Screaming Knight Posted March 17, 2012 Share Posted March 17, 2012 I've already answered this — Ned's reputation was strong enough that if he said something, people believed it. He was one of the people in power and his friends were the king and the Hand of the King. Whatever suspicions people may have had, if they had any, would have been shot down pretty quickly before they disappeared altogether. That no one in the modern time shows suspicion should be evident that whatever explanation Ned gave, people found it satisfactory. If that's not an a good enough answer for you, then I doubt anything will be.As other people have mentioned, it wouldn't be unusual at all for a lord on the road for a year in a war zone to come home with a bastard. It wouldn't have been out of the ordinary and probably not as suspicious as you suggest.And I already responded to your answer. I was quoting to someone else this time. And I will say again that I understand that is why there are no suspicions but I find it to be a very weak reason given all the other situations that I mentioned. I know it wouldn't be unusual for a lord to return from war with a bastard child, but ned's situation should not be as black and white, but it is and I get that. Do you not see all of the other variables involved that could've sparked suspicion? Let me reiterate that I am not asking for an answer to why there was no suspicion, I'm only stating my disappointment with the reasoning. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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