Shewoman Posted September 23, 2006 Share Posted September 23, 2006 There was someone else at ToJ. When Ned remembers Lyanna's death, he says he passed out and then "they" found him with her body. Howland Reed takes her hand from his (GoT, ppp. 43-4 US paperback). I've always thought Wylla this other person at ToJ--we know she was a wetnurse and if Rhaegar wanted this child by Lyanna, he'd arrange for a wetnurse in case Lyanna (who hadn't had a child before) couldn't nurse (which seems to have been the case). If she was a Dayne servant all along, which isn't stated but is certainly possible since she's at Starfall in the series present, then she could have wound up there because of Ashara's desire to help Lyanna (because L is Ned's sister) as well as Rhaegar (because she's a Targ loyalist). My take is that Ned, wanting to bring Dawn to Starfall out of respect for Arthur Dayne as well as whatever his relationship with Ashara actually was, travelled with Wylla and Jon (and probably Howland Reed). He didn't want to leave them there with everyone else dead; what would be the point? He leaves the sword there, Ashara reacts however she reacted, and he moves on. If Jon was taken earlier, I think Wylla took him to Starfall. Which would mean that someone else found Ned with Lyanna's body. There don't seem to be that many people who knew what went on. Rhaegar, Lyanna, and the KG are dead, and I doubt that they had anyone at ToJ who wasn't loyal to them. I don't find it hard to believe that the story hasn't come out. Wylla is permitting people (like Ned Dayne) to think she's Jon's mother; this is most likely a cover story to hide the truth. And I don't know what the truth is. If they were married, I'm not sure we'd ever know. Even if a septon emerged to say he'd married them, given the stakes I think Dany supporters wouldn't believe it without serious proof, and I'm not sure what would be acceptable. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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