Aejohn the Conqueroo Posted January 25 Share Posted January 25 (edited) 23 minutes ago, Lord Varys said: That they didn't give the Wall much thought also makes sense. They had dragons, after all, and they were multiplying. A united continent under the leadership of a dozen or more dragonriders should be able to deal with any supernatural threat. Or at least that could have been their opinion. The Watch also hadn't declined as much as it has during the main series. At that point, the Watch as it was would have quickly realized that the Others had returned and would have had ample time to inform the Targaryen king of what was going on. And then they could have reacted very quickly. Alysanne's surprise that her dragon couldn't cross the Wall 50 years later suggests more than 'they didn't give it much thought', don't you think? They completely disregarded it, not even trying to take a dragon over top of it just to appreciate it for it's own sake and see it's magnificence from above. I find it a real challenge to accept that such a pivotal future battlefield wouldn't spark just a little bit of interest from the guy who conquered a continent to secure it. He could have gone and surveyed it himself on dragonback at any time but his actions and priorities suggest that it was irrelevant to him. Also prior to Aegon the Wall was supplied with men from 8 different kingdoms and now for the first time there's only one authority sending folk to the Wall and he is the first person in a disputed number of thousands of years who actually believes in the value of the institution beyond convenient exile. He did nothing. I just can't believe that he conquered Westeros for the purpose of fighting the Others and paid no mind to those who had already had the charge for the last however long. No visits to the libraries at castles at the Wall? His sobriquet should be Aegon the Half Assed. Edited January 25 by Aejohn the Conqueroo hit the button by mistake Craving Peaches 1 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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