Tuesday, 10 May 2016

The Game of Thrones Fantasy League – 6.03 – Oathbreaker

Game of Thrones – 6.03 – Oathbreaker

After the points free for all last week, here is a bit of a comedown with very few positions on the leaderboard changing. This was an episode with a lot of talking and not a lot of doing, but these are pieces are being moved around on the chess board: you can expect this at the current point in the season. Arya has her eyes back...but that hasn’t helped her scores in any way. I think a lot of the players who chose her are regretting it! Don’t be disheartened, these are early days, she might catch up. Does anyone else feel that the show is following a rather predictable progression? Jon Snow’s release from his vows was something that many had guessed. I hope that the later episodes of the season pack in some surprises – for example, the most predictable way for Dany out of her current plot inconvenience is to have Drogon rescue her from Vaes Dothrak and, upon seeing her ride a dragon, the Dothraki plead fealty to her and all the khalasars unite under her (then return to Meereen and solve all the issues there, and then come over to Westeros to seat her on the Throne in time to battle the White Walkers). Let’s hope that what actually happens won't be so predictable! Although seriously, where tf is Drogon? And does he even like his family?

Anyway, here are the scores for the third episode of Season 6 after rulings that may require some explanation.

Possible points of contention:
Bran gets points for reuniting with Ned again. Judging from his arc, I can expect this might be a frequent points ruling!

I did not award Jon points for getting naked last week: that has now been adjusted.

I did not spot Ser Robert/Ser Gregor in episode one: that has now been adjusted.

Tormund, Melisandre, and Davos get witnesses magic points for witnessing live Jon.

Missandei saying that she does not drink gains her points for turning down wine.

Kevan gets points for reuniting with Jaime.

Mace Tyrell gets a slew of points for coming back to King’s Landing from Braavos. He does not gain points for travelling by boat, however as that needs to be seen on screen.

Character Scores

Here is a full list of the characters and their awarded points. If one of your characters does not appear in the following lists, this is due to their absence from the episode, for which you shall be deducted five points per character:

Group A – Main Characters
Arya Stark – 0 points: appears (+5), gets injured (-5)
Bran Stark – 75 points: appears (+5), appears in vision (+40),  reunites with previously lost blood relative (+30)
Cersei Lannister – 5 points: appears (+5)
Daenerys Targaryen – 20 points: appears (+5), gets naked (15)
Jaime Lannister – 35 points: appears (+5), reunites with relative (+30)
Sansa Stark – -5 points: does not appear in episode (-5)
Tyrion Lannister – 13 points: appears (+5), drinks wine (+8)

Group B – Supporting Mains
Melisandre – 35 points: appears (+5), witnesses magic (+30)
Ramsay Bolton – 5 points: appears (+5)
Samwell Tarly – 20 points: appears (+5), travels by boat (+15)
Ser Davos Seaworth – 60 points: appears (+5), first on screen (+15), first line (+10), witnesses magic (+30)
Varys – -5 points: appears (+5), parts with money (-10)

Group C – Rest of the Mains
Gilly – 20 points: appears (+5), travels by boat (+15)
Jaqen H'ghar – 35 points: appears (+5), witnesses magic (+30)
Missandei – 15 points: appears (+5), turns down wine (+10)
Tommen Baratheon – 5 points: appears (+5)
Tormund Giantsbane – 35 points: appears (+5), witnesses magic (+30)

Group D – Side Characters
Grand Maester Pycelle – 5 points: appears (+5)
Grey Worm – 5 points: appears (+5)
High Sparrow – 20 points: appears (+5), communicates with deity (+15)
Olenna Tyrell – 5 points: appears (+5)

Group E – Side Characters to the Side Characters
Kevan Lannister – 35 points: appears (+5), reunites with previously lost blood relative (+30)
Mace Tyrell – 70 points: appears (+5), crosses the Narrow Sea (+50), visits King’s Landing (+15)
Ser Alliser Thorne – -25 points: appears (+5), dies (-30)

Group F – Weirdos
Leaf – 35 points: appears (+5), witnesses magic (+30)
Qyburn – 5 points: appears (+5)
Ser Robert Strong – 5 points: appears (+5)
Three Eyed Crow – 75 points: appears (+5), appears in vision (+40), witnesses magic (+30)

Group G – Animals
Ghost – 5 points: appears (+5)
Shaggydog – -25 points: appears (+5), dies (-30)

Group H – Definitely Dead?
Jon Snow – 30 points: appears (+5), first line (+10), unsheafs his sword (+10), 2 X kills (-10), last line (+10), last on screen (+15)

Group I – Where are these fuckers?
Osha – 5 points: appears (+5)
Rickon Stark – 5 points: appears (+5)

The Leaderboard
Players can see their scores by consulting their initials in the table below. Congratulations to LH for not only retaining her hold on first place but being the player who gained the most points this episode!

See you back here for Book of the Stranger

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