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Simon Toyne
Simon Toyne
Origin: The Stormlands.
Title(s): N/A.
Alias(es): N/A.
Status: Deceased.
Birth: Unknown.
Death: 281 AC. Killed in single combat by Barristan Selmy.
Father: Unknown.
Mother: Unknown.
Siblings: Unknown.
Spouse(s): Unknown.
Child(ren): Unknown.
Appears: N/A.
Mentioned: A Game of Thrones, A Clash of Kings, A Storm of Swords, A Feast for Crows.
Portrayed by: N/A.
Season(s): N/A.

Smiling Knight

Origin: Unknown.
Title(s): N/A.
Alias(es): N/A.
Status: Deceased.
Birth: Unknown.
Death: 281 AC. Killed in single combat by Arthur Dayne.
Father: Unknown.
Mother: Unknown.
Siblings: Unknown.
Spouse(s): Unknown.
Child(ren): Unknown.
Appears: N/A.
Mentioned: A Storm of Swords, A Feast for Crows.
Portrayed by: N/A.
Season(s): N/A.

Oswyn
Oswyn Longneck
Origin: The Crownlands.
Title(s): N/A.
Alias(es): Oswyn Longneck the Thrice-Hanged.
Status: Unknown.
Birth: Unknown.
Death: Unknown.
Father: Unknown.
Mother: Unknown.
Siblings: Unknown.
Spouse(s): Unknown.
Child(ren): Unknown.
Appears: N/A.
Mentioned: A Storm of Swords.
Portrayed by: N/A.
Season(s): N/A.

Wenda
Wenda the White Fawn
Origin: Unknown.
Title(s): N/A.
Alias(es): Wenda the White Fawn.
Status: Unknown.
Birth: Unknown.
Death: Unknown.
Father: Unknown.
Mother: Unknown.
Siblings: Unknown.
Spouse(s): Unknown.
Child(ren): Unknown.
Appears: N/A.
Mentioned: A Storm of Swords, A Feast for Crows, A Dance with Dragons.
Portrayed by: N/A.
Season(s): N/A.

Ben
Big Belly Ben
Origin: Unknown.
Title(s): N/A.
Alias(es): Big Belly Ben.
Status: Unknown.
Birth: Unknown.
Death: Unknown.
Father: Unknown.
Mother: Unknown.
Siblings: Unknown.
Spouse(s): Unknown.
Child(ren): Unknown.
Appears: N/A.
Mentioned: A Storm of Swords.
Portrayed by: N/A.
Season(s): N/A.

Dick
Fletcher Dick
Origin: Unknown.
Title(s): N/A.
Alias(es): Fletcher Dick.
Status: Unknown.
Birth: Unknown.
Death: Unknown.
Father: Unknown.
Mother: Unknown.
Siblings: Unknown.
Spouse(s): Unknown.
Child(ren): Unknown.
Appears: N/A.
Mentioned: A Storm of Swords.
Portrayed by: N/A.
Season(s): N/A.

WARNING: This contains SPOILERS from all five books in George R.R. Martin's A Song of Ice and Fire series, as well as all three of the Tales of Dunk and Egg novellas. If you wish to avoid these spoilers, DO NOT scroll down.

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Tanda Stokeworth
Tanda Stokeworth
Origin: The Crownlands.
Title(s): Lady of Stokeworth.
Alias(es): N/A.
Status: Deceased.
Birth: Unknown.
Death: 300 AC. Succumbed to a chill brought on by a broken hip.
Father: Unknown.
Mother: Unknown.
Siblings: Unknown.
Spouse(s): Unknown.
Child(ren): Falyse Stokeworth, Lollys Stokeworth.
Appears: A Clash of Kings, A Storm of Swords.
Mentioned: A Game of Thrones, A Feast for Crows.
Portrayed by: N/A.
Season(s): N/A.

Falyse Stokeworth
Falyse Stokeworth
Origin: Stokeworth.
Title(s): N/A.
Alias(es): N/A.
Status: Deceased.
Birth: Unknown.
Death: 300 AC. Tortured and experimented upon by Qyburn in the Black Cells in King's Landing.
Father: Unknown.
Mother: Tanda Stokeworth.
Siblings: Lollys Stokeworth.
Spouse(s): Balman Byrch.
Child(ren): N/A.
Appears: A Clash of Kings, A Feast for Crows.
Mentioned: A Storm of Swords, A Dance with Dragons.
Portrayed by: N/A.
Season(s): N/A.

Bronn
Bronn
Origin: Unknown.
Title(s): Ser, Lord Protector of Stokeworth.
Alias(es): Ser Bronn of the Blackwater, Lord Stokeworth.
Status: Alive.
Birth: Unknown.
Death: N/A.
Father: Unknown.
Mother: Unknown.
Siblings: Unknown.
Spouse(s): Lollys Stokeworth.
Child(ren): N/A.
Appears: A Game of Thrones, A Clash of Kings, A Storm of Swords.
Mentioned: A Feast for Crows, A Dance with Dragons.
Portrayed by: Jerome Flynn.
Season(s): 1, 2, 3, 4, 5.

WARNING: This contains SPOILERS from all five books in George R.R. Martin's A Song of Ice and Fire series, as well as all three of the Tales of Dunk and Egg novellas. If you wish to avoid these spoilers, DO NOT scroll down.

All featured artwork belongs to The Mico.

Guyard Morrigen
Guyard Morrigen
Origin: Crow's Nest.
Title(s): Ser.
Alias(es): Guyard the Green.
Status: Deceased.
Birth: Unknown.
Death: 299 AC. Killed by Garlan Tyrell in the Battle of the Blackwater.
Father: Unknown.
Mother: Unknown.
Siblings: Lester Morrigen, Richard Morrigen.
Spouse(s): N/A.
Child(ren): N/A.
Appears: A Clash of Kings.
Mentioned: A Storm of Swords.
Portrayed by: Unidentified extra.
Season(s): 2.

