Originally posted to Patrons/Donors-only over a year ago, now available to all! The actual factual first chapter of the series, the AGOT prologue.
He had been four years on the Wall. The first time he had been sent beyond, all the old stories had come rushing back, and his bowels had turned to water. He had laughed about it afterward. He was a veteran of a hundred rangings by now, and the endless dark wilderness that the southron called the haunted forest had no more terrors for him.
Until tonight. Something was different tonight. There was an edge to this darkness that made his hackles rise.
All day, Will had felt as though something were watching him, something cold and implacable that loved him not. Gared had felt it too. Will wanted nothing so much as to ride hellbent for the safety of the Wall, but that was not a feeling to share with your commander.
The Other halted. Will saw its eyes; blue, deeper and bluer than any human eyes, a blue that burned like ice. They fixed on the longsword trembling on high, watched the moonlight running cold along the metal.
A shadow emerged from the dark of the wood. It stood in front of Royce. Tall, it was, and gaunt and hard as old bones, with flesh pale as milk. Its armor seemed to change color as it moved; here it was white as new-fallen snow, there black as shadow, everywhere dappled with the deep grey-green of the trees. The patterns ran like moonlight on water with every step it took.
Explore the dark and ancient past of House Stark and Winterfell. The crypts, the statues, the history, the dreams, Bael the Bard, skinchangers, direwolves, dragons, the fires of the earth and so much more. Find the History of Westeros Facebook Group here.
The castle itself is peculiar in that the Starks did not level the ground when laying down the foundations and walls of the castle. Very likely, this reveals that the castle was built in pieces over the years rather than being planned as a single structure. Some scholars suspect that it was once a complex of linked ringforts, though the centuries have eradicated almost all evidence of this. – TWOIAF
By ancient custom an iron longsword had been laid across the lap of each who had been Lord of Winterfell, to keep the vengeful spirits in their crypts. The oldest had long ago rusted away to nothing, leaving only a few red stains where the metal had rested on stone. Ned wondered if that meant those ghosts were free to roam the castle now. He hoped not. The first Lords of Winterfell had been men hard as the land they ruled. – AGOT, Eddard I
The past, present, and possible futures of Ser Brynden Tully of Riverrun, Knight of the Gate, called Blackfish.
“During one of their louder quarrels, when Catelyn was eight, Lord Hoster had called Brynden “the black goat of the Tully flock.” Laughing, Brynden had pointed out that the sigil of their house was a leaping trout, so he ought to be a black fish rather than a black goat, and from that day forward he had taken it as his personal emblem.” – AGOT, Catelyn VI
‘Even on his deathbed, Catelyn thought sadly. “He has not wed. You know that, Father. Nor will he ever.”’ – AGOT, Catelyn XI
Join us w/guests BryndenBFish and LmL for a chat as we look at the sons of Aegon the Conqueror! These sons are featured in the just released – “Sons of the Dragon”. Buy it here.
I been a king’s man since I was a boy,” he said. “I mean to die a king’s man.”
Brother, you need never kneel to me again. We shall rule this realm together, you and I.” Then the king presented his father’s sword, Blackfyre, to his brother, saying, “You are more fit to bear this blade than me. Wield it in my service, and I shall be content.”
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Sean and Aziz discuss Game of Thrones with no book spoilers in the first episode, then Ash & Aziz are rejoined by Radio Westeros for Season 7! We’ll take some live questions while comparing the books to the show. Even with the show this far past the books, there’s still a lot to say… so much that we added a third livestream: Predictions & Theories, recorded on Saturdays. The YouTube version is longer than the podcast as we have decided to continue taking questions past the podcast portion of the episode.
Sean and Aziz discuss Game of Thrones with no book spoilers in the first episode, then Ash & Aziz are rejoined by Radio Westeros for Season 7! We’ll take some live questions while comparing the books to the show. Even with the show this far past the books, there’s still a lot to say…
After the long night, err, wait, we have a great new GoT episode to review! Sean and Aziz discuss Game of Thrones with no book spoilers in the first episode, then Ash & Aziz are rejoined by Radio Westeros for Season 7! We’ll take some live questions while comparing the books to the show. Even with the show this far past the books, there’s still a lot to say…
Sean, Aziz & Ashaya chat about Season 7 and Con of Thrones 2017! Click on the Acast player below to view the screencaps and photos referred to in this episode, otherwise go to the YouTube version. You can also find our full Con of Thrones album at our Facebook page here.