History Awesome / ASongOfIceAndFire

8th Mar '16 9:33:32 AM Euodiachloris
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* Nettle's EstablishingCharacterMoment. She tames a ''feral, adult dragon''. Everyone else who tried that did it by [[WhatAnIdiot marching into the dragon's lair]] and trying to ''force'' it to obey them. ([[SarcasmMode Spoiler alert]]: they died horribly.) But Nettle's [[GuileHero too smart for that]]. So she gets a butchered sheep and takes it to the dragon, every day, until it recognizes her and trusts her. That's it. Simple ''logic'' elevates this [[TwoferTokenMinority bastard peasant girl]] to a DragonRider and major player in the war.

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* Nettle's EstablishingCharacterMoment. She tames a ''feral, adult dragon''. Everyone else who tried that did it by [[WhatAnIdiot marching into the dragon's lair]] and trying to ''force'' it to obey them. ([[SarcasmMode Spoiler alert]]: they either died horribly.''horribly'' or got "lucky" and lived with tremendous scars.) But Nettle's [[GuileHero too smart for that]]. So she gets a butchered sheep and takes it to the dragon, every day, until it recognizes her and trusts her. That's it. Simple ''logic'' elevates this [[TwoferTokenMinority bastard peasant girl]] to a DragonRider and major player in the war.
5th Dec '15 6:36:08 PM asatroth
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-->'''Stannis''': "I defeated [[spoiler:your uncle]] Victarion and his Iron Fleet off Fair Isle, the first time your father crowned himself. I held Storm's End against the power of the Reach for a year, and took Dragonstone from the Targaryens. I smashed Mance Rayder at the Wall, though he had twenty times my numbers. Tell me, [[spoiler:turncloak]], what battles has the Bastard of Bolton ever won that I should fear him?

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-->'''Stannis''': "I defeated [[spoiler:your uncle]] Victarion and his Iron Fleet off Fair Isle, the first time your father [[spoiler:your father]] crowned himself. I held Storm's End against the power of the Reach for a year, and took Dragonstone from the Targaryens. I smashed Mance [[spoiler:Mance Rayder at the Wall, Wall]], though he had twenty times my numbers. Tell me, [[spoiler:turncloak]], what battles has the Bastard of Bolton [[spoiler:Bolton]] ever won that I should fear him?
8th Nov '15 12:25:07 AM lightningpastry
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*** [[spoiler: From the released excerpts of The World of Ice & Fire, it seems that the Dornish people of that time were insanely badass '''and''' utterly merciless foes. Entire Targeryen hosts were wiped out without a trace, captured knights were tortured as a pastime, Orys Baratheon (founder of House Baratheon & most trusted general of Aegon the Dragon) was captured and held as hostage with all his men for years and finally released with every man missing a hand, Dornish forces burned & rampaged all throughout the Stormlands & the Reach & last but not the least, Meraxes & her rider were both killed.]]

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*** [[spoiler: From the released excerpts of The World of Ice & Fire, it seems that the Dornish people of that time were insanely badass '''and''' utterly merciless foes. Entire Targeryen Targaryen hosts were wiped out without a trace, captured knights were tortured as a pastime, Orys Baratheon (founder of House Baratheon & most trusted general of Aegon the Dragon) was captured and held as hostage with all his men for years and finally released with every man missing a hand, Dornish forces burned & rampaged all throughout the Stormlands & the Reach & last but not the least, Meraxes & her rider were both killed.]]
8th Nov '15 12:24:09 AM lightningpastry
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* The backstory featured a confrontation between Aegon the Conqueror's sister-wife Rhaenys and the Ruling Princess of Dorne, [[http://thewertzone.blogspot.in/2012/09/the-full-story-of-targaryen-conquest-in.html?spref=tw&m=1%7CThe Mariya "The Yellow Toad" Martell]]. The Dornish had used guerilla tactics to destroy the invading Targaryen armies little piece by little piece, at the same time negating them a target for their dragons. When Rhaenys got fed up and flew straight to the Dornish capital the following (paraphrased) exchange took place:

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* The backstory featured a confrontation between Aegon the Conqueror's sister-wife Rhaenys and the Ruling Princess of Dorne, [[http://thewertzone.blogspot.in/2012/09/the-full-story-of-targaryen-conquest-in.html?spref=tw&m=1%7CThe Mariya "The Yellow Toad" Martell]]. The Dornish had used guerilla tactics to destroy the invading Targaryen armies little piece by little piece, at the same time negating denying them a target for their dragons. When Rhaenys got fed up and flew straight to the Dornish capital the following (paraphrased) exchange took place:
8th Nov '15 12:22:40 AM lightningpastry
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* And how could we ever forget the Rogue Prince, [[ByronicHero Daemon Targaryen]]? Say what you will about the man: that he was tempestuous, selfish, reckless, a murderer ... but noone before or since has gone out like more of a Boss.


