The Ravenry: Week of 11/23/2015


Hello seekers. If you’re an American, I hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving. If not, well, I still hope you have something to be thankful for,

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, NFriel and I – 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. So, if you’ve got a lot of questions about actual or potential marraiges, or you want to see a few theories have their glaring errors exposed to the world, this is the week for you.

Without further ado, here’s The Ravenry for the week of November 23:

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.

Until next week

SomethingLikeALawyer, Hand of the King

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One response to “The Ravenry: Week of 11/23/2015

  1. ecr56

    In the answer about king’s blood, you say Robert’s kingship came through conquest, but I disagree. Sure, he wasn’t the lawful heir, but neither was Aegon V and he got to be king. Robert was king because he was next in line after Daenerys. And the people in power decided Robert would bypass Viserys and Dany, kind of like how Jaehaerys I bypassed Rhalla and Aerea, Viserys I bypassed Rhaenys and Aegon V bypassed Maegor).

    Jon Arryn didn’t want to make Robert’s right to the throne that of conquest, because he wanted unity and peace, so Robert’s claim was his blood, not his hammer. Sure, it’s not the most legitimate way to name a king, but it wasn’t the first time a person’s claim was ignored.

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