Post by voice on Aug 26, 2015 20:18:23 GMT
LOL I've read enough of your posts to know your brain is anything but slow-walking. But yes, you definitely got where my thoughts were heading...and made them more plausible in the process:
I really like this. He wouldn't have to know. His death simply paid for Jon's life as SotM. Add to that Lyanna's death, and Jon has a double dose of "born with the dead." Two dead parents must be even better than One! LOL... seriously though, and not to co-opt even more Harry Potterisms, but the sacrifice of the parents, for the son, seems fitting, and empowering. The only other main character with such a tragic/tumultuous birth is Daenerys.
I doubt this is how ALL Swords of the Morning are chosen, but it could be. In any case, I think it is indicative of how great Jon is esteemed by House Dayne. They have not named a new SotM in spite of worthy candidates, one of which is their own heir.