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|First||That the seat of the Crannogmen is Greywater Watch.|
|Second||That Ellaria Sand, the paramour of Oberyn Martell, is the natural daughter of Lord Harmen Uller.|
|Third||House Templeton may be distantly related to House Stark through a sister of Eddard Stark's grandfather.|
|Fourth||The first Clegane was knighted because he saved Lord Tytos Lannister from a lioness and lost a leg and three dogs in the effort.|
|Fifth||Robert I's warhammer was made by Donal Noye.|
|Sixth||The Brave Companions are a band of mercenaries comprised of criminals and outcasts from many nations.|
|Seventh||The religion of the Drowned God dates from before the Andal Invasion.|
|Eighth||The deserter of the Night's Watch that Eddard Stark executed in the beginning of A Game of Thrones was Gared, one of the men who was with Ser Waymar Royce in the prologue?|
|Ninth|| Anguy the Archer, a member of the Brotherhood Without Banners, won the archery competition that was held in Eddard Stark's honor in King's Landing when he became Hand to King Robert Baratheon?
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|Tenth||When Sansa Stark was betrothed to Joffrey Baratheon, Petyr Baelish proposed betrothing Robb Stark to Myrcella Baratheon when she came of age?|
|Eleventh||Eddard Stark's grandfather was named Edwyle Stark?|
|Twelfth||The Lannisters once owned a Valyrian sword called Brightroar?|
|Thirteenth||Quhuru Mo, the captain of the Cinnamon Wind which transported Sam Tarly and Maester Aemon from Braavos to Oldtown, was the same person that told Daenerys Targaryen the news of Robert Baratheon's death?|
|Fourteenth||The Sand Snakes were the cousins of Rhaegar Targaryen's son Aegon and daughter Rhaenys?|
|Fifteenth||The heir of a Dothraki khal is named the khalakka?|
|Sixteenth||Tywin Lannister's wife, Lady Joanna, was also his cousin?|
|Seventeenth||Princess Rhaenys Targaryen named her little black kitten Balerion?|
|Eighteenth||The lords of House Arryn only lived in the Eyrie during the summer, but moved down to the Gates of the Moon when winter came?|
|Nineteenth||Since Aegon's Landing three hundred years ago Harrenhal has been the seat of nine different noble houses?|
|Twentienth||House Tarly's seat is called Horn Hill?|
|Twenty-First||Daemon Blackfyre, a Great Bastard, was Targaryen on both sides?|
|Twenty-Second||The Port of Ibben, an icy port far to the north, is lit by beacons burning whale oil?|
|Twenty-Third||Brienne of Tarth found a shield in the armory of Evenfall Hall displaying the same arms as that of Ser Duncan the Tall?|
|Twenty-Fourth||The Lord of House Royce wears bronze armor, reputedly thousands of years old, worked with runes that are supposed to ward him from harm?|
|Twenty-Fifth||The former ruling Princess of Dorne planned to wed her children Princess Elia or Prince Oberyn to one of Lord Tywin's children, or both of them to his twins?|
|Twenty-Sixth||Brienne of Tarth had three siblings, none of which survived childhood? Her brother Galladon drowned, and her sisters Arianne and Alysanne died as infants.|
|Twenty-Seventh||Mance Rayder used to be a Ranger of the Night's Watch?|
|Twenty-Eighth||Littlefinger fought for the hand of Catelyn Tully when he was "scarcely" 15, challenging Brandon Stark, who was 20.|
|Twenty-Ninth||"Valar Morghulis" is a well-known phrase in High Valyrian, and means "All men must die".|
|Thirtieth||Renly Baratheon and Loras Tyrell were lovers.|
|Thirty-First||Dothraki emerged from the Dothraki Sea, about 400 years ago, following the Doom of Valyria.|
|Thirty-Second||3,000 years ago the wildlings led by Gendel and Gorne, managed to evade the Night's Watch and infiltrate the North in great numbers using a network of tunnels that extended under the Wall.|
