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[[Petyr Baelish|Littlefinger]] leads [[Eddard Stark|Ned]] to the [[Chataya's brothel|brothel]] that [[Jon Arryn]] visited. There he talks to a young whore with a [[Barra|daughter]] that has the look of King [[Robert Baratheon|Robert]]. As they are returning to the [[Red Keep]], Ned’s party is ambushed by [[Jaime Lannister]] and about 20 of his men. In retribution for the [[A Game of Thrones-Chapter 28|abduction]] of [[Tyrion Lannister|his brother]], Jaime has Ned’s escort killed. Ned’s leg is broken during the fight, and he loses consciousness.
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==Synopsis==
 
==Synopsis==
[[Eddard Stark|Ned]] and his men prepare to leave the brothel [[Petyr Baelish|Littlefinger]] brought them to. Ned had met the prostitute with [[Robert Baratheon|Robert]]’s bastard daughter named [[Barra]]. The child resembles Robert, especially her nose and hair. Ned vows that she and the child will be well cared for. That was Ned’s curse, he always kept his vows. He thought of the promises he’d made [[Lyanna Stark|Lyanna]] as she lay dying, and the price he’d paid to keep them. He recalls Lyanna telling him that Robert would never keep to one bed. Ned also thinks of [[Rhaegar Targaryen]] for the first time in years, and wonders if the Prince had frequented brothels; somehow he thought not. Ned and Littlefinger talk of Robert’s other bastards, including [[Edric Storm]], a boy he fathered and had to recognize because [[Delena Florent|his mother]] was a [[House Florent|Florent]], cousin to the Lady [[Selyse Florent|Selyse]], Lord [[Stannis Baratheon|Stannis]]’ wife. When the boy was born on Dragonstone, Stannis shipped the boy to [[Renly Baratheon|Renly]], and was currently in the care of [[Cortnay Penrose|Renly’s Castellan]].  
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[[Eddard Stark|Ned]] finds [[Petyr Baelish|Littlefinger]] in the common room of the [[Chataya's brothel]] talking with an elegant [[Chataya|black-skinned woman]]. His guardsman [[Heward]] is gambling for the removal of clothes with a whore while [[Jory Cassel]] watches from the window. Ned declares his business done, and Jory moves to bring the horses around while Littlefinger makes a joke about what part of the king’s anatomy the [[Hand of the King]] might be filling in for in a brothel. In no mood for Littlefinger’s jokes, Ned gruffly declares he is no longer the Hand. Outside, it is raining as they mount up. As they ride the deserted streets, Littlefinger tells Ned that he is considering buying the brothel because brothels make much sounder investments than ships; they do not sink and pirates pay good coin like everyone else.
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As they ride back toward the [[Red Keep]] in the rain, Ned remembers the night his sister [[Lyanna Stark|Lyanna]] was betrothed to Robert. Lyanna had told him that Robert would never keep to one bed. Ned, who had already held Robert’s first bastard [[Mya Stone|daughter]], assured her that Robert was a good man who would love her with all his heart. Lyanna responded that one could not change a man’s nature. After what he has seen this night, Ned cannot say his sister was wrong.
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Ned’s business at [[Chataya's brothel]] was to meet the prostitute with [[Robert Baratheon|Robert]]’s bastard daughter named [[Barra]]. The child resembled Robert, and the girl was proud to show him that the baby had the king’s nose and hair. Ned still remembers that Robert’s firstborn had the same hair. The girl asked him to tell Robert how beautiful their daughter is, that she has not been with anyone else, and that she is waiting for him. Eddard vowed that she and the child would be well cared for. As he rides, Ned reflects that he is cursed to always keep his promises, while Robert can swear undying love and forget it by the morning.
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Ned thinks about [[Jon Snow]] and wonders why the gods give men such lust only to frown on bastards. Ned then asks Littlefinger about Robert’s bastards. Littlefinger says he does not know exactly how many there are. He goes on to speak in detail about Robert’s acknowledged bastard [[Edric Storm]], the son of a [[Delena Florent|cousin]] to the king’s [[Selyse Florent|sister-in-law]]. Littlefinger also speaks of a rumored pair of twins of a serving maid at [[Casterly Rock]] which [[Cersei Lannister|Cersei]] had killed. Ned is surprised that Robert would stand by and let such a thing happen, but then recalls that Robert seems to have grown adept at shutting his eyes.
  
