A Game of Thrones

Chapter Forty-Nine - Eddard 14 - A Game of Thrones | A Song of Ice and Fire

Chapter Forty-Nine - Eddard 14 - A Game of Thrones | A Song of Ice and Fire

The King is dead. Long live King Joffrey? King Stannis? King Renly? Whoever! Ned and Cersei confront in the throne room. Ned is sure he has the manpower advantage to win the day, but then Petyr Baelish delivers a lasting lesson in the school of "Don't trust anyone." Mackelly and Simon take sides.Chapter Review: Eddard Stark is awoken to a Lannister show of strength outside his window, and the day only goes downhill from there. At breakfast, he allows Arya to have one last "dance lesson" but refuses Sansa a final goodbye with prince Joffrey, before the girls board the ship headed for Winterfell. The news causes an outraged Sansa to storm off.The day's downward spiral continues when Grand Maester Pycelle arrives and announces that King Robert has died. A heavy-hearted Ned convenes the small council (apart from Renly, who having carefully weighed up the situation has scarpered from King’s Landing) and has Barristan Selmy break the seal on Robert’s will. As we know, Ned is supposed to act as Protector of the Realm until Robert’s heir comes of age. Before Ned can obtain oaths of allegiance, the council is summoned to the presence of the new king. Ned’s helped to the throne room by Littlefinger who assures him that the gold cloaks are on the payroll. Joffrey demands a rapid coronation. Cersei tears up Robert’s will and demands that Ned bend the knee. Instead, he reveals that Cersei’s children are not Robert’s and that the gold cloaks should escort the royal family to their rooms. The city guard do exactly what they’ve been paid to do, and kill all of Ned’s men. Ned himself is taken into custody by Littlefinger himself. Characters/Places/Names/Events: Eddard "Ned" Stark - Hand of the King, Lord of Winterfell, and king Robert's closest friend. King Robert Baratheon - King of the Andals, the Rhoynar, and the First Men. Lord of the Seven Kingdoms. Protector of the realm. Aside from being king, he's also Ned's lifelong best friend. Oh and now he's dead. Queen Cersei Lannister - Widow of King Robert Baratheon, twin sister of Ser Jamie Lannister, mother of "King" Joffrey Baratheon. Ser Barriston Selmy - Lord Commander of the Kingsguard. Older but still deadly with a sword or a lance. Renly Baratheon - King Robert's youngest brother. Lord of Storm's End and Master of Laws. Petyr "Littlefinger" Baelish - Master of Coin, member of the Small Council, and childhood friend to Catelyn Tully. Grand Maester Pycelle - Elderly grand maester of the Seven Kingdoms. Fellow member of the king's Small Council. Lord Varys - The Spider. Eunuch and Master of Whispers. We'd love to hear from you. Send us an email at ghosts.harrenhal@gmail.com. Also, follow us on Twitter @GhostsHarrenhal, Facebook, Instagram, and YouTube. If you like what we're doing, please consider rating and reviewing us on Apple Podcasts and at podchaser.com. All Music credits to Ross Bugden:INSTAGRAM! : https://instagram.com/rossbugden/ (rossbugden) TWITTER! : https://twitter.com/RossBugden (@rossbugden) YOUTUBE! : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kthxycmF25M 

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