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Game of Thrones Season 4: A Foreshadowing
“The Northerners DEFINITELY will never forget the STARKS….” An EYE for an EYE!!!
Trailer: Game Of Thrones Season 4
KINGS AND a QUEEN & THEIR COURTS
King Stannis Baratheon
King Joffrey Baratheon
King Robb Stark
Queen Daenerys Targaryen
ROGUES & REBELS
MY FAVORITE HOUSE
The STORY so far…
Tywin Lannister oversees the reforging of Ice, the Stark ancestral sword, into two new swords. He gives one to his son Jaime, who tries and fails to return to his earlier life before the loss of his sword hand. Prince Oberyn, on the behalf of his brother, Prince Doran Martell of Dorne, arrives in King’s Landing with his paramour Ellaria Sand to attend the royal wedding and is welcomed by Tyrion Lannister. Oberyn openly reveals to Tyrion his motive for his visit: revenge against the Lannisters for the rape and death of his sister, Elia. In the North, while Styr and his group of cannibal Thenns reinforce Tormund Giantsbane, Ygritte and the other wildlings, Jon Snow has returned to Castle Black and is released by Maester Aemon after confessing what he did during his time with the wildlings to gain information. Across the Narrow Sea, Daenerys Targaryen leads her army on a march towards Meereen, the last of the three great slave cities, though she is troubled by how her dragons become less tame as they grow. In the Riverlands, Arya, accompanied by Sandor “The Hound” Clegane, reclaims her sword Needle from Polliver, and uses it to kill him the same way he murdered Lommy Greenhands, as retribution for her friend.
Roose Bolton returns to the Dreadfort to meet up with his bastard son Ramsay Snow and sees first hand how Theon Greyjoy has been brutalized into a subservient persona called ‘Reek’. His next objective is to find and kill the remaining Stark children, Bran and Rickon, who threaten the legitimacy of his new title, as well as reclaiming the territories under Ironborn occupation. Beyond the Wall, the visions of the Three-eyed Raven compel Bran and his companions to travel further northwards, despite growing hunger. At Dragonstone, Melisandre orders several people to be burned as a tribute to the Lord of Light, to the delight of Queen Selyse and the disgust of Davos and Shireen. In King’s Landing, Tyrion ends his relationship with Shae to protect her from his family and arranges for her to be shipped off to Pentos. Jaime begins discreetly training his left-handed swordplay with the help of Bronn. Later at the Royal Wedding feast, tensions grow between Joffrey and Tyrion. The feast is abruptly cut short when Joffrey succumbs to poisoned wine and dies. A grief-stricken Cersei accuses Tyrion of murdering the king and orders his arrest.
Tyrion is immediately arrested and imprisoned under suspicion of Joffrey’s murder while Tywin begins to groom Tommen to be the next king and enlists Oberyn Martell and Mace Tyrell as judges for Tyrion’s impending trial. Meanwhile, Sansa is smuggled out of King’s Landing with the help of the fool and former knight Dontos Hollard, who brings her to Petyr Baelish’s ship, before Baelish kills him to silence him. In the Riverlands, Arya and the Hound continue their journey, where they meet a kind farmer and his daughter. However, the Hound robs the farmer, much to Arya’s shock. At Dragonstone, Davos tries to figure out how to replenish Stannis’ depleted forces, and requests a loan from the Iron Bank of Braavos to pay for a new army. In the North, Sam, fearing for Gilly’s safety, has her moved out of Castle Black to Mole’s Town, despite Gilly’s desire to stay. Meanwhile, the wildlings continue to raid northern villages. Jon warns them that the wildlings want to lure the Night’s Watch brothers out of Castle Black, and they should instead focus on fortifying their defenses. However, they soon receive word that a band of Night’s Watch mutineers have set up camp at Craster’s Keep. Jon tells the Night’s Watch to organize a party to attack the mutineers, as they cannot risk having any information about the weakness of Castle Black’s defenses leak to Mance Rayder’s approaching army. At Meereen, Daenerys lays siege to the city, and after Daario defeats Meereen’s champion, she tells the slaves to rise up against their masters.
