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Old March 19 2012, 08:11 AM   #647
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Re: A Song of Ice and Fire/Game of Thrones Spoiler-Filled Discussion

Remember that by the time Ned got to the tower both Rhaegar and Aerys had been dead for months, as was baby Aegon(probably). The rightful king would have been Viserys who ran with the queen to Dragonstone. It isn't a question of why they were there, but why they stayed there after the two people who could have given them orders to be there were dead and their oath had transferred to someone else who needed their swords far more. The only explanation for them staying is if they were guarding someone with a better claim than Viserys.
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