Parmen Crane
Parmen Crane
Origin: Red Lake.
Title(s): Ser.
Alias(es): Parmen the Purple.
Status: Alive.
Birth: Unknown.
Death: N/A.
Father: Unknown.
Mother: Unknown.
Siblings: Unknown.
Spouse(s): N/A.
Child(ren): N/A.
Appears: A Clash of Kings.
Mentioned: A Storm of Swords.
Portrayed by: Unidentified extra.
Season(s): 2.

Bryce Caron
Bryce Caron
Origin: Nightsong.
Title(s): Lord of Nightsong, Lord of the Marches, Ser.
Alias(es): Bryce the Orange.
Status: Deceased.
Birth: Unknown.
Death: 299 AC. Killed by Philip Foote in the Battle of the Blackwater.
Father: Bryen Caron.
Mother: Unknown.
Siblings: Rolland Storm.
Spouse(s): N/A.
Child(ren): N/A.
Appears: A Game of Thrones, A Clash of Kings.
Mentioned: N/A.
Portrayed by: Unidentified extra.
Season(s): 2.

Emmon Cuy
Emmon Cuy
Origin: Sunflower Hall.
Title(s): Ser.
Alias(es): Emmon the Yellow.
Status: Deceased.
Birth: Unknown.
Death: 299 AC. Killed by Loras Tyrell near Storm's End for his failure to protect Renly Baratheon.
Father: Unknown.
Mother: Unknown.
Siblings: Unknown.
Spouse(s): N/A.
Child(ren): N/A.
Appears: A Clash of Kings.
Mentioned: A Storm of Swords.
Portrayed by: Unidentified extra.
Season(s): 2.

WARNING: This contains SPOILERS from all five books in George R.R. Martin's A Song of Ice and Fire series, as well as all three of the Tales of Dunk and Egg novellas. If you wish to avoid these spoilers, DO NOT scroll down.

All featured artwork belongs to The Mico.

Goghor
Goghor the Giant
Origin: Meereen.
Title(s): N/A.
Alias(es): Goghor the Giant.
Status: Alive.
Birth: Unknown.
Death: N/A.
Father: Unknown.
Mother: Unknown.
Siblings: Unknown.
Spouse(s): Unknown.
Child(ren): Unknown.
Appears: A Dance with Dragons.
Mentioned: N/A.
Portrayed by: N/A.
Season(s): N/A.

Barsena
Barsena Blackhair
Origin: Meereen.
Title(s): N/A.
Alias(es): Barsena Blackhair.
Status: Deceased.
Birth: 270 AC.
Death: 300 AC. Killed by a boar in a fighting pit in Meereen.
Father: Unknown.
Mother: Unknown.
Siblings: Unknown.
Spouse(s): Unknown.
Child(ren): Unknown.
Appears: A Dance with Dragons.
Mentioned: N/A.
Portrayed by: N/A.
Season(s): N/A.

Khrazz
Khrazz
Origin: Meereen.
Title(s): N/A.
Alias(es): N/A.
Status: Deceased.
Birth: Unknown.
Death: 300 AC. Killed by Barristan Selmy in Meereen while protecting Hizdahr zo Loraq.
Father: Unknown.
Mother: Unknown.
Siblings: Unknown.
Spouse(s): Unknown.
Child(ren): Unknown.
Appears: A Dance with Dragons.
Mentioned: N/A.
Portrayed by: N/A.
Season(s): N/A.

Camarron
Camarron of the Count
Origin: Meereen.
Title(s): N/A.
Alias(es): Camarron of the Count.
Status: Deceased.
Birth: Unknown.
Death: 300 AC. Killed in a fighting pit in Meereen.
Father: Unknown.
Mother: Unknown.
Siblings: Unknown.
Spouse(s): Unknown.
Child(ren): Unknown.
Appears: A Dance with Dragons.
Mentioned: N/A.
Portrayed by: N/A.
Season(s): N/A.

Spotted Cat
Spotted Cat
Origin: Meereen.
Title(s): N/A.
Alias(es): N/A.
Status: Alive.
Birth: Unknown.
Death: N/A.
Father: Unknown.
Mother: Unknown.
Siblings: Unknown.
Spouse(s): Unknown.
Child(ren): Unknown.
Appears: A Dance with Dragons.
Mentioned: N/A.
Portrayed by: N/A.
Season(s): N/A.

Ithoke
Fearless Ithoke
Origin: Meereen.
Title(s): N/A.
Alias(es): Fearless Ithoke.
Status: Alive.
Birth: Unknown.
Death: N/A.
Father: Unknown.
Mother: Unknown.
Siblings: Unknown.
Spouse(s): Unknown.
Child(ren): Unknown.
Appears: A Dance with Dragons.
Mentioned: N/A.
Portrayed by: N/A.
Season(s): N/A.

Belaquo
Belaquo Bonebreaker
Origin: Meereen.
Title(s): N/A.
Alias(es): Belaquo Bonebreaker.
Status: Alive.
Birth: Unknown.
Death: N/A.
Father: Unknown.
Mother: Unknown.
Siblings: Unknown.
Spouse(s): Unknown.
Child(ren): Unknown.
Appears: A Dance with Dragons.
Mentioned: N/A.
Portrayed by: N/A.
Season(s): N/A.

Steelskin
Steelskin
Origin: Meereen.
Title(s): N/A.
Alias(es): N/A.
Status: Alive.
Birth: Unknown.
Death: N/A.
Father: Unknown.
Mother: Unknown.
Siblings: Unknown.
Spouse(s): Unknown.
Child(ren): Unknown.
Appears: A Dance with Dragons.
Mentioned: N/A.
Portrayed by: N/A.
Season(s): N/A.

