The Game of Horns: Blow or Get Blown

Horn of Winter by Rubi

Horn of Winter by Rubi

“Get someone else to blow your horn and the sound will carry twice as far.”
-Will Rogers.

Dragons come from their opposites.

From petrified stone eggs came fire dragons.

From a pool of water comes the ice dragon.

And from The Wall of ice comes the sea dragon.

The Horn of Winter.

ice dragon

The Horn of Winter may not be the same as the Horn of Joramun.  But they are both dragon horns yet they bind and herald two completely different dragons.

The Horn of Winter binds ice dragons and the Horn of Joramun binds one purple eyed dragon in a flowing dress, Daenerys the unburnt She is the only person who can sound Euron’s horn three times and live.

I believe the horn of Joramun and the horn of Winter are purposefully mixed up in our minds by GRRM.

The Horn of Winter may be the horn that binds ice dragon named Winter in the black pool of Winterfell. Winter the ice dragon is massive. When it flies over fields the entirety will be covered in shadow.

Perhaps the horn Mance found in the crypts of Winterfell may bind undread dragons. That could include Grey Ghost, Sheepstealer and the Cannibal. Jon’s soul may somehow go from the direwolf Ghost to become the dragon Grey Ghost.

The consistently brilliant Bran Vras has a, well you guessed it, brilliant essay on how that happened here. His blog The Winterfell Huis Clos is very insightful blog and one of the best things I have read when I started researching beyond just the source material years ago. This helped get me to learn how to read the context between GRRM’s lines.

Horn of Joramun

The Horn of Joramun is both a hellhorn and dragonhorn. It is a Hellhorn because it will usher in the Long Night and it is a dragonhorn because it binds a single purple eyed dragon to team Euron. Daenerys Targaryen, the Unburnt. It may unleash the unfathomably huge world serpent named Joramun who may be partially frozen in the Wall. The Stepstones off the coast of Dorne may even be some of his scales poking out of the sea. Yes, that big.

Euron’s horn is the Horn of Joramun which I have gone into more detail in the Hammerhorn of The Waters article. Daenerys The Unburnt may sound it summoning the red comet to turn into a red meteor. The sound of the horn would cause the red meteor to crash into the moon (the purpose of Moonsingers I believe).

The point of land on which the Greyjoys had raised their fortress had once thrust like a sword into the bowels of the ocean, but the waves had hammered at it day and night until the land broke and shattered, thousands of years past. All that remained were three bare and barren islands and a dozen towering stacks of rock that rose from the water like the pillars of some sea god’s temple, while the angry waves foamed and crashed among them.

-A Clash of Kings – Theon I

Hagen, blow your horn and make the forest shake. Tris, don some mail, it’s time you tried out that sweet sword of yours.” When she saw how pale he was, she pinched his cheek. Splash some blood upon the moon with me, and I promise you a kiss for every kill.”

-A Dance with Dragons – The Wayward Bride

The junks of moonbit space debris and/or the comet can be the sword striking the earth in a great blaze of fire. With that light comes the darkness. The crash was thrust into the bowels of Earthos as well as the heart of Nissa Nissa.

Chunks of moon falling to Earthos brings plumes of smoke to block out the sun and bring darkness while disruptions in the moons gravity brings flooding and cold.

Azor Ahai’s sword may also be a horn. The Hammerhorn may be Lightsounder.

Credit for the red comet crashing into the moon as opposed to just striking Earthos as I first thought goes to Lucifer means Lightbringer. Please send all apocolypse hate mail to him.

The moon crash would a thousand, thousand pieces of moon chunks flying fowards the planet looking like countless dragons of flame, many of them colossal come crashing down.

“A trader from Qarth once told me that dragons came from the moon,” blond Doreah said as she warmed a towel over the fire.

“He told me the moon was an egg, Khaleesi,” the Lysene girl said. “Once there were two moons in the sky, but one wandered too close to the sun and cracked from the heat.

A thousand thousand dragons poured forth, and drank the fire of the sun. That is why dragons breathe flame. One day the other moon will kiss the sun too, and then it will crack and the dragons will return.”
-A Game of Thrones – Daenerys III

When you speak to King Stannis, mention if you would that he will owe me another thirty thousand dragons come the black of the moon. He ought to have given those gods to me.
-A Clash of Kings – Davos I

By losing a good part of the moon or tilting its axis and movement, even without it causing direct devastation on Planetos like massive plumes of smoke that block out the sun. This would cause climate change on a monumental scale, freezing Westeros.

By striking the moon it would change it’s axis and as the moon controls the motions of the tides, bringing the moon even a little closer to the planet could cause massive flooding.

This massive flooding combined with the freezing cold and darkness would turn Westeros in the the Land of Always Winter.

This calamity may bring down the Wall and release what’s inside. That something is terrible beyond our comprehension. It releases a monster.  A monster worse than we have ever seen.

It could wake Joramun.

(C) FFG illustrated by Yoann Boissonnet.

Euron’s Horn. (C) FFG illustrated by Yoann Boissonnet.

GRRM gives us hint after hint of a dragon inside The Wall:

The ice pressed close around them, and he could feel the cold seeping into his bones, the weight of the Wall above his head. It felt like walking down the gullet of an ice dragon.
A Storm of Swords – Jon VIII

The snowfall was light today, a thin scattering of flakes dancing in the air, but the wind was blowing from the east along the Wall, cold as the breath of the ice dragon in the tales Old Nan used to tell.
-A Dance with Dragons – Jon X

But of all the mentions of dragons inside The Wall, only two quotes told something closer to the truth.

A sudden gust of wind set Edd’s cloak to flapping noisily. “Best go down, m’lord. This wind’s like to push us off the Wall, and I never did learn the knack of flying.

