Fred of Ashai Posted July 3, 2014 Share Posted July 3, 2014 Actually Fred, Ned remembers them saying they knew Aegon was dead. No, he doesn't. They account for Rhaegar, Aerys, Rhaella and Viserys. Nothing is said about Elia, Aegon or Rhaenys. The reason I don't think they know anything about Aegon is that I suscribe to the common belief that the Tower of Joy was not on a raven route. So messages came by horse or on foot. Aerys' death became public knowledge immediately when it happened. Ned saw Aerys' body when it was still bleeding, as did numerous Lannister guardsmen and Northmen. So that news spread immediately. However, the fate of Aegon was not known until a few days later. We know this because Robert was wounded on the Trident and he sent Ned ahead of him to King's Landing. Yet Ned did not find out about the fate of Aegon until Tywin presented the bodies to Robert. I think the messenger who brought news of Aerys' death went to the Tower of Joy as soon as he or she heard the news. I don't think he or she returned to a raven-friendly place after delivering that news, got the news about Aegon, and then went back to the Tower of Joy before Ned arrived. I also think that if the King's guards thought Aegon was dead, it would have come up during their conversation with Ned. The absence of any mention of Aegon is very conspicuous. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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