Review: Korn - The Paradigm Shift



Label: Prospect Park Records, Caroline Records, Universal Music Group.

Producer: Don Gilmore.

Nu metal legends Korn are back with their eleventh album, their first with original guitarist Brian "Head" Welch in eight years.

Kicking right into high gear with a furious riff, Prey For Me opens the album in thrilling fashion. The lyrics give us the point of view of a broken person who takes their pain and frustrations out on a loved one. Singer Jonathan Davis brings these emotions to the forefront, his voice embodying anger, sadness and remorse.

Single Love & Meth takes things more slowly. Welch's more melodic guitar parts contrast well with James "Munky" Shaffer's heavier riff, and works to haunting effect with Davis' restrained vocals. Davis bursts forth with his sense of rage and loss on the chorus in an exhilarating release of emotion. It's an excellent soundtrack to the life of a drug addict.

What We Do is a fast-paced track that tells the story of a group of people living a reckless and dangerous life. The highlight of this song is the slow-building chorus that comes to a head as it reaches the verse. Davis proves his voice to be more compelling on the softer, melodoc parts than on the more aggressive ones.

Opening with distorted vocals and guitar, Spike In My Veins allows Ray Luzier's drumming and Reginald "Fieldy" Arvizu's bassline to take centre stage. The song is given an electronic edge as Dubstep trio Noisia collaborate with the band to create a crushing wall of noise.

The unnerving riff, rumbling bassline and hard-hitting drums of Mass Hysteria give gravitas to the otherworldly, science fiction vocals. Davis' vocal delivery stays in the heavy territory, which works well with the song's unrelenting nature.


Korn (left to right): James "Munky" Shaffer, Reginald "Fieldy" Arviza, Jonathan Davis, Brian "Head" Welch and Ray Luzier.

Paranoid and Aroused is exactly what it says on the tin. Davis brings to life the suspense of the narrator's state-of-mind through whimpers and as danger seems to close in. The ghostly riff and shattering drums enhance the unsettling nature of the song.

The album's other single, Never Never, deals with the loss of faith in love having lost it too many times. The song is the album's most radio friendly, with a middle part featuring dubste and Freak On A Leash-esque rapping. While not a bad song, it's certainly the least interesting of the album's tracks.

Punishment Time's choppy riff leads into vocals that confront one's impending fate as death closes in. Davis goes for a softer and more vulnerable vocal style on the verses which builds up to the more expressive and emotional delivery of the chorus.

The album's only acoustic song Lullaby For A Sadist provides a nice change of pace and the most interesting offering this album has. The lyrics are very imaginative, telling the story of a childlike game that comes to a gruesome end. The scariest part of it is the macabre nursery rhyme featured in the verses.

Electronica once again proves dominant on the fast-paced Victimized. The eerie keyboards, exotic drumming, rage-induced vocals and unnerving hum of the dubstep come together to create an emotionally draining song that is strangely uplifting despite the gritty subject matter.

The band save the heaviest song for last with It's All Wrong. Davis' subtle, phantom-like vocals clash with the chainsaw-like guitar riff as he laments the sad state that he lives in. It ends the album in suitable angry fashion.

Eleven albums in Korn have lost none of their venom, and are just as fierce and relevant as ever.

5/5


Review: Marilyn Manson - Born Villain



Label: Cooking Vinyl, Hell, etc.

Producer: Marilyn Manson, Chris Vrenna.

Since it's Halloween, I decided to review the latest album by one of the biggest figures in shock rock, Marilyn Manson.

Beginning with a slow, choppy riff and soft vocals, Hey, Cruel World steps up with Manson's agressive screams and edgy industrial guitar and bass. The distorted instrumentation goes hand in hand with the pessimistic lyrics to provide a fierce and relevant album opener.

With it's old-school punk riff, No Reflection has a dark and moody vibe to it. While the throbbing bassline gives the song tension, the gibberish Manson mutters on the chorus does not sit well at all. However, the song explores the interesting concept of living an empty and meaningless life.

From here the album travels into the strange mechanical noises that kick off Pistol Whipped. This has a surprisingly funky melody, but unfortunately this is not a good thing. Giving a first-hand view of an abusive relationship, the overall result is just creepy.

Manson starts Overneath the Path of Misery by quoting a passage by William Shakespeare, before the hard-edged guitar riff and distorted drums kick in. The verses are a slow build-up, with the energy coming out in full force when they chorus is reached. The high notes that Manson reaches here are a particular highlight, reflecting the misery and emptiness at the centre of the song.

Edgy instrumentation kicks off Slo-Mo-Tion, a slow-paced song with Manson describing a very macabre spectacle. Unfortunately, the song is quite monotonous and as it continues it becomes more and more tedious.

The Gardener sounds like a poem set to music, with very little guitar and Manson's voice receiving far more far more prominence than on the other songs. It begins to sound more like a song on the chorus, with the instruments moulding in with his voice. There's some interesting guitar work from Twiggy Ramirez, sounding more like turntables. It's an interesting change of pace, one that the album needed.

Starting with lots of distortion, The Flowers of Evil is one of the album's more energetic songs. It is once again dominated by the bass, with some psychedelic guitar work thrown in for good measure. Told from the perspective of someone hunted for supernatural activities, the urgency in the music compliments the music very well.



Children of Cain is a very sombre and angsty song. With the backbone of the song provided by a dark and depressing industrial beat, the song explores the dark and gruesome aspects of religion. The crushing sadness in Manson's voice embodies the song's morose nature very well.

