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:…
  • A compilation of Frequently Asked Questions, with some quite lengthy, essay-like answers to common discussion-topics. Contains spoilers.
    Where is Rickon?

    Although it is not explicitly said in the text of A Dance with Dragons, the fact that Davos’s skills as a sailor are needed makes it plain it’s somewhere accessible by sea. More importantly, Davos’s reaction to learning where—he considers asking to be imprisoned again—and the statement that it’s a…

  • 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 Chelsted

    The only member of the house to have been mentioned was Lord Chelsted, who was the next-to-last Hand of King Aerys Targaryen. He was burned to death after displeasing the Mad King.

  • 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: 515 - Three Fires Must You Light

    . . . three heads has the dragon . . . . . . three fires must you light . . . one for life and one for death and one to love . . . . . . three mounts must you ride . . . one to bed and one to dread and one to love . . . . . . three treasons will you know . . . once for blood and once for gold…

  • 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.
    The Hornwood Inheritance and the Whents

    [Summary: Maia asks about the Hornwood inheritance, given that Lord Hornwood's sister is not being considered for the lordship but her son is and so is one of his bastards. Given that we have seen female heads of houses (Mormont, Whent, and other examples listed), this doesn't seem to make sense.…