Milk Steak Posted January 5, 2012 Share Posted January 5, 2012 I'm sorry but Stannnis writing the letter does not make sense from a character or story perspective. The letter potentially puts Stannis' family in danger, sets his own men left at the wall at odds with the watch and creates chaos in an area where he needs stability. If he wanted reinforcements he would simply write to Mel to have his knights left at the wall round up some willing and able wildling fighters and head towards Winterfell. Sometimes it seems like people are trying to be clever and find the convoluted secret so they can claim they knew the whole time on the minuscule chance it comes true rather than what makes sense for the story.There are interesting questions raised by the letter that don't rely on Stannis suddenly deciding he just loves chaos.The wax was pink but there was no seal suggesting the author(Ramsey) was either physically separated from Roose or it was written without Roose's permission. If Roose was simply killed Ramsey could have claimed the seal. This could mean the letter was written outside of Winterfell which would necessitate having a raven trained to fly to the wall or fighting in Winterfell isolated the author or simply the author could be acting on his own. Personally I think Ramsey wrote the letter but the panicked and angry tone and lack of seal means things aren't as he would like Jon to believe. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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