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 Night’s Watch
    The horses tend to be small, rough-coated garrons (I: 2) The men of Night's Watch wear only black (I: 2, 44, etc.) The Night's Watch has fewer than 1,000 men (I: 20) Night's Watch is a Sworn Brotherhood (I: 56) The Night's Watch is largely made up of the misfits of the kingdoms: peasants, debtors,…
  • A compilation of Frequently Asked Questions, with some quite lengthy, essay-like answers to common discussion-topics. Contains spoilers.
    Is Catelyn dead?

    Yes and no. At the end of ASoS, it was clear that she was resurrected (III: 924). It was widely assumed that this was done by Thoros of Myr, until AFfC was released, which made it clear that it was in fact Lord Beric Dondarrion, breathing his magical fire into Catelyn’s body and putting an end to…

  • 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 Netley

    The Netleys are a house with little prestige. No member of this house has yet appeared.

  • 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: 614 - Rickon’s Dream

    "You let my father be," Rickon warned Luwin. "You let him be." "Rickon," Bran said softly. "Father's not here." "Yes he is. I saw him." Tears glistened on Rickon's face. "I saw him, last night." "In your dreams . . . ?" Rickon nodded. "You leave him be. You leave him be. He's coming home now,…

  • 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.
    Matters of Honor

    Mr. Martin, please forgive me for disturbance. An interesting argument cropped up, one that only you can resolve.

    Ahhh, but I don't like to resolve arguments, I prefer to stir them up. <G>

    Namely: One of the posters claims that if Tyrion had been a honorable man (such as Ned), he would have used…