Things I learned from AGOT...

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Things I learned from AGOT...

PostPosted by Cirondel » Wed Jun 26, 2013 11:14

Here is a collection of things that A Game of Thrones has taught me. First I became fan of the tv series, then the books, and now the game mod! It has taught me all kinds of new vocabulary, history, life lessons, philosophies, and more!

Here's my starting list. Feel free to add your own or modify with your own thoughts/comments. Purely subjective in nature.

1. Craven means cowardly; however, it does not necessarily mean a person isn't brave.

2. A levy is used for raising hell, not blocking floods.

3. Emperor, King, Duke, Count, Baron, etc. Now I know which one is the biggest, and which one is small potatoes.

4. Hand of the King really does exactly what you expect, though more figuratively. He cleans up the king's #@$%. Why else would people fear him.

5. Aurochs are a really dangerous type of wild bull or ox, and especially prized for hunting and feasts. Unfortunately this is why they became extinct in the real world.

6. Valar Morghulis are the two most important words to know in Braavos. I have no idea what it means. My guess would be "die with valor".

7. Maester's don't know everything, and they aren't 100% trustworthy, but they are pretty damn smart. Each link on their chain basically represents licensed certification for a trade that requires expertise knowledge in order to practice. They are like attorneys, doctors, notaries, engineers, scientists, and psychiatrists all wrapped into one. Just make sure the maester actually has a chain attached to him, or you may quickly have a malpractice case on your hands!

8. The cup bearer is the fella who tests to see if your wine is poisoned or not. Make sure you can trust him, or you may wind up dead.

9. A sept is a holy shrine or chapel for worshipping the Andal gods of the Seven. A priest charged with a sept is known as a Septon... NOT as Septom.

10. Dragons are currency! Genius.

11. Vices and virtues are like fine wines. They are a matter of personal taste and style. There is a time and place where each vice and virtue is best used for a situation, and there is also times when choosing the wrong one can be horrendous. Don't get carried away and never mix multiple ones together. Over intoxicating yourself with excess vices and virtues will likely cause a lord to wind up dead. We have the ruler designer to help us know when we've had too much.

12. If you have a vice, wear it like your badge of honor. People will respect or trust you more if they know where you stand on matters.

13. Proclaiming your love and honor for your family sounds like a wonderful thing, but to a rival it sounds more like a threat, insult, or challenge.

14. Vassals and Bannermen aren't pesky servants who fetch your meals, clean your clothes, blow trumpets, and hold standards. They are often powerful lords of keeps, castles, and cities, and need to be dealt with carefully. Stewards are for doing the household chores.

15. Princesses do not live happily ever after lives, such as in Disney movies. Unless you like watching self-righteous hot heads scarier than Judge Judy dealing out justice all day long, you probably won't enjoy spending every day of your life in a royal court of law.

16. Likewise, being noble ain't all it's cracked up to be. Most people wish you were dead. Many will help make that happen sooner rather than later.

17. Nobody wants to be a bastard, but almost everybody loves a good bastard. We can always put a crown on his head if the current ruler sucks, right?

18. A good whore is worth her weight in gold. A whore held in high honor can skillfully work her way into positions of power that even the most adept fail to comprehend.

19. A Lannister ALWAYS pays his debts. Winter IS Coming... isn't it?

20. We can thank Sean Bean for starring in the best role of his career, attracting millions of fans to make A Game of Thrones the success it is, and we can thank Peter Dinklage for captivating us enough to want to stay tuned for a second season after Sean Bean got the axe; but most of all, we have to thank Emelia Clark and Natalie Dormer for sharing their beautiful "assets", and convincing HBO to produce an epic filled with eye candy for us to enjoy. Oh yeah, and George Martin for bringing it all to life! He's the Hugh Hefner of fantasy soft porn.
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Re: Things I learned from AGOT...

PostPosted by LancelotLoire » Wed Jun 26, 2013 12:17

3. Titles of Nobility depend on what realm you are. For instance the "British Empire" was ruled by a King/Queen. I won't bother to list every single variation out but here are a few of the others in order for the English Monarchy
King, Duke, Marquess, Earl(count), Viscount, Baron, Baronet, Knights
A Marquess is pretty much the same as an Earl/Count, but their lands are on the borders of the kingdom. Baronets don't hold titles, it's basically a knighthood that is hereditary
6a. Valar Morghulis = All men must die
6b. Valar Dohaeris = All men must serve
8. A cup bearer that drinks from your wine is a bad cup bearer. Bearer means that they carry it.
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Re: Things I learned from AGOT...

PostPosted by Maartens » Wed Nov 27, 2013 17:52

I learned that sons are for heirs and daughters are for alliances lmao
If Aegon the Conqueror can do, So can we. - Willie Stroker Of House Takeashita
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Re: Things I learned from AGOT...

PostPosted by VxXxV » Wed Nov 27, 2013 20:39

I learn to kill my wife past childbearing age :D
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Re: Things I learned from AGOT...

PostPosted by AdanRyder » Wed Nov 27, 2013 23:11

To never march through The Neck.
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Re: Things I learned from AGOT...

PostPosted by blackninja9939 » Fri Nov 29, 2013 19:25

To never sire 11 bastards and legitimise all of them before I died.
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Re: Things I learned from AGOT...

PostPosted by The Great Other » Sun Dec 01, 2013 23:30

I learned that words are wind.
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Re: Things I learned from AGOT...

PostPosted by MBjarno » Sun Dec 01, 2013 23:58

I've learned that brotherly love is overrated. And that any siblings you have are best disposed of.
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Re: Things I learned from AGOT...

PostPosted by Sansa Stark » Thu Dec 12, 2013 13:09

Never let your only daughter get married unless her husband agrees to take her last name.

Similarly, never let your children choose their marriages. They will always marry people who are old, ugly, poor, not very bright, and nobodies who probably empty chamber pots for your enemies -- even when they could easily marry the handsome heir to the most important title around.
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Re: Things I learned from AGOT...

PostPosted by SerBrightflame » Thu Dec 12, 2013 17:01

I still haven't learnt where whores go...
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Re: Things I learned from AGOT...

PostPosted by Blackfyre7 » Thu Dec 12, 2013 17:59

Never spend 500 years getting bastards in LP positions then legitimizing them all before you die.
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