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|Fact Number||Did You Know|
|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? Eddard offered him a position in the Hand's guard, but he refused.|
|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? His mother was Princess Daena Targaryen, the wife of King Baelor I Targaryen, and his father was King Aegon IV Targaryen.|
|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||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||The Iron Throne was made following the War of Conquest, made from the swords of the defeated kings, melted by Aegon I Targaryen's dragon, Balerion, "the Black Dread". All the kings of the Seven Kingdoms have used it since.|
|Thirty-Seventh||The Ancient Books of Asshai prophecized the return of Azor Ahai, following a long summer marked by bleeding stars?|
|Thirty-Eighth||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||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||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,The Wall., Titan of Braavos, and the triple walls of Qarth are among the nine wonders listed in Wonders Made by Man written by Lomas Longstrider, the famous traveler.|
|Forty-Third||Ser Loras Tyrell and Ser Lancel Lannister were born in the same year?|
|Forty-Fourth||Grand Maester Pycelle was appointed to the Small Council one year after Oberyn Martell, who also served in the small council, was born, and that Grand Maester Pycelle was appointed to the small council before the births of his fellow council members Petyr Baelish, Renly Baratheon, Eddard Stark, Stannis Baratheon, Cersei Lannister, Jaime Lannister, Nymeria Sand, and Aurane Waters?|
|Forty-Fifth||Pycelle saw the reigns of eight Kings, and on six of which he served in the small council as Grand Maester? |
|Forty-Sixth||King Robert, Stannis, and Renly Baratheon were second cousins to Rhaegar, Daenerys and Viserys Targaryen thus making Robert a kinslayer for killing Rhaegar at the Trident.|
|Forty-Seventh||There are in fact two Houses Baratheon. The first is House Baratheon of Storm's End and the other is House Baratheon of King's Landing.|
|Forty-Eighth||Sansa Stark fell madly in love with Ser Waymar Royce, the leading ranger in the prologue of A Game of Thrones, whom she met when he was on his way to the Wall?|
|Forty-Ninth||Waymar Royce is the third son of Bronze Yohn Royce, one of the Lord Declarants that Sansa meets in the Vale?|
|Fiftieth||“Circe” (which is pronounced the same as Cersei) is a witch in Greek mythology who murdered her husband?  |
|Fifty-First||Roy Dotrice, who holds a Guinness World Record for his reading of the audiobook of A Game of Thrones, played Hallyne the Pyromancer in Season 2 of HBO’s Game of Thrones? |
|Fifty-second||Illyrio Mopatis, the custodian of Daenerys in the opening of A Game of Thrones, and Varys were childhood friends in Pentos?|
|Fifty-Third||The Red Wedding is inspired by two similar events in Scottish history, the Black Dinner and the Glencoe Massacre. |
|Fifty-Fourth||George R.R. Martin’s inspiration for the Wall of Westeros was Hadrian's Wall in Northern England?|
|Fifty-Fifth||The Faith of the Seven, in which a single god has seven aspects, was inspired by the Christian Trinity, in which God has three aspects: the father, the son and the holy ghost?|
|Fifty-Sixth||The Others can be killed with dragonglass, whereas their thralls, the Wights cannot? |
|Fifty-Seventh||The Wights retain some memories from before they died? |
|Fifty-Eight||Prince Aemon the Dragonknight was held captive in a crow cage, located above a pit filled with vipers, after the Dornish rebels managed to defeat and kill King Daeron I?|
|Fifty-Nine||King Jaehaerys and Good Queen Alysanne had 9 children?|
|Sixty||Tytos Lannister, the father of Tywin Lannister, was a thirdborn son, and was thus never expected to rule?|
|Sixty-One||Ser Duncan the Tall met Lord Walder Frey when Frey was only 4 years old?|
|Sixty-Two||The first seat from where Aegon I Targaryen ruled, was called Aegonfort? Aegon eventually decided it was unsuited to be the seat of power for a King, so he moved his family back to Dragonstone while Aegonfort was razed to the ground, and the construction of the Red Keep began.|
|Sixty-Three||The dwarfs Quentyn Martell and Gerris Drinkwater saw performing their folly in Volantis were Penny and her brother Groat, on their dog and pig, Crunch and Pretty Pig?|
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- ↑ A Dance with Dragons, Chapter 19, Davos III.
- ↑ A Game of Thrones, Chapter 18, Catelyn IV.
- ↑ A Game of Thrones, Chapter 58, Eddard XV.
- ↑ A Clash of Kings, Chapter 44, Tyrion X.
- ↑ A Feast for Crows, Chapter 3, Cersei I.
- ↑ The World of Ice and Fire, Maegor I.
- ↑ A Game of Thrones, Chapter 43, Eddard XI.
- ↑ A Clash of Kings, Chapter 10, Davos I.
- ↑ A Feast for Crows, Chapter 28, Cersei VI.
- ↑ A Feast for Crows, Chapter 5, Samwell I.
- ↑ Citadel:What happened to the five-year gap
- ↑ A Feast for Crows, Chapter 27, Jaime III.
- ↑ A Dance with Dragons, Chapter 8, Tyrion III.
- ↑ 14.0 14.1 So Speak Martin: Amazon Omniblog Interview, Answering Amazon Facebook fans
- ↑ A Dance with Dragons, Chapter 57, Tyrion XI.
- ↑ 282 AC
- ↑ A Feast for Crows, Chapter 8, Jaime I.
- ↑ A Game of Thrones, Chapter 29, Sansa II.
- ↑ A Game of Thrones, Prologue.
- ↑ http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Circe
- ↑ http://www.columbia.edu/dlc/garland/deweever/C/cerces.htm
- ↑ http://www.guinnessworldrecords.com/world-records/2000/most-character-voices-for-an-audio-book-individual
- ↑ Game of Thrones, Season 2, "The Ghost of Harrenhal".
- ↑ Game of Thrones, Season 2, "Blackwater".
- ↑ A Game of Thrones, Chapter 3, Daenerys I.
- ↑ A Dance with Dragons, Chapter 5, Tyrion II.
- ↑ James Hibberd (June 2 2013) ('Game of Thrones' author George R.R. Martin: Why he wrote the Red Wedding. Entertainmaint Weekly, retrieved May 10 2013.
- ↑ So Spake Martin: Historical Influences (June 20, 2001)
- ↑ So Spake Martin: The Sound of Young America Interview (September 19, 2011)
- ↑ So Spake Martin: The Sound of Young America Interview (September 19, 2011)
- ↑ A Storm of Swords, Chapter 18, Samwell I.
- ↑ A Storm of Swords, Chapter 46, Samwell III.
- ↑ A Game of Thrones, Chapter 52, Jon VII.
- ↑ A Dance with Dragons, Prologue.
- ↑ 35.0 35.1 George R. R. Martin's A World of Ice and Fire.
- ↑ A World of Ice and Fire
- ↑ A Feast for Crows, Chapter 33, Jaime V.
- ↑ The World of Ice and Fire.
- ↑ The Mystery Knight.
- ↑ Bubicon reading
- ↑ A Dance with Dragons, Chapter 6, The Merchant's Man.