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  1. KuwabaraTheMan

    Varys Blackfyre hint?

    Yes, I'm not saying that the Targaryens actually know anything about the secrets. I'm saying that the line is a hint from GRRM that Varys has Targaryen heritage. Not because there any actual connection between the two, but as a kind of subtle little hint of throwing that line in the very same chapter we meet the one character in the main series who seems to know everything about the secrets of the Red Keep.
  2. KuwabaraTheMan

    Varys Blackfyre hint?

    The way to interpret the line isn't that Varys is getting his knowledge of the passages from any sort of actual magical ability; it's just a little subtle hint at his possible heritage. Keep in mind that this line is from the same chapter where Varys makes his first appearance. Obviously he hasn't actually gotten his knowledge of the passages from any Targaryen/Blackfyre heritage, but putting that line just a few pages before Varys shows up is definitely not an accident.
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    New Zealand

    This is another in a string of fairly optimistic sounding statements from him about the book lately. It could be nothing, but it's more reason to hope than most other occasions in the past 3 years or so since the 2016 plans turned to ash. I'm ready to believe.
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    Chapters' predicitions for TWOW

    Let's see here. I'm firmly of the belief that Jon won't return until near the end of the book (possibly in the epilogue just as the wall comes down) and won't be a POV ever again just like Catelyn. Daenerys: 7 (she'll be on her own in the Dothraki sea for awhile before linking up with Tyrion where she can share some of the load) Tyrion: 6 (once Dany comes back I think he gets fewer chapters, but he'll still get some) Barristan: 4 Victarion: 3 Arya: 7 (she has a lot to do) Sansa: 7 (needs to get caught up with the rest of the story) Samwell: 7 (there's a lot to happen and reveal in Oldtown) Theon: 4 (can share some of the load with Asha, but things are going to be very busy in the North) Asha: 3 Davos: 4 Melisandre: 5 Bran: 3 (he's still too far ahead of the rest of the story and in a position to know too much, so he's waiting for the rest of the plot to get caught up to him as he has since Storm) Arianne: 6 (we know she had three chapters cut from Dance (one not written yet), so her Winds story is probably going to be pretty busy) Jon Connington: 4 Cersei: 5 Jaime + Brienne: 5 Areo: 2 Aeron: 2 Plus a prologue and epilogue for 86 chapters. Probably doable, but only just. Getting things moved well along, but still leaving plenty for Books 7 and 8 to resolve.
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    TWoW - Arya Stark

    Arya is one of the most difficult characters for me to figure out. She's definitely coming back to Westeros at some point, and Justin Massey seems like a distinct possibility, but figuring everything out between now and then is where things get tricky. I think she's in for a few more bits of Faceless Men related tasks between Mercy and her eventual departure, but I'm pretty unsure how everything will play out, aside from knowing that she has to get back to the riverlands at some point to reunite with Nymeria.
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    Cersei meeting Dany

    I think there's a decent chance Cersei will be dead by the time Dany arrives. Even if not, she probably won't be long for this world and will be far away from King's Landing where Aegon will be reigning.
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    Qyburn in TWoW

    I think the idea of him teaming up with Euron after he has no place in King's Landing makes a lot of sense. Qyburn has no loyalty to anyone; all he cares about his continuing his experiments, and Euron will have a use for him.
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    Poll: Answer 10 mysteries of asoiaf

    1. Where is Tysha? Somewhere alive, but we won't ever find out or meet her 2. Who is Mystery Knight of Harrenhall (Laughing tree)? Lyanna Stark 3. Who is the Harpy? Galazza Galare 4. Who is Jon's mother? Lyanna Stark 5. Real identity of Aegon VI? Aegon Blackfyre, by way of Serra 6. Who killed Little Walder Frey? Big Walder 7. Who wrote Pink Letter? Ramsay, based on lies spread by a still alive Stannis to fool him 8. Who is Coldhands? No one we've met. Either the Night's King or just a completely forgotten old brother of the Night's Watch 9. Who is Hooded man of Winterfell? Mors Umber 10. Who is Azor Ahai? There's not one person who fill the role alone 11. What happened to Tyrek Lannister? Varys has him hidden away somewhere 12. Where did Qyburn come from and what are his goals? He's exactly as he presents himself, and his goal is just to continue his research 13. What is Littlefinger's full back story? We already know his full backstory 14. Where did Jaime and Brienne go? To a trap set by Lady Stoneheart that Brienne is leading Jaime into to save Pod 15. What happened to Gerion Lannister? He died 16. Where is Benjen? Gathering information on the Others in the Land of Always Winter 17. Is Bloodraven working with or against the Others? Against 18. Is someone the 3EC? Brynden is
  9. KuwabaraTheMan

    Would you figure out where is Sansa if Sansa POV chapters aren't given?

    Well, given 18 years since A Storm of Swords came out, people would have guessed everything from being in the Vale to being every single vaguely young female character we've encountered to having swapped places with Jeyne Westerling or being one of Dany's cupbearers in Meereen. But I don't think it would be possible based on information solely from other POVs to figure it out.
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    The role of Jon Snow in TWoW

    I suspect that he'll be dead for pretty much the whole book, maybe coming back right near the very end of the book. I don't think he's going to have much of any role in The Winds of Winter. Stannis will deal with the Bolton threat, and the Night's Watch will fall into a bit of a disarray with that powder keg, and then Jon will probably come back right around the time the Wall comes crashing down from Euron blowing the Horn in Oldtown.
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    The Regret of Killing Characters

    Of the names mentioned, I feel like Maester Aemon is the most likely candidate. He could have potentially played an important role going forward if he survived. I suppose that Beric is another possibility, or maybe Craster for some info dumping on the Others (although Bran/Bloodraven should be able to manage that just fine), but not too many other names are springing to mind for me.
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    What's going to fill the largest part in TWOW?

    I think the Meereen plot will probably have the most chapters, although I'm expecting the Oldtown plot to be very important while not having quite as many chapters (similar to Stannis in A Clash of Kings, for example).
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    Is Littlefinger Getting Bankrolled?

    He's been cooking the books the whole time. That's why Tyrion can't make sense of the documentation when he becomes Master of Coin.
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    The perfumed seneschal

    Varys seems like the likeliest bet to me. Reznak is immediately though of by Dany, which kind of means it can't be him in my mind (or else why be vague about it at all). The ship is subtle enough to be what she meant, but it feels like a deliberate red herring put in. Especially when you consider that the ship was wrecked, Tyrion and Moqorro are already mentioned in the previous remarks, and Dany will already be wary of Jorah. That just leaves Penny, but there's no way that Dany could ever connect Penny to the "perfumed seneschal" unless the name of the ship they traveled on specifically comes up (which seems unlikely). Furthermore, it seems to me that Quaithe is simply using a glass candle to observe distant events rather than seeing the future (or else she would know that the "griffin" and "mummer's dragon" would never even make it to Dany. Since none of the characters who travel on the ship were even on the Stinky Steward yet, Varys seems like a much safer bet. He's someone who will probably present himself as a friend to Dany (given that he's been grooming her "nephew" for 16 years), but is secretly a Blackfyre supporter who wants to see her out of the way.
  15. KuwabaraTheMan

    How would you rate episode 406?

    Definitely the highpoint of the season. The Iron Bank scene was pretty good and the trial was amazing. The attack on the Dreadfort was lame, but all of the Ramsay/Reek scenes were pretty incredible. More than any other episode this one managed to pretty much keep everything up from start to finish. I hope the show can remain around this level for the rest of the way.
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