SeanF Posted November 10, 2022 Share Posted November 10, 2022 12 hours ago, frenin said: But the High Septon and the Faith pulled a Tyrell and remained silent on the matter, even when they were sitting in the base of power of the Green most fervent partisan and his cousin's dragon. I don't think that one should believe that the fact that the septon whatever married Aegon and Rhaena or Jaeharys and Alyssane as a sign that the Faith approved those unions. Sure and so did Aegon, Rhaenyra's partisans won the war. Seems like semantics to me. He was betrayed because the Blacks were going to take the city by storm and kill them and his council did not want to go down with him. The people who betrayed him were quite literally urging him to surrendering to the Blacks and beg for mercy. After the Muddy Mess Aegon's days were numbered, two armies were coming to kill him and no one was coming to save his ass. Sure but his proposal doesn't make much sense. Or better said, it makes no sense why would the Blacks ever accept it. It's not like the Greens were going to contest them anytime soon, they had all accepted a pardon that didn't include acknowledging Aegon as the truly righful monarch and delegitimizing Rhaenyra. The only thing the Greens accept when pardoned is acknowledge Aegon the younger as ruler, lay down the swords and that Aegon will marry his cousin... Aegon II being the righful king, Rhaenyra being randomly delegitimized even after her partisans won, they sharing actual power in the new regime... are all gifts from the heavens that Corlys just decided to grant. And yet he went after the Baratheons and brought them "nothing but ill" for them going against his mother. If there is a single monarch officially acknowledged, the Throne itself is categorically naming one of the parties as traitors. Funnily enough... The party the won the war. All in all, the Greens should have won or at least the Blacks should have far less leverage than they had. All the Greens being decisively defeated bar Lyonel Hightower, who conveniently enough could neither start the war anew nor he had much interest to help Aegon anyway, makes this the trade of the century. I could see the sense of offering a general pardon to the Greens, but the side that’s triumphed has no reason to place itself in the wrong. The narrative that Rhaenyra was no Queen seems to me like the Westerosi version of the Lost Cause, a false account of history that many people bought into. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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