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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 Jocelyn Stark, a sister of Eddard Stark's grandfather, Edwyle?[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 Baratheon's warhammer was made by Donal Noye?[7]
Sixth The Brave Companions are a band of sellswords 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 executes in the beginning of A Game of Thrones is Gared, one of the men who was with Ser Waymar Royce in the prologue?[10]
Ninth Anguy, Thoros, and Sandor Clegane—the respective winners of the archery, melee, and jousting competitions within the Hand's tourney—are all present when Arya Stark visits the hollow hill?[11]
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 transports Samwell Tarly and Maester Aemon from Braavos to Oldtown, is the same person who told Daenerys Targaryen the news of Robert I Baratheon's death?[15][16][17]
Fourteenth The Sand Snakes are the cousins of Rhaegar Targaryen's son, Aegon, and daughter, Rhaenys?[18]
Fifteenth The heir of a Dothraki khal is named the khalakka?[19][20][21][2]
Sixteenth Tywin Lannister's wife, Lady Joanna, was also his cousin? Tywin's father Tytos was the older brother of Joanna's father Jason .[22][23][24]
Seventeenth Princess Rhaenys Targaryen named her little black kitten Balerion?[25]
Eighteenth The lords of House Arryn only live in the Eyrie during the summer, but move down to the Gates of the Moon before winter?[26]
Nineteenth Since Aegon's Conquest three hundred years ago Harrenhal has been the seat of nine different noble houses?[27][28][29]
Twentienth House Tarly's seat is called Horn Hill?[30]
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.[31][32][33]
Twenty-Second The Port of Ibben, an icy port in the Shivering Sea, is lit by beacons burning whale oil?[34]
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?[35][36]
Twenty-Fourth Bronze Yohn Royce, Lord of Runestone, wears bronze armor, reputedly thousands of years old and worked with runes that are supposed to ward him from harm?[37]
Twenty-Fifth The former ruling Princess of Dorne planned to wed her children, Princess Elia and Prince Oberyn Martell, to one or both of Lord Tywin Lannister's twins, Cersei and Jaime?[38]
Twenty-Sixth Brienne of Tarth had three siblings, none of whom survived childhood? Her brother Galladon drowned, and her sisters Arianne and Alysanne died as infants.[39]
Twenty-Seventh Mance Rayder used to be a ranger of the Night's Watch?[40]
Twenty-Eighth Petyr Baelish fought for the hand of Catelyn Tully when he was "scarcely fifteen", challenging her betrothed, Brandon Stark, who was twenty?[41]
Twenty-Ninth Valar morghulis is a well-known phrase in High Valyrian, and means "All men must die"? A common reply is Valar dohaeris, meaning "All men must serve".[42][43][44][45][46][47][48]
Thirtieth Renly Baratheon and Loras Tyrell were lovers?[49][50]
Thirty-First The Dothraki emerged from the Dothraki sea, about four hundred years ago, following the Doom of Valyria?[51]
Thirty-Second Three thousand years ago the free folk, 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?[52]
Thirty-Third The dwarf siblings Penny and 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?[53]
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 Knight of the Order of the Green Hand?[54]
Thirty-Fifth Construction of the Red Keep was finished by Maegor the Cruel, who rounded up everyone involved in its construction and had them killed, to preserve its secrets?[41][25][55][56][57]
Thirty-Sixth The Iron Throne, made from the swords of those defeated in Aegon's Conquest, was melted by Aegon I Targaryen's dragon, Balerion, the Black Dread?[58] All Lords of the Seven Kingdoms have used it since.
Thirty-Seventh The ancient books of Asshai prophesy the return of Azor Ahai, following a long summer marked by bleeding stars?[59]
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.[60]
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?[61]
Fortieth George R. R. Martin intended to have a five or six year gap between the events of A Storm of Swords and A Feast for Crows, but he eventually scrapped the plan?[62]
Forty-First Brienne of Tarth was once betrothed to Ser Ronnet Connington?[63]
Forty-Second Valyrian roads,[64] the Wall,[65] the Titan of Braavos,[65] and the triple walls of Qarth[66] are among the nine wonders listed in Wonders Made by Man written by Lomas Longstrider?
Forty-Third Ser Loras Tyrell and Ser Lancel Lannister were born in the same year?[67]
Forty-Fourth Grand Maester Pycelle was appointed to the small council during the reign of King Aegon V Targaryen,[68] meaning he was appointed 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 Grand Maester Pycelle saw the reigns of eight kings, for six of which he served in the small council as Grand Maester?[69]
Forty-Sixth King Robert, Stannis, and Renly Baratheon were second cousins to Rhaegar, Viserys and Daenerys Targaryen?[70][71] This made Robert a kinslayer for killing Rhaegar at the Trident.