Though it gets off to a bad start with some odd breathing noises that feel out of place, Disengaged has Manson once again releasing his trademark venomous snarl. It's this kind of anger that makes him a relevant voice that needs to be heard, but unfortunately it is seldom heard on this release.

Things continue to look up on Lay Down Your Goddamn Arms. It's doom-laden riff fits very well with Manson's lyrics which tap into basic human nature, such as "Wanna fight? Wanna fuck? Wanna die? Try your luck!" The angry undertones and out-there guitar work makes this feel more like the Manson of old, a welcome return to form.

This continues on Murderers Are Getting Prettier Every Day, a fast-paced song full of rage and pissed-off aggression. Manson screams and growls as he gives a fierce and unapologetic warning that looks can be very deceiving. This is one of the album's highlights, complete with an impressive speed metal solo and a disturbing voiceover to finish the track.

There are more surprises on Born Villain, with it's acoustic guitar melody and melancholy keyboards providing some welcome diversity. Though the lyrics are uninspired, Manson's delivery is suitably unnerving and Ramirez's bombastic guitar playing is a force to be reckoned with.

Beginning with a bittersweet xylophone part and an eerie choir, Breaking the Same Old Ground is one of the more subtle performances on this release. A ballad reminiscent of David Bowie, it's slow melody is a fitting companion to the concept of living a boring and repetitive life. The supressed anguish finally bursts forth in the final verse, bringing the song to an operatic conclusion.

Hollywood star Johnny Depp turns up on guitar and drums for the album closer, a cover of Carly Simon's You're So Vain. Manson does the smart thing by distancing this from the original and making it his own, adding his own metal edge to it, while Depp performs an excellent guitar solo during the final chorus.

Manson handles the aggressive and moody songs equally well, though some of them lack the energy needed for them

3/5



A Song of Ice and Fire characters: Essos


WARNING: This contains SPOILERS from all five books in George R.R. Martin's A Song of Ice and Fire series, as well as all three of the Tales of Dunk and Egg novellas. If you wish to avoid these spoilers, DO NOT scroll down.

All featured artwork belongs to The Mico.

Melisandre
Melisandre of Asshai
Origin: Asshai.
Title(s): Priestess of R'hllor.
Alias(es): The Red Priestess, The Red Woman, Red Woman, The King's Red Shadow, Lady Red, Lot Seven, Melony.
Status: Alive.
Birth: Unknown.
Death: N/A.
Father: Unknown.
Mother: Unknown.
Siblings: Unknown.
Spouse(s): N/A.
Child(ren): N/A.
Appears: A Clash of Kings, A Storm of Swords, A Dance with Dragons.
Mentioned: A Game of Thrones, A Feast for Crows.
Portrayed by: Carice van Houten.
Season(s): 2, 3, 4, 5.

Quaithe
Quaithe
Origin: Asshai.
Title(s): N/A.
Alias(es): Quaithe of the Shadow.
Status: Alive.
Birth: Unknown.
Death: N/A.
Father: Unknown.
Mother: Unknown.
Siblings: Unknown.
Spouse(s): Unknown.
Child(ren): Unknown.
Appears: A Clash of Kings, A Storm of Swords, A Dance with Dragons.
Mentioned: N/A.
Portrayed by: Laura Pradelska.
Season(s): 2.

Illyrio Mopatis
Illyrio Mopatis
Origin: Pentos.
Title(s): Magister of Pentos.
Alias(es): The Cheesemonger, The Fat Man, The Lord of Cheese.
Status: Alive.
Birth: Unknown.
Death: N/A.
Father: Unknown.
Mother: Unknown.
Siblings: Unknown.
Spouse(s): Unnamed princess of Pentos (deceased), Serra (deceased).
Child(ren): Unknown.
Appears: A Game of Thrones, A Dance with Dragons.
Mentioned: A Clash of Kings, A Storm of Swords.
Portrayed by: Roger Allam. Ian McNiece portrayed Illyrio in the unaired pilot.
Season(s): 1.

Jaqen H'Ghar
Jaqen H'ghar
Origin: Lorath (claimed), Braavos (actual).
Title(s): N/A.
Alias(es): The Alchemist, Pate.
Status: Alive.
Birth: Unknown.
Death: N/A.
Father: Unknown.
Mother: Unknown.
Siblings: Unknown.
Spouse(s): Unknown.
Child(ren): Unknown.
Appears: A Clash of Kings, A Feast for Crows.
Mentioned: A Storm of Swords, A Dance with Dragons.
Portrayed by: Tom Wlaschiha, Patrick O'Kane (Jaqen's new face).
Season(s): 2, 5.

Daario Naharis
Daario Naharis
Origin: Tyrosh.
Title(s): Captain of the Stormcrows.
Alias(es): N/A.
Status: Alive.
Birth: Unknown.
Death: N/A.
Father: Unknown.
Mother: Unknown.
Siblings: Unknown.
Spouse(s): N/A.
Child(ren): Unknown.
Appears: A Storm of Swords, A Dance with Dragons.
Mentioned: N/A.
Portrayed by: Ed Skrein (season 3), Michiel Huisman (seasons 4 and 5).
Season(s): 3, 4, 5.

Moqorro
Moqorro
Origin: Volantis.
Title(s): Slave of R'hllor.
Alias(es): Black Flame.
Status: Alive.
Birth: Unknown.
Death: N/A.
Father: Unknown.
Mother: Unknown.
Siblings: Unknown.
Spouse(s): N/A.
Child(ren): N/A.
Appears: A Dance with Dragons.
Mentioned: N/A.
Portrayed by: N/A.
Season(s): N/A.

