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[[Bran Stark|Bran]] is depressed about being a cripple. Bran is called to the Great Hall when [[Tyrion Lannister]] arrives at [[Winterfell]]. Tyron had come to see Bran and [[Robb Stark|Robb]] is rude to him. Tyrion has drawn up plans for a saddle that will let Bran ride.
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[[Bran Stark|Bran]] is roused from his depression when he is called to the Great Hall of [[Winterfell]] to receive [[Tyrion Lannister]]. Despite [[Robb Stark|Robb]]’s rudeness, Tyrion provides plans for a saddle that will allow Bran to ride a horse once more.
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==Synopsis==
 
==Synopsis==
[[Bran Stark|Bran]] is watching [[Rickon Stark|Rickon]] play with the wolves from his window. [[Shaggydog| Shaggydog’s]] fur had darkened to all black his eyes were green fire. [[Summer (direwolf)|Summer’s]] fur is silver and smoke and eyes of yellow-gold, smaller than [[Grey Wind]] and wearier. Bran thinks he is the smartest. Bran finds he is crying, wanting to be down there, and thinking that the crow lied about being able to fly. [[Old Nan]] is trying to tell Bran a story about a crow, but Bran tells her that he hates her story, and thinks she is a very ugly old woman. He remembers that [[Eddard Stark|Eddard]] had said she was called Old Nan when he was a child. She had lost both her sons and her grandson and daughters had moved away and died. Her only remaining relative was [[Hodor]]. Next Nan offers to tell him a story about a boy who hated stories while her knitting needles go click, click.  
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[[Bran Stark|Bran]] watches from his window seat as [[Rickon Stark|Rickon]] plays with the [[direwolf|direwolves]] in the yard below. [[Shaggydog]]’s fur has darkened to black and his eyes are fiery-green; [[Summer]] has turned to silver-and-smoke with yellow-gold eyes that see everything. Summer is smaller and warier than [[Grey Wind]], but Bran thinks he is the smartest. Bran realizes he is crying; he wants to be down there laughing and running. Bitterly, he declares that the [[three-eyed crow|crow]] in his [[A Game of Thrones-Chapter 17|dream]] lied about being able to fly.
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[[File:Old nan.jpg|thumb|150px|left|Old Nan - © Amok]]
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[[Old Nan]] agrees that crows are all liars and offers to tell Bran a story about a crow, but Bran is not in the mood and snaps that he hates her stories. Old Nan explains that the stories are not hers; they ''are'', before her and after her. Bran remembers [[Eddard Stark|his father]] telling him that she was called “Old Nan” even when he was a child. Possibly the oldest person in the [[Seven Kingdoms]], Nan has outlived all her own family except the simple-minded stableboy named [[Hodor]]. Bran insists that he hates the stories no matter whose they are. Unperturbed, Old Nan offers to tell a story about a boy who hated stories.
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Bran does not want any stories; he wants his parents, and to run, and climb, and ride like before. His father had promised he could ride a real horse south, but left without him. Bran broods on all the people who have left [[Winterfell]] and seem to have forgotten him. Only [[Robb Stark|Robb]] and Rickon remain and even Robb has changed: he never smiles now and is so busy as the lord of Winterfell that he has little time for Bran.  
  
Bran thinks about how his father had told him he would ride a real horse, but that would not happen now. Nothing had been heard from Eddard, or Cat, or Jon, crows being sent out, but none had returned. He thinks about all that had left [[Winterfell]], with only Robb and Rickon were left. Robb was changed now, so serious and is so busy as the lord of Winterfell. Below he can see something has happened, but cannot tell what since the window is facing in the wrong direction.
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[[File:LastHero.jpeg|thumb|200px|left|Old Nan tells Bran the story of the last hero - © Amok]]
  
