Seams Posted April 18, 2016 Share Posted April 18, 2016 On 4/16/2016 at 10:52 PM, Curled Finger said: Well Seams, that's exactly how you will learn and formulate your own sword lore! I read ahead to Blind Beth's reply and I have to agree with her in this instance, but you are putting things together and that is the only way any of us will learn anything. I don't mean to patronize, so please don't be offended if I cover something you are already well aware of, it's just easier for me to explain the whole thing rather than pieces of this sword quandary. The Last Hero had 12 companions and a dog. I believe there will be some sort of reenactment of the Last Hero's journey. Not precisely the same events will befall the heroes and I'm not even sure they will even all make it beyond the Wall, but the named Valyrian Swords are definitely destined for 12 hero companions. So we need 12 swords. We have 6 of them and 3 - 4 more we are reasonably certain of, but we are still missing 2-3 swords with no clue as to their fates or whereabouts. Ok, we have a couple of ideas about 1 of those last 3, so there are 2 we are just know nothing about. Our 12 VS swords are all different sizes and colors. We have the curious occurrence of a Lysenni sword being listed as a Westerosi sword. Our 12 VS swords are NOT the original companions' swords. Ours have only been around 500 years at the longest. The original Lady Forlorn and Ice were ancient swords as it appears Dawn was as well. None of these 3 original swords were VS and of course, Dawn still isn't VS. Our problem is not one us actually knows a lot about any of the swords. We know more about Dark Sister and Oathkeeper than any of the rest of them. You seem to be interested in this Seams and I encourage you to keep finding things. This is the 1st time I've ever seen the Kings of Winter crown brought up in relation to the magic swords. I have to give you 2 thumbs up because that was aware reading and may very well be important in another part of this massive story. Another question: Why worry about only the twelve swords that have (so far) been named? Can't the twelve swords you seek come out of the unnamed reserves? This is part of the dialogue between Tyrion and Tywin about Valyrian Steel swords: “Valyrian steel?” “Yes,” Lord Tywin said, in a tone of deep satisfaction. At long last, Father? Valyrian steel blades were scarce and costly, yet thousands remained in the world, perhaps two hundred in the Seven Kingdoms alone. It had always irked his father that none belonged to House Lannister. The old Kings of the Rock had owned such a weapon, but the greatsword Brightroar had been lost when the second King Tommen carried it back to Valyria on his fool’s quest. He had never returned; nor had Uncle Gery, the youngest and most reckless of his father’s brothers, who had gone seeking after the lost sword some eight years past. Thrice at least Lord Tywin had offered to buy Valyrian longswords from impoverished lesser houses, but his advances had always been firmly rebuffed. The little lordlings would gladly part with their daughters should a Lannister come asking, but they cherished their old family swords. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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