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Fact Number Did You Know
First That the seat of the Crannogmen is Greywater Watch.[1][2]
Second That Ellaria Sand, the paramour of Oberyn Martell, is the natural daughter of Lord Harmen Uller.[3][4][2]
Third House Templeton may be distantly related to House Stark through a sister of Eddard Stark's grandfather.[5]
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.[6]
Fifth Robert I's warhammer was made by Donal Noye.[7]
Sixth The Brave Companions are a band of mercenaries comprised of criminals and outcasts from many nations.[8]
Seventh The religion of the Drowned God dates from before the Andal Invasion.[9]
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?[10]
Ninth Anguy the Archer, a member of the Brotherhood Without Banners[2], won the archery competition[11] 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[12]?
Eleventh Eddard Stark's grandfather was named Edwyle Stark?[13]
Twelfth The Lannisters once owned a Valyrian sword called Brightroar?[14]
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?[15][16][17]
Fourteenth The Sand Snakes were the cousins of Rhaegar Targaryen's son Aegon and daughter Rhaenys?[18]
Fifteenth The heir of a Dothraki khal is named the khalakka?[2]
Sixteenth Tywin Lannister's wife, Lady Joanna, was also his cousin?[19]
Seventeenth Princess Rhaenys Targaryen named her little black kitten Balerion?[20]
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?[21]
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?[22]
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.[23][24][25]
Twenty-Second The Port of Ibben, an icy port far to the north, is lit by beacons burning whale oil?[26]
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?[27]
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?[28]
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?[29]
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.[30]
Twenty-Seventh Mance Rayder used to be a Ranger of the Night's Watch?[31]
Twenty-Eighth Littlefinger fought for the hand of Catelyn Tully when he was "scarcely" 15, challenging Brandon Stark, who was 20.[32]
Twenty-Ninth "Valar Morghulis" is a well-known phrase in High Valyrian, and means "All men must die".[33]
Thirtieth Renly Baratheon and Loras Tyrell were lovers.[34][35]
Thirty-First Dothraki emerged from the Dothraki Sea, about 400 years ago, following the Doom of Valyria.[36]
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.[37]
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.[38]
  1. A Game of Thrones, Chapter 55, Catelyn VIII.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 A Feast for Crows, Appendix.
  3. A Feast for Crows, Chapter 21, The Queenmaker.
  4. A Feast for Crows, Chapter 40, Princess In The Tower.
  5. A Storm of Swords, Chapter 45, Catelyn V.
  6. A Clash of Kings, Chapter 18, Sansa II.
  7. A Clash of Kings, Chapter 60, Sansa VI.
  8. A Storm of Swords, Chapter 21, Jaime III.
  9. Westeros Important events from the past
  10. A Game of Thrones, Chapter 21, Tyrion III.
  11. A Game of Thrones, Chapter 30, Eddard VII.
  12. A Game of Thrones, Chapter 47, Eddard XIII.
  13. A Clash of Kings, Chapter 69, Bran VII.
  14. A Storm of Swords, Chapter 32, Tyrion IV.
  15. A Clash of Kings, Chapter 27, Daenerys II.
  16. A Feast for Crows, Chapter 34, Cat Of The Canals.
  17. A Feast for Crows, Chapter 44, Jaime VII.
  18. In the Appendix of A Clash of Kings Aegon and Rhaenys are mentioned as children of Rhaegar and Elia. Oberyn is mentioned as brother of Elia. In the Appendix of A Feast for Crows the Sand Snakes are mentioned to be the daughters of Oberyn