When Nan starts to tell Bran a story about the [[Others]] coming in the darkness of winter for the first time, he listens intently. Thousands and thousands of years ago, a winter fell like no other, and there came [[The Long Night|a night that lasted a generation]]. They were cold things, dead things, that hated fire, iron, the touch of the sun, and every creature with warm blood. They overran holdfasts and cities and all the swords of men could not stop their advance. Women and children were not spared, and they ate the flesh of children. This was before the [[Andal]]s had come, and before the women of [[Rhoynar]], when the [[First Men]] lived in the lands they had taken from the [[Children of the Forest]]. The [[last hero]] of the First Men set out to find the Children. He left with his sword, a dog, his horse and twelve companions to search out the Children of the Forest. All the hero’s companions and even his dog dies and he was left, in despair of ever finding the Children, the Others closed in.  
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When Nan offers to tell him about [[Brandon the Builder]], Bran insists that his favorite stories were the scary ones. Nan replies, “Oh, my sweet summer child, what do you know of fear?” Bran listens intently as Nan begins the story of the first time [[the Others]] came in the darkness of winter. Thousands and thousands of years ago, a winter fell like no other, and there came [[The Long Night|a night that lasted a generation]]. In that darkness came the Others: cold dead things that hated fire, iron, the touch of the sun, and every creature with warm blood. They overran holdfasts and cities and all the swords of men could not stop their advance. Women and children were not spared, and the Others ate the flesh of children. This was before the [[Andal]]s and the [[Rhoynar]] had come, when the [[First Men]] lived in the lands they had taken from the [[children of the forest]]. The [[last hero]] of the First Men set out to find the children with his sword, a dog, his horse, and twelve companions. All of the hero’s companions and even his dog died, and he was left in despair of ever finding the children as the Others closed in.  
  
But Old Nan’s story is interrupted by [[Maester]] [[Luwin]] telling Bran that his presence is needed in the Great Hall to greet [[Tyrion Lannister]] and some men of the [[Night’s Watch]], down from [[the Wall]]—They have a message from his brother [[Jon Snow|Jon]]. Bran wants to hear the rest of the story, and complains, but Nan tells him that stories can wait. The 7-foot tall [[Hodor]] carries Bran down to Great Hall with Maester Luwin following.
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Old Nan’s story is interrupted by [[Maester]] [[Luwin]], who tells Bran that he is needed in the Great Hall to greet [[Tyrion Lannister]] and some men of the [[Night’s Watch]], who are down from [[the Wall]] with a message from his brother [[Jon Snow|Jon]]. Bran complains that he wants to hear the rest of Nan’s story, but Nan tells him that stories can wait. Hodor, the seven-foot stableboy, carries Bran down to the hall with Maester Luwin struggling to keep up.
  
Robb, sitting in his father’s high seat in armor and unsheathed sword in his lap (even Bran knows what it means to meet a guest with an unsheathed sword). There is a hostile feeling to the room. Robb makes a point to only offer the Night’s Watch is welcome. The meaning is not lost of Tyrion, who notes that meaning is that he is not welcome, and calls Robb a boy. Robb seethes saying he is a lord. Tyrion responds that he needs to show a lord’s courtesy. Tyrion see Bran, and notes that it is true that Bran lives, and says that the Starks are hard to kill. Robb now lifts Bran into the high seat. Tyrion now asks how he happened to fall. Bran was about to state that he never falls, but the maester cuts in saying that Bran does not remember. Tyrion states that this is curious, and then asks if Bran likes to ride. Immediately, the maester states that he has lost the use of his legs, so cannot ride. Tyrion responds that with the ride saddle and horse even a cripple can ride. Bran immediately responds that he is not a cripple and Tyrion states that then he is not a dwarf. Tyrion lets the maester take a paper that Tyrion offers containing plans he had drawn up for a saddle for Bran. The maester states that it will work and he should have thought of it. Tyrion responds that it is similar to his saddle. Robb is suspicious of Tyrion’s motive, to which Tyrion replies [[Jon Snow|Jon]] had asked it of him, and he has a weak spot for bastards, cripples and dwarfs.  
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Robb is sitting in his father’s high seat, wearing his armor with his sword across his lap. Even Bran knows what it means to greet a guest with an unsheathed sword and can feel the hostility in the room. Robb makes a point of only offering his welcome to the Night’s Watch men. The meaning is not lost on Tyrion, who notes that he is not welcome and calls Robb a boy. Robb seethes, insisting that he is a lord. Tyrion responds that if that is so he needs to show a lord’s courtesy.
  
