Re: A Song of Ice and Fire/Game of Thrones Spoiler-Filled Discussion
Out Of My Vulcan Mind wrote:
I've been refreshing my memory by reading some of the threads at Westeros, and that was Robb's stated intention at the start of the conversation with Catelyn, but some have pointed out that it's only an assumption that he carried through on it rather than being swayed to name someone else - perhaps Arya.
I read the books recently. Arya is assumed to be dead. The options Catelyn resorts to are such distant relatives of the Starks precisely because
Arya is assumed to be dead. I thought it was pretty unambiguous about Jon Snow being named his heir, really.
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