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 the ASOIAF version of Navi, guiding you through the world, except without berating you to “Hey, listen!” every 2 minutes.
So, without further ado, here’s The Ravenry for the week of 7 September:
- Nfriel discusses the Tywin-like way Aegon V could have handled his children’s marriages
- Nfriel explains why Viserys II isn’t to blame for two spectacularly failed Targaryen marriages
- Nfriel explores the possibility of Stark ancestry for the Farwynds of Lonely Light
- Nfriel shows who the hooded man in Winterfell really is
- SomethingLikeaLawyer compares real-world medieval warfare to that of ASOIAF
- SomethingLikeaLawyer considers the possibility of Robb hiring a sellsword company
- Nfriel speculates on the fallout of Lyanna surviving Robert’s Rebellion
- Nfriel clarifies why Daenerys never seems to think about the pro-Usurper Arryns
- Nfriel briefly describes the differences between Andals and First Men
- SomethingLikeaLawyer theorizes why Aegon III never arranged a match for Daeron
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.
The Queen Regent (NFriel)