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.
    Bannerhouses
    House Vyrwel (I: 687) House Oakheart of Old Oak (I: 687. II: 715) House Hightower (I: 687) House Crane (I: 687) House Rowan of Goldengrove (I: 687. II: 715) House Mullendore, the lords of Uplands. They are vassals of the Hightowers. (I: 687. III: 752. IV: 716) With all the power of Highgarden and…
  • A compilation of Frequently Asked Questions, with some quite lengthy, essay-like answers to common discussion-topics. Contains spoilers.
    Is Davos dead?

    Besides the fact that we know that Davos is a returning POV in AFfC, Stannis’s use of the present tense when he says, "Lord Seaworth is a man of humble birth…" (III: 867) shows that Davos is alive. He is probably at Eastwatch, with the fleet and the royal household.

    Alester Florent, who was…

  • 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 Costayne

    Three Towers sits near the coast just south of the Whispering Sound. The only member of the house to be mentioned is Aemon Costayne, a singer.

  • 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: 426 - To Go North…

    "To go north, you must go south. To reach the west, you must go east. To go forward you must go back, and to touch the light you must pass beneath the shadow." Asshai, Dany thought. She would have me go to Asshai. "Will the Asshai'i give me an army?" she demanded. "Will there be gold for me in…

  • 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.
    Days of Ice and Fire Q&A

    After the reading, GRRM talks for awhile. He apologizes for the delay with aDwD. He states that past claims to have the book nearly finished were not attempts to deceive, just that he is guilty of "bouts of excessive optimism". He also comments on how his publishers claimed at the San Diego…