Nucky Thompson Posted August 18, 2013 Share Posted August 18, 2013 While rereading the AGoT prologue, I noticed something odd. It may have been brought up previously on the forums, it may even have been resolved, but if not, I thought that it deserves an analysis.Whe Will describes to Ser Waymar Royce what it is that he has seen with regard to the dead Wildlings, he mentions that their group had posted a sentry up high on a tree branch. He goes on to explain how he sneaked past her line of sight only to discover that she wasn't moving either. Now, my question is: How was she killed? The Others were described as armed with their weird swords only and not being equipped with any sort of projectile weapons. I don't really see how they could kill someone perched atop a tree. Sure, they could try throwing one of their swords at him, but it doesn't seem like an effective tactic. The wights are the other alternative, but I don't see them as being agile enough to climb a tree. I haven't paid the necessary attention to all the other parts of the series where wights are described attacking someone - so I might have overlooked evidence to the contrary, but if this was the case, said sentry would have most likely fallen on the ground and not remained atop the tree branch. Ser Waymar Royce didn't think twice about it since he was assuming that a Wildling detachment murdered them - and they were likely to use arrows while at that - unlike the Others/wights faction. All this seems to suggest that the Others did something else, which wasn't described in their encounter with Ser Waymar Royce. What might have it been? Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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