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Because things didn't play out as smoothly as that. Brandon found out about Lyanna's kidnapping on his way to Riverrun for his wedding to Catelyn. So instead of continuing to Riverrun he, and some companions rode to King's Landing demanding to see Rhaegar. Aerys had them arrested and then summoned their fathers to court for the trial but instead of the trial ...


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Dothraki would get slaughtered by Westerosi. I will refer to the Mongols here, as it were Mongols which invaded Europe in 13th century, not Huns (despite what Fakjbf states). Mongols first time invaded Hungary in 13th century, not 12th century. The only battle fought in Hungary then was Battle of Mohi, in 1241. There, Hungarians were defeated, as were ...


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In a roundabout way we know that Ned was not as good a swordsman as his brother Brandon was. From George himself: [Correspondent] I was wondering if you would comment on Benjen Stark's fighting ability. Is he on a level with Brandon, or is he more like Ned? [GRRM] Depends on the kind of fight you had in mind. [GRRM] Brandon was the best of the ...


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