They rode the winch lift back to the ground. The wind was gusting, cold as the breath of the ice dragon in the tales Old Nan had told when Jon was a boy.
A Dance with Dragons – Jon VII

The road beneath the Wall was as dark and cold as the belly of an ice dragon and as twisty as a serpent. 

-A Dance with Dragons – Jon VIII

Listen to Dolorous Edd. He knows what he is joking about. It is a dragon that didn’t learn the knack of flying. There is a dragon in the Wall right, a flightless and twisty serpent. In The Wall is…

A sea dragon… that is iced.

There is a sea dragon in the wall. 

It is a sea dragon in ice, not an ice dragon. The largest ice dragon is in the black pool of Winterfell. Maybe two more ice dragons  are inside Bloodraven’s treecave. 

Ice dragon by GaudiBuendia

Ice dragon by GaudiBuendia

One Big Motha-Sea Serpent by jaxxblackfox

One Big Motha-Sea Serpent by jaxxblackfox

Joramun is a gigantic sea serpent. It is larger than anything you can imagine. It is a world serpent. It may be shaped in a circle with the head by the tail going the entire length of the Wall twice.

It may be so enormous that I think that the chain of scattered mountains called the Stepstones are really just scales from this serpent poking above the water. Daenerys sounds the Horn of Joramun and the sea serpent is freed, these mountains will blow in the wind like leaves.

Whoever will become Stormking will defeat it with a magical warhammer and the power of lightning.

It is said that, every seventy-seven years, a storm greater than all others comes howling down upon Storm’s End, as the old gods of sea and sky try once more to blow Durran’s seat into the sea.

-The World of Ice and Fire – The Stormlands: Storm’s End

I am not sure what a seadragon’s “fire” would be. I predict gusts of wind and (sea) water as mentioned above. We have fire and ice dragons. Wind and water dragons. make a good bridge.

It’s name stems from Jörmungandr. Joramun the sea dragon/serpent is frozen inside The Wall. That is why a wall of ice stops people of ice. It is not the ice, it is what is inside of it but Joramun with the power of the Deep Ones within it. The Deep Ones are the enemy of The Others, but they won’t be in the beginning of the story.

Fire is not the only way to melt ice. So can water.

I predict that by the end of the series, “water” will have melted more “ice” than “fire” ever did. Both Theon, Samwell as well as Jaime will be the biggest heroes of all. Sam may be one of the Azor Ahai’s born again or the Last Hero. Sam’s “wife” Gilly is named after the gillyflower. She is going to the Reach and bastards such as Gilly are named Flowers, thus Gilly is Flower Flowers. Nissa Nissa also had a name so nice they named her twice.

This story is beyond heroes and good and evil, but I think Theon and Sam will be the most influential heroes. Roose Bolton may even surprise us too.

Horn That Wakes The Sleepers

winds of winter Eurons horn black on gold. looks grey because of light.

“I fear all we have done is to awaken a sleeping giant and fill him with a terrible resolve.”

-Japanese Admiral Isoroku Yamamoto, 1970 film Tora! Tora! Tora!

We touched on the importance of The Horn That Wakes The Sleepers in The Secret Second Wall Revealed. This is Sam’s horn.

Thanks to Sam’s horn, the instructions from the runes of House Royce and Lord Commander Brynden Blackfish they It wakes the sleeping giant in The Vale, the highest place in Westeros, that will be the last bastion of human life after the Wall has come down and the tsunamis and complete devastation after the Hammerhorn of The Waters with Deep Ones, Others and Joramun invading.

The Vale is where humanity regroups and begins to fight back. Brynden mentioned himself being the black goat of the Tully’s, I think he will sacrifice himself as a hero in this defense. Robin Arryn mentions giant and dolls very often for that not to have a meaning, Robin Arryn may surprise us all and live to skinchange the giant…. or…. more likely I believe Robin Arryn will be killed and his spirit skinchanges into the wyverns or giants. If Petyr Baelish kills little sweet Robin Arryn, he may be the one to wake the sleeping giant. Robin is a powerful dreamer, he hears Marillion singing even after the is dead.

We have not been introduced to a giant, giant yet. Not The Great Mountain Giants. You ain’t seen nothing yet. Wun Wun will be a toddler compared to him. THAT giant is the last of the giants from the songs… the last of the fire giants to battle the ice giants coming from beyond The Wall and introduced in TWOIAF.

The fire may be literal or it may be figurative like the fire in our blood compared to the Others, like I talked about how Nymerias giant wolfpack will fight the ice spiders that are as “large as hounds.” Alternatively it may also be made of stone that burns. The Fire Giant lives at the bottom of “the moon”, below the moon door and Arryns have been offering him blood sacrifice through that door for ages. Lots of other “fire beings” may come from there such as the Arryn wyverns of their sigil (it is not a hawk) or perhaps dragons and other magical things.

The Last of The Giants

Ooooooh, I am the last of the giants,

my people are gone from the earth.

The last of the great mountain giants,

who ruled all the world at my birth.

Oh the smallfolk have stolen my forests,

they’ve stolen my rivers and hills.

And the’ve built a great wall through my valleys,

and fished all the fish from my rills.

In stone halls they burn their great fires,

in stone halls they forge their sharp spears.

Whilst I walk alone in the mountains,

with no true companion but tears.

They hunt me with dogs in the daylight,

they hunt me with torches by night.

For these men who are small can never stand tall,

whilst giants still walk in the light.

Oooooooh, I am the LAST of the giants,

so learn well the words of my song.

For when I am gone the singing will fade,

and the silence shall last long and long

The giant is a great mountain giant, they mention fire and that it is the last of them. When it is gone the silence will last long and long. We will all die because there will be nothing to stand up to the ice giants.

We have lost the greensight of the the forest for the trees.

