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.
    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.
    What is the Brotherhood without Banners?

    The Brotherhood without Banners fanclub, named after Lord Beric’s merry band, is the nascent fan organization that has helped bring about such events such as a number of great parties during European and North American conventions. The BwB can always be found at the Brotherhood without Banners…

  • 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 Shepherd

    The Shepherds are considered a humble house with little prestige. No member of this house has yet appeared, though a Qarl Shepherd has been mentioned, as well as an ironborn reavers called Ralf the Shepherd and the Black Shepherd who may be of the house.

  • 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: 559-561 - Wolf Dreams

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

    Jon dreams of the direwolves, and realizes that one of the female wolves is dead. Then he hears a voice behind him, a silent shout or whisper, and he looks around, searching for a lean grey shape. He sees a sapling weirwood rapidly growing from…

  • 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.
    Comic-Con (New York City, NY; February 23-25)

    [Note: The following is a response from Parris, George's partner, regarding the Comic-Con reports which seemed to believe the pilot was greenlit.]

    I hate to have to tell you this, but the reports coming out of ComicCon that the pilot for HBO's GEORGE RR MARTIN'S 'A SONG OF ICE & FIRE: A GAME OF…