Tag Archives: War

EPISODE 40 – BALON – I AM THE GREYJOY

Yolkboy and Lady Gwyn analyze Balon Greyjoy, from his youth and his first rebellion to the King who masterminded the ironborn takeover of the North during the War of the Five Kings.

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EPISODE 37 – Wot5K, pt 3 – AND THEN THERE WAS ONE

Lady Gwynhyfvar and yolkboy return with the final part of their analysis of the War of the Five Kings. This episode covers the fate of the remaining claimants to the Iron Throne, the conclusion of the war, and its aftermath. The usual words and readings complete the episode.

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EPISODE 35 – Wot5K, pt 2 – FIVE KINGS

yolkboy and Lady Gwynhyfvar return with part two of their analysis of the War of the Five Kings. In this episode we cover the action in the Riverlands, North, Iron Islands, Stormlands and Crownlands, with special focus on the Battle of Blackwater and its aftermath. Also included are our usual readings and an advert from Westeros.

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EPISODE 33 – Wot5K, pt 1 – THE WOLF & THE LION

yolkboy and Lady Gwynhyfvar present the first of a multi-part analysis of the War of the Five Kings, the conflict which drives much of the action in A Song of Ice and Fire. In this episode we cover the players and their backgrounds, and the origins and opening salvos of the conflict. Quotes from the text and messages from Westeros complete the episode.

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EPISODE 32 – RENLY – THE COPPER KING

Lady Gwyn and yolkboy analyze the life of Renly Baratheon, the third Baratheon brother and self proclaimed King of the Seven Kingdoms, from his youth to his time as Master of Laws, and his brief reign and early death, with special attention paid to the politics the led to his campaign to win the throne. The usual readings and an advert from Westeros complete the episode.

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EPISODE 30 – ROBB, Part 2 – KING IN THE NORTH

Lady Gwyn and yolkboy wrap up their two part analysis of Robb Stark, picking up with King Robb’s war in the Riverlands and the events that led to his heading back to the North via the Twins. A complete analysis of the Red Wedding and Robb’s legacy, along with a look at some theories from the fandom, and an advert from Westeros wrap up the episode.

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EPISODE 29 – ROBB, Part 1 – THE YOUNG WOLF

Lady Gwyn and yolkboy present the first of a two part analysis of Robb Stark, from Robb’s youth as the heir to Winterfell to his march south to war in the Riverlands and his acclamation as King in the North in the wake of his father’s death. A special section on the history of the Kings in the North and House Stark, and theories related to that history, wraps up the episode.

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EPISODE 28 – ROBERT – DEMON OF THE TRIDENT

Lady Gwyn and yolkboy analyze Robert Baratheon and Robert’s Rebellion with special guest SomethingLikeaLawyer from the Wars and Politics of Ice and Fire blog. We begin with a close look at Robert’s background and the political context of the rebellion, followed by an in depth examination of the players and battles of the war that changed the face of Westeros. We wrap things up with an assessment of Robert’s reign, and our usual readings and two PSAs from Westeros round out the episode.

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