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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP28 Aug 2017 11:53 a.m. PST

"May the Mother have mercy on us, but Game of Thrones' seventh season has come to a close. It's almost hard to remember now what can feel like a throwaway line in the midst of the explosive finale, "The Dragon and The Wolf," but there was an important reference Cersei makes to Jamie about the Golden Company. Though Jon's "Operation Zombie Drop" did seemingly convince Cersei to uphold a truce while they all go and battle the Night King, if you believed that for even one second then you don't know Cersei. The queen of lies assured everyone she would not only go along with their plan for a truce, but she would help them the rubes!

As Jamie points out soon afterwards, though, the Lannister army (and what's left of the Highgarden troops) are no match for dragons, Dothraki, and the Unsullied. But it appears that Cersei has other plans in place. In one of the few plot lines this season that seems leftover from George R. R. Martin's books (as far as subtle machinations go), we've seen Cersei meeting with a representative from the Iron Bank (Tycho Nestoris), and assuring him that (as Lannisters) debts will be paid. The Lannister power has come squarely from their amassed fortune, and as cunning a tactician as Tywinn Lannister was, it was his gold that truly gave him power. It wins wars, and it secures kingdoms…"


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Seems Season 8 is going to be plenty of big battles!.


Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP28 Aug 2017 12:09 p.m. PST

Question: Why there are not women in the Zombie Army?… we have seen childs… but no Women…



Mardaddy Inactive Member28 Aug 2017 1:27 p.m. PST

And according to departed Tywin, the Lannister mines dried up quite some time ago. The Iron Bank itself may go broke thinking it will get back that Westrosi debt across all the forces…

Winston Smith Supporting Member of TMP28 Aug 2017 3:18 p.m. PST

Cersei is nuts if she recruits the Golden Company. They're sell-swords, but fanatically devoted to the Blackfyre branch of the Targaryean dynasty.
Of course no mention has been made at all in the show about Blackfyre branch, so maybe it will be just a name.

Basically the Blackfyre branch was always one battle short of success in overthrowing the "legitimate" Targaryeans and were wiped out. Maybe.
I question the loyalty of a traditional Blackfyre mercenary company to a Lannister who claims legitimacy from a Baratheon who overthrew the Targaryean dynasty.

Cersei will regret it.

dwight shrute28 Aug 2017 3:22 p.m. PST

the Iron bank will have to start printing notes …

Dynaman878928 Aug 2017 5:14 p.m. PST

> Cersei is nuts

You could have ended that sentence right there.

VVV reply29 Aug 2017 1:19 a.m. PST

From Machiavelli

This opinion is put forward by Quintus Curtius, where, in speaking of the war between Antipater the Macedonian and the King of Sparta, he relates that the latter, from want of money, was constrained to give battle and was defeated; whereas, could he have put off fighting for a few days the news of Alexander's death would have reached Greece, and he might have had a victory without a battle. But lacking money, and fearing that on that account his soldiers might desert him, he was forced to hazard an engagement. It was for this reason that Quintus Curtius declared money to be the sinews of war, a maxim every day cited and acted upon by princes less wise than they should be. For building upon this, they think it enough for their defence to have laid up great treasures; not reflecting that were great treasures all that is needed for victory, Darius of old had conquered Alexander, the Greeks the Romans, and in our own times Charles of Burgundy the Swiss; while the pope and the Florentines together would have had little difficulty in defeating Francesco Maria, nephew of Pope Julius II., in the recent war of Urbino; and yet, in every one of these instances, the victory remained with him who held the sinews of war to consist, not in money, but in good soldiers.

Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP29 Aug 2017 11:13 a.m. PST

Who consider that Cercei is really pregnant?

When the Zombie attack her… she not protect his stomach as the pregnant woman did …


hurrahbro30 Aug 2017 11:19 a.m. PST

I reckon the following will happen. Golden company arrives in Kings Landing, their commander rocks up in front of Cersi and says "nice throne, we'll take it".

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