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Can you help Bowen Marsh clean up Jon's mess?

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18 hours ago, Buried Treasure said:

Selyse and Melisandre are guests of the NW. How do you propose Marsh placate the Boltons whilst they are resident at Castle Black?

 

Bowen Marsh can't extract the NW from politics because the Watch's need for aid is inherently political. It wasn't Jon that created that situation - Maester Aemon wrote to all the players in the Wot5K, and it was a result of the wider political situation that it was only Stannis that responded.

Yep, every action is political, wanting to distance yourself from politics is one of the most political actions there are. Especially in a government funded organism like the Night's Watch.

 

Edit: and no one wanted to be neutral, most just wanted to support the winning side (which would be the smart choice if the loosing side didn't have twice their men and was sleeping next door).

Edited by CamiloRP

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Selyse cannot shelter forever at the wall.  The NW must stand aside and let what remains of the Stannis loyalists and the Boltons settle their own differences.  
 

Jon left a mess for Bowen and company to clean up.  The distance between Winterfell and Castle Black could give him the time to reorganize after Jon’s disaster.  A carefully written message to Ramsay and proof of Jon’s death should start the reorganization.  Perhaps Thorne could serve as the interim lord commander.  

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On 11/22/2020 at 10:15 PM, James West said:

Avoid doing anything rash.  Let the wildlings do what they're going to and wait for the results.  Make peace with Ramsay if he wins.  Do otherwise if the wildlings come out on top. 

So do what Tywin did during the rebellion.  Wait for the results before picking sides.  His honor won't allow that.  He can't approve a wildling attack on the north. 

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