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The Old Tongue

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  1. The Old Tongue

    The Ultimate Winds of Winter Resource

    I forget what fingers Ramsay removed but I'm pretty sure Theon might still be able to pull a bow.
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    [twow Spoilers] Arianne II, Part 2

    I've noticed a trend of GRRM releasing some sample chapters before an upcoming GoT episode borrows from it. for instance: both TWOW chapters for Arya have had the payoffs in the show (albeit with different targets). Perhaps something concerning these caves will show up in an upcoming Bran scene?
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    [Spoilers] EP601

    Perhaps Selyse was too true-believer to notice Mel in the bath tub not wearing her ruby back in ssn 4? That bothered the hell out of me then and it's even more annoying now. Still, glad we got to see some sort of reveal, and liked that she's finally sleeping.
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    Illyrio's motives in GoT

    wow, thanks for the response, Melnibonean. I'm gonna have to reread all this. Great stuff.
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    Illyrio's motives in GoT

    Can someone please explain to me (or direct me to a thread to) Illyrio's intentions in Game of Thrones? He essentially sells off Dany in order to acquire a Dothraki army for Viserys so on the surface it looks like he backs the heir. However later in the series we learn of his "fostering" of Aegon who he's been educating the past, what, 15 years(?) in efforts to create the perfect ruler. I guess what I'm asking is if the Dothraki marriage was a pre-calculated fool's errand with the purpose of disposing of more legitimate candidates for the Iron Throne. Did Illyrio know Viserys would piss off the Dothraki and was he expecting Dany to become a non-factor in her marriage to Drogo? If so, why give her something extremely valuable like dragon eggs as a wedding gift. Not only could these have funded Aegon's campaign but also could strengthen his identity as a Targ due to the affinity they have with dragons (as well as the threat that he may be able to hatch them). Lastly, if the plan was to dispose of D&V why send an agent like Jorah to merely report on their whereabouts instead of ensuring their demise? What am I missing?
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    [Book Spoilers] EP407 Discussion

    I started a thread on this but it's awaiting approval: Mel was not wearing her ruby.