I have a question. I am in the process of re-reading aDwD for the second time. I just came across The Wayward Bride Asha POV. What struck me, that I had not noticed in past readings, was that she burned the piece of Theon's skin that Ramsey Bolton sent her. What I am asking is if this act, in which Asha, "... held [the skin] to the candle and watched the smoke curl up, until the last of it had been consumed and he flame was licking at her finger" (333). What I am asking is, can this act be seen as an offering to the Red God. At this point, Balon is dead, and Theon a king, in the sense of the word used by Mel when speaking of the power of king's blood. Could this be one of the reason's that Asha survived her encounter with the Northmen working with Stannis? Being the kin of the King of the Ironborn, IMO, would definitely incur the wroth of the Northmen, yet she survives the encounter do to Stannis' arrival.