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.
    Warlocks have white skin and blue lips (I: 225) Warlocks have come to the Seven Kingdoms before (I: 225) The warlocks believing bathing a man in the blood of a bull auroch will make him brave (I: 225) The House of the Undying reputedly holds truth and wisdom, but some Qartheen call it the Palace of…
  • A compilation of Frequently Asked Questions, with some quite lengthy, essay-like answers to common discussion-topics. Contains spoilers.
    Why was Renly showing Ned the locket?

    Renly makes this plain when he says to Stannis, "A year ago I was scheming to make the girl Robert’s queen." (II: 350) Robert tells Eddard that Renly has been telling him about Margaery’s beauty (I: 260). Clearly, Renly hoped that his source was correct in claiming that Margaery bore some…

  • 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 Goodbrother

    This branch of the family resides on Orkmont.

  • 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.
    I: 224-225 - The Crypts of Winterfell

    This is a summary, rather than a quote from the book.

    Jon tells Sam of a recurring dream he has of Winterfell. He dreams he is walking in a long, empty hall in the castle, his voice echoing around him and no one is answering. He is looking for someone, but he isn't sure who, sometimes it is his…

  • 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.
    Meathouse Man Section Numbering

    [GRRM is asked about the section numbering scheme for his novella, "The Meathouse Man"

    That's a good question, and a hard one. It's been a couple of decades since I wrote that story. I had a profound and artistic reason for the numerbering, I recall, but just what it was...

    One obvious…