Rune Targaryen Posted December 4, 2012 Share Posted December 4, 2012 I doubt he'd take his two handed greatsword to a battle, it wouldn't be something he would wield in battle, unless he was the size of Hound or bigger. It wasn't going to be something that was worth carrying around a huge sword, so I doubt he'd of took it, probably left the ancestral sword back at Winterfell because he knew that he might lose his life I think..Ice is not common steel, so it is not as heavy. It would not be hard for him (or Ned) to use it in battle, It would give him a vantage because the (unexperienced) enemy would not expect him to be quick with a sword that big.Randyll Tarly is never described as a big man, lean is what is used yet it's said more than once he uses Heartsbane, a two handed greatsword just like Ice, in battle. This is not real life. Martin uses a lot of stuff because he thinks, in his words, it looks cool.The fact that Tarly carry and use his sword to "every day" business is something that is noted by a lot of characters.So, IMO, if Ned would do the same some other character would make a remark to it. The two occasions that I remember Ned using it someone else was carrying it. (Theon was carrying to the beheading and Jory had to fetch it to kill Lady, the poor thing.)Ice is a very characteristic sword, if Rickard uses it to battle, he definitely took it to KL and Ned get it back later, but even if he doesn't fight with it, he probably took because it was a sign of status.I don't think that Ned taking it back after the sack of KL would be a important enough fact to be mentioned on the books. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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