The Citadel

The Archive of 'A Song of Ice and Fire' Lore

  • An exhaustive compilation of thematic notes, arranged in a hierarchical structure. Contains direct spoilers for pre-book history and indirect spoilers through the facts noted down for events in the books.
    Roses (I: 34) Blackberries (I: 65) In the Neck, purple flowers named poison kisses, which cause rashes if they touch skin (I: 118) Lilacs (I: 146) Turnips (I: 208) Melons (I: 211) Nightshade (I: 211) Moonblooms (I: 211) Smokeberry vines (I: 214) Dark red blooms of dragon's breath (I:…
  • A compilation of Frequently Asked Questions, with some quite lengthy, essay-like answers to common discussion-topics. Contains spoilers.
    Who is the Harpy?


  • Graphical representations of almost all known banners as well as info files for houses and individuals. Contains minor spoilers in the actual listings of Houses, while major spoilers are placed in specially marked files except when it concerns banners belonging to individuals: these files may contain major spoilers right off
    King Joffrey Baratheon

    King Joffrey’s personal banner displays both of his lineages, and it is notable that in many cases the lion of Lannister takes precedence in his garb than the stag of Baratheon.

  • A compilation of prophecies, visions and dreams which appear to reveal something about the future. Contains spoilers, as we note when we believe a prophecy has been fulfilled.
    I: 192 - Burned by the Dragon

    Yet when she slept that night, she dreamt a dragon dream again. Viserys was not in it this time. There was only her and the dragon. Its scales were black as night, wet and slick with blood. Her blood, Dany sensed. Its eyes were pools of molten magma, and when it opened its mouth, the flame came…

  • A comphrehensive collection of fan correspondance with George R.R. Martin. Also included are interviews and chats as well as reports from conventions, signings, etc. May contain spoilers even for as of yet unreleased books.
    A Storm of Swords Completed

    You cannot imagine how much it thrills me to be able to tell you all that A STORM OF SWORDS is finally finished.

    The manuscript is being xeroxed at Kinko's even as I type, and should be winging its way to my various editors, publishers, and agents by tomorrow.

    I do feel as though as I have given…