The Citadel: The 'A Song of Ice and Fire' Archive

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  • A compilation of Frequently Asked Questions, with some quite lengthy, essay-like answers to common discussion-topics. Contains spoilers.
    Who is the three-eyed crow?

    First introduced in A Game of Thrones, the three-eyed crow has been a mysterious figure who opened Bran’s “third eye” to magic, and began him on a path that has led him from Winterfell to the lands beyond the Wall. When we are finally introduced to him, the first and most surprising thing we learn...

  • 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.
    Geek-Ray Vision

    [Note: This contains a spoiler for A Dance with Dragons, namely the identity of the new point-of-view character.]

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.
    Other Peoples
    The east has many strange foods; tree eggs, locust pies, and green noodles among them (I: 490) The Jogos Nhai live in an area where there are great grey elephants and striped black-and-white horses (zebras) (I: 490) Dark solemn Asshai'i (I: 490) Tall pale Qartheen (I: 490) Bright-eyed men of Yi Ti...
  • 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.
    Direwolf Pups
  • 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 Lothston

    The fifth house to rule Harrenhal after Aegon’s Conquest, the Lothston line was ended within living memory as an old smith, Ben Blackthumb, worked in the forges for Lord Lothston when he was a boy. The Lothstons recieved the lordship after the ending of the Strong line, and when their own line...

  • 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: 635 - Mirri Maz Duur’s Prophecy

    P. 635

    "When the sun rises in the west and sets in the east," said Mirri Maz Duur. "When the seas go dry and mountains blow in the wind like leaves. When your womb quickens again, and you bear a living child. Then he will return, and not before."

    This might be a real prophecy, or it may simply be...