Lady Octarina Posted February 22, 2012 Share Posted February 22, 2012 I remember the part with the letter but I'm not sure if it was ever written. I want to say no, because 1. I don't think Ned would be dumb enough to write a letter knowing Varys would read it and 2. the letter hasn't surfaced anywhere.But you can't deny a letter from Ned at this point could be a nice touch - though, coming from Varys, neither the readers nor the characters could trust its authenticity.Hi Noelle Snow. Welcome!The letter hasn't come up. don't know it there was one.But we could be missing some vital information about the deal Ned made. We know Varys announced, when he visited Ned in his cell, that Cersei would pay Ned a visit in the morning to come. What was discussed there led to Cersei's belief that Ned would make his public confession and that he would be send to the Wall. If Ned believed that, and the letter he was talking of considered Jon, then maybe Ned did not feel the need to send this letter.I hope we will learn about what was discussed, that morning between Ned and Cersei, because I suspect Cersei knows a bit about Jon.Didn't she later plans on getting him killed? This surprised me, nobody in Kings Landing expressed any interest in what happened at the Wall until then.I don't think she knew anything about Jon, otherwise it would be poor writing of Martin that nothing pointed in that direction in her own POV when she expressed the desire to see him killed. But I'd like her to know about R+L=J before she dies :lol:About Rhaegar giving Lyanna the crown... whatever his motivation was, it feels like a miscalculation on his part, because obviously people didn't take it very well. Unless the characters who tell us about people's reaction (btw, which characters tell us the story?) remember it in retrospect, after the whole elopement/abduction deal and believe people were shocked, even if at that time it meant nothing to anyone. The thing is, if it was not out of "love" that Rhaegar crowned her, the only other explanation I see is that he did so in a way to please the Starks and try not to be hated by the Tully-Arryn-Stark party - but of course, it might not have been the smartest move, since Lyanna was to marry the Lord of Storm's End, so... Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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