Thursday, 3 May 2018

Game of Thrones Gossip #65 Brotherhood Without Banners

Welcome to my Game of Thrones Gossip, where us fanatics get the chance to discuss everything we love about this amazing TV series. I decided to do a whole series of these discussion posts that let us say everything we want and enjoy every second of it! Please feel free to comment fully and without restriction!

I have to warn you that it is important that you have seen all six seasons before reading any of these posts because these posts and blogger comments will be exploding spoilers all over the place. If you haven't watched the series and plan to, be warned that it's a bad idea to be here right now! I take no responsibility if you read on and things are spoiled for you.

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


Beric Dondarrion was the Lord of Blackhaven, and was in King's Landing when reports of Gregor Clegane's war crimes in the Riverlands reached the ears of Eddard Stark. In his capacity as Hand to King Robert, Ned passes a sentence of death on Clegane, stripping him of his titles and asks Beric to lead a posse of 100 men to carry out justice, which he agrees to do. On this mission, life changed forever for Beric. When his group of knights find Clegane, the resulting battle led to victory for the Lannister side and the death of Beric himself. Drunken priest Thoros of Myr successfully resurrected Beric from the dead and Beric began to believe that the Lord of Light had a purpose for him.

The Brotherhood Without Banners is led by Beric and consists of anyone who wishes to fight the Lannisters, including civilians and men who fled other battles. Their aim is to cause as much trouble for the Lannisters while protecting the innocent and dealing with those guilty of crimes. They are loved as an outlaw group and assisted by the ordinary people. Beric has died several times and been brought back by Thoros though it is taking a physical and mental toll on Beric each time.


It is Thoros who is leading the Brotherhood on the day that they meet Arya, Hot Pie and Gendry. Believing them to be refugees fleeing the war, they are invited to eat with the Brotherhood at a local inn as Thoros is curious about how they got away from Harrenhal. Arya is nervous and wants to get moving and her fears prove right when sandor Clegane is brought into the inn as a prisoner and identifies Arya as a Stark. Now the Brotherhood have a prisoner that they can exchange for the gold they need to keep fighting the war. The four prisoners are taken to the Brotherhood hideout where they meet Beric. 

The Hound is to be put on trial but Beric can come up with no specific crime to judge him on until Arya says that he killed Mycah. Now Beric duels with The Hound while the Lord of Light decides if he is guilty or not. Arya's group watch in horror as Beric is slain and is again resurrected by Thoros for the sixth time. The Hound is deemed innocent and set free. Beric struggles to persuade Arya that the Brotherhood are good despite The Hound being released and Arya being ransomed. Beric admired Ned and wishes he could just hand her over for nothing but needs gold to continue fighting the Lannisters. 

Melisandre arrives at the camp on a mission to collect Gendry to use as a sacrifice to help put Stannis on the Iron Throne. She is initially angry that Thoros failed in his duty to convert King Robert to the Lord of Light but becomes shocked to discover that he has been granted the power to keep resurrecting Beric from the dead. She does a deal with Beric, buying Gendry for gold. Arya is furious about another betrayal and runs away, being captured by The Hound.

6 comments:

  1. I just finished reading A Clash of Kings a few days ago. I immediately ordered the next book, so I’ll eventually catch up to where you are with this series.

    Aj @ Read All The Things!

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    1. I just wish the Winds of Winter would hurry up so he gets onto the last book!

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  2. I guess I will pass on the posts seeing I just started reading the series. Good to find out what I was missing.
    sherry @ fundinmental

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    1. Yeah the current posts are discussing season three and there is a lot that could be spoiled for you!

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  3. the Brotherhood wasn't one of my favorite aspects of GoT. for some reason I was utterly confused by their role in the story!

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    1. I wasn't too sure about them in the beginning but I do like them now. I enjoyed their scenes with Jon and Gendry in season 7.

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