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    The Three-Eyed-Crow is Old Nan, not Bloodraven

    No! I would say a logical assumption is, that there must be more than one Shadowbinder in Asshai... Surely shadowbinding and dark magic is not a common trade as baking bread or beeing a carpenter, but Asshai is the center of shadowbinding, I think it high likely that there are more than just one teacher there. For sure, this does not rule out the possibility that Quaite and MMD get in contact there, but it is not certain!
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    Heresy 208 Winter is Coming

    Maybe she brings the Wall down by accident... Yes, I don't think he will be resurrected right at the beginning from TWOW, maybe we get some Jon-inside-Ghost-PoV's...
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    Manderly Wrote the Pink Letter

    I really like this thougt! Mance's black cloak was sewn up by red silk of Asshai... As you stated - why should Mel burn a fake-Mance to save the real-Mance? Just to burn him later on...???
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    Heresy 208 Winter is Coming

    My bet here is on "stay" - Mel itself has stated that at the wall her magic is more powerfull. If she resurrects Jon, she will do it at the wall. And then we have even two PoV at the wall!
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    Heresy 208 Winter is Coming

    Do you really believe this? The next book is called "The Winds Of Winter" - so tell me, where does these winds will most likely blow? Out of the "land of always winter"? Or somewhere in Essos...???
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    The perfumed seneschal

    Yes, this is as well for me the reason to rule him out. And he is as well not all the times perfumed, only if he poses as Varys he uses perfumes, if he poses as the gaoler he uses stink etc. The perfume is only part of his disguise, only one part in one special disguise.
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    Heresy 205 bats and little green men

    I also wonder about the claim that Quaithe is a shadowbinder. This business of touching Dany's wrist might be a kind of shadowbinding that allows Quaithe to come to Dany by other means rather than by glass candle. I expect someone peering through flames to have eyes like burning coals rather than shining with moonlight. I always interpreted this as the real moonlight reflecting in Quaithes Eyes. The scene takes place at night, so it could be the real moon reflecting in her eyes.
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    Heresy 205 bats and little green men

    Interesting thought. Do you think this is his goal? To me in all likelyhood he's more the one who tries some magic without really understanding what he is doing... A kind of trial and error. But that's more a gut-feeling about Euron, not textproofed.
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    Heresy 205 bats and little green men

    Don't get me wrong, I do not doubt tht Euron does blood sacrifice, I only doubt that he sacrifices to the drowned god. Only his sailors think so, most likely because the drowned god is the iron islanders god. Especially the involvement of warlocks (from Quarth) suggest a different god (or demon, if there is a difference between gods and demons...) as the drowned god (from the iron islands). I think Euron is just experimenting with magic (without much knowledge about the whole thing), maybe he don't even know exactely whom he is sacrificing. Maybe he don't even care as long as it works and he can benefit...
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    Heresy 205 bats and little green men

    Well, it was "whispered about" and that ist not quite the same as "it is proof". Maybe they saw Euron made blood sacrifice - but maybe he did not sacrifice the drowned god but someone or something else, and the sailors just interpreted it as a sacrifice to the drowned god because the drowned god is their god. Who knows whom Euron sacrifices...???
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    Necromancy and Khal Drogo

    Any evidence for that? Interesting theorie, but are there any hints in the text to support it?
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    What have you learned since coming on this site?

    Well, they worked hard to earn these hatred...
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    Gods Are Not Mocked: Deals with the Devil at Harrenhal

    I don't! For sure - all we can do is speculation... Maybe it works somehow this way: Arya claims three deaths, so her "payment" is three deaths. Howland claims a favour, so his payment is another "favour" (Don Vito Corleone comes to mind...). Do we ever discover what this favour was or will be? I don't know. Or maybe the difference is that Howland asks for Justice. Maybe the price for Justice ist somehow different as if one asks the God's aka Devil for a personal benefit...??? And Arya doesn't ASK for anything, she STEALS the three lives!
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    Gods Are Not Mocked: Deals with the Devil at Harrenhal

    Well, ARE there really different Gods? Or is it just one with just different names in different countries or regions? One may even go further and ask if there are really a God and a Devil? Or are these two just a different point of view of the one and only supernatural beeing?
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    Gods Are Not Mocked: Deals with the Devil at Harrenhal

    Not directly. But after his prayers were answered Lyanna disapeared and the final outcome of this was Roberts rebellion. Lots of lives for the MFG...
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    What have you learned since coming on this site?

    Do we? Or is this neverending quest for answers not life itself...??? Any answer is just another question...
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    ghost of high heart prophecy

    Now I get it, you think Oleanna has poisoned the cake and with adding the wine the poison starts to dissolve in the wine and starts choking the king. Possible, but not very likely in my opinion. With Joffrey cutting the cake, every single eye would be on this cake and it would be difficult to add something unnoticed. But with every eye on Joff and the cake - the wine will be unnoticed for a moment and this would be the perfect moment to drop the poison in. Just the same way as every illusionist in our word works - turn the audiences attraction to something different and in this very moment do your "miracle" unnoticed... This will as well explain why Joff can take several swallows without anything happens before! My money is still on the wine!
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    The Puppets of Ice and Fire

    Absolutely awesome! One starts to look if there's a sentence which has NO parallel, inversion, hint, sign...
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    Not understanding Reek's speech

    With GRRM writing the story, there are no unimportant side stories. More oiften the side stories develop into the real main storie! One reason why I love his writing this much - his love for details.
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    What’s under His many faces?

    Yes! That goes well with my personal point of view about religion: Faith is a way for poeple to explain things they did not or can not understand. This is quite natural - every sociaty develops some god to explain the unknown. Religion is the abuse of faith for only one reason - control the believers for personal benefit.
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    Sorcerers and Swords

    This! If Dark Sister had remained in KL, surely it would have given to someone, not stowed awy secretly.
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    Sorcerers and Swords

    I would add Samwell Tarly here. He confesses to John that he always dreamed to be a wizard, and he is in Oldtown at the Citadel now, and I think he will be trained in some knowledge of magic at least - to become what he has dreamed of! And speaking about the Citadel, one may add Maester Marwin as well, who had been in Asshai, certainly THE city if ist is about sorcery.
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    Sorcerers and Swords

    Varys? Did I missed something? As far as I remember Varys states that he hates sorcery and sorcers because he lost his manhood at one.
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    The Heresy Project: Tywin + Lyanna = Dead Girl

    Support this Ned asked Cersei why she hates Robert this much. She answers she was in love first, but in their wedding night Rob was drunk and said Lyanna to her.
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    Did Varys know about the Purple Wedding?

    Most likely he did not know the exact plan, but for me it is much unlikely that an man like Varys does not figueres out that there is something fishy going on... But even if he had known enough to stop the purple wedding - why should he? He knows Joff well enough to see that he will be in no way a good king, especially that his actions are not predictable (Neb being beheadet instead of sent to the wall) - and this would be a real big problem for a powerbroker as Varys!