Forty-Seventh There are in fact three Houses Baratheon. While originally there was only House Baratheon of Storm's End, since Robert I Baratheon took the throne, House Baratheon of King's Landing and House Baratheon of Dragonstone were created.[72]
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?[37]
Forty-Ninth Waymar Royce is the third son of Bronze Yohn Royce, one of the Lord Declarants that Sansa meets in the Vale?[73][74]
Fiftieth “Circe” (which is pronounced the same as Cersei) is a witch in Greek mythology who murdered her husband?[75][76]
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?[77][78][79]
Fifty-second Illyrio Mopatis and Varys were childhood friends in Pentos?[80]
Fifty-Third The Red Wedding is inspired by two similar events in Scottish history, the Black Dinner and the Glencoe Massacre?[81][82]
Fifty-Fourth George R.R. Martin’s inspiration for the Wall of Westeros was Hadrian's Wall in Northern England?[83]
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?[84]
Fifty-Sixth The Others can be killed with dragonglass, whereas their undead thralls, the wights, cannot?[85][86]
Fifty-Seventh Wights retain some memories from before they died?[87][88]
Fifty-Eight Prince Aemon the Dragonknight was held captive in a crow cage, located above a pit filled with vipers, after Dornish rebels betrayed and killed King Daeron I Targaryen?[32]
Fifty-Nine Nine[89] of the thirteen children of King Jaehaerys I and Good Queen Alysanne lived to adulthood?[90][71]
Sixty Lord Tytos Lannister, the father of Lord Tywin Lannister, was a thirdborn son, and was thus never expected to rule?[91][92][23]
Sixty-One Ser Duncan the Tall met the future Lord Walder Frey when Walder was only four years old?[93]
Sixty-Two The first seat from where Aegon I Targaryen ruled was called the Aegonfort? Aegon eventually decided it was unsuited to be the seat of power for a king, so he temporarily moved his family from King's Landing back to Dragonstone. The Aegonfort was razed to the ground and construction of the Red Keep began.[94]
Sixty-Three The dwarfs Quentyn Martell and Gerris Drinkwater saw performing their folly in Volantis were Penny and her brother Oppo, on their dog and pig, Crunch and Pretty Pig?[95]
Sixty-Four A member of House Frey named Rhaegar has a son named Robert,[22] born several years after Robert Baratheon killed Prince Rhaegar Targaryen on the Trident?[96]
Sixty-Five Mance Rayder was present during the feast held at Winterfell to welcome King Robert I Baratheon to the North at the start of A Game of Thrones?[97]
Sixty-Six There have been eleven Targaryens who were named Aegon Targaryen over the past four hundred years?[98] Only one of those predates Aegon the Conqueror.
Sixty-Seven More people died during the rebellion that followed King Daeron I Targaryen's conquest of Dorne, than during the actual conquest?[99]
Sixty-Eight Lord Luthor Tyrell and Lady Olenna Redwyne, the parents of Lord Mace Tyrell, were, at one point, both betrothed to a Targaryen?[100]
Sixty-Nine King Jaehaerys I and Queen Alysanne Targaryen were married for forty-six years?[90] The years of the First and Second Quarrel are not counted amongst those.[101]
Seventy Most consider Highgarden to be the most beautiful castle in the Seven Kingdoms? Only the lords of the Vale challenge this claim, preferring the Eyrie.[102]
Seventy-One The last of the Targaryen dragons died in 153 AC, the same year as future King Daeron II Targaryen was born?[103][33]
Seventy-Two Dorne officially joined the Seven Kingdoms 187 years after Aegon's Conquest?[104][105]
Seventy-Three The mother of King Aegon V Targaryen was a Dayne?[71]
Seventy-Four King Aerys II Targaryen and Queen Rhaella suffered three miscarriages, two stillbirths and three deaths in the cradle between the births of Princes Rhaegar (259 AC) and Viserys (276 AC)?[106]
Seventy-Five Eddard Stark's mother was called Lyarra Stark? She and Eddard's father Rickard were cousins.[107]
Seventy-Six Braavos is not only the youngest, but also the wealthiest of the nine Free Cities?[108]
Seventy-Seven Aegon the Conqueror's crown was lost when King Daeron I Targaryen died in Dorne in 161 AC?[109]
Seventy-Eight House Manderly originates from the Reach?[110]
Seventy-Nine Casterly Rock is two leagues long, and three times as high as the Wall?[111]
Eighty Pyke might be the oldest castle in Westeros?[112]
Eighty-One Following the conclusion of the Dance of the Dragons, Dowager Queen Alicent Hightower spent the remainder of her life imprisoned, until she died during the outbreak of the Winter Fever in 133 AC?[113]
Eighty-Two Maester Aemon was named by his grandfather, King Daeron II Targaryen?[114]
Eighty-Three The Dothraki Sea, from the Forest of Qohor to the Bone Mountains, stretches more than seven hundred leagues?[115]
Eighty-Four The wealth of Tyrosh originates from a rare species of sea snails?[116]
Eighty-Five In the forest of Qohor, lemurs can be found which are said to have silver-white fur and purple eyes? They are sometimes called Little Valyrians.[117]
Eighty-Six Meria Martell, the Princess of Dorne during Aegon's Conquest, died in 13 AC in her early nineties? She had ruled Dorne for more than seventy years.[118][119]
Eighty-Seven Norvoshi women, both highborn and lowborn, shave off all their body hair?[120]
Eighty-Eight When the Lorathi King Qarlon the Great laid siege on Norvos, the Valyrian Freehold rose to defend her daughter, resulting in the Scouring of Lorath? No man, woman, or child survived, and Lorath was uninhabited for more than a century thereafter.[121]
Eighty-Nine King Daeron I Targaryen intended to wed one of his sisters to the Sealord of Braavos?[116]
Ninety Daemon II Blackfyre had a prophetic dream in which he saw Duncan the Tall as a member of the Kingsguard, long before Duncan actually joined the order?[93]
Ninety-One During the past two centuries, no less than six wars were fought between Pentos and Braavos? The Braavosi victory of this conflict resulted in a ban on slavery in Pentos.[122] Nonetheless, slavery is still practiced.[123][124]
Ninety-Two Daemon I Blackfyre was named by his mother for her grandfather, Prince Daemon Targaryen, who lived during the Dance of the Dragons?[33]
Ninety-Three Any foreigner who spends too much time on Naath contracts a mysterious, deadly illness? The Naathi themselves are not affected.[125]


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