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* And how could we ever forget the Rogue Prince, [[ByronicHero Daemon Targaryen]]? Say what you will about the man: that he was tempestuous, selfish, reckless, a murderer ... but noone no one before or since has gone out like more of a Boss.

8th Nov '15 12:21:30 AM lightningpastry
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* Faced with the Queen's order condemning Nettles to death, the Lord of Maidenpool baulks at violating SacredHospitality. His loyal maester solves the problem by tipping off Prince Daemon, then telling his lord to arrest him for treason. Instead of handing him over for execution, the lord declares they're both traitors and changes sides.

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* Faced with the Queen's order condemning Nettles to death, the Lord of Maidenpool baulks balks at violating SacredHospitality. His loyal maester solves the problem by tipping off Prince Daemon, then telling his lord to arrest him for treason. Instead of handing him over for execution, the lord declares they're both traitors and changes sides.
8th Nov '15 12:20:10 AM lightningpastry
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* Stannis holding Storm's End for a year under siege, coming to within weeks of starving to death whilst the Tyrells and the Redwyne's feasted and wafted their foods' scents over the walls. Stannis did this while he was about seventeen, impressing Ned so much that he believed Stannis to be fearless.

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* Stannis holding Storm's End for a year under siege, coming to within weeks of starving to death whilst the Tyrells and the Redwyne's Redwynes feasted and wafted their foods' scents over the walls. Stannis did this while he was about seventeen, impressing Ned so much that he believed Stannis to be fearless.
27th Jun '15 3:15:07 PM TheBadinator
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* And how could we ever forget Daemon Targaryen, the Rogue Prince? Say what you will about the man: that he was tempestuous, selfish, reckless, a murderer ... but noone before or since has gone out like more of a Boss.


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* And how could we ever forget Daemon Targaryen, the Rogue Prince? Prince, [[ByronicHero Daemon Targaryen]]? Say what you will about the man: that he was tempestuous, selfish, reckless, a murderer ... but noone before or since has gone out like more of a Boss.

27th Jun '15 3:13:55 PM TheBadinator
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\n* And how could we ever forget Daemon Targaryen, the Rogue Prince? Say what you will about the man: that he was tempestuous, selfish, reckless, a murderer ... but noone before or since has gone out like more of a Boss.

24th Jun '15 9:43:38 PM Theriocephalus
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** Made even more awesome by the fact that Mariya was an 80 year old woman, nearly blind, and she still dared to spurn a ''freaking dragon rider'' who had burned an army to cinders a few days back. The Dornish (even women)must have balls of Valyrian steel!
*** [[spoiler: From the released excerpts of The World of Ice & Fire, it seems that the Dornish people of that time were insanely badass '''and''' utterly merciless foes. Entire Targeryon hosts were wiped out without a trace, captured knights were tortured as a pastime,Orys Baratheon (founder of House Baratheon & most trusted general of Aegon the Dragon) was captured and held as hostage with all his men for years and finally released with every man missing a hand, Dornish forces burned & rampaged all throughout the Stormlands & the Reach & last but not the least, Mereaxes & her rider were both killed.]]

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** Made even more awesome by the fact that Mariya was an 80 year old woman, nearly blind, and she still dared to spurn a ''freaking dragon rider'' who had burned an army to cinders a few days back. The Dornish (even women)must women) must have balls of Valyrian steel!
*** [[spoiler: From the released excerpts of The World of Ice & Fire, it seems that the Dornish people of that time were insanely badass '''and''' utterly merciless foes. Entire Targeryon Targeryen hosts were wiped out without a trace, captured knights were tortured as a pastime,Orys pastime, Orys Baratheon (founder of House Baratheon & most trusted general of Aegon the Dragon) was captured and held as hostage with all his men for years and finally released with every man missing a hand, Dornish forces burned & rampaged all throughout the Stormlands & the Reach & last but not the least, Mereaxes Meraxes & her rider were both killed.]]
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