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

Questions & Answers

  • A compilation of Frequently Asked Questions, with some quite lengthy, essay-like answers to common discussion-topics. Contains spoilers.
    What happened to the three missing Freys?

    The issue of the disappearance of Rhaegar, Symond, and Ser Jared Frey causes increasing hostility between their former hosts at White Harbor, the Manderlys, and the Freys that follow Roose Bolton into the North. The three Freys served as envoys to White Harbor, arranging marriages and ensuring the...

  • 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.
    Boskone 44 (Boston, MA; February 16-18)

    I might as well add that it looks like GRRM has a good bit left to write. He is still suggesting that he might add other POVs from aFfC into aDwD but it still depends on how big aDwD will be without these chapters. Since he isn't sure as of now, he clearly has a good few chapters to write. He is...

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.
    Religion
    Vaes Dothrak is the heart of the Dothraki sea and culture (I: 26, etc.) When a khal marries, he most present his new bride to the dosh khaleen at Vaes Dothrak (I: 83) The Dothraki believe that the moon is a goddess, wife to the sun (I: 198) It is death to draw a blade in Vaes Dothrak (I: 296) Only...
  • 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.
    Joffrey (White)
  • 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 Royce

    The Royces of The Gates of the Moon, the first and greatest of the waycastles which guard the dangerous path up to the Eyrie high above the Vale, are a cadet branch of the Royces of Runestone. They are descended from the First Men who once populated the Vale, although no doubt they have since been...

  • 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.
    II: 515 - Mother of Dragons

    . . . the shape of shadows . . . morrows not yet made . . . drink from the cup of ice . . . drink from the cup of fire . . .

    This ties in well with Rhaegar's "song of ice and fire", as well as the overall series title which Martin has indicated as containing several meanings.

    . . . mother of...