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.
    Food, Drink, and Eating
    Summerwine is red, with a sweet and fruity flavor (I: 12, 41) Roasted meats (I: 41) Fresh bread (I: 41) Pewter cups and mugs (I: 41) Honeyed chicken (I: 43) Roasted onions, dripped in gravy (I: 44) Trenchers (I: 44) Spiced wine (I: 46) Beer (I: 74, etc.) Honeyed duck (I: 82) Sausage (I: 84)...
  • A compilation of Frequently Asked Questions, with some quite lengthy, essay-like answers to common discussion-topics. Contains spoilers.
    Who fathered Ashara Dayne’s child?

    A Dance with Dragons provided new information regarding Ashara Dayne, including the fact that according to Ser Barristan she gave birth to a stillborn daughter, and “shortly after” threw herself from a tower in Starfall, driven mad with grief. It’s probable that Barristan was not a personal witness...

  • 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 Justman

    The Justmans were one of the dynasties that ruled the Trident as kings before Aegon’s invasion and the conquests from the Iron Islands. They ruled after House Fisher, although whether they followed immediately after or long after is unknown.

  • 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: 325 - The Supper

    She paid that no heed. "You were sitting at supper, but instead of the servant Maester Luwin brought you your food. He served you the king's cut off the roast, the meat rare and bloody, but with a savory smell that made everyone's mouth water. The meat he served the Freys was old and grey and dead....

  • 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.
    Sydney Opera House Interview