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  1. Lyanna was of the Old Faith, not a Seven-worshiper and Rhaegar was a Valyrian, following the Seven for reasons of state. They could have had some alternative sort of marriage ceremony. A septon wouldn't be necessary for that. That's could have, not definitely had, but the possibility is there.
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    Who builds better ships?

    I'd have to say that there is no ship that is best for all purposes. Braavos is modeled after Venice and Venice pretty much ruled the Eastern Mediterranean for a long time with their navy. Likewise, Braavos's navy kept them safe from the various Essosi states. That doesn't mean that their ships are best overall, just that they are well-suited to their own needs. Their ships are galleys, not well suited to deep ocean voyages and rough weather. It pretty much follows that everyone's ships have plus and minus factors. Military use isn't of primary importance. Tywin had something to say about winning battles with quill and raven rather than an army.
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    If Renly lives, how does the war play out?

    I'd say that Renly would use the info that Cersei's children were the product of an incestuous affair with her brother as an excuse to execute her, the kiddies, and Jaime. And publicize it to the max. That would attaint the Lannisters to the extent that Tywin would have to retreat to Casterly Rock in shame, not to mention that he would no longer have dynastic aspirations anent the Iron Throne. Renly's next step would be to clear his name of kinslaying in connection with Stannis's death.
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    Is the hound Sansa's 'new direwolf'?

    The Titan is often taken to be Littlefinger. In the Ghost' narrative the characters are referred to by their house sigils, and Baelish's is is the Titan of Braavos.
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    Is the hound Sansa's 'new direwolf'?

    I like to think that Sansa has lost her direwolf to force her to develop other talents, as she's learning the seamy side of medieval politics from Littlefinger.
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    Should the Andal vs First Men conflict be more bitter?

    It reads as if you have some need for things to follow your worldview. Obviously GRRM has his own and has written the books in accordance with that. Try looking at it this way: this is a work of fantasy, and fantasy calls for a "willing suspension of disbelief". Suspend your disbelief in a world without religious or ethnic strife and just enjoy the story.
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    Great Houses - Valyrian Steel Sword Names?

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    Would Lyanna start a war for Robert if Rhaegar kidnapped him?

    Bottom line, Lyanna didn't like Robert and didn't want to marry him. Why would she start a war over him? Better question, why would Rhaegar kidnap Robert? Under what circumstances?
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    Who will be Lord Commander after Jeor and Jon were killed by mutiny?

    Not Bowen Marsh. He and his little group have mutinied and killed their rightful Lord Commander. That's a capital offense in any military. If they aren't killed on the spot I see there being a "block party" with the mutineers as guests of honor.
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    Arya, not Sansa, is the maid that will slay Littlefinger, the savage giant

    Whether or not Sansa has cause to want Lord Petyr dead the Ghost of High Heart has prophesied that the maid with venomous snakes in her hair will kill the raging giant, and that is taken by many as Sansa killing LF. I don't think Sansa has many illusions about the man LF is. She's seen him have Ser Dontos, the man she's protected and who got her out of the Red Keep killed in cold blood. Who knows what else she may find out? That he was the one who persuaded Joff to have Ned killed rather than having him sent to the Wall, as had been agreed on?
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    References and Homages

    On the Norse thing, Thor had a cart pulled by two goats, Tooth Gnasher and Tooth Grinder, which describes Stannis.
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    References and Homages

    There's a lot of stuff here, not easy to check on duplicates, but the sword forged from the heart of a star reflects a similar weapon in de Camp's The Tritonian Ring. In that story the protagonist is tasked with retrieving that which the Gods fear, which was a ring forged from a fallen star. The ring is lost (treacherous ringbearer eaten by crocodiles) so the protagonist obtains the fallen star and takes it to the only smith who can forge that metal. Instead of a ring he has a sword made. As it turns out, the reason the Gods feared the ring was that the star metal killed magic.
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    Songs that Make Us Think of A Song of Ice and Fire

    Or for lots of things Melsiandre does.
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    Songs that Make Us Think of A Song of Ice and Fire

    The Staples Singers' "Smiling Faces" for the whole scene in King's Landing. "Smiling faces show no traces of lies that work within"
  15. So unCat's agent is the Mad Mouse?