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In the absence of a nitpick thread: Tywin's oh-so-dramatic talk about the Iron Bank wasn't great. It'd be better if they just lifted this passage from Jon's chapter.

Each of the Nine Free Cities had its bank, and some had more than one, fighting over every coin like dogs over a bone, but the Iron Bank was richer and more powerful than all the rest combined. When princes defaulted on their debts to lesser banks, ruined bankers sold their wives and children into slavery and opened their own veins. When princes failed to repay the Iron Bank, new princes sprang up from nowhere and took their thrones.

Or some variation of it.

Yep.

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Couldn't find the nitpick thread, but it just struck me that Oberyn doesn't have an escort of soldiers. He's a Prince of Dorne, so he should have a retinue including armed retainers. Details like that show that the writers don't really get how power works in this world. It was like in Season 3 when the sellsword captains were allowed to get up close to Daenerys and disrespect her, which would never happen to someone in her position.



It's a shame because this is something they did so well in Season 1, with the Starks and Lannisters. The Lannister guardsmen have a great look, and the Starks do too. So where are the Dornish guardsmen? Come to think of it, do the Tyrells have guardsmen?


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Couldn't find the nitpick thread, but it just struck me that Oberyn doesn't have an escort of soldiers. He's a Prince of Dorne, so he should have a retinue including armed retainers. Details like that show that the writers don't really get how power works in this world. It was like in Season 3 when the sellsword captains were allowed to get up close to Daenerys and disrespect her, which would never happen to someone in her position.

It's a shame because this is something they did so well in Season 1, with the Starks and Lannisters. The Lannister guardsmen have a great look, and the Starks do too. So where are the Dornish guardsmen? Come to think of it, do the Tyrells have guardsmen?

Didnt Bronn Tyrion and Pod meet some Dornishmen in E01, but Oberyn was already in the city?

And iirc the Sellsword captains got.close to Dany in the book too, because she invited them there to talk to (which is when Mero basically calls her a whore and says he "had her" in a whorehouse in Lys)

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Couldn't find the nitpick thread, but it just struck me that Oberyn doesn't have an escort of soldiers. He's a Prince of Dorne, so he should have a retinue including armed retainers. Details like that show that the writers don't really get how power works in this world. It was like in Season 3 when the sellsword captains were allowed to get up close to Daenerys and disrespect her, which would never happen to someone in her position.

It's a shame because this is something they did so well in Season 1, with the Starks and Lannisters. The Lannister guardsmen have a great look, and the Starks do too. So where are the Dornish guardsmen? Come to think of it, do the Tyrells have guardsmen?

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