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    Westeros comes apart at the seams after the destruction of King's Landing and the death of Daenerys Targaryen. Jon Snow departs to Beyond the Wall, where winter no longer holds sway over the land, running from his name, his heritage, and his duty.

    But when a new threat rises from across the sea, and forces him to come back to everything he'd thought he'd escaped from, he learns that Alliser Thorne was right: Jon is destined to fight their battles forever.

    Takes place after season 8, with three major divergences: Rhaenys/Aegon live, Jon is named Aemon Targaryen, and Bran does not become King; rather, Westeros splits into independent kingdoms.

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    05 Feb 2021

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    Daenerys comes back to life in Asshai but she is not the old Daenerys. She is driven by vengeance and in search of her old enemies.

    Two family members make different decisions in two different families. In the True North, Jon Snow defends his adopted people against Ironborn attacks and finds betrayal.

    The Eight Kingdoms fall into war over the Crownlands and disputed borders. Jon Snow, now Aemon Targaryen, embraces both sides of his heritage and discovers new family members. House Stark and House Targaryen or the North grow bigger but Westeros faces great from Daenerys's forces advancing through Essos.

    The Dornish, with their intact army, attack the Reach. The Red Priests under Kinvara lead the attack. This is not a HEA.

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    Joffrey's not as frightened of his handless uncle as he is of the monstrous one. Tywin chooses between the Baratheon Crown and the future of Casterly Rock. Across the Narrow Sea, Mad Aerys' daughter seeks the Iron Throne.

    Focus on Lannisters and Targaryens, but includes chapters from Beyond the Wall to Dorne.

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    04 Feb 2021

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    “Mothers and their children are in a category all their own. There’s no bond so strong in the entire world. No love so instantaneous and forgiving.” —Gail Tsukiyama

    On the march back home after House Baratheon ousts House Targaryen from the Iron Throne, Lady Maege Mormont confronts Eddard Stark about the true parentage of his supposed bastard, Jon Snow.

    Eight years later, Jon Snow is sent to foster at Bear Island, and gains something he wanted and needed:

    A Mother.

    As a bonus he gained a few more sisters too.

    In which the North wins the Game of Thrones not just by having the best piece on the board, but the best mother a child could ask for.

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    22 Jan 2021

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    What happens when baby JonnSnow is raised at Winterfell age 0-8, then by the Mormont at Bear Island age 8-11/17, then squire to Lord Yohn Royce at Rhinestone age 11?-15. At age 15, Jon visits Winterfell for his sister Arya's 7th birthday and meets the Dustin's etc

    Politics in the Houses of the North, or the backstory of House Stark -
    * Willam Stark md Melantha Blackwood of the Riverlands, resulting in carnage ("The Wolves of Winterfell"),
    * Edwyle Stark md Marna Locke, and sister Jocelyn Stark md a junior Royce of the Vale (great-grandson a Templeton with a Gulltown Arryn mother);
    * Rickard Stark md Lyarra Stark (dau of his great-uncle Roderick snd his wife Arya Flint)
    * Eddard Stark md Catelyn Tully of the Riverlands. Worshipper of the Seven

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    Old powers waken. Shadows stir. An age of wonder and terror will soon be upon us, an age for gods and heroes.

    The battle at the Tower of Joy has a different conclusion. The son of Prince Rhaegar Targaryen and Lady Lyanna Stark is raised by the last surviving member of the Kingsguard, Ser Arthur Dayne.

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    18 Jan 2021

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    Old title:"The Sorcerer King"

    Arthur Dayne lives as does Ashara. They kidnap newborn Jon from his dying mother. But Lyanna lives.

    Rhaella lives but Stannis is brutally murdered during an apparent surrender at Dragonstone. The Targaryens are divided, with Arthur and Ashara raising Jon/Aemon in secret, and Lucerys Velaryon raising Viserys.

    This is no happy ending. Ned Stark's efforts to bring back his nephew result in tragedy. Lyanna is not allowed to leave Winterfell or the North. Robert raises a standing army, and fathers a second family with Delena Florent. Jaime Lannister leaves the Kingsguard but fathers three bastards with his sister.

    So with canon follow in Ned Stark being imprisoned by Cersei and killed by Joffrey? Will Joffrey be a good king or a bad king? What about Viserys, raised by Lucerys Velaryon who facilitated Aerys' cruelties? Is FAegon out there?

    This is a crueller version of GoT. Secret heirs born of secret marriages by betrothed or married men who were not free to contract those marriages. Westerosi raised heirs versus "true" heirs. So much closer to what went down in medieval Castile and Portugal, and 15th century England. The rightful heir are not necessarily nice men, not do the good ones win.

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    A SI into Selyse Florent, later Selyse Baratheon. Refusing this time around to be vexed by a mustache, lack of indoor plumbing, and no more guacamole in favor of keeping her eyes on the prize: Surviving the upcoming Long Night and not letting Melisandre go Full Melisandre.

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    03 Dec 2020

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    Selyse Florent, niece of Lord Florent, seeks to change her lifestyle and skills at age ten.