Their gods were the gods of the forest, stream, and stone, the old gods whose names are secret. Their wise men were called greenseers, and carved strange faces in the weirwoods to keep watch on the woods. How long the children reigned here or where they came from, no man can know.
-A Game of Thrones – Bran VII

All of our focus on what worshiping weirwood trees, certainly weirwood trees are of the forest, even if we do not explore what forest vs tree means to following Old Gods, they are the gods of stream and stone too. Ironwood trees are also of the forest. We know nothing Northmen.

Why do I mention this after speaking of The Vale? This is the place with some of the oldest, proudest First Men families that worship the Old Gods… and not a single weirwood is to be found in all the Vale. What are First Men without a weirwood? What is the sound of one hand clapping?

We know nothing bookreaders.

Mad-Axe Revealed

Royce Vs Other by Andantonius

Royce Vs Other by Andantonius

Mad Axe was a member of the Night’s Watch. He is famous for murdering his fellow brothers at the Nightfort. According to the story, he took his boots off and prowled the halls of the Nightfort silently at night and murdered his brothers.

In the prologue there is a curious scene with Will and Waymar. Will stops on an impressive battle axe, Waymar orders him to move on, then Waymar is killed and then wighted. Shortly after the wighted unSer Waymar then kills Will. Will would then conceivably come back to life atop the axe, and that would be how he would claim it.

The only other special axes I can think of is the Valyrian steel axe of House Celtigar and Dagmer Cleftjaw of the Iron Islands. But none of them are brothers of the Night’s Watch to fit Mad-Axe’s profile. There is no one else I can think of now that fits Mad-Axe’s profile.

GRRM puts significant emphasis into an axe that nobody uses in the prologue. Why? Because I think this cruel piece of iron will become quite cruel in the next book.

“Some swords, a few bows. One man had an axe. Heavy-looking, double-bladed, a cruel piece of iron. It was on the ground beside him, right by his hand.”

A cruel piece of iron. Iron is not cruel, only once you butcher your brothers does it become cruel.

Will’s voice abandoned him. He groped for words that did not come. It was not possible. His eyes swept back and forth over the abandoned campsite, stopped on the axe. A huge double-bladed battle-axe, still lying where he had seen it last, untouched. A valuable weapon

A valuable weapon indeed Will. Your voice abandoned you but your inner voice just gave us a big clue.

With Will being the one to actually step on it, notice it, mention it twice, including when even his own voice fails him. I would guess it is Will that is Mad Axe. The biggest tell of all is that Will “stop”ed on the axe that would imply his boot is on it and Mad Axe took his boots off to sneak up on his former brothers. Maybe that is a hint about him taking his boot off the axe to pick it up.

There is steel as cruel  as one taken from a fallen foe. Now, rise foe, and become my brother once more.

It is said that Mad Axe had a red beard. The Royce’s I have noticed all either black whiskers or are grey. Not red, Will’s hair color is not mentioned, again giving the point to team unWill for being Mad-Axe. Unless having a red beard is a metaphor for all the blood on it, then all bets are off.

Update:  commenter “Onion King Beyond The Wall” seals the deal for unWill being Mad-Axe with this find:

Will had been a hunter before he joined the Night’s Watch. Well, a poacher in truth. Mallister freeriders had caught him red-handed in the Mallisters’ own woods, skinning one of the Mallisters’ own bucks, and it had been a choice of putting on the black or losing a hand. No one could move through the woods as silent as Will, and it had not taken the black brothers long to discover his talent.

Mad Axe may have three heads. There are two other contenders for the prophesy, Ser Illifer and Kurleket.

“Oh, wicked little imp,” Marillion said, shocked.

Kurleket drew his dirk, a vicious piece of black iron. “At your word, m’lady, I’ll toss his lying tongue at your feet.” His pig eyes were wet with excitement at the prospect.

-A Game of Thrones – Tyrion IV

“A true knight is the only shield a maiden needs,” declared Ser Creighton stoutly.

Ser Illifer paid him no mind. “A barefoot man looks for a boot, a chilly man a cloak. But who would cloak themselves in shame? Lord Lucas bore that bat, the Pander, and Manfryd o’ the Black Hood, his son. Why wear such arms, I ask myself, unless your own sin is fouler still . . . and fresher.”

He unsheathed his dagger, an ugly piece of cheap iron. “A woman freakish big and freakish strong who hides her own true colors. Creigh, behold the Maid o’ Tarth, who opened Renly’s royal throat for him.”

-A Feast for Crows – Brienne I

It would be fitting for unWill the Nights Watch brother in the prologue, to lead the first wave of attacks on the Night’s Watch.

Brace yourself. A cruel piece of iron is coming.

Brains will be chopped.

Lemony Lemongate: Daenerys and The Three Heads

lemon tree

Previously we explored how the three heads of the dragon are fire, ice and sea dragons.

But three is three, and there may be at least three more ways to look at this riddle.

In this post, we will explore how we know nothing and so does Daenerys. There may be three heads to ride the three kinds of dragons and how the red door of Daenerys’ dream is in Dorne; specifically Lemonwood, the seat of House Dalt.

According to iO9:

Theon Greyjoy actor Alfie Allen reveals he asked George R.R. Martin the answer to one of the saga’s biggest unsolved mysteries, and his answer certainly drops some potentially massive clues:

You know, I asked him about who Jon Snow’s real parents were, and he told me. I can’t say who, but I can tell you that it involves a bit of a Luke Skywalker situation.

The twin card has already been played and overplayed. But this being GRRM…

There is an Other.

jon other

Obi-Wan: “That boy is our last hope.”

Yoda: “No…”

Yoda by PhantomxLord

Yoda by PhantomxLord

Yoda: “…There is another.”

Daendrew says “an Other, there is.”

An other, and an other, and yet an Other.

