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.
    The Swanns of Stonehelm
    Stonehelm is on the Cape of Wrath (THK: 493) Lord Gawen Swann was well past mid-fifty and by that time was not much of a knight (THK: 493, 494) Stonehelm is in the Red Watch (II: 32) The Swanns are powerful Marcher lords (II: 520) Ser Barristan Selmy squired for Lord Swann of Stonehelm in his…
  • A compilation of Frequently Asked Questions, with some quite lengthy, essay-like answers to common discussion-topics. Contains spoilers.
    Who are the people Bran sees through the weirwood?

    Bran’s visions appear to be going backwards in chronology, from more recent images to older ones, as the tree grows smaller and younger with each successive vision that Bran sees. In order:

    Eddard Stark, a good deal younger than the 35 years of age when Bran last saw him, praying before the…
  • 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 Norcross

    The only member of this house to be mentioned is Ser Hosman Norcross, a household knight of Lord Florent, and his sons Alester and Renly by his wife Delena of House Florent. Prior to the marriage, Delena concieved a child by King Robert, named Edric Storm and raised at Storm’s End by Lord Renly.

  • 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.
    III: 277 - The Wolves Will Come Again

    "The wolves will come again," said Jojen solemnly. "And how would you be knowing, boy?" "I dreamed it."

    The wolves are most likely the Starks, and this would seem to suggest that in some form or other the Starks will become important players once again.

  • 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.

    Just got some more exciting news about Philcon.

    It seems that John Howe has finished his cover painting for the Meisha Merlin limited edition of A CLASH OF KINGS. The painting is on its way from Switzerland to Meisha Merlin's art director even as I type. If everything goes according to plan, we…