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.
    Was Balon Greyjoy murdered?

    The overly-coincidental arrival of his brother Euron Crow’s Eye (III: 524) suggests that there is more than meets the eye to Balon’s death. The Ghost of High Heart revealed this prophetic vision which seems to have some bearing: “I dreamt of a man without a face, waiting on a bridge that swayed and...

  • 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)

    [Note: The question being asked is whether there is anything that fans can do to improve the odds of HBO putting the proposed "A Song of Ice and Fire" series into production.]

    For what it's worth, I asked George your question on the Friday night, Ran. He said that at this point it's up to the...

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 Nine Free Cities
    The Free Cities name the Seven Kingdoms Westeros and the Sunset Kingdoms (I: 24) Magisters, archons, and merchant princes rule the Free Cities (I: 25) The Dothraki are always carefully dealt with by the Free Cities, given gifts of all manner and manses to keep them from attacking (I: 28) Unsullied...
  • 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.
    Greyjoy (Black)
  • 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 Blacktyde

    Blacktyde is one of the Iron Islands. No member of the house has appeared yet.

  • 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: 426 - To Go North…

    "To go north, you must go south. To reach the west, you must go east. To go forward you must go back, and to touch the light you must pass beneath the shadow." Asshai, Dany thought. She would have me go to Asshai. "Will the Asshai'i give me an army?" she demanded. "Will there be gold for me in...