A Storm of Swords-Chapter 72
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Jaime is seated with the Small Council, as King Tommen signs all the papers brought before him by Ser Kevan. The Lannisters are granting Riverrun to Ser Emmon Frey and Kevan’s sister Genna, once the Blackfish has surrendered. They legitimize Ramsay Snow and name Roose Bolton Warden of the North. Ser Rolph Spicer is granted Castamere, and raised to lord, and Lord Gawen Westerling, his wife, and daughter Jeyne are all granted a royal pardon, along with Lord Jonos Bracken, Lord Vance, Lord Goodbrook and Lord Mooton for entering King Tommen’s service. Jaime had recently lost during a spar with Ser Addam Marbrand, and is disgusted that he cannot fight left-handed, especially after receiving the new Valyrian sword from his father.
Outside, he watches Steelshanks Walton and his men prepare to leave King's Landing, and sees a girl who claims to be Arya Stark. Jaime is pretty sure she is not the real Arya, yet she is to be presented to Ramsay at the Dreadfort. Ser Gregor’s screams from Pycelle’s solar can be heard throughout the Red Keep, for Lord Tywin has demanded that the Grand Maester heal him so that the King’s Justice can kill him (rather than a poisoned spear). Jaime recalls his father mentioning that Stannis and his fleet have left Dragonstone, leaving only a token force to guard the island. Later, Cersei visits him in the White Sword Tower, and reveals that their father plans to send her back to Casterly Rock so that he will have a free hand in raising Tommen. During their conversation, Jaime puzzles out that it was Joffrey who sent the assassin to kill Bran, even though Cersei doesn’t believe him when he tells her his suspicions. When she begins to unlace Jaime’s breeches, he sends her off in anger.
He then has Brienne and Ser Loras brought before him, and the Knight of Flowers reveals that after speaking with the woman, he now believes she may be innocent. Ser Loras is dismissed, and Jaime reveals his belief that Tyrion is innocent, and that the Arya Stark sent north with Steelshanks was not the real Arya. Ser Jaime Lannister then commands Brienne to find and protect Lady Catelyn’s daughters, as they had both pledged to do, and gives her the Valyrian sword he had so recently received from his father, saying, "A sword so fine must bear a name. It would please me if you would call this one ‘Oathkeeper’. Sansa Stark is my last chance for honor."
References and Notes
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