Winter Roses by Nachan

Winter Roses by Nachan

Lyanna Stark may be the mother of three dragons.

3 “heads” of the dragon coming from her womb could surely have killed her.

Ned brought home Jon. There may be two more dragons that “hatched.”

My top candidates are Daenerys, Meera and Edric Dayne.

It may also be Val and (r)Aegon

Who else do you think they could be?

Meera

Howland whose wife is very suspiciously named Jyanna and no one would ever ever see her because no one can ever find Greywater Watch. Jyanna is a smishsmosh name combinging Jon and Lyanna. It also sounds like a fake name and she may be Ashara Dayne. Septa Lemore may also be Ashara Dayne. But not simultaneously. They both need to take turns being Ashara. Get in line, bub.

The given purpose of Howland’s daughter Meera was to protect the physically weak Jojen, but Jojen is no more. What is her character role up there with Bran after her sole purpose is lost. Bran in Hodors skin confessed that he is in love with Meera. Now look at Meera’s name, it means mirror. A twin image.

GRRM may have wanted to speed up the books 5 years so Bran and Meera could have IceBrandony FireDragony hatchlings together, creating anOther verse in the Song of Ice and Fire. They are cousins, the incest it gets far worse in ASOIAF.

My money is strongly on Meera being Jon’s twin.

Edrick Dayne

Ned supposedly killed his uncle in the period during which he was born yet they call him Ned? Something smells fish. It is not the Deep Ones. House Dayne is going to be uber-important. I have a related megatheory coming out about House Dayne and the Long Night called The Sword of Ice and Fire. Watch for that. Edrick may become Sword of The Morning.

House Stark may be a cadet branch of House Dayne. Stark at night, Bright as Dayne.. they are both two halves of the same coin. GRRM went to lengths to point out how Ned personally brought Dawn to Starfall (but not Ser Arthur’s bones… hmm)

rAegon

If fAegon is actually rAegon and son of Lyanna. That is far, far more interesting a story. We don’t give a damn about Blackfyres we don’t know or care about. But if he is the son of Rhaegar and Lyanna. That’s a big deal.

Val

Some have claimed Mance Rayder is really Rhaegar and Val is his daughter. Who knows. I am skeptical but keep my door slightly ajar to the possibilities. I have a very different idea on how “Mance Rhaegar” would have have dragon blood in him though. My next post coming out very shortly, hopefully today is my huge megatheory post, The Mystery Nights King.

Daenerys

The biggest clue Daenerys is Jon’s sibling is when she is in the House of the Undying they called her “child of three”

. . . mother of dragons . . . child of three . . .

Lemony Lemongate: Daenerys of Lemonwood

Dany only knows about her past from what Viscerys has told her. Nobody should trust anything Viscerys says about anything. There is a theory that it’s detractors hilariously call Lemongate. But I think has some serious merit to it. Dany remembers the house with a red door over and over. GRRM doesn’t repeat anything over and over unless there is a purpose to it. So hold your dragonchins up high my fellow conspirators. There is a vast dark-wing conspiracy about us. Dangerous lemons lurk around every corner.

Brace yourself… lemons are coming.

The house with the red door also has a lemontree. But GRRM has gone to length to repeat over and over that trees do not grow in Braavos. That is an incredibly bizarre thing to make up and add to the story. When GRRM makes these extreme statements or gestures that seem odd, like an entire country with the largest fleet of wood ships not having trees, it seems because the soil is somehow poisoned or otherwise magically affected (only death can pay for life).

A brilliant Westeros.org member “Frey Family Reunion” found where Dany’s house with the door may be. I think it has merit. My contribution was finding that right by that location where the Orphans of The Greenblood live is the seat of House Dalt which is named…. Lemonwood.

Curiously someone perceived as Quaithe sends Dany a message and tells her

No. You are the blood of the dragon. The whispering was growing fainter, as if Ser Jorah were falling farther behind. Dragons plant no trees. Remember that. Remember who you are, what you were made to be. Remember your words.

You know nothing Daenerys Stormborn.

Who are you Daenerys? Who are you really? Where are you from? What is the meaning of life? Why does anything exist in the universos in first place? Are we alone in the universos? Is space infinitely divisible or is there a limit?

Is this the real life? Is this just fantasy?

 

Fire, Ice and Sea: The Three Heads of The Dragon Revealed

Here are the three heads of the dragon:

The Fire Dragon “Head”

Forging the Iron Throne by LindseyBurcar

Forging the Iron Throne by LindseyBurcar Click the image to make it larger.

The Ice Dragon “Head”

Ice Dragon by theCoffeeDragon

Ice Dragon by theCoffeeDragon

The Sea Dragon “Head” (with a “Deep One”)

Sea Nymph and her pet Dragon by aerobicsalmon

Sea Nymph and her pet Dragon by aerobicsalmon

It is now known.

The dragon has three different kinds of heads because there are three different kinds of dragons.

The three “types” of heads of the dragon may be far more important than the riders of Dany’s three dragons. The fate of these three dragons, all of which have been introduced or mentioned several times in the series, will pay a big role in determining humanities fate on Planetos.

Winter is probably the name of the Stark ice dragon.

The Bloodstone Compendium

The blogger “Lucifer Means Lightbringer” consistently has very interesting insights and perspectives. I got the idea that the Hammerhorn of The Waters, which will be sounded by Daenerys to bring the Long Night, will hit the moon rather than just crashing onto Planetos directly from LmL.

lucifermeanslightbringer

Part 1:Astronomy Explains the Legends of Ice and Fire
Part 2: The Bloodstone Compendium

“Once there were two moons in the sky, but one wandered too close to the sun and cracked from the heat. A thousand thousand dragons poured forth, and drank the fire of the sun. That is why dragons breathe flame.”  (AGOT, Daenerys)

“‘Nissa Nissa’ he said to her, for that was her name, ‘bare your breast, and know that I love you best of all that is in this world.’ She did this thing, why I cannot say, and Azor Ahai thrust the smoking sword through her living heart. It is said that her cry of anguish and ecstasy left a crack across the face of the moon, but her blood and her soul and her strength and her courage all went into the steel. Such is the tale of the forging of Lightbringer…

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Brave Arya Stark: A Song To Make Us Weep

Arry by Kris-Kamikakushi

Arry by Kris-Kamikakushi

The Meaning of Brave Danny Flint: A Song To Make You Weep.

