Hello, scholars of ASOIAF lore!
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. Both NFriel and I have been hard at work dissecting the Dance of the Dragons, so we’ve not answered as many questions this week as some might prefer. However, we think the final product will be worth it.
So, without further ado, here’s The Ravenry for the week of 20 July:
- SomethingLikeALawyer answers why the Free Cities don’t incorporate magic into their military traditions.
- SomethingLikeALawyer speculates on whether Doran providing his maximum levy would have made a difference in Robert’s Rebellion.
- SomethingLikeALawyer offers his analysis on Barristan and why he never took the Black.
- SomethingLikeALawyer illustrates evidence for and against Daeron II being a baseborn son of Aemon the Dragonknight and Naerys.
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