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  1. Colonel Green

    Who were the Tyrells involved in the Purple Wedding?

    The poison was in the hairnet. This is confirmed by the Ghost of High Heart.
  2. Colonel Green

    Who were the Tyrells involved in the Purple Wedding?

    Margaery definitely was in on it, as it's set up in the interactions with Sansa as quoted earlier in this thread, and logistically the scheme is too risky if she's not. Garlan, I don't know. Loras, definitely no. The plan itself is a workaround his hotheaded nature. There's no reason to involve him.
  3. That's not true at all. Firstly, the worship of the Old Gods is only practiced in the Vale among the mountain clans; the feudal society of the Vale, the culture that put Jeyne Arryn in charge, is Andal/Faith to the core. Indeed, the only two ruling ladies of one of the Seven Kingdoms in the Targaryen era (that we know of) are Faith-dominated ones, between Lady Jeyne and the infant Lady Cerelle Lannister. Cerelle, of course, didn't live to actually take power. Meanwhile, the North, the only kingdom where the rule of the Old Gods predominates, rejected having a ruling lady when Cregan Stark's granddaughters were passed over in favour of their half-uncles. Indeed, GRRM has been explicit that the North has never had a female ruler, unlike a few of the southern kingdoms. The idea that the Faith is more sexist than the Old Gods just isn't supported by the text.
  4. Colonel Green

    Why were Viserys I and Daemon both married off to Vale houses?

    Viserys presumably was married to Aemma because she was a cousin, and thus a strong marital prospect for a member of the royal family. While it's not explicitly stated, the F&B descriptor of Daemon's marriage (page 342) says that Daemon married "Lady Rhea of House Royce, heir to the ancient castle of Runestone in the Vale", which tallies with what I assumed: Rhea had "huge tracts of land", which would make her a highly desirable match for a second son who couldn't expect any particularly big holdings to come his way via his own inheritance. Probably she was the most eligible girl of marriageable age at the time as a result of her inheritance (which Daemon still attempted to claim even after her death).
  5. Colonel Green

    You’re Ned Stark: make marriage pacts for your kids

    I mean, they could, but it's pretty strongly indicated that that's the direction they're headed in. Ned himself literally states that he wants to take Arya south to KL with him because it's past time she learns about southern courts before she reaches marriageable age.
  6. Colonel Green

    You’re Ned Stark: make marriage pacts for your kids

    Sansa and Arya were both being raised for southern matches.
  7. Colonel Green

    You’re Ned Stark: make marriage pacts for your kids

    Not initially, at least, though you can argue that due diligence would have turned this up fairly quickly. Political!Ned would definitely have been gunning for the Joffrey match at the outset.
  8. Colonel Green

    FIRE AND BLOOD EXCERPT

    That one is interesting insofar as it indicates that the Rhaena/Garmund match wasn’t something the regents council cooked up.
  9. Colonel Green

    How aware is Sansa of Jeyne Poole (TWoW spoilers included)

    I wouldn't say "suppressed", necessarily. Sansa doesn't have these conversations written down to revisit at leisure, and all this was happening in the middle of a very traumatic, confusing period. She may not remember all the specifics of the conversation, particularly as she probably assumes at this point that Jeyne is dead, like the rest of the Stark household.
  10. Colonel Green

    [TWOW Spoilers] Alayne I, v. 3

    A lot. It's extremely difficult. Sansa's whole arc is about feminine forms of power, so having her personally executed people with a sword would be a miss on a thematic level, in my view.
  11. Colonel Green

    [TWOW Spoilers] Alayne I, v. 3

    I don’t know, but GRRM said as much in one of the SSMs.
  12. Colonel Green

    [TWOW Spoilers] Alayne I, v. 3

    There’s no basis for that. The source of the idea was Sansa’s relationship with Robert and his reaction to the stories she reads him. Sansa is never going to develop skills if you just assume without any evidence that any idea she has was planted by Baelish.
  13. Colonel Green

    [TWOW Spoilers] Alayne I, v. 3

    I'm not clear what you're asserting here. Sansa has been reading Robert those stories for a while. There's no indication he said anything to give her the idea. Her clearly developed it further to suit his own plans, but that's different. Er, what you're describing is the influence everybody knows him to have. And that has pronounced limits, as Baelish himself said. It's incorrect that the Vale as a whole was chomping at the bit to fight. As GRRM said, some did (particularly the ones, ironically, that aren't on Littlefinger's side), others were neutral, others wanted to back the Lannisters.
  14. Colonel Green

    [TWOW Spoilers] Alayne I, v. 3

    As far as the Targaryens are concerned, Ned was a rebel and traitor. Sansa wouldn’t have any reason to think he’d be favourable toward her. Moreover, Littlefinger’s position is not strong enough to commit the Vale to external wars. Indeed, that’s the reason he’s doing the Harry the Heir scheme in the First place.
  15. Colonel Green

    [TWOW Spoilers] Alayne I, v. 3

    This is one of those theories you periodically see, but I don’t think it makes any sense. The clans weren’t even in KL when she married Tyrion, so they’d have no reason to believe anything she said there. Moreover, the clans worked for Tyrion on a purely transactional basis, and that ended on bad terms; they wouldn’t give a crap about his wife. Sansa’s skill set is court politics. Also, if interacting with the clans was going to be important to Sansa’s future story, one imagines that GRRM would have had her interact with them in some way in KL in A Clash of Kings, when they were in the same place.
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