Mithras Posted August 3, 2015 Share Posted August 3, 2015 We all know that LF has been giving sweetsleep to Sweetrobin. “Sweets. Cakes and pies, jams and jellies, honey on the comb. Perhaps a pinch of sweetsleep in his milk, have you tried that? Just a pinch, to calm him and stop his wretched shaking.” However, a pinch of sweetsleep normally does much more than that. “Sweetsleep is the gentlest of poisons,” the waif told her, as she was grinding some with a mortar and pestle. “A few grains will slow a pounding heart and stop a hand from shaking, and make a man feel calm and strong. A pinch will grant a night of deep and dreamless sleep.” But this did not happen to Sweetrobin. The only explanation is that Sweetrobin was being given sweetsleep for a long time such that it increased his drug tolerance to sweetsleep. This brings up important consequences: First, Mithridatism is the practice of protecting oneself against a poison by gradually self-administering non-lethal amounts. Sweetrobin must have developed immunity towards sweetsleep by gradual subjection to non-lethal amounts of poison. That should be the reason why his nose does not bleed as Colemon fears although Sweetrobin has been exposed to much more sweetsleep than Colemon ever knows. So, unlike the popular idea, Sweetrobin should not die from sweetsleep if LF wants to off him with a lethal dose according to his experience. Second, Why on earth LF would want to give sweetsleep to Sweetrobin? The first practical reason was this: Sweetrobin had been accustomed to crawling in beside his mother, until she wed Lord Petyr. “I want you now, this very night. And I must warn you, after all these years of silence and whisperings, I mean to scream when you love me. I am going to scream so loud they’ll hear me in the Eyrie!” Lysa always took care of Sweetrobin and they slept together. But in KL, she and LF must have drugged Sweetrobin to deep sleep while having sex in silence and whisperings. In time, Sweetrobin’s drug tolerance must have increased and he must have awakened to see the “parents” having sex. That might be the reason why Sweetrobin fears LF so much. Surely, seeing the parents having sex as a child is aa terrifying experience, especially if the mother is sleeping with another man. Third, I think LF was perfectly aware that sweetsleep should kill Sweetrobin at one point. That means he always wanted to get rid of him, which means he had plans for the Arryn Seat all along. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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