Veltigar Posted January 27, 2014 Share Posted January 27, 2014 Seemingly simple answer: He still loved his wife? For all we know, Balon was still a human being capable of emotion, and I don't think it's mentioned whether or not he has salt wives... the separation could have been the result of the deterioration of Alannys's mental state... I agree there is literally no better explanation then this. Balon the Brainless loved his wife. We know he was capable of fathering children (he had 4 adult children) and yet nowhere are we introduced to a bastard son or daughter of the Balon. And in the Ironborn culture were having salt wives is the most normal thing in the world, especially for those who follow the Old Way, it's more than a bit odd that Balon, the great defender of the Old Way, doesn't have any bastards. There must be a reason and that reason is simple. He loved his wife. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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