Ser Edward the KnightHawk Posted October 27, 2011 Share Posted October 27, 2011 There's some SPOILERS below, but I don't know how to use the tag or whatever. Just a heads up.Why is that Robb's army HAS to go through The Twins? I've looked at maps of Westeros and the Kingsroad is far from the Twins. I know this is probably a really obvious question but I really can't recall as to the absolute necessity of his path. Also if you do know the answer I'd love to know where you can find it.How in the world is it possible for The Mountain to take that many hits and not die? From my understanding the Red Viper stabs him in the armpit and twists meaning that there's no way that cut is going to close without heavy help. Also several important veins and even an arterie is close by. I understand that he's THE Mountain and everything but that doesn't stop him from bleeding out like the rest of us.When Tyrion finds Shae in Tywin's bedroom is that supposed to imply that Lord Tywin took Shae into his bed? I find this a little odd because I felt for some reason (might have been stated explicitly or implied) that he was a man in a lifelong mourning over his late wife. Maybe I'm just reading too into it. He is just a man after all. Still, I'd like to have your takes on this.In the prologue, Merrett brings up Greatjon. When I finished the Red Wedding chapters I came under the impression that all of Robb's bannermen, besides the few that left off to Seagard, were killed. Is Greatjon dead or captured.This last one is rhetorical. Why? Why? Why? Why? Robb!!!!! I didn't begin to read this series until after the show aired (I feel like a blind fool for never having even heard of this AMAZING series). I literally threw my fists in the air and bellowed "The King in the North" when Greatjon proclaims him his king. I mean I totally understand why GRRM does these things and I love him for it. Finally I get a world with real consequences, not a world where at the last minute the hero gets some arbitrary help out of the blue. When Ned died I knew it had to happen. And as much as I rooted for the Young Wolf I knew by the end of ACoK that he would most likely lose the war. He's also too much of his father's son to have ever bent the knee (even though Ned does at the end of his life). But why like this? Why? Couldn't you have given him a more valiant death? I don't deny that the scene was perfectly structured, down to the music and everything. But the Young Wolf deserved better than that. I'm not condemning GRRM for it, I was just really saddened by it. Tears rolled down my face when Catelyn says "It hurts so much, she thought. Our children, Ned, all our sweet babes. Rickon, Bran, Arya, Sansa, Robb ... Robb ... please, Ned, please, make it stop, make it stop hurting." I didn't stop reading after though like most people I see here on the forums. I continued to see retribution. I don't know if I'll ever get it but damn if the Starks really are done with by the end of this series I don't know what I'll do to myself. I'll probably do another post on just the Starks and what they all mean to me. But that's for another time.I just want to thank everyone ahead of time for their input. I've already begun AFfC and can't wait to see what happens. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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