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    What was Tywin's original plan?

    If robert was still alive hed still be married to tywins daughter so has some leverage there on top of considerable debt owed
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    Did Tywin waste his legendary wealth?

    Bear in mind as a lord getting deep into commerce and worrying over funds is seen as beneath them ( see freys) plus like all the debtors the crown owed he was prob getting some nice interest anyway on top of his already seemingly limitless wealth 1) traders are already comming into lannisport to sell all manner of items for gold or trade goods for westerlands metals etc ....increasing the westerlands military and merchant navy isnt gonna massively alter that . If was gonna go down that path investing in essosi buissness through the iron bank would prob be an easier and more productive shout 2)its the 2nd largest force and probably tied with the reach for best equiped and best % heavy cavalry etc . Tywin also added an elite loyal force of footsmen to protect lannisters after witnessing abductions and raised up house clegane to give him 2 of westeros best warriors.......cant do much better than that. 3) not many great lords do 4) theres very little lords would do but theres no indication its in any great need of it either Jamies rage at someone attacking near casterly rock ( tyrions first wife) would strongly hint at a well patroled area where incidents of crime near the rock are rare.
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    Hilarious in Hindsight

    Jon telling ser patrek how wildling women need to be abducted if you want one as yours Then telling wun wun to guard the princess
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    Who's the worst human being, Tywin Lannister or Roose Bolton

    Roose by far Tywin did what he did to, he drove a powerful family into the ground to stop people mocking the lannisters so people would fear him again and then his already mocked wilful son marries a commoner. He tried to break tyrion of his rebellious ways hurting the lannister family name and also cut him loose of a useless marriage ...dwarf or not his 2nd name could secure an alliance Roose by contrast is just a monster by his own admission his actions will prob ruin his house so they are utterly short sighted for his own gain
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    Wow small things that could be huge

    On reread im strick by the sheer volume of corpses westeros is now littered with ...who feels this could be a factor when the ww come south and raise the dead? Jamie mentions in his last sparring with payne he only woulda died like twice ...when it used to be a dozen or so times a night ...who feels jamies instincts will finaly adjust in wow like the halfhands? The horn that can break the wall....gone or not?
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    Would Robert have been Happier in Stannis’ Position?

    Stannis would be miserable as always but an highly effective leader and westeros wouldnt be the same mess Robert would be free to whore and dedicate himself utterly to warfare ,hed never grow fat hed remain a badass into middle age ,a pitbull to be set on his kings enemies Renly with stannis as head of the kingdom and family would have to not be such a shallow dude hed have to actualy be of worth to the kingdom ,hed still love loras so would need to be married off to margery to be with loras and stop a scandal
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    What if Tywin joined Robert's Rebellion (properly)

    The combined forces would mean the rebellion would have been over quicker , less lords would be less willing to side vs tywin plus his family frey links woulda prob helped swing lord frey to the much larger rebellion forces. Thex factor question would be jamie , seeing the way the wind was blowing and knowing his fathers reaction rhaeggar prob would have moved to send him away before the mad king had him captured.
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    Why didn’t Hoster Tully warn Jon about Littlefinger?

    I think lysa being 'soiled goods' was an open secret hoster insisted jon take her as part of the pact for his support in the rebellion ,jon himself may have known but not have known exactly who had been having his wife to be! Hoster prob wasnt worrried about peter as once sent back to the fingers he was of 0 threat to anyone and never expected to rise so high let alone be close to lysa again The boasting part prob came much later and never openly said to jon arryn
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    Why is Doran making terrible mistakes concerning his kids?

    Its strength varies one day its around the north the next its iron islands level ,and distance travelled over dessert isnt easy going ..the north is far far bigger yes but outsode of winter is as easy to traverse as anywhere else Hes not a mind reader and again that would put him in the same category as most westeros lords ,her screwing around seems the norm for dornish ladies He had a plam with viserys that ended and soon after the viper who he worked alongside went to kl...coincidence?no He virtualy spells it out for his daughter and the snakes if you re read ...what did you think he was talking about with all the grass and snake talk? It couldnt be clearer their entire thing was a good cop-bad cop routine
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    Why is Doran making terrible mistakes concerning his kids?

    Heat is just as harsh as cold , dornes bannermen must rally in areas cut off by dessert which cant be crossed quickly On the grasslands he was outta varys reach They clearly had a joint plan man thats the entire point of dorans big reveal about a snake and the grass She found that by fluke .....and by your measure then all lords are failures as most hhave unruly kids even ned He had the authority to arrange a bethrothal but brynden had the right to refuse (but be cut off from family wealth) outside of marriage who they bed is their own buisness...hes not tywin
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    Why is Doran making terrible mistakes concerning his kids?

    After kl fall it was all over itd have been 4- 5 kingdoms vs 2 What makes you think they take massively less time ? Their lands are dessert its not easily crossed quickly Again varys had them covered ,they were never in any real danger only their pride That was a hope as anyone would wish on their enemies but not his plan ,his plan clearly involved letting the viper wreck havoc at kl Nope she and her entourage are clearly unstable (hence coup and coup leaks and whatever darkstars plan is) bear in mind the coup only comes about due to a complete fluke of arianne seeing private corresepondence too Nonsense he has some.control as lord but hes not all powerful,its a feudal system remember not some modern dictatorship (or somewhere inbetween ala tywin) ,his brother is free to bed who he pleases and his bannerman was well within his rights to demand combat after catching his woman with the viper Craven and caution are 2 sides of the same coin,so far his main plan was seconds away from an incredble victory that woulda left lannisters in chaos! He is now moving pieces into place again through the sandsnakes could all bear fruit
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    Why is Doran making terrible mistakes concerning his kids?