Rickon comes in from outside with the three [[direwolve|direwolves]], who immediately start growling and surround Tyrion. [[Theon Greyjoy|Theon]] comments "The wolves do not like your smell, Lannister". Tyrion states it is probably time he took his leave, but the wolves assault him before he can move more than a step. They are called off in time by the boys. Tyrion finds the hostility of the wolves to be interesting, and states nothing is harmed save his dignity. Robb is shaken and states he does not know why the wolves attack. Before Tyrion can leave the maester goes to confer with Robb. Robb then offers the hospitality of Winterfell. Tyrion declines the invitation saying it is false courtesy and do not want him here; he will stay in the inn he saw outside the wall.  
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When Bran is brought forward, Tyrion notes that news of his survival was true and declares that Starks are hard to kill. Robb declares that the [[House Lannister|Lannisters]] had best remember that and lifts Bran into the high seat. Tyrion asks how Bran fell, but Bran insists that he ''never'' falls. Maester Luwin is quick to add that Bran does not remember. Tyrion calls this curious, then asks if Bran likes to ride. Immediately, the maester insists that Bran has lost the use of his legs, and so cannot ride. Tyrion responds that with the right saddle and horse even a cripple can ride. Angered, Bran insists that he is not a cripple, but Tyrion retorts that if that is true then he is not a dwarf. Tyrion hands the maester a paper containing plans he has drawn up for a saddle for Bran. The maester states that it will work and he should have thought of it himself. Tyrion responds that the idea came easier to him, since the design is similar to his own saddle. Robb is suspicious of Tyrion’s motive, to which Tyrion replies that Jon asked it of him, and he has a weak spot for cripples, bastards, and broken things.  
  
Robb then tells the Night’s Watch they have rooms prepared, and invite them for dinner. Bran can tell it is only words to Robb, not from the heart. Bran is looking forward to feasting that night with the Night’s Watch. In his room, Bran expresses his excitement of being able to ride again to Summer. Bran dreams of climbing, and sees the shapes of twisted and grotesque Gargoyles, and then he hears them whispering. The Gargoyles pull themselves free and climb towards Bran. Bran starts to scream he did not hear. He wakes to find Hodor above him. Hodor cleans and dresses him and carries down to the Great Hall.
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Rickon comes in from outside with the three direwolves, who immediately start growling and surround Tyrion. [[Theon Greyjoy|Theon]] comments that the wolves do not like Tyrion’s smell. Tyrion says that it is time he took his leave, but the wolves assault him before he can move more than a step. They are called off in time by the boys. Tyrion finds the hostility of the wolves to be interesting, and states nothing is harmed save his dignity. Even Robb is shaken and says he does not know why the wolves attacked. Before Tyrion can leave, Maester Luwin confers with Robb, who then offers the hospitality of Winterfell to Tyrion. Tyrion declines the invitation as a false courtesy, declaring that he will stay in the inn he saw outside the wall.  
  
That evening, Robb and Bran host Night’s Watch for dinner. The black brother brings dire tidings of [[Benjen Stark]]. [[Yoren]] states that Benjen is probably dead. Robb vehemently replies that his uncle is not dead. One of the brothers states the Benjen knows the haunted forest better than anyone else, and will find his way back. Bran thinks of Old Nan’s stories and blurts out that uncle Benjen will be saved by the Children of the Forest. Maester Luwin tells him the Children have been dead for thousands of years, but Yoren disagrees, saying that in the north, beyond the Wall, who’s to say what lives?
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Robb then tells the Night’s Watch men they have rooms prepared, and invites them for dinner. Bran is looking forward to feasting that night with the Night’s Watch. In his room, Bran expresses his excitement at being able to ride again to Summer. Bran dreams of climbing, and sees the shapes of twisted and grotesque gargoyles, and then he hears them whispering. The gargoyles pull themselves free and climb towards Bran. Bran starts to scream, shouting that he did not hear. He wakes to find Hodor above him. Hodor cleans and dresses him and carries him down to the Great Hall.
  
