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==Synopsis==     
 
==Synopsis==     
[[Jaime Lannister|Jaime]] and [[Brienne of Tarth|Brienne]] are in the bathhouse in [[Harrenhal]], washing themselves before meeting [[Roose Bolton]]. Jaime feels dizzy in the hot bath, and begins to tell Brienne his story despite his own misgivings about revealing the tale. Jaime says, "[[Aerys II Targaryen|Aerys]] would have bathed in wildfire if he’d dared. The [[House Targaryen|Targaryens]] were all mad for fire." After the [[Battle of the Bells]], Aerys realized that [[Robert Baratheon]] was no mere outlaw, and that the Targaryens faced their greatest threat since the [[Blackfyre Rebellion|Blackfyre Pretenders]]. He began to disperse his [[Kingsguard]] to take command of the army, recalled [[Rhaegar Targaryen|Rhaegar]] from the south, and sent letters to [[Casterly Rock]]. But when [[Tywin Lannister]] never responded, Aerys commanded his pyromancers [[Rossart]], [[Garigus]] and [[Belis]] “to place caches of [[wildfire]] throughout [[King's Landing]].” Lord [[Qarlton Chelsted|Chelsted]], the current [[Hand of the King|Hand]], tried to stop Aerys from continuing along his mad course, but Aerys had him killed and named the pyromancer [[Rossart]], the man who had burned [[Rickard Stark]] alive, his Hand.
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[[Jaime Lannister|Jaime]] and [[Brienne of Tarth|Brienne]] are in the bathhouse in [[Harrenhal]], washing themselves before meeting [[Roose Bolton]]. Jaime feels dizzy in the hot bath, and begins to tell Brienne his story despite his own misgivings about revealing the tale. Jaime says, "[[Aerys II Targaryen|Aerys]] would have bathed in wildfire if he’d dared. The [[House Targaryen|Targaryens]] were all mad for fire." After the [[Battle of the Bells]], Aerys realized that [[Robert Baratheon]] was no mere outlaw, and that the Targaryens faced their greatest threat since the [[Blackfyre Rebellion|Blackfyre Pretenders]]. He began to disperse his [[Kingsguard]] to take command of the army, recalled [[Rhaegar Targaryen|Rhaegar]] from the south, and sent letters to [[Casterly Rock]]. But when [[Tywin Lannister]] never responded, Aerys commanded his pyromancers [[Rossart]], [[Garigus]] and [[Belis]] “to place caches of [[wildfire]] throughout [[King's Landing]].” Lord [[Qarlton Chelsted|Chelsted]], the current [[Hand of the King|Hand]], found out what was going on and tried to stop Aerys from continuing along his mad course, but Aerys had him killed and named the pyromancer Rossart, the man who had burned [[Rickard Stark]] alive, his Hand.
  
All this time, Jaime remained in the throne room guarding the king and his secrets. After the [[Battle of the Trident|Trident]], Aerys sent [[Rhaella Targaryen|his wife]] and Prince [[Viserys Targaryen|Viserys]] to [[Dragonstone]], but kept [[Elia Martell|Elia]] and her children in the [[Red Keep]] because he thought that Prince [[Lewyn Martell]] had betrayed Rhaegar during the battle. With the wildfire in place, Aerys told Rossart, "The traitors want my city, but I’ll give them naught but ashes. Let Robert be king over charred bones and cooked meat." Aerys may have thought that the great fire would kill everyone, but transform him into a dragon, much as [[Aerion Targaryen|Aerion Brightflame]] had thought. When the Lannisters appeared before King's Landing [[Varys]] advised to keep the gates closed. But on the advise of [[Pycelle]] Aerys led the Lannisters in who proceeded to [[Sack of King's Landing|Sack King's Landing]].  
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All this time, Jaime remained in the throne room guarding the king and his secrets. After the [[Battle of the Trident|Trident]], Aerys sent [[Rhaella Targaryen|his wife]] and Prince [[Viserys Targaryen|Viserys]] to [[Dragonstone]], but kept [[Elia Martell|Elia]] and her children in the [[Red Keep]] because he thought that Prince [[Lewyn Martell]] had betrayed Rhaegar during the battle, and thus needed Elia and the children as hostages to ensure [[Dorne]]'s loyalty. With the wildfire in place, Aerys told Rossart, "The traitors want my city, but I’ll give them naught but ashes. Let Robert be king over charred bones and cooked meat." Aerys may have thought that the great fire would kill everyone, but transform him into a dragon, much as [[Aerion Targaryen|Aerion Brightflame]] had thought. When the [[House Lannister|Lannisters]] appeared before King's Landing [[Varys]] advised to keep the gates closed. But on the advice of [[Pycelle]], Aerys let in the Lannisters, who proceeded to [[Sack of King's Landing|sack King's Landing]].  
  
