crowzeyezkillah  asked:

Do you think Brandon or Robert knew about Southron Ambitions? Besides Jon Aryyn, Tywinn, Hoster, and Stefon, who else do you think would have known? Their primary bannermen? Their maesters? Or is it too risky to let anyone else know?

The full scope? Probably not. But I think Brandon understood some of it at least, hence why he surrounded himself with friends from the Riverlands and the Vale as well as his fellow Northmen.

Thanks for the question, CrowzEye.

SomethingLikeALawyer, Hand of the King

anonymous asked:

Can you please do a gif set of Jon with all his father figures like Ned, Uncle Benjen, Lord Commander Mormont, Maester Aemon, Mance Rayder, and Davos. Thank you!!!!!!

it’s a bittersweet set. jon has davos and uncle benjen, who’s neither here nor there, left 😣 … anyway i hope you like it and thank you for your request 😘


“Maester,” the lovely music played in “The Winds of Winter” as Sam enters the library of the Citadel.


And the excitement continues with the Game of Thrones group photo session from Indiana Comic Con! I was blown away by these costumes. Everybody did such an amazing job with them! I’m actually getting ready to start on a new dress as a result of this shoot to collaborate with one of these talented people. I’ll talk more about that in the next few weeks.

Thanks to Sara and Jurre of NerdishbyNature for organizing this shoot!.

Sara is the lovely Ygritte cosplayer and her husband Jurre was our photographer. You can follow their vlog on Youtube at this link:

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The gorgeous Wedding Daenerys is also on Tumblr at

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And of course Logan, the Cosplay Service Dog has his own page too!

Unfortunately, I don’t know if any of the other cosplayers have social media pages. If you happen to know, please give me a heads up so that I can provide their links as well.

Until next time, thanks for reading!



anonymous asked:

Do maesters get to choose which castle they go to serve? I ask because I find it curious that one of Lord Vance of Atranta's son, Jon, serves as a maester for his father? I used to think that the Citadel assigned maesters to different castles randomly, with disregards for said maester's preferences? Thanks.

Thanks for the question, Anon!

There is nothing specifically in the books that indicates how the Citadel assigns maesters to specific seats. In theory, acolytes are probably not supposed to serve where they are from, to give them a degree of impartiality. Since a maester is attached to a seat, rather than a family, assignments are probably supposed to ensure that, in a crisis, a maester will have no qualms about tending the new master of a castle, even above his own family.

In practice … well, like any institution of high learning, I’m sure the Citadel has its own politics. If a lord is powerful or influential enough, the Citadel probably does not want to send him just any maester. Barbrey Dustin (who, to be fair, has no experience with how the Citadel assigns its students) had this to say on the matter:

Walys Flowers had a Hightower girl for a mother … and an archmaester of the Citadel for a father, it was rumored … Once he forged his chain, his secret father and his friends wasted no time dispatching him to Winterfell to fill Lord Rickard’s ears with poisoned words as sweet as honey. The Tully marriage was his notion, never doubt it, he—" (“The Prince of Winterfell”, A Dance with Dragons)

Similarly, Aemon Targaryen demurred when his father summoned him to  service at court, choosing instead to serve his brother Daeron. Theoretically, Aemon should not be allowed to serve his brother due to those familial ties (or the court without the archmaesters’ approval) … but Aemon is the king’s son, and what the king says controls even the supranational Citadel (and the prince’s own will is taken into account). 

We’ve even seen this politics in the main series. When Pycelle was briefly dismissed as Grand Maester, the Ciatdel threatened to send Maester Gormon as Grand Maester. And who is Gormon’s nephew? Why, Mace Tyrell! Well, how convenient. I’m sure the ambitious Tyrells had nothing to do with that

As an aside, the appendix of A Feast for Crows only indicates that Jon Vance is a maester, not necessarily that he is in service at his father’s seat at Atranta.

The Queen Regent (NFriel)