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A maester can be recognized by the chain he wears around his neck. The links of the chain can be made of every metal known to man. Each metal is related to a subject - silver for medicine, iron for warcraft, etc. Can a maester's chain include multiple links of the same metal?

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    @Edlothiad: does EVERY answer to the other question also answer this one? (Clearly no.) So in what universe can the QUESTIONS be possibly considered duplicates, besides not this one?
    – Martha
    Feb 13, 2018 at 5:42
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    Meta discussion about this question and its closure.
    – Rand al'Thor
    Feb 14, 2018 at 12:55
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    This is an egregious closure, the two questions are absolutely not duplicates. Nov 13, 2019 at 22:46
  • @curiousdannii - The top answer to that question entirely answers this question. Indeed, the top answer here is basically a less detailed version of that answer. That makes them fairly strong dupe candidate.
    – Valorum
    Nov 14, 2019 at 7:14
  • Possible duplicate of How long does it take to forge a Maester's chain?
    – Valorum
    Nov 14, 2019 at 7:19

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Yes.

From George RR Martin himself, as referenced on A Wiki of Ice and Fire:

Can a maester's chain include multiple links of the same metal?

Mulitple [sic] links are possible, and signify that the maester is especially accomplished in that area.

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  • Pardon my ignorance, but how could anyone wear a chain if it didn't have multiple links?
    – Martha
    Feb 13, 2018 at 5:44
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    @Martha Multiple links of the same metal is the key here. Most maesters wear chains with one link of each of several different types of metal.
    – Rand al'Thor
    Feb 13, 2018 at 11:36
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According to this SSM, Mulitple links are possible, and signify that the maester is especially accomplished in that area.

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    Please provide the information in your answer and not in the link.
    – Edlothiad
    Feb 4, 2018 at 15:37
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    @Edlothiad I think that's what "Mulitple links are possible, and signify that the maester is especially accomplished in that area." is.
    – Nic
    Feb 5, 2018 at 7:55
  • @NicHartley wow, I just opened the link and that really isn't a lot of information...
    – Edlothiad
    Feb 5, 2018 at 8:05
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    @NicHartley in the case there is more information then just that line, the answer should really provide it in the post and not require users to go to links to read it. One line answers are rarely considered sufficient.
    – Edlothiad
    Feb 5, 2018 at 16:44
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    @Edlothiad while I agree that short answer are nto always the best, i decide to not edit the answer as it would made my answer a duplicate of Rand al'Thor's answer
    – user96114
    Feb 6, 2018 at 23:03

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