The Citadel

The Archive of 'A Song of Ice and Fire' Lore

  • 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.
    Ancestors and History
    The Tyrells were stewards to the Kings of the Reach, whose realm included the plains of the southwest from the Dornish marches and Blackwater Rush to the shores of the Sunset Sea (I: 686) Through the female line, the Tyrells claim descent from Garth Greenhand the gardener king of the First Men (I:...
  • A compilation of Frequently Asked Questions, with some quite lengthy, essay-like answers to common discussion-topics. Contains spoilers.
    What happened when during Robert’s Rebellion?

    Robert’s Rebellion, also known as the War of the Usurper (SSC), was sparked by the apparent abduction of Lyanna Stark by Prince Rhaegar Targaryen (I: 36, II: 582). However, the roots of the rebellion were first planted at the tournament at Harrenhal in the year of the false spring when Eddard Stark...

  • 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 Mallister

    Seagard is a strong castle north of Riverrun on Ironman’s Bay, near the Cape of Eagles, that was built to watch the sea for the approach of ironborn reavers. The Booming Tower is named for the great bronze bell within which was used to call in the townsfolk and farmers to the safety of the castle....

  • 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: 59 - Daggers in the Dark

    You are wrong. I have dreamed of your Wall, Jon Snow. Great was the lore that raised it, and great the spells locked beneath its ice. We walk beneath one of the hinges of the world." Melisandre gazed up at it, her breath a warm moist cloud in the air. "This is my place as it is yours, and soon...

  • 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.
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