The Citadel

The Archive of 'A Song of Ice and Fire' Lore

So Spake Martin

December 2001

Religion and Knighthood
Submitted By: Warrmakker

I just want to start by saying that I a great fan of your work. In aSoS Davos said that he expected Devan to be eventually made a knight. If Devan keeps to R'hllor is that possible?

Could be a problem there, but it's possible that Stannis will change the rituals.

Can someone who keeps to the old gods be made a knight too or is it a exclusive of the Seven?

The latter. Those who follow the old gods can be the northern equivilent of knights, but it's not quite the same.

The Mood in the North
Submitted By: Ron N.

I don't want to waste your time, so I'll get right to the point. (Its obvious I love your books, by my writing to you) -- How would you characterize the current feelings in the North.

Depressed - "Man we got screwed...time to get drunk"
Angry - "Now that was the shit that made me mad!"

Trying to get an understanding of what the North is feeling after all that has happened to them.

Thanks for your time!

Wait till the next book, and you can read about the mood in the north for yourself.

Over the Fireplace with George R. R. Martin

[Note: The precise date, beyond December 2001, is unknown.]