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.
    Whales. These can be found in large numbers in the Shivering Sea (I: 142. SSM: 1) Great elk in the Forest of Qohor (I: 193) Spotted tigers (I: 193) Lemurs with silver fur and huge purple eyes (I: 193) Striped black-and-white horses (zebras) of the Jogos Nhai known as zorses (I: 444, 490. II:…
  • 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 Merryweather

    Their motto is, “Behold Our Bounty.” A rich Lord Merryweather, famous for his feasts and frolics, was Aerys’s Hand after Tywin Lannister, but his failure to deal with Robert Baratheon’s uprising led to his being stripped of lands and titles and sent into exile, where he died. Longtable and some of…

  • 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.
    V: 6, 551 - Mother Mole’s Prophecy

    P. 6:

    Hundreds more went off with the woods witch who'd had a vision of a fleet of ships coming to carry the free folk south. "We must seek the sea," cried Mother Mole, and her followers turned east.

    p. 551:

    "Supposedly she made her home in a burrow beneath a hollow tree. Whatever the truth of…

  • 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.
    C2E2 Q&A

    At the beginning of the Q&A, GRRM decided to forestall a few questions.

    So he announced, "quot;I'm still working on IT"quot; and said he had more than 1,300 pages in final draft form. Right now he is working on the epilogue - but that doesn't necessarily mean its the last thing to get done. He…