Anyone familiar with Joseph Campbell’s book, The Hero With A Thousand Faces? It’s a book about the common themes in mythological stories. The hero always goes through 17 stages. Reading through this list brings to mind Jon’s, Bran’s, and Arya’s journeys - maybe even Sansa’s and Daenerys’. In the beginning there is the status quo. Then: 1) a call to adventure - bargain w/o knowing 2) refusal of the call 3) supernatural aid - meet the mentor 4) crossing the first threshold