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.
    Where is Rickon?

    Although it is not explicitly said in the text of A Dance with Dragons, the fact that Davos’s skills as a sailor are needed makes it plain it’s somewhere accessible by sea. More importantly, Davos’s reaction to learning where—he considers asking to be imprisoned again—and the statement that it’s a...

  • 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.
    Mysterious Galaxy Signing (San Diego, CA)

    [Note: This remark expands slightly on this report from the same event.]

    He did say "I have this (after he read the prologue) and about 1400 other pages".

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.
    Creatures
    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.
    Essos 02
  • 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 Lynderly

    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: 005 - The Shadows

    "The shadows come to dance, my lord, dance my lord, dance my lord," he sang, hopping from one foot to the other and back again. "The shadows come to stay, my lord, stay my lord, stay my lord."

    Prophecy, or mad ramblings? It certainly seems like Patchface knows something about Melisandre and her...