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  1. Jaak

    FIRE AND BLOOD EXCERPT

    Aerea had been 5, with her father dead, as a traitor. Rhaenys had had a father till she was 17. Was Aemon, if he lived to reign, going to disinherit his daughter? Also, do we get any details about exactly how and why Rhaena bowed to Jaehaerys? She was at the moment an adult riding the bigger dragon. Had Rhaena demanded that Jaehaerys serve his niece (and marry her, as Protector of the Realm...), would Jaehaerys, at 14, have insisted on resisting?
  2. Jaehaerys I had the rashness to challenge Wasp to a trial by combat in person, rather than employ king´s champion. Jaehaerys was 49. He had the luck to win. Had Jaehaerys lost, what would Aemon have done to a Kingslayer in a fair trial challenged by King himself? To his slutty sister? In the centuries of Seven Kingdoms, has any King set a precedent of being rash in challenging a criminal to a personal trial - and losing?
  3. See an instructive comparison between English and Scotch ones: https://frh3.org.uk/redist/pdf/Carpenter_Scottish_Royal_Govt.pdf Page 22: Westminster benches tried 2500 cases per year in 1220s, and 8700 cases per year in 1320s. Page 30: English royal chancery issued 29 000 writs of course per year in 1320s. Same page: Scotch royal chancery issued at most 255 brieves of course in 1328-1329. Meaning that the total number of cases tried by Scotch king´s judges was at least 120 times smaller than that of England. Page 30 suggests Scotland had 6 times smaller population. I´ve seen numbers more like 5. Either way, a Scot had at most 1/20 the chance of getting justice from his King and King´s judges than an Englishman from his King - probably less. That´s the freedom the Scots fought for. How does Westeros compare? Who precisely at Winterfell is busy issuing writs/brieves of course? Are there any appreciable differences between the Seven Kingdoms, like the business of Winterfell and the business of the justiciars of Dorne?
  4. Jaak

    Will Jon be Dany's heir

    Which he can ask from Daenerys as his reward for riding a dragon in her service. Even as Rhaegaer´s son, he can accept subordination to her as a bastard. Daenerys still rides the biggest dragon, Drogon. What will be her rewards for the riders of her other two, assuming they get the dragons with her approval and in her service? Besides, well, entertaining them?
  5. Jaak

    Will Jon be Dany's heir

    Only the legitimate one (Aegon). And that´s not just because male. Rhaenys would also have come before Dany. That´s not "public acceptance". Kevan privately believes it to be true and publicly upholds King Tommen. The fact that Kingsguard died at Tower of Joy has been known for fifteen year. It has had some public explanation. Were Maegor´s marriages clearly recognized afterwards? And Rhaegaer was not head of his house. He did not have permission from Aerys. Who will be calling Great Council? Who are likely to accept a majority decision against them? If Daenerys accepts evidence that Jon is Rhaegaer´s son but ignores or rejects any evidence that he´s legitimate then she can legitimize him. Indeed, secret royal heritage as a bastard would be significant. It matters hugely. Drogon has no idea of law of succession. Unsullied, Dothraki, freedmen and shavepates may understand, but would they care? If Dany wants to fight for her Iron Throne and a safe land for them, are they going to defect to Aegon who does not know them just because Aegon is "right" in Westerosi law? Likely quite some lords in Westeros will be looking for excuses why Aegon does not really come before Daenerys. And maesters in Dany´s service will be helpfully supplying them (Aegon not real... disinherited by Aerys...).
  6. Jaak

    Will Jon be Dany's heir

    It was revealed but NOT accepted by public. All sorts of people recognize Cersei´s children as Robert´s whenever the alternative (Stannis...) is inconvenient to their benefit. Jon mounting a dragon would only tend to prove him a dragonseed. Like Hugh, Ulf, Addam and Nettles. Not that he was trueborn. All of which information is in fever dreams of a man since dead. Neither Daenerys, Jon nor public of Westeros are privy to that. And Maegor´s polygamy was of dubious validity. And Jon has got used to being a bastard. Plus the vows of Watch. If Daenerys legitimizes Jon as Rhaegaer´s bastard, and does so with the provision that Rhaegaer´s bastard son goes behind, not ahead of his sister - and her very authority to give Jon any place in succession at all hinges on her staying ahead of Jon - and Jon accepts it, will Jon be eager to trumpet flimsy evidence that he was legitimate and ahead of Daenerys after all?
  7. Jaak

