The Citadel

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

  • In-depth articles on a variety of topics.
  • 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.
    House Payne (I: 393) Tywin Lannister commands an army of 20,000 men, said to be even larger than that of his son Jaime (I: 507) House Brax of Hornvale (I: 509, 571. III: 432) House Prester. Their sigil is a bull or ox (I: 509. IV: 662) House Crakehall of Crakehall (I: 509. III: 795) House Marbrand…
  • A compilation of Frequently Asked Questions, with some quite lengthy, essay-like answers to common discussion-topics. Contains spoilers.
    Is Brienne dead?

    Opinion is somewhat mixed about this, although the belief that she will survive her encounter with "Lady Stoneheart" seems more common. The key matter is just what the word she shouts is. There are those who think she merely shouts the name Jaime out a last time before dying, but another word…

  • 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
    House Fowler

    The only members of the house to be mentioned are Lord Franklyn Fowler, called the Old Hawk, and the twin sisters Jeyne and Jennelyn. Lord Fowler is styled Warden of the Prince’s Pass.  Their motto is, “Let Me Soar.”

  • 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.
    V: 436 - Dragons Old and Young

    "Dragons," Moqorro said in the Common Tongue of Westeros... "Dragons old and young, true and false, bright and dark. And you. A small man with a big shadow, snarling in the midst of all."

    From the rest of the conversation, the "small man" is indeed supposed to be Tyrion, and this surely means…

  • 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.
    io9 Interview