    Do we realy know he has many more ? Plus like robb it might have been as much as he could muster quickly He didnt but any overt support could have tipped off others and with varys viserys was never in any real danger His plan during the wot5k was to strike tywin and gregor precisely not their armies alone ,thats what the viper had obviously prepped for Why would he ? until he humbled her she was a huge liability ,look at who she brings into her coup! As hotah correctly said ''some one talked....someone always talks'' His wife leaves him yes but it was a short lived marriage of passion The viper going to kl was the plan, he failed to execute it correctly yes but bear in mind he was seconds from a victory that might have torn lannisters apart! And may have posioned tywin already if you believe that theory As lord he doesnt have that much control vassals and kin will fight duels of honour as is their right ...as their lord he has no right to interfere,feudalism doesnt give him that much power to interfere in personal matters between lords. Once killed he needed that bannerman as ally not enemy so sent his son away....fine the son would normaly be fostered at a strong bannermans household anyway! Overall his story seems.to be of best laid plans alter with time and circumstance but that doesnt mean hes a failure or that he wasnt close to suceeding
  13. Still no slurce for the figures for essos?
  14. Where do these numbers come from?
  15. Id highly doubt any of them would be so stupid. Both have spent most of their life in essos and are well aware of the ib power,its not an enemy anyone wants
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    Viserys’ plan makes no sense.

    Bear in mind hes a moron •he doesnt fully understand them no he prob thinks that drogo will assign a force that will follow him as payment for his sister •i think plan wasnt for battle right away ....make landfall on friendly soil first •he doesnt know that he still thinks half the realm has his back, reach and dorne at least
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    Westeros; the sleepy superpower

    Hard to say having dragons doesnt necessarily guarantee easy victory (look at dorne) and essos is awash with dangerous military assets and assasins ...pkus theres the unkown Maybe the shaddowbinders, facelessmen etc get involved and who knows what other horrors and magic is far east , or what assets yi ti could field
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    Why did Joffrey like the Hound so much?

    The hound is one of the most feared warriors in all the realm and utterly loyal ,he allows jofferys dark bullying side to be nurtured ,he has a similar outlook to joff in many things such as killing and mocking and bullying the weak and his jokes (esp at tyrions expense) match his cruel sense of humour
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    Why was LF a ward of the Tullys?

    Well hosting wards is pretty normal and sometimes its not all political a great lord can do it as a mark of genuine friendship Also bear in mind hoster hasnt the same pressure as lesser lords to forge alliances for security etc ,hes got an unmarried son and has his 2 daughters married to 2 of the other 7 regions leaders , his son in law is the kings bestie and the king owes his crown to him!
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    Why was LF a ward of the Tullys?

    His dad befriended hoster in the ninepennykings wars if i recall
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    Why didn't Littlefinger try the Bronn approach in dueling?

    This it was a weight class mismatch to begin with and the bigger man was the far more skilled fighter too.....no plan coulda savd lf
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    Why didn't Littlefinger try the Bronn approach in dueling?

    Probably did but he was smaller and weaker and not a noted swordsman..hed be adverage at best whereas brandon was basicaly northern robert! Brandon has a huge size,speed,skill and prob exp advantage over him....basicaly it was always gonna be an ass whupping! Hence why cat tells brandon to not kill him not to be careful By contrast bronn probably prefers to fight light armour (prob never afford full suit of plate) and is a skillled warrior....he knows he sacrifices protection for speed but has probably done so most of his life He makes a measured dec to stand for tyrion when he sees an older smaller man of no real note as a warrior and is confident in his ability to match most he meets anyway....had lysa chosen lynn corbray or brozne royce itd have been different
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    Why didn't Littlefinger try the Bronn approach in dueling?

    He used a beautiful cerimonal sword of jons instead of the more practical one he was used to, but the armour was his own Plus if i recall bronn had reach advantage on him too as well as youth Hes faster in limited armour plus probably used to fighting in limited armour as a poor sellsword who probably couldnt afford full suit of plate
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    Why didn't Littlefinger try the Bronn approach in dueling?

    Because bronn was the better fighter who fights a specific way ,lf isnt a skilled fighter and brandon is specifaly named by ned as a great warrior(bear in mind brandon felt he could beat rhaeghar one on one) Even then we learn bronn had some near misses in that fight and probably wouldnt have volunteered at all had lysa choosen say bronze royce or lyn corbray Brandon is bigger ,probably faster and wayyy more skilled.....no plan could have saved lf from an ass whupping basicaly it was a mismatch
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    What Would Robert Have Done Had He Acknowledged The Truth?

    Hes not but hes still one of the top 3 fighters in all of planetos at that point , robert by contrast hasnt even trained in years ....itd be a comical mismatch Theres always an xfactor yes bit its like a top ranked boxer taking on a former washed up champ whos been out of training for a decade and has gotten fat ,slow and lazy in that time ! ....and in this robert isnt gonna have months for a rocky style montage to get back into shape Kg would help if they hand time and robbie bothered to summon them ..apart from blout and trant who are loyal to lannisters ,but barristan would obey and is their overall comander and the others have no dog in this fight so would obey too. Well its grmms world so we always have to talk about the rules his world obeys