Originally Posted by Needle
Thanks Imp for starting this post. I for one only have a million or so thoughts on Mel!
She had to have been a slave at some point and really should still be. This is related to a question I have asked before (and got little response to!) ALL of the priests of Rhallor are slaves, yet someone is buying slaves to become priests! Can slaves buy slaves? Doubtful. So WHO is buying them and why?
I felt this passage was about Hardhome (is that right?) where the wildlings are in the caves with the old witch women.
This is another I questioned recently. I just have to say I trust Bran a whole lot more than I do that Rhallor! I say Rhallor is up to something and it ain't good! So if the Others are connected to Bran and Bloodraven (and I am sure they are!) then the Others are not the big bad they have been made out to be.
Melisandre might be in the process of being used by R'hllor, but I think her intentions are good. She might not realize R'hllor is evil though (assuming he/she/it is). The thing is though, the evidence we have of The Others right now is that they appear to be evil, and at the very least have bad intentions regarding members of the Night's Watch and the Wildlings in general. I obviously trust bran, but I'm not sure I trust Bloodraven.