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.
    Roses (I: 34) Blackberries (I: 65) In the Neck, purple flowers named poison kisses, which cause rashes if they touch skin (I: 118) Lilacs (I: 146) Turnips (I: 208) Melons (I: 211) Nightshade (I: 211) Moonblooms (I: 211) Smokeberry vines (I: 214) Dark red blooms of dragon's breath (I:…
  • 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 Vance

    The only certain members of the house to appear or be mentioned are Lord Vance and his heir Ser Karyl. Other Vances, such as Ser Dafyn Vance and his children by Maegelle, one Lord Frey’s grand-daughter, are of an unclear branch.

  • 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: 005 - The Shadows

    "The shadows come to dance, my lord, dance my lord, dance my lord," he sang, hopping from one foot to the other and back again. "The shadows come to stay, my lord, stay my lord, stay my lord."

    Prophecy, or mad ramblings? It certainly seems like Patchface knows something about Melisandre and her…

  • 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.
    Jokertown, the Turtle, and the Committee

    [Will we see Jokertown again?]

    We'll check in on Jokertown eventually, but it doesn't play a big roll in the current triad.

    On the other hand, Jokertown is the main setting for Daniel's comic, THE HARD CALL.

    [Whether the Great and Powerful Turtle will appear again.]

    Maybe somewhere down the…