“Every nine years, we travel to the temple at Uppsala, to give thanks to the gods and to offer them sacrifices for all that they do for us. For protecting us, the success in battle, for the rains that they bring that grow our crops… and of course, for our children.”
Ser Jamie Trevelyan, good-for-nothing scoundrel with a constant need to prove that he’s more than just an arsenal of flashy archery tricks and that he’s every bit as capable as his illustrious older siblings.
“Before ‘Zero Dark Thirty,’ I had played a different version of kind of the same person in every movie,” he said. “It’s been a bit of a survival mechanism my whole life to kind of play the dummy, and get laughs, and goof around.” But seeing himself in that role broadened his sense of possibilities. “It was another element to myself,” he said, “that I just hadn’t seen.” [x]
‘The land about them grew bleak and barren, though once, as Thorin told them, it had been green and fair. There was little grass, and before long there was neither bush nor tree, and only broken and blackened stumps to speak of ones long vanished. They were come to the Desolation of the Dragon, and they were come at the waning of the year.’ – The Hobbit
The day I went missing was the day I died. Five years in hell forged me into a weapon, which I use to honor a vow I made to my father, who sacrificed his life for mine. In his final moments he told me the truth: that our family’s wealth had been built on the suffering of others. He failed our city, and it was up to me to save it and right his wrongs. But to do that without endangering the people closest to me, I have to be someone else.