|Thirty-Third||The dwarf woman, Penny, and her brother Oppo make their living as entertainers who ride atop a pig (Pretty Pig) and a dog (Crunch) while mock fighting each other as Groat and Penny after the two smallest coins.|
|Thirty-Fourth||Wyman Manderly has the titles: Lord of White Harbor, Warden of the White Knife, Shield of the Faith, Defender of the Dispossessed, Lord Marshal of the Mander, and A Knight of the Order of the Green Hand.|
|Thirty-Fifth||Did you know that construction of the Red Keep was finished by Maegor the Cruel, who rounded up everyone who’d had a hand in its construction and had them killed, to preserve its secrets.|
|Thirty-Sixth||Did you know that the Iron Throne was made following the War of Conquest, made from the swords of the defeated kings, melted by Aegon's dragon the Black Dread. All the kings of the Seven Kingdoms have used it since.|
|Thirty-Seventh||Did you know that the Ancient Books of Asshai prophecized the return of Azor Ahai, following a long summer marked by bleeding stars.|
|Thirty-Eighth||Did you know that Aegon the Conqueror dated the beginning of his reign from the day the High Septon anointed him as king in Oldtown? That calendar is used to this day.|
|Thirty-Ninth||Did you know that everything written about the Age of Heroes, the Dawn Age, and the Long Night originates from stories written down by septons thousands of years later.|
|Fortieth||Did you know that Martin originally intended to have a five or six year gap between the events of book 3 and book 4. However, the plan was scrapped.|
|Forty-First||Brienne of Tarth was once betrothed to Ser Ronnet Connington|
|Forty-Second|| Valyrian roads,
|Forty-Third||Did you know/43|
|Forty-Fourth||Did you know/44|
|Forty-Fifth||Did you know/45|
|Forty-Sixth||Did you know/46|
|Forty-Seventh||Did you know/47|
|Forty-Eighth||Did you know/48|
|Forty-Ninth||Did you know/49|
|Fiftieth||Did you know/50|
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- ↑ A Game of Thrones, Chapter 47, Eddard.
- ↑ A Clash of Kings, Chapter 69, Bran.
- ↑ A Storm of Swords, Chapter 32, Tyrion.
- ↑ A Clash of Kings, Chapter 27, Daenerys.
- ↑ A Feast for Crows, Chapter 34, Cat Of The Canals.
- ↑ A Feast for Crows, Chapter 44, Jaime.
- ↑ In the Appendix of A Clash of Kings Aegon and Rhaenys are mentionned as children of Rhaegar and Elia. Oberyn is mentionned as brother of Elia. In the Appendix of A Feast for Crows the Sand Snakes are described as daughters of Oberyn
- ↑ A Feast for Crows, Appendix.
- ↑ A Clash of Kings, Appendix.
- ↑ 10.0 10.1 A Game of Thrones, Chapter 58, Eddard.
- ↑ A Feast for Crows, Chapter 10, Sansa.
- ↑ A Game of Thrones, Chapter 26, Jon.
- ↑ The Citadel. "The Great Bastards." (December 26, 2005) So Spake Martin
- ↑ So Speak Martin:Ibben and Armor, November 09, 2002
- ↑ A Feast for Crows, Chapter 9, Brienne.
- ↑ A Game of Thrones, Chapter 29, Sansa.
- ↑ A Storm of Swords, Chapter 70, Tyrion.
- ↑ A Feast for Crows, Chapter 30, Jaime.
- ↑ A Clash of Kings, Chapter 53, Jon.
- ↑ 20.0 20.1 A Game of Thrones, Chapter 18, Catelyn.
- ↑ A Storm of Swords, Chapter 66, Tyrion.
- ↑ So Spake Martin July 14, 2011 , UNION SQUARE SIGNING
- ↑ So Spake Martin May 06, 2005, To be Continued, CHICAGO
- ↑ A Storm of Swords, Chapter 8, Daenerys.
- ↑ A Storm of Swords, Chapter 26, Jon.
- ↑ A Dance with Dragons, Chapter 40, Tyrion.
- ↑ A Dance with Dragons, Chapter 19, Davos.
- ↑ A Clash of Kings, Chapter 44, Tyrion.
- ↑ A Feast for Crows, Chapter 3, Cersei.
- ↑ A Game of Thrones, Chapter 43, Eddard.
- ↑ A Clash of Kings, Chapter 10, Davos.
- ↑ A Feast for Crows, Chapter 28, Cersei.
- ↑ A Feast for Crows, Chapter 5, Samwell.
- ↑ Citadel:What happened to the five-year gap
- ↑ A Feast for Crows, Chapter 27, Jaime.
- ↑ A Dance with Dragons, Chapter 8, Tyrion.
- ↑ 37.0 37.1 So Speak Martin: Amazon Omniblog Interview, Answering Amazon Facebook fans
- ↑ A Dance with Dragons, Chapter 57, Tyrion.