LynnS Posted December 31, 2021 Share Posted December 31, 2021 On 12/30/2021 at 11:51 AM, Sly Wren said: I used to think that would end the problem of the seasons. But . . . I'm much less sure now. Given all of Martin's other stories, I'm thinking the damage that caused the crazy seasons might be permanent. And need to be dealt with ever so often in the fallen world that is Westeros. I've lately changed my mind about the crazy season. I think of the Wall as a dam for ice magic among other things. A dam functions by containing something and periodically releasing it. So when the dam is containing ice magic, Planetos gets summer and when it's releasing it's contents, winter returns. I see the dam as regulating winter and summer and the comptrollers are greenseers. Old magic and powerful. But also woven with spells to repel supernatural creatures like wights, WWs and dragons. It also interferes with the warg bond. According to Mel it is a magical power source that can be used and her powers are growing by proximity to the Wall. Like Mel's ruby, it has a crystalline structure and can reflect and refract light. So I wonder how it would interact in the presence of a powerful light source, like the dawn sword or glass candles - if the entire Wall can be turned into a storm of llght to repel the darkness. I'm not sure that Jon will be the warrior of light and suspect Bran will do the choosing especially if he is also responsible for unleashing the soul of ice. If Bran is King under the Mountain who will he choose as his hand? The warrior of light armored like the sun? Quote A Game of Thrones - Bran III He looked south, and saw the great blue-green rush of the Trident. He saw his father pleading with the king, his face etched with grief. He saw Sansa crying herself to sleep at night, and he saw Arya watching in silence and holding her secrets hard in her heart. There were shadows all around them. One shadow was dark as ash, with the terrible face of a hound. Another was armored like the sun, golden and beautiful. Over them both loomed a giant in armor made of stone, but when he opened his visor, there was nothing inside but darkness and thick black blood. The golden hand? Quote A Game of Thrones - Bran III There are different kinds of wings, the crow said. Bran was staring at his arms, his legs. He was so skinny, just skin stretched taut over bones. Had he always been so thin? He tried to remember. A face swam up at him out of the grey mist, shining with light, golden. "The things I do for love," it said. Bran screamed. The crow took to the air, cawing. Not that, it shrieked at him. Forget that, you do not need it now, put it aside, put it away. It landed on Bran's shoulder, and pecked at him, and the shining golden face was gone. The Myth of the Mountain King – Nick Louras Was there another King under the Mountain before Bran. One who is now locked away? Quote There is, they said, an island where Cronus is imprisoned with Briareus keeping guard over him as he sleeps; for, as they put it, sleep is the bond forged for Cronus. They add that around him are many deities, his henchmen and attendants. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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