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. The Queen Regent wrote a lot of words this week on the women in Aegon IV’s life, and put the finishing touches on her Ladies of Fire piece detailing Aegon III’s two wives and the three ladies of the Maidenvault. I mean, we’re talking in the five-digit mark here, so the Hand sat the Throne again. Anyway, I could say that if we were something, we’d be something strange, esoteric, and intriguing, but you’ve come for the peculiar blend of multiple sciences that our team has knowledge of applied to a book series, not for my metaphors and similes!
So, without further ado, here’s The Ravenry for the week of 10 August:
- SomethingLikeALawyer posits who the closest bannermen were to the past two generations of Starks and Tullys
- SomethingLikeALawyer refutes the claim that Jaime and Cersei were Aerys’s children.
- SomethingLikeALawyer explains that after the Trident, the rebels were already invested.
- SomethingLikeALawyer details what he would need to build a standing army for Westeros.
- SomethingLikeALawyer shares his uncomfortable truth with the notion that Rhaegar and Lyanna loved each other.
- SomethingLikeALawyer agrees that the armies seem too large for the political and technological realities of Westeros.
- SomethingLikeALawyer wonders what Tyrion’s life would have been like if Joanna survived Tyrion’s pregnancy.
- SomethingLikeALawyer denies that Alicent and the greens murdered Viserys.
- SomethingLikeALawyer states that Robb Stark is not to blame for the Red Wedding.
- SomethingLikeALawyer theorizes that the Rat, Hawk, and Pig are two separate rebellions.
- SomethingLikeALawyer offers an explanation why there are more direct battles in ASOIAF than was common in medieval history.
- SomethingLikeALawyer argues that Joffrey’s problems are both nature and nurture, and wonders how he would have fared under Tywin or Eddard’s fosterage.
- SomethingLikeALawyer poses several problems that exist before Winterfell could become the new capital of the Seven Kingdoms
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