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.
"There is no reason why good cannot triumph as often as evil. The triumph of anything is a matter of organization. If there are such things as angels, I hope that they are organized along the lines of the Maffia." - Winston Niles Rumfoord.