BlackLightning Posted August 13, 2021 Author Share Posted August 13, 2021 8 hours ago, SeanF said: They have no option but to attack, once they hear of the Volantenes. The Volantene armada, IMHO, is what destroys any notion that the slavers sincerely desired peace. I agree. The slavers never wanted peace. If peace is what you want to call it. The peace that is supposed to be taking place during Dance and Feast are false peaces. I think that's what GRRM wanted to really illustrate: when you have evil men and women (or at least, men and women who care only about their own personal gain and nothing else) in power or otherwise undisturbed, there is no such thing as peace. 8 hours ago, SeanF said: They have no option but to attack, once they hear of the Volantenes. The Volantene armada, IMHO, is what destroys any notion that the slavers sincerely desired peace. But ultimately I'm not just talking about them having no option but to attack. What I'm talking about is a classic Edmure Tully situation. The Volantenes could very well catch them completely unawares which could force Tyrion, Victarion and Barristan (or even Missandei, Grey Worm, Skahaz and Reznak) to do things that they normally wouldn't have done. Actions that would otherwise cause Meereen to be endangered or even on the brink of destruction. Like for example, Victarion killing Barristan out of desperation if Barristan is preventing him from using the dragonhorn and riding a dragon to war. 8 hours ago, SeanF said: I think I’d rigorously prune Dany’s Meereenese storyline, and Tyrion’s Eastern storyline, both of which could be covered in about half the number of chapters. That would leave space for the battle. Tyrion's storyline can probably have been covered in maybe half the chapters. Dany's storyline? I'm not so sure: maybe you could cut out one of them. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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