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    [Book Spoilers] EP407 Discussion

    So who can explain our introduction to the new Mountain last night - was he just massacring peasants for fun? Obviously they want us to recall his brutality, but one establishing line about WTF was going on would have gone a long way.
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    [twow Spoilers] Arianne II, Part 2

    Lady Nym and Tyene are going to be up to no good in KL that's for sure! I don't think many of the southron ladies at the Lannister/Tyrell court carry throwing knives hidden on their bodies. Just like Quorin Halfhand told our boy Jon Snow in the Skirling Pass, a man behind Mance Rayders lines will be worth a thousand on the wall, once his armies decend. I'm feeling some serious inside information coming from the Dornish ladies now at court (and on the council as well) Lannister/Tyrell bashing time :box:
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    [twow Spoilers] Arianne II, Part 2

    LOL this is amazing - can't wait to see what Cersei says about Myrcella's ear (or lack thereof). Regarding Aegon's lack of strength to assault KL - I think you're right, at this point. I think we're quickly going to see Aegon's strength grow, however, as lords and knights flock to his banners. We've seen GRRM bring up the idea of loyalists flocking to the dragon banner too many times for it not to happen like that eventually. Doran Martell is exceedingly cautious, but I think he's going to realize that he can't play both sides of the fence for much longer and will need to throw his lot in with one of the sides. Ultimately I think this is going to be Aegon. Dorne has no love for the Baratheons (or their newest partners, the Tyrells) and Doran Martell has to eventually declare for his own nephew.
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    [twow Spoilers] Arianne II, Part 2

    I'm a little confused about what you're saying. Are you thinking that Nymeria is going to detour and meet Arianne at Storms End? Even if that was the case, she could still proceed to KL as the eyes/ears of Aegon/Arianne. A deal could be made on at SE, definitely a possibility.
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    [twow Spoilers] Arianne II, Part 2

    Arianne is moving through the Stormlands to treat with Aegon/Connington and Lady Nym is on her way to KL for her seat on the small council. KL is dominated by the Tyrells, but most of the power of the southeast seems to be falling into Aegon's hands. What if we see an alliance between Aegon/Dorne, with Lady Nym an inside source of information regarding the intentions of the new Hand (and potentially the new regent) Mace Tyrell. Rather than meet in the open field, or wait to withstand a protracted siege at Storms End, what if Aegon decides to move directly on Kings Landing? What's stopping him? We've seen his boldness already at the end of ADWD when he says he plans to lead the attack on Storms End himself. And with the combined power of the GC, the Stormlands AND potentially Dorne, I think KL could defnitely fall. A few other thoughts. We know the Tyrells and there bannerman have their attention focused elsewhere: they currently need to retake the Shield Islands and potentially even defend Highgarden from an assault by the Ironmen. We've also seen Tarly put little concern into Aegon's legitimacy and power. I'm seeing the ingredients necessary for a gross miscalculation regarding the newest "pretender". And regardless of whether he's Aegon or FAegon - nothing changes!