MaesterSam Posted June 28, 2021 Share Posted June 28, 2021 On 7/15/2020 at 12:18 AM, Hodor the Articulate said: I think releasing lions on Tyrion and Penny shows he'd be constantly pushing the line, testing the limits to see how much he can get away with. I don't trust him not to favor the Great Masters if left in charge, and I don't think Daenerys does either. That would be pretty risky. How could he know Dany or someone else wouldn't eat it? I wouldn't put it past Skahaz to remove some of his enemies during the chaos, since that's what he's been advocating since the start. But he can do that without holing up in Meereen. It didn't take much to convince Barristan to arrest Hizdahr, so I'm sure he could make up some pretext for rounding up or killing some of the other Great Masters. At worst, Barristan arrests him. From Skahaz's viewpoint though, getting arrested is a decidedly BAD outcome. He joined Dany early on, hoping this would help him rise high in the new administration. He didn't join Dany out of conviction, he's an opportunist like Littlefinger. But it didn't pan out for him; he was even recently relieved from his post and is now unemployed. If he were now to be arrested, he would be unemployed and in jail. This is much worse than where he was before Dany came. He needs to turn this situation around, and the battle is likely going to be his only opportunity. If he waits and Dany's forces return to the city, he likely won't have another chance to seize power. The Volantenes will arrive within days and will sack the city if the gates are not opened. Skahaz doesn't want this to happen, so he will take control during the battle. He will very likely use Daario's idea of luring all the masters to one location and having the Brazen Beasts kill them all. After that, he closes the gates. The End. There is no way the army could retake Meereen in just a few days, so they'd be stuck outside with limited food and the pale mare all around. Skahaz meanwhile commands the only military presence in the city and crowns himself. He opens the gates for Volantis and restores slavery. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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