The Stone Dragon is Made of Ice

Winter is flying

Bran is the stone dragon Melissandre wanted to wake. Not Jon.

To better understand what I am talking about, read The IceBrandon post and if you are interested in more then read The Flight of The Ice Dragon

Here is the vision Dany gets in The House of The Undying, after she has eaten of both the peach from Tree of The Western Wall and drank shade of the evening made from Ironwood from The House of The Undying with the relevancy of eating and drinking those things found here and here..

. . mother of dragons, daughter of death . . . Glowing like sunset, a red sword was raised in the hand of a blue-eyed king who cast no shadow. A cloth dragon swayed on poles amidst a cheering crowd. From a smoking tower, a great stone beast took wing, breathing shadow fire. . . . mother of dragons, slayer of lies . . . Her silver was trotting through the grass, to a darkling stream beneath a sea of stars. A corpse stood at the prow of a ship, eyes bright in his dead face, grey lips smiling sadly. A blue flower grew from a chink in a wall of ice, and filled the air with sweetness. . . . mother of dragons, bride of fire . . .

First off I would like to point your attention to how the passage mentioned the great stone beast and then it mentions slayer of lies. Are the two connected?

So let’s see there is a smoking tower, perhaps one in a castle that burnt down? Perhaps a Broken Tower, presumably made of stone, with a great stone beast taking wing and breathed a shadow or a mist and not traditional fire? Mayhaps not (see what I did there?).

I am not an aeronautical engineer, but I forsee problems keeping a colossal flying stone beast in the air. “it is known” that dragons come from the moon. So we should just call that beast a “moon dragon”?

Let’s take a look at this passage from TWOIF on a different sort of dragon:

Of all the queer and fabulous denizens of the Shivering Sea, however, the greatest are the ice dragons. These colossal beasts, many times larger than the dragons of Valyria, are said to be made of living ice, with eyes of pale blue crystal and vast translucent wings through which the moon and stars can be glimpsed as they wheel across the sky. Whereas common dragons (if any dragon can truly be said to be common) breathe flame, ice dragons supposedly breathe cold, a chill so terrible that it can freeze a man solid in half a heartbeat.

The World of Ice and Fire – Beyond the Free Cities: The Shivering Sea

The ice dragon is translucent. If the ice dragon named Winter, was in front a stone tower, because of its translucent nature you could say it looked like a stone dragon.

The tower it took wing of is the Broken Tower in Winterfell where Bran not only fell, but this is where Bran took flight. Every flight begins with a fall.

The shadow fire is his grey icefyre.

Why?” Bran said, not understanding, falling, falling….

Wings unseen drank the wind and filled and pulled him upward.

The terrible needles of ice receded below him.

The sky opened up above. Bran soared.

– A Game of Thrones – Bran III

“The wings unseen” are the translucent ice wings of the ice dragon. The terrible needles of ice are the grey icefyre mist of The IceBrandon’s breath.  

But when he lowered his gaze from the sky to the castle ramparts, he was not so certain. The wings of the stone dragons cast great black shadows in the light from the nightfire. He tried to tell himself that they were no more than carvings, cold and lifeless. This was their place, once. A place of dragons and dragonlords, the seat of House Targaryen. The Targaryens were the blood of old Valyria . . .

A Storm of Swords – Davos VI 

Bran is the stone dragon made of ice.

Bran is the dragon that Melissandre is focused on waking. Not Jon.

Bran may also be the stone dragon because Shireen has greyscale and her blood is used to wake the dragon.

The icedragon freezes men’s heart in half a heartbeat. It may also be the stone dragon if it makes their victems heart beat with the heart of stone, the Stoneheart.

“The great ruby at her throat drank fire from the glow of the brazier. “Give me the boy, Your Grace. It is the surer way. The better way. Give me the boy and I shall wake the stone dragon.”

A Storm of Swords – Davos IV

But when he lowered his gaze from the sky to the castle ramparts, he was not so certain. The wings of the stone dragons cast great black shadows in the light from the nightfire. He tried to tell himself that they were no more than carvings, cold and lifeless. This was their place, once. A place of dragons and dragonlords, the seat of House Targaryen. The Targaryens were the blood of old Valyria . . .

A Storm of Swords – Davos VI

The stone dragon is inside Winterfell, exactly where Stannis is focused. If the IceBrandon is woken, then there is no stopping them. Unless… Bloodraven (whom I believe Melissandre is subservient to, and the daughter of) is working for Roose. Bloodraven’s gameplan has not been revealed yet. But I don’t think he is up to much good.

We will close with the following two thoughts. Firstly on GRRM’s misdirection about Azor Ahai:

Azor Ahai shall be born again amidst smoke and salt to wake dragons out of stone. Dragonstone is the place of smoke and salt.”

Jon had heard all this before. “Stannis Baratheon was the Lord of Dragonstone, but he was not born there. He was born at Storm’s End, like his brothers.” He frowned.

A Dance with Dragons – Jon X

Azor Ahai is born admists smoke and salt not to wake dragons from stone. But because of the stone dragon was been awakened. Azor Ahannister will be reborn to fight The IceBrandon, not to wake him. Bran has seen it himself in his vision. This is another hint that Melissandre is not what she seems. She isn’t even what she honestly thinks. The ruby on her neck prevents her from seeing she is The Ice Priestess of Asshai. GRRM commissioned a custom painted figurine for his personal collection where Melissande is colored in blue tones holding a blue flame.

And lastly, GRRM’s next book is titled Winds of Winter. “Winter” refers to the name of The IceBrandon. “Winds” are his grey mists of cold.

Winter is coming.

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4 thoughts on “The Stone Dragon is Made of Ice

  1. I’m not sure if you have already scene this or this is relevant but could you get anything out of these as they both mention grey mist:

    A Feast for Crows – Cersei VIII

    “Not Jaime, nor any other man,” said Maggy. “Worms will have your maidenhead. Your death is here tonight, little one. Can you smell her breath? She is very close.”
    “The only breath we smell is yours,” said Cersei. There was a jar of some thick potion by her elbow, sitting on a table. She snatched it up and threw it into the old woman’s eyes. In life the crone had screamed at them in some queer foreign tongue, and cursed them as they fled her tent. But in the dream her face dissolved, melting away into ribbons of grey mist until all that remained were two squinting yellow eyes, the eyes of death.
    The valonqar shall wrap his hands about your throat, the queen heard, but the voice did not belong to the old woman. The hands emerged from the mists of her dream and coiled around her neck; thick hands, and strong. Above them floated his face, leering down at her with his mismatched eyes. No, the queen tried to cry out, but the dwarf’s fingers dug deep into her neck, choking off her protests. She kicked and screamed to no avail. Before long she was making the same sound her son had made, the terrible thin sucking sound that marked Joff’s last breath on earth.

    A Dance with Dragons – Melisandre I

    “Send him in.” Melisandre settled herself back into the chair beside the hearth.
    The wildling wore a sleeveless jerkin of boiled leather dotted with bronze studs beneath a worn cloak mottled in shades of green and brown. No bones. He was cloaked in shadows too, in wisps of ragged grey mist, half-seen, sliding across his face and form with every step he took. Ugly things. As ugly as his bones. A widow’s peak, close-set dark eyes, pinched cheeks, a mustache wriggling like a worm above a mouthful of broken brown teeth. it mensions grey mist in bothe of

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