The Citadel

The Archive of 'A Song of Ice and Fire' Lore

  • 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.
    Pentos
    Important leaders of Pentos are named magisters (I: 23) Pentos sits on a bay (I: 24) Pentos has many square, brick towers (I: 24) There is no slavery in Pentos, but powerful men can flaunt such laws. This prohibition is due to a treaty that the Braavosi imposed on Pentos about a hundred years prior…
  • A compilation of Frequently Asked Questions, with some quite lengthy, essay-like answers to common discussion-topics. Contains spoilers.
    What are the Princess and the Queen and The Rogue Prince?

    As part of his contribution to The World of Ice and Fire, George R. R. Martin created an extensive history of House Targaryen from Aegon I through to the early reign of Aegon III. This material was so substantial that only heavily paraphrased or redacted forms were used in the actual book. These…

  • 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 Crane

    The only members of House Crane to have appeared or been mentioned have been Ser Parmen, master-at-arms of Highgarden Ser Vortimer, Ser Rychard Crane who is wed to Rylene Florent, Merdyth Crane (known as Merry), and Lady Melara who is Lord Florent’s wife. Their relation to one another, and to the…

  • 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.
    I: 614 - Rickon’s Dream

    "You let my father be," Rickon warned Luwin. "You let him be." "Rickon," Bran said softly. "Father's not here." "Yes he is. I saw him." Tears glistened on Rickon's face. "I saw him, last night." "In your dreams . . . ?" Rickon nodded. "You leave him be. You leave him be. He's coming home now,…

  • 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.
    Tea and Jeopardy Live Interview