PrettyPig Posted January 8, 2017 Share Posted January 8, 2017 Many of the events taking place in present time in the series are actually parallels or echoes of events that have happened in the past. The books are full of examples and several people have discussed it here on this forum. IMO this Davos chapter is giving us some good information about events prior to the Rebellion - particularly the Fisherman's Daughter story. It lays out a few things: that the Sisters - mostly isolated from the rest of the Vale/Westeros - are a known smuggler's haven; that Ned's route home from the Vale to avoid fighting in Gulltown was a strange one; and that Ned had a woman with a rather contrived story with him that he paid and sent away, and who later supposedly birthed his bastard son. I believe we should be thinking about a human smuggling operation - Ned either trying to get a woman to White Harbor unseen, or trying to put her on a smuggler's boat at Sisterton. Both places have easy access to the Narrow Sea, where one could board a ship going...well, anywhere: Braavos, Dragonstone, Dorne, Tyrosh, Lys. The bag of silver was payment for passage. I have a whole theory built out for this and have laid out a couple of options re: the woman's identity, but regardless of who she may be, the takeaway is that we're given this fluff chapter because we should be paying attention to these hints of 'what goes around, comes around'. It's not fluff at all. The FD may be a red herring for Jon Snow, but she's a clue to other Rebellion happenings. (FWIW, Davos chapters are good for these echoes - we get another good one when he smuggles Edric Storm off of Dragonstone and to the Free Cities in order to avoid harm that will come to him from Melisandre. Three guesses as to what this parallels, and the first two don't count!) Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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