From Underdogs to Gamechangers [Speculation] | Future of Westeros After the Game and Q&A

From Underdogs to Gamechangers [Speculation] | Future of Westeros After the Game and Q&A

February 1, 2020 14 By Sebastian Fry


Greetings mates! Today I am going to answer some questions
of yours, and, mostly, my own questions addressed to the show. To start off I would like to explain my picks
for the previous video named “History of Secondary Houses that Must Have Played the
Game Right and Will Rise”. Those were Houses Tarly, Tarth, Seaworth,
Mormont, Clegane, Manderly and Yronwood. Why these Houses? First of all, their representatives are all
part of the entourage of future rulers of Westeros. And second, almost all of them are underdogs
of their own Houses, so, they know how to build a better world because they have seen
how it is not to be a lord, to be an outcast even, so they can help create more socially
flattened society in which name of person’s House, father’s name, won’t mean more
than this person’s own deeds. Defeating the White Walkers means end of long
winters and that leads to the end of feudalism that was supported in Westeros for thousands
of years by these long winters. Since winters were long, it was always a burden
for society to live through them, because the food supplies needed to be made, guarded
and divided. And such a rhythm proposed a feudal system,
which can be described as a set of reciprocal legal and military obligations among the warrior
nobility, the knights, revolving around the three key concepts of lords, vassals and fiefs. Thus, main mission of westerosi lords for
millennia was gathering food supplies, managing and guarding them, and these three concepts
helped this purpose, sustained the system. But, since White Walkers will be defeated,
and nobody doubts that, the need for the feudal system will be drastically reduced, since
growing, managing, preserving, and even guarding the food supplies will be made much easier. And political and social systems will change
as well, especially, when across the sea there’s a more modern society flourishing already,
capitalist society I would say. Let’s look at House Tarly as an example. When I mentioned Tarly’s in the video, I
didn’t mean that Randyll, the tough general of an ancient House of great warriors, the
Marcher lords that defended Reach from the dornish pillagers for centuries will be on
the rise after the defeat of White Walkers. And not even Dickon, his strong son, the huntsman,
heir, food provider. Not at all. So as White Walkers will be defeated, and
there probably won’t even be no Wall afterwards, and no Night’s Watch as well, Samwell Tarly
shall become free of his vow, and so he will be the heir to Randyll, who’s going to die
for sure, especially since Sam is so close with the King in the North, a hero, a notorious
figure in the world to come, even if dead. Once more. And even if Dickon, Sam’s younger brother,
survives. You heard him in episode four, you know what
he thinks of war now. He has seen dragon burning humans alive, he
has slain Tyrells with whom he had hunted before, who were his buddies by the way, so
he’s not so fond of the war now as he was previously, influenced by his father, the
alpha male. Thus, I think, he would rather give the right
to rule to his older brother, Samwell, back, after Randyll’s death. And Samwell shall become a great ruler for
the Reach, since Tyrells are all gone, because the Oldtown is in the Reach, and The Citadel
resides in Oldtown. So Samwell, knowing how the knowledge is preserved
within the Citadel, treated as if it was a gold in the Iron Bank, hidden, basically,
from the wide masses, will reorganize the organization, so that the knowledge would
spread throughout the world. And this is how House Tarly will Rise in the
world to come. And Samwell shall be supported by not only
the Starks, but by Manderlys as well. House Manderly was driven out of the Reach
centuries ago by their bitter rivals, the Florents, but now, since House Florent supported
Stannis Baratheon in the War of the Five Kings, they’re all gone as well as Tyrells. So, House Manderly will come back to the Reach
and stimulate the trade, since they’re quite good at trading. By stimulating the trade, especially the exports
of food from the fertile Reach, Manderly’s will be able to prevent possible conflicts
between the regions of Westeros over the food supplies. And this is how this House shall rise in the
aftermath of the Game. House Yronwood, the ones who will dominate
in Dorne after the fall of Martells, as they did before the rise of Martells, by controlling
half of the Dorne back in the days, they shall make Dorne trade with the Reach, instead of
warring over food, especially after defeat of Dorne’s forces on water by Euron Greyjoy. They just won’t have enough manpower to
invade Reach, simple as that. Thus, House Yronwood shall rise in Dorne,
being second in power right after the Martells. I got no doubt even, that Houses of the Iron
Islands will become traders as well, as Greyjoys promised Queen Daenaerys to abandon piracy. They will transport goods from the Reach to
the distant parts of the continent, thus stimulating trade and growing rich. But there is a huge chance that Iron Islands
will be the first ones to abandon lordship practices, since there will be no need in
overlords for the trade fleet. Lords from the Iron Islands were always more
of a warlords chosen by kingsmoot, by the way, and each and every captain of the ship
was a lord of his own ship, by all rights. So, Greyjoys will simply extinct, I believe,
and in the Iron Islands will be formed something similar to our own worlds East India Trading
Company. That is not a matter of a few years, of course,
a decades possibly, but that will happen eventually. House Tarth is going to increase its influence
in Stormlands. Lets remember with how many important characters
of westerosi politics did Brienne intersect? A lot of them, so she is at the point of being
a great influencer, becoming a bodyguard of Queen in the North. I know Sansa is not a queen yet, but it looks
like a possible scenario. Do I have to remind that fleets are being
kept along the western coast of Tarth, as its mountains shield against storms and make
the Straits of Tarth more pacific than the narrow sea or Shipbreaker Bay? And a safe zone means a lot for the trade
