History Fridge / ASongOfIceAndFire

20th Jan '18 11:21:59 AM qazwsx
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* In retaliation for the Red Wedding, Wyman Manderly killed three Freys and had their flesh served to their unsuspecting kinsmen during Ramsey Bolton's wedding feast, but there's more to this method of revenge than sheer gruesomeness. Ramsey had kidnapped his cousin, Donella Hornwood, and starved her to the point that she tried to eat her own fingers. His sack of Winterfell resulted in Rickon Stark being stuck on an island inhabited by cannibals. Roose's sabotage of the Northern forces got Wyman's son Wylis imprisoned at Harrenhal, where he was forced to eat human flesh. The Freys slandered Robb Stark by claiming he turned into a wolf and ate people. [[LaserGuidedKarma Lord Manderly in turn tricked the Boltons and Freys into committing cannibalism because they had forced it upon/used it against the people he cared about]]]]. The legend, lore, religion, and law is that a lord who murders an invited guest is condemned to eat the flesh of his kin until his bloodline is wiped out.

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* In retaliation for the Red Wedding, Wyman Manderly killed three Freys and had their flesh served to their unsuspecting kinsmen during Ramsey Bolton's wedding feast, but there's more to this method of revenge than sheer gruesomeness. Ramsey had kidnapped his cousin, Donella Hornwood, and starved her to the point that she tried to eat her own fingers. His sack of Winterfell resulted in Rickon Stark being stuck on an island inhabited by cannibals. Roose's sabotage of the Northern forces got Wyman's son Wylis imprisoned at Harrenhal, where he was forced to eat human flesh. The Freys slandered Robb Stark by claiming he turned into a wolf and ate people. [[LaserGuidedKarma Lord Manderly in turn tricked the Boltons and Freys into committing cannibalism because they had forced it upon/used it against the people he cared about]]]].about]]. The legend, lore, religion, and law is that a lord who murders an invited guest is condemned to eat the flesh of his kin until his bloodline is wiped out.
2nd Jan '18 10:49:21 AM CaptainCrawdad
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* It's been noted in-universe that the "War of the Five Kings" is a bit of a misnomer; Renly was assassinated and his forces absorbed by other factions early into the conflict before Balon and the Ironmen joined in, so there were only ever four kings at most at a given time. But there was always a fifth king that everyone should have been worried about, but ignored: The Night's King. (Also Danerys was a threat they ignored too, but she wasn't technically a king so she doesn't add to the headcount.)

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* It's been noted in-universe that the "War of the Five Kings" is a bit of a misnomer; Renly was assassinated and his forces absorbed by other factions early into the conflict before Balon and the Ironmen joined in, so there were only ever four kings at most at a given time. But there was always a fifth king that everyone should have been worried about, but ignored: The Night's King. (Also Danerys was a threat they ignored too, but she wasn't technically a king so she doesn't add to the headcount.)
2nd Jan '18 9:38:13 AM Stinkoman87
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* It's been noted in-universe that the "War of the Five Kings" is a bit of a misnomer; Renly was assassinated and his forces absorbed by other factions early into the conflict before Balon and the Ironmen joined in, so there were only ever four kings at most at a given time. But there was always a fifth king that everyone should have been worried about, but ignored: The Night's King. (Also Danerys was a threat they ignored too, but she wasn't technically a king so she doesn't add to the headcount.)
25th Oct '17 8:54:12 PM CaptainCrawdad
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* When Aeron Greyjoy is imprisoned in the hold of the ''Silence,'' Falia comes to visit him, and feeds him porridge sweetened with honey. He is being imprisoned and tortured by his brother; she probably sympathizes with him, given that her own sisters turned her into the family servant.

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* When Aeron Greyjoy is imprisoned in the hold of the ''Silence,'' Falia comes to visit him, and feeds him porridge sweetened with honey. He is being imprisoned and tortured by his brother; she probably sympathizes with him, given that her own sisters turned her into the family servant.
25th Oct '17 4:00:19 PM Snowsky
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* When Aeron Greyjoy is imprisoned in the hold of the ''Silence,'' Falia comes to visit him, and feeds him porridge sweetened with honey. He is being imprisoned and tortured by his brother; she probably sympathizes, given that her own sisters turned her into the family servant.

