The Ravenry: Week of 3/7/2016


Hello, everyone!

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.

Another productive week for us in the Tumblr-verse. The Hand always has the best answers to meta questions because he is all kinds of brilliant, and his answer to favorite aspects of ASOIAF warfare is no exception.  Just as well, the Hand tackled the false assertion that the Freys were justified in enacting the Red Wedding, and dreamed up some excellent alternate histories about Aegon IV dying before the follies of his reign and Jaime Lannister protecting Elia Martell. As for me, I wrote another essay – The Windblown Grass, all about terrible strategist Doran Martell – thought up some Blackfyre words, and added a defining character moment for Theon to Tumblr friend Poor Quentyn’s excellent post to the same.

Without further ado, here’s The Ravenry for the week of March 7:

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)


Filed under ASOIAF Analysis, ASOIAF Character Analysis, ASOIAF Espionage, ASOIAF History, ASOIAF Military Analysis, Ravenry

2 responses to “The Ravenry: Week of 3/7/2016

  1. Mike Target

    A comment on “SomethingLikeaLawyer briefly affirms ASOIAF cultural dissonance”.

    In the parallel era in the actual history, the situation was somewhat similar. Only city states and fringe societies in barely habitable lands tended to be democratic, because nobody at that time knew how to build a democracy at large scale like we have today. Monarchy was the only game in town when it came to organizing large countries. It was a hard problem to crack.

  2. KrimzonStriker

    I fully believe Jon will sit on the Iron Throne when all is said and done, who would be left by the time the dust settles? He’ll be partly compelled to in order to unite the realm behind his efforts against the Others, being resurrected might change him personality wise, and his existence will blow a hole in Stannis’ messiah story and cause quite a bit of controversy when he gets back, which btw is not something that can be hushed up, especially if Mel gets behind him as Azor Ahai/the Prince that was Promised. Also, no one will dispute Jon’s claim if he makes it on the back of a dragon….

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