Category Archives: A Song of Ice and Fire

VoK 566: Gaming the Thrones (Part 2) – Euron Greyjoy



In this episode we will be covering the show Game of Thrones and how it ended certain plots as well as where those plots stand going into “The Winds of Winter”. Will be discussing the effectiveness of the show’s arc as well as the potential impact, if any, on Martin’s future books. Join us as we try to separate fact from fan fiction.

Hosts: Adam (drownedsnow), Kevin (creepy nuncle kevin), Casey (blue-eyed-queen), Kevin (Gaiden), Sara (DrBlood), and Matt (Blu3arm0r).

Spoilers: This episode covers all published works in George R R Martin’s A Song of Ice and Fire and all aired episodes of Game of Thrones

Editor: Adam

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VoK 564: Feast Retrospective #1 aka The Great Linear ASOIAF ReRead (Part 90)


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In the first of an epic three part wrap up discussion A Feast For Crows, our hosts discuss what motivates Cersei Lannister and how her character could be affected by The Walk Of Shame. We also discuss minor characters in her government as well as the rise of the Faith in AFFC. (As well as a random tangent to Arianne!)

The next episode of this recap will cover Sansa and Arya Stark and the final episode will cover Brienne and the Greyjoys. The chapter rereads of A Dance With Dragons will re-commence after that.

No spoilers for the TV show or TWOW in this episode.

Music credit – Alpine Universe. Picture credit – HBO.

Your hosts are: Matt/Blu3arm0r, Noah/Pops88, Michael/Khal Wadege, Wilson/Wandering Prophet, Bina007 and MunroJock2.

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VoK 563: A Star-Studded Cast aka The Great Linear ASOIAF ReRead (Part 89)


dany-and-hizdahr-daenerys-targaryen-38580211-4928-3280It’s all Dance all the time as we enter the final furlong of this reread. Join us as we read Dany 6, Jaime 1 and Areo 1/The Watcher, covering May 22nd to May 28th 300 AL.

Your hosts are Michael/Khal Wadege, QueenJames, Bina007, Matt/blu3arm0r, Noah/Pops88, Brett/Whiteraven, Marie/Nymeria and Jock/MunroJock2 with special guest appearances from Zander/The Lord Baron, Sarah/Lady Weaver, Adam/DrownedSnow and Ser Patrick The Tall!

Random chit-chat from the start. Dany 6 begins at 7m; Jaime 1 at 39m; Areo 1 at 1hr8m.  The after show begins at 1hr38m.

The next episode will be a Feast recap episode hosted by Matt/Blu3arm0r.

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VoK 562: Yara Greyjoy – The Ultimate Ironborn Warrior (Con of Thrones Panel)


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This episode features live audio from the “Yara Greyjoy: The Ultimate Ironborn Warrior” panel at Con of Thrones 2019. This panel featured Vassals Casey (blue-eyed-queen) and Michal (inkasrain), as well as con attendees Queen of Rock and Salt and Simone C. Greene.

Note that this podcast has been re-edited to improve the audio, but still has jumps in subject matter because questions to the panel were not picked up by the recorder. Hopefully you’ll still find the responses insightful. Note also that it contains show spoilers. Music credit – Alpine Universe. Picture credit – HBO Game of Thrones.

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VoK 559: Where’s Waldo Frey aka The Great Linear ASOIAF ReRead (Part 88)



In this episode of our Linear ReRead we cover Jaime VII (AFFC), The Blind Girl/Arya I (ADWD), and Sam V (AFFC). From narrow hips to glass candles and adorable cat warging we finish off A Feast for Crows. How about them apples? These events take place on May 20th and 21st 300 AL.

Jaime 7 (AFFC) – 2:00
Arya 1/The Blind Girl (ADWD) – 28:15
Sam 5 (AFFC) – 43:00
Aftershow/Applecast – 1:28:00

Hosts: Adam (drownedsnow), Sarah (Lady Weaver), Zander (Lord Baron), Matt (Varley), and Michael (Khal Wadege).

Edited by Adam

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VoK 554: Gaming the Thrones (Part 1) – The Others



In this episode we will be covering the show Game of Thrones and how it ended certain plots. Will be discussing the effectiveness of the show’s arc as well as the potential impact, if any, on Martin’s future books. Our first in topic in this series is the Others (White Walkers) and the Night King.

Hosts: Adam (drownedsnow), Kevin (creepy nuncle kevin), Casey (blue-eyed-queen), Kevin (Gaiden), Sara (DrBlood), and Matt (Blu3arm0r).

Spoilers: This episode covers all published works in George R R Martin’s A Song of Ice and Fire and all aired episodes of Game of Thrones

Editor: Adam

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VoK 551: Brienne in the Badlands aka The Great Linear ASOIAF ReRead (Part 87)


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Bina, QueenJames, Abby/DaceyMormont, Jock and Dan/WitlessChum roll into the penultimate Feast episode as Brienne shouts a word in Brienne 8, Cersei writes a letter to Jaime in Cersei 10 and Theon’s POV is named Reek for the last time.

