Dragonfish Posted March 14, 2012 Share Posted March 14, 2012 @BuriedTreasure--Here's my main issue with your interpretation: the Kingsguard do not swear an oath to never flee. Well, that's not entirely correct: they do swear to never flee when defending the King from attack (remember how incensed Cersei was at Ser Boros Blount for surrendering to the men Tyrion had sent to take Tommen?). But outside of that context, there's nothing to indicate that the Kingsguard never engage in tactical retreats when the situation calls for it. If they did, then I'd imagine the life of a Kingsguard would be pretty short. So, why then do they consider their refusal to flee to also be in compliance with their vow? I think the best explanation is that they are refusing to flee in the face of a potential threat to their King, who is in the tower with them. That's the only way I can make sense of their belief that they are both refusing to flee and adhering to their vow.Edited for clarity. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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