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

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

Underestimation, Failure, Exile, and Poor Planning in Westeros

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

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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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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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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Robert's Rebel Yell (12.1)

Part 1: The Movers and Shakers That Shook and Moved The Realm

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

The Wardens of Long Island dig deep into the Realm-wide conflict that is known as Robert's Rebellion. The timeline begins immediately following the narrative of their Southron Ambitions episodes as King Scab (good old Aerys II Targaryen) sends his swiftest Royal raven to The Eyrie with a message politely asking Lord Jon Arryn for the decapitated heads of both his wards- the brand-new Lord of Winterfell Eddard Stark, and Lord Robert Baratheon of Storm's End. If he had thought to oblige his King, it takes but one look at Ned's puppy-dog eyes and Jon Arryn is convinced that he cannot do what is demanded of him.

#TPTWP detail the c%$@ out of the noble men that would be the heroes and villains of the civil war to come: Jon Arryn- Lord of the Eyrie and Defender of The Vale of Arryn, Eddard Stark- The new Lord of Winterfell, Robert Baratheon- The young Lord of Storm's End, Hoster Tully- The Lord of Riverrun and The Lord Paramount of The Trident, Rhaegar Targaryen- The Crown Prince of Dragonstone and Heir to The Iron Throne of Westeros, Aerys II Targaryen- The King of The Andals, The Rhoynar, and The First Men and The Defender of The Realm, Varys- The Master of Whispers on The King's Small Council, and Jon Connington- The Lord of Griffin's Roost and the newly named Hand to The King.

John and SeannieWan also breakdown which part of the Realm would side with The Rebels and which would stay loyal to House Targaryen.

There is even a bit of musing on the possibly purposely confusing timeline that precedes the outbreak of violence and goes through the majority of the war.

The breathtaking artwork for this episode is titled Robert and Eddard and created by a Hungarian artist called Enife. More ASoIaF related artwork by her, as well as plenty of beautiful, non-ASoIaF related creations, can be found at enife.deviantart.com.

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 Lords of Chit-Chat:October 2017 (Sp18)

Stuff and Things

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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 kick back and chit-chat about all the relevant issues affecting Americans. Or some of them... Star Wars, Aegon Targaryen, and other important stuff and things...

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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