Daenerys successfully captures Meereen amidst a slave revolt, and immediately seeks justice for the slain slave children by nailing 163 masters to posts. At sea, Petyr admits to Sansa that he was responsible for poisoning Joffrey, despite his alliance with the Lannisters. In King’s Landing, Olenna also intimates to Margaery that she ordered the poisoning, and encourages Margaery to seduce Tommen before Cersei has a chance to turn him against her. Jaime meets with Tyrion, and is convinced he is not guilty. However, Cersei is adamant about Tyrion’s guilt, and orders Jaime to hunt down and kill Sansa. Jaime instead tasks Brienne with finding and protecting Sansa, and sends Podrick along with her. In the North, in an effort to get rid of Jon, Alliser Thorne and Janos Slynt conspire to allow Jon to lead an expedition against the Night’s Watch mutineers occupying Craster’s Keep. Meanwhile, Bran and his party stumble upon Craster’s Keep, where they are captured by the mutineers, and Bran is forced to reveal his identity to them. Further north, a White Walker takes Craster’s last newborn son to a secret ritual site, where another White Walker touches the baby’s face, turning its eyes blue.
Tommen is crowned king. Meanwhile, Cersei meets with Margaery, Tywin, and Oberyn, hoping to sway them to her advantage in the coming trial against Tyrion. In the Vale, Petyr takes Sansa to the Eyrie, where she is to pose as his niece. Petyr is then pressured to marry Lysa Arryn that same day. While hospitable at first, Lysa quickly grows suspicious of Sansa, who she fears is attempting to seduce Petyr. In Meereen, after Jorah Mormont informs her about the fallback to slavery of Astapor and Yunkai, Daenerys decides to postpone her invasion of Westeros to bring order to Slaver’s Bay and pronounces herself queen. On the Kingsroad, the Hound catches Arya practicing her water dancing, and he angers her by saying how that fighting style and her teacher Syrio Forel are worthless. On the road, Brienne finds out that Podrick has no practical skills as a squire. However, she is impressed with the fact that he killed a Kingsguard in order to protect Tyrion. Beyond the Wall, Jon’s group attacks the mutineers in Craster’s Keep. Locke attempts to kidnap Bran in the confusion, but is killed by Bran using Hodor’s body. Bran and his company then continue their trek north while Jon kills all of the mutineers and burns down Craster’s Keep.
In Essos, Stannis and Davos travel to Braavos to appeal to the Iron Bank to grant them a loan. Even though the Iron Bank refuses them at first, Davos manages to convince them to back Stannis’ cause, while also resecuring Salladhor Saan and his pirates to Stannis’ cause. In Meereen, Daenerys attempts to take on her new role as Queen as she listens to the requests of her subjects, including Hizdahr zo Loraq and a man whose goats were killed by Daenerys’s increasingly uncontrollable dragons. At the Dreadfort, Yara leads an attack in an effort to rescue Theon but fails when Theon refuses to come with her. After seeing Theon’s current state as Reek, Yara tells her men that Theon is dead. Ramsay rewards Reek for being obedient and, in order to take Moat Cailin, tasks him to pretend to be someone he’s not: Theon Greyjoy. In King’s Landing, Tywin puts a price on the Hound’s head and instructs Varys to continue spying on Daenerys. Later that day, Tyrion is brought to trial for Joffrey’s murder. However, all of the witnesses brought in testify against him, including Meryn Trant, Pycelle, Cersei, Varys and, to Tyrion’s shock, Shae who gives a false testimony. Angry and humiliated, Tyrion demands a trial by combat.
After learning that Cersei has appointed Gregor Clegane as her champion in the upcoming trial by combat, Tyrion is desperate to search for someone to be his champion. When both Jaime and Bronn refuse to fight for his cause, Oberyn Martell steps up, seeing a chance to avenge his sister. Daenerys has sex with Daario, before sending him off on a mission to deal with the resurgent slavers at Yunkai. Melisandre and Selyse prepare for their departure of Dragonstone, and Jon Snow faces off against Alliser Thorne over the incoming wildling threat. Arya and the Hound come across some people from her past: Rorge and Biter. The Hound is wounded but refuses to cauterize his injury. Brienne and Podrick meet another of Arya’s former companions, Hot Pie, and learn of her survival and her time with the Brotherhood. They then resolve to travel to the Vale, reasoning she would go there in search of living relatives. In the Vale, Sansa is kissed by Petyr Baelish in the snow, raising the wrath of her Aunt Lysa, who witnesses the event and later threatens to push Sansa through the Moon Door. However, Baelish intervenes in time and instead pushes Lysa to her death.
