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.
    The Arryns
    The Arryns are Wardens of the East (I: 37) The Knight of the Bloody Gate is appointed to challenge any who would pass through the Gates. The questions and responses are fairly ceremonious (I: 303) The Arryn lords style themselves Defenders of the Vale (I: 315) The role of the wardens are to defend…
  • A compilation of Frequently Asked Questions, with some quite lengthy, essay-like answers to common discussion-topics. Contains spoilers.
    What else has he written?

    You can check his bibliography at his official website. We also maintain a fairly comprehensive list of his titles in the Books section.

  • 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 Dayne

    Starfall is a great castle on the shores of the Summer Sea, situated at the mouth of a river which spills out into a bay. One of the towers of the castle, which stands next to the water, is called the Palestone Sword. The Sword of the Morning is a title given to a Dayne knight who is considered…

  • 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.
    III: 117 - Fool’s Blood, King’s Blood

    "Fool's blood, king's blood, blood on the maiden's thigh, but chains for the guests and chains for the bridegroom, aye aye aye."

    This mumbling from Patchface seems to match the aftermath for the Red Wedding quite well. The slaughter did not begin until the Frey bride of Edmure Tully was…

  • 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.
    Ottakar’s Interview

    [Note: The address has been edited to accomodate the fact that Ottakars has moved the interview into their archives.]