Reek 3 (1m) – Brienne 8 (21m) – Cersei 10 (34m) – Safe for all aftershow (58m) –  TWOW spoiler aftershow (1hr4m) –  GOT spoiler aftershow slash dirge (1hr7m30s)

Music credit – Alpine Universe & The Boss; Picture credit – HBO

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VoK 549: Words Cut Deeper than Swords (Ice & Fire Con Panel)



In their first ever panel at Ice & Fire Con, the Vassals of Kingsgrave rank their favourite passages from A Song of Ice and Fire. Join Duncan (Valkyrist), Casey (blue-eyed-queen) and Dan (Witless Chum) as they reflect on some of the most powerful moments of Martin’s dialogue and examine the meaning behind his prose – from Sansa’s twilit snow castle, to Dany’s desert hallucinations, to Catelyn’s fevered flight from Storm’s End.

Credits:
Edited by Valkyrist

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VoK 546: WolfCast – “The Iron Throne” (S08E06 Review) [Game of Thrones Series Finale]


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WolfCast review the final episode of Game of Thrones.

Glen (Dagos_Rivers) is joined by Nadia, Hannah (shadow _baby) and Jock (MunroJock2) to discuss Lemoncake ratings, inconsistent plot elements and things that didn’t make sense with the episode.

Duration: 00:51:58

Credits:
Edited by Dagos_Rivers

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VoK 545: Warrior’s Sons and Winged Knights aka The Great Linear ASOIAF ReRead (Part 86)


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Join your vassals James(QueenJames), Matt(Varley), Matt(blu3arm0r), Michael(Khal Wadege), Adam(drownedsnow), Marie(Nymeria) for another episode of the Great Linear A Song of Ice and Fire Reread. This episode could potentially spoil any events in George RR Martin’s published series as well as TWOW preview chapters.

We ended the last episode with Moqorro’s vision of Cthulhu in Tyrion 8 in Dance on May 10th. In this episode we cover Cersei 8, Alayne 2/Sansa 3 and Cersei 9 from Feast. The Sansa chapter is the last one published in the series. These events take place between May 11th and 15th 300 AL.

Cersei 8 (2m); Alayne 2/Sansa 3 (33m); Cersei 9 (1hr 17m); After Show (1hr 42m).

Music credit – Alpine Universe

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VoK 544: KrakenCast – “The Iron Throne” (S08E06 Review) [Game of Thrones Series Finale]



THE KRAKEN ENDS?! Aussie vassals Duncan (Valkyrist), Dana (Taindana), and honourary krakens Bing (Shoneshiner), David (davidhhh), Abby (DaceyMormont), and Kevin (creepy nuncle kevin) review the sixth episode of Game of Thrones’ eighth season, entitled “The Iron Throne.”

Warning: Contains spoilers for all published books in George R. R. Martin’s A Song of Ice and Fire, as well as all aired episodes of HBO’s Game of Thrones

Credits:
Edited by Valkyrist
“Goodbye of Thrones” by jed o’white hart
Hey There Cthulhu” by Eben Brooks

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That concludes KrakenCast for this season of Game of Thrones and possibly forever. Thank you to all of our hosts, listeners, and commenters.

What is dead may never die, but rises again, harder and stronger!

VoK 543: DragonCast – “The Iron Throne” (S08E06 Review) [Game of Thrones Series Finale]



Dragoncast gets together to talk Thrones one last time for the series finale. The end of this journey through televised fan fiction.

Aftershow at 1:17:00

Hosts: Adam (drownedsnow), Michal (inkasrain), Casey (blue-eyed-queen), Bina (Bina007), Matt (Varley), Katie (Lady Griffin), Brett (White Raven), and Greg (claudiusthefool).

Spoilers: This episode covers all published works in George R R Martin’s A Song of Ice and Fire and all aired episodes of Game of Thrones

Editor: Adam

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VoK 542: DragonCast – “The Bells” (S08E05 Review)


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The Dragoncast vassals discuss the latest episode of Game of Thrones, “The Bells.”

Hosts: Casey (blue-eyed-queen), Michal (inkasrain) Matt (Varley), Katie (Lady Griffin), Adam (drownedsnow), Matt (blu3armor), Zach (Alias), and Paul (Serdinnerroll)

Spoilers: This episode covers all published works in George R R Martin’s A Song of Ice and Fire and all aired episodes of Game of Thrones

Music Credits: Karliene – Dragon Queen (Mhysa) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8lwyhfnPlog

Editor: Michal

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VoK 541: WolfCast – “The Long Night” & “The Last of the Starks” Review (S08E03-04 Review)


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Bina, Nadia, Hannah, Jock and Glen discuss the latest two episodes of Game of Thrones – focussing on the major character arcs and predictions for the final episode.

Lemoncake ratings – 3m; Arya and The Hound – 10m; Jaime and Cersei – 23m; Dany and Jon – 35m; Sansa, Tyrion and Varys – 46m; Open questions for episode 6 – 59m.

