Post by Weasel Pie on Apr 27, 2016 11:50:55 GMT
I think bear Island and its proximity to the Shadow tower are huge keys to the Rhaegar secret plot.
we have Torrmund who had sex with a she bear. and Mance Rayder staying at the shadow tower as well as Qhorin halfhand.
none of those three men are using their true name. Its quite unusual that some of the men from shadow tower use nicknames halfhand Stonesnake.
from what ive concluded
Torrmund=Arthur Dayne,--or Mouth (german) of the Torr (river that Starfall sits at the mouth of)--
Qhorin halfhand= Gerold Hightower who had the same hand qhorin is missing fingers shot with the arrow
Septa Unella=Maege Mormont
High Sparrow= Howland Reed
Septa lemore= Ashara Dayne
You have no idea how much I love all this I'm a huge fan of Mance=Rhaegar and the HS=HR. And the other characters slot in very neatly. I'll go one further and say Septa Moelle is the Miller's Wife. Ramsay's mother.
Val and Dalla (Valhalla) must have a deep association with death/dead men, I agree. I need to get my thoughts together on this.
The name Mor-mont. Mor being an obvious reference to death/mortality and -mont having a few meanings. Hill/mount is one, the other is a waystation for travellers. House Mormont - a waystation for "dead" travellers? Interesting. Hmm.
And hell yes about the sword. What was so wrong with the hilt that Jeor needs to replace it with something so distinctive specifically for Jon?
Well if rhaegar had a secret pact with the hightowers, whents, starks, daynes and other northmen and Maester Aemon at the wall.
then someone privy to this pact would have a connection to the hightowers and the secrets they all shared.
The only missing men I can think of are RICKARD Stark and Brandon Stark. The ages lineup. the apperance of RICKARD and JEOR are very similar in GRRM commisioned work. The Old WOlf and the OLd BEar.
and as we dont have persepectives POV characters on these deaths and because characters in our story can lie.. it could be possible. It gives the dynamic of Jeor and Jon a new level
Is it crackpot yes. But it would explain the lack of history for the Mormont men
I have no doubt there is something suspicious with Jeor and Jorah, maybe even to the point of memory tampering. But we do have pre-RR evidence of Jeor and Jorah interacting with the larger world, so I stop short with calling them Rickard and Brandon.
But what I am considering, along with the Wall being a hinge (min has a great thread here on this) and history repeating itself constantly (Melifeather ) is that there is an alternate reality beyond the wall. And Dany mighy be in another one.
Gathering my thoughts. Great post!