That final scene with Melisandre may spell large issues for Sport of Thrones’ closing season

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What can we anticipate from the ultimate season of Sport Of Thrones? The Night time King’s final stand, we’d wager. Extra nephew-fucking, undoubtedly. And yeah, most likely one other Mastodon cameo. And, if an easy-to-overlook scene with Melisandre is any indication, a job for R’hllor, the Lord Of Gentle.

Close to the tip of the season, we noticed a dialog between Melisandre and the intelligent Varys, whereby the purple witch instructed her cohort that she was off to town of Volantis. Earlier than she left, nevertheless, she uttered these eerie phrases: “I’ll return, expensive Spider, one final time. I’ve to die on this unusual nation, identical to you.”

We’ve pontificated right here about what sort of position the Lord Of Gentle would possibly play within the story’s endgame and the way both Daenerys Targaryen or Jon Snow might be The Prince That Was Promised within the religion’s lore. So how does Volantis slot in? Effectively, as Redditor Dr. Tibbles factors out, A Dance With Dragons revealed that town is residence to the Fiery Hand, a military of a thousand warriors tasked with defending the temples of the Lord Of Gentle. It’s very possible that Melisandre is off to recruit these troopers for the sequence’ closing battle, ought to she have the ability to persuade the horde that they’d be preventing for that fabled prince (or princess).

Right here’s the total put up:

Is Melisandre going to Volantis to get the Fiery Hand? She instructed Varys final episode that she is heading to Volantis and likewise that she goes to die in Westeros. So she is clearly planning on getting back from Volantis and I’m guessing will probably be to deliver a small military again along with her. From certainly one of Tyrion’s chapters in ADWD he travels to Volantis and sees the temple of R’hllor that’s guarded by the Fiery Hand. We’re instructed that the Fiery Hand are the slave troopers for R’hllor and no 1,000 by no means extra by no means much less. Melisandre, and different purple monks, consider that Dany (and/or Jon) is the PTWP. I’m guessing the Temple of R’hllor could be comfortable with lending their troopers to the PTWP. They might be used as a shock addition at a really lucky second (like Aragorn with the military of the useless in Return of the King), particularly after the large blows she’s taken these final couple of episodes.

I do know that D&D haven’t launched something about Volantis being the most important metropolis for R’hllor, not to mention something concerning the Fiery Hand. However I don’t suppose it could be very arduous to present a short introduction earlier than they present up since present solely followers are already accustomed to religion militants and Volantis has been talked about a couple of instances within the present already.

Sport Of Thrones has seen no scarcity of armies swooping in on the final second to avoid wasting our heroes (see: Battle Of Fort Black and Battle Of The Bastards), so it’s definitely within the present’s playbook. And who wouldn’t need a thousand Beric Dondarrions on their facet?

The questions stay, nevertheless: Why does Melisandre should “die on this unusual nation?” And the way will she go? Contemplating that these on Sport Of Thrones are likely to “get the loss of life they deserve,” a public burning à la Shireen could be acceptable, no? Somebody must pay for that.

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