Questions tagged [a-song-of-ice-and-fire]

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What does Ygritte mean by shades?

In A Storm of Swords, Ygritte, some other wildlings and Jon Snow climb the wall. As they stand atop the wall, she starts crying and tells Jon that they searched for the Horn of Joramun to bring down ...
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How can Ned and Brandon Stark both be of same age?

In A Game of Thrones it is mentioned that Brandon Stark, Ned's older brother was 20 when he died. It is also mentioned that Ned is 35 years old at the beginning of the book. Robert took the throne 15 ...
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Is Arya Stark the heir to House Whent?

This says that House Whent maybe went extinct. The Whent family was wiped out enough during the War of the Five Kings for their lands to be given away to Janos Slynt as a gift for his help in ...
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Why didn't Robert go to King's Landing after Lyanna's abduction?

After Lyanna was kidnapped (or eloped) with Rheager, Lyanna's brother Brandon went to King's Landing to clear the matter where he, along with his father, are killed by Aerys. But why didn’t Robert ...
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Is there a plausible scientific explanation for the seasons in Game of Thrones / Song of Ice and Fire? [duplicate]

The way seasons work in A Song of Ice and Fire is very peculiar, so I was wondering if it's even possible for a real planet to have an orbit/axes/rotation that would account for it? For example, ...
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How long is the Long Bridge of Volantis?

How long is the Long Bridge of Volantis? (In the books.) (Not the Long Bridge, but a fun bridge nonetheless.)
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Why are there sphinxes at the entrance to the Citadel?

The gates of the Citadel at Oldtown are flanked by a pair of Sphinxes, a male and a female: Do we know anything about why and how they got to be there?
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Why does Tywin Lannister send Tyrion to King's Landing to be Hand of the King instead of himself?

I've read all of the available books in the A Song of Ice and Fire series, and I am now watching Game of Thrones until Season 3 Episode 2. No spoilers if you can help it. One thing I don't understand ...
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According to the books, who poisoned Joffrey?

In Game of Thrones show, Joffrey was poisoned to death. His uncle Tyrion is accused of the murder. It was later revealed in S07E03 that it was Olenna Tyrell's plan with Littlefinger to get rid of ...
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What is the meaning of word 'crack' in chapter 33 of A Game of Thrones?

From chapter 33 of A Game of Thrones: "It's not murder I find amusing, Lord Stark, it's you. You rule like a man dancing on rotten ice. I daresay you will make a noble splash. I believe I heard ...
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Why didn't Aerys II or Rhaegar let the world know that Rhaegar married Lyanna?

It was Rhaegar Targaryen's 'kidnapping' of Lyanna Stark and then King Aerys II's murder of her brother Brandon and father Rickard (who went to see Aerys, asking for the justice) that caused Robert's ...
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Why did Jon Snow want to join the Night’s Watch? [duplicate]

Early in the book and the show we hear of Jon’s determination to join the Night’s Watch. However, most people seem to regard the brothers as a bunch of thieves, scum, and rapists. However, it seems ...
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Is there a minimum time in the past that Bran can see?

We know Bran can see thousands of years into the past; we see the Children of the Forest create the Night King for instance. Is there some minimum time that Bran's vision works at? Could he see what ...
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Was there ever a name for the weapons of the Others?

When I think of weapons made of ice, I usually think of Stahlrim weapons from Skyrim, do the ice weapons from the show have a name? What about the books?
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Does Loras Tyrell have a birthmark in the books?

In s05e06 we see that Loras Tyrell apparently has a birthmark. CERSEI: This testimony is an insult to a great house. Why should The Faith or anyone else take the word of a squire over the heir to ...
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Why did Robert pick unworthy men for the White Cloaks?

When we look at past examples, Kingsguards' history for most part has been illustrious and a shining example of chivalry and honour. There have been rare exceptions every two or three decades or so ...
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Which human character killed the most Kingsguard members?

Who killed the most Kingsguards/Queensguards? I know that in the second-to-last episode of the TV show, Specifications: the character must have killed the guard themselves, not others who did it for ...
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Are members of the Night's Watch allowed to join the Kingsguard?

Very much related to this question Can a Kingsguard member be sent to the Night's Watch? but now the other way around, do we know of any Night's Watch brother that became Kingsguard?
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Did any of the Kingsguard have children during their service?

At least one member of the Kingsguard had children during his service; But are there any more beside him?
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How many Kingsguard betrayed their king?

I know of Jaime, Barristan and 2 turncloaks, are there any more?
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Can a Kingsguard member be sent to the Night's Watch?

Was there ever a Kingsguard member that was sent to the Night's Watch for some reason?
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Were there ever more than 7 Kingsguard at any one time?

I know a king or queen under the Faith of the Seven (usually) had 7 Kingsguard, was there ever a king or queen that had more?
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Whatever happened to Nettles and Sheepstealer?

Looking at the Histories & Lore video on "The Dance of Dragons", had me wondering - do we know at all what happened after to Nettles, after she fled on her dragon Sheepstealer? The history of ...
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What were the White Walkers doing for thousands of years?

This question presumes that White Walkers were in hibernation. Were they really? What's the citation? Why exactly The Night King made humans believe that White Walkers were extinct?
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Are there mythical creatures in the world of Game of Thrones?

There are quite a lot of creatures from our real world ancient myths, that exist in the world of GoT: giants, dragons etc. However, are there any creatures that are mythical in both worlds? Creatures ...
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Help me identify the animals in Braavos Menagerie!

