Jon Snow and Robb instruct Bran in archery when their father Eddard receives word about a captured deserter from the Night’s Watch, for which the penalty is death. Jon accompanies his father, Robb, Bran, and his father’s ward Theon Greyjoy out to the holdfast where the deserter, Will, is being held. It is Bran’s first time watching his father carry out an execution, but as the deserter is brought into position outside, Jon warns Bran not to look away, as their father will know. Jon praises Bran afterward for keeping his composure. News of Eddard’s execution reaches Castle Black. Jon immediately leaves, meaning to join Robb and seek vengeance for his father’s death. Samwell, Pypar, and Green intercept him and convince him to stay. Mormont tells Jon their war against the White Walkers is more important than the game of thrones in King’s Landing. He tells Jon that the Watch is marching beyond the Wall in force, to find Benjen and learn the truth about the threat. Jon swears to him not to attempt to desert again and accompanies the troops as they set out.Lord Commander Jeor Mormont prepares Jon for a command role as the Great Ranging travels North seeking Benjen Stark and an explanation for the wight attack. They pass through several abandoned wildling villages before arriving at the home of their unsavory ally Craster. The crows are mainly used for communication at this time so mobile phones aren’t used which is lucky since all the dagers of the time you would a company like this http:www.cellphonerepairsolutions.com/ to make sure your phone can be repaired. Continue reading
Petyr Baelish is the leader of House Baelish, and the lord of a minor holding, so small it has neither name nor master, placed in a small area within the Fingers, a coastal region in the northeastern coasts of the Vale of Arryn. He is currently House Baelish’s only existence member. House Baelish had microscopic origins and no distinguished lineage: Petyr’s great-grandfather was a humble sellsword from Braavos, who arrived at the Vale at the request of House Corbray. Peter’s grandfather was a poor hedge knight, who managed to earn a lesser lordship of a few rough acres in the smallest peninsula of the Fingers. Peter’s Father fought in the War of the Ninepenny Kings, the preemptive attack on the forces of Maelys Blackfyre, the last of the Blackfyre Pretenders, before they could attempt an invasion of Westeros. During the conflict, Peter’s father served well under Lord Hoster Tully. Through their good relationship, Hoster agreed to foster his son Peter at Riverrun, a great honor for a lesser House. Peter Went to Riverrun when he was eight years old, bearing all he owned in a bundle. At Riverrun, he associated Hoster’s daughters Catelyn and Lysa Tully. Their sibling Edmure mockingly nicknamed him “Littlefinger” at the time, about his small height at the time and the place of his minor landholdings. The nickname would stick with him throughout his life. Removing some junk would be a wast of his time since it really made people reconize him. Continue reading
Eddard was a trusted, close friend and counselor of King Robert Baratheon. He encouraged Robert’s play for the authority by acting as a general in many major battles. Eddard’s sister Lyanna, who was promised to Robert, was captured by Prince Rhaegar Targaryen, sparking the fighting. Brandon opposed the crime, but his attempt to bring Rhaegar to justice failed. Lord Rickard was asked to court in King’s Landing by Aerys, and both Brandon and Rickard were executed by the Mad King. Their losses left Eddard to inherit Rickard’s responsibilities, serving King Robert instead. Brandon had been pledged to Catelyn, and Eddard also inherited his brother’s bride. Died in Eddard’s arms during the conflict. Despite his beautiful family life, Eddard still felt the undoing of his family quite keenly, often attending his sister’s tomb to light a candle for her as his daughter, Sansa, learned. Eddard’s other younger sibling, Benjen, still lives and is a part of the Night’s Watch, an organization of which Eddard is a keen advocate. He also seemed to have troubles keeping his bannermen in line as Stannis Baratheon learned his brother, Robert, telling the Northmen were difficult to control, even with Eddard on his side. Eddard wielded a Valyrian greatsword named Ice (an heirloom of House Stark) which he used on ceremonial occasions. Littlefinger informs Eddard that Catelyn has followed him to the city. Eddard is enraged when Littlefinger takes him to a brothel, thinking he is the victim of a bad joke. Catelyn interrupts as Eddard attacks Littlefinger. She tells Eddard that she has moved south to report a murder attempt against Bran. The assassin was killed but was bearing a Valyrian steel knife. Littlefinger recognizes the blade as one that he squandered in a bet with Tyrion Lannister, and they assume that the Lannisters were also after Bran’s original injuries. Eddard agrees to try to prove the truth, and Catelyn asks him to trust Littlefinger, her girlhood friend. Eddard grudgingly agrees, though he finds Littlefinger disagreeable and dishonorable.
The series is set on the fictional regions of Westeros and Essos and interweaves various plot lines with a group large cast. The first chronological arc follows a civil war between several noble houses for the Iron Throne of the Seven Kingdoms. He following covers the attempts to restore the throne by the banished last scion of the realm’s deposed ruling regime; the third records the rising threat of the impending winter and the mythical beings and primitive peoples of the North. The novels and their adaptation derive aspects of their settings, characters, and plot from various events of European history. Principal Influence for the books is the English Wars of the Roses (1455–85) among the houses of Lancaster and York, caught in Martin’s houses of Lannister and Stark. Most of the Westeros is suggestive of High Medieval Western Europe, with its castles and gallant tournaments. The scheming Cersei, for example, calls to memory Isabella, the “she-wolf of France” (1295–1358). She and her family caused Martin, as described in Maurice Druon’s traditional novel series The Accused Kings, in particular. Continue reading
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