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July 21st, 2011, 11:52 AM #46
How long exactly was Robert's Rebellion before GoT?
'Cause TV-Cat says 'Seventeen-years-ago you left to go South to war,'.
George says, in some part of ADDW (Maybe the continuity bit at the beggining, or an early chapter) that it was 15-years ago.
Yet, Dany was born during the slaughter and she was thirteen. Jon was born sometime during? And he was 14/15?
How many years did this thing last? xD
July 21st, 2011, 06:37 PM #47How long exactly was Robert's Rebellion before GoT?
In the TV series, they had to account for Dany, Robb and Jon all being older. So in the TV series the war ends in 281. How long the TV version of the war lasts, or when Dany was born, are not expanded on. The discrepency between the TV and book durations of the war are deliberate.
I must be missing something because I dont get it. Why would he wait so damn long to find out how Ella and the kids really died, and/or seek revenge?
What changed things was Tyrion offering Doran a seat on the small council and hinting that 'the justice' might be served (i.e. Tyrion would give them Gregor Clegane). Unfortunately, Doran sent his hotheaded brother Oberyn instead. Oberyn would have come at any time in the previous 15-odd years, but he took advantage of the specific invitation by Tyrion that justice would be done and basically played the situation for all it was worth, culminating in him taking Tyrion's side in the trial by battle.
July 22nd, 2011, 09:42 AM #48
Thanks Wert. I thought it musta' lasted 2 years or something.
So, I guess Dany, Viserys and her mother were couped up in Dragonstone then? I always thought she escaped during the rebellion.
July 22nd, 2011, 09:54 AM #49
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July 22nd, 2011, 07:35 PM #50
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"What is dead can never die; but rises again, harder, and stronger."
Will that prove true of Theon's lost male-part?
July 23rd, 2011, 08:09 AM #51
July 25th, 2011, 01:19 PM #52
Does anyone who closely follows the series know if there are any hints as to what the endgame is for Mopatis-Varys? Clearly they are working together, seemingly with a distinct goal in mind, but I've not yet reasoned it out - other than perhaps bringing Daenarys to Westeros to rule and reign.
July 25th, 2011, 01:58 PM #53
My guess is getting a Targaryen on the throne, but that doesn't necessarily mean Dany.
July 25th, 2011, 02:23 PM #54
I'd be so happy if there wasn't a Targaryen on the throne. It was never their land, pssh.
July 25th, 2011, 09:09 PM #55
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August 6th, 2011, 11:47 AM #56
A particularly dull question ~
What is a year?
In our world, at ASoIaF's approximate level of social and scientific progress, a year was simply one Summer to the next, or one Winter, one Christmas, whatever. But they don't have that pattern to work from. So how come everyone seems to know how old they are, how many years ago things happened, etc? How do they keep the record?
August 7th, 2011, 07:12 PM #57
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That is a fantastic question.
I'm waiting for Wert to come in with a response. Did they simply set a time that roughly corresponds to our calendar? Do the days still get longer and shorter, even if there is no winter or summer? Do the maesters just know from some old ridiculous magic?
It may just be something that wasn't really thought of when the world was being constructed. I certainly never thought of it.
August 14th, 2011, 04:06 AM #58
heres my dumb question, and what makes it even dumber is that i only finished adwd a few hours ago.
Jons last chapter, he announces he wants to ride on Winterfell and gets all the support he needs and then to walks outside and get stabbed by a couple of his fellow watchmen? why??
August 14th, 2011, 07:15 AM #59
Spoiler:they think he's betraying them. He's sending the Watch on to Hard Home, which they suspect is a trap to get them killed, and taking the Wildings, whom the Watch hate and despise (or at least, many of those in the watch and certainly those who betrayed him) south to "conquer" Winterfell (thereby breaking his vows). It actually makes perfect sense, and Jon has no business going to Winterfell.
Actually, now that I think about it, I wonder if Melisandre had a hand in his "betrayal", knowing she could probably save him, to keep him at the Wall where he belongs...
August 15th, 2011, 01:42 AM #60
yes thats what i thought was the reason but i was a bit confused because 5 minutes earlier they were all in the hall cheering on going down to rid the north of the boltons.
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