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  1. John Doe

    Is Young Griffs invasion filler?

    They won't.
  2. John Doe

    Opinion: Coolest Sounding Name

    Beric Dondarrion. The Stormlands have the coolest sounding names, in my opinion.
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    Is death good? Why fight the Others?

    Dany is the giver of death also. She killed more people than most people in the series, and I'm sure her dragons are going to cause even more death as the series goes on. She said it herself, dragons plant no trees.
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    Stannis, the first lie and the false light

    So you think if he hadn't saved the Night's Watch, the North would be more secure. Under the Boltons, the North would be more secure?
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    Military Strengths-2 and More!

    North - 30k Westerlands - 35 k Reach - 60 k Riverlands - 30 k Vale - 30 k Stormlands - >20 k Dorne - < 20 k
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    The Symbolism of Sigils

    I think the high tower symbolises an Ivory tower.
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    Military Strengths and More!

    Since then, Rodrick's army has been killed off, and Torrhen's square has fallen. I would guess that they don't have another army hiding in the woods, just waiting for Robb to command them. The North is empty.
  8. Why would they be interested in splitting apart? Doing so would mean more war (especially if you're the only one who wants to, a lack of trade, and, in the case of the victors, the destruction of existing alliances.
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    Military Strengths and More!

    I mean, Karstark already too all but the old men and the boys, so the reserves we would be talking about here would be too young or too old and probably not well-equipped. Hardly a game-changer, especially since every kingdom has them. Bitterbridge is already far in the North, most, if not all, Reach lords would have joined by then. All the major Tyrell vassals are situated west or south of Bitterbridge. The Florents are considered a major vassal and have 2k at most, so the lords north and east of Bitterbridge may not really change the numbers by a lot. But I'll admit that 75k or even 80k in total (70k from Bitterbridge and Highgarden and another few thousand from other vassals) is a realistic estimate. Just not 100k.
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    Military Strengths and More!

    60 000 for the Reach seems to be a much closer estimate then 100 k+. Let's say the had something between 60 and 70 k at Bitterbridge (which, combined with the estimated 20k from the Stormlands would account for roughly 90k). The casualties they took can't be too big, it's unlikely Randyll killed thousands of men and by taking Stannis by surprise combined with their huge numerical advantage (I mean, they still had Tywin's 15- 20k too) they couldn't have lost more than a few thousand. So that brings us to a maximum of 60 k. Even if divided evenly between Mace, Randyll and Garlan that would mean Garlan took 20 k to the Reach, which is exactly the number Loras says his brother can gather. Even with a few more thousand men from Oldtown and other locations, I think the absolute maximum strength of the Reach would be 80k, and possibly lower. For example, if the army at Bitterbridge was more in the 80k range or if the Stormlands have more men than we expect the numbers for the Reach would have to be much lower. Btw, you have to remember that the Karstarks are already at the point where the harvest is rotting on the fields, and that's just with the men Rickard Karstark himself took south. If the Reach used the same percentages, they wouldn't be able to feed themselves at all.
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    Military Strengths and More!

    I'd argue that the Tyrells have far fewer men. Most of their strength, combined with that of the Stormlands, doesn't even match the 100 000. Even if there are considerable Reach forces left, I doubt they are anywhere near as strong as the full strength of the Stormlands. Where does he say that? If it's after ASOS, Mace has already sent half his army back to the Reach, which explains how he could raise them again so quickly. To prove my point: A Feast for Crows - Jaime II Otherwise I think your list is great.
  12. Judging by how they ruled their respective lands, their history, customs and prominent members, which one of them do you think should have become kings?
  13. Hand of the King: Tywin Lannister Lord Commander of the Kingsguard: Ser Jaime Lannister Master of Coin: Olenna Tyrell Master of Laws: Normally Stannis, but he's needed as Master of ships, so Ned Stark Master of Whisperers: Qyburn, Varys is too disloyal Master of Ships: Stannis Grand Maester: Aemon Targaryen
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    [TWoW Spoilers] Aeron I (Balticon)

    I like how the books refute Fire Eater's theories as they progress.