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  1. It's official. Impatient and insulting people without reason. I don't visit the forum as frequently as I once used to. So don't take not receiving a response for some days as an insult. There is no reason for it, after all Usually, threads are closed after about 20 pages for length, but there are some exceptions. Those exceptions are made by the moderators. So should a moderator decide that a new version of this thread should be started, we will likely see a message here, or the thread will simply be closed. Either way, it is not my decision to make. (Nor does a threads length impact the search function of the forum, by the way )
  2. Alicent was 'half again' Rhaenyra's age, in 117 AC. Perhaps that it what you are thinking about?
  3. As his new Hand, he called upon Ser Otto Hightower, younger brother to Lord Hightower of Oldtown. Ser Otto brought his wife and children to court with him, and served King Jaehaerys faithfully for the years remaining to him. As the Old King's strength and wits began to fail, he was oft confined to his bed. Ser Otto's precocious fifteen-year-old daughter, Alicent, became his constant companion, fetching His Grace his meals, reading to him, helping him to bathe and dress himself. The Old King sometimes mistook her for one of his daughters, calling her by their names; near the end, he grew certain she was his daughter Saera, returned to him from beyond the narrow sea. Actually, the text only specifies that Alicent, at the age of fifteen, became Jaehaerys's companion as his strength and wits began to fail him. The text does not specify that this happened in 101 AC, when Otto arrived in KL with his family. Do you have the link for where this was said?
  4. Because Westerosi history recognizes it as the reign of Aegon II, with Rhaenyra as a rival claimant. The wiki here follows the list of monarchs in the AGOT appendix and the World of Ice and Fire.
  5. The Brandon Stark page does not show up on the overview at all, while for the page on the Dragonpit, only one of few edits is shown. The edits are all being saved, though, but this does suggest that something is not working as it should.
  6. @Ran, noticed a strange thing on the wiki today. Not all edits are being displayed on the page of Recent Changes, so something seems to be going wrong there.
  7. I have watched the video, but I did not catch anything about 50.000 people for Gulltown. The description of the cities compared to each other as stated in the article you have linked I cannot find anywhere. Fire and Blood states the following: No one planned King's Landing. lt simply grew… but it grew quickly. At Aegon's first coronation, it was still a village squatting beneath a motte-and-bailey castle. By his second, it was already a thriving town of several thousand souls. By 10 AC, it was a true city, almost as large as Gulltown or White Harbor. By 25 AC, it had outgrown both to become the third most populous city in the realm, surpassed only by Lannisport and Oldtown. Which tells us that in 10 AC, King's Landing was almost of the same size as Gulltown and White Harbor, and in 25 AC, it was the third most populous city. So, in 25 AC, the order was (largest to smallest) Oldtown, Lannisport, King's Landing, and Gulltown and White Harbor (the latter two in an unspecified order at the time). The World of Ice and Fire tells us that White Harbor is (currently) the smallest city of the Seven Kingdoms, and the only city in the North. So at least we know that Gulltown has a larger population than White Harbor in 300 AC. Archmaesters can and do quibble about the numbers, but most agree that the population of Westeros north of Dorne doubled during the Conciliator's reign, whilst the population of King's Landing increased fourfold. Lannisport, Gulltown, Duskendale, and White Harbor grew as well, though not to the same extent. We also know from Fire and Blood that, while King's Landing was the third most populous city in 25 AC, and had 100.000 people living in it in 33 AC, during the reign of Jaehaerys I (48 AC - 103 AC), its population increased fourfold. It is not odd to think that the city grew further after Jaehaerys's reign, keeping in mind the peaceful reigns that followed (most notably the reign of Viserys I, which was considered "the most prosperous era in the history of the Seven Kingdoms", the reign of Aerys II, and the reign of Robert I). Of course, that would also have been balanced by losses following the Shivers (more severely than Oldtown, which lost a quarter of its people) and later the Winter Fever (133 AC, one fifth of the population) and the Great Spring Sickness (King's Landing hit hardest, where the sickness took 40% of the population). Nevertheless, an increase from 400.000 to ~500.000 people in 200 years following multiple prosperous reigns does not seem that odd, I'd say. It would be far stranger if there was no further increase, especially considering that it had grown to 400.000 people within a hundred years.
  8. I agree. I don't know who added it, but I will remove it.
  9. I'd be interested to see the source for that, because the article you linked does not specify where the info exactly came from. The order of the cities is, if I recall correctly, described in the books, but the differences between Lannisport and Oldtown, or White Harbor and Gulltown, I cannot recall being described. I cannot check the books at the moment. Is there a quote from the books or a semi-canon source for this? I'm not speculating at all, I am merely asking you for a source of the information that you give, my friend
  10. TWOIAF does not mention the population of Gulltown in numbers. Fire and Blood also does not mention numbers for Gulltown, but only compares with King's Landing, White Harbor, Oldtown and Lannisport in which is bigger. While an interesting map, please note that this all seems to be speculation, including the numbers for the cities. For example, the map lists the population of KL as approx. 400.000, while the book (ASOS) gives an approx. of 500.000 people.
  11. Where is this stated, could you tell me?
  12. As Jenny was a camp follower, I disagree that we can say that the brothel must have been near the location of the Redgrass Field. Her following an army during a war does not mean that her eventual place of work was located near the final battle. I agree with all other points.
  13. I think, similar to the fact that we should not think too much about the fact that for some characters during the main story, travel time takes way too long or way too short given the actual distance, we should not take the fact that Kevan apparently did a lot of things during his sixteenth, means that he could not have taken a coming of age tour. Tyrion's quote states that Tywin's brothers toured the Free Cities, and that Tywin states that 'neither' ever wed a white, which I find interesting, as it indicates that Tywin speaks of two of his brothers. As we know that Gerion died after Tyrion had turned 18, this might suggest that Tygett had died before Tyrion's sixteenth birthday. Or, that only two of his three brothers ever toured the city, and that 'neither' does not refer to the two brothers who are still alive, but to the two of the three who took the tour. In that case, it is possible that Kevan did not take a tour. But with the information that we currently have, we cannot day for certain.
  14. The main thing that is currently lacking are proper references.
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