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.
    Volantis
    Sweet red wines from Volantis (I: 492) It is the fashion to tattoo the faces of slaves and servants. A fool might be patterned in tattooed motley from neck to scalp (II: 6) Volantis touches the sea (III: 113) Volantene glass is valuable (III: 408) Volantene sellswords cover themselves with fierce…
  • A compilation of Frequently Asked Questions, with some quite lengthy, essay-like answers to common discussion-topics. Contains spoilers.
    Who killed Joffrey?

    It seems clear, from Littlefinger’s discussion with Sansa (III: 767-769), that he arranged for the poison to be secreted in the hairnet he had Dontos bring to her for a third party to pick up and drop into Joffrey’s drink at an opportune time. In general various Tyrells are blamed for the attempt.…

  • 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 Netley

    The Netleys are a house with little prestige. No member of this house has yet appeared.

  • 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: 504-508 - Jaime’s Dream

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

    While sleeping with his head resting on a weirwood stump, Jaime dreams that he is at home, in the Rock, and that he has both his hands. Then he sees that he is surrounded by a dozen tall figures in robes that hide their faces and with spears in…

  • 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.
    Opus Fantasy Festival (Denver, CO; May 25-27)

    The Con was O.K.. I enjoyed sitting and listening to Mr. Martin talk for a couple of hours. I felt sorry for him. Like he was a goldfish ina bowl up there on at a table alone. oh well, I think his voice is strangely interesting to listen to. He has some good stories, and is very intelligent.

    As…