In Winterfell, during the wedding banquet held in honor of Ramsay Bolton being wed to fake “Arya Stark” (fArya), Lord Wyman Manderly requested a specific song. No, actually. He requested two specific songs. But that was a lie like his pies.

Both songs are the one and the same. Both songs he asked for are two verses from the Song of Ice and Fire.

But one of them, is far worse than even possible meaning of The Dornishman’s Wife.  When you know what this song means, it will make you weep.

Here is Lord Manderly at the fArya fWedding:

It was true. The Lord of White Harbor was the very picture of the jolly fat man, laughing and smiling, japing with the other lords and slapping them on the back, calling out to the musicians for this tune or that tune. “Give us ‘The Night That Ended,’ singer,” he bellowed. The bride will like that one, I know. Or sing to us of brave young Danny Flint and make us weep.”

Here is how Theon responded to Manderly’s statement:

To look at him, you would have thought that he was the one newly wed.

“He’s drunk,” said Theon. “Drowning his fears. He is craven to the bone, that one.”

Was he? Theon was not certain. His sons had been fat as well, but they had not shamed themselves in battle. “Ironborn will feast before a battle too. A last taste of life, should death await.”

– A Dance with Dragons, Chapter 37, The Prince of Winterfell

Here is what we know of the song of Brave Danny Flint.

The Nightfort had figured in some of Old Nan’s scariest stories. It was here that Night’s King had reigned, before his name was wiped from the memory of man. This was where the Rat Cook had served the Andal king his prince-and-bacon pie, where the seventy-nine sentinels stood their watch, where brave young Danny Flint had been raped and murdered.

– A Storm of Swords, Chapter 56, Bran IV

After the fWedding of fArya Stark, Jayne Pool, the girl impersonating Arya was brutally raped and tortured. This may have been terrible foreshadowing of something to come to real Arya.

“Did Mance ever sing of Brave Danny Flint?”

“Not as I recall. Who was he?”

“A girl who dressed up like a boy to take the black. Her song is sad and pretty. What happened to her wasn’t. In some versions of the song, her ghost still walked the Nightfort.

– A Dance with Dragons, Chapter 58, Jon XII

Unfortunately we have already seen a girl dressed up as a boy to take the black. Yoren cut “his” hair. Arya is a boy.

Yoren to Arya:

“Shut your mouth and close your eyes, boy.”

“Look at me. Yes, that’s the way of it, at me.” Sour wine perfumed his breath. “Remember, boy?”

“I’m taking men and boys from the city,” Yoren growled as the sharp steel scraped at her head. “Now you hold still, boy.” By the time he had finished, her scalp was nothing but tufts and stubble.

Closing your eyes, the smell of sour wine on another mans breath,.. commands to hold still. They are not forshadowing good things.

And here is the most devastating quote from Yoren that all (to me) but confirms Arya is Brave Arya Stark:

Afterward he told her that from there to Winterfell she’d be Arry the orphan boy. “Gate shouldn’t be hard, but the road’s another matter. You got a long way to go in bad company. I got thirty this time, men and boys all bound for the Wall, and don’t be thinking they’re like that bastard brother o’ yours.” He shook her.

Don’t think unJon is like your bastard brother Arya. He isn’t. Nor was he ever your bastard brother.

“Lord Eddard gave me pick o’ the dungeons, and I didn’t find no little lordlings down there. This lot, half o’ them would turn you over to the queen quick as spit for a pardon and maybe a few silvers. The other half’d do the same, only they’d rape you first.So you keep to yourself and make your water in the woods, alone. That’ll be the hardest part, the pissing, so don’t drink no more’n you need.”

Pissing is how she will be discovered, brought to the queen and raped.  In A Dance with Dragons Epilogue he hear “Boros Blount went so far as to say he had never seen the man use the privy. Why should he? Dead men do not shit.” And the dead unMan Dareon doesn’t piss either (more on that soon).

The trauma of the death of Ned and Yoren for some reason bringing Ja’qen (was “Yoren” a Faceless Man too and working with Ja’qen?) this turned young Arya Stark, Arya Horseface, Arya Underfoot, the Princess of Winterfell:

Arya by billconan

Arya by billconan

And turned her into Arry:

Arya by Aleximv

Arya by Aleximv

And after Arry came many other identities, each with increasing darkness in them. She became Lumpyface, Lumpyhead, Weasel, Nymeria, Nan, Squab, Salty, Cat of the Canals, Beth, The Blind Girl, The Ugly Little Girl, Mercedene and Mercythea. This is the road to becoming no one.

This is Arya’s road to becoming an angel of death. That is her prayer.

In the beginning of the series Arya set out to go north with Yoren, under the guise of joining the Nights Watch. But she never did. It just so happened, by sheer coincidence, not by any master plan for manipulation by The House of Black and White to usurp the incredible power of the Starks and their magic blood for their own purposes, that she meets no one named Jaqen H’ghar via Yoren and he takes her off the path of going north to The Wall. Or did he?

It is a long way north. And it will take us seven books and a good pair of boots for her to get there.

The journey to The Wall is made in a dead mans boots

(Hat tip: kissdbyfire)

Melissandre tells us that the strongest glamours are made of a dead man’s boots.

