Well no, but actually yes.
After Battle of the Dawn when the Others were defeated the first time, the Order retained its structure. They won but they didn't know if the threat was truly gone so they remained on their posts, defending the realms of Men against Night's King (The real one, not Darth Maul on Ice) and Wildlings. With time, they lost sense of ...
The first one to surrender (on screen) was the Lannister Captain that was facing down Jon, Grey Worm, a street full of Unsullied and Northmen, and a rather angry looking dragon on the tower.
Once someone with a position of authority set the precedent of surrender, the cry to "ring the bells!" spread through the army. We don'...
As far as I know Tyrion only tries to tell the joke thrice and each time is interrupted almost as soon as he begins. In season 1 episode 6, "A Golden Crown", at his trial he barely gets the opening line out of the way:
Tyrion: I once brought a jackass and a honeycomb into a brothel...
Much later on in season 6 episode 8, "No One", he doesn't get much ...
Game of Thrones
Benjen is already dead at the start of season eight.
Benjen is Coldhands in the show and as Coldhands he was in some state between alive and dead.
Benjen: The Wall is not just ice and stone. Ancient spells were carved into its foundations. Strong magic to protect men from what lies beyond. And while it stands, the dead cannot pass. I ...
We Do Not Know
The only Children of the Forest we see in the series are those at the Cave of the Three Eyed Raven and they get wiped out. I would imagine though that these are supposed to be the last Children of the Forest as they were being slaughtered by men.
LEAF: We were at war. We were being slaughtered. Our sacred trees cut down. We needed to ...
TL;DR - Wildfire is difficult to produce and very volatile.
Wildfire is created by Alchemists Guild which is a secret they posses alone. Their order is no longer prevalent in Westeros and the remaining members seem to be in King's Landing alone. This is the first reason why other houses do not use it.
The substance was the pyromancers' own term for ...
In the final episode the purpose of the Night's Watch is further explained by Tyrion and it fits with Aegon's answer.
Tyrion: Giving you to the Unsullied would start a war. Letting you walk free would start a war. So our new king has chosen to send you to the Night's Watch.
Jon: There's still a Night's Watch?
Tyrion: The world will always need a ...
GRRM has taken to NotABlog (His official medium to release statements and correspond with the fans) to answer this question after a fashion:
And I’m writing. Winter is coming, I told you, long ago… and so it
is. THE WINDS OF WINTER is very late, I know, I know, but it will be
done. I won’t say when, I’ve tried that before, only to burn you all
Three times in history, The Great Council was summoned to peacefully determine who shall rule
Great Council of 101 AC
King Jaehaerys the wise ruled during half a century, from 48 AC to 103 AC. During his reign, he had lot of diferent heirs. When Baelon, his designed heir, died in 101, he followed the advice of his son, the Archmaester Vaegon. A thousand ...
Game of Thrones
In the show she has been with Jaime Lannister as we see in the very first episode. She has also slept with Robert and was even pregnant by him
Cersei Baratheon: I felt something for you once, you know?
Robert Baratheon: I know.
Cersei Baratheon: Even after we lost our first boy -- for quite a while, actually. Was it ever ...
Petyr Baelish (in the books at least)
In the books, he is described:
He had grown into a small man, an inch or two shorter than Catelyn, slender and quick, with the sharp features she remembered and the same laughing grey-green eyes.
-- A Game of Thrones, Catelyn IV
However, Aidan Gillen, the actor who plays him on the show, has blue eyes.
The forces on the ground decided to ring the bells
After Dany lands and the Lannister forces in the stand off against Jon and Grey Worm surrender and chuck down their weapons you start to hear men shouting.
Ring the bells
It goes on for a while until someone finally manages to get there and to ring the bells. The ground forces and presumably a Captain ...
On the Books, three dragons Drogon, Rhaegal and Viserion are alive. Rumor is there are more dragons at east.
On the TV show
Before Game of Thrones s08e05
Just one dragon alive in Westeros he is named 'Drogon' after Khal Drogo.
Well 'Mother of Dragon' is alive as well.
'Viserion', was killed by the Night King.
'Rhaegal', was killed by Euron Greyjoy.
This answer is based mostly on the books, because:
They provide more lore on the subject.
I haven't seen the show.
People with the abilities of the Three-Eyed Raven (or Three-Eyed Crow as he is referred to in the books) are properly referred to as Greenseers. There is no evidence such a being has ever sat the Iron Throne, and there is a great deal of lore ...
No Jaime did not care for Joffrey. When Joffrey was born, Jaime was expressly forbidden by Cersei to not to show or harbour any affections for Joffrey out of fear that someone might discover their secret.
Jaime had seen him born, that was true, though more for Cersei than
the child. But he had never held him. "How would it look?" his sister
warned him ...
