Posts Tagged ‘Prince Doran’

If you’re unfamiliar with the land of Dorne, the southernmost of the Seven Kingdoms of Westeros in HBO’s Game of Thrones, then this post possibly won’t be all that interesting. It’ll also be spoilery should you wish to go back and watch the show or read the books. (You should read the books, because Dorne has a better reputation on the page.)

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Television Sand Snakes: Admit that we’re cool!
Book Reader: Never! I’ll never admit to such lies!

Dorne: the region in the Seven Kingdoms that defiantly resisted Aegon the Conqueror the longest; the people of Dorne eventually joined the super-kingdom in Westeros on their own terms. It’s recognized as a pretty crazy place.

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As the title suggests, this post will be covering Game of Thrones, specifically the quality of the armed (in some cases, hired) help. If you’re not caught up with the sixth season, then be warned that I will be talking spoilery plot points that had sweeping political ramifications.

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Prince Doran: It is fortunate for me that I have a cadre of vigilant guards to protect me from spoilery plot points with sweeping political ramifications.
Ellaria: Oh Doran! You’re adorably naive.

Usually, I’d say that the only problem with having guards on Game of Thrones is not having enought of them…

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