“The bones help,” said Melisandre. “The bones remember. The strongest glamors are built of such things. A dead man’s boots, a hank of hair, a bag of fingerbones. With whispered words and prayer, a man’s shadow can be drawn forth from such and draped about another like a cloak. The wearer’s essence does not change, only his seeming.”

AFfC, Cat of the Canals

A wearers essence not changing, only “his” seeming sounds exactly like the Faceless Men.

Arya just so happens to have the boots of a certain dead man. A dead man of the Nights Watch.

By the time Cat returned to Brusco’s house, an evening fog was gathering above the small canal. She put away her barrow, found Brusco in his counting room, and thumped her purse down on the table in front of him. She thumped the boots down too. Brusco gave the purse a pat. “Good. But what’s this?” “Boots.”

“Good boots are hard to find,” said Brusco, “but these are too small for my feet.” He picked one up to squint at it. “The moon will be black tonight,” she reminded him. “Best you pray, then.Brusco shoved the boots aside and poured out the coins to count them. “Valar dohaeris.”

Valar morghulis, she thought.

-A Feast for Crows – Cat Of The Canals

Valar morghulis, indeed.

The songs that will be sung for Brave Arya Stark, and the song Brave Danny Flint before it, is the song of a dead singer. But we weep not for him. We will weep for “no one.”

Arya took those “good boots” that will be her glamour to pose as the dead Dareon.

Here is Arya with the unKindly Man just before they took her eyesight, when she had to report three new things she learned:

“And the third thing?” This time she did not hesitate. “Dareon is dead. The black singer who was sleeping at the Happy Port. He was really a deserter from the Night’s Watch. Someone slit his throat and pushed him into a canal, but they kept his boots.”

“Good boots are hard to find.” Just so.

She tried to keep her face still. “Who could have done this thing, I wonder?” “Arya of House Stark.” She watched his eyes, his mouth, the muscles of his jaw. “That girl? I thought she had left Braavos. Who are you?” “No one.” “You lie.”

Notice the exact same phrase, “good boots are hard to find” is used by both Brusco and the unKindly Man. That is a huge GRRM-tell that something is happening here.

Brusco didn’t take the boots, but someone else did. Arya underfoot of House Stark did. Arya will go “back” to The Wall in a Dareon glamour, possibly posing as (a dead) Dareon wight. She will leave the Faceless Men after realizing they work for the true enemy of humanity and she will go on one last Faceless assassination mission…. to the Nightfort.

At the Nightfort will be no one she once knew. Jon Snow will no longer be the brother she once knew loved. Nights King Aemon unTargaryen will have taken his place and will sit at the throne of the Nights King. Under the guise of unDareon she will attempt to kill unJon the unBrother she once knew and loved. How the details of mission will ultimately transpire, only GRRM knows.

We do know one thing, Brave Danny Flint was not just murdered. she was raped. And the story of how actual Dareon got to The Wall may hold a clue as to how that might turn out, namely unspeakable horror

“How did [Dareon] come here?” Sam asked.

“Lord Rowan of Goldengrove found him in bed with his daughter. The girl was two years older, and Dareon swears she helped him through her window, but under her father’s eye she named it rape, so here he is.

When Maester Aemon heard him sing, he said his voice was honey poured over thunder. Jon smiled.

-A Game of Thrones – Jon IV

Dareon with his voice of honey poured over thunder is just like Brave Danny Flint whose song was “song is sad and pretty.” If Arya becomes Dareon, she would become Sweet Darry Flint.

Could it be that under her brothers eye, that Nights King (unJon?) calls for rape under his eye? Or worse, she is raped under the eye of her brother who does it himself? GRRM worships far crueler gods than you or I. She might not be killed by her brothers of the Nights Watch either, but possibly her brothers of the Faceless Men who could be working with Nights King and Team Bloodraven/Team Children of The Forrest. I would rather not speculate anymore on this. It’s just too horrible.

Please make note of the window comment above as it may be important. In both Dareon’s story and Jon Snow’s last talk with Arya there is talk of the window and movement of a man surrounding it.

This is Jon’s response to Arya after giving her Needle in AGOT:

Jon watched them leave, and Arya watched Jon. His face had grown as still as the pool at the heart of the godswood

The pool is a reference to being an Other and The IceBrandon, the unmoving dead/still/sleeping ice dragon inside the black pool of Winterfell. It echos Bran’s vision flying as the IceBrandon: “finally he looked north. He saw the Wall shining like blue crystal, and his bastard brother Jon sleeping alone in a cold bed, his skin growing pale and hard as the memory of all warmth fled from him.” All warmth includes both physical and metaphorical warmth.

Back to the scene above with Jon and Arya:

Finally [Jon] climbed down off the window.

“The show is done,” he said.

He bent to scratch Ghost behind the ears. The white wolf rose and rubbed against him. You had best run back to your room, little sister. Septa Mordane will surely be lurking.

The longer you hide, the sterner the penance. You’ll be sewing all through winter.

When the spring thaw comes, they will find your body with a needle still locked tight between your frozen fingers.”
-A Game of Thrones – Arya I

Again, just as Dareon climbed a window, I believe the forthcoming scene with Brave Arya Stark will also include a window. perhaps that is how unJon undies, by being pushed out of a window, perhaps with the help of the shade of the original Danny Flint who will finally come to rest once Arya takes her place. I suspect Needle will play a big part in his demise as well. Could a kingly unnan unnamed unJon  fall through through a window at the Nightfort? Could it be due to a blow from Needle somehow?

Arya will be killed. She may be brutally raped. And after it all of this, she will finally become who she thought she wanted to become; no one.

This ghost of no one will stand vigil at the Nightfort, until the Long Night falls again in this wheel of time that repeats.