Jaime felt he had to act after the Mad King commanded him to bring him his father’s head. He killed Rossart, then snuck into the throneroom and killed King Aerys. Days later he hunted down and killed the remaining two of Aerys’s pyromancers, Garigus and Belis, so that their secret would die with them. When Brienne asks why no one else knows this tale, Jaime tells her that the [[Kingsguard]] are sworn to protect the king’s secrets, and that [[Eddard Stark|Eddard]] would never have believed his tale. Jaime then nearly passes out from the heat, and Brienne calls out for [[Qyburn]].  
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Jaime felt he had to act after the Mad King commanded him to bring him his father’s head. He killed Rossart, then returned to the Throne room and killed King Aerys. Days later he hunted down and killed the remaining two of Aerys’ pyromancers, Garigus and Belis, so that their secret would die with them. When Brienne asks why no one else knows this tale, Jaime tells her that the [[Kingsguard]] are sworn to protect the king’s secrets, and that [[Eddard Stark|Eddard]] would never have believed his tale. Jaime then nearly passes out from the heat, and Brienne calls out for [[Qyburn]].  
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They are brought before Roose Bolton, who tells them he chose to wed [[Walda Frey (daughter of Merrett)|Walda Frey]] because Lord [[Walder Frey]] offered him his bride’s weight in silver. When Brienne inquires after [[Arya Stark|Arya]], Bolton mysteriously states that she was lost for a time, but she has been found and is to be returned safely to the north. Bolton tells them he awarded Harrenhal to [[Vargo Hoat]] because the goat was a stranger to the [[Seven Kingdoms]] and did not know ‘the prize was poisoned’. He means the curse of Lord Tywin, for Hoat was not aware of what Tywin does to traitors such as the [[House Tarbeck|Tarbecks]] and the [[House Reyne|Reynes]]. Bolton explains that he has a small problem, because the goat wishes to return Jaime to [[Rickard Karstark]] to claim the Lord’s reward of [[Alys Karstark|his daughter]]’s hand in marriage. Vargo had Jaime’s hand chopped off to send as a grisly token to Lord Tywin, feeling he would be well safe in [[Karhold]]. What he doesn’t know is that [[Robb Stark|Robb]] has beheaded Lord Karstark, and the goat is now doomed. But since Vargo is in Bolton’s employ, Tywin might feel that Bolton was responsible for the maiming as well. Jaime agrees to carry word to his father absolving Bolton of all blame. But as for Brienne, Bolton tells her, "It would be unconscionable of me to deprive Lord Vargo of both his prizes."
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==Character List appearing/mentioned==
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{{Columns|3|
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*[[Jaime Lannister]]
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*[[Brienne of Tarth]]
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*[[Roose Bolton]]
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*[[Aerys II Targaryen]] The Mad King
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*[[Robert Baratheon]]
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*[[Rhaegar Targaryen]]
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*[[Tywin Lannister]]
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*[[Rossart]]
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*[[Garigus]]
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*[[Belis]]
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*[[Qarlton Chelsted]]
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*[[Rickard Stark]]
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*[[Rhaella Targaryen]]
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*[[Viserys Targaryen]]
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*[[Elia Martell]]
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*[[Lewyn Martell]]
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*[[Aerion Targaryen]] Brightflame
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*[[Varys]]
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*[[Pycelle]]
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*[[Eddard Stark]]
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*[[Qyburn]]
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*[[Walda Frey (daughter of Merrett)]]
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*[[Walder Frey]]
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*[[Arya Stark]]
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*[[Vargo Hoat]] The Goat
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*[[Rickard Karstark]]
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*[[Alys Karstark]]
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*[[Robb Stark]]
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}}
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==Places and terms mentioned==
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{{Columns|3|
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*[[Harrenhal]]
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*[[House Targaryen]]
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*[[Battle of the Bells]]
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*[[Blackfyre Rebellion]]
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*[[Kingsguard]]
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*[[Casterly Rock]]
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*[[Wildfire]]
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*[[King's Landing]]
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*[[Hand of the King|Hand]]
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*[[Battle of the Trident]]
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*[[Dragonstone]]
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*[[Red Keep]]
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*[[Dorne]]
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*[[House Lannister]]
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*[[Sack of King's Landing]]
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*[[Kingsguard]]
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*[[Seven Kingdoms]]
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*[[House Tarbeck]]
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*[[House Reyne]]
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*[[Karhold]]
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}}
  
They are brought before Roose Bolton, who tells them he chose to wed [[Fat Walda Frey]] because [[Lord Walder Frey|her father]] had offered him his bride’s weight in silver. When Brienne inquires after [[Arya Stark|Arya]], Bolton mysteriously states that she was lost for a time, but she had been found and was to be returned safely to the north. Bolton tells them he awarded [[Harrenhal]] to [[Vargo Hoat]] because the goat was a stranger to the [[Seven Kingdoms]] and did not know ‘the prize was poisoned’. He means the curse of Lord Tywin, for Hoat was not aware of what Tywin did to traitors such as the [[House Tarbeck|Tarbecks]] and the [[House Reyne|Reynes]]. Bolton explains that he has a small problem, because the goat wishes to return Jaime to [[Rickard Karstark]] to claim the Lord’s reward of [[Alys Karstark|his daughter]]’s hand in marriage. Vargo had Jaime’s hand chopped off to send as a grisly token to Lord Tywin, feeling he would be well safe in [[Karhold]]. What he didn’t know was that Robb had beheaded Karstark, and the goat was now doomed. But since Vargo was in Bolton’s employ, Tywin might feel that Bolton was responsible for the maiming as well. Jaime agrees to carry word to his father absolving Bolton of all blame. But as for Brienne, Bolton tells her, "It would be unconscionable of me to deprive Lord Vargo of both his prizes."
 
