keep reading.
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    Tyrek Lannister theories?

    Two theories: 1) He's dead. 2) He's alive. (Not very exotic or elaborate, but I think I am close with one of them.)
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    Did Cersei help cause her mother’s death?

    Is there any evidence that maesters or midwives can perform cesarean birth (and have the mother survive) or, for that matter, do they even try?
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    Small Questions v. 10106

    Maelys the Monstrous seems like someone who would have filed teeth, but that is just a guess.
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    Small Questions v. 10106

    Did Maekar, as Prince of Summerhall, have dominion, lands, and incomes that went along with it or did he just get a stipend from the Crown? Did he have petty lords below him that were his vassals or not? Or, did he just have a household of his own, paid for by the crown?
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    Why weren’t Robert’s brothers princes

    Did Maekar, as Prince of Summerhall, have dominion, lands, and incomes that went along with it or did he just get a stipend from the Crown? Did he have petty lords below him that were his vassals or not? Or, did he just have a household of his own, paid for by the crown? This is important, since we know that that is how it worked for Stannis and Renly. (All in all, it is likely just an oversight by GRRM.)
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    Characteristics of a good ruler

    @Aldarion Those Roman/Byzantine qualities are in no way how they judge character/ability/fitness to lead in Westeros. A leader is the product of a society, so people get in a leader what they look for.
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    Small Questions v. 10106

    There are at least two theories: 1) Ethan gave information to Ned about Rhaegar's character and/or Brandon's knowledge/information; 2) Ethan was given information about Lyanna from Rhaegar, which was then conveyed to Ned. There may be more, but I am not recalling them (had a drink or seven).
  15. Across history there are battles that are stalemates and battles that are Agincourt, even in Westeros. We have just been partial to more of the later than the former. Also, POV was an issue. There was the battle of the Golden Tooth, first battle of Riverrun, Mummer's Ford, Duskendale ... etc., that we do not see first hand. Heck, even the Whispering Wood we see second hand. There are lots of battles that happened, but only after the fact are they determined to be of consequence. For instance, the Whispering Wood is no longer of consequence, except in Jaime's mind. Jaime was captured, but in the long run, it was a blip in Lannister confidence.
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    Small Questions v. 10106

    We don't know but the speculations include: 1) he was a squire (so leniency) 2) plot wise it was necessary for him to have been in King's Landing (between his capture and the Sack) for Ned to then find him.
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    R+L=J v.166

    All good points, though Cat's taking of Tyrion occurs in public in one of the best known inns in all of Westeros. Without any details of the Rhaegar/Lyanna event we can't say that it wasn't clandestine in some way. Unless it was done in a similarly public way it could have been kept secret for at least some time. I agree that it is unlikely, but it is still possible, given that we have so little information on the timeline of events. The question of "what was Brandon up to?" comes up, as always.
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    Lord Steffon's Tourney, Another Reading

    Gerold Hightower is not Dornish. Getting basic facts wrong doesn't really help with extra-crackpot theories.
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    R+L=J v.166

    This seems like the right place to mention this, but in a discussion a few weeks ago someone was adamant that Lyanna had to have be 'kidnapped' after the duel between Brandon and Petyr and I still think that they are absolutely wrong. Just because Brandon learned about it on his way back to Riverrun doesn't mean that it happened after the duel, only that HE learned about it after the duel. Does that sound correct?
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    Small Questions v. 10106

    I would really like to know what Jon Arryn's opinion of Rhaegar was.
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    I hate the Starks, should I keep reading?

    Don't feed the troll.
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    Fair Compensation for House Frey

    Being stripped of lands and titles and exiled. That is the best they can hope for.
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    Why Does Darkstar Matter?

    Edric Dayne told us that 1) someone told him that Wylla is Jon's mother and 2) Allyria told him that Ned/Ashara fell in love at Harrenhall. Important distinctions.
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    Small Questions v. 10106

    All this is assuming a lot, 1)when would he have usurped Aerys? 2) why would he not have pursued Lyanna? 3) why would Rhaegar take another wife when he would have been 40-45, with children the age of Dany? Maybe in this timeline Willas was not injured in the joust with Oberyn, so he would have been a good match for Cersei. All so much "what ifs" that are not worth actually pursuing.
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