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    Did Tywin waste his legendary wealth?

    I was always under the impression that Tywin used this as an opportunity to get Tyrion killed. Then when he shows up with 300 or so wildling clansmen to fight the Northern army he's actually quite impressed, considering Tyrion brought with him these fighters he can use as a meatshield for his army. then sends him off to another likely death by putting him on the weak side of the flank without telling Tyrion the plan, effectively using him as bait. The position was supposed to get swamped so the Northern forces can be attacked on two sides, and driven into the lake. Tyrion was probably meant to drown in that lake. Clansmen do better than expected, Tyrion survives and the situation has deteriorated at that point when they hear of Whispering Woods & Jaime's capture, his army routed, Battle of the Camps & Robb sitting strong at Riverrun. Tywin does a cold calculation and decides he actually really needs Tyrion ( as all his power is derived from him) and can use Tyrion's specific abilities in the capital, getting the small council in line and checking Cersei's / Joffrey's perceived foolishness (Neds execution etc). He became valuable in that moment, after proving himself of worth twice. and he loves Jaime and will try get him freed. as to why Tywin didn't just have him outright killed, kinslaying is meant to be a thing in the books i suppose.
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    The Stone Dragon of Skagos

    we're getting into causation fallacy with this particular assumption. Others would argue fire magic essentially came back with the activity that's going on North of The Wall in the Lands of Always Winter, with them finally making moves in our current timeline. for lack of a better term, some kind of Ice & Fire imbalance after Valyria got shot to shit Dany's dragons are the symbol / herald of the return of magic, but i doubt it's the catalyst. theres also a potentiality of possible dragon hibernation, with Cannibal maybe having just woken recently with the advent return of magic. as to Sheepstealer.. Rakharo said he found the remains / bones of a dragon in the middle of the Red Waste when Dany sent him out scouting. i've always thought that could be him i'd say they died young because they precisely didn't have dragons. they were trying to bring them back & all died in that attempt.
  3. Joffrey would implement a standing Westerosi army in King's Landing (un-ironically his best idea) in all seriousness, i think it would depend on how much Jaime step ups, assuming he still has his hand & Robert's dead. maybe he'd take on a more parental role & teach him how to fight ideally Tywin would take over, no-one can dispute that, and i think he'd say Joffrey has to learn to fight, or go through some measure of tutelage like Young Griff does under Connington & Haldon. at the least getting battered & bruised every day would hopefully build some character all depends if he can be reformed from torturing cats and whatever else he did in his spare time under Cersei. He may just be a sociopath
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    Time between finishing and release date

    ironically, GoT the most popular tv show of all time has first aired, risen to prominence & now we're looking at it's fallen end in the 8+ years before we ever were to get our hands on Winds. many of us first picked up AGoT when we heard they were making a show out of the books & saw the lead was Sean Bean
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    do the Ullers have a Dragonhorn?

    i really like this, the Targaryens can't know, or shouldn't know precisely how Meraxes fell. i'm pretty sure the Ullers recovered the bodies i like the idea of Dorne being on the brink of collapse then bluffing some mystical old age weapon from days long past. i'm pretty sure Rhaenys & Meraxes (corpse) were put underneath the Hellholt
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    Stannis, the first lie and the false light

    Do we have any more information on Stannis's Lightbringer? is it just castle-forged steel with a powerful glamour on it or is there something special in that swords heritage? even if it's not Lightbringer theres potential for it not to just be a run-of-the-mill sword Stannis picks up out of nowhere. Melisandre may have given it to him.
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    Stand beside her dragon

    Big mistake, bucko.
  8. here to defend my boys honor Stan is pretty much irreligious and may be on the verge of an Old God conversion if they show him some power. He's not particularly fixated on worship, just what they can do for him. He is willing to compromise, as we have seen in ADwD & sample TWoW chapters, he has evolved much as a character in order to survive, to the point of being machiavellian inflexible justice from the position as the King's brother at the time, yeah. though burning men alive for cannibalism isn't exactly my take either
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    Secrets best left buried (Fire & Blood)

    you're definitely hitting the mark here. I doubt what she eventually came across in Valyria was ubiquitous, or she would've left that hellhole asap. The Firewyrm that attacked Balerion suggests she went off exploring underneath the mere surface of the place, assuming those things would be underground Also consider she may have been being watched as soon as she passed into the Valyrian borders / boundaries by whatever rules over this domain now. Fire magic would be pretty crazy there if it's at all analogous to whatever ice magic is going on in The Lands of Always Winter. anyway..i'm thinking that the horrors inflicted upon Aerea weren't just "she ate something, or touched something" , am also curious to know what would've happened to those parasites if Barth hadn't thrown her in ice water to kill her & them. she may have been infected with the purpose of spreading it back to the outside world.
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    Secrets best left buried (Fire & Blood)