The song of Brave Danny Flint is the song of Brave Arya Stark. They are both verses is the Song of Ice and Fire. There were two songs that are one were both sung at fake Arya’s wedding. Brave Danny Flint made Manderly weep. The other verse in the song is sung is called The Night That Ended. 

Bave Arya Stark will sacrifice her life to end the Long Night. Thanks to Brave Arya Stark, men will live to see the light and sing once more.

Arya’s name means song and this is the stuff of songs.

Her’s is a song to make us weep.

unOberyn Star-Eyes Martell

Oberyn Eyes

You stabbed him. You murdered him. Now say his name! SAY IT!

unOberyn Star-Eyes Martell.

Do you know of someone in the series that wields a spear or staff that has blades on both ends?

Symeon Star-Eyes fought with a long staff with blades at both ends and would spin it in his hands to chop down two men at once.

“Symeon Star-Eyes,” Luwin said as he marked numbers in a book. “When he lost his eyes, he put star sapphires in the empty sockets, or so the singers claim. Bran, that is only a story, like the tales of Florian the Fool. A fable from the Age of Heroes.” The maester tsked. “You must put these dreams aside, they will only break your heart.”

Bran’s dreams are real. But I doubt GRRM would introduce this man will a long staff or spear in the sixth or seventh book, 5 to 8 thousand pages into the story.

The most prominent spear-man and person with that kind of deadly ability is Oberyn Martell. And the show may have done more foreshadowing of this than much more subtle GRRM has.

Maybe a blade on both ends is not literal weapon but a metaphor.

If I die, you die. Oberyn won either way. Just like his match with Gregor, the two men Oberyn chopped down were both himself and his foe.

It was death on both ends because his dagger was poisoned. He wins even if he loses the match because Gregor “died” a far more gruesome death all; while getting Dorne riled up and ready to go to war.

If we have unGregor, wouldn’t it be fitting to have unOberyn?

unOberyn would unBe the fucking coolest sapphire eyed Other since… since…. well Symeon Star-Eyes from the previous Long Night.

unEyeballs

Isobel Harper found this great passage and wrote:

“Ask Jaremy Rykker how ineffective UnOberyn would be.  Oh wait… ”

The other wight, the one-handed thing that had once been a ranger named Jafer Flowers, had also been destroyed, cut near to pieces by a dozen swords … but not before it had slain Ser Jaremy Rykker and four other men.

Ser Jaremy had finished the job of hacking its head off, yet had died all the same when the headless corpse pulled his own dagger from its sheath and buried it in his bowels.

Strength and courage did not avail much against foemen who would not fall because they were already dead; even arms and armor offered small protection.

-A Game of Thrones, Jon VIII

And if he is Symeon Star-Eyes, the show shoved and exploded it in our faces.

 

Nymeria And Her 10,000 Wolves: The Puppies That Were Promised

Arya Stark and Nymeria by monsterling

Arya Stark and Nymeria by monsterling. An Android wallpaper of this painting is available for sale from the artist. I am not affiliated with them or make any money on it.

Arya’s wolf, Nymeria, in particular, will play an important role, according to a GRRM interview with Mashable.

“You know, I don’t like to give things away.” says Martin, a grin spreading across his face. “But you don’t hang a giant wolf pack on the wall unless you intend to use it.”

Arya will use them. She may use this giant pack of hot blooded ferocious wolves against…
Ice spiders.

Snow Spider by megaossa

Snow Spider by megaossa

As well as wights etc. too, but ice spiders are special because:

All Bran could think of was Old Nan’s story of the Others and the last hero, hounded through the white woods by dead men and spiders big as hounds.

-A Game of Thrones – Bran IV

They are the Other equivalent of our hounds. Everything Others have, men have. It all balances out, some things have the proportions flipped but on balance they are all the same. We have fire dragons, they have ice dragons, we have fire swords, they have ice swords. They have ice spiders as big as hounds and we have hounds as big as hounds.

Seven Hells… we even have The Hound and The Spider.

The (Ice) Spider and The Hound. Well.. almost. Via Erin Rebeçça of Pintrest.

The (Ice) Spider and The Hound. Well.. almost. Via Erin Rebeçça from Pintrest.

But these ice spiders may turn out to look look like armored spidercrabs,.. that also climb Walls.

“This crab is said to be the biggest crab in the whole world with about eight legs. It is found swimming in waters that are 150 to 800 meters deep. The crab has a leg span of 3.6 meters and can be found on the southern coasts of the Japanese Island Honshu. The Japanese Spider Crab is said to be able to live around a hundred years and they usually feed of animal carcasses and plants.” Image and text from Listicles

They are hyyyyyyuuuuuuuge.

Here are the proportions of real Japanese Spider Crabs to humans. What GRRM can dream up can be much worse.

A comparison of arthropod size in relation to humans from the Japanese spider crab which is 4m across to the buff-tailed bumblebee, a mere 17mm long. Text and image via Infographic on Pinterest. I can't find the original creator to credit them.

A comparison of arthropod size in relation to humans from the Japanese spider crab which is 4m across to the buff-tailed bumblebee, a mere 17mm long.
Text and image from BBC

Brace yourself. Crabcakes are coming.


But in all seriousness, I do imagine it to be a very very sad and touching battle. Nymeria may not make it through the end. Every time I get to the part of Lady dying, I always complain about my allergies.

So. Many. Allergies.

The Nymeria of the Rhoyne burned her 10,000 ships because Westeros is home. Nymeria may similarly “burn” her pack of “10,000” wolves, sacrificing their lives because Westeros is their home. Westeros is the home of people and beings with heat running through their veins and sunshine on their faces. It will not be the home of the ice spiders. Not while Nymeria, with Arya guiding her, have any say in the matter.

