UnmaskedLurker Posted July 3, 2014 Share Posted July 3, 2014 Have you ever met a 7 month pregnant woman? Pretty mobil. Also, none of it matters. Jon is born when Ned arrived. Dayne should have left with him immediately. They have fresh horse - Ned doesn't. Dayne knows Dorne - Ned doesn't. A five minute head start is all he needed. Running is protecting. They should have run. They actually answer this in the conversation--KG do not flee. But more to the point, once they see Ned coming and see that he had only 7 people in total, I think they thought that their best chance was to stand up to the 7 and kill them. They needed all to die to keep the location secret (even if they leave, they are in danger if words gets out where they left from and when). The KG almost won--but for some special tricks from Howland. You may think the KG should have run, but they are not you. They thought staying was their best chance to protect Jon. You seem to be in the camp that believe that the KG intended to die that day once they saw Ned coming. I have had that debate before (perhaps including with you--cannot remember), but that argument makes no sense. Ned thinks of these KG as some of the best and Dayne as THE best Ned ever knew. There is NO chance that Ned would have this view if the KG decided to basically commit suicide rather than try to fulfill their primary duty to protect their king (presumably Viserys in this alternative version of events). It just makes no sense. How could standing there and dying be more honorable than trying to get to the rightful heir to the Targ throne? Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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