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Trivia and shouting both return to the Isle of Faces in equal measure as we return for some Sporcle Spectacular and the third iteration of an attempt to Forge the Five.
 
And THIS TIME, I actually got the video to work (supposedly), so if you fancy watching along on my screen to see some cool maps and better focus your consternation at whatever I got wrong, you can head over to our Patreon to do so.
 
This time round there's Game of Thrones actor names, who died where, Joffrey facts, and lots lots more. As always, be sure to send in your own scores and any ideas for a description of my performance.
 
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Here we are again, back for more sporcle fun to fill in the little break here on the Isle

 (There may also be some brief exclamations over the NBA finals and the Olympics. I cannot confirm. Definitely not) 

 This time, there's Storm of Swords characters (where you will definitely be screaming some of the simpler answers I forget), there's Free Cities talk, Night's Watch trivia, which kings died when, and plenty more! 

Take a go yourselves with the links below before you have a listen if you fancy, and definitely let me know your scores if so.  

- https://www.sporcle.com/games/maxvroom/storm-of-swords-most-mentioned-characters?t=asongoficeandfire 

 - https://www.sporcle.com/games/strokes_static/long-live-the-king?t=asongoficeandfire

 - https://www.sporcle.com/games/Dryvus/freecities?t=asongoficeandfire

 - https://www.sporcle.com/games/stevenmiller61/anyone-but-jon-snow?t=asongoficeandfire

 

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This time round we ask and answer another ten questions for THREE WHOLE HOURS. How did we do it? With plenty of help from you fine folk. Emily and I make up our own Westerosi newspaper headlines, discuss the future of the far south, tick off a list, and laugh a whole bunch!

 

  Specifically, today's questions are:  

-  Name a Westerosi headline we could see in Winds 

-  What will be the big 'pull the rug moment' of the book? 

-  Will there be any significant pregnancies? 

- What was going on with Craster and the Others?

- What does the future hold for Sarella?

- What does the future hold for Darkstar?

- Will Jon Connington burn King's Landing?

- Who is next to die on Arya's list? 

- What will the Weeper do? 

- Is there anything to the lemon tree theory?

 

Thank you for your questions. Thank you for your answers. Keep sending them both in! But before you do join us on the Isle to hear us chat about the wonder that is Gilly, who cares about Dunsen, and the wildfire safety leaflet going missing 

 

Please do consider giving us a rating or review if you can, and find more of the Isle of Faces and other projects at

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https://twitter.com/SerBuckley

https://twitter.com/emilyoftheeyrie 

Thanks as always!

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Today I go head-to-head against ASOIAF sporcle. Using the trusty ole 'random' button, I try to beat the average score for four quizzes in a row. Finish below the average? Back to the beginning! No prisoners are taken in a Sporcle Spectacular.

So get ready to shout out loads of clearly obvious answers that I forget in my haste to forge. That will include a good many Houses, place names, character mentions, as well as some solid trivia.

As always, remember to have a go yourself and let us know your scores. Here's a few of the quizzes included in this episode

 

- https://www.sporcle.com/games/Goose00/top-300-westerosi-houses-from-a-song-of-ice-and-fire?t=asongoficeandfire

 

- https://www.sporcle.com/games/beforever/get-the-picture-arya-sansa?t=asongoficeandfire

 

-https://www.sporcle.com/games/maxvroom/a-clash-of-kings-most-mentioned-characters?t=asongoficeandfire

 

- https://www.sporcle.com/games/stevenmiller61/a-song-of-ice-and-fire-multiple-choice-quiz?t=asongoficeandfire

 

- https://www.sporcle.com/games/Michiel/asoiaf-characters-by-journey-slideshow

 

Please do consider giving us a rating or review if you can, and find more of the Isle of Faces and other projects at

 

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Thus, the journey is complete! We return to the beginning as we head back to the Battle of Fire and a Meereen on the edge! This time it's through the eyes of everyone's favourite delusional moron: Victarion! And this time he's a moron with a plan. Two in fact. One for battle, one for something altogether more...fiery. And flappy. 

Aboard the Iron Victory we muse about realistic battle expectations, how far Victarion's delusion has gone, what the actual aims are, and what the hell Moqorro might be planning. Plus, how the many Meereen characters might react when meeting this particular captain. All that with dragon talk, horn talk, and coming back to the big battle!

As a special treat, in addition to covering this final Winds preview chapter, I go through all the POVs George didn't gift us with a preview chapter for. We get some reminding of where they stand at the beginning, what might happen next, and where they could go later in Winds. So step aboard the Isle to refresh yourself on Jamie vs Stoneheart...or is it Cersei? Daenerys getting her own back on the Dothraki...or is she teaming up with them? And everything going on from King's Landing to the Wall. To top it all off...some appreciation for the preview chapters, and how much we still have to see!

Many thanks all!

 

Check out History of Westeros for their live streams and analysis:

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCiYwENpLDO4gyB4dBrMYrjQ

 

Please do consider giving us a rating or review if you can, and find more of the Isle of Faces and other projects at

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Emily and I are back for another 10 questions, and it's our biggest episodes yet. We've got secret plots, we've got hoped-for vengeance, the crumbling of the Wall (or not), and dead (or not) POVs!

 

Specifically, today's questions include:

- What will happen in the Winds prologue?