    I'm going out on a limb here, and will straight out assert that the only way you can get to Valyria unharmed is by air (e.g, on a dragon) though it's not known as canon, the Smoking Sea probably boils hot enough to incinerate wooden ships. Be highly skeptical of Euron's claims, like the one to supposedly have gone where no man has gone before (in roughly 400+ years) We also get a lot of out & out clues of him lying to and beguiling the Ironborn in order to bolster his reputation & authority among / over them. From Pyat Pree and the other Qartheen warlocks he captured, of course. From them he also got his stores of shade of the evening. By far the most likely scenario. And it may not just be sheer luck that led him to capturing Pyat & the Qartheen Undying Warlocks. What's weird is he may have been keeping tabs on them at Qarth for a while under an alias "Urrathon Night-Walker" who allegedly is in possession of a glass candle. I would find it highly plausible, since we know Euron was operating in the area at the time, that he considered snatching Dany's infant dragons while she was vulnerable in Qarth before coming under the protection of Barristan & Belwas. Knowing he can't control dragons by conventional means, he stalks / ambushes the Warlocks once they leave Qarth to chase after Daenerys (ostensibly for revenge, but really for her dragons). If Euron did somehow manage to take Dany & her pets as his first play, the Warlocks would be gearing after him subsequently. meaningless rant below in spoiler/
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    Who Hatched the Last Dragon?

    Might need an actual dragon- female or whatever to care for the egg before it hatches if no-one (human) is looking over it. I'm a big proponent of Preston Jacobs "Genetics of the Dragons" & find it highly probable that you need a female dragon hatcher with double X genetics to bring them into being.
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    Nymor's letter to Aegon

    I think she was alive & had been tortured. They still had her alive and were looking after her, with the implication being if no peace treaty is reached then they commence torturing her again & prolong her suffering. I'm not sure what else would evoke such a re-action as the one he had when given the letter
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    Secrets best left buried (Fire & Blood)

    All this has me thinking Aerea, who is really actually Rhaella, definitely formed a dragon-rider bond with Balerion. The tell is by how much control she was able to exert over the dragon, for the length of time (over a year iirc) & the care he has bringing her back all the way to safety despite her beyond-death condition, alongside his wounds. It can be considered weird we hear no sightings of them, but when you go to distant lands who speak different languages you can't expect sheep-herders tales to reach back to Westerosi elites on a different continent. We live in an age of communication / information ourselves, so this is a reason we find it suspect hearing no news of them. lol if you think Euron actually went there. Rodrik the Reader points this to very likely being a crock of shit, while the horrors Aerea & Balerion stumbled upon kind of cements this. Whatever monstrosities lay hidden in Valyria, they're at the least passively active and could be why The Others are back in our current story making moves, exerting their power & influence. Who says Ice Demons practicing necromancy have to be "the bad guys"?
  14. I wasn't aware it was known that Daemon fathered any bastards. He definitely could have, but do we hear of it in the books?
  15. Oh lawd, The Rogue Prince is my favorite of the historical Targaryens haha I'd just like to point out that i feel that The Blacks faction won the civil war since it culminated in Aegon III's ascension to the Iron Throne. And technically you can't say he was on the losing side of the Dance against the Greens either, since The Lads + Cregans Northern Army were imminently coming in to obliterate Kings Landing, which is why Aegon II was assassinated by Larys Clubfoot & his "shadow government" operatives. All this + the fact that pretty much all the Greens Targaryens were killed off / died and their lineage extinguished. (Jaehaera Targaryen was supposed to marry Rhaenyra's Aegon & thereby reconcile the fragmented Kingdoms & consolidate a peace by binding the royal lines together). As you'll know, that never came to fruition. Jaehaera died under suspect circumstances in an alleged "suicide" ..While it's still fresh on my mind, could anyone let me know if any "Green" Targs actually survived the Dance & managed to live long enough to procreate? is Aemond's supposed son by Alys Rivers the only possible one?