Warning: Contains spoilers for all published books in George R. R. Martin’s A Song of Ice and Fire, as well as all aired episodes of HBO’s Game of Thrones and a small spoiler for The Hunger Games.

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VoK 540: KrakenCast – “The Bells” (S08E05 Review)



THE KRAKEN BURNS! Aussie vassals Duncan (Valkyrist), Dana (Taindana), and honourary krakens Bing (Shoneshiner), David (davidhhh), Abby (DaceyMormont), and Kevin (creepy nuncle kevin) review the fifth episode of Game of Thrones’ eighth season, entitled “The Bells.”

Warning: Contains spoilers for all published books in George R. R. Martin’s A Song of Ice and Fire, as well as all aired episodes of HBO’s Game of Thrones

Credits:
Edited by Valkyrist
“Misty Mountains Cold” by Tay Zonday
“What is Hype May Never Die” by Beyond Repair

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KCKrakenCast records Tuesdays at 7:00pm (AEST) / 10:00am (GMT).

This time is meant to cater for Australian and Asian-Pacific fans, but everyone is welcome. Just let us know on the “Call to Arms” thread HERE, if you’d like to join us for an episode.

VoK 539: KrakenCast – “The Last of the Starks” (S08E04 Review)



THE KRAKEN KILLS! Aussie vassals Duncan (Valkyrist), Dana (Taindana), and honourary krakens Bing (Shoneshiner), David (davidhhh) and Abby (DaceyMormont) review the fourth episode of Game of Thrones’ eighth season, entitled “The Last of the Starks.”

Warning: Contains spoilers for all published books in George R. R. Martin’s A Song of Ice and Fire, as well as all aired episodes of HBO’s Game of Thrones

Credits:
Edited by Valkyrist

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VoK 538: KrakenCast – “The Long Night” (S08E03 Review)


This episode got a little lost on its way through the Weirwood Net, but better late than never! Join David (davidhhh), Duncan (Valkyrist), Sarah (Lady Weaver), Bing (Shoeshiner), Neil (Valyrian Neil), Abby (DaceyMormont), and briefly Dana (Taindana) as we review and discuss the massive battle of a third episode of Game of Thrones’ eighth and final season, “The Long Night”, along with lots of speculation as to how George may do things differently in the books.

Warning: Contains spoilers for all published books in George R. R. Martin’s A Song of Ice and Fire, as well as all aired episodes of HBO’s Game of Thrones

Credits:
Edited by Davidhhh

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This time is meant to cater for Australian and Asian-Pacific fans, but everyone is welcome. Just let us know on the “Call to Arms” thread HERE, if you’d like to join us for an episode.

VoK 537: DragonCast – “The Last of the Starks” (S08E04 Review)



An original Dragon comes back to us at the turn of the tide and Vikam joins the crew. The Dragoncast vassals discuss the latest episode of Game of Thrones as we enjoy all the fan service while also wishing David and Dan would leave those animals alone. Is anyone ever going to sit the Iron Throne?

Hosts: Adam (drownedsnow), Casey (blue-eyed-queen), Kevin (creepy nuncle kevin), Matt (Varley), Katie (Lady Griffin), and Vikram (fortytwo).

Spoilers: This episode covers all published works in George R R Martin’s A Song of Ice and Fire and all aired episodes of Game of Thrones

Editor: Adam

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VoK 536: Ice & Fire Con 2019 Recap



The Vassals of Kingsgrave convene to recap their experiences at the always wonderful Ice and Fire Con held at Dear Creek Lodge in Mt. Sterling, Ohio in the last weekend of April, 2019. Join Casey (blue-eyed-queen), Zach (Alias), Jon (eigenvectorjon), Duncan (Valkyrist), Adam (drownedsnow), Thomas aka Tomas (FTWard), Dan (Witless Chum), and Matt (blu3arm0r) as they talk about all the fun events held at the con, indulge in some Ohio bashing, and reflect on the many hangouts they enjoyed together.

Credits:
Edited by Zach (Alias)

Music: Kellan the Undying by Drumurboy

Ice and Fire Con Website (including 2020 information)
Ice and Fire Con YouTube (where videos from the event will be posted)

The Ultimate Winds of Winter Resource by BryndenBFish

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VoK 535: Ship-Dicks and Bananas aka The Great Linear ASOIAF ReRead (Part 85)


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As we enter the final three episodes covering A Feast For Crows we focus on the Lannister Boys – with Jaime at the siege of Riverrun in Jaime 5 and 6 from Feast, and Tyrion hearing Moqorro’s vision of Euron in Tyrion 8 from Dance. These events take place between May 8th and 10th 300 AL.

For those reading along at home, the next episode will cover Cersei 8 and 9 from Feast and the last (ever?!) Sansa chapter published by George – Alayne 2/Sansa 3 from Feast.

The night is dark and full of spoilers for all published works in A Song Of Ice And Fire.

Jaime 5 (3m); Jaime 6 (17m); Tyrion 8 (32m); Aftershow (50m).

Music credit – Alpine Universe

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