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  1. aryagonnakill#2

    Bolton's Burnt Book: Mysterious Reading

    I believe I misunderstood what you were saying a bit originally.
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    The role of Jon Snow in TWoW

    It goes into the ice cell as you say, they must be foreshadowing something, and there is Brans dream all the way back in AGOT where he see's Jons body growing cold on a bed of ice, plus the line by Aemon that ice preserves. A lot of clues to add up to nothing if it doesn't happen.
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    Bolton's Burnt Book: Mysterious Reading

    That is not how it works. Remember the Karstark situation where Jon reminds people that a daughter comes before a brother. In truth the situation depends on who has the most swords backing them, but legally it go's first son and on down the line, then first daughter and on down the line. That is why Tyryion was being married to Sansa and why Ramsay was being married to Arya, they didn't go looking for some distant male cousins.
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    Division of the Kingsguard of Aerys II

    Looks like I got the wording a bit wrong, but if I were a Kingsguard and I was ordered to recall someone to the capital, the only way I could truly know that happened would to be to accompany him. So he certainly gave some measure of deference to Rhaegar in that regard.
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    Areo Hotah - The Most Boring Man in Westeros?

    It's tricky for sure, not just because of the POV situation but also because of how many different directions the plot could go, but I believe what you point out about Arianne being able to show us everything so far must be the key. I'll list a few possibilities. 1. Darkstar kills Areo. What do we gain? IMO the only thing at all is it builds Darkstar up as a serious badass. There could be implications to this down the line if he gets Dawn and that is important in the end game, but that seems pretty obscure and with no POV would have to happen off screen. There are also some variations to this, such as Darkstar killing Obara and Swann as well, I think Swanns death is the only definite though so not even really a variation. 2. Areo kills Darkstar. As stated above I believe Swann would also be killed, but this is a pretty bland outcome. I suppose the aftermath would simply be Hotah and Obara if she survives returning to the Watergardens/Sunspear and Hotah would remain the POV into Dorans actions now that Arianne has left Dorne. 3. Only Swann dies, with the possibility of an accidental death such as Obara. In this scenario Darkstar was working with Doran all along. As we know from GRRM Darkstar did mean to kill Myrcella, it may seem strange to us, but it is entirely possible he was acting on Dorans orders. While I don't have all the pieces worked out, this is certainly the most fun and interesting possibility. If Doran learned of the plot to have his son killed on the way to Kings Landing while this was all unfolding, he could have realized after the Darkstar botch that it was for the best anyway, because this gives him an even better way to kill her, by killing her during the attack on the convoy which will be ready for it. While not rendering him entirely blameless as she is still in his protection, it will certainly drive Cersei mad to think she was the cause, and being outside of his realm, he can't be considered wholly responsible. What really makes me lean this way however is that it allows all the major characters here to survive and move on, Darkstar, Obara, and Hotah, though I consider Obara expendable. It seems to me the constant mentions of him being the most dangerous man in Dorne mean Darkstar has more of a role to play, and that Hotah having the POV means he will also stick around, therefore this is my conclusion. Hotah then goes back to Doran, and Darkstar possibly with Obara lead the Dornish army closer to Highgarden, I can't remember which Dornish pass is which, but the army is split in two in the two main passes leading out of Dorne, so if the one closer to Storms End marches that way to support Aegon, the other can move into the vulnerable Reach.
  6. Your arrogance is astounding, that's the only reason I even commented on this thread in the first place. I didn't like the way you spoke to @Bernie Mac. You remind me of Trump, saying something, then in the same sentence denying you are saying it. "I don't mean to be derogatory I'm just going to insult you." My original assessment of you is clearly accurate, you feel so smart that you cannot possibly be wrong, and everyone else is simply dumb for not seeing it your way. I highly doubt you realized there were independent confirmations of what LF says, if you did you would have listed them in the OP, you are just too embarrassed to admit it. Your worldview can't even recognize you missed something. There is clearly no having an intelligent discussion with someone like you, so I will simply leave the thread here stating one last time that your THEORY, is obviously incorrect.
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    Winter wars of the past?

    I doubt winter at the very south end of Westeros is a very serious matter in a normal winter.
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    The execution of Janos Slynt was personal and it was not justice.

    Nope, not about Jon hate at all.
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    Division of the Kingsguard of Aerys II

    I believe we are actually told that Aerys ordered Hightower to bring Rhaegar back, that at least implies Hightower should have come back with him, so it appears to me Hightower literally listened to Rhaegar above Aerys.
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    The execution of Janos Slynt was personal and it was not justice.

    Your being far too kind, it boils down to disliking Jon and completely ignoring what happened. Nothing more to add than what these two already said.
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    Winter wars of the past?

    I believe the only way to make a siege more effective is to launch it by surprise so that the defenders have no time to bring in stores, and so that you can take over their farmlands to feed yourself. In winter you cannot feed yourself off the enemies land and have to bring in all your own supplies. Armies also move slower in the snow, and you need to eat more to survive when you burn calories moving, and also to keep warm when exposed to the elements and not behind high walls with fireplaces. If you start a siege during the winter, the enemy would have already gathered enough food for years since that is what you do during winter anyway, so I have to say I think it would be a disaster. Brandon Ice Eyes plan worked because he was able to cross a frozen bay/river mouth that is not normally frozen presumably because of the salt content and waves. He was then able to attack by surprise and so in this instance it worked. This led to some speculation about the Freys being attacked during winter because the Crossing would theoretically be more vulnerable to an assault if the river was frozen. But in general it is incredibly difficult to pull off. Take the Vale for instance, they are snowed in and cannot cross the mountains, so they would have to sail, and we are explicitly told that the storms in the winter are the most violent, so you risk loosing your entire army before it even arrives where you want to attack. So while I am sure there have been some minor engagements, people making a quick surprise attack, the odds are there have not been major wars.
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    Winter wars of the past?

    If your talking about the books I think the example @Free Northman Reborn gave is the only one we have. If your talking about the real world, I think there are many examples that could be given that show a small limited operation can actually be very successful due to the element of surprise, but that in general gathering a large army and trying to travel a large distance is a terrible mistake. As an American, George Washingtons attacks at Princeton and Trenton NJ on Christmas come immediately to mind, they were the only victories we had to that point in the war.
  13. When you submit an opinion and ask for other people's opinions on it, that is a theory. I have no idea why you are so against that word. It seems clear to me that your not interested in digging deeper, because what more can be said other than what is in the books? As has been pointed out there are multiple sources claiming the same thing as what LF claimed, so whether he was wrong in his claim or not, it is unlikely he was lying, which is what you stated in the OP. Once people pointed out the other sources making the same claim, it should have been clear to you why everyone believes him, and even if you still don't for whatever reason, you should be able to accept that the majority is taking the position the evidence points to.
  14. More like full of kids who can't admit when they're wrong. What is the point of submitting a theory if not to receive the input? You expect everyone to just go "wow you're so smart!"? Everyone has pointed out why LF is probably not lying and you refuse to accept it. Get over yourself Mr. grammar police.