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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?

    Grudgebearer.
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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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    What will Iron Bank do if NW doesn't pay debts?

    Not feasible.She could maybe take his face, but she's rather too small to pass as an adult male.
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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"
  16. So unCat's agent is the Mad Mouse?
  17. Hello. I see that you're now following me. That doesn't happen much, so I'm flattered. It appears that English is not your native language; may I ask where you live? I'm very interested in the larger world that so many Americans want to deny exists. 

    1. Jon's Queen Consort

      Jon's Queen Consort

      Hi! 

      Yes English are not my first language, which is obvious from my mistakes, I live in South Europe in Mediterranean region. We have sun, sea, nice food, nice weather and people on the Internet screaming "PAY DEBTS" everytime we say where we come from :lol:.  

      I wanted to say that I admired the way you answer the questions, always straight to the point and with really beautiful words.

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      Light a wight tonight

      I'll guess Hellas as your country, cradle of European civilization. I'd like to visit some day. 

      I actually prefer the way many Europeans write English to the mess some Americans make of the language. It's truly embarrassing, and even worse is the fact that they can't see how bad they look. 

    3. Jon's Queen Consort

      Jon's Queen Consort

      You are correct! If you come you will really love it.

      I don’t know about how different they write, I am not sure if this is the correct expression, so I cannot judge and since English isn’t my first language I cannot really understand most of the mistakes someone makes. The only thing I have seen around Internet to be mentioned is the fact that many people confuse there with their and they’re.

  18. Sir Shadrich of the Shady Glen, a pretty clear reference to Duskendale. I seem to remember (can't swear to it) in one of the Dunk & Egg books that the lord of Duskendale was a redhead like Shadrich, while there's nothing to indicate that the Reeds have that trait.
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    References and Homages

    Since a few other science fiction writers (Vance, Piper, etc) are referenced in ASoIaF, Gared the Ranger could easily be Randall Garrett. 
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    References and Homages

    Not sure if this has cropped up, lots of posts here and the search gets clumsy, but Lord Gormon Peake, a Blackfyre supporter, sounds like a reference to the Gormenghast books by Mervyn Peake.
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    References and Homages

    Rollie (Duck) Duckfield may be a shoutout to comedian W. C. Fields, whose name was originally Dukenfield.
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    References and Homages

    I like the way you give a clinical description of Hughes with official-sounding terminology and then write Aerys off as batshit crazy. BTW, the analogy was to Aerys's appearance and actions, which are pretty evocative of Hughes's. This is literature, not psychology.
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    References and Homages

    Don't recall seeing this similarity: Lann the Clever and Vance's Cugel the Clever, both were practiced con men, though Cugel generally outsmarted himself.
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    References and Homages

    Aerys the Mad in his later years is very reminiscent of Howard Hughes in the same period of his life, including not having his hair cut or nails trimmed.
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    References and Homages

    Ser Gregor Clegane=Three Dog Knight!
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