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There are so many amazing lines in George R. R. Martin’s magnum opus, often found in the most unlikely places. I was rereading Arya’s first chapter from A Storm of Swords recently, and was struck by how perfectly one passage captured the characters transforming psyche: “They thought they were hunting her, she knew with all the strange sharp certainty of dreams, but they were wrong. She was hunting them.” It shows how Arya is beginning to externalize all of the violence and abuse she’s been subjected to, and how her psychology is being rewritten by the threat of death that constantly hangs over her head.

But in terms of a quote that summarizes the whole series (or, at least, one of its major themes), I’d have to go with this Tyrion line from ASOS: “It all goes back and back, to our mothers and fathers and theirs before them. We are puppets dancing on the strings of those who came before us, and one day our own children will take up our strings and dance on in our steads.” I think every character in the series is living under the shadow of those who came before them, especially their fathers. Look at how large the figure of Tywin looms in the thoughts and feelings of the Lannister children, even after his death. Whether they want to imitate him, or carry on his legacy, or transcend his cruelty, or drown out his voice with wine, he is a fundamental part of who they are.

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VASSALS OF KINGSGRAVE: EPISODE 452
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In this episode Bina007 has an audio reunion with some of the Krakens she met during her recent trip to Australia for the Ashes. Michael/Khal Wadege covers the Prologue from A Feast For Crows; Duncan/Valkyrist covers Brienne 1 from A Feast For Crows; and podcast newbie Leigh/ChaoticNeutral1882 covers the final Tyrion chapter from A Storm Of Swords. The gang are also joined by the Western Australians Sarah/Lady Weaver and Dana/Taindana.

Beware! This podcast is dark and full of spoilers for all published works in the A Song Of Ice and Fire series including very briefly TWOW preview chapters. It does not spoil the show.

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A PODCAST OF ICE AND FIRE: EPISODE 224
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Episode 224 for the week of November 5, 2017. Over four years since the last Guys Night Out, we return with a 4 person panel including Elio from Westeros.org, Aziz from History of Westeros, and Duncan (aka Valkyrist) from Vassals of Kingsgrave.

The guys renew their The Winds of Winter predictions, talk about how being in the fandom has affected their lives, and discuss The Sons of the Dragon. They also share their general views on the state of the TV show and various characters (including the Stannis issue) and fandom theories, before wrapping up with a final aftershow.

Notes: Spoilers for all five books, all other published material, and up to the end of season 5 of HBO’s Game of Thrones.


VASSALS OF KINGSGRAVE: EPISODE 395
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The 3-hour Halloween edition of VoK crams together a multitude  hosts, discussions and stories.

In Part 1, Hannah (Shadow_ baby) is joined by Glen (Dagos_Rivers), Paul (SerDinnerRoll), Adam (DrownedSnow) and Jock (MunroJock2) to discuss Halloween memories, favourite movies, and favourite costumes.  Also included is a Scottish poem, read by Jock.

In Part 2, Krakens  Duncan (Valkyrist) , Sarah (Lady Weaver), Dana (taindana) and David (davidhhh) contribute their memories and opinions of the Halloween culture.

In Part 3, Patrick (Ser Patrick the Tall), Matt (Varley) and Brett (White Raven) join in for the roundtable of scary stories.

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Music by Michael Jackson, Bobby ‘Boris’ Pickett, Disneyland Park Soundtrack, and The Fresh Prince & DJ Jazzy Jeff


VASSALS OF KINGSGRAVE: EPISODE 415
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After the trauma of the Red Wedding, the Vassals move back to the Wall for Sam 3, Jon 6 and Jon 7 from A Storm of Swords. These are the events of 17th and 18th, December 299 AL. Your hosts are Dragoncast’s Matt/Varley and Casey/Blue Eyed Queen and Krakencast’s Duncan/Valkyrist and Sarah/LadyWeaver with Bina007 holding the line of insanity somewhere in between!

The podcast is dark and full of spoilers for all published works in George R. R. Martin’s A Song of Ice and Fire, but not for HBO’s Game of Thrones.

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VASSALS OF KINGSGRAVE: EPISODE 410
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THE KRAKEN VANISHES BENEATH THE WAVES! Aussie vassals Duncan (Valkyrist), Dana (Taindana), and honourary krakens Bing (Shoneshiner) and David (davidhhh) review the seventh and final episode of Game of Thrones’seventh season, entitled “The Dragon and the Wolf.”

Warning: Contains spoilers for all published books in George R. R. Martin’s A Song of Ice and Fire, as well as all aired episodes of HBO’s Game of Thrones

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This is a dramatic reading of the story Meera Reed tells to Brandon Stark about the Tourney of Harrenhal. It is taken from Bran’s second chapter in A Storm of Swords (book 1 of George R. R. Martin’s A Song of Ice and Fire saga).


VASSALS OF KINGSGRAVE: EPISODE 405
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THE KRAKEN SHIVERS! Aussie vassals Duncan (Valkyrist), Sarah (Lady Weaver, and honourary krakens Bing (Shoneshiner), David (davidhhh) and Neil (Valyrian Neil) review the sixth episode of Game of Thrones’ seventh season, entitled “Beyond the Wall.”

Warning: Contains spoilers for all published books in George R. R. Martin’s A Song of Ice and Fire, as well as all aired episodes of HBO’s Game of Thrones

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Edited by Valkyrist

krakenkastKrakenKast records every Tuesday at 8:00pm (AEST) / 11:00am (GMT).

This time is meant to cater for Australian and Asian-Pacific fans, but everyone is welcome. Just let us know on the “Call to Arms” thread HERE, if you’d like to join us for an episode.


VASSALS OF KINGSGRAVE: EPISODE 402
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Join the KrakenCast again for their belated review of “Eastwatch” (Game of Thrones, Season 7 Episode 5).  On this episode you’re underwater companions from Down Under are Sarah (Lady Weaver), Duncan (Valkyrist), Dana (Taindana), and honourary krakens Bing (Shoneshiner) and David (davidhhh).

Warning: Contains spoilers for all published books in George R. R. Martin’s A Song of Ice and Fire, as well as all aired episodes of HBO’s Game of Thrones

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krakenkastKrakenKast records every Tuesday at 8:00pm (AEST) / 11:00am (GMT).

This time is meant to cater for Australian and Asian-Pacific fans, but everyone is welcome. Just let us know on the “Call to Arms” thread HERE, if you’d like to join us for an episode.

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VASSALS OF KINGSGRAVE: EPISODE 400
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To celebrate their 400th podcast, the curators of VOK break bread in the smoky halls of the Twins and toast a joyous marriage to Edmure Tully and Roslyn Frey.

Join Duncan (Valkyrist), Glen (Dagos_Rivers), Bina (Bina007), Patrick (Ser Patrick the Tall), Zach (Alias), Adam (drownedsnow), Nadia, and Greg (claudiusthefool) for a one-night only performance of Catelyn VII from George R. R. Martin’s A Storm of Swords (aka the “Red Wedding”). And stick around backstage for a postmortem discussion of the chapter.

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

02:20 – Full Cast(le) Recording #13: The Hole Where Our Hearts Had Been
33:32 – Catelyn VII (ASOS) Chapter Discussion

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Edited by Valkyrist