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 Corbray (I: 310) House Hunter of Longbow Hall (I: 350. II: 735) House Egen (I: 683) House Belmore of Strongsong (I: 683. IV: 329, 707) House Melcolm (I: 683) House Hersy (I: 683) House Tollett, the Lords of the Grey Glen. They are vassals of the Royces of Runestone. (II: 151. IV: 155,…
  • A compilation of Frequently Asked Questions, with some quite lengthy, essay-like answers to common discussion-topics. Contains spoilers.
    What were some important events in the ancient past?

    The beginning of time, but not recorded history, in Westeros was known as the Dawn Age (I: 616). This time period, of indeterminate length, found Westeros populated by the children of the forest, who for time-uncounted lived alone throughout the continent of Westeros, except perhaps for the giants…

  • 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 Oldflowers

    The only member of the house to be mentioned is Ser Garth Oldflowers, a knight who took part in the tourney at Ashford in 209.

  • 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: 152-153: The Glass Candles

    No. Hear me, Daenerys Targaryen. The glass candles are burning. Soon comes the pale mare, and after her the others. Kraken and dark flame, lion and griffin, the sun’s son and the mummer’s dragon. Trust none of them. Remember the Undying. Beware the perfumed seneschal."

    The glass candles, which…

  • 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.
    The Process of Making Valyrian Steel

    I hope all goes well with you and this finds you in good health. I was just wondering if you could settle something for me in relation to Valyrian steel and I I just wondering if I have taken you up correctly on the matter. I belive I'm right in saying it differs from say Mithril (from LOTR) in…