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Lost Melnibonean

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  1. Lost Melnibonean

    The Illyrio/Aegon thing

    I would not say baseless, but I would agree that we are making assumptions on speculation... informed speculation, though.
  2. Lost Melnibonean

    Songs that Make Us Think of A Song of Ice and Fire

    Easy Livin' by Uriah Heep for the gravedigger.
  3. Lost Melnibonean

    The Illyrio/Aegon thing

    I don't think we have any confirmed examples do we? I do expect you're correct, though, and here is example A.
  4. Lost Melnibonean

    The Prophecy Glitch

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    Wow, I never noticed that v.17

    Perhaps, but not necessarily.
  6. Lost Melnibonean

    Daenerys is Azor Ahai.

    Ah, I see what your getting at... your suggesting that based on Aemon's translation of the Vayrian word for prince and dragon, Rhaegar might have said, "The prince has three heads," right?
  7. Lost Melnibonean

    Daenerys is Azor Ahai.

    I refer to it as the three heads of Rhaegar's dragon simply because the vision of him that Daenerys saw was the one that told us about the dragon having three heads. Can you quote the text where Aegon equates the three heads of the dragon to the promised prince or AA reborn?
  8. Lost Melnibonean

    Daenerys is Azor Ahai.

    When did the Ghost of High Heart say that the three heads of the dragon are the promised prince or Azor Ahai reborn?
  9. Lost Melnibonean

    Daenerys is Azor Ahai.

    I understand the argument that Azor Ahai reborn and the promised prince are conflated (and I agree with it), but I don't see why we should assume that the three heads of Rhaegar's dragon constitute that hero or heroine.
  10. Lost Melnibonean

    Daenerys is Azor Ahai.

    You are conflating the promised prince with the three heads of Rhaegar's dragon, no? Why would the three heads of Rhaegar's dragon need to be born of the line of Aerys and Rhaella?
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    Poll: Did Summer See a Dragon?

    Here are some older debates for reference... https://asoiaf.westeros.org/index.php?/topic/77628-dragons-in-asshai/ https://asoiaf.westeros.org/index.php?/topic/124894-are-there-dragons-in-asshai-if-not-what-does-bran-see/ https://asoiaf.westeros.org/index.php?/topic/117689-dragons-around-asshai/ https://asoiaf.westeros.org/index.php?/topic/87077-dragons-in-asshai/ https://asoiaf.westeros.org/index.php?/topic/101147-dragons-in-asshai/ For what it's worth, I used to think that dragons, like magic, faded but never completely went away. It now seems to me that bit of Bran's coma dream was a foreshadowing of the hatching of Daenerys's dragons. Bran's vision here traces Daenerys's arc through Game and the birth of her dragons. The eggs ostensibly came from the Shadow Lands beyond Asshai; that the dragons were stirring beneath the sunrise was a hint that they were about to hatch, and that the Targaryens were returning. 
  12. Lost Melnibonean

    Viserys does not go east

    I don't usually play with the hypothetical questions, but this one is especially useful because it was apparently Illyrio's plan for Viserys to remain his guest in Pentos. I would submit that Viserys was to remain in Pentos banging Lysene bed slaves and drinking Arbor gold. When the time was right Viserys would have woken with a horse's severed head in his bed, and Strong Belwas would have made him an offer he couldn't refuse: to sleep with the fishes at the bottom of the Bay of Pentos, or to recognize Aegon as Rhaegar's son and heir, giving Aegon unquestioned legitimacy. In return Viserys would have been wed to Arianne, becoming the Prince of Dorne and cementing the alliance with Dorne. Thus, Viserys would have joined the Golden Company with with fifty thousand Dothraki screamers at his back. But Viserys died in the Dothraki Sea, and Illyrio wept when he heard the news.
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    Poll: Did Summer See a Dragon?

    It is possible, but not a given.
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    The House of the Undying Ones

    Daenerys IV, Clash 48 Daenerys V, Clash 63 Fire and Blood, Aegon's Conquest Of course, many, if not most, readers have long assumed that the first two quotes above, when considered in the context of the little baby Aegon having been unrecognizable after Gregor finished with him, foreshadowed that an ambiguous prince would appear, be celebrated and cheered by tens of thousands, and later be revealed to be an imposter. The second quote suggests to me that the imposter does not need to be cheered. Rather, it helps the reader connect Daenerys's vision to Aegon the Conqueror.
  15. Lost Melnibonean

    Question regarding Clash of Kings and Qarth

    I like it. I like it a lot. What does it mean, though?