Patch 6.2 was one of the biggest content patches for Warlords of Draenor. But it might be the last major content patch prior to the expansion. At this point, rumor has it that we’re around 10 months out from Legion, which means we’ll be stuck doing either Tanaan Jungle, Hellfire Citadel or PVP for the rest of the expansion in terms of major end game content. For PVE’rs like myself, we’ll be jammed running dailies over and over in the Tanaan Jungle until our eyes bleed. So let’s go over what this area has done right and wrong.
One of the most popular character of the Game of Thrones series is Tyrion Lannister as he uses his wit to get himself out of all sorts of predicaments. Currently, Tyrion is being setup to handle the politics of Meereen while Ser Jorah Mormont and Daario Naharis locate the missing Daenerys. For his troubles, Tyrion receives the help of his old buddy Varys and the seemingly oddball sidekicks of Greyworm and Missandei to aid him. All seems right in the world since it’s Tyrion who gets to play ruler once again, but this time without the conniving sister, idiot nephew, oppressive father and backstabbing court attempting to see him fail. Many of the cards seem to favor Tyrion, leaving a for once positive backdrop for him to do what he does best.
Another major story arc that needs to be resolved is the fates of Sansa Stark and Theon Greyjoy/Reek. Although both jumped from the high walls of Winterfell, both presumably will find some form of padding (or as people are describing it these days as “plot armor”). Of course, the real threat are the Boltons and doubtlessly Ramsay will be the most upset as his wife and plaything have escaped. Will the pair run far enough to evade the clutches of the insane and possessive Ramsay? Where will they go?
Ser Davos Seaworth’s story differed quite a bit in the TV series from his arc in the books. In the books, he is sent to Wyman Manderly to gain aid for Stannis’ army in repelling the Boltons and securing the North. In the TV series, Stannis sends Ser Davos back to Castle Black for supplies, knowing the Onion Knight would prevent Melisandre from burning Shireen. As far as things go, Ser Davos is probably still at Castle Black. But what’s his next move?
Of the main characters in Game of Thrones, Jamie Lannister is one of the most difficult to gauge. On the one hand, he started off as what one might consider a villain due to his handling of Ned Stark along with pushing Bran Stark out the window. Let’s not even get into his incestuous relationship with his sister. However, as the story progresses, we see a deeply conflicted man who must contend with his duty as a King’s Guard, his obligation to his family, his love for both his sister and brother and his respect for Brienne of Tarth. While Jamie’s story has veered off into Dorne which defies his storyline in the books thus far, we can use the clues in season 5, the books and what we know about him to make some conjectures about his fate in the upcoming season.
Season 5 through many book readers off, especially with regards to Jamie Lannister’s storyline which took him to Dorne. While he does go off in the novels, Jamie departs King’s Landing to settle matters down in the Riverlands while getting away from his increasingly insane sister. In season 5, he veered off with Bron to Dorne to return his daughter, Myrcella, back after Cersei received a threatening gift from Dorne. In addition, season 5 jumped the gun a bit (perhaps) in what appears to be the end of Myrcella via poisoning from Ellaria Sand. At this point, the only thing we can say for certain is that the Lannisters will not take this act lightly and Dorne most likely will be thrust into the middle of this.
There were some pictures posted of Emilia Clarke, Lena Headey and Natalie Dormer in costume for Season 6 Game of Thrones. Those pictures lit up a section of the internet in terms of speculation of what will happen. Emilia Clarke cryptically hinted that Season 6 is nothing short of “mental.” Still, was this just coincidence of the three actresses in the same location or are there real implications of Daenerys Targaryen reaching King’s Landing?
With recent rumors circulating about people spotting the White Walkers crossing The Wall for the filming of Season 6, it’s pretty evident that somehow The Wall will be brought down for the White Walkers to do a full invasion of Westeros. But how will this be accomplished? My blog post will examine several potential key characters that are the most likely candidates for this duty.