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19th Apr '18 8:11:09 AM Gagimona
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* A gory bit of Volantene history: Centuries ago, a man named Horonno was one of the ruling triarchs of Volantis during the Century of Blood. He was very popular and was re-elected many times, ruling as a triarch for 40 years. Eventually, he grew arrogant, and named himself triarch for life. When he upset the city's ancient traditions, the people of Volantis were so enraged that they rioted, stripped him of his power, and executed him. He was tied between two elephants and ripped to pieces. An illustration of [[http://awoiaf.westeros.org/index.php/File:Triarch_Horonno.jpg his execution]] is shown in ''The World of Ice and Fire.''

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* A gory bit of Volantene history: Centuries ago, a man named Horonno was one of the ruling triarchs of Volantis during the Century of Blood. He was very popular and was re-elected many times, ruling as a triarch for 40 years. Eventually, he grew arrogant, and named himself triarch for life. When he upset the city's ancient traditions, the people of Volantis were so enraged that they rioted, stripped him of his power, and executed him. He was tied between two elephants and ripped to pieces. An illustration of [[http://awoiaf.westeros.org/index.php/File:Triarch_Horonno.jpg his execution]] is shown in ''The World of Ice and Fire.''
15th Apr '18 5:23:37 PM JackWhitehead
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*** The High Septon takes a sharp right turn for the creepy when he admits to Cersei that he often has himself whipped for his sins.
18th Feb '18 11:52:08 PM jabberwocky1996
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12th Jan '18 8:22:20 PM Snowsky
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* King Maegor Targaryen, also known as "Maegor the Cruel", married several wives in an effort to conceive a royal heir. When his wife Alys Harroway gave birth to a deformed stillborn child, eyeless and twisted, Maegor's other wife, Tyanna of the Tower, told him that it had been the result of Alys having an affair. In a rage, Maegor had Alys' entire family slaughtered, then had Alys herself tortured to death by Tyanna. It took her two weeks to die, and her body was cut into seven parts and mounted atop the gates of King's Landing.
29th Dec '17 9:26:32 PM GeorgeMiller
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20th Dec '17 3:29:18 PM Snowsky
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* The Blood and Cheese incident in ''"The Princess and the Queen"'' is the most pure distillation of AdultFear in the entire series. [[spoiler: Blood and Cheese are two assassins sent by Daemon Targaryen to infiltrate the Red Keep to carry out the retaliation for the death of Lucerys Velaryon. [[OnlyKnownByTheirNickname Their real names are lost to history]] but one was a former sergeant of the City Watch and the other a rat-catcher in the Red Keep. Together they broke into Queen Alicent's bedroom, tied her up and waited for Queen Helaena Targaryen to bring her children to kiss their grandmother goodnight. They killed the guard and then forced Helaena to choose which of her two sons she wanted them to kill. When Helaena eventually chose her youngest, 2 year old Maelor, they killed 6 year old Jaehaerys instead, so Maelor would live the rest of his life knowing his mother chose him to die. And for good measure, they threatened to rape her 6 year old daughter Jaehaera if she didn't make up her mind fast enough]]. Itís no wonder that Helaena falls into a crippling depression and never recovers.
* Aegon the Younger forced to watch his mother being eaten by his uncle's dragon. He was left permanently traumatized by this.

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* The historical Dance of the Dragons, a civil war between the children of Viserys I Targaryen, produced many grisly deaths.
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The Blood and Cheese incident in ''"The Princess and the Queen"'' is the most pure distillation of AdultFear in the entire series. [[spoiler: Blood and Cheese are two assassins sent by Daemon Targaryen to infiltrate the Red Keep to carry out the retaliation for the death of Lucerys Velaryon. [[OnlyKnownByTheirNickname Their real names are lost to history]] but one was a former sergeant of the City Watch and the other a rat-catcher in the Red Keep. Together they broke into Queen Alicent's bedroom, tied her up and waited for Queen Helaena Targaryen to bring her children to kiss their grandmother goodnight. They killed the guard and then forced Helaena to choose which of her two sons she wanted them to kill. When Helaena eventually chose her youngest, 2 year old Maelor, they killed 6 year old Jaehaerys instead, so Maelor would live the rest of his life knowing his mother chose him to die. And for good measure, they threatened to rape her 6 year old daughter Jaehaera if she didn't make up her mind fast enough]]. Itís no wonder that Helaena falls into a crippling depression and never recovers.
* *** Little Maelor would not long outlive his brother. When a Kingsguard knight tried to smuggle him to safety on the orders of Larys the Clubfoot, a storming mob of people each tried to claim Maelor as their own prize, in the process accidentally ripping him apart.
*** Their sister Jaehaera also suffered a brutal death. After the Dance of the Dragons, she was wed to her cousin Aegon III, but shortly after, she fell (or was thrown) from her bedroom window, landing on the iron spikes of Maegor's Holdfast below and taking half an hour to die. She was 10 years old.
** The Storming of the Dragonpit. A man called the Shepherd stirred the smallfolk of King's Landing into a horrible frenzy, ranting that the dragons would kill them all and had to be destroyed. The smallfolk ran into the Dragonpit to kill every dragon they could find. And they did, but at a terrible cost: hundreds, if not thousands, of people were burned to death. Even as people were dying gruesomely, others just kept rushing into the fiery hellscape, despite the rapidly increasing body count. Archmaester Gyldayn writes that it were as though the entire city went mad.
--> '''The Shepherd''': When the dragons come, your flesh will burn and blister and turn to ash. Your wives will dance in gowns of fire, shrieking as they burn, lewd and naked underneath the flames. And you shall see your little children weeping, weeping till their eyes do melt and slide like jelly down their faces, till their pink flesh falls black and crackling from their bones. The Stranger comes, he comes, he comes, to scourge us for our sins. Prayers cannot stay his wroth, no more than tears can quench the flame of dragons. Only blood can do that. Your blood, my blood, their blood. There the demons dwell, up there. This is their city. If you would make it yours, first must you destroy them! If you would cleanse yourself of sin, first must you bathe in dragonís blood! For only blood can quench the fires of hell!
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Aegon the Younger was forced to watch his mother being eaten alive by his uncle's dragon. He was left permanently traumatized by this.



