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  • A compilation of Frequently Asked Questions, with some quite lengthy, essay-like answers to common discussion-topics. Contains spoilers.
    How does Mr. Martin feel about A Song of Ice and Fire MUDs or MUSHes?

    Mr. Martin does not approve of people starting A Song of Ice and Fire MUDs or MUSHes without first obtaining permission from him to do so. Currently only one such game is approved: Blood of Dragons MUSH. Excerpts from relevant e-mails regarding the approval can be found at the Blood of Dragons MUSH...

  • 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.
    Dromen & Demonen Chat

    [Note: The following chat is made available through the Internet Archive.]

    http://web.archive.org/web/20060426235948/http://www.dromen-demonen.nl/luitingh_htdocs/transmartin.html

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.
    Greyjoy’s Rebellion
    Balon Greyjoy's rebellion took place nine years before the start of the first book. It was the last time Eddard Stark and Robert Baratheon had seen each other (I: 33) Balon Greyjoy proclaimed himself King of the Iron Isles (I: 33) Greyjoy's stronghold fell to the forces of the Seven Kingdoms, and...
  • 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.
    Westeros (Colour)
  • 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 Grafton

    Gulltown is located on a sheltered harbor on the coast of the Vale of Arryn, southeast of the Eyrie and near to the beginning of the Bay of Crabs. There is a song about riding to see a fair maid there.

  • 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.
    IV: 540-541 - Maggy the Frog’s Prophecy

    "When will I wed the prince?" she asked. "Never. You will wed the king."

    Maggy the Frog clearly predicted that Cersei would marry Robert, not Rhaegar or any other Targaryen.

    ... "I will be queen, though?" asked the younger her.
    "Aye." Malice gleamed in Maggys yellow eyes. "Queen you shall be ....