a black swan Posted August 14, 2016 Author Share Posted August 14, 2016 2 hours ago, sweetsunray said: Unfortuntely QG Alysanne was bad news for the Starks. Sure, the NW talk highly of her because she gave them jewels to build a new castle and move away from the Nightfort, with its black gate (so that NW didn't even know anymore they have a magic gate, and thus lose touch of their purpose), and makes the Starks give up land to the NW that the NW can't keep an eye with her visit on the back of a dragon. The Starks lost land because of her, lost holds for bannermen because of her, and the Starks had to retreat anybody watching over the farmers there against raids, while the NW didn't actually do the job, but go ranging. And even if the southern direwolves were overhunted in the North, the abandoning of the Nightfort 200 years ago is not so coincidentally also the 200 years that no direwolf was seen south of the wall anymore. GQ Alysanne worked for the anti-magic agenda of the Maesters (especially what seems to be anti-Stark-warging and anti-Others-existence) and is one of the royals who handicapped and meddled with the Stark in a negative way. So, me, personally, I'm not fond of this comparison. Because it would imply that Arya is bad news for the Starks. Yeah but these parallels usually are more contrary in position. So if Arya does rule as Queen, she would use her intelligence to maneuver against a powerful House that is against the Starks. Alysanne is a Targ, from her viewpoint, the Starks posed a threat. From Arya's viewpoint, perhaps the Lannisters or the Arryns in the Vale or whatever major House might need similar treatment. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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