Re: A Song of Ice and Fire/Game of Thrones Spoiler-Filled Discussion
Jeyne as Arya is plausible enough that the northern lords can plead ignorance. It is all just for show and most people who care already know it to be a farce. Who is going to ally with Sansa against the Boltons and Lannisters in such a confrontation?
Not only did Robb possibly legitimize Jon, but it is possible that Ned revealed his true parentage at some point when he was held in the black cells. So there are potentially two letters headed his way (or not) with information that could offer him a kingdom or all 7 on a platter. He is unlikely to break his vows to serve the Watch until his death, but events at the end of ADWD might have changed the landscape a bit.
"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.