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Old March 18 2012, 11:04 PM   #644
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Re: A Song of Ice and Fire/Game of Thrones Spoiler-Filled Discussion

One purpose I could see to Aerys ordering them to the Tower would be for them to guard Lyanna so Aerys could use her as a hostage against Ned and Robert, just like how Aerys was using Elia and his grandchildren (and Jaime) as hostages against the Dorne and Lannisters. Maybe if they saw that she was pregnant (and ran into Rhaegar while there) they realized it was safer for her health that she stay at the Tower and they would also stay there to keep her captive on Aerys' orders.

Rhaegar told Jaime, more or less, that he planned to overthrow his father after he defeated Robert so he went along with it since he figured they wouldn't harm her and once he was King he would just order them to stand down.
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