Evamitchelle Posted May 25, 2012 Share Posted May 25, 2012 A Game of Thrones:Robb: "I had hoped... If you still held the Imp, a trade of hostages..."Robb: "If we march... even if we win.... the Lannisters hold Sansa, and Father. They'll kill them, won't they?"Catelyn: They want us to think so."Robb: You mean they're lying?"Catelyn: I do not know, Robb. What i do know is that you do not have a choice. If you go swear fealty, you will be allowed to leave. If you return to winterfell, your lords will lose respect. Our only true hope is defeating the enemy in the field. So long as you have power enough that they fear you, the hostages should be safe."It isn't until Ned died that Catelyn lost all taste for sense and decided Robb should surrender. By then Robb had assumed the mindset she wanted him too.At that point they have no Lannister hostages, that's why winning in the field is the only hope. Once they've got the Kingslayer that's not necessary anymore to get the girls back."We went to war when Lannister armies were ravaging the Riverlands, and Ned was a prisoner, falsely accused of treason. We fought to defend ourselves, and to win my lord's freedom. Well, the one is done, and the other forever beyond our reach." Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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