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A genius Game of Thrones fan has decoded Sansa Stark’s mysterious letter

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A genius Game of Thrones fan has decoded Sansa Stark's mysterious letter

In Game of Thrones season 6 episode 7, The Broken Man, we all saw how Jon, Sansa and Ser Davos got busy trying to gather an army to march agains the Boltons, but we also saw how they were kicked out of most of the places, apart from getting 62 men from the fiesty Lady Mormont of Bear Island. Amidst this chaos, Sansa Stark (or wait, is it Lannister or Bolton?) was seen sitting down to write a letter. What this letter said, however, nobody could figure out thanks to all of the mystery that the showrunners love to create. But whatever the show does, fans decipher it better.

Redditor CreepyPancakes went on to translate this message by zooming in, taking a screenshot, and flipping the letter upside down so as to be able to read it. And this ingenious method has managed to reveal what she wrote in the letter. The decoded letter was posted on Imgur and it goes like this: “[…] promised(?) to protect me. Now you have a chance to fulfill your promise […] Knights of the Vale are under your command. Ride north for Winterfell. Lend us your aid and I shall see that you are well rewarded.”

Here’s the process that CreepyPancakes followed while decoding the letter.

Step 1: Find the picture

A genius Game of Thrones fan has decoded Sansa Stark's mysterious letter

 

Step 2: Invert it

A genius Game of Thrones fan has decoded Sansa Stark's mysterious letter

 

Step 3: Zoom in!

A genius Game of Thrones fan has decoded Sansa Stark's mysterious letter

 

Step 4: Enhance! Enhance! ENHANCE!!

A genius Game of Thrones fan has decoded Sansa Stark's mysterious letter

The translation process was also explained by the fan as, “I’ve traced the legible words in black, and the barely legible (plus educated guesses on the missing ones, based on surrounding words) in red. ‘north’ and ‘rewarded’ are legible in other shots of the letter, such as when she stamps it. Question marks indicate a dubious word, but the most likely.” In other words: it might not be exact, but it’s probably pretty close.”

This revelation has now given more boost to two of the popular theories about Sansa going around on the internet these days. The first, and most obvious theory,  is that she might have written to Littlefinger about getting the Knights of the Vale to fight for her, and the other theory suggests that Sansa might actually be trying to contact her cousin Robin Arryn for his help.

It only makes the subject more curious, and we simply can’t wait until the next episode!






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Game of Thrones fans react to Jon Snow and Ghost’s reunion in the series finale

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Game of Thrones pulled off a sneaky on us. In the fourth episode Season 8, we saw Jon Snow leave Ghost without petting him. In the series finale, Season 8 episode 6, “The Iron Throne“, we saw Jon reunite with Ghost, and the fans loved it. Read on!

Jon had earlier sent Ghost with Tormund to the real North, while he was leaving Winterfell, and he didn’t even pet him. This had upset a lot of fans. However in the series finale, we saw Ghost waiting for Jon at the Wall, and they reunite, resulting in our good boy getting a long pet. The fans took to Twitter to appreciate this:

How did you react to Jon reuniting with Ghost and finally petting him? Tell us in the comments, down below!






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Game of Thrones Finale sees Arya Stark finally embracing her old dream

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Game of Thrones series Finale gave each character their dues, some satisfactory and some not so much. But the Stark kids seem to be doing pretty well! Just as Sansa got her childhood wish, Arya Stark too took her first steps in a direction she always wanted to go.

This post contains spoilers, so stop reading if you haven’t seen the finale yet (but seriously, what are you doing? Hurry up!).

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“What’s West of Westeros?” Arya Stark had asked out back in Season 6. She was talking to Lady Crane, an actress who helped her with a stab wound and let Arya stay at her place. That’s what she really wants, to go off exploring beyond where the maps stop.

She couldn’t then. Arya came back home, avenged her family’s death, saved humanity from the undead invasion and survived the carnage at King’s Landing. All her duties done, and Winter already receding, Arya now goes back to her old dream of becoming an explorer. In the last scenes of Game of Thrones Season 8 Finale, we see Arya sailing on a ship, journeying to the “west of Westeros”.

Arya had always been an anomaly in the rigid society of Westeros. She was expected to marry a lord and bear his children. But Arya never saw herself in that role. That’s why she rejected Gendry’s proposal in episode 4, even though she clearly had affection for him. She knew that marriage, even to someone she loves, will bind her in society’s expectations. Arya rejected that with all her heart.

Game of Thrones may not be as kind to everyone, but I’m glad at least Arya got her happy ending!






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In Game of Thrones Series Finale, a new era dawns on the Small Council

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By the end of the Game of Thrones Series Finale, Westeros is not as it was before. Some changes are big and are immediately visible, like the fate of the Starks and the Targaryens. But some changes are subtle, yet far more impactful in the long run. One such detail is the all-new Small Council of King’s Landing that is formed after the Last War.

This post contains massive spoilers, so be warned!

In an unexpected twist, Brandon Stark was chosen as the King of the Six Kingdoms (North chose to remain out). And as tradition demands, a small council was formed to aid him in the ruling. As Bran’s chosen Hand, Tyrion Lannister presides over the existent Small Council, whose main work is filling up the vacant posts right now. But the people who get precedence in joining the Small Council is quite interesting.

Here are all of them: Ser Davos Seaworth as Master of Ships, Ser Bronn of Blackwater as Master of Coin, Samwell Tarly as Grand Maester, and Brienne of Tarth as Lord Commander of the Kingsguard. Now let’s have a closer look.

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Davos and Bronn are lowborn – one was a smuggler and another a mercenary. Sam is a Black Brother whose rights to hold power positions were forfeited. The Kingsguards are all knights and women cannot be knights in Westeros. Brienne would have been barred out of this position by her gender alone – and yet here she is.

In the deeply feudal society of Westeros, the four principle advisers to the King are people who have no birthright to be there, yet all of them have gone through enough experience to earn their place (Although Bronn’s position seems to be a trade-off regarding his ‘service’ of the Lannister brothers). That’s a quiet revolution going on right there.

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With the Iron Throne gone and the hereditary kingship system broken (Bran cannot father children and his successor will have to be chosen), the Small Council’s power and prominence grow tenfold. Democracy or not,  interesting times ahead for Westeros!






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