    Will Jon be Dany's heir

    She may need to appoint two "heirs". The titular ruler, and a regent to rule till her child grows up. Both decisions are up to challenge. Yes, I´m sure if Daenerys has a live child against hopes, she´s not going to disinherit her own child even if she privately believes it to be a bastard. Who can she trust as Regent for a baby/toddler who won´t be riding dragons for years? Also: it is not just Westerosi law that matters here. She´s coming to Westeros with a big army of aliens. Unsullied. Dothraki. The shavepates and freedmen who feel unsafe to be left behind at Meereen and prefer to pack up and sail for Westeros with her. Who will inherit the allegiance of Dany´s aliens? Who are in position to contest for that, with what arguments?
  8. Jaak

    If Danny truly wants a Targaryan dynasty!

    Daenerys has herself made a decision to depart Essos and set out for Westeros.
  9. Jaak

    Will Jon be Dany's heir

    Dragon does not give Daenerys the power to appoint heir in the sense that the moment her heir is to inherit, she is by definition dead and her dragon riderless. What "appointing" an heir does is help coordinate her supporters and rally them behind one claim. Daenerys does not have a close natural heir for now. Who are likely candidates? Aegon - she can recognize him, or dismiss because 1) not real or, 2) disinherited by Aerys Jon - can be ignored as unknown, or if heard of, dismissed as a bastard House Baratheon as descendants of Rhaelle - Daenerys can dismiss these as disinherited for Robert´s treason, and not even Robert´s offspring, or choose to pardon them and refuse to credit the incest accusations then we are at Rhae and Daella. What became of their children?
  10. Jaak

    Will Jon be Dany's heir

    She has the same claim to rule Westeros as Aegon I did. Dragons. Which also is the same claim that Hugh had. Is anyone in position to contest her claim, or her heir, with another dragon?
  11. Jaak

    Will Jon be Dany's heir

    The question is what their alternatives are. Is her heir a dragonrider?
  12. Jaak

    Will Jon be Dany's heir

    No, it´s decided by negotiations with potential supporters of both sides. No, because Rhaegaer was the elder brother. Rhaenys, had it been her who survived, would also have been ahead of Daenerys. Mad King disinheriting Rhaegaer´s line in his final days? But few Targaryen loyalists will take that particularly seriously. The better claim of Daenerys would be to deny Aegon´s identity altogether. But then the Pisswater Prince is not heir either. True. We hear what ser Criston said, though. At the same breath he said that Rhaenyra´s sons were bastards and could not be allowed to inherit, and that boys would not be safe under them because of what their "father" was. If Daenerys bears a healthy baby who bonds with a dragon at a young age and starts to ride soon... would people still pick on her heir/ess as a "Naharis bastard", like they did with "Strongs"? Which people would be the ones doing so? If Westerosi have a pick between Daenerys´ bastard, raised as heir and dragonrider from birth, and Rhaegaer´s bastard, not so raised, who´d they prefer?
  13. Jaak

    If Danny truly wants a Targaryan dynasty!

    A child who Hizdahr knows is not really his but he can plausibly claim in public to be would still amplify his power.
  14. Jaak

    If Danny truly wants a Targaryan dynasty!

    Yes. But if she´s pregnant, she´s for some time physically less disposed to rule. And it would be rather more convenient for Hizdahr to rule with a newborn babe for whom he´s the father and the only surviving parent than with an adult woman who insists on wearing the pants.
  15. Jaak

    Will Jon be Dany's heir

    Dany thinks she cannot bear a live child. If she does, though... Hizdahr´s child would have dragon blood from her anyway. Jon has the advantage of being a bastard. If Aegon is legitimate then he should sit the Iron Throne, not his aunt. Daenerys´ best chance to claim Iron Throne is deny Aegon is her nephew at all, but then he is not her heir either.
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