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  1. Sure, but since we don't know any of the earlier wielders of Dawn, that doesn't help us to answer the question whether there were Dayne knights before the coming of the Andals, though.
  2. The first known Sword of the Morning is Ser Davos Dayne, who lived a long time after the coming of the Andals.
  3. I think that depends on what exactly is required for a proper knighting. I guess we can agree that it's not enough to just tell anyone 'You are a knight now' or randomly touch the other person with your sword. There has to be some kind of ritual which consists of touching the shoulders with a sword and saying some words (we know that from the Dunk & Egg stories). If these words are more or less formalised and include the mention of the Seven, the followers of the Faith may not consider the members of the brotherhood proper knights. If the words just have to make clear that what you do is a knighting, it may not be an issue.
  4. Fair point, although one could argue that this doesn't necessarily mean the newly-made knight worships the Seven from that point on. That doesn't make much sense to me considering the fact that knighthood isn't widespread in the areas which are still mostly populated by people who don't follow the Seven. If it had been a First Men thing, we would see more of it in the North.
  5. The concept of knighthood was brought to Westeros by the Andels and is closely tied to the Faith of the Seven. It's part of the ceremony to stand vigil in front of the statue of the Warrior the night before you receive knighthood, and you are anoited with the seven oils. Of course you can also be knighted on the battlefield regardless of your religion. But when a house has several knights over the course of a millennium, this is a strong hint that they follow the Seven. The Children of the Forest called Dorne 'the empty land', so I think their religion wasn't really widespread there. Maybe there were various local archaic religions like the deity Benedict Blackmont worshipped.
  6. The knightly tradition (Ser Arthur, Ser Ulrick, Ser Joffrey, Ser Davos) strongly indicates that they follow the Seven.
  7. Something regarding the succession module on the bottom of the pages: Each of the lords Darklyn, Rosby, and Stokeworth during the Dance had an unnamed successor who was brought to King's Landing in 131 AC on the order of Aegon II. While these successors don't have a page on their own (and I'm not sure they need one), it's a bit confusing to have Denys Darklyn, Gyles Rosby, and Tanda Stokeworth as the next known heads of their houses.
  8. Zelensky has dismissed Commander-in-Chief Valerii Zaluzhnyi, and appointed General Oleksandr Syrskyi in his place. https://kyivindependent.com/zelensky-dismisses-commander-in-chief-zaluzhnyi/
  9. You could be right, but is there a source for that?
  10. The app states Edric was the successor of his father.
  11. When I can't find it with the old search site, I always try it with the new one.
  12. There is no need to ensure 1 BC is a full year because the moment Aegon decided to implement a new dating system, the 365 days (or whatever the number is in Westeros) before the starting point would automatically form 1 BC. There isn't any reason to assume that there was any confusion about Aegon's reign and the new calendar among the scholars. He was crowned in the city of the maesters at a point when he held huge power over a continent. That's not comparable to the birth of some child of a minority that would only later turn into some important religious figurehead and whose birth didn't really matter to most people back then.
  13. Hm, that doesn't make much sense to me. Aegon dated the start of his reign to the second coronation. The second coronation marked the official end of the Conquest. So the Conquest was completed that day (we know it actually wasn't, but that doesn't have to bother us here). The coronation was the ending point of the Conquest. Why would Aegon decide that some events before the end of the Conquest (in your example three months) would be dated AC (= after the Conquest)? As Potsk says, this would defeat the purpose of the new dating system.
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