Faint Posted May 4, 2012 Share Posted May 4, 2012 Before the Septa Lemore thing, it occurred to me that Ashara might have faked her death in order to protect what she knew about Jon's parentage. I think she's the one who told Ned where to find Lyanna. It's also possible that the Ashara-as-Jon's-mom thing came about so if he looked like a Targ when he got older, people could assume it was his Dayne side. But in order for Ned to take him, Ashara — his "mother" — needed to be out of the picture. Otherwise, I think it'd look weird for Ned to claim him and not his "mother," and then people would ask questions.That was and remains my thoughts on the matter. Ashara was always a necessary conspirator in case Jon bore a resemblance to his father.If Lady Lemore is Princess Elia’s handmaiden Ashara Dayne, then what did Ned tell Ashara right after the Tower of Joy that convinced Ashara to fake her own death, and how does it connect with her current rôle catering to Aegon’s spiritual needs? How would Ashara have been duped by some post-facto swap around of a child of Serra Blackfyre and Illyrio, far off in Essos? She wouldn’t.That doesn’t add up. There’s a critical piece missing. Here's the thing that makes the whole deal confusing: Presumably, Ashara Dayne would know the identities of Jon's parents.Perhaps it is as simple as her being duped by Illyrio and Varys. Perhaps exile has made her grasp at straws (i.e., Jon Connington). Although, if that were the case, she would be soon telling Aegon that he has a brother at the Wall.I don't know; nothing seems to fit well together. Perhaps the assumption that Lemore is Ashara Dayne is a poor one and has caused us to try to fit puzzle pieces that were not meant for each other. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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