Ygritte Posted July 3, 2014 Share Posted July 3, 2014 He ordered them before he knew that he, Aerys, and Aegon would be dead. His dynasty was in utter peril. I absolutely cannot believe that the KG would prioritize an outdated order to protect two scarcely relevant people over the survival of the dynasty. If they're guarding two scarcely relevant people, they're doing it for Rhaegar the man, not Rhaegar the king, and thus would not be crowing about their KG status. I can't believe it, and I don't think anyone should believe it. If they still call themselves KG, the dynasty is their concern. Someone would have gone to Viserys. Any other interpretation has a steep burden of proof to bear, and no other theory does, IMHO. This is a great summing-up. If they're acting as KG, and if Ned remembers them afterward as men who were determined to keep their vows (even if the dream wording was inexact), then they have to be protecting a king. Sure, a group of KG might conceivably defend a prince's mistress and bastard because the prince asked them to, but then all the hammering of the point that They! Are! Kingsguard!, Dammit! would not be in there. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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