Phylum of Alexandria Posted February 5 Share Posted February 5 For reasons still unclear, GRRM has peppered in his story relating to Red-Green-Blue color trios. There's the Red Fork, Green Fork, and Blue Fork of the Trident. There's the red, green, and blue triskelion design of House Massey's sigil. There's the terrain squares of the cyvasse board, made from carnelian, jade, and lapis lazuli. And there are the infamous Muppet names in House Tully: Elmo, Kermit, Oscar, and Grover. There might be more of these that have not been found yet. But it seems clear to me that he's leaving some sort of clue. But for what? What the red, green, and blue colors immediately called to my mind at first are some types of magic in the story. There's ice, fire, and the magic of the greenseers. These three magics do seem the most thematically important for ASOIAF: the three linked to ecology and the story's building premise of averting or bringing on some coming devastation. But here's the thing: the Fire, Ice, and Greenseeing factions of magic are as clear as day in the story itself. There is no need for GRRM to drop hints in the worldbuilding details to suggest to readers something that's already quite obvious. So what is the point of peppering the story with RGB color trios? (and if you wish to also consider my topic post question about the secrets of ice, fire, and greenseeing, that's of course welcome. I myself tend to consider them together) Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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