The Ravenry: Week of 2/29/2016


Hello, readers!

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, SomethingLikeaLawyer and I – take the text-based questions submitted to us, write up thoughtful, text-based answers, and publish these answers on the Tumblr.

Busy busy times at Wars and Politics of Ice and Fire (thank goodness we had that extra day in February, right?). I noticed while compiling this week’s Ravenry that we did a bunch of Blackfyre questions. Or maybe it wasn’t a bunch, and it just felt like I typed “Daemon Blackfyre” a bunch of times. Anyway. The Hand wrote an absolutely fantastic piece on why the Blackfyre cause continued even after the first Daemon failed (spoiler: Bloodraven wasn’t totally to blame). He also wrote about kings both legitimate and aspiring – a very good analysis of Maekar I, and a fun “what if” should Stannis have come to the throne at the end of Robert’s Rebellion.

Without further ado, here’s The Ravenry for the week of February 29:

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.

Be safe and make good choices,

The Queen Regent (NFriel)


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2 responses to “The Ravenry: Week of 2/29/2016

  1. LadyKnitsALot

    With regards to what LF knows about the “Baratheon” children – he’s observant, and he makes use of his observations to further his own goals. Destabilising the realm and pitting Starks v Lannisters was his goal, first achieved by putting Stannis and Jon Arryn on the path to investigating the children of Cersei Lannister. It also gave LF the cover of the ease of accusing the Lannisters of a cover up murder to prod Lysa to kill her husband.

    The timeline of Robert’s Rebellion always bugs me. Because a lot of things, specifically whether there’s a possibility that Jon Snow is actually the son of Ashara and Ned, hinge on there being about 6 months or so between the Tourney at Ashford and the start of the Rebellion – if so, then Ashara cannot have been pregnant for that long for Jon to be conceived at Harrenhal, and if not…. then when were Ned and Ashara bumping uglies to conceive Jon? (For the record: I firmly believe R+L=J, but have debated N+A=J extensively with people determined to believe Jon was conceived at Harrenhal or afterwards.)

  2. KrimzonStriker

    Thought I’d put out an inquiry but is there any interest in analyzing the potential Littlefinger military campaign, provided his plans with Harry and Sansa go through and he’s united the Vale behind his purpose? What would the knights of the Vale look like unleashed on Westeros as it currently stands? How would they do in the Riverlands, which I figure Littlefinger would target first to sort out the Freys and assert his dominance as Lord Paramount while picking up/rallying more troops, before moving on into the North whose strategic picture can vary greatly depending on whether the Boltons or Stannis win or if the Others are coming over the Wall? I’d really love to get an analytical look as to how Littlefinger could go about wielding an actual army along with analysis’ of the strengths/position of the Vale, the regions he’d likely target, and prospects for success much like how the Blood of the Conqueror series is proceeding with Aegon and co’s campaign.

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