➞ The Three Hunters + Aristotle’s Modes of Persuasion
Alexander Siddig as Doran Martell in Game of Thrones Season 5
I should warn you: since I’m not invested in the “political/KL” storylines as I am invested in the “magical/Northern” ones, there’s every chance that my predictions are way off. (I could write pages about how the War for the Dawn is going to go down and I’m fairly confident in most of my predictions, but ask me anything political and I’m lost.)
I actually think Margaery has a good chance of surviving the trial. Perhaps not as much as Cersei, whose champion ‘Robert Strong’ will surely tear his opponent to pieces and Cersei will wreak some more havoc before she goes out with a bang. But I still reckon Margaery will survive her trial.
The case against Margaery and her cousins is weak. Even the frighteningly-misogynistic High Sparrow seems to agree, since he released Margaery and her cousins to Randyll Tarly’s custody.
I loved a maid.
I think Qhorin was the second man Jon killed.
It all seemed to happen in a heartbeat. Afterward Jon could admire the courage of the wildling who reached first for his horn instead of his blade. He got it to his lips, but before he could sound it Stonesnake knocked the horn aside with a swipe of his shortsword. Jon’s man leapt to his feet, thrusting at his face with a burning brand. He could feel the heat of the flames as he flinched back. Out of the corner of his eye, he saw the sleeper stirring, and knew he must finish his man quick. When the brand swung again, he bulled into it, swinging the bastard sword with both hands. The Valyrian steel sheared through leather, fur, wool, and flesh, but when the wildling fell he twisted, ripping the sword from Jon’s grasp. On the ground the sleeper sat up beneath his furs. Jon slid his dirk free, grabbing the man by the hair and jamming the point of the knife up under his chin as he reached for his-no, her-
This is from ACoK, when Stonesnake and Jon were sent by Qhorin to kill the wildlings who kept watch. And right before he finds out Ygritte is a girl and refuses to kill her.
If he killed anyone between this man and Qhorin Halfhand, I don’t remember it. But I’m pretty sure he didn’t? If anyone remembers anything significant, let me know and I’ll edit this answer.
From the ashes a fire shall be woken,
A light from the shadows shall spring;
Renewed shall be blade that was broken,
The crownless again shall be king.
Oft hope is born when all is forlorn.
'Look!' said Pippin. 'Strider the Ranger has come back!'
'He has never been away,' said Aragorn.
This dragon queen who wears her name is a true Targaryen.
Always remember Frodo, the ring is trying to get back to its master. It wants to be found.