That night Robb carries Bran up to his bed himself. Robb sits by Bran for a long time, and tells Bran that they will find a horse for him. Bran asks if they will be coming back. Robb says yes with much hope in his voice. Robb then tell Bran that he can meet his mother from a horse and later they can visit [[the Wall]] together.
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That evening, Robb and Bran host the Night’s Watch men for dinner. The black brothers bring the dire tidings of [[Benjen Stark]]. [[Yoren]] states that Benjen is probably dead, but Robb vehemently disagrees. One of the brothers assures them that Benjen knows the haunted forest better than anyone, and will find his way back. Bran thinks of Old Nan’s stories and blurts out that uncle Benjen will be saved by the children of the forest. Maester Luwin tells him the children have been dead for thousands of years, but Yoren disagrees, wondering who’s to say what lives beyond the Wall?
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That night Robb carries Bran up to his bed himself. Robb sits by Bran for a long time, and tells him that they will find a horse for him. Bran asks if the others will be coming back. Robb says yes with much hope in his voice. Robb then tells Bran that he can meet his mother riding his new horse and later they can visit the Wall together.
  
 
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==External links==
 
* [http://blogoficeandfire.blogspot.com/2009/05/bran-eddard.html Humorous review of the chapter]
 
*[http://www.tor.com/blogs/2011/06/a-read-of-ice-and-fire-a-game-of-thrones-part-13 Summary and analyses of the chapter] by Leigh Butler.
 
*[http://towerofthehand.com/books/101/025/index.html Summary of the chapter] on Tower of the Hand.
 
  
 
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Latest revision as of 14:35, 4 August 2019

Bran IV
A Game of Thrones chapter
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POV Bran Stark
Place Winterfell
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Chapter chronology (All)
Bran III
Daenerys III  ← Bran IV →  Eddard V

Bran V

Bran is roused from his depression when he is called to the Great Hall of Winterfell to receive Tyrion Lannister. Despite Robb’s rudeness, Tyrion provides plans for a saddle that will allow Bran to ride a horse once more.

Synopsis

Bran watches from his window seat as Rickon plays with the direwolves in the yard below. Shaggydog’s fur has darkened to black and his eyes are fiery-green; Summer has turned to silver-and-smoke with yellow-gold eyes that see everything. Summer is smaller and warier than Grey Wind, but Bran thinks he is the smartest. Bran realizes he is crying; he wants to be down there laughing and running. Bitterly, he declares that the crow in his dream lied about being able to fly.

Old Nan - © Amok

Old Nan agrees that crows are all liars and offers to tell Bran a story about a crow, but Bran is not in the mood and snaps that he hates her stories. Old Nan explains that the stories are not hers; they are, before her and after her. Bran remembers his father telling him that she was called “Old Nan” even when he was a child. Possibly the oldest person in the Seven Kingdoms, Nan has outlived all her own family except the simple-minded stableboy named Hodor. Bran insists that he hates the stories no matter whose they are. Unperturbed, Old Nan offers to tell a story about a boy who hated stories.

Bran does not want any stories; he wants his parents, and to run, and climb, and ride like before. His father had promised he could ride a real horse south, but left without him. Bran broods on all the people who have left Winterfell and seem to have forgotten him. Only Robb and Rickon remain and even Robb has changed: he never smiles now and is so busy as the lord of Winterfell that he has little time for Bran.

Old Nan tells Bran the story of the last hero - © Amok

When Nan offers to tell him about Brandon the Builder, Bran insists that his favorite stories were the scary ones. Nan replies, “Oh, my sweet summer child, what do you know of fear?” Bran listens intently as Nan begins the story of the first time the Others came in the darkness of winter. Thousands and thousands of years ago, a winter fell like no other, and there came a night that lasted a generation. In that darkness came the Others: cold dead things that hated fire, iron, the touch of the sun, and every creature with warm blood. They overran holdfasts and cities and all the swords of men could not stop their advance. Women and children were not spared, and the Others ate the flesh of children. This was before the Andals and the Rhoynar had come, when the First Men lived in the lands they had taken from the children of the forest. The last hero of the First Men set out to find the children with his sword, a dog, his horse, and twelve companions. All of the hero’s companions and even his dog died, and he was left in despair of ever finding the children as the Others closed in.

