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  1. Castellan

    Acrophilia #20: Breakers of Chains

    I wasn't criticising and luckily Belwas didn't fit with the other characters no matter what theme I tried. And as I said there was the excreta/excretor issue anyway. I only found Belwas because I put 'bald' into the wiki to check for other possibilities.
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    ASOIAF/GOT Riddle Game

    If anyone can write a riddle please take my turn
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    Acrophilia #20: Breakers of Chains

    I thought he fit, just wasn't sure how exclusively and couldn't be bothered checking the wiki to work out who was considered underage. Thought Robb probably was because I seemed to recall he was only 14 at the books start. Joffrey, I presume was underage, otherwise he wouldn't have had a regent, and he was younger than Robb. Viserys was a less plausible candidate and if you read the clue a different way it could have been Ned. Bit I thought it was most obviously Robb.
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    Acrophilia #20: Breakers of Chains

    so, a low scoring round.so what?
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    Acrophilia #20: Breakers of Chains

    just leave it!
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    Acrophilia #20: Breakers of Chains

    I beg to differ. I think that clue is wonderful for Belwas. The only problem is that in his case he is an unusual excretor his excreta is presumably normal although produced in an unusual setting. He is better than Tywin in some other respects - he is actually bald whereas Tywin shaves the thinning hair on his scalp and grown great lion like sideburns; he is unflinching in waiting for his opponent to ride down on him and when in every contest lets his opponent get one gash in before he begins fighting him for real. But bad-ass fits Tywim more than Belwas and I put unflinching in a search of Ice and Fire and found Tywin's unflinching look features quite a lot.
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    Acrophilia #20: Breakers of Chains

    well when I sent it to Gabe I commented that if he accepted that clue he might have to explain to struggling players that it expresses an opinion seeing as his parentage and whether there was a legal marriage has not been proved. But really its pretty much established idea and he is the most associated with the word bastard in the book, more than Ramsay for example. understated meant he is quietly heroic, given his bastard status he has been quietly observing. He doesn't seek leadership or heroics he can just pull that out when necessary and also makes hard choices e.g. killing Qhorin. I used 'emo' in one of my alternate clues. I never thought of Tyron and I assumed my clue would be the easiest to guess because I am just not up to making them tricky. Apparently I can do it by accident! My impulse is to try to communicate as clearly as possible an unfortunate tendency I am never very witty. I liked 'understated her' as I thought that it expressed his low key style yet dogged rise.
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    Acrophilia #20: Breakers of Chains

    Boy I made an error in the worst place. I was convinced #1 was Bran from the get go and never had any doubt, unlike with several other clues. My first idea was that it was about executing/assassinating and/or being assassinated. But there is so much death flying about in the character list it was hard to pin down. In the end, because of my absolute certainty about Bran, I said people who have had at least one assassination attempt, successful or not, and changed Stannis to Renly on those grounds. Bran was the only one who had never tried to assassinate or execute someone. I thought Eddard belonged on the list and considered changing Robb to Ned because after all Edward has an underage heir was betrayed and had an untimely end but decided that was silly. Strangely, the hint about clue one being there for a reason did help me go back to the whole execution idea which I had abandoned. I took it as a hint about chapter Bran 1 in which we get Edwards homily about execution. But I took that as confirmation that Bran was correct as it seemed to align with a theme. I haven't read all the posts above yet and have no idea what the unconscious Eddard is about? His promise to Lyanna? I took it as it was when Bran was in a coma that he finally accepted the crow's prompting to fly and began his fateful transformation. That greenseer bond was really a bond with the sad implications of that word as well. I thought tattered visage could only mean Brienne but that it was so obvious might be a sneaky someone else. I considered Nan (because I was trying to make an 'everyone appears in Bran 1 theme work) but her face wasn't tattered just withered etc. I never thought of Stoneheart. Ah well. Thank you if you bothered to read to the end of this excited babbling.
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    ASOIAF/GOT Riddle Game

    Is it either the Reach as a whole, or Oldtown, then? Or maybe wine from the Reach? Can see the Crownlands are to the north via the Rose road which goes from Oldtown to KL via Highgarden, sunset sea to the west, honeywine river...
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    ASOIAF/GOT Riddle Game

    @Ser Not Appearing was your original riddle Highgarden?
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    ASOIAF/GOT Riddle Game

    Roose Bolton?
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    Acrophilia #20: Breakers of Chains

    Have put my entry in and am going to forget about it now. Will try to cultivate calm and increase acuity for next round. Ha! Thanks for your work as host DG, I think we are all out of practice at Acrophilia.
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    Would you rather?

    I mean, the main thing wrong with Cersei is her personality, so if I could bring mine, I'd choose her. Looks, wealth, powerful family... I'd put up with Robert, being more tolerant than Cersei. Would you rather have sex with Illyrio or Chett?
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    Acrophilia #20: Breakers of Chains

    I don't know its correct but I would put a comma after requesting which to me would indicate requesting is being used as an adjective. Otherwise to me someone is feathered and requesting nocker. But I have to say that all things considered I should have ignored that irritation and gone with my original instinct that it was Jalabhar. I mean I could see requesting meant begging and nocker could mean he was an archer and feathered referred to his garb so really I had just lost it. I went all around the block finding what nocked might mean and by the time I found out my wits were gone.
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    Would you rather?

    I think I can count on defeat either way. I am saying Great Other because I would end up a mindless zombie or thoroughly dead whereas I could end up decorating Euron's ship like his other captives and truly, I'd rather be dead. would you rather be born a high born or low born woman in Westeros?
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