- Will the Wall be down by the end of the book?

- What will be the difference between book and show for Hodor and Shireen's deaths?

- Whether Theon will be crowned

- Which POVs we think won't make it out

- Instances of vengeance we're looking forward to

- Whether Loras is injured/ what the hell is happening on Dragonstone

- If we'll get R+L=J confirmed, and how?

- What other prizes Euron could own by the end

- And how much time the rest of the books will cover

 

This one is a biggie! Thank you for both your questions and answers (some of which we get to at the beginning). Keep sending them both in!

 But before you do join us on the Isle to hear us discuss how far south the dead will travel, what Sam can do at the Citadel, whether Euron will come north, Frey deaths, and so, so much prologue talk (though there can always be more)

 

Please do consider giving us a rating or review if you can, and find more of the Isle of Faces and other projects at

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Thanks as always!

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Back to the snow, back to the war, back to the north!

Finally, after so long we return to our search for answers in the camp of Stannis Baratheon. How will his army survive? How will the battle for Winterfell continue? What was the aftermath of Theon appearing out of the snow at the end of Dance? Finally, we get answers via our wall/chain-mounted Theon cam.

On The Theon Hour this week we see Stannis return to kingsmanship as he deals with traitors, fulfils old promises, makes contingency plans, and drops plenty of amazing lines! At the same time we finally look to the Winterfell horizon as Stannis interrogates his prisoner for any information given, all while debating on the most appropriate way to kill him. If this chapter tells us anything, it is that the war for the north is far from over.

So come step on the Isle for a few seconds of laughing at Lebron, first off, but after that discussions of Jeyne Poole's future and how it varies between hooking Arya back to Westeros or being married off to a southerner, how close Stannis' camp might be to mutiny, Theon's appraisal of his own soul, Stannis' secret plans for assault, Asha's reaction to her brother's appearance, Theon's ultimate fate and how the hell Bran, Bloodraven, and some really noisy birds might change the entire path of this plotline. That, and plenty more for perhaps the most interesting preview chapter of them all!

 

 

Check out History of Westeros for their live streams and analysis:

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCiYwENpLDO4gyB4dBrMYrjQ

 

Please do consider giving us a rating or review if you can, and find more of the Isle of Faces and other projects at

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https://twitter.com/SerBuckley

Thanks as always!

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Welcome back to game time!

After a long ole gap from this type of episode we continue welcoming Emily to the Isle by having some fun with the gigantic quiz sight known as Sporcle! Our mission this time round? 

Be given an opening sentence from A Storm of Swords and then guess which POV it belongs to!

Simple, you say? Well, you just wait. Or better yet, have a go yourself and tell us how you did as Emily and I go head to head.

Today's quiz can be found here: https://www.sporcle.com/games/ckrubin/asos-chapters 

Tell us who is easy, who is hard, which sentences made you tear your hair out in frustration! (Because there's definitely some of those). Whatever happens, join myself, Emily, and a whole bunch of questions for some relaxed fun upon the Isle!

 

Please do consider giving us a rating or review if you can, and find more of the Isle of Faces and other projects at

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Thanks as always!

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Thunderbolts. Lightning. Very very...well you know the rest.
 
Actually, there's no thunderbolts or lightning in this chapter but there may as well be as we enter perhaps the darkest chapter in all ASOIAF. Down in the depths of shadow we reunite with Aeron as he undergoes...quite a bit. Ancient trauma, physical torture, questions that you think bend the mind until the visions kick in and show you what true brain shattering is. And all of it is swirling around and around a figure cloaked in darkness save for one terrible red eye. Yes this is the chapter of Euron Greyjoy and all that he could be about to inflict on us as circumstances go from awful to much much worse.
 
Hop aboard the Isle, if you dare, for conversations on the battle between ironborn and Redwyne, what the plan for Oldtown might be, the parts of Oldtown Euron doesn't even know about, maester-fallout, white-fire-women, reverse engineering, and talking about Asha because we need at least one damn positive out of this thing.
 
Check out History of Westeros for the live streams and main analysis:
Please do consider giving us a rating or review if you can, and find more of the Isle of Faces and other projects at
 
Thanks as always!
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Emily and myself return for another ten questions blazing across the entire spectrum of The Winds of Winter! We've got sword names, we've got early exits, we've got the Vale, Stoneheart, and horny Tywin?? No thanks.

 

Specifically, today's questions include:

- Unseen locations we finally visit

- Who is the next fan favourite (the Nimble Dick award)

- The most difficult to predict storyline

- What was Tywin up to in Lys?

- New valyrian steel swords 

- Who we think will disappoint the most

- Will Sweetrobin survive the book?

- What  current events could Bran see through the weirwood net?

- Could Dany use the Dragonbinder horn?

- And what will become of Lady Stoneheart?

 

Thank you for your questions. Thank you for your answers. Keep sending them both in! But before you do join us on the Isle to hear Emily talk on the jumble of King's Landing and where the weirwoods are, I get far too deep into Blackfish talk, and we both have a go at naming some swords!

 

Please do consider giving us a rating or review if you can, and find more of the Isle of Faces and other projects at

https://www.patreon.com/IsleOfFaces

https://twitter.com/SerBuckley

https://twitter.com/emilyoftheeyrie

Thanks as always!

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