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Sansa, permit me to share a bit of womanly wisdom with you on this very special day. Love is poison. A sweet poison, yes, but it will kill you all the same.

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Lady Stoneheart lowered her hood and unwound the grey wool scarf from her face. Her hair was dry and brittle, white as bone. Her brow was mottled green and grey, spotted with the brown blooms of decay. The flesh of her face clung in ragged strips from her eyes down to her jaw. Some of the rips were crusted with dried blood, but others gaped open to reveal the skull beneath. Her face, Brienne thought. Her face was so strong and handsome, her skin so smooth and soft. “Lady Catelyn?” Tears filled her eyes. “They said… they said that you were dead.”    

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If you had to fall into a woman’s arms, my son, why couldn’t they have been Margaery Tyrell’s? The wealth and power of Highgarden could have made all the difference in the fighting yet to come. And perhaps Grey Wind would have liked the smell of her as well. –Catelyn II, ASoS

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women of robert’s rebellion

“Woman? Is that meant to insult me?”

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When winter comes…

  • You’ll hear no lions roar…
  • No stags grazing the fields…
  • No roses growing in the meadows…
  • No snakes in the sand…
  • The sun will cease to warm the land…
  • The krakens will freeze where they swim…
  • The flayed men will rot and wither…
  • No trouts swimming in the river and no falcons flying in the air…
  • Not even the dragons’ breath will warm you in your halls…

And the “Others” will turn man to wight…
Brace yourselves… Winter is coming.

And only the wolves will howl in the long night…

“You spoke of Varys. Does the eunuch know all of it?”

“Not from my lips,” Catelyn said. “You did not wed a fool, Eddard Stark. But Varys has ways of learning things that no man could know. He has some dark art, Ned, I swear it.”

“He has spies, that is well known,” Ned said, dismissive.

“It is more than that,” Catelyn insisted. “Ser Rodrik spoke to Ser Aron Santagar in all secrecy, yet somehow the Spider knew of their conversation. I fear that man.”

I often see Catelyn’s concerns about Varys invoked to demonstrate that she’s stupid or, at least, politically incompetent. The gist seems to be, “Wow, can this woman really not understand the concept of spies? The world doesn’t run on honor and trust, lady.” This bothers me, because her reaction is actually very astute and a good example of how honor and trust can be an asset in the game of thrones.

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