Your premise is flawed. Neither The Wall or the Watch are a part of the North. They answer to no Kings and owe no fealty to anyone.
Before the Conquest, Watch was manned collectively by men of all the Kingdoms. It still is. It is the shield that guards the realms of men, it doesn't guard one realm and owes no allegiance to any realm. It serves everyone and ...
Whilst it is incredibly unlikely that George would ever admit to doing this, especially whilst the show is still running, it is unlikely it is even a reference to that in the first place. The book appears to have first been mentioned in A Dance with Dragons and hinted at being poorly written then before the show went downhill.
The galley was ...
We simply do not know that. GRRM is deliberately vague about time, distances etc so we can't correctly figure out the rate on our own either. He merely at max gives us a vague idea by giving us a year and that's about it. And even the years are rare, most of the time he just doesn't discuss time so that fans couldn't find errors in ...
Prince Daeron 'The Daring', son of Viserys I, didn't have any nephews who were crippled. His nephews were:
Jaehaerys (Aegon II's son)
Maelor (Aegon II's son)
Jacaerys (Rhaenyra's son)
Lucerys (Rhaenyra's son)
Joffrey (Rhaenyra's son)
Aegon (Rhaenyra's son)
Viserys (Rhaenyra's son)
None of the Seven boys were crippled.
King Daeron I 'The Young Dragon' was ...
A Song of Ice and Fire
From there the skulls ranged upward in size to the three great monsters of song and story, the dragons that Aegon Targaryen and his sisters had unleashed on the Seven Kingdoms of old. The singers had given them the names of gods: Balerion, Meraxes, Vhaghar. Tyrion had stood between their gaping jaws, wordless and awed. You ...
Yes the Hand of the King can assume the regency and title "Protector of the realm" in the interregnum and they can officially summon a Great Council of all the Lords of the realm to elect the new King or heir.
For historical precedence, we have Lord Brynden 'Bloodraven' Rivers, when King Maekar died unexpectedly in a battle without any clear heir, Lord ...
I think you've misunderstood the quote, it's not that the garron copes better in the cold than the war horses it's that the garrons are better for ranging than war horses. War horses are obviously better for war whereas garrons are better at ranging as they are sure footed and steady going.
A great jumble of fallen rock blocked their way partway up, where ...
We have seen that reassigning the lands of an extinct houses falls to both:
The respective Lord Paramount.
For example, see House Hornwood. Lord Halys and his heir were slain fighting the Lannisters which meant an end of legitimate male line of that family. It fell to Winterfell to decide who will be the next Lord Hornwood. Candidates were ...
The Night's Watch is somewhat of a democracy. They elect their Lord Commanders by majority vote. The Lord Command then rules for life, so whether this is really democracy can be questioned.
Why Samwell Tarly didn't mention this habit to strengthen his case during his suggestion in the final episode, one can only guess; it seems he has had ...
We only have to back two generations from the current Brandon Stark to find a generation without one.
The name is so popular because of Brandon the Builder who was the founder of House Stark.
Eddard Stark (son of Rickard and Lyarra) and had three sons; Robb, Brandon (aka Bran), and Rickon.
Rickard Stark (son of Edwyle and Marna) and had three sons; ...
Over 100 years old.
Here are some excerpts from interviews.
This latest turn of events actually shouldn’t come as a huge surprise.
Way back in 2012, Melisandre actress Carice van Houten told Access
Hollywood, “I don’t know how old she is, but she’s way over 100 years,
so she is a wiser spirit, in a way, but it’s difficult for me to say
too much ...
It seems from the perspective of the Maesters that Jaehaerys started out a great guy and this was furthered by his wife and council.
Though young to the throne, Jaehaerys revealed himself from an early age to be a true king. He was a fine warrior, skilled with lance and bow, and a gifted horseman. He was a dragonrider as well, riding upon Vermithor—a ...
Ermesande Hayford is the youngest bride we know of. She was probably two years old when she was married to Tyrek Lannister.
Speaking specifically of Aegon III, he was not that old himself. He was 11 when he married his cousin Jaehaera Targaryen (Who was 8). After her death, he was 13 when he married Daenaera Velaryon. A completely negligible difference in ...
The show is way ahead of the books, which end with the events covered in season 5. At that point, as in the show, Daenerys is still in Meereen and her three dragons are all alive.
Until she hatched the eggs, dragons were extinct as far as the world knew.
How did Sandor Clegane learn that the tall knight guarding Queen Cersei was his undead brother?
Because no one ever pretended otherwise. "Ser Strong" was never a thing in the TV show, and he's always just been the Mountain. Sayeth the Wiki:
In the television series, Cersei's new Kingsguard is not given a name, and what is seen of his face through his ...