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  • A compilation of Frequently Asked Questions, with some quite lengthy, essay-like answers to common discussion-topics. Contains spoilers.
    Who were the men Arya saw beneath the Red Keep?

    GRRM has confirmed that it was Varys and Illyrio (SSC).

  • 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.
    Lady Olenna and the Tyrells at the Blackwater

    Who was the Queen of Thorns betrothed to? Her age is kind of indeterminate, but if she's 85, I figure it could be Aerion Targaryen himself. Her comment about him is what makes me think that. On the other hand, if she's younger, I suppose it was one of Egg's sons.

    She's not that old. Remember,...

Setting & Story

  • 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.
    Trade and Resources
    Many fruits are grown in the Reach such as melons, fireplums, peaches, apples, and grapes. It's the most fertile area in the Seven Kingdoms (I: 34, etc. SSM: 1) Oldtown woodharps are desirable (II: 127) The Arbor is said to make the finest of wines, from dry fruity reds to a rich golden vintage...
  • A gallery of A Song of Ice and Fire fan art, scans of the various maps from the books, speculative maps made by fans and scans of the heraldic images from the appendices. Contains spoilers as some of the fan art depicts specific scenes.
    King’s Landing
  • 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 Myre

    Harlaw is one of the isles of the Iron Islands. The arms of the house refer to an occasion where ten men were hanged in the same day. The Mryes and the Kennings were once fierce rivals of the Harlaws, but they were eventually beaten down to vassals. The only member of the house to appear is...

  • 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: 831-832 - An Ironman’s Worth

    The black priest bowed his head. "There is no need. The Lord of Light has shown me your worth, lord Captain. Every night in my fires I glimpse the glory that awaits you."

    This sounds rather ominous, doesn't it? Given what follows shortly after, it seems fair to say that Victarion's glory is not...