Phylum of Alexandria Posted December 3, 2022 Share Posted December 3, 2022 (edited) How are White Walkers made? [GoT intro content of this post redacted due to stupid rules]. Exactly what the Others have been doing with Craster’s infant sons is not yet clear in the books Some of Craster’s daughter-wives do refer to the White Walkers of the wood as the brothers of Gilly’s newborn baby. And TWOIAF mentions that the CotF engaged in child sacrifice. Before we get into this topic, let me first remind you of a big theory I’ve been pushing so far: the red-green-blue color trio imagery that’s peppered throughout the story are hints from GRRM that there are three warring magical bloodlines, all brother or sister lines of the same eldritch species. The sigil of House Massey, the colors of the Trident’s three forks, the three colors of the cyvasse board, and most egregiously, the Muppet names found in House Tully. This red-green-blue imagery is telling us that the Dragons, Weirwoods, and Others are all not just linked, but related to one another by blood, albeit with distinct bloodlines and subtle territory-based variations. And they’re at war with one another. Basically, I think that the Others have their own weirwood things up in the Heart of Winter. And the Weirwoods have their own Walkers: the green men on the Isle of Faces and Garth Greenhand being some examples. As for fire, there’s the God-on-Earth and his more humanoid but still godlike progeny. There are also stories of the Black Goat in the forests of Qohor demanding blood sacrifices. He could be a Black Walker for the Shade trees. And here’s my current tinfoil theory, as far as how Weirwoods and Walkers are grown: Weirwood seeds or shoots can be planted into living babies in order to create walking hybrid creatures. Those walking hybrid creatures are linked to the Weirwood hivemind and act to serve its interests. However, this is just an early stage of development: eventually the walker grows large and heavy, and its limbs grow into tendrils that start to burrow down into the earth. It thus becomes a new Weirwood tree. One reason I think that Weirwoods are actually parasitized/hybrid beings is the humanoid face in the Weirwood at the Black Gate. This was no mere carving! It could move and even talk. It exhibited memory and speech comprehension. This likely was a human, or half-human crossbreed. My guess is that all Weirwoods have such faces, underground, and the carved ones perhaps serve as reminders of the faces below. I think the crucial thing that Weirwoods seek in order to grow and replicate comes naturally to the CotF. Perhaps the same quality that allows the CotF to naturally tap into the Weirwood’s psy frequencies (let’s just call it their psy particles) makes them a valuable resource for Weirwood nutrition and reproduction. And if Weirwoods happened to come to Planetos via panspermia (a plausible mechanic that would explain all of the moon meteor content in the story), perhaps it was that psy particle signal that brought them there in the first place. So Weirwood and CotF lived together in a somewhat symbiotic relationship. The Weirwood helped them amplify and channel their latent psy abilities, control animals, and enact other magical protections. The CotF provided the Weirwoods with host bodies to plant new Weirwoods, and with blood nourishment once in a while. But then humans came, and messed everything up. Until the Pact was formed, that is. It seems apparent that greenseeing among humans somehow followed the peaceful co-existence with the CotF. But how? They didn’t have magical blood, and then they did…suddenly. Obviously, interbreeding with the CotF is the likely answer, and TWOIAF mentions this explicitly. Such interbreeding commenced to introduce the CotF’s psy particles into human bloodlines. This was done to grant godlike powers to humans, but it also meant that humans would be fit to serve as hosts and fodder for the gods. Thus green-blooded hybrid humans were made. Some of these hybrid infants were used for blood sacrifice nourishment; others were used as weir-seed hosts themselves: green men walkers with human blood. And so the Pact gave way to the Age of Heroes, in which some great and fantastical humanoid beings emerged and did some incredible things. As they aged, however, I think the earliest heroes eventually began to change again, they took root and grew into Weirwood trees! Deep in the earth their moving humanoid faces can be seen and heard. Perhaps the one that Bran spoke with was in fact his ancestor, Bran the Builder… Back to Craster’s sons: they all have magical Stark blood that descends from ancient interbreeding with the CotF…but in this case it was CotF who at the time were wedded to colder Weirwoods than the ones we’ve been seeing in the story. Craster's babies were used as living hosts for Weirwood seeds in the blue/ice bloodline, and they grew into hybridized icy weirwood people: the Others. The Others that we see in the story have been created recently, but they share the ancient memories of the Heart of Winter. According to this theory, they would eventually grow into new physical manifestations of that frozen Heart, i.e., into giant tree Weirwood creatures, but I doubt the story itself will witness that. What we could witness, however, is a vision if such a creation, from Bran. Edited December 3, 2022 by Phylum of Alexandria Redactions, Clarity Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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