As I was re-reading some early Bran POVs, I started to wonder about Little Walder and Big Walder, so frequently referred to as Catelyn's wards. Suddenly the similarity between "wards" and "swords" struck me. Ned's sword, Ice, is reformed into a big sword (Oathkeeper) and a little sword (Widow's Wail). Similarly Catelyn "has" two wards: a Big Walder and a Little Walder. There is informed speculation in this forum that Big Walder killed Little Walder, blaming the death on the mysterious serial kil
bank / bank
This may be another one of those convoluted explanations. I'll try to make it short and to-the-point.
As discussed elsewhere in this forum, I think the Bank of Braavos, known as the Iron Bank, is supposed to compared to the "bank" of faces maintained by the Faceless Men, also in Braavos. Coins have faces ("heads") as well as "tails." People pay a lot of coin to hire the Faceless Men to commit a murder - this is underscored by Littlefinger, Master of Coin, when he explains t