↳ storiesaholic asked: stark or
Oh, shut up, you little fool. Praying for the gods to have mercy on us all? The gods have no mercy, that’s why they’re gods. My father told me that when he caught me praying. My mother had just died, you see. I didn’t really understand the concept of death. The finality of it. I thought if I prayed very very hard, the gods would return her to me.
The Lannisters were an old family, tracing their descent back to Lann the Clever, a trickster from the Age of Heroes who was no doubt as legendary as Bran the Builder, though far more beloved of singers and taletellers. In the songs, Lann was the fellow who winkled the Casterlys out of Casterly Rock with no weapon but his wits, and stole gold from the sun to brighten his curly hair.
Preasoiaf meme: 2 stories about the founding of a house [1/2] → Lann the Clever and House Lannister
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MY FAVOURITE ASOIAF HOUSES → [10/10] » House Royce of Runestone
↳ House Royce of Runestone are an old and powerful noble house of the Vale, sworn to House Arryn. Lord Yohn Royce’s seat is the ancestral castle Runestone, located on the coast of the narrow sea north of Gulltown. Lord Nestor Royce heads a cadet branch occupying the non-hereditary seat of the Gates of the Moon, located on the path that leads to the Eyrie. The Royces of Runestone blazon their arms with black iron studs on bronze, bordered with runes and their motto, is “We Remember”.
"a queen is only a woman after all."
Rhaella had dreamed of her wedding a thousand times, and always she had pictured how her love would stand behind her tall and strong, sweep the cloak of his protection over her shoulders, and tenderly kiss her cheek as he leaned forward to fasten the clasp.
There was no tenderness in her brother’s kiss.
Relations between Aerys and his queen had been strained during the last years of his reign. They slept apart and did their best to avoid each other during the waking hours. But whenever Aerys gave a man to the flames, Queen Rhaella would have a visitor in the night. The day he burned his mace-and-dagger Hand, Jaime and Jon Darry had stood at guard outside her bedchamber whilst the king took his pleasure. “You’re hurting me,” they had heard Rhaella cry through the oaken door. “You’re hurting me.” In some queer way, that had been worse than Lord Chelsted’s screaming. “We are sworn to protect her as well,” Jaime had finally been driven to say. “We are,” Darry allowed, “but not from him.”
make me choose: anon asked: westeros or
Game of Thrones + Swords (requested by agameofqueens)
Daenerys Targaryen challenge ☆
"I am Daenerys Stormborn of the blood of old Valyria and I will take what is mine with fire and blood. “