Symbolism of the Others: Weir Walkers

Hey there friends, Lucifer means Lightbringer here – how’ve ya been? I was thinking the other day about what topics to cover next, and it occurred to me that I’ve never made a proper video about the connection between the White Walkers and the Weirwoods. I’ve talked about this all-important connection here and there in several videos, but it seems like it’s high time to focus in on it and show why I think the white walkers of the wood, as they are known, actually white-walked their way right out of the weirwoods. White trees, white walkers, that’s how it goes apparently. The one video that I would say goes well with this one is “Symbolism of the Others: Kingsguard,” although you don’t have to watch that one first or anything. We’ll just be working with a lot of the same symbolism as in that video, but taking it in a different direction – into the woods.


Blurb


Alright children, just gather round and listen to a story all about how… your buddy LmL once got 4,000 upvotes on a Reddit post. It was all the way back during Season 5 of Game of Thrones – you remember the HBO TV show bearing the same title as the first book of ASOIAF right? Anyway, S5e6, “The Children,” gave us the show-cannonical origin of the white walkers, or at least the Night King character, who in turn