But she won’t die before fulfilling one specific thing from GRRM’s original outline. The love affair between Arya and Jon. Consummated via Nymeria and Ghost.

Brace yourself. Stark direwolf puppies are coming.

The puppies that will howl the song of ice and fire. They are The Puppies That Were Promised. As well as the wolfcest that was promised.

I think the ice spiders and Nymerias pack will be the hellhounds fighting that Symeon Star-Eyes saw.

The direwolves will outlast us all, but their time will come as well. In the world that men have made, there is no room for them, or us.” Leaf tells Bran.

The last book, currently titled A Dream of Spring was supposed to be called A Time for Wolves. This wolf battle with the Ice Spiders may have been the time he meant. This being GRRM, it means it was the time for them to die. **shakes fist in air**

*sigh*

And while you are still braced from four sentences ago… look at what Jon said when he found Ghost in the very beginning of A Game of Thrones in Bran I. Red colored capitalization is added for emphasis.

“He must have crawled away from the Others,” Jon said.

“For The Night”

Candle by Anthony0857

Candle by Anthony0857

The Candle of Lies and Death

A single candle in the wrong hands can mean death.

This article comes to a shocking conclusion on what happened during the killing of Jon Snow “for the Watch.” It may have been someone else entirely that did it. “Not me, it was not me.” may very well be the honest truth.

The two people that did it said “for the Watch” but it should have been “for the Night.”

Preface: how to read GRRM tea-leaves:

When GRRM writes a minor characters, or simply mention someone and then something ridiculously extreme and horrible happens to them, take note. It is a big clue. A GRRM-tell. He may very well be talking about major character arcs and plot points that will be very relevant and uses those minor characters to tell you the truth about them that he doesn’t do directly..

We will first explore relevant 3 examples of reading GRRM-leaves those and then we will get to reason behind and then the enormous catastrophic effect that will surround Jon’s death.

Jon’s death was not a murder. it was not an insurrection or rebellion. it was a sacrifice.

Jon’s death wasn’t even a sacrifice made by the Watch.

But before we get into explaining what how and why of that statement  we need to first build up to it by understanding of how GRRM uses a specific kind of foreshadowing technique, because if you are not attuned to how subtly he does this, you would miss what he is trying to reveal, and the things I will tell you will not make sense and I will get charming love letters in the comments section.

All of these examples will culminate in using this foreshadowing prism to better understand the context of Jon’s death, “for the Night.”


In The True Purpose of Duskendale: The Night’s Queen, we explored Lady Serala, Lord Darklyn’s wife.

Lady Serala, played some part [In the defiance of Duskendale]. Her detractors blame her entirely for what transpired; the Lace Serpent, as they name her, poisoned Lord Darklyn against his king with her pillow talk. Her defenders insist that the folly lay with Lord Denys himself;

his wife is hated simply because she was a woman of foreign birth who prayed to gods alien to Westeros.

The Lace Serpent was burned alive, poor woman, though her tongue was torn out first, and her female parts, with which it was said that she had enslaved her lord.

As to Lady Serala, hers was a crueler death. Aerys had the Lace Serpent’s tongue and her womanly parts torn out before she was burned alive (yet her enemies say that she should have suffered more and worse for the ruin she brought down upon the town).

What other kind of “women” do you burn alive to kill? The Night’s Queen.

It was said of The Night’s King that:

“a woman was his downfall… and when he gave his seed to her he gave his soul as well.”

Here GRRM is telling us that what we have been told about The Nights King and Queen are not true. Darklyn’s “wife is hated simply because she was a woman of foreign birth who prayed to gods alien to Westeros.” That also describes the Night’s Queen. This tells us, that even if she may or may not have taken his “seed” (can be metaphorical not just sperm) and if she did take his soul, she was not the one to control it. The person behind her ruby probably did. Bloodraven.

Moral of the story: things said and written are not necessarily true. Almost everything written about the Age of Heroes is wrong and are literary misdirection so he can shock us when they are revealed.

“My words lied. My eyes and my arm shouted out the truth,but you were not seeing.” -Syrio Forel.


This article below is essential to understanding this theory. You need to click the link below, read it, and come back after you finish. This post will not make sense otherwise.

The Hooded Man of Winterfell Revealed

Click the above link and come back you’ve finished it.

It’s ok… I can wait.

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R’hllor and The Lord of Light Revealed

Eye of Fire by FallingToPieces

Eye of Fire by FallingToPieces

R’hllor and The Lord of Light are not one and the same.

Melissandre looked into her flames:

A face took shape within the hearth. Stannis? she thought, for just a moment … but no, these were not his features. A wooden face, corpse white. Was this the enemy? A thousand red eyes floated in the rising flames. He sees me. Beside him, a boy with a wolf’s face threw back his head and howled.

The red priestess shuddered. Blood trickled down her thigh, black and smoking. The fire was inside her, an agony, an ecstasy, filling her, searing her, transforming her. Shimmers of heat traced patterns on her skin, insistent as a lover’s hand.

Strange voices called to her from days long past. “Melony,” she heard a woman cry. A man’s voice called, “Lot Seven.” She was weeping, and her tears were flame. And still she drank it in.

-A Dance with Dragons – Melisandre I

Her gut reaction was right this was the enemy. Bloodraven is The Bloodfather, He may even literally be Melissandre’s bloodfather as has biological father with Shiera Seastar.

But it is all far worse than that.

She was stronger at the Wall, stronger even than in Asshai. Her every word and gesture was more potent, and she could do things that she had never done before. Such shadows as I bring forth here will be terrible, and no creature of the dark will stand before them. With such sorceries at her command, she should soon have no more need of the feeble tricks of alchemists and pyromancers.

-A Dance with Dragons – Melisandre I

The reason her power was stronger at The Wall is because she is closer to “R’hllor”.

Here sits “R’hllor”