SFDanny Posted April 15, 2007 Share Posted April 15, 2007 SF Danny, I think you're right about Brandon and Rickard. We never hear (in the past or present) of Ned going off about Rhaegar. It's a pet theory of mine that Lyanna, if she went with Rhaegar willingly, would have let someone know in order to keep something stupid like a war from happening. IF she was going to confide in someone, I think it would have been Ned; Brandon doesn't seem to have any sense that Lyanna was NOT kidnapped and Benjen was young. I've gotten the impression that she and Ned were closer than they were to their other siblings. Ned was in the Eyrie. If she sent a message to him there, it's quite possible that he wouldn't have gotten it until after his brother and father were being tortured at KL--too late to do much about it. Something along those lines could explain why he doesn't seem to share his father's and brother's rage about Lyanna. I like the idea that Lyanna would confide in someone, but I always wondered if it wasn't Benjen. I don't know how old he would be at the time (Sansa's or Arya's age?), so if he is too young that would make him unlikely as a confidant, but the reason I look to Benjen is that he joins the Night's Watch rather quickly after the war and a disagreement with Ned about Lyanna could have been behind it. Basically, I admit, I want Benjen back and for him to tell us about his brothers and sister. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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