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, we here at the blog have 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 were both busy answering a whole bunch of different questions this week, from explaining the Conqueror’s Dornish letter to looking at a Stark victory on the Green Fork to – ugh, R+L=J&M. Look, we here at Wars and Politics of Ice and Fire love to asnwer your questions. We strive to provide thoughtful, researched answers to your FOR THE LOVE OF R’HLLOR THAT THEORY NEEDS TO DIE AND THEN GET REVIVED BY BLOOD MAGIC JUST SO I CAN KILL IT AGAIN.
Here’s The Ravenry for the week of August 24:
- Nfriel looks at Varys’s possible long-term plan for Aegon’s line
- Nfriel explains why Ashara’s “dishonoring” might not be all it appears
- Nfriel answers whether Bonifer Hasty could be Daenerys’ true father
- Nfriel speculates on the mysterious Dornish letter to Aegon the Conqueror
- Nfriel theorizes about an alternate world where Aerys died at Duskendale
- SomethingLikeaLawyer theorizes on a War of the Five Kings with a Stark victory at the Green Fork
- SomethingLikeaLawyer answers whether Stannis would have approved of Robert’s sparing Barristan Selmy.
- Nfriel looks at R+L=J&M
- SomethingLikeaLawyer explains the promotion of Jaime Lannister to Lord Commander of the Kingsguard in wartime
- Nfriel analyzes the possible marriage choices for Rhaegar without Elia
- SomethingLikeaLawyer reports on the relationship between the Seven Kingdoms and Old Valyria
- Nfriel speculates on whether Rhaenys Targaryen would have been accepted as queen if her father Aemon had not died
- Nfriel considers the marriage prospects of Jon Arryn and Jeyne Royce’s stillborn daughter
- SomethingLikeaLawyer looks at the fates of Stannis and Renly in a Targaryen Rebellion victory
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.
Love you lots,
The Queen Regent (NFriel)