Poor Albar - he has seen much, and suffered in his way. All those fine hopes so defeated.
Well, it seems as though the fall of the Summer Unicorn has ushered in a winter of discontent for Duskendale and its vassals. Daemon's deposition must have been quite the bitter pill to swallow, though perhaps it was a blessing in disguise with his oncoming madness...
At any rate, the Dun Fort definitely seems to have entered a nadir. Hopefully the worst is over now, at least for the time being.
Ah, here comes incest. Valzyrens, meet Incest. Incest, meet the Valzyrens. This is mother Rhaena, who likes to burn'em all! This is Laena, who is stuttering and ruling the realm. And this is her brother Daemon, who is insane and probably a Bastard.
Incest: Oh my God, that's my favorite type of family!
By the way, did Annara actually tried to kidnap that lord Rolland?
Ah well, what a mess. Let us hope that Laena at least can get through the regency. Although with a brother - husband like that I am really worried.
And so Daemon descends into madness. I don't know about other people, but to be honest, I quite like the direction this story is going in. Unicorn Prince was a good guy and his heir might turn total opposite. Very interesting turn of events.
I only fear for little Daemon becoming something like Hugh Hammer.
I've seen that Part 2 is called the Black Unicorn so perhaps you could change the headline of each chapter (turn that white unicorn into a black one) to reflect that Black Unicorn vibe, if you know what I mean.
Albar is writing what he knows, but not all he thinks.
The house is strained without their patriarch.
Black Unicorn... Black name, black heart... Black Hair? If I'm not mistaken, we haven't seen his picture yet.
(yeah, I'm not going to drop that stone dragon theory that easy)
Damn, I mixed it up with something. Maybe Albar's culture baffled me.But if I recall correctly Duskendale is in the Crownlands. So if he was a bastard he would be a Waters.
I mean the theory that Daemon is a bastard, and not Rhaekar's son. And bastards in the Vale have the surname Stone.
Well, now I'll be calm. By the way, Rhaekar mentioned that after Daemon's birth Rhaena became pregnant for the third time just before the tournament.I didn't realize that was a theory.
Let me put that theory to rest: Daemon is indeed Rhaekar's son. He's the product of Rhaena and Rhaekar's little parley in the tent during the Byrch rebellion. (And yes, I literally got a "Your wife is pregnant" event while the two of them were on campaign.)
So, what was the result? Or I missed something again, as usual?Now, with Rhaena pregnant a third time, one could only wonder if the prospect promised Laena a sister, or yet another heir to push her down the pretender line.
Just caught up with this AAR! So who were you playing as after this? Laena?
Also, as far as the writing is concerned, I especially appreciated the contrast between Albar's thoughts about future maesters at the beginning of his chronicle and now.