Catelyn and Renly come to an agreement and he agrees to join forces with Robb but witchcraft intervenes forcing her to flee with Brienne. As Stannis' fleet approaches Renly's camp, Petyr Baelish has advice for Margaery and her brother. At King's Landing, Cersei assures Tyrion that siege preparations are well under way and he learns the specifics from Lancel. In the Iron Islands Theon sets sail though has some difficulty gaining his crew's respect. Arya makes a deal with Jaqen H'ghar who promises her three lives in return for her having saved his. North of the Wall the Watchmen arrive at their camp. In Qarth, Daxos has gifts for Daenarys and has a proposition for her: access to his untold riches - and the Iron Throne - if he marries her. In Winterfell, Osha sees something in Bran's dreams. Written by
According to the novel, it was not Davos but Lord Bryce Caron who dissuaded Stannis from bringing Melisandre to the battle of the Blackwater. He claimed that if Stannis won the battle - people would say that he owed his crown to Melisandre's spells. See more »
Jaqen H'ghar tells Arya that the "Red god" is owed three deaths. Some believe this to be a goof as Jaqen does not worship R'hllor but the Many-faced god. However, George R R Martin has clarified that as Arya rescued Rorge, Biter and Jaqen from death by *fire*, it is the Red God (just one of the faces of the Many Faced God) to whom three deaths are owed. See more »
A Solid List of Events buy I Worry the Shadow Man Is a Bit Much.
Catelyn and Renley decide to join forces but he is suddenly killed. The armies decide to unite. Back at the castle, Tyrion discovers that the king and his mother have pots of wildfire to be used in case they are needed to squelch the enemy. Arya is given three wishes by Jaqen for saving his life. She is recognized as a girl and asked to serve the master. Meanwhile, Daenerys and her followers goes to Qarth. They are about to be turned away and then are welcomed in, thanks to an intervention by one of the Thirteen. He later offers her marriage as a way to finance her rise to the iron throne. She must think this over because she is warned that this would make her beholden to these people. Things are ready to boil. However, I am concerned about that shadow man because it injects an element of the supernatural that even in a fantasy story, kind of breaks the rule. At least the dragons are a part of the established world and known of from the beginning.
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