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.
    Lemon trees (I: 25) Goldenheart, a rare and costly wood of the Summer Isles. Bows made from it can send an arrow as far as four hundred yards (I: 261 IV: 6, 523) Fig trees (I: 414) Date palms (I: 631) Cottonwoods (I: 667) Lime (II: 15. III: 803) Persimmon trees (II: 421) Purple olives (II:…
  • A compilation of Frequently Asked Questions, with some quite lengthy, essay-like answers to common discussion-topics. Contains spoilers.
    What happened to the three missing Freys?

    The issue of the disappearance of Rhaegar, Symond, and Ser Jared Frey causes increasing hostility between their former hosts at White Harbor, the Manderlys, and the Freys that follow Roose Bolton into the North. The three Freys served as envoys to White Harbor, arranging marriages and ensuring 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 Strong

    House Strong was the fourth family to rule Harrenhal after Aegon’s Conquest, succeeding after Harroways. When their line was ended, House Lothston took over the lordship. The tripartite pale refers to the chief rivers of the Trident—the Blue Fork, the Red Fork, and the Green Fork.

  • 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: 320 - The Winged Wolf

    "I dreamed of a winged wolf bound to earth with grey stone chains," he said. "It was a green dream, so I knew it was true. A crow was trying to peck through the chains, but the stone was too hard and his beak could only chip at them." "Did the crow have three eyes?" Jojen nodded.

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  • 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. Interview