vessels. It doesn’t pay off though if you’re a
minor House, but it has to bring some benefit if you are the commander of a Queensguard,
for example, or just an influential person at court. Thus, House Tarth shall increase its wealth,
by demanding a fee from vessels for using their harbors. And influence of Brienne of Tarth at the future
court is undeniable. And that brings another question in front. Women emancipation in a world to come. When there will be no food shortages anymore
and knowledge will spread freely, women won’t be obliged to birth lots of children in order
to just half of them to survive. Child mortality will decrease, and thus women
won’t have to be pregnant half of their lives anymore. Thus, women shall have more time for such
things as work and education. I am sure that Gilly, whom Sam taught to read,
will not be the only woman whom Sam is going to help with the education, knowing how kindly
he treats his mother and sister. So, women emancipation is coming to Westeros. When the Wall will be destroyed and White
Walkers defeated, House Mormonts will play its part in world to come by colonizing those
lands previously populated by wildlings. Climate will become warmer in those parts,
so it will be easier to populate those areas. House Mormont, as one of the Houses that supported
both, Daenerys Targaryen and Starks, will have its influence at court as well, especially
if Jorah survives. And since House Umber cannot be trusted no
more, and taking into account that they were the northernmost Westerosi House before, so
they could be trusted with that mission before their betrayal, but not anymore, not taking
Skagosi Houses into account, then the Mormonts are the most likely candidates to gain priority
for the colonization of those lands that were previously behind the Wall. Thus, House Mormont shall rise, and if Jorah
survives, he might even see his wife coming back to him, hearing of how rich his House
has become. I wonder if I have to explain myself for picking
House Seaworth for this list. I guess not. Davos has established himself as a great counselor,
and his influence at the court will be undeniable, though I doubt that he will agree to become
an advisor for the monarch after the defeat of White Walkers. He is humble and wise enough just to come
back to his small keep, back to his wife and live his life happily ever after. But even if it goes this way, House Seaworth
shall be greatly rewarded for its service to the Realm. There is still House Clegane left, so I shall
try and explain their pick for the list. From all the underdogs I’ve mentioned, Sandor
Clegane was the real Hound. Since he is on his way to redemption now,
I clearly cannot predict what could happen to him. If Sandor survives the final battle, and fights
it well, he could become a notable figure. If he does not survive, then there is no future
for House Clegane. But if he does, his philosophy could change
all the Westeros. Yet I do not believe he would want to become
a lord. I think that his purpose in the story is to
bring a new way of thinking to the fighting class of Westeros. Knights will extinct, eventually, and since
Sandor was always in denial of the knighthood, and because of his dealings with the Brotherhood
without banners, I think he could become a major thinker, a symbol for those knights
who will think on matters of how to live past the feudal society, how to adapt and whom
to serve. I might be right in my guessing on the future
of the houses mentioned above, or, all of those characters could simply die in the last
season of the show, maybe even in the last episode. Please leave comments below. Hopefully, all the living are going to unite
and go fight the White Walkers till the end of the season, or at least they will understand
the threat. Because otherwise all the living will become
dead, because of starvation. By burning the food, Daenerys didn’t leave
her of Cersey’s army’s no other choice but to finish their struggle fast enough. If they do not confront the White Walkers
soon enough, westerosi will simply starve to death before the winter gets to Kings Landing. Their only hope is bringing back the summer. Now I will answer some of your questions. amsyarhilman asked: In the TV Series, since
House Frey & Tully are in disarray, which house do you think will rise in the Riverlands
? My answer is: I don’t think there will Riverlands
anymore. The regions have to blend together in order
to survive. But someone will have to govern Riverlands
region in order for it not to fall into complete anarchy after all what’s done in there. And I think House Reed will step up and declare
themselves as saviors of the Riverlands. Don’t be surprised. House Reed have feuded with House Frey before
over the land, and now when Freys are gone, Reeds will take what is theirs. House Tully will survive through Edmure Tully,
but they will not be trusted. House Frey lives through Edmure’s child,
and Starks will never allow that child or traitor Edmure to govern the region. So, I bet on House Reed. They deserve it. Thijs van asselt asked, if, maybe, Lord Baelish
could become a new lord ruling over the Riverlands, since he is the lord of Harrenhal now. My final answer is: No way. Baelish is going to die. He has to die. Something is brooding in Winterfell now. Clouds are thickening above him. He’s going to die. Dark Days said: Based on the history of the
family and their heirloom sword, a man would have argued for the inclusion of House Dayne
on this list. I won’t comment this in the video. Maybe You got some suggestions mates. I don’t see that happening. thot said: I have a question: What are the
top ten rules for playing and winning The Game of Thrones? My answer is: there are no rules, because
there are no winners in this game. Even if your House succeeds, during your lifespan,
the envy of others towards you will bring all your family down. The best way that I would suggest is to form
your own niche in which you would be best, like House Hightower does, and stay in that
niche influencing events from time to time. Hightowers kneeled to all the supreme powers
out there, and they eliminated those persons in the Oldtown, who tried to put them or city
at risk. The best lords so far, in my opinion. And Oldtown blooms under their rule. Thanks so much for watching. Feel free to discuss. See Ya!