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The three elephants can be used in warfare. Horns and trumpets spooked them in a famous legend but that is not necessarily going to happen to these elephants. Ways can be used to desensitize elephants to loud noise.  Horses are more sensitive and they can be desensitized to loud noises.  
 

Elephants are capable of carrying battle supplies. They can also give commanders an elevated view of the battlefield.

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They will be used in the battle for Volantis.  If they are used at all. 

On 7/18/2022 at 12:33 PM, Kalikrates said:

The three elephants can be used in warfare. Horns and trumpets spooked them in a famous legend but that is not necessarily going to happen to these elephants. Ways can be used to desensitize elephants to loud noise.  Horses are more sensitive and they can be desensitized to loud noises.  
 

Elephants are capable of carrying battle supplies. They can also give commanders an elevated view of the battlefield.

She has three elephants stabled in the lower level of the Great Pyramid. 

@BlackLightning you disappoint me.  Do you not read every single word of every single line in Dany's chapters like we do!  Her chapters are filled with interesting details. 

8 hours ago, BlackLightning said:

Did I miss something?

When did Dany acquire war elephants?

 

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I must admit, I had forgotten about them myself.  But here's the text:  ADWD chapter 43, the morning of Dany's wedding day. (The second one.)

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It was always dusk inside the base of the Great Pyramid. Walls thirty feet thick muffled the tumult of the streets and kept the heat outside, so it was cool and dim within. Her escort was forming up inside the gates. Horses, mules, and donkeys were stabled in the western walls, elephants in the eastern. Dany had acquired three of those huge, queer beasts with her pyramid. They reminded her of hairless grey mammoths, though their tusks had been bobbed and gilded, and their eyes were sad.


 

 

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On 7/18/2022 at 12:33 PM, Kalikrates said:

The three elephants can be used in warfare. Horns and trumpets spooked them in a famous legend but that is not necessarily going to happen to these elephants. Ways can be used to desensitize elephants to loud noise.  Horses are more sensitive and they can be desensitized to loud noises.  
 

Elephants are capable of carrying battle supplies. They can also give commanders an elevated view of the battlefield.

Or, they'll be dragon-food

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The chapter did not clarify if they were war or labor elephants.  Me, I am guessing they are ceremonial elephants for the nobles of Meereen to parade around in.  Irri, Jhiqui, and Missandei will be riding them when the great army begins its journey to the west.  

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On 7/24/2022 at 6:34 PM, BlackLightning said:

I stand corrected. I forgot all about them.

Why do you think that they will be riding them?

It befits their ceremonial role.  Three girls, three elephants.  Although I would really be thrilled if Missandei becomes one of Dany's dragon riders who will protect the flanks.

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