The Last Goodbye

“Samwell Tarly” -Blog of Thrones

The Last Goodbye by Billie Boyd

I saw the light fade from the sky
On the wind I heard a sigh
As the snowflakes cover
My fallen brothers
I will say this last goodbye

Night is now falling
So ends this day
The road is now calling
And I must away

Over hill and under tree
Through lands where never light has shone
By silver streams that run down to the sea

Under cloud, beneath the stars
Over snow and winter’s morn
I turn at last to paths that lead home

And though where the road then takes me,
I cannot tell
We came all this way
But now comes the day
To bid you farewell

Many places I have been
Many sorrows I have seen
But I don’t regret
Nor will I forget
All who took that road with me

Night is now falling
So ends this day
The road is now calling
And I must away

Over hill, and under tree
Through lands where never light has shone
By silver streams that run down to the sea

To these memories I will hold
With your blessing I will go
To turn at last to paths that lead home

And though where the road then takes me,
I cannot tell
We came all this way
But now comes the day
To bid you farewell

I bid you all a very fond farewell.

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So Long Night… Winter Is Birthing

IceDragon by xDeathwingx

IceDragon by xDeathwingx

I am taking a break from posting theories as I go into the theory-blogging sunless sea to float serenely at peace atop black waters that knew no troll.

For how long? A night, day, a year? Time that is beyond time? Daendrew could not say.

But before I go. I bequeath my readers this IceBrandon primer and a show-nugget with a clip with the biggest clues that IceBrandon is coming after the primer below.

The IceBrandon Theory Primer

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The producers of Game of Thrones have been very subtly hinting of the ice dragon to come. They had a CGI flying dragon in the background in the Hardhome episode. That is very expensive to produce and would not be thrown out like that willy nilly.

Keep your eyes in this red region below to see the shadow dragon flying behind the clouds. It’s very subtle.

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Before I say “so Long Night…”

Here is the biggest clue and my parting gift.

The biggest hint for those with the eyes to see or the spring fevre dream to believe, is found in the opening scene of the season five finale.

This is the opening of the episode immediately following Shireen being sacrificed. This sacrifice traumatized us all and left purpose of her death fresh in our memory. The first thing Melisande looks at are icicles… and then Melisandre gives a very eerie smile and walks out.

Stannis was never her champion, it was through him, through his blood sacrifices that the champion of ice is born. In front of her is a puddle of black water. She walked into a black pool. She didn’t just casually step into the black puddle, they did a dramatic close up of it.

GRRM has mentioned many, many times that the black water is incredibly still and unmoving. So moments of unstill black waters, such as when Osha went into it are a big deal.

At the heart of the godswood, the great white weirwood brooded over its reflection in the black pool, its leaves rustling in a chill wind. When it felt Bran watching, it lifted its eyes from the still waters and stared back at him knowingly.

-A Game of Thrones – Bran III

 

The godswood was an island of peace in the sea of chaos that Winterfell had become. Hodor made his way through the dense stands of oak and ironwood and sentinels, to the still pool beside the heart tree.
-A Game of Thrones – Bran VI

 

Jon watched them leave, and Arya watched Jon. His face had grown as still as the pool at the heart of the godswood.
-A Game of Thrones – Arya I

 

With iceicles at hand, and the still black pool now unstill, her work there was done. Melisandre got the hell out of Dodge and rode to The Wall as fast as she possibly could. She went to Jon, who upon her arrival curiously died that night.

In the books Jon announced that Stannis is dead and Melisandre quickly leaves the room. I think that Shireen may have been sacrificed off-book screen and that paid for the Nightwalker’s glass candle magic.

Stannis was never her champion, it is through him and his blood and the Baratheon sacrifices and the help of Bran via Bloodraven that she could wake her dragon… the ice dragon Winter, the stone dragon made of ice.

 

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Shireen is sacrificed. Jon is sacrificed. The still black pool is unstill.

Brace yourself… Winter is birthing.

The Hero’s Journey Begins At The Darkest Point 

...dark forest... by BaxiaArt

…dark forest… by BaxiaArt

“You enter the forest
at the darkest point,
where there is no path.

Where there is a way or path,
it is someone else’s path.

You are not on your own path.

If you follow someone else’s way,
you are not going to realize
your potential.”


“A bit of advice
Given to a young Native American
At the time of his initiation:
As you go the way of life,
You will see a great chasm. Jump.
It is not as wide as you think.”


“I don’t believe people are looking for the meaning of life as much as they are looking for the experience of being alive.”

― Joseph Campbell, The Joseph Campbell Companion

The song of songs sings of the jump. It’s not as wide as you think.

Jump.

Brandon Ice Eyes

You Will Fly by ertacaltinoz

You Will Fly by ertacaltinoz

I have seen this ad on my facebook feed several times, but never noticed the icemungous ice dragon with the blue eye looking back at Bran until now.

This poster looked so professionally made, that I was sure it was from HBO. But no, I went HBO sites and social media and was surprised not to find it anywhere. It is a work of fan art made by someone under the name ertacaltinoz on deviantart.com

But Winter the ice dragon is coming soon enough. The IceBrandon is coming.