Hello, you fellow votaries of A Song of Ice and Fire!
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 SomethingLikeaLawyer – 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. We’re like that Tom Hanks movie where he was the historian and spent like 65% of his time in a library trying to solve a mystery, except without all the running and Hans Zimmer music.
So, without further ado, here’s The Ravenry for the week of 27 July:
- SomethingLikeaLawyer explains why Tytos Lannister earned his poor reputation
- SomethingLikeaLawyer investigates the Reach’s history as a target of invasion
- SomethingLikeaLawyer explores Renly’s role in the conspiracy to unseat Cersei
- SomethingLikeaLawyer theorizes how the Dornish likely thought of Robert and Ned
- NFriel analyzes the royal succession after the death of Tommen
- Nfriel describes why Jon Arryn almost certainly never told Lysa about the twincest
- Nfriel clarifies the seeming lack of incest among non-Targaryen Valyrian families
- SomethingLikeaLawyer gives a short explanation of how the Reynes saw success for their rebellion
- SomethingLikeaLawyer speculates on Ned’s pre-Rebellion post-fostering plans
- SomethingLikeaLawyer discusses the winter climate for Westeros below the Neck
- Nfriel illustrates why Jon Arryn should – and did – not send Lysa and Robert back to the Eyrie during his investigation
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.
[insert heart emojis here],
Nfriel, Queen Regent