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.
    Bannerhouses
    House Celtigar of Claw Isle (I: 677. II: 718) House Velaryon of Driftmark (I: 677. II: 600) House Seaworth (I: 677) House Bar Emmon of Sharp Point (I: 677. II: 718) House Sunglass of Sweeport Sound (I: 677. II: 718) House Hayford (II: 30. III: 49. IV: 396) House Hollard was an ancient and noble…
  • A compilation of Frequently Asked Questions, with some quite lengthy, essay-like answers to common discussion-topics. Contains spoilers.
    How many books will there be and what are their names?

    In its initial conception, Mr. Martin supposed it would be a trilogy, but part way through A Game of Thrones he decided it’d have to be four books. While working on A Clash of Kings, he came to realize that the story would require at least six novels, and for a long time he stuck to this. However,…

  • 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 Cave

    The Caves are one of the houses of Crackclaw Point, and so consider themselves vassals direct to the Iron Throne (and, perhaps, to House Targaryen even now). The only member to be mentioned is a Cave who served in the Kingsguard.

  • 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: 651 - Regarding Patchface

    Melisandre’s face darkened. "That creature is dangerous. Many a time I have glimpsed him in my flames. Sometimes there are skulls about him, and his lips are red with blood."

    The skulls, featured in others of Melisandre's visions regarding Jon Snow, appear to relate to death. The lips red with…

  • 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.
    Canadian Signing Tour (Toronto)

    Another addition as well. In Toronto when George answered the "Who is the most underrated character?" question he pronounced Catelyn's name quite differently than I've heard others saying before. George said it as Kat-el-in *steals Ran's phonetics*