As they ride back to the [[Red Keep]] in the rain, they are surrounded by [[House Lannister|Lannister]] guardsman. [[Jaime Lannister]] appears, and Littlefinger reminds the Lannisters that Ned is the [[Hand of the King]]. Jaime laughs, saying that Eddard is no longer Hand. He threatens Eddard to draw his sword, that he’ll butcher him for having [[Tyrion Lannister|his brother]] abducted. Littlefinger flees, promising to bring the [[City Watch of King's Landing|City Watch]]. Ned says if he dies, Catelyn will have Tyrion killed. Ser Jaime doesn’t want to chance it, and tells his men not to harm Ned, but in order to chasten him, kill his men. [[Jory Cassel]], [[Wyl]] and [[Heward]] are killed, along with 5 Lannister guardsman. Ned breaks his leg in a fall. He is found unconscious, cradling Jory’s dead body in his arms. He is returned by the Gold Cloaks to the [[Tower of the Hand]], and Grand Maester [[Pycelle]] attends to his injury.  
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[[File:NedandjaimeMSM.jpg|400px|thumb|left|Jaime confronts Ned - by Mike S Miller ©]]
==References and Notes==
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Ned asks why [[Jon Arryn]] would suddenly take such an interest in Robert’s bastards. Littlefinger suggests that maybe Robert asked him to. Ned declares that Jon Arryn was killed for something more than that. Littlefinger says scornfully that maybe Lord Arryn had to be silenced for discovering Robert had bastard children, scoffing that next the man might be audacious enough to claim the sun rises in the east. Ned thinks of [[Rhaegar Targaryen]] for the first time in years, and wonders if the Dragon Prince frequented brothels; somehow he thinks not.
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Suddenly they are surrounded by at least 20 [[House Lannister|Lannister]] guardsmen. [[Jaime Lannister]] rides up and declares that he is looking for [[Tyrion Lannister|his brother]] who apparently had [[A Game of Thrones-Chapter 28|some trouble]] on the road. Ned tells him that [[Catelyn Stark|Catelyn]] took Tyrion prisoner to answer for his crimes. This causes Littlefinger to groan in dismay and Jaime to move forward and draw his sword. Jaime demands that Ned show his steel, declaring that he will butcher Ned but prefers it if Ned will fight back. Jaime then suggests Littlefinger leave if he does not want blood on his expensive clothes. Littlefinger needs no urging, but assures Ned that he will bring the [[City Watch of King's Landing|City Watch]].
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The Stark guardsmen have drawn their swords, but it is three against twenty, so Ned reminds Jaime that if he dies, Catelyn will kill Tyrion. Jaime doesn’t believe him but is unwilling to chance it, so he tells his men not to harm Ned. Yet Jaime refuses to leave Ned entirely unchastened so he orders Ned’s guardsmen killed. Ned and his men are quickly overwhelmed and [[Heward]] and [[Wyl (guard)|Wyl]] are cut down. Jory manages to break free, but returns almost immediately and is killed. In the confusion, Ned’s horse slips and falls and Ned is blinded by the pain of his leg breaking.
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When he opens his eyes again, Ned drags himself through the mud. When Littlefinger and the gold cloaks finally arrive they find him cradling Jory’s dead body. He is returned in horrid pain to the [[Tower of the Hand]], where Grand [[Maester]] [[Pycelle]] attends to his injury.
  
*The synopsis was copied from Aol member vbkorik27 previously at[http://web.archive.org/web/20080228051425/members.aol.com/vbkorik27/summary/legend.html]
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==External links==
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*[http://www.tor.com/blogs/2011/07/a-read-of-ice-and-fire-a-game-of-thrones-part-18 Summary and analyses of the chapter] by Leigh Butler.
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*[http://towerofthehand.com/books/101/036/index.html Summary of the chapter] on Tower of the Hand.
  
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==References and Notes==
 
[[Category: A Song of Ice And Fire chapters|A Game of Thrones: Chapter 35]]
 
[[Category: A Song of Ice And Fire chapters|A Game of Thrones: Chapter 35]]
 
 
[[Category: A Song of Ice And Fire chapters--POV Eddard Stark]]
 
[[Category: A Song of Ice And Fire chapters--POV Eddard Stark]]
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[[Category:Chapters which take place in King's Landing]]
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[[fr:A Game of Thrones, Chapitre 36, Eddard]]
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[[pt:A Guerra dos Tronos - Capítulo 35]]
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[[ru:Игра престолов, Эддард IX]]

Latest revision as of 17:04, 10 June 2019

Eddard IX
A Game of Thrones chapter
AGameOfThrones.jpg
POV Eddard Stark
Place King's Landing
Page 317 (US bantam HC) US HC (Other versions)
Chapter chronology (All)
Eddard VIII
Catelyn VI  ← Eddard IX →  Daenerys IV

Eddard X

Littlefinger leads Ned to the brothel that Jon Arryn visited. There he talks to a young whore with a daughter that has the look of King Robert. As they are returning to the Red Keep, Ned’s party is ambushed by Jaime Lannister and about 20 of his men. In retribution for the abduction of his brother, Jaime has Ned’s escort killed. Ned’s leg is broken during the fight, and he loses consciousness.