Pyat Pree
Pyat Pree
Origin: Qarth.
Title(s): Warlock.
Alias(es): N/A.
Status: Alive.
Birth: Unknown.
Death: N/A.
Father: Unknown.
Mother: Unknown.
Siblings: Unknown.
Spouse(s): N/A.
Child(ren): N/A.
Appears: A Clash of Kings.
Mentioned: A Storm of Swords, A Dance with Dragons.
Portrayed by: Ian Hanmore.
Season(s): 2.

Xaro Xhoan Daxos
Xaro Xhoan Daxos
Origin: Qarth.
Title(s): Merchant Prince.
Alias(es): N/A.
Status: Alive.
Birth: Unknown.
Death: N/A.
Father: Unknown.
Mother: Unknown.
Siblings: Unknown.
Spouse(s): N/A.
Child(ren): N/A.
Appears: A Clash of Kings, A Dance with Dragons.
Mentioned: A Storm of Swords.
Portrayed by: Nonso Anozie.
Season(s): 2.

Areo Hotah
Areo Hotah
Origin: Norvos.
Title(s): Captain of the Guard at Sunspear.
Alias(es): N/A.
Status: Alive.
Birth: Unknown.
Death: N/A.
Father: Unknown.
Mother: Unknown.
Siblings: Unknown.
Spouse(s): N/A.
Child(ren): N/A.
Appears: A Feast for Crows (POV), A Dance with Dragons (POV).
Mentioned: N/A.
Portrayed by: DeObia Oparei.
Season(s): 5.

Ben Plumm
Brown Ben Plumm
Origin: Unknown.
Title(s): Captain of the Second Sons.
Alias(es): Brown Ben Plumm.
Status: Alive.
Birth: Unknown.
Death: N/A.
Father: Unknown.
Mother: Unnamed Dothraki.
Siblings: Unknown.
Spouse(s): Unknown.
Child(ren): Unknown.
Appears: A Storm of Swords, A Dance with Dragons.
Mentioned: N/A.
Portrayed by: N/A.
Season(s): N/A.

Grey Worm
Grey Worm
Origin: Unknown.
Title(s): Captain of the Unsullied.
Alias(es): N/A.
Status: Alive.
Birth: Unknown.
Death: N/A.
Father: Unknown.
Mother: Unknown.
Siblings: Unknown.
Spouse(s): N/A.
Child(ren): N/A.
Appears: A Storm of Swords, A Dance with Dragons.
Mentioned: N/A.
Portrayed by: Jacob Anderson.
Season(s): 3, 4.

Kindly Man
Kindly Man
Origin: Braavos.
Title(s): Priest of the Many-Faced God.
Alias(es): N/A.
Status: Alive.
Birth: Unknown.
Death: N/A.
Father: Unknown.
Mother: Unknown.
Siblings: Unknown.
Spouse(s): N/A.
Child(ren): N/A.
Appears: A Feast for Crows, A Dance with Dragons.
Mentioned: N/A.
Portrayed by: N/A.
Season(s): N/A.

Hizdahr zo Loraq
Hizdahr zo Loraq
Origin: Meereen.
Title(s): King of Meereen, Scion of Ghis, Octarch of the Old Empire, Master of the Skahazadhan, Consort to Dragons , Blood of the Harpy.
Alias(es): Fourteenth of That Noble Name.
Status: Alive.
Birth: Unknown.
Death: N/A.
Father: Unknown.
Mother: Unknown.
Siblings: Unknown.
Spouse(s): Daenerys Targaryen.
Child(ren): N/A.
Appears: A Dance with Dragons.
Mentioned: N/A.
Portrayed by: Joel Fry.
Season(s): 4.

Belwas
Strong Belwas
Origin: Unknown.
Title(s): N/A.
Alias(es): Strong Belwas, Belwas the Strong.
Status: Alive.
Birth: Unknown.
Death: N/A.
Father: Unknown.
Mother: Unknown.
Siblings: Unknown.
Spouse(s): N/A.
Child(ren): N/A.
Appears: A Clash of Kings, A Storm of Swords, A Dance with Dragons.
Mentioned: N/A.
Portrayed by: N/A.
Season(s): N/A.

Missandei
Missandei
Origin: Naath.
Title(s): N/A.
Alias(es): N/A.
Status: Alive.
Birth: 289 AC.
Death: N/A.
Father: Unknown.
Mother: Unknown.
Siblings: Mossador (deceased), other brothers.
Spouse(s): N/A.
Child(ren): N/A.
Appears: A Storm of Swords, A Dance with Dragons.
Mentioned: A Feast for Crows.
Portrayed by: Nathalie Emmanuel.
Season(s): 3, 4, 5.

Doreah
Doreah
Origin: Lys.
Title(s): Handmaiden.
Alias(es): N/A.
Status: Deceased.
Birth: 283 AC.
Death: 299 AC. Of a disease in the Red Waste.
Father: Unknown.
Mother: Unknown.
Siblings: Unknown.
Spouse(s): N/A.
Child(ren): N/A.
Appears: A Game of Thrones, A Clash of Kings.
Mentioned: A Dance with Dragons.
Portrayed by: Roxanne McKee.
Season(s): 1, 2.

Jalabhar Xho
Jalabhar Xho
Origin: Summer Islands.
Title(s): Prince of the Red Flower Vale.
Alias(es): N/A.
Status: Alive.
Birth: Unknown.
Death: N/A.
Father: Unknown.
Mother: Unknown.
Siblings: Unknown.
Spouse(s): Unknown.
Child(ren): Unknown.
Appears: A Game of Thrones, A Clash of Kings, A Storm of Swords, A Feast for Crows.
Mentioned: A Dance with Dragons.
Portrayed by: N/A.
Season(s): N/A.

