Mithras Posted July 17, 2014 Share Posted July 17, 2014 “Let the cups be filled!” Joffrey proclaimed, when the gods had been given their due. His cupbearer poured a whole flagon of dark Arbor red into the golden wedding chalice that Lord Tyrell had given him that morning. Joff drinks dark Arbor red first. In the feast, not all the wines are described in detail (color or flavor etc.). “Your Grace,” was all he had time to say before the king upended the chalice over his head. The wine washed down over his face in a red torrent. It drenched his hair, stung his eyes, burned in his wound, ran down his cheeks, and soaked the velvet of his new doublet. He pours the remaining dark Arbor red in the chalice all over Tyrion. “Good, now fill it with wine.” He claimed a flagon from a serving girl and filled the goblet three-quarters full. “No, on your knees, dwarf.” Kneeling, Tyrion raised up the heavy cup, wondering if he was about to get a second bath. But Joffrey took the wedding chalice one-handed, drank deep, and set it on the table. “You can get up now, Uncle.” Tyrion refills the chalice with a flagon he claimed from a serving girl. The color of the wine is not mentioned. It is not poisoned yet because after drinking it, Joff goes and cuts the pie. The king’s chalice was on the table where he’d left it. Tyrion had to climb back onto his chair to reach it. Joff yanked it from his hands and drank long and deep, his throat working as the wine ran purple down his chin. “My lord,” Margaery said, “we should return to our places. Lord Buckler wants to toast us.” The chalice is on the table and forgotten for some time. Joff drinks from the wine and we see that it is purple. Margaery wants to take Joff away from Tyrion but the fool lingers to eat his pie. The chalice slipped from his hand and dark red wine went running across the dais. Shortly after drinking the wine and eating Tyrion’s pie, Joffrey is poisoned. But strangely, the purple wine that ran down his chin is now said to be dark red, same as the Arbor red Joff drank before in the feast. But his eyes fell on the wedding chalice, forgotten on the floor. He went and scooped it up. There was still a half-inch of deep purple wine in the bottom of it. Tyrion considered it a moment, then poured it on the floor. After Joffrey dies, Tyrion checks the forgotten chalice once again and sees that there is deep purple wine in it. What are we supposed to make from this? Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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