The wildlings arrive in Mole’s Town and massacre the entire village. Gilly is discovered by Ygritte, who spares her once she notices the infant she is holding. Sam laments his decision to leave Gilly there, as he believes her dead. Ramsay forces Reek to masquerade as his former self, Theon Greyjoy, and orders him to get the Ironborn to surrender Moat Cailin. The Ironborn surrender in hopes of returning home but are flayed and slaughtered by Ramsay and his army. As a reward for securing the Moat, Roose legitimizes Ramsay as they arrive at Winterfell. Across the Narrow Sea, Missandei and Grey Worm deal with the sexual tension between the two of them. Ser Barristan receives a letter intended for Ser Jorah, which pardons Jorah as a reward for spying on Daenerys. After Barristan confronts Jorah, he gives the letter to Daenerys, who orders Jorah to leave Meereen and never return. In the Vale, Sansa reveals to a council investigating Lysa’s death her true identity and convinces the council of Littlefinger’s innocence. Outside the gate of the Vale, the Hound and Arya arrive and are informed of Lysa’s death. Meanwhile in King’s Landing, Jaime and Tyrion have a philosophical conversation as the trial by combat approaches. During the trial, Prince Oberyn gains the upper hand, but allows his attention to wander while trying to get a confession from the Mountain. The Mountain takes advantage, kills Oberyn and confesses. Tywin sentences Tyrion to death for regicide.
The Night’s Watch prepare for the coming invasion by the wildlings. Gilly arrives at the Wall shortly before Mance Rayder’s army. The wildlings attack from both sides, with one army climbing the Wall, and Ygritte’s army attacking Castle Black. After Ygritte and her army get through, a bloody battle ensues. The wildlings attempt to break through the tunnel leading into Castle Black with the help of several giants and a woolly mammoth, but are stopped by Grenn and five others, who die holding the tunnel. Alliser Thorne goes down to the main level of Castle Black to fight, leaving Janos Slynt in charge. However Slynt proves to be incompetent as a commander, and is tricked into going down the main level, effectively leaving Jon in charge. Pyp is shot by Ygritte and dies in Sam’s arms. After watching Jon kill Styr the Thenn, Ygritte prepares to kill Jon, but is shot by Olly, who finally gets revenge on Ygritte for killing his family. Jon holds Ygritte in his arms as she dies. With the help of Jon’s direwolf, Ghost, the Night’s Watch secure the ground level of Castle Black. The wall climbers are sliced apart and completely obliterated from a massive scythe that acts as the Wall’s secret weapon. The wildlings retreat, but, Jon predicts, not for long. Seeing no other choice, he goes beyond the Wall to find and kill Mance.
EPISODE 40 SEASON FINALE
Jon Snow treats with Mance Rayder, but their negotiations are interrupted when Stannis Baratheon and his army suddenly overrun the wildling army and take Mance prisoner. Later, the Night’s Watch burn the bodies of their dead while Jon burns Ygritte beyond the wall. Bran and his party come upon the large Heart Tree from his visions, but as they arrive they are attacked by wights; though Jojen is killed, Bran, Hodor and Meera are saved by a child of the forest who takes them to the three-eyed raven. In Meereen, Daenerys responds to a former slave’s wish of being sold into slavery again by allowing him to contract his labor to his former master on a yearly basis. The next citizen brings her the charred remains of his daughter who was burned by one of her dragons. As a precaution, Daenerys chains her other dragons in the catacombs. In the Vale, Brienne and Podrick come upon Arya and the Hound. Brienne mortally wounds the Hound, while Arya escapes. With the coin Jaqen H’ghar gave her, Arya buys passage on a ship bound for Braavos. Meanwhile in King’s Landing, Cersei orders Qyburn to do anything to save the Mountain. She confronts her father, threatening to reveal her and Jaime’s incestuous affairs if she is forced to marry Loras. Tyrion is released from his cell by Jaime, but he later finds Shae in Tywin’s bed and kills her. He then confronts his father in the privy and shoots him with Joffrey’s crossbow, before escaping the city with Varys.
“Valar Dohaeris” and “Dark Wings, Dark Words”
“Walk of Punishment” and “And Now His Watch Is Ended”
“Kissed by Fire” and “The Climb”
“The Bear and the Maiden Fair” and “Second Sons”
PLACES IN THE REALM
COAT OF ARMS, BANNERS, & SIGILS
Game of Thrones Characters & Posters
Disneyfied and Animated
If the 50 U.S. states and territories has their own sigils this would be it…
- What We All Can Learn from Game of Thrones’ Daenerys Targeryn (projecteve.com)
- Varma Cast in “Game of Thrones” (sliceofscifi.com)
- According to George R.R. Martin, This Is What the Iron Throne Looks Like (neatorama.com)