madd0ct0r wrote:Stannis as hand would be intrestng.
Yeah, for a minute or two, until a strange-bedfellows coalition of brothel owners and lords devout in the Faith has him assassinated...
I'd make Renly my Hand, stat. He's got the diplomatic chops to actually run shit without pissing everybody off, and could help bring the Tyrells on-side. I'll need a new master of Laws (yes, everybody who wants to put Renly on the Small Council - he's already been there for years) but that Ned Stark guy would fit the bill nicely.
Stannis will, of course, go totally apeshit about the Renly thing unless I give him something prestigious, but hey, Warden of the East just opened up.
madd0ct0r wrote:is there any truth in Vaery's statement that Stannis's 'God of Light' is an evil God? - Given the counterpart (Ice Dude) seems to deal in baby eating and zombies I'm not sure how it could be worse.
We don't really know, canonically. Popular fan theories include, "They're both evil," "They're both sanity-blasting Cthonian forces that don't give enough of a fuck about humanity to intentionally wipe us out, but tend to leave us as roadkill in their wake when we get too close; the Life Magic of the Children of the Forest is the happy medium between the extremes where we can exist," and, "There are no gods in this setting, only wizards who believe or claim to believe that they act in their names."