JLE Posted March 1, 2016 Share Posted March 1, 2016 I agree with the assessment "Victarion isn't going to set foot on land". Once he hears news that Daenerys is no longer *in* Meereen - which he may well be able to work out from the fact that she's not there riding a dragon in the battle, as she would be if she was there, or may work out from reports brought back during the battle - he has no motivation to go there, and - considering that the city will have trouble feeding itself, and is also about to be hit with a huge attack of the Bloody Flux - even less reason to stay for long. However I also agree with the assessment that the Dragon Horn was not put into the story to end up being useless. It's going to do *something* - right here, and right now, which is when Victarion is having one or more of his minions blow it, and while Daenerys is not there. In other words, it's going to do something for Victarion - or, if Victarion has not broken Euron's control over the horn, it will achieve something for Euron, although Victarion may not find out to whose benefit it is until he gets home. As for the Volantene ships being something for "Victarion to transport Dany's army in": I don't think so. For starts, Dany won't *have* an army: the Unsullied are likely to lose most of their numbers in the battle at Meereen. A city which can barely feed itself is not going to willingly load up an army with provisions that they themselves desperately need, meaning that if there is anything left of Meereen or indeed Yunkai if she gets back with an army, she will have to sack it and murder most of the inhabitants just to steal food. The situation is still worse if it's Dothraki and horses: the only way a Dothraki army is going to Westeros is if they cross the land all the way to the Free Cities and embark from Volantis or even Pentos. Meereen, with its farmland badly damaged and pillaged by the Slave Masters, is not going to be able to supply them with enough provisions to make it the long way around the ruins of Valyria, even if it wanted to. In any case it's strongly hinted now that Daenerys will end up back at Vaes Dothrak - and it would simply take waaaaay too long to get even to Meereen *from* there at horse-speed or walking-speed, even if she leaves the place with an intact army. I don't believe she will be leaving it with much else other than Drogon. I think her fate is to bring destruction everywhere she goes: "Dragons do not build", and the question is not whether she can seize her heritage but whether she can *escape* it. "Remember what you are. The dragons know. Do you?" - sounds like a fairly terrible threat to me. I think that deciding to be what *she* wants to be, not what her heritage or history or ancestry want her to be, is the only thing that could possibly save her - and possibly save Westeros. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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