Good Guy Garlan Posted August 9, 2014 Share Posted August 9, 2014 There is a general misunderstanding about this thread. The plan I posted in the OP is LF’s endgame and the plan was good under the assumptions of LF back then. But a lot of things are happening to ruin LF’s plans, some of which LF still does not know. I think there are a couple of problems with this line of thinking. First, as it was mentioned upthread, I find it hard to believe that LF's endgame is just being a Lord Paramount (of two kingdoms, but still), considering all the scheming he's done. I think he's aiming definetely higher, but he's smart enough to know being a king is a dangerous job, which is why I think he's planning on crowning Harry and Sansa, uniting Vale, Riverlands and North as a single, independent kingdom, and him being the power behind the throne. Now, he'll never pull off something like this with himself as a figurehead, because as manipulative as he can be, he'll never ever inspire enough love and respect for that, not to mention on account of his low birth This problem is intrinsically link to the second one I see, which is that LF has to know that the current regime is sinking. When the Iron Throne falls and someone else takes over, he can kiss his Harrenhal lordship goodbye, because Aegon or Euron or Dany or whoever are going to put one of their own in charge of the Riverlands. And that will shake his grip on the Vale as well, no matter how many bribes he gives the lords of the Vale. Which is why he clearly knows he needs a plan B when this happens, and this plan, I think, needs more charismatic, loyalty-inspiring figureheads than himself Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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