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* When Aeron Greyjoy is imprisoned in the hold of the ''Silence,'' Falia comes to visit him, and feeds him porridge sweetened with honey. He is being imprisoned and tortured by his brother; she probably sympathizes, sympathizes with him, given that her own sisters turned her into the family servant.
25th Oct '17 4:00:04 PM Snowsky
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* When Aeron Greyjoy is imprisoned in the hold of the ''Silence,'' Falia comes to visit him, and feeds him porridge sweetened with honey. He is being imprisoned and tortured by his brother; she probably sympathizes, given that her own sisters turned her into the family servant.
16th Oct '17 6:07:21 AM emmaliza
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* Possibly coincidental, but a possible PortmanteauCoupleName for Robb Stark and Jeyne Westerling would be "Reyne". As in the Reynes of Castamere, [[spoiler:the song that plays just before Robb is murdered as a direct result of his marriage to Jeyne]]. {{Foreshadowing}} much?
26th Sep '17 1:00:32 PM CaptainCrawdad
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* The title "A Feast for Crows". It seems to refer to the fact the war is over and crows are now feasting on Westeros, a major part of the book being the fallout of the war. However, it could also refer to Euron Greyjoy, "the Crow's Eye". In this book he finally appears, becomes King of the Iron Islands, and begins his campaign to conquer Westeros, one of the chapters he appears in even has him at a feast. A feast for crows indeed.
26th Sep '17 12:58:33 PM CaptainCrawdad
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* In a Dunk and Egg prequel, there are mentions of peasants both moving to lands "where the rain still fell" due to a drought (the Sworn Sword) and inflation; "everything has been costing more of late" (The Mystery Knight). This raises the question, how are there empty plots of land for peasants to go to in and why are prices rising on a continent that has been inhabited and been in [[MedievalStasis Medieval Stasis]] for thousands of years. The answer, the [[ThePlague The Great Spring Sickness]], as after the The Black Death [[TruthInTelevision the remaining peseants demanded both wage increases and better plots of land]] [[AluminiumChristmasTrees for jobs and farms vacated by all the dead people.]]
26th Sep '17 12:57:23 PM CaptainCrawdad
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* One of those most minor cases but still pretty funny is Sam Tarly unwittingly smashing Melisandre's justifications to pieces. During ''A Clash of Kings'', Melisandre tries to justify her morality to Davos by claiming "if half of an onion is black with rot, it is a rotten onion." Much later, when the Night's Watch survivors have dragged themselves back to Craster's Keep and are being fed, one of Craster's wives gives out some onions, and Sam receives one that is half black with rot. He simply cuts it in half, tosses the rotten portion away, and eats the good half.

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* One of those most minor cases but still pretty funny is Sam Tarly unwittingly smashing Melisandre's justifications to pieces. During In ''A Clash of Kings'', Melisandre tries to justify justifies her morality to Davos by claiming "if half of an onion is black with rot, it is a rotten onion." Much later, when the Night's Watch survivors have dragged themselves back to Sam receives an onion at Craster's Keep and are being fed, one of Craster's wives gives out some onions, and Sam receives one that is half black with rot. He simply cuts it in half, tosses out the rotten portion away, and eats the good half.rest, inadvertently destroying Melisandre's justifications.



* A lion is also known as "King of the Jungle" and a stag as "King of the Forest". The Lannisters undermined the Baratheons for quite some time, which escalated into a clash of kings.



* The idea of a long summer means a long winter and the emphasis on Ice and Fire. The long winter means there is about to be an excess of ice across Westeros. However, before that there was an excess of fire due to the Mad King, who burnt people and wanted to burn King's Landing.
* Lions are predators and stags are prey. While Robert is hunting, his death is brought about by the lions.



* In a Dunk and Egg prequel, there are mentions of peasants both moving to lands "where the rain still fell" due to a drought (the Sworn Sword) and inflation; "everything has been costing more of late" (The Mystery Knight). This begs the question, how are there empty plots of land for peasents to go to in and why are prices rising on a continent that has been inhabited and been in [[MedievalStasis Medieval Stasis]] for thousands of years. The answer, the [[ThePlague The Great Spring Sickness]], as after the The Black Death [[TruthInTelevision the remaining peseants demanded both wage increases and better plots of land]] [[AluminiumChristmasTrees for jobs and farms vacated by all the dead people.]]

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* In a Dunk and Egg prequel, there are mentions of peasants both moving to lands "where the rain still fell" due to a drought (the Sworn Sword) and inflation; "everything has been costing more of late" (The Mystery Knight). This begs raises the question, how are there empty plots of land for peasents peasants to go to in and why are prices rising on a continent that has been inhabited and been in [[MedievalStasis Medieval Stasis]] for thousands of years. The answer, the [[ThePlague The Great Spring Sickness]], as after the The Black Death [[TruthInTelevision the remaining peseants demanded both wage increases and better plots of land]] [[AluminiumChristmasTrees for jobs and farms vacated by all the dead people.]]
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