Synopsis

Ned finds Littlefinger in the common room of the Chataya's brothel talking with an elegant black-skinned woman. His guardsman Heward is gambling for the removal of clothes with a whore while Jory Cassel watches from the window. Ned declares his business done, and Jory moves to bring the horses around while Littlefinger makes a joke about what part of the king’s anatomy the Hand of the King might be filling in for in a brothel. In no mood for Littlefinger’s jokes, Ned gruffly declares he is no longer the Hand. Outside, it is raining as they mount up. As they ride the deserted streets, Littlefinger tells Ned that he is considering buying the brothel because brothels make much sounder investments than ships; they do not sink and pirates pay good coin like everyone else.

As they ride back toward the Red Keep in the rain, Ned remembers the night his sister Lyanna was betrothed to Robert. Lyanna had told him that Robert would never keep to one bed. Ned, who had already held Robert’s first bastard daughter, assured her that Robert was a good man who would love her with all his heart. Lyanna responded that one could not change a man’s nature. After what he has seen this night, Ned cannot say his sister was wrong.

Ned’s business at Chataya's brothel was to meet the prostitute with Robert’s bastard daughter named Barra. The child resembled Robert, and the girl was proud to show him that the baby had the king’s nose and hair. Ned still remembers that Robert’s firstborn had the same hair. The girl asked him to tell Robert how beautiful their daughter is, that she has not been with anyone else, and that she is waiting for him. Eddard vowed that she and the child would be well cared for. As he rides, Ned reflects that he is cursed to always keep his promises, while Robert can swear undying love and forget it by the morning.

Ned thinks about Jon Snow and wonders why the gods give men such lust only to frown on bastards. Ned then asks Littlefinger about Robert’s bastards. Littlefinger says he does not know exactly how many there are. He goes on to speak in detail about Robert’s acknowledged bastard Edric Storm, the son of a cousin to the king’s sister-in-law. Littlefinger also speaks of a rumored pair of twins of a serving maid at Casterly Rock which Cersei had killed. Ned is surprised that Robert would stand by and let such a thing happen, but then recalls that Robert seems to have grown adept at shutting his eyes.

Jaime confronts Ned - by Mike S Miller ©

Ned asks why Jon Arryn would suddenly take such an interest in Robert’s bastards. Littlefinger suggests that maybe Robert asked him to. Ned declares that Jon Arryn was killed for something more than that. Littlefinger says scornfully that maybe Lord Arryn had to be silenced for discovering Robert had bastard children, scoffing that next the man might be audacious enough to claim the sun rises in the east. Ned thinks of Rhaegar Targaryen for the first time in years, and wonders if the Dragon Prince frequented brothels; somehow he thinks not.

Suddenly they are surrounded by at least 20 Lannister guardsmen. Jaime Lannister rides up and declares that he is looking for his brother who apparently had some trouble on the road. Ned tells him that Catelyn took Tyrion prisoner to answer for his crimes. This causes Littlefinger to groan in dismay and Jaime to move forward and draw his sword. Jaime demands that Ned show his steel, declaring that he will butcher Ned but prefers it if Ned will fight back. Jaime then suggests Littlefinger leave if he does not want blood on his expensive clothes. Littlefinger needs no urging, but assures Ned that he will bring the City Watch.

The Stark guardsmen have drawn their swords, but it is three against twenty, so Ned reminds Jaime that if he dies, Catelyn will kill Tyrion. Jaime doesn’t believe him but is unwilling to chance it, so he tells his men not to harm Ned. Yet Jaime refuses to leave Ned entirely unchastened so he orders Ned’s guardsmen killed. Ned and his men are quickly overwhelmed and Heward and Wyl are cut down. Jory manages to break free, but returns almost immediately and is killed. In the confusion, Ned’s horse slips and falls and Ned is blinded by the pain of his leg breaking.

When he opens his eyes again, Ned drags himself through the mud. When Littlefinger and the gold cloaks finally arrive they find him cradling Jory’s dead body. He is returned in horrid pain to the Tower of the Hand, where Grand Maester Pycelle attends to his injury.

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References and Notes