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.
    Are Targaryens immune to fire?

    GRRM has firmly stated that what happened with Daenerys at the end of A Game of Thrones was a unique event (SSL. EHC). That said, in A Dance with Dragons, it does seem that Daenerys has at least some supernatural protection from fire. While her hands are burned and blistered and her hair burned...

  • 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. Interview

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.
    Rough-coated, small garrons are used by the Night's Watch (I: 2, etc.) Knights use heavy destriers (I: 2, etc.) Sables (I: 2) Bears (I: 30) Sparrows (I: 68) There are wild aurochs in the lands north of the Trident (I: 102, 116) Lizard-lions (alligators or crocodiles) live in the deep swamps and...
  • 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.
    Rhaegar’s Death
  • 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 Bracken

    The Brackens are one of the chief houses of the riverlands. The Brackens have been feuding with the Blackwoods for nearly a hundred years after Lord Quentyn Blackwood was killed during a melee by Ser Otho Bracken, called the Brute of Bracken. Lord Jonos Bracken currently rules 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.
    III: 289 - Azor Ahai

    "When the red star bleeds and the darkness gathers, Azor Ahai shall be born again amidst smoke and salt."

    The red star would be the comet, and the Others and the coming winter would be the darkness, like that of the Long Night. In her own interpretation of this prophecy, Melisandre claims that...