  
 
==References and Notes==     
 
==References and Notes==     
 
*The synopsis was copied from Aol member vbkorik27 previously at[http://web.archive.org/web/20080228051425/members.aol.com/vbkorik27/summary/legend.html]     
 
*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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*[http://www.tor.com/blogs/2013/03/a-read-of-ice-and-fire-a-storm-of-swords-part-21 A Read of Ice and Fire: A Storm of Swords, Part 21]. Analyses and summary of the chapter by Leigh Butler.
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*[http://slynt.blogspot.se/2014/02/re-read-jaime-v-do-math-jaime-brienne.html Re-read Jaime V: Do the math, Jaime & Brienne in a bath]. Summary and analyses of the chapter in the course of a 10th reread by Slynt.
  
 
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Latest revision as of 03:55, 8 June 2019

Jaime V
A Storm of Swords chapter
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POV Jaime
Place Harrenhal
Page 416 UK HC (Other versions)
Chapter chronology (All)
Jaime IV
Davos IV  ← Jaime V →  Tyrion V

Jaime VI

Synopsis

Jaime and Brienne are in the bathhouse in Harrenhal, washing themselves before meeting Roose Bolton. Jaime feels dizzy in the hot bath, and begins to tell Brienne his story despite his own misgivings about revealing the tale. Jaime says, "Aerys would have bathed in wildfire if he’d dared. The Targaryens were all mad for fire." After the Battle of the Bells, Aerys realized that Robert Baratheon was no mere outlaw, and that the Targaryens faced their greatest threat since the Blackfyre Pretenders. He began to disperse his Kingsguard to take command of the army, recalled Rhaegar from the south, and sent letters to Casterly Rock. But when Tywin Lannister never responded, Aerys commanded his pyromancers Rossart, Garigus and Belis “to place caches of wildfire throughout King's Landing.” Lord Chelsted, the current Hand, found out what was going on and tried to stop Aerys from continuing along his mad course, but Aerys had him killed and named the pyromancer Rossart, the man who had burned Rickard Stark alive, his Hand.

All this time, Jaime remained in the throne room guarding the king and his secrets. After the Trident, Aerys sent his wife and Prince Viserys to Dragonstone, but kept Elia and her children in the Red Keep because he thought that Prince Lewyn Martell had betrayed Rhaegar during the battle, and thus needed Elia and the children as hostages to ensure Dorne's loyalty. With the wildfire in place, Aerys told Rossart, "The traitors want my city, but I’ll give them naught but ashes. Let Robert be king over charred bones and cooked meat." Aerys may have thought that the great fire would kill everyone, but transform him into a dragon, much as Aerion Brightflame had thought. When the Lannisters appeared before King's Landing Varys advised to keep the gates closed. But on the advice of Pycelle, Aerys let in the Lannisters, who proceeded to sack King's Landing.

Jaime felt he had to act after the Mad King commanded him to bring him his father’s head. He killed Rossart, then returned to the Throne room and killed King Aerys. Days later he hunted down and killed the remaining two of Aerys’ pyromancers, Garigus and Belis, so that their secret would die with them. When Brienne asks why no one else knows this tale, Jaime tells her that the Kingsguard are sworn to protect the king’s secrets, and that Eddard would never have believed his tale. Jaime then nearly passes out from the heat, and Brienne calls out for Qyburn.

They are brought before Roose Bolton, who tells them he chose to wed Walda Frey because Lord Walder Frey offered him his bride’s weight in silver. When Brienne inquires after Arya, Bolton mysteriously states that she was lost for a time, but she has been found and is to be returned safely to the north. Bolton tells them he awarded Harrenhal to Vargo Hoat because the goat was a stranger to the Seven Kingdoms and did not know ‘the prize was poisoned’. He means the curse of Lord Tywin, for Hoat was not aware of what Tywin does to traitors such as the Tarbecks and the Reynes. Bolton explains that he has a small problem, because the goat wishes to return Jaime to Rickard Karstark to claim the Lord’s reward of his daughter’s hand in marriage. Vargo had Jaime’s hand chopped off to send as a grisly token to Lord Tywin, feeling he would be well safe in Karhold. What he doesn’t know is that Robb has beheaded Lord Karstark, and the goat is now doomed. But since Vargo is in Bolton’s employ, Tywin might feel that Bolton was responsible for the maiming as well. Jaime agrees to carry word to his father absolving Bolton of all blame. But as for Brienne, Bolton tells her, "It would be unconscionable of me to deprive Lord Vargo of both his prizes."

Character List appearing/mentioned

Places and terms mentioned


References and Notes