Panel from Con of Thrones featuring Watchers on the Wall feature writer Patrick Sponaugle, author Ian Thomas Malone, Professor Priscilla Walton, and myself talking about the morality and ethics that exist beyond the Wall. Skinchangers, cannibals, tribal wars, trade through the Wall among Other topics.
via Morality Beyond the Wall: Con of Thrones 2018 Panel — The Clanking Dragon
At least once a month, if not more on /r/asoiaf someone asks…
Hey guys – does anyone know why Benjen Stark took the black?
I mean, House Stark had just been decimated and sure, Ned was married but he only had one (legitimate) son and his wife was pretty pissed with him for bringing home a bastard… wouldn’t it be more prudent for Benjen to hang around, get married and supply some spare Starks?
Without fail. Every few weeks.
YES THIS IS A GOOD QUESTION. But from now on, I’m just going to copy/paste a link to this blog as my response.
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The Prince That Was Promised.
The dragon must have three heads.
Azor Ahai Reborn.
The Last Hero.
The Stallion Who Mounts The World.
There are lots of prophecies floating around in ASOIAF about the person who will lead the armies of Westeros against the Others in the new Battle for the Dawn. Or at least, that’s what we readers think the prophecies are about. In universe, the characters think these prophecies are about a number of other things – for instance, Dany believes that the prophecies about Targaryen dragons and the Dothraki Stallion Who Mounts The World speak to her success in regaining the Iron Throne.
What prophecies of dominant leaders are likely to be about one figure? And if there is a clear idea of there being one figure, who is most likely to fulfil that role?
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Something that is often brought up by new fans, and I sure as hell was one of them, is the realisation that if Rhaegar Targaryen + Lyanna Stark = Jon Snow, then our dearly beloved bastard of Winterfell isn’t actually a Snow!
Yeah nah. Not how bastard names in Westeros work.
Here is a quick guide to my interpretation (opens to feedback otherwise!) about how GRRM intends bastard names to work in Westeros.
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