Elaena Targaryen Posted January 13, 2012 Share Posted January 13, 2012 I really don’t get why Alysane Mormont, the heir of Bear Island, is with King Stannis. Does anyone have theories? In the chapter “The King’s Prize” Asha heard the wolves (north men including Aly) insist; “Roose Bolton could not be suffered to hold Winterfell, and the Ned’s girl must be rescued from the clutches of his bastard.” So is that it? Does Aly really need to be with Stannis to do that? Does Bear Island have close relations with the mountain clans? We already know how they feel from the letter Lyanna Mormont sent to Stannis or is the young girl being loyal like Wylla Manderly? If it’s like Wylla can Aly be part of a northern conspiracy? What would her role with Stannis entail? We suspect Aly’s mother, Maege Mormont, is at Greywater Watch with Howland Reed, Galbart Glover, and Jason Mallister. Aly claims her sisters, Lyra and Jorella, are with their mother Maege. So should we now suspect movement from this area? Does anyone have theories?Also I’m curious if anyone thinks the Mormonts are skinchangers. When Aly tells Asha she has a nine year old daughter and a two year old son Asha asks if she is married. Aly replies, “No. My children were fathered by a bear.” Obviously this is a joke but is she implying she is not married or something more? It could imply she is a tough warrior type and people tease her. But Aly then states Mormont women are skinchangers, into bears, which a bear is their sigil. On a side note I often wonder about the magical aspect of northern houses and their sigils.I also wonder why Aly is with Stannis because of the difference of religions. Aly is very offended by the burning of the Peasburry men. All the north men seem to be offended by this sacrifice. Big Bucket Wull says ‘Red Rahloo means nothing here. You will only make the old gods angry.” Aly also takes Asha out to see the weirwood tree on the island and Asha said the sap looked like blood.So, to finish, why is Alysane with Stannis? She really could be somewhere else. Why is Stannis letting her stay considering how he feels about women? Is it for an escort to Asha? Please remember to use spoiler tags if you comment on the sample chapter. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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