Hello, intrepid historians!
As you may or may not know, Wars and Politics of Ice and Fire has its own Tumblr page (as well as its own Twitter and Facebook pages). Even more excitingly, a little while back we here at the blog partnered with ASOIAF University to answer questions about A Song of Ice and Fire. We – that is, myself and NFriel – take the text-based questions submitted to us, write up thoughtful text-based answers, and publish these answers on the Tumblr.
So every Monday we present to you The Ravenry. We collect the questions we’ve answered during the previous week over on the Tumblr in post form, with a brief description of each, and publish it here, and link that post on Twitter and Facebook as well. With NFriel crafting a champion-caliber piece for her next installment of the Three Heads of the Dragon series, the Hand sat the Throne yet again to write up some meta on the ASOIAF-universe
So, without further ado, here’s The Ravenry for the week of 13 July:
- SomethingLikeALawyer clarifies why Rhaenyra’s reign is looked upon by historians as illegitimate.
- SomethingLikeALawyer answers whether Stannis would view Daenerys’s claim as legitimate.
- SomethingLikeALawyer wonders whether the brain damage Baelor had in his coma caused him to go crazy.
- SomethingLikeALawyer defines cannibalism according to Westerosi mores and morals.
- SomethingLikeALawyer refutes the claim that Rickard Stark allowed the Lyanna/Rhaegar elopement to happen.
- SomethingLikeALawyer claims that Eddard Stark could have won the War of the Five Kings most handily.
- SomethingLikeALawyer speculates on what made Lannisport and Oldtown such major commercial hubs.
- SomethingLikeALawyer predicts Balon’s actions if Eddard compels him to attack Lannisport.
- SomethingLikeALawyer outlines the use of archers in Westerosi military philosophy. (For further reading, check out Steven Attewell’s awesome write-up on Golden Company arms doctrine).
As always, we love to hear your text-based questions, so if you have a burning question about ASOIAF, click this link to send us a raven. The more specific the question, the better text-based answer we can write, although we do our best to answer them all.
SomethingLikeALawyer, Hand of the King