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.
    Qarth
    Warlocks from Qarth have white, pale skins and pale blue lips (I: 225. II: 149) The Qartheen are tall and pale (I: 490) Qarth is in the far east (II: 142) A wealthy merchant of Qarth with jewels in his nose (II: 149) Camels are ridden by Qartheen guards (II: 310) Warriors of Qarth wear scaled,…
  • A compilation of Frequently Asked Questions, with some quite lengthy, essay-like answers to common discussion-topics. Contains spoilers.
    Was Jeor Mormont a skinchanger?

    It seems likely that Mormont was not a skinchanger consciously. However, his affinity with his raven, and the raven’s precocious vocabulary, suggests that he may have had at least some of the talent. The raven’s key role in the election of Jon Snow, in particular, is striking (III: 897) in how 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 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.
    I: 192 - Burned by the Dragon

    Yet when she slept that night, she dreamt a dragon dream again. Viserys was not in it this time. There was only her and the dragon. Its scales were black as night, wet and slick with blood. Her blood, Dany sensed. Its eyes were pools of molten magma, and when it opened its mouth, the flame came…

  • 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.
    Sky Atlantic Interview