Floki of the Ironborn Posted February 13 Share Posted February 13 I can understand that one random Stark king would order ships to be burned out of some sort of mad grief. But I find it really hard to believe that no other Stark until Eddard was smart enough to order House Manderly to build a new fleet. There is so much sense in the North having a sea presence, especially since their only city is right on the coast, not far from the most powerful of the Free Cities. I also find it a bit strange how inconsistent the city’s shipping capabilities are. During the Dance of the Dragons, White Harbour has the ships and sailors to send Torrhen and Medrick Manderly south to Rhaenyra Targaryen’s cause. And yet it would appear that those ships and sailors have vanished by the time of ASOIAF because Wyman needs Davos Seaworth to bring Rickon back from Skagos. How can a city on the coast have produced zero sailors capable of going out onto open water? Besides “plot reasons”, I can’t understand why GRRM arranged things this way. Northern Sword 1 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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