The North Grove Must Never Be Lost?

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  • edited February 2015

    I think its some sort of area where there's Ironwood beyond the Wall and its gonna help House Forrester/be part of Gared's storyline.

  • I think it has to do with the Forrester's success in harvesting Ironwood without depleting the resource and the Whitehills failure in doing so.

  • Maybe its something like - the forresters made a pact or bargain with the children of the forest ages ago to protect each others interests, so to speak. The children will help them sustainably harvest the ironwood, and the Forresters agree to never harvest too much and/or come to the aid of the children/old gods/weirwood groves when needed?

    I dunno, its the thing i most want answers to in this game for sure!

    Psyentifik posted: »

    I think it has to do with the Forrester's success in harvesting Ironwood without depleting the resource and the Whitehills failure in doing so.

  • Me too. And when Duncan said "became a ranger, it will help" I thought a million of things. Something related to the Children? The Others? Something else? Damn. I want those episodes Telltale, now! haha!

    Arya_Stupid posted: »

    Maybe its something like - the forresters made a pact or bargain with the children of the forest ages ago to protect each others i

  • Ya, episode 2 would make a great Christmas gift from telltale. Im sooo glad the story is going to the wall ( and beyond it seems ). Its one of my favorite storylines in the books

    Me too. And when Duncan said "became a ranger, it will help" I thought a million of things. Something related to the Children? The Others? Something else? Damn. I want those episodes Telltale, now! haha!

  • I think it means that: The north grove, really shouldn't be lost.

  • edited February 2015

    I think it's still too early to make any predictions/theories about the true nature of the North Grove, seeing as it's only the first episode. And the information given to us has purposely been delivered in a vague and mysterious/ominous way, meant only to pique our curiosity. We'll probably hear more about it next episode, hopefully we can discuss it in detail by then.

  • This ^

    I think it means that: The north grove, really shouldn't be lost.

  • that actually makes sense. Maybe the wood by itself is just normal wood, but the (things in the) North Grove makes it so strong. So even if the Whitehills take all the ironwood and chop it down, the life of the Forresters wouldn't be in real danger

    CassiPops posted: »

    I think it could be something to do with the children of the forest.... perhaps ironwood is so strong because its actually laced w

  • Magic is slowly returning to Westeros. Maybe the North Grove is connected to the Children of the Forest? Some long-standing pact or understanding between the surviving Children of the Forest and the ancestors of House Forrester in observation of some future appointed time?

    I'm not suggesting that Forrester and the Children are still in contact, just merely cut off for secrecy and convenience's sake. It's not looked upon favorably to find friends among your enemies and maintain ties with them, especially when they're magical in nature. Magic in Westeros is near-absent, and even then known and feared almost to the point of hatred.

  • I chose Royland, fuck you.

  • except when Duncan acted like a lil puss?

    dont know the laternative reaction tho

    Soley posted: »

    Duncan seemed so calm compared to Royland. I'd rather have a slow and calm sentinel that makes honorable choices and ideas, than a hyped up commando ready to kill at the sight of another house.

  • Um, no, it would be too much hassle for ttg; TWO WHOLE BRANCHES? groooan But then theyd have to, like, DO WHAT THEY ADVERTISED! gasp shock horror.

    fanbois...

    Mercyva posted: »

    yeah it would be so predictable..

  • yeah make it bloodraven. This is clearly based on the show because Sera insinuates that Jaime Lannister is at Kings Landing and he isnt suppose to be there until after the wedding in the books.

    It would be fitting because bloodraven was cough meant to be at a certain place to save a certain someone in the books but he hasnt appeared in the show and so that latter character ended up dying in the show, maybe because bloodraven was predisposed...

    Broggly posted: »

    Weirwood is my guess, given that they describe it as "a myth". So probably the Children of the Forest and Bloodraven come out and start killing Whitehills

  • gtfo weaboo

    JMOREL posted: »

    * With the word "noth", I am sure its going to be in a place thats gonna froze our ass. *

  • Oh gee, great...so thats the 5th character.

    Bigby choice: do something good or bad
    chooses the good option
    Everyone: OMG BIG YOU ARE SUCH A TERRIBLE PERSON BLAH BLAH
    Bigby: ummm no, im objectively chose the moral option
    chooses all the good options, and helps Beast who came along too
    Beeast: thanks you are tru frend
    Everyone: YOU SUCK BIGBY YOU ARE SO EVIL.
    Beast: YEAH WE FIGHT NOW
    Bigby: what.

    etc etc my point being that ttg were super lazy in twau so no matter how good you are as bigby everyone in westeros will hate him

    North "Grove" is just slang for "Wind", who is Bigby's father. He really means he will be getting Bigby to come help them against the Whitehills. BigbyconfirmedforGameofThrones

  • K0t0K0t0 Banned
    edited December 2014

    His family IS pretty stupid.

    "careful everyone ramsey is dangerous".
    Lady Forrestor: Okay I'll stand by the door with the other two children.

    But then again, why not trust any of the soldiers?

    Ethan: Stay on the wall to watch for soldiers okay?
    Soldiers: Okay!
    20 soldiers walk into the main hall.
    Ethan: What the actual ****

    Arya_Stupid posted: »

    Exactly, you have one last message, and it goes not to your family, but your friend and castellan. Only him. About a grove of tr

  • I agree, although if they were being smart about their defenses, obviously there must have been complications, like having someone on the inside, some good assassins/ranger types, a little bit of magic, or someone got drunk or deserted causing critical failure at a crucial moment.

    K0t0 posted: »

    His family IS pretty stupid. "careful everyone ramsey is dangerous". Lady Forrestor: Okay I'll stand by the door with the othe

  • I imagine it being a ironwood armory of the finest and strongest ironwood weapons that are kept secret in case of war

  • Im drawing a blank, who are you referring to? I havent seen season four, with all their changes. Just re reading ASOS now.

