Arianne Martell week
day 4) favorite relationship → Arianne and Doran.
"Sometimes it is best to study a game before you attempt to play it. How well do you know the game, Arianne?" [Well enough to play.] “But not to win. My brother loved the fight for its own sake, but I only play such games as I can win. Cyvasse is not for me…”
Taya Thurman wearing Mme. Gres photographed by David Seidner, 1980
The Night’s Watch is a military order dedicated to holding the Wall, the immense fortification on the northern border of the Seven Kingdoms, defending the realms of men from what lies beyond the Wall. The order’s foundation dates back to the Age of Heroes, at the time when the Others were pushed back. The men of Night’s Watch wear only black.
Even at an early age, she was a great reader. She spoke a dozen tongues and surrounded herself with ancient scrolls. Like her mother, she was reputed to practice the dark arts. Though she never wed, she had many offers, and several lovers through the years. Duels were fought over the right to sit beside her, men killed themselves after falling from her favor, poets outdid each other writing songs about her beauty. Her most ardent admirer was her half-brother, Bloodraven, who proposed marriage to her half a hundred times. Shiera gave him her bed, but never her hand. It amused her more to make him jealous.
The old woman is not boring, though, I’ll grant her that. A fearsome old harridan, and not near as frail as she pretends.