Tywin Smokin a Blunt Posted July 18, 2013 Share Posted July 18, 2013 This sort of ties into the Varys Blackfyre theory. It didn't really occur to me on my first read through, because I hadn't read the dunk & egg books yet, but the only other character who is described as being able to know things he shouldn't in the available material is Bloodraven and we all know now that his power was at least partially based on warging and greensight. Especially in the first book, Varys is constantly being described as so good at his job as master of whisperers that he must have magical powers, and a few times he does get information back and forth so quickly, even with ravens it would be hard to believe it could move that fast. Let alone the size of the network necessary to get word from all over the world, and the discipline it would demand out of these spies who are mostly children!For example, think about how quickly he seems to get message back and forth from the Dothraki sea in AGoT, he knows about Dany being pregos practically before she does. I'm no expert on the geography of planetos or sending messages by bird but it seems to me it would take quite a bit of time to get a message across half a giant continent and an ocean albeit a narrow one.If the prevailing theory about illyrio and varys is that varys is a blackfyre as was his sister who married illyrio, giving birth to (f)Aegon, then is it unreasonable to think varys might have gotten the warging ability we know runs in the targ line? We know BR had it, and one of prince baelor's sons had green dreams, and so did the blackfyre imposter in the second d & e book. I know Varys and his protestations about magic, but everything else about the man is a lie, so why not that too? It could easily have just been a misdirect. I'm not denying he does have a network of spies, but im leaning towards that its being augmented by some other power. Perhaps the glass candles could be a possibility as well, but im leaning toward warg. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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