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.
    Magic in Westeros
    Daeron Targaryen, son of Prince Maekar, had dreams that came true (THK: 513) There are hedge wizards who claim to be able to foretell how the seasons will come (II: 189) A three-eyed crow might be a magical representation of a person skilled in magic of some sort (II: 320-321) A magician may find…
  • A compilation of Frequently Asked Questions, with some quite lengthy, essay-like answers to common discussion-topics. Contains spoilers.
    Who were the men Arya saw beneath the Red Keep?

    GRRM has confirmed that it was Varys and Illyrio (SSC).

  • 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 Tyrell

    Highgarden is an ancient seat of rule and the heart of chivalry in the Seven Kingdoms. Harlen Tyrell, hereditary high steward of the Reach, was granted Highgarden and dominion of the Reach by Aegon upon the death of King Mern at the Field of Fire. The Tyrells claim descent from the gardener king of…

  • 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: 382 - The Sea

    "It is the sea that comes." "The sea?" "I dreamed that the sea was lapping all around Winterfell. I saw the black waves crashing against the gates and towers, and then the salt water came flowing over the walls and filled the castle. Drowned men were floating in the yard. When I first dreamed…

  • 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.
    Size of Westeros

    [How big is Westeros? Is it the size of Europe, or even larger?]

    I have deliberately tried to be vague about such things, so I don't have obsessive fans with rulers measuring distances on the map and telling me Ned couldn't get from X to Y in the time I say he did.

    However, if you really must…