Volantis Posted October 7, 2012 Share Posted October 7, 2012 In the chapter where Robb is deciding who is to be his heir, Catelyn comes up with a whole list of distant relatives who probably have never seen Winterfell. And then Robb reminds her about Jon and that he could give a royal decree legitimizing Jon and relieving him of his vows, she goes completely berserk and starts to give a history lesson about the Blackfyres:“Yes, Aegon the Fourth legitimized all his bastards on his deathbed. And how much pain, grief, war, and murder grew from that? I know you trust Jon. But can you trust his sons? Or their sons? The Blackfyre pretenders troubled the Targaryens for five generations, until Barristan the Bold slew the last of them on the Stepstones. If you make Jon legitimate, there is no way to turn him bastard again. Should he wed and breed, any sons you may have by Jeyne will never be safe.”So? If Robb had named a distant relative from the Vale, that person's children could also be a threat to any child of Robb, right?Catelyn must hate Jon but surely she can see that he is obviously the better choice? Why is she so against it? Is it because Jon isn't of Catelyn's blood. Well, neither are these relatives from the Vale.Or could it be fact that she treated Jon like crap and she is afraid he might return the treatment? Maybe..What do you think?? Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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