Skahaz mo Kandaq
Skahaz mo Kandaq
Origin: Meereen.
Title(s): Captain of the Brazen Beasts.
Alias(es): The Shavepate, Skahaz Shavepate.
Status: Alive.
Birth: Unknown.
Death: N/A.
Father: Unknown.
Mother: Unknown.
Siblings: Unknown.
Spouse(s): Unknown.
Child(ren): Unknown.
Appears: A Dance with Dragons.
Mentioned: N/A.
Portrayed by: N/A.
Season(s): N/A.

Salladhor Saan
Salladhor Saan
Origin: Lys.
Title(s): Prince of the Narrow Sea, Lord of Blackwater Bay.
Alias(es): Salla.
Status: Alive.
Birth: Unknown.
Death: N/A.
Father: Unknown.
Mother: Unknown.
Siblings: Unknown.
Spouse(s): Unknown.
Child(ren): Unknown.
Appears: A Clash of Kings, A Storm of Swords.
Mentioned: A Feast for Crows, A Dance with Dragons.
Portrayed by: Lucian Msamati.
Season(s): 2, 3, 4.

Tycho Nestoris
Tycho Nestoris
Origin: Braavos.
Title(s): Representative of the Iron Bank of Braavos.
Alias(es): N/A.
Status: Alive.
Birth: Unknown.
Death: N/A.
Father: Unknown.
Mother: Unknown.
Siblings: Unknown.
Spouse(s): Unknown.
Child(ren): Unknown.
Appears: A Dance with Dragons.
Mentioned: N/A.
Portrayed by: Mark Gatiss.
Season(s): 4, 5.

Galazza Galare
Galazza Galare
Origin: Meereen.
Title(s): Green Grace.
Alias(es): N/A.
Status: Alive.
Birth: Unknown.
Death: N/A.
Father: Unknown.
Mother: Unknown.
Siblings: Unknown.
Spouse(s): Unknown.
Child(ren): Unknown.
Appears: A Dance with Dragons.
Mentioned: N/A.
Portrayed by: N/A.
Season(s): N/A.

Reznak mo Reznak

Origin: Meereen.
Title(s): Seneschal.
Alias(es): N/A.
Status: Alive.
Birth: Unknown.
Death: N/A.
Father: Unknown.
Mother: Unknown.
Siblings: Unknown.
Spouse(s): Unknown.
Child(ren): Unknown.
Appears: A Dance with Dragons.
Mentioned: N/A.
Portrayed by: N/A.
Season(s): N/A.

Taena of Myr
Taena of Myr
Origin: Myr.
Title(s): Lady.
Alias(es): N/A.
Status: Alive.
Birth: Unknown.
Death: N/A.
Father: Unknown.
Mother: Unknown.
Siblings: Unknown.
Spouse(s): Orton Merryweather.
Child(ren): Russell Merryweather.
Appears: A Storm of Swords, A Feast for Crows.
Mentioned: A Dance with Dragons.
Portrayed by: N/A.
Season(s): N/A.

Cleon
Cleon
Origin: Astapor.
Title(s): King of Astapor.
Alias(es): Cleon the Great, The Butcher King, King Cleaver.
Status: Deceased.
Birth: Unknown.
Death: 300 AC. Killed by his own men after ordering them to march against the Yunkai'i.
Father: Unknown.
Mother: Unknown.
Siblings: Unknown.
Spouse(s): Three wives.
Child(ren): Three daughters by his first wife, an unborn child each by his second and third wives.
Appears: N/A.
Mentioned: A Storm of Swords, A Feast for Crows, A Dance with Dragons.
Portrayed by: N/A.
Season(s): N/A.

Bloodbeard
Bloodbeard
Origin: Unknown.
Title(s): Commander of the Company of the Cat.
Alias(es): N/A.
Status: Alive.
Birth: Unknown.
Death: N/A.
Father: Unknown.
Mother: Unknown.
Siblings: Unknown.
Spouse(s): Unknown.
Child(ren): Unknown.
Appears: A Dance with Dragons.
Mentioned: N/A.
Portrayed by: N/A.
Season(s): N/A.

Yezzan zo Qaggaz
Yezzan zo Qaggaz
Origin: Yunkai.
Title(s): Wise Master.
Alias(es): The Yellow Whale.
Status: Deceased.
Birth: Unknown.
Death: 300 AC. Succumbed to the bloody flux outside Meereen.
Father: Unknown.
Mother: Unknown.
Siblings: Unknown.
Spouse(s): Unknown.
Child(ren): Unknown.
Appears: A Dance with Dragons.
Mentioned: N/A.
Portrayed by: Enzo Cilenti.
Season(s): 5.

Syrio Forel
Syrio Forel
Origin: Braavos.
Title(s): First Sword to the Sealord of Braavos, Water Dancer.
Alias(es): N/A.
Status: Deceased.
Birth: Unknown.
Death: 298 AC. Killed by Meryn Trant in King's Landing.
Father: Unknown.
Mother: Unknown.
Siblings: Unknown.
Spouse(s): Unknown.
Child(ren): Unknown.
Appears: A Game of Thrones.
Mentioned: A Clash of Kings, A Storm of Swords, A Feast for Crows, A Dance with Dragons.
Portrayed by: Miltos Yeromelou.
Season(s): 1.

Mirri Maz Duur
Mirri Maz Duur
Origin: Lhazar.
Title(s): Godswife, Maegi.
Alias(es): N/A.
Status: Deceased.
Birth: Unknown.
Death: 298 AC. Burned alive on Khal Drogo's funeral pyre in the Red Waste.
Father: Unknown.
Mother: Unnamed godswife.
Siblings: Unknown.
Spouse(s): Unknown.
Child(ren): Unknown.
Appears: A Game of Thrones.
Mentioned: A Clash of Kings, A Storm of Swords, A Dance with Dragons.
Portrayed by: Mia Soteriou.
Season(s): 1.