* The Storming of the Dragonpit during the Dance of the Dragons. A man called the Shepherd stirred the smallfolk of King's Landing into a horrible frenzy, ranting that the dragons would kill them all and had to be destroyed. The smallfolk ran into the Dragonpit to kill every dragon they could find. And they did, but at a terrible cost: hundreds, if not thousands, of people were burned to death. Even as people were dying gruesomely, others just kept rushing into the fiery hellscape, despite the rapidly increasing body count. Archmaester Gyldayn writes that it were as though the entire city went mad.
--> '''The Shepherd''': When the dragons come, your flesh will burn and blister and turn to ash. Your wives will dance in gowns of fire, shrieking as they burn, lewd and naked underneath the flames. And you shall see your little children weeping, weeping till their eyes do melt and slide like jelly down their faces, till their pink flesh falls black and crackling from their bones. The Stranger comes, he comes, he comes, to scourge us for our sins. Prayers cannot stay his wroth, no more than tears can quench the flame of dragons. Only blood can do that. Your blood, my blood, their blood. There the demons dwell, up there. This is their city. If you would make it yours, first must you destroy them! If you would cleanse yourself of sin, first must you bathe in dragonís blood! For only blood can quench the fires of hell!
27th Nov '17 7:28:47 PM Snowsky
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** Combined with the peasants' growing hatred of the Lannisters for their cruelty and the nobility for eating well while the poor starve, tensions finally explode on the day Myrcella sails for Dorne, when someone throws a handful of dung at Joffrey as the royal procession rides by, triggering a riot. The mob screams insults at the nobles, shouts for bread, and flings stones, filth, and vegetables at them as they flee back to the castle. Lollys Stokeworth (a mentally handicapped woman) is pulled from her horse and gang-raped behind a tanner's shop, Aron Santagar gets held down by four men and has his head bashed in with a cobblestone, the fat High Septon is torn to pieces by the mob, Tyrek Lannister disappears, [[NothingIsScarier leaving his fate unknown,]] and Ser Preston Greenfield is found dead, stabbed and hacked so brutally that his corpse is "red-brown from head to heel".

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** Combined with the peasants' growing hatred of the Lannisters for their cruelty and the nobility for eating well while the poor starve, tensions finally explode on the day Myrcella sails for Dorne, when someone throws a handful of dung at Joffrey as the royal procession rides by, triggering a riot. The mob screams insults at the nobles, shouts for bread, and flings stones, filth, and vegetables at them as they flee back to the castle. Lollys Stokeworth (a mentally handicapped woman) is pulled from her horse and gang-raped behind a tanner's shop, Aron Santagar gets held down by four men and has his head bashed in with a cobblestone, the fat High Septon is torn to pieces by the mob, Tyrek Lannister disappears, [[NothingIsScarier leaving his fate unknown,]] disappears without a trace,]] and Ser Preston Greenfield is found dead, stabbed and hacked so brutally that his corpse is "red-brown from head to heel".
13th Nov '17 7:05:59 PM Snowsky
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** Combined with the peasants' growing hatred of the Lannisters for their cruelty and the nobility for eating well while the poor starve, tensions finally explode on the day Myrcella sails for Dorne, when someone throws a handful of dung at Joffrey as the royal procession rides by, triggering a riot. The mob screams insults at the nobles, shouts for bread, and flings stones, filth, and vegetables at them as they flee back to the castle. Lollys Stokeworth is pulled from her horse and gang-raped behind a tanner's shop, Aron Santagar gets held down by four men and has his head bashed in with a cobblestone, the fat High Septon is torn to pieces by the mob, Tyrek Lannister disappears, [[NothingIsScarier leaving his fate unknown,]] and Ser Preston Greenfield is found dead, stabbed and hacked so brutally that his corpse is "red-brown from head to heel".

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** Combined with the peasants' growing hatred of the Lannisters for their cruelty and the nobility for eating well while the poor starve, tensions finally explode on the day Myrcella sails for Dorne, when someone throws a handful of dung at Joffrey as the royal procession rides by, triggering a riot. The mob screams insults at the nobles, shouts for bread, and flings stones, filth, and vegetables at them as they flee back to the castle. Lollys Stokeworth (a mentally handicapped woman) is pulled from her horse and gang-raped behind a tanner's shop, Aron Santagar gets held down by four men and has his head bashed in with a cobblestone, the fat High Septon is torn to pieces by the mob, Tyrek Lannister disappears, [[NothingIsScarier leaving his fate unknown,]] and Ser Preston Greenfield is found dead, stabbed and hacked so brutally that his corpse is "red-brown from head to heel".
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