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.
    Which are the known Valyrian steel swords?
    Blackfyre - The ancestral sword of House Targaryen. Last known to be wielded by Bittersteel, one of Aegon IV's Great Bastards, after the death of Daemon Blackfyre and his sons on the Redgrass Fields. Whereabouts unknown since his death in the Blackfyre Rebellion, although his half-brother...
  • 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.
    Source Magazine 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.
    Medicines and Poisons
    Milk of the poppy is a powerful medicine that sets men to sleep despite great pain (I: 21, etc.) Honey, water, and herbs are mixed together to feed patients in a coma (I: 77) Salves for bruises or sprains (I: 152) Wasting potions and pepper juice are used to purge potentially dangerous matter from...
  • 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.
    The Trident (Colour)
  • 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 Garner

    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.
    TMK: 682-683 - A White Sword

    "Alyn was seeking for me, and I did not care to be found. He grows tiresome when he drinks, does Alyn. I saw you slip away from that bedchamber of horrors, and slipped out after you. I've had too much wine, I grant you, but not enough to face a naked Butterwell." He gave Dunk an enigmatic smile. "I...