A slightly unhinged (get it!) theory about Euron Greyjoy being a disciple of the Church of Starry Wisdom, and serving as the prophesied champion of the Great Other.


VASSALS OF KINGSGRAVE: EPISODE 311
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The Vassals convene at Holsten’s diner to draw their Sopranos rewatch to an ominous close. Join Duncan (Valkyrist), Bina (Bina007), Michael (Mordion) and Mattias (Maca) as they delve into the spiritual awakenings, invisible chains, and frustrating blackouts of the series’ sixth and final season.

This is the third podcast in a three-part retrospective of the series.

02:40 – Season 6A Discussion
40:34 – Season 6B Discussion
1:37:21 – Aftershow (including trivia contest and plugs for upcoming podcasts)

Warning: Contains #SPOILERS# for all aired episodes of HBO’s The Sopranos

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VASSALS OF KINGSGRAVE: EPISODE 308
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The Vassals make you an offer you can’t refuse. Join Duncan (Valkyrist), Matt (Varley) and Nadia as they discuss Francis Ford Coppola’s 1972 crime epic The Godfather.

And stick around after the 3-hour mark for a few salvaged highlights from our failed commentary of The Godfather: Part II.

Warning: Contains spoilers for The Godfather film trilogy

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VASSALS OF KINGSGRAVE: EPISODE 293
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Glen (Dagos_Rivers) is joined by the (missed) KrakenCast leader, Duncan (Valkyrist), and a new host (although I later realised he had been in VoK 151), Mattias (Maca). The rest of the regular WolfCast return from the first review: Matthieu (Beric175), Claire (DarkSister24) and David (ChurchofStarryWisdom).

Discussion includes Daenerys’ walking through fire, Terminator style; the Wall book-ending the show; we continue to ponder what became of Gendry; Matthieu gets a grilling for being late for a podcast; and future podcasts on that show.

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This is a video essay about how themes of selfhood and slavery are explored in the fourth season of HBO’s GAME OF THRONES.
It was originally published on Tower of the Hand in 2014.

This is a dramatic reading of Ser Eustace Osgrey’s speech about fighting in the failed rebellion to seat Prince Daemon Blackfyre on the Iron Throne. It is taken from THE SWORN SWORD (the second novella in George R. R. Martin’s DUNK AN EGG series).

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VASSALS OF KINGSGRAVE: EPISODE 248
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In their third and final foray into the lands beyond the Sunset Kingdom, the Vassals scale the daunting Bone Mountains to explore the fabled kingdoms of Eastern Essos.

Join Duncan (Valkyrist), Greg (claudiusthefool), Augustine (linecom1), Michael (Khal Wadege), and lurker extraordinaire Amber (Amberrocks) as they ponder zorse morphology, colour-coded emperors, spiteful gods, necromancy diets, and how to get those stubborn grease stains out of your black stone monolith.

With the help of Maester Yandel, they also speculate (wildly) on the future events of the novels, and the various real-world historical allusions scattered throughout the compendium.

Warning: Contains spoilers for all published books in George R. R. Martin’s A Song of Ice and Fire

11:00 – The Bone Mountains
31:42 – The Plains of the Jogos Nhai
46:38 – Yi Ti
1:20:46 – Leng
1:28:41 – Asshai and Beyond!
1:52:46 – Lomas Longstrider’s Wonders
1:57:45 – Martin and Orientalism
2:07:56 – Aftershow

This podcast is part of series of in-depth discussions covering all of the various sections of The World of Ice and Fire (by George R. R. Martin, Elio Garcia & Linda Antonsson). Stay tuned to VOK for lots more installments!

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Links:
VoK 175: The World of Ice and Fire – The Free Cities
VoK 186: The World of Ice and Fire – Sothoryos & Central Essos
The World of Ice and Fire (Amazon page)
The Lands of Ice and Fire (hi-res map)

This is a brief rebuttal to the R(haegar)+L(yanna)=D(aenerys) theory, popularized by A SONG OF ICE AND FIRE fans, such as Preston Jacobs and SmokeScreen.

This is a dramatic reading of Ramsay Bolton’s letter to Jon Snow, which boasts of King Stannis’ defeat, and threatens to attack the Night’s Watch if his demands are not met. It is taken from Jon Snow’s thirteenth chapter in A DANCE WITH DRAGONS (book 5 of George R. R. Martin’s A SONG OF ICE AND FIRE saga).

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VASSALS OF KINGSGRAVE: EPISODE 248
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Kingsgrave – has there ever been a more wretched hive of scum and villainy?

Join rebel pilots Michal (inkasrain), Zach (Alias), Katie (Lady Griffin), Duncan (Valkyrist), Adam (drownedsnow), Amber (Amberrocks), and Scott (Shaggy Dog) for an explosive foray into Star Wars: Episode VII – The Force Awakens. And stick around the hangar lounge for the Aftershow (at 2:06:05), which includes a brief dissection of the Prequel Trilogy.

Warning: Contains SPOILERS for Star Wars: The Force Awakens, along with all previous entries in the Star Wars saga.

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