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  • A compilation of Frequently Asked Questions, with some quite lengthy, essay-like answers to common discussion-topics. Contains spoilers.
    How does Mr. Martin feel about A Song of Ice and Fire MUDs or MUSHes?

    Mr. Martin does not approve of people starting A Song of Ice and Fire MUDs or MUSHes without first obtaining permission from him to do so. Currently only one such game is approved: Blood of Dragons MUSH. Excerpts from relevant e-mails regarding the approval can be found at the Blood of Dragons MUSH...

  • 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.
    Octocon Q&A with Kristian Nairn

    Here is a brief report on the panel with Kristian Nair that happened the other day at Octocon. The Rabbit has already posted a small report at WiC, but here are some of the things that I found interesting that weren't mentioned in the other report:

    - So far Kristian has been in several scenes as a...

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.
    Bannerhouses
    House Vyrwel (I: 687) House Oakheart of Old Oak (I: 687. II: 715) House Hightower (I: 687) House Crane (I: 687) House Rowan of Goldengrove (I: 687. II: 715) House Mullendore, the lords of Uplands. They are vassals of the Hightowers. (I: 687. III: 752. IV: 716) With all the power of Highgarden 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.
    House Targaryen
  • 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 Shett

    No member of the house has appeared yet. Gull Tower is apparently located within, or in very close vicinity to, Gulltown. The head of the house is known as the Knight of Gull Tower.

  • 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: 426 - To Go North…

    "To go north, you must go south. To reach the west, you must go east. To go forward you must go back, and to touch the light you must pass beneath the shadow." Asshai, Dany thought. She would have me go to Asshai. "Will the Asshai'i give me an army?" she demanded. "Will there be gold for me in...