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.
    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.
    C2E2 Fan Dinner

    Just got back from dinner. Had a great time. Being able to talk to two published authors (Wild Card author Mary Anne Mohanraj also joined us) was rather spellbinding. They had some great publishing stories and we talked alot about other books and authors we all liked. So there wasn't too much...

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.
    The Royces of Runestone and the Gates of the Moon
    Lord Royce wears bronze armor, reputedly thousands of years old, worked with runes that are supposed to ward him from harm (I: 246) The junior branch of the Royces has existed for at least some sixty years (III: 520) The Gates of the Moon were raised by the Arryns when they wore the Falcon Crown...
  • 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.
    Khal Drogo
  • 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 Borrell

    Sweetsister is probably one of the Three Sisters, a trio of islands in the bay called the Bite. Lord Borrell is styled Shield of Sisteron, Master of Breakwater Castle, and Keeper of the Night Lamp.

  • 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: 628-630 - The Red Door

    This is a summary, rather than a quote from the book.

    Dany sees the red door of her favorite home in Braavos, and then she is making love to Drogo beneath a daylight sky full of stars before great wings sweep overheard. The stars disappear and the world is enveloped in flame. Next she sees Ser...