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    “Mothers and their children are in a category all their own. There’s no bond so strong in the entire world. No love so instantaneous and forgiving.” —Gail Tsukiyama

    On the march back home after House Baratheon ousts House Targaryen from the Iron Throne, Lady Maege Mormont confronts Eddard Stark about the true parentage of his supposed bastard, Jon Snow.

    Eight years later, Jon Snow is sent to foster at Bear Island, and gains something he wanted and needed:

    A Mother.

    As a bonus he gained a few more sisters too.

    In which the North wins the Game of Thrones not just by having the best piece on the board, but the best mother a child could ask for.

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    22 Jan 2021

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    What happens when baby JonnSnow is raised at Winterfell age 0-8, then by the Mormont at Bear Island age 8-11/17, then squire to Lord Yohn Royce at Rhinestone age 11?-15. At age 15, Jon visits Winterfell for his sister Arya's 7th birthday and meets the Dustin's etc

    Politics in the Houses of the North, or the backstory of House Stark -
    * Willam Stark md Melantha Blackwood of the Riverlands, resulting in carnage ("The Wolves of Winterfell"),
    * Edwyle Stark md Marna Locke, and sister Jocelyn Stark md a junior Royce of the Vale (great-grandson a Templeton with a Gulltown Arryn mother);
    * Rickard Stark md Lyarra Stark (dau of his great-uncle Roderick snd his wife Arya Flint)
    * Eddard Stark md Catelyn Tully of the Riverlands. Worshipper of the Seven

    Vale
    House Royce of Runestone

    North
    House Mormont
    House Dustin

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    Old powers waken. Shadows stir. An age of wonder and terror will soon be upon us, an age for gods and heroes.

    The battle at the Tower of Joy has a different conclusion. The son of Prince Rhaegar Targaryen and Lady Lyanna Stark is raised by the last surviving member of the Kingsguard, Ser Arthur Dayne.

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    18 Jan 2021

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    Old title:"The Sorcerer King"

    Arthur Dayne lives as does Ashara. They kidnap newborn Jon from his dying mother. But Lyanna lives.

    Rhaella lives but Stannis is brutally murdered during an apparent surrender at Dragonstone. The Targaryens are divided, with Arthur and Ashara raising Jon/Aemon in secret, and Lucerys Velaryon raising Viserys.

    This is no happy ending. Ned Stark's efforts to bring back his nephew result in tragedy. Lyanna is not allowed to leave Winterfell or the North. Robert raises a standing army, and fathers a second family with Delena Florent. Jaime Lannister leaves the Kingsguard but fathers three bastards with his sister.

    So with canon follow in Ned Stark being imprisoned by Cersei and killed by Joffrey? Will Joffrey be a good king or a bad king? What about Viserys, raised by Lucerys Velaryon who facilitated Aerys' cruelties? Is FAegon out there?

    This is a crueller version of GoT. Secret heirs born of secret marriages by betrothed or married men who were not free to contract those marriages. Westerosi raised heirs versus "true" heirs. So much closer to what went down in medieval Castile and Portugal, and 15th century England. The rightful heir are not necessarily nice men, not do the good ones win.

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    A SI into Selyse Florent, later Selyse Baratheon. Refusing this time around to be vexed by a mustache, lack of indoor plumbing, and no more guacamole in favor of keeping her eyes on the prize: Surviving the upcoming Long Night and not letting Melisandre go Full Melisandre.

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    03 Dec 2020

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    Selyse Florent, niece of Lord Florent, seeks to change her lifestyle and skills at age ten.

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    For twenty years, the official history has told readers that Harry Potter died at the Battle of Hogwarts. The next edition is going to require some significant revisions.

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    30 May 2020

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    When this season's purple courgettes are woefully thin, Draco Malfoy thinks it amounts to small beans. Next thing he knows, the Department of Standards is over-run with leeks, Brussels sprouts all sorts of legislative difficulties, and somebody appears to have put a roquette under Harry Potter. Can Draco seize a marrow victory? Or will his plans for peas be squashed?

    All along, Kingsley Shacklebolt finds himself pining for the good old days, when, instead of governing, all you had to worry about were Dark Lords and imminent death,

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    30 May 2020

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    Yes Minister meets Drarry