Lord Varys Posted February 13 Share Posted February 13 2 hours ago, Annara Snow said: "Arryns' kinship to Rhaenyra is very distant" LMAO Her mother was an Arryn. The Lannisters are not related to Aegon II at all. Aemma Arryn was Rhaenyra's mother ... but Aemma only had half-brothers by her father Lord Rodrik - and we have no confirmation that Lady Jeyne is the daughter of any of the half-brothers (she would have to be the daughter of the elder half-brother since she does have a first cousin through the male line). She could be from a different branch of House Arryn entirely. If she isn't, though, then Rhaenyra and Jeyne are merely half-cousins, which isn't that close a kinship. And it shows that they didn't really care for each other since neither Viserys I or nor Rhaenyra ever favored any Arryn in-laws/kin in court or council. For the show chances are not that bad that Daemon's blatant murder of his own wife might lead to some additional Dance battles in the Reach - with the Royces not being willing to support Rhaenyra. 2 hours ago, Annara Snow said: Rhaenyra didn't need armies at the start of the war? Suuure. By the time Cregan and the Northmen - other than the old men who went south to die - finally joined the war, Jason was long dead and his widow busy fighting the Ironborn if the Lannister support to Rhaenyra was a joke, then the Stark one was an even bigger joke. Cregan waited for almost all of the war before he marched south and finally got to King's Landing when everything was over anyway. Well, certainly she could have used more troops at the beginning of the war - but she didn't expect those from the North at that time, nor did she bother asking for troops from Cregan and Jeyne after she has taken KL. She is about to win the war and only asks her allies for more men when she is driven out of KL. Jason Lannister, however, only led his token force to the Riverlands at a time when he could have raised twice or thrice that number. He did not expect an attack from the Iron Islands at that time - and in context it is also kind of weird that Lord Dalton had as much success as he did. Given the military potential of the West a couple of thousands of men missing shouldn't leave the West open for attack. Lannisport and Kayce should be still fully garrisoned, and pretty much nobody from Fair Isle should have joined Jason, anyway. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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