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  1. LynnS

    Heresy 227 and the Great Turtle

    It isn't a conclusion, it's speculation. Quaithes directions "go north to go south, and go east to go west" make sense to me if she goes to Vaes Dothrak first (north) before going south to Volantis. Going along the eastern seaboard to Volantis and then west to Dorne. Also I have very little tolerance for snarkiness, so please keep that to yourself. Or we won't be friends.
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    Heresy 227 and the Great Turtle

    The problem that I have with the fever dream is that it's a vision of a blood-streaked sky and a storm of petals blue as the eyes of death; it's not something Ned has seen in real life. It's not a memory of something that has occurred but a vision of something that will occur. The great red comet and the blue eyed lot. It's a vision of ice and fire, symbolic of dragons and wights. This is the old dream and I suspect it's a weirwood inspired dream.
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    Heresy 227 and the Great Turtle

    I'd hate it if all this prophecy stuff turned out to be a big nothing burger. I'm interested in this stuff. I have certain ideas about the Great Red Temple and their fiery god and I'd like to know what it's about. I think you are right and she's not getting to Westeros until the 7th book. That doesn't actually bother me. I don't expect to see the whole thing completed myself. One more book to satisfy my own curiosity is all I'm counting on.
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    Heresy 227 and the Great Turtle

    I think Martin has to resolve this business with Quaithe. I think Dany also has to confront Volantis and the Great Red Temple. So she has to go North to get an army before she can go South to Volantis. I see her going back to Mereen and to Volantis subduing the Eastern seaboard along the way to Volantis. From Volantis, west to Dorne. So go east to go west. I can't see any reason for her to go back to Qaarth although Martin has hinted that we will get more about Qaarth. If so, then this is likely to have something to do with Euron or Victarion.
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    Heresy 227 and the Great Turtle

    Yes, I expect it will moving quickly once she has 'touched the light' and joined the Khalasars together. Moving on horseback and dragon will take her where she needs to go fairly quickly. She will mow over any opposition, I expect. She will needs ships to get across the Narrow Sea.
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    Heresy 227 and the Great Turtle

    There are a couple of things that come to mind. One, that GRRM said that Dany would not literally go to Asshai but that she would learn something about it. So going by other means. The notion that she has to go back to go forward means going back to Vaes Dothrak before she can go forward. Or go back to the past to go forward. At least it does to my mind. I still think she has to resolve the fire side of the equation just as Jon and Bran have to resolve the ice side. I think that business will keep her in Essos for a while. I'm also of the mind that when she does go to Westeros, it will be to support Aegon rather than confront him over the throne.
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    Heresy 227 and the Great Turtle

    It's funny. I had the impression that GRRM was being baited. The question sounds a lot like something a journalist might ask to get a reaction, verbal or non-verbal to the premise "that we all know the answer".
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    Heresy 227 and the Great Turtle

    Yah, I think this is where it becomes uncertain. I'm not even sure that Victarion and Benerro will still be in Mereen by the time Dany arrives or what the state of affairs will be. Because we really don't know what Benerro has in store for Victarion or what impact their arrival will have on the state of affairs. I think Benerro is more invested in acquiring a dragon and this would be a place to kill off one off one of the dragons to even out the odds. I expect some hellish transformation involving Victarion.
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    Heresy 227 and the Great Turtle

    I think that Martin has foreshadowed it often enough for Dany to go to Vaes Dothrak as seems to be the likely outcome of her meeting the Dothraki outriders in DwD. That she will end up being taken to the crones as all widows of khals are required to do also seems likely. Once there, we start getting into Quaithe's prophecy an Dany's vision in the HoU. We won't get the details on that until the book is published. So we are into speculation at this point. But it does seem likely to me that the crones will acknowledge her supremacy in some way and they set down the law in Vaes Dothrak, not the khals. So this may have something to do with their own prophecies of which we know only a little a this point. But I think Dany will end up ruling 100,000 screamers and return to Mereen with the Dothraki hoarde, enough to subdue any military standing against her. However, we don't know what will happen when Victarion and Benerro arrive with a dragonbinder horn and two dragons on the loose. I expect my expectations to be subverted on a number of plots. But I do think Dany will have a purpose and a path after Vaes Dothrak which will include Qaarth and Volantis. I don't see her going to Westeros any time soon.
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    Heresy 227 and the Great Turtle

    I'm not sure that she will either. The slaves of Volantis are waiting for her to free them.
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    Heresy 227 and the Great Turtle

    I agree with this as well. She must pass beneath the shadow. Many people thought this meant the shadow by Asshai , but of course it means the shadow of the mother of mountains. It's consistent with her visions in the HoU: It's been GRRM's plan since the beginning. No steel is permitted but Dany will have a dragon and who can gainsay her? I expect her encounter with crones will also have some mystical aspect or visions 'beneath the mountain, a sacred cave or cave system, possibly a large underground lake. I think she must submit to some kind of trial there.
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    Heresy 227 and the Great Turtle

    I came across a curious reference to the story of the Rat Cook in Roman literature. It seems that this story is inspired by the old roman story by Seneca about the brothers King Thyestes and King Atreus. Thyestes kills Atreus sons, has them baked into a pie and served to their father. Shakespeare uses the story in Titus Andronicus: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Titus_Andronicus The crime of kinslaying is a repeat of the original sin of their ancestor. Their house is cursed by the furies: http://sites.middlebury.edu/feastsandfestivals/files/2015/09/seneca-thyestes.pdf
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    Heresy 227 and the Great Turtle

    I'm really just not interested anymore, in anything to do with prequels, or any other offshoot of GoT, written or otherwise. The more distracted GRRM is from writing; the less interested I become in anything that he is doing.
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    Heresy 227 and the Great Turtle

    Yes, exactly. The above quotes point to Bran on a weirwood throne. I don't ever see him leaving the cave at this point. Why would that even be necessary when he can occupy the entire weirnet at will. He will have a thousand eyes, can warg any beast. The Wall may keep the Others in but it also keeps Bran safe for the moment. He has the cotf to look after all his bodily needs. I think if Jojen, Meera and Hodor ever leave; they will be bound in some way never to speak his name or reveal his location. Since he can communicate with Jon, it's likely Jon will end up being his batman.
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    Heresy 227 and the Great Turtle

    How does House Stark fit in with the power of the High King? Where they enforcers of justice acting on behalf of the high king? This brings to mind the oath that Jojen and Meera give to Bran, which may be the older version of the oath. Earth and Water - the land Bronze and Iron - the crown of the kings of winter Fire and Ice - the swords of justice
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