RFTIT Tumblr Weeklyish Roundup

Grading is done, the holidays are almost done, so I finally have some time to catch up on my Tumblring. It’s a bit of a light mailbag b/c of the aforesaid grading and holidaying, but there’s some good stuff here:




7 thoughts on “RFTIT Tumblr Weeklyish Roundup

  1. Crystal says:

    I wonder if part of the deal with Harrenhal is that it’s a hot potato – maybe the more sensible lords don’t want to be left holding it. Completely aside from any alleged curse, it’s too big to maintain properly without huge expense. The Tullys might be happier letting the Iron Throne decide who gets the albatross rather than *they* having to take on the trouble and expense in between other owners.

  2. Brett says:

    Do you think the Curse of Harrenhal is an area effect, or only applies if you get the castle as part of the grant from the King?

    • Crystal says:

      Brett – I wonder the same thing; in fact I’ve wondered if the curse applies to all the parts of Harrenhal if it’s torn down and used as scrap. The latter would really, really suck, because that’s some valuable building material right there, ready to be put to good use rebuilding villages or whatever.

    • Grant says:

      If such a curse exists (which it might given Jaime’s dream), it’s probably a matter of controlling it. There have been people who never got it from a king and still suffered horribly after holding it.

      • Crystal says:

        In that case, the scrap materials wouldn’t be cursed. Good. That’s the best purpose for Harrenhal – it’s an albatross/white elephant, curse or no curse, so tearing it down and using the materials for rebuilding smallfolk houses, septs, even a *more modest* lordly dwelling, would be its best fate.

    • I think you have to own it or have lordship over it; the king isn’t necessary. Vargo Hoat and Tywin got the treatment without it.

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