Thursday, 19 October 2017

Game of Thrones Gossip #38 Robb Stark

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Now I'm looking at the main characters introduced in season two, what our season one characters were doing and looking at all the bests bits. Enjoy the season two posts! 


"Tell Lord Tywin, winter is coming for him. Twenty thousand northerners marching south to find out if he really does shit gold." 

Robb continues to lead his army against the Lannisters with his bravery and fearlessness earning him the nickname of 'The Young Wolf'. He has shown great common sense in keeping Jaime Lannister in his ever moving camp rather than lock him a castle where he might be able to bribe his way out or where Tywin can mount a rescue attempt. He has shown that he has a sound tactical mind for warfare, rivaling Tywin Lannister in that respect. He is also aware of the need for allies in this war. He has already allied with Walder Frey and his forces, and in return for their support and safe passage over the bridge, he has agreed to marry a Frey girl. Now he has Catelyn trying to make a deal with Renly and has allowed his best friend Theon to return to the Iron islands to try and ally with Balon Greyjoy, a decision that will have fatal consequences and one that Catelyn does not agree with. He sends peace terms to Cersei which he knows she will never agree to but it shows he means business.


In the aftermath of the Battle of Oxcross, Robb becomes intrigued by Talisa, a medic from Volantis. Catelyn instantly recognises the attraction between the pair and starts reminding Robb of the deal he made with Walder Frey. He knows he is getting good advice but he keeps putting himself in Talisa's path, and becoming more interested in her. It is something that his men notice as well. When news of Theon's betrayal arrives from Winterfell, Robb is furious and is ready to go north to deal with it himself but lets Roose persuade him not to. It is clear that they will lose all their gains if Robb heads home now so Roose offers to send his bastard son Ramsay to retake Winterfell. This time, Robb follows the offered advice but demands that Theon be brought to him alive for punishment. He feels totally betrayed by his friend, someone he viewed almost as a brother. Catelyn can't resist a 'told you so' moment. Both are very worried about Bran and Rickon.

Robb takes more prisoners until his cells are overflowing and puts the Lannister messenger, Alton in with Jaime. He then takes Talisa on a mission to get the Crag to surrender so that she can get medical supplies and while he is gone, Jaime escapes killing Alton and Torrhen Karstark. Torrhen's furious father Rickard vents his spleen at Catelyn and is less than amused that Robb has taken Talisa with him on the mission. Resentment is starting. Robb returns to discover that Catelyn has sent Jaime and Brienne to King's Landing and he is furious that she has released a valuable prisoner, and upset his men. Robb was well aware that however much he loved his sisters, they could not be used to trade for Jaime as he is a knight, a Lannister and a prisoner of massive value. Now he has no leverage against the Lannisters. He decides to leave Catelyn under guard to show her how mad he is with her.

Robb now has men out looking for Jaime and Brienne and still has the headache of Theon to deal with. He and Roose come up with a plan to catch him. Ramsay is to offer a deal to Theon's men-give him up to the Bolton men and they can go back home to the Iron Islands unpunished. Both are happy with the plan and they are certain that Theon's men will betray him to save themselves. Robb hopes that Winterfell can be taken without force and Bran and Rickon will be unharmed. However, both he and Roose have no idea of what Ramsay is going to do with both Winterfell and Theon.


Robb tells Talisa that he doesn't want to marry the Frey girl and Talisa says that she doesn't want him to. The couple start sleeping together and Robb tells his mother that he loves Talisa. Catelyn is sympathetic but warns him again about betraying his vow, saying it might be unfair not to be able to marry for love, but he made a promise that he must keep. Robb decides to ignore her warnings and marries Talisa in a secret ceremony before the Septon. His actions will have tragic consequences.

8 comments:

  1. I liked Robb. I’m still sad about his “tragic consequences.”

    Aj @ Read All The Things!

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    1. I think making Robb older in the TV series makes his character work better. I liked him a lot so the Red Wedding was a shock to me!

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  2. Robb is an interesting character. I was sad to see him go, but then realized I didn't really miss him at all.

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    1. I found that a lot in the series with the likes of Robb and Ned...you wonder how the series can go on without certain characters and be horrified by their deaths...but then you find new favourites! Jon develops so well as the series goes on.

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  3. Tragic consequences indeed. I was beyond shocked! This show is so freakin great!

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    1. I binge watched as well and I couldn't believe what happened at the Red Wedding. It's still one of my favourite scenes in a horrible way!

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  4. Never listen to Roose Bolton ha ha! Nice post.

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