Hear me. The ships of Braavos sail as far as the winds blow, to lands strange and wonderful, and when they return their captains fetch queer animals to the Sealord’s menagerie. Such animals as you ...
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Why were the Night's Watch required to be celibate?

If the Night's Watch was supposed to last thousands of years, and was given land, why not have them raise families in the Gift and send all adult males to guard the wall on a rotation?
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Do we know why the Night's Watch has diminished so much? [duplicate]

In S01E03 of Game of Thrones, Maester Aemon mentions to Tyrion that the Night's Watch is growing smaller in numbers, now to less than a thousand. Since the Night's Watch consists mostly of bastards, ...
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Are there regional foods in Westeros?

With the regions, Kingdoms and countries of GRRM's world influence by Britain and Europe are the any regional foods similar to the area in question or just regional foods in general? e.g. Haggis ...
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Is there a known maximum age for the children of the forest? Can they reproduce?

In the show we see that one of the children of the forest Do we know their maximum age? also can they have children?
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What were all the known kingsguard before and during the show and books? [closed]

I've seen some video's about many kingsguards and their deeds, who are they all? side-question: how did they leave their service?
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Why are members of the Kingsguard allowed to fight in battles and tourneys?

I thought of this question while reading another about why Tywin Lannister would allow Jaime to fight in battles. Jaime was a member of the Kingsguard so his duty is to protect whomever is on the ...
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Where is the logic in castrating fighters?

This came up on another question, where in A Song of Ice and Fire (the books Game of Thrones is based on), the Unsullied have all of their genitalia removed, not just the penis. "In Yunkai and ...
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How many lies did Ned Stark tell?

In both the A Song of Ice and Fire and Game of Thrones series we, the viewer and/or reader know that Ned Stark is lying when he claims Jon Snow is his illegitimate son. Ned also refuses to tell King ...
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What is the status of the TV and movie rights to ASOIAF given the end of the original HBO series?

Now, I'm not a Game of Thrones fan, but a number of facts are floating around the internet which I will outline below as I understand them. (I could dig up more citations, and I would appreciate if ...
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Democracy in GRRMs world [duplicate]

Given that The Six Kingdoms are a democracy (of sorts), is there any history in the GRRM world of any other democracies?
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Arya the Explorer doomed to failure? [closed]

The last time someone seriously considered crossing the Sunset Sea was Elissa Farman. She took a year to build her ultra-ship using gold she got from selling three dragon eggs (absurdly expensive). ...
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Can a king/queen of Westeros still send people to the Wall?

At the series finale we learn that the North remains The Wall is the northern border of the North. And following the above it is How can the King send people to the Wall while it is not in his ...
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Was GoT's season finale GRRM's ending?

A Song of Ice and Fire isn't completed yet in print. I've Googled a bit, but can't determine if Martin is somehow contractually obligated to complete the books in a manner consistent with the ...
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Who was the youngest bride in the history of the Seven Kingdoms?

I was reading Fire & Blood and in there Aegon III got married to Daenaera Targaryen who was 6 years old. Was this the youngest highborn match in history or did someone take an even younger bride?...
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What is west of Westeros? [duplicate]

In Game of Thrones S08E06, we see and set sail to West of Westeros. Jon asks her what is there in West of Westeros & she replies with something like Nobody knows? Do we know what lies ...
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How did Sandor Clegane know the tall guard was his brother, Gregor Clegane?

After the Mountain (Ser Gregor Clegane) and the Viper duel, everyone believes the Mountain to be dead. Only Cersei Lannister (and maybe very few others?) know that ...
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How good of a King was Jaehaerys I?

We have all read about the prosperous and long reign of Jaehaerys I, The Conciliator, and Good Queen Alyssane. He is regarded as the best Targaryen monarch. However, the question is how much of his ...
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Just how old is Melisandre?

In Game of Thrones we see the Red Woman Melisandre remove a necklace which presumably acts as a glamour and gives her the appearance of a young woman. When she removes it we see that she is in fact ...
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Why did Rhaenyra Targaryen think that Bartimos Celtigar couldn't ride a dragon?

House Celtigar is one of the three Valyrian houses that moved to the Western most outpost of the Valyrian Empire (The other two being Velaryons and Targaryens). Out of the three of them only ...
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How fast do Drogon, Viserion and Rhaegal grow compared to the dragons of the past?

In season 1 we see And in season 8 we see How fast do they grow compared to other dragons?
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Why didn't King Jaehaerys Targaryen think himself a Kinslayer?

In Fire and Blood we see that Lord Rogar Baratheon's younger brother Borys Baratheon joined hands with the Vulture King and starts raiding his own people from the Dornish Red Mountains. For those ...
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Did Jaime ever mourn Joffrey's death?

The only scene with Jaime and Joffrey's corpse has Jaime raping Cersei instead of mourning his son. Did I miss a scene, or did Jaime simply not care about Joffrey? I'll accept book answers.
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Has a three-eyed Raven ever ruled Westeros?

The three-eyed Raven knows a lot. In particular, this knowledge could be used to exploit others. As Varys once implied, information is power. Has a three-eyed Raven ever been the Ruler of Westeros? ...
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How well-known was Aerys Targaryen's madness outside the noble class?

We all know Aerys II was mad, there's no disputing that. We often see the testimonies from the nobles however like Catelyn Stark: "Aerys . . ." Catelyn could taste bile at the back of her ...

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