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"Am I The King Now?" Asked Robert

Lord Tywin Calls an Audible (12.5)

Robert's Rebel Yell, Part 5

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Born amidst salt and smoke- Just off the Long Island Expressway- Beneath a bleeding star...

The Promised Princes return from their Thanksgiving hiatus with a vengeance.

Rhaegar Targaryen has fallen at The Trident to Robert Baratheon's warhammer. The repercussions are immediately felt throughout Westeros and the revolution picks up its pace.

Upon word of Prince Rhaegar's death, House Greyjoy sets sail to throw their fate in with the Rebels, Tywin Lannister finally stirs at Casterly Rock and marches east to King's Landing with the powers of the Westerlands, and The Mad King completely loses his s@#%.

TPTWP focus this week is The Sack of King's Landing and the pieces moving into place for this horrible, war-ending event.

The artwork for this episode is titled AGOT:Tywin Lannister and was created by Tiziano Baracchi. More of his work can be found RIGHT HERE.

The Princes That Were Promised are John and SeannieWan. Every week they tear apart Westeros and sift through the pieces to bring their Leal and Loyal Subjects the history of the Realm and The Known World from both George R. R. Martin's A Song of Ice and Fire and HBO's adaptation, Game of Thrones.

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'Two Dudes Duel to The Death In a River' - Robert's Rebel Yell (12.4)

Hastily-Made Decisions, Lack of Communication, Misinterpreted Public Perception, and Increasing Chaos Climax In Single Combat

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Born amidst salt and smoke- Just off the Long Island Expressway- Beneath a bleeding star...

The Battle of The Trident is likely the most important and infamous battle in the history of Westeros, post-Aegon's Conquest. A strong case can be made that its legacy surpasses any single battle fought during the thousands of years that Westeros was 7 squabbling Kingdoms as well; long before Aegon claimed the Realm for House Targaryen and conquered it with Fire and Blood.

The High Lords and lands loyal to King Aerys II Targaryen were led through The Riverlands to The Trident River by The Crown Prince Rhaegar Targaryen intending to end the rebellion against The Iron Throne being led in the field by Rhaegar's cousin, Lord Robert Baratheon of Storm's End. The Rebels were indeed outnumbered by the Loyalists but their advantage lay in their united cause, the momentum they gained with each victory in the field, the knowledge that a loss would mean their death at the command of The Mad King, and their leadership- particularly Jon Arryn, Hoster Tully, Ned Stark, and especially Robert, whose skill, charisma and cause were the greatest of motivations for his soldiers.

Join John and SeannieWan for the 4th part of Robert's Rebel Yell, an analysis of Robert's Rebellion- the civil war that altered hundreds of years of Westerosi history and resulted in the first time that the Realm was united and ruled by one King who was not Targaryen. This week, #TPTWP go deep with The Battle of The Trident- its setup and the battle itself.

The artwork for Two Dudes Duel to The Death In a River (12.4) is titled Rhaegar's final moments. It depicts (possibly on looseleaf paper) the death of Prince Rhaegar at the hands of Robert Baratheon. The piece was created by artist Zimovskij. More of his work (not all on looseleaf paper) can be found HERE...

The Princes That Were Promised are John and SeannieWan. Every week they tear apart Westeros and sift through the pieces to bring their Leal and Loyal Subjects the history of the Realm and The Known World from both George R. R. Martin's A Song of Ice and Fire and HBO's adaptation, Game of Thrones.

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'S*** Just Got Real,' said Aerys - Robert's Rebel Yell (12.3)

Underestimation, Failure, Exile, and Poor Planning in Westeros

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The opening conflicts of Robert's Rebellion have not gone the way Aerys The Mad would have thought they'd have gone, had he thought at all. All signs seem to point to a catastrophic lack of thinking by King Aerys II Targaryen.

The Mad King could have asked his advisors if burning and strangling noble Lords and demanding other noble Lords send him the heads of more noble Lords would result in a peaceful rule, but it's unlikely he did. Thus and so Rebels win a handful of victories over Targaryen Loyalists and Robert Baratheon becomes the face of a movement to change Westeros forever.

As both sides regroup from The Battle of The Bells, Lord Jon Connington of Griffin's Roost loses the Office of Hand to The King, his Lordship, and Griffin's Roost. Aerys sends for his son Rhaegar to return from his extended holiday and help out, and sends words to Tywin Lannister to enter the field and help the Iron Throne. Mace Tyrell, the Lord of Highgarden and Warden of The South digs into a siege of Storm's End that he probably hopes will last the duration of the conflict. Ned Stark and Jon Arryn save the alliance that Hoster Tully had made with Rickard Stark, while Robert gains victory and accolades in between sharing beds with young women that aren't Lyanna Stark.

Musings: baby names inspired by Game of Thrones; John reveals his future daughter's name; and the issue of who is older- Robb or Jon is put to rest... sort of.

The art for this episode is titled Lord of Griffin's Roost by Oppiana and more of her unique work can be found O'er Yonder...

The Princes That Were Promised are John and SeannieWan. Every week they tear apart Westeros and sift through the pieces to bring their Leal and Loyal Subjects the history of the Realm and The Known World from both George R. R. Martin's A Song of Ice and Fire and HBO's adaptation, Game of Thrones.

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'Making The 8's' - Robert's Rebel Yell (12.2)

Robert Plays Roadrunner and Coyote with Crown Loyalists

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FOR ALL PUBLISHED BOOKS IN #GRRM'S A Song of Ice and Fire AS WELL AS ALL TELEVISED EPISODES OF HBO'S Game of Thrones...

Born amidst salt and smoke- Just off the Long Island Expressway- Beneath a bleeding star...

John and SeannieWan delve into Robert's Rebellion from the outbreak of fighting in The Vale of Arryn, Ned Stark's journey to Winterfell, and Robert Baratheon storming the walls of Gulltown all the way to the failure of Aerys Targaryen's 'Anti-Robert' Jon Connington at The Stoney Sept.

#TPTWP also muse on Rhaegar Targaryen's motives and if he actually had the Southron Ambitions that Rickard Stark strove for.

The Princes That Were Promised are John and SeannieWan. Every week they tear apart Westeros and sift through the pieces to bring their Leal and Loyal Subjects the history of the Realm and The Known World from both George R. R. Martin's A Song of Ice and Fire and HBO's adaptation, Game of Thrones.

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Roy Dotrice (M.25)

Thoughts on The Master Story Narrator

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Born amidst salt and smoke- Just off the Long Island Expressway- Beneath a bleeding star...

SeannieWan shares his experiences having listened to Roy Dotrice narrate ASoIaF to him at least 5 and possibly 6 times through the published volumes.

The Princes That Were Promised are John and SeannieWan. Every week they tear apart Westeros and sift through the pieces to bring their Leal and Loyal Subjects the history of the Realm and The Known World from both George R. R. Martin's A Song of Ice and Fire and HBO's adaptation, Game of Thrones.

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The Princes That Were Promised is an ActionPacked!Podcast

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Produced by Sean Block with John Khantzian

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