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Title Archmaester
Book(s) A Feast for Crows (mentioned)

Archmaester Rigney is a member of the Citadel.

According to Rodrik Harlaw, Rigney once wrote that history is a wheel, because the nature of man is fundamentally unchanging.[1]


What has happened before will perforce happen again.

Behind the Scenes

This character and his philosophy is most likely a reference to Robert Jordan (real name: James Rigney, Jr.) and his series The Wheel of Time. See also House Jordayne.


  1. A Feast for Crows, Chapter 11, The Kraken's Daughter.