  19. A Clash of Kings, Appendix.
  20. A Game of Thrones, Chapter 58, Eddard XV.
  21. A Feast for Crows, Chapter 10, Sansa I.
  22. A Game of Thrones, Chapter 26, Jon IV.
  23. The Citadel. "The Great Bastards." (December 26, 2005) So Spake Martin
  24. The World of Ice and Fire, Baelor I.
  25. The World of Ice and Fire, Aegon IV.
  26. So Speak Martin:Ibben and Armor, November 09, 2002
  27. A Feast for Crows, Chapter 9, Brienne II.
  28. A Game of Thrones, Chapter 29, Sansa II.
  29. A Storm of Swords, Chapter 70, Tyrion X.
  30. A Feast for Crows, Chapter 30, Jaime IV.
  31. A Clash of Kings, Chapter 53, Jon VII.
  32. A Game of Thrones, Chapter 18, Catelyn IV.
  33. A Storm of Swords, Chapter 66, Tyrion IX.
  34. So Spake Martin July 14, 2011 , UNION SQUARE SIGNING
  35. So Spake Martin May 06, 2005, To be Continued, CHICAGO
  36. A Storm of Swords, Chapter 8, Daenerys I.
  37. A Storm of Swords, Chapter 26, Jon III.
  38. A Dance with Dragons, Chapter 40, Tyrion IX.

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.[1]
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.[2][3][4][5][6]
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".[7] 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?[8]
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.[9]
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?[10]
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.[11]
Forty-First Brienne of Tarth was once betrothed to Ser Ronnet Connington[12]
Forty-Second Valyrian roads[13],The Wall.[14], Titan of Braavos[14], and the triple walls of Qarth[15] 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?[16]
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? [17]
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?[18]
Forty-Ninth Waymar Royce is the third son of Bronze Yohn Royce, one of the Lord Declarants that Sansa meets in the Vale?[19]
Fiftieth “Circe” (which is pronounced the same as Cersei) is a witch in Greek mythology who murdered her husband? [20] [21]
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? [22][23][24]
Fifty-second Illyrio Mopatis, the custodian of Daenerys in the opening of A Game of Thrones, and Varys were childhood friends in Pentos?[25][26]
Fifty-Third The Red Wedding is inspired by two similar events in Scottish history, the Black Dinner and the Glencoe Massacre.[27] [28]
Fifty-Fourth George R.R. Martin’s inspiration for the Wall of Westeros was Hadrian's Wall in Northern England?[29]
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?[30]
Fifty-Sixth The Others can be killed with dragonglass, whereas their thralls, the Wights cannot? [31][32]
Fifty-Seventh The Wights retain some memories from before they died? [33][34]
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?[35]
Fifty-Nine King Jaehaerys and Good Queen Alysanne had 9 children?[36]
Sixty Tytos Lannister, the father of Tywin Lannister, was a thirdborn son, and was thus never expected to rule?[37][35][38]
Sixty-One Ser Duncan the Tall met Lord Walder Frey when Frey was only 4 years old?[39]
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.[40]
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?[41]

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  1. A Dance with Dragons, Chapter 19, Davos III.
  2. A Game of Thrones, Chapter 18, Catelyn IV.
  3. A Game of Thrones, Chapter 58, Eddard XV.
  4. A Clash of Kings, Chapter 44, Tyrion X.
  5. A Feast for Crows, Chapter 3, Cersei I.
  6. The World of Ice and Fire, Maegor I.
  7. A Game of Thrones, Chapter 43, Eddard XI.
  8. A Clash of Kings, Chapter 10, Davos I.
  9. A Feast for Crows, Chapter 28, Cersei VI.
  10. A Feast for Crows, Chapter 5, Samwell I.
  11. Citadel:What happened to the five-year gap
  12. A Feast for Crows, Chapter 27, Jaime III.
  13. A Dance with Dragons, Chapter 8, Tyrion III.
  14. 14.0 14.1 So Speak Martin: Amazon Omniblog Interview, Answering Amazon Facebook fans
  15. A Dance with Dragons, Chapter 57, Tyrion XI.
  16. 282 AC
  17. A Feast for Crows, Chapter 8, Jaime I.
  18. A Game of Thrones, Chapter 29, Sansa II.
  19. A Game of Thrones, Prologue.
  20. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Circe
  21. http://www.columbia.edu/dlc/garland/deweever/C/cerces.htm
  22. http://www.guinnessworldrecords.com/world-records/2000/most-character-voices-for-an-audio-book-individual
  23. Game of Thrones, Season 2, "The Ghost of Harrenhal".
  24. Game of Thrones, Season 2, "Blackwater".
  25. A Game of Thrones, Chapter 3, Daenerys I.
  26. A Dance with Dragons, Chapter 5, Tyrion II.
  27. 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.
  28. So Spake Martin: Historical Influences (June 20, 2001)
  29. So Spake Martin: The Sound of Young America Interview (September 19, 2011)
  30. So Spake Martin: The Sound of Young America Interview (September 19, 2011)
  31. A Storm of Swords, Chapter 18, Samwell I.
  32. A Storm of Swords, Chapter 46, Samwell III.
  33. A Game of Thrones, Chapter 52, Jon VII.
  34. A Dance with Dragons, Prologue.
  35. 35.0 35.1 George R. R. Martin's A World of Ice and Fire.
  36. A World of Ice and Fire
  37. A Feast for Crows, Chapter 33, Jaime V.
  38. The World of Ice and Fire.
  39. The Mystery Knight.
  40. Bubicon reading
  41. A Dance with Dragons, Chapter 6, The Merchant's Man.
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