Mero
Mero
Origin: Braavos.
Title(s): Captain of the Second Sons.
Alias(es): The Titan's Bastard, Mero of Braavos.
Status: Deceased.
Birth: Unknown.
Death: 299 AC. Torn apart by freedmen at Meereen.
Father: Unknown.
Mother: Unknown.
Siblings: Unknown.
Spouse(s): Unknown.
Child(ren): Unknown.
Appears: A Storm of Swords.
Mentioned: A Dance with Dragons.
Portrayed by: Mark Killeen.
Season(s): 3.

Kraznys mo Nakloz
Kraznys
Origin: Astapor.
Title(s): Wise Master.
Alias(es): N/A.
Status: Deceased.
Birth: Unknown.
Death: 299 AC. Burned alive by Drogon at Astapor.
Father: Unknown.
Mother: Unknown.
Siblings: Unknown.
Spouse(s): Unknown.
Child(ren): Unknown.
Appears: A Storm of Swords.
Mentioned: A Dance with Dragons.
Portrayed by: Dan Hildebrand.
Season(s): 3.

Patchface
Patchface
Origin: Volantis.
Title(s): N/A.
Alias(es): N/A.
Status: Alive.
Birth: Unknown.
Death: N/A.
Father: Unknown.
Mother: Unknown.
Siblings: Unknown.
Spouse(s): N/A.
Child(ren): N/A.
Appears: A Clash of Kings, A Storm of Swords, A Dance with Dragons.
Mentioned: N/A.
Portrayed by: N/A.
Season(s): N/A.

Penny
Penny
Origin: Unknown.
Title(s): N/A.
Alias(es): Lady Imp.
Status: Alive.
Birth: Unknown.
Death: N/A.
Father: Unknown.
Mother: Unknown.
Siblings: Oppo.
Spouse(s): N/A.
Child(ren): N/A.
Appears: A Storm of Swords, A Dance with Dragons.
Mentioned: N/A.
Portrayed by: N/A.
Season(s): N/A.

Tobho Mott
Tobho Mott
Origin: Qohor.
Title(s): N/A.
Alias(es): N/A.
Status: Alive.
Birth: Unknown.
Death: N/A.
Father: Unknown.
Mother: Unknown.
Siblings: Unknown.
Spouse(s): Unknown.
Child(ren): Unknown.
Appears: A Game of Thrones, A Storm of Swords.
Mentioned: A Clash of Kings, A Feast for Crows, A Dance with Dragons.
Portrayed by: Andrew Wilde.
Season(s): 1, 2.

Oznak zo Pahl
Oznak zo Pahl
Origin: Meereen.
Title(s): N/A.
Alias(es): N/A.
Status: Deceased.
Birth: Unknown.
Death: 299 AC. Decapitated by Belwas outside Meereen.
Father: Unknown.
Mother: Unknown.
Siblings: Unknown.
Spouse(s): Unknown.
Child(ren): Unknown.
Appears: A Storm of Swords.
Mentioned: A Dance with Dragons.
Portrayed by: Daniel Naprous.
Season(s): 4.

Alayaya
Alayaya
Origin: Summer Islands.
Title(s): N/A.
Alias(es): Yaya.
Status: Alive.
Birth: 282 or 283 AC.
Death: N/A.
Father: Unknown.
Mother: Chataya.
Siblings: Unknown.
Spouse(s): N/A.
Child(ren): N/A.
Appears: A Clash of Kings.
Mentioned: A Storm of Swords.
Portrayed by: N/A.
Season(s): N/A.

Review: Ghost - Infestissumam



Label: Sonet Records, Loma Vista Recordings.

Producer: Nick Raskulinescz.

One of the most talked about metal bands of today, the notoriously anonymous Ghost make their major label debut.

The album kicks off with it's title track. Infestissumam begins with a choir that would not sound out of place in a church, before metal side of things kick in. With an uplifting guitar solo, it's an interesting and energy-inducing way to start this album.

Things take a different tone on Per Aspera Ad Inferni with a doomy thrash metal riff. The eerie keyboard melody and military-esque drums are a suitable accompaniment to the dark lyric about the punishment of sins. The unnerving and beautiful voice of Papa Emeritus II adds a unique and powerful tone to the band's overall sound.

With it's almost circus-like keyboard melody, Secular Haze is creepy in new ways. The speedy drumming and moody riff and crushing bassline compliment Emeritus' atmospheric voice as he delivers a condemning message. The lyrics embrace the downfall of religion in society and to hear Emeritus whisper the title is quite terrifying.

The old-school riff of Jigolo Har Megiddo provides some variety as Ghost show a more laid back side. This creates an interesting contrast as the lyrics are told from the point of view of a man who preys on weak women. The slow-paced guitar solo and organ-like keyboard melody are an appropriate way the embody the odd feeling of empathy for a predator.

Ghuleh/Zombie Queen is an piano ballad about an undead women. The distorted vocals and toned-down guitar are a good fit for this bizarre love song. The melody is slow and oddly uplifting, which feels very strange until the halfway point when the song kicks into high gear and becomes much heavier.


Ghost: Papa Emeritus II (centre) and the Nameless Ghouls.

Starting with a choir glorifying the Devil, Year Zero soon has the guitars kicking in before Emeritus joins in to pay tribute to Satan. The melody is a contradiction itself, both uplifting and chilling at the same time. But it balances metal and classical music flawlessly, and makes for a very powerful end result.

Body and Blood begins with some unexpected harp-plucking carrying over into a upbeat ballad with compelling lyrics. The song explores the irony of communion, where one is consuming cannibalism by consuming the body and blood of Christ. There is an edgy and interesting guitar solo towards the end, while the softer melody gives Emeritus a chance to show his more melodic side.

