The Citadel: The 'A Song of Ice and Fire' Archive

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Questions & Answers

  • A compilation of Frequently Asked Questions, with some quite lengthy, essay-like answers to common discussion-topics. Contains spoilers.
    Is Rhaenys dead?

    Yes (SSC).

  • 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.
    River Kings

    [Short extract from an e-mail which is something of historical interest as far as the setting goes]

    . . . the Mudds and Fishers were two dynasties of River Kings, who ruled the lands around the Trident in ancient times, but were destroyed in wars by the Storm Kings or Ironmen.

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.
    Flora and Fauna of the Other Lands
  • 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.
    Qhorin Halfhand
  • 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 Webber

    The only member of the house to appear is Lady Rohanne Webber, known as “the Red Widow”, who ruled the house around 211. Coldmoat is a modest castle in the Reach, several days ride from the coast.

  • 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: 322 - The Day I Die

    "There's no need. Today is not the day I die."

    Jojen appears to know when he will die, although not necessarily the circumstances in which he will die.