Old Nan’s story is interrupted by Maester Luwin, who tells Bran that he is needed in the Great Hall to greet Tyrion Lannister and some men of the Night’s Watch, who are down from the Wall with a message from his brother Jon. Bran complains that he wants to hear the rest of Nan’s story, but Nan tells him that stories can wait. Hodor, the seven-foot stableboy, carries Bran down to the hall with Maester Luwin struggling to keep up.

Robb is sitting in his father’s high seat, wearing his armor with his sword across his lap. Even Bran knows what it means to greet a guest with an unsheathed sword and can feel the hostility in the room. Robb makes a point of only offering his welcome to the Night’s Watch men. The meaning is not lost on Tyrion, who notes that he is not welcome and calls Robb a boy. Robb seethes, insisting that he is a lord. Tyrion responds that if that is so he needs to show a lord’s courtesy.

When Bran is brought forward, Tyrion notes that news of his survival was true and declares that Starks are hard to kill. Robb declares that the Lannisters had best remember that and lifts Bran into the high seat. Tyrion asks how Bran fell, but Bran insists that he never falls. Maester Luwin is quick to add that Bran does not remember. Tyrion calls this curious, then asks if Bran likes to ride. Immediately, the maester insists that Bran has lost the use of his legs, and so cannot ride. Tyrion responds that with the right saddle and horse even a cripple can ride. Angered, Bran insists that he is not a cripple, but Tyrion retorts that if that is true then he is not a dwarf. Tyrion hands the maester a paper containing plans he has drawn up for a saddle for Bran. The maester states that it will work and he should have thought of it himself. Tyrion responds that the idea came easier to him, since the design is similar to his own saddle. Robb is suspicious of Tyrion’s motive, to which Tyrion replies that Jon asked it of him, and he has a weak spot for cripples, bastards, and broken things.

Rickon comes in from outside with the three direwolves, who immediately start growling and surround Tyrion. Theon comments that the wolves do not like Tyrion’s smell. Tyrion says that it is time he took his leave, but the wolves assault him before he can move more than a step. They are called off in time by the boys. Tyrion finds the hostility of the wolves to be interesting, and states nothing is harmed save his dignity. Even Robb is shaken and says he does not know why the wolves attacked. Before Tyrion can leave, Maester Luwin confers with Robb, who then offers the hospitality of Winterfell to Tyrion. Tyrion declines the invitation as a false courtesy, declaring that he will stay in the inn he saw outside the wall.

Robb then tells the Night’s Watch men they have rooms prepared, and invites them for dinner. Bran is looking forward to feasting that night with the Night’s Watch. In his room, Bran expresses his excitement at being able to ride again to Summer. Bran dreams of climbing, and sees the shapes of twisted and grotesque gargoyles, and then he hears them whispering. The gargoyles pull themselves free and climb towards Bran. Bran starts to scream, shouting that he did not hear. He wakes to find Hodor above him. Hodor cleans and dresses him and carries him down to the Great Hall.

That evening, Robb and Bran host the Night’s Watch men for dinner. The black brothers bring the dire tidings of Benjen Stark. Yoren states that Benjen is probably dead, but Robb vehemently disagrees. One of the brothers assures them that Benjen knows the haunted forest better than anyone, and will find his way back. Bran thinks of Old Nan’s stories and blurts out that uncle Benjen will be saved by the children of the forest. Maester Luwin tells him the children have been dead for thousands of years, but Yoren disagrees, wondering who’s to say what lives beyond the Wall?

That night Robb carries Bran up to his bed himself. Robb sits by Bran for a long time, and tells him that they will find a horse for him. Bran asks if the others will be coming back. Robb says yes with much hope in his voice. Robb then tells Bran that he can meet his mother riding his new horse and later they can visit the Wall together.

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