    K0t0 posted: »

    yeah make it bloodraven. This is clearly based on the show because Sera insinuates that Jaime Lannister is at Kings Landing and he

  • Mostly impervious.

    prink34320 posted: »

    Isn't Ironwood impervious to flames?

  • Pardon, when did they advertise split story-lines? They advertise choice. That does not imply completely different stories based on what you do.

    K0t0 posted: »

    Um, no, it would be too much hassle for ttg; TWO WHOLE BRANCHES? groooan But then theyd have to, like, DO WHAT THEY ADVERTISED! gasp shock horror. fanbois...

  • Well he said being a ranger would help. Presumably to get out to the grove. A grove is a small group of trees, the lifeblood of the house is a special rare tree that is currently being threatened. The Forrestors are a very very old house IIRC. Them having a special backup stash of super trees could easily be the source of rumors and legends in their community. Their house words are iron from ice. This represents the common northern idea that the harshness of the north makes northeners into a hardy people. But it also would have a nice double meaning if they got ironwood from the icy lands of the far north.

    I mean, what's the alternative? That it's a super weapon? That doesn't seem like a very games of thrones like plot beat. But there is some precedence the shadow assassins and the dragons. But unless it's super subtle it'd be found out about pretty quick. And if it was a super powerful super weapon, it'd be weird that no one mentioned in season 4 that some smaller house was stomping around the north with mechas.

    Time will tell.

    Mercyva posted: »

    but he said something about it being a ''Myth'' that no one knows its existing? so maybe its more than just some ironwood thats be

  • Uh, mostly impervious maybe. Ramsay mentions burning the food at Ironrath at least once, and no one corrects it or casts an aside glance. Even if it is, ironwood can be wasted, the whitehills had a bunch of trees, and they wasted them for whatever reason.

    prink34320 posted: »

    Isn't Ironwood impervious to flames?

  • Burning the food?

    n00b_f00 posted: »

    Uh, mostly impervious maybe. Ramsay mentions burning the food at Ironrath at least once, and no one corrects it or casts an aside

  • Still counts as impervious.

    Mostly impervious.

  • Freudian slip, Ramsay can make a comment about there being no shortage of firewood. Not firefood. No one says "Nah bra, our wood is unburnable!" Even though in that scene they are puffing their chests out, and that'd be an excellent thing to say if true in the moment.

    How easy or hard it is to burn isn't really my point, the game isn't a forest fire simulator. My point was more about the fact that the trees are not an infinite resource, they can be destroyed. It's my prediction that they will be partially or totally destroyed and depleted. And then the northern grove will replace what was lost.

    prink34320 posted: »

    Burning the food?

  • I have a feeling its acorns to make more iron wood. Or maybe they're sheltering the children???

  • As Bigby Wolf once said to Gren regarding a joke Holly made: "It was alright."

    stevean2 posted: »

    eeeeey. I try :P

  • Oh, shit. You have a really good point there. We could very well have to choose between meeting up with Duncan for the North Grove and risk being sentenced as a deserter or stay at The Wall and risk putting House Forrester in even more danger.

    ClemRanger posted: »

    I reckon this will cause a conflict for Gared. Between his loyalty to House Forester and his oath to the Night's Watch.

  • Don't get banned again, my heart can't take it.

    K0t0 posted: »

    nobody cares what you chose tho

  • nobody cares what you chose tho

    braderz_12 posted: »

    Im not so sure but i loved that choice * me (forced) "ive got something to tell ya" * duncan "what is it" * me "..." * dun

  • I dont know what the North Grove is and the game has given me no reason to care, so I wont.

  • K0t0K0t0 Banned
    edited January 2015

    so what you're saying is that you dont expect TTG to ever do something surprising beyond what they advertise? good point, afterall they dont even do what they advertise! glad to see there are other people with self-respect here

    Pardon, when did they advertise split story-lines? They advertise choice. That does not imply completely different stories based on what you do.

  • I think I might have confused Bloodraven with Coldhands btw, if thats what confused you my bad,

    SEASON FOUR SPOILER:

    That Reed boy, Jojen? In the books they have Coldhands with them so he fights off those undead, and he specifically saves Jojen's life. In the tv series there is no Coldhands so there is no one to save Jojens life, he dies.
    Its rather significant because if Howland is dead then Meera is potentially maybe the only person left who knows what happened at the Tower of Joy.

    Arya_Stupid posted: »

    Im drawing a blank, who are you referring to? I havent seen season four, with all their changes. Just re reading ASOS now.

  • Oh i see, coldhands makes more sense.

    They killed Jojen in the show?!? Shiiit! That makes no sense to me, i kinda thought he was important or something.

    K0t0 posted: »

    I think I might have confused Bloodraven with Coldhands btw, if thats what confused you my bad, SEASON FOUR SPOILER: That Re

  • Also, i dont think howland reed is dead. At least i really hope not, i have been waiting for him to show his face since book one.

    Arya_Stupid posted: »

    Oh i see, coldhands makes more sense. They killed Jojen in the show?!? Shiiit! That makes no sense to me, i kinda thought he was important or something.

  • I can't find any info on Howland Reed ever being thought to have been killed at some point.

    Arya_Stupid posted: »

    Also, i dont think howland reed is dead. At least i really hope not, i have been waiting for him to show his face since book one.

  • I do. It was funny.

    K0t0 posted: »

    nobody cares what you chose tho

  • Ok good, that makes me feel better. Im just re reading SOS now and its been a while. I thought i had missed this huge event.

    I can't find any info on Howland Reed ever being thought to have been killed at some point.

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