Idolatrine deals with the corruption and hypocracy of the church, preaching peace while inflicting pain and abuse upon others. The slow building up of the guitar solo fits well with the faster drumming. Emeritus is truly unsettling as he sings about the suffering of children in a higher and softer tone.

Depth of Satan's Eyes is a slow-paced song that has the chorus burst forth after the gradual build-up of the verse. The song talks about finding no answers in Christianity, and turning to Satanism to seek a purpose. The thumping bas, pounding drums, soulful keyboards and gritty guitar riff bring to life the hopelessness of the song's lyrics, while a choir brings it to a stirring conclusion.

Final song Monstrance Clock begins with Emeritus singing in a creepy voice before a dark and moody guitar riff. The song describes people coming together to perform a ritual sacrifice. The ghostly guitar and keyboard songs add a new level of unease as the monotonous drums and organ piece give the listener the feeling that they really are witnessing the birth of the antichrist. The choir brings the album to an appropriately disturbing end.

With an excellent balance of heavy and melodic and thought-provoking songs, Ghost are a very promising band and one of the most exciting things about modern metal.

5/5




WARNING: This contains SPOILERS from all five books in George R.R. Martin's A Song of Ice and Fire series, as well as all three of the Tales of Dunk and Egg novellas. If you wish to avoid these spoilers, DO NOT scroll down.

All featured artwork belongs to The Mico.

Yohn Royce
Bronze Yohn
Origin: Runestone.
Title(s): Lord of Runestone.
Alias(es): Bronze Yohn.
Status: Alive.
Birth: Unknown.
Death: N/A.
Father: Unknown.
Mother: Unknown.
Siblings: Unknown.
Spouse(s): Unknown.
Child(ren): Andar Royce, Robar Royce, Waymar Royce, Ysilla Royce.
Appears: A Game of Thrones, A Feast for Crows.
Mentioned: A Clash of Kings, A Storm of Swords, A Dance with Dragons.
Portrayed by: Rupert Vansittart.
Season(s): 4.

Nestor Royce
Nestor Royce
Origin: Gates of the Moon.
Title(s): Keeper of the Gates of the Moon, High Steward of the Vale.
Alias(es): N/A.
Status: Alive.
Birth: Unknown.
Death: Unknown.
Father: Unknown.
Mother: Unknown.
Siblings: Unknown.
Spouse(s): Unknown.
Child(ren): Unknown.
Appears: A Game of Thrones, A Feast for Crows.
Mentioned: A Clash of Kings, A Storm of Swords, A Dance with Dragons.
Portrayed by: N/A.
Season(s): N/A.

Robar Royce
Robar Royce
Origin: Runestone.
Title(s): Ser.
Alias(es): Robar the Red.
Status: Deceased.
Birth: 277 AC.
Death: 299 AC. Killed by Loras Tyrell near Storm's End for his failure to protect Renly Baratheon.
Father: Yohn Royce.
Mother: Unknown.
Siblings: Andar Royce, Waymar Royce, Ysilla Royce.
Spouse(s): N/A.
Child(ren): N/A.
Appears: A Game of Thrones, A Clash of Kings.
Mentioned: A Storm of Swords, A Feast for Crows.
Portrayed by: Unidentified extra.
Season(s): 2.

Waymar Royce
Waymar Royce
Origin: Runestone.
Title(s): Ser.
Alias(es): N/A.
Status: Undead.
Birth: 279 AC.
Death: 297 AC. Killed by the Others in the Haunted Forest.
Father: Yohn Royce.
Mother: Unknown.
Siblings: Andar Royce, Robar Royce, Ysilla Royce.
Spouse(s): N/A.
Child(ren): N/A.
Appears: A Game of Thrones.
Mentioned: A Clash of Kings, , A Storm of Swords, A Feast for Crows.
Portrayed by: Rob Ostlere. Jamie Campbell Bower played him in the unaired pilot.
Season(s): 1.

WARNING: This contains SPOILERS from all five books in George R.R. Martin's A Song of Ice and Fire series, as well as all three of the Tales of Dunk and Egg novellas. If you wish to avoid these spoilers, DO NOT scroll down.

All featured artwork belongs to The Mico.

Galbart Glover
Galbart Glover
Origin: Deepwood Motte.
Title(s): Master of Deepwood Motte.
Alias(es): N/A.
Status: Alive.
Birth: Unknown.
Death: N/A.
Father: Unknown.
Mother: Unknown.
Siblings: Robett Glover.
Spouse(s): N/A.
Child(ren): N/A.
Appears: A Game of Thrones, A Storm of Swords.
Mentioned: A Clash of Kings, A Dance with Dragons.
Portrayed by: Mark Coney.
Season(s): 1.

Robbet Glover
Robbet Glover
Origin: Deepwood Motte.
Title(s): N/A.
Alias(es): N/A.
Status: Alive.
Birth: Unknown.
Death: N/A.
Father: Unknown.
Mother: Unknown.
Siblings: Galbart Glover.
Spouse(s): Sybelle Locke.
Child(ren): Gawen Glover, Erena Glover.
Appears: A Game of Thrones, A Clash of Kings, A Dance with Dragons.
Mentioned: A Storm of Swords, A Feast for Crows.
Portrayed by: N/A.
Season(s): N/A.

Ethan Glover
Ethan Glover
Origin: Deepwood Motte.
Title(s): N/A.
Alias(es): N/A.
Status: Deceased.
Birth: Unknown.
Death: 283 AC. Killed fighting the Kingsguard at the Tower of Joy.
Father: Unknown.
Mother: Unknown.
Siblings: Unknown.
Spouse(s): N/A.
Child(ren): N/A.
Appears: N/A.
Mentioned: A Game of Thrones, A Clash of Kings.
Portrayed by: N/A.
Season(s): N/A.

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