Maester Yobjascz Posted December 7, 2006 Share Posted December 7, 2006 But this "they" is interesting. I'd been under the impression the only two to have survived were Ned and Howland Reed, and after the fight the two had found Lyanna. Unless "they" refers to one person (Howland), wouldn't that seem to imply that Ned found her before the fight? Would that change things? I'd always imagined that Lyanna had extracted her promise from Ned *before* the fight. It didn't make sense to me that such honorable figures would bar a man from seeing his sister... especially if she was ill/dying. Instead, consider this path of events... Eddard and his friends ride to the ToJ at the end of the Rebellion. They are met by three of the Kingsguard, who allow Eddard, alone, to see his sister. He goes up to her, sees her in a bed of blood holding an infant son. She speaks to him and extracts a promise, to protect her son, and then dies. After some time, *they* (the Kingsguard and Eddards friends) find him. Eddard orders one of the midwives/wetnurses to take the infant, and to follow him away. The Kingsguard object, arguing that they are responsible for the future heir to the throne... "Here it begins"... Eddard refuses, knowing that he promised Lyanna to keep the boy safe... "No, now it ends"... This would seem to tie things together. Of course, it's also possible that the "they" refers to Howland Reed and some midwives/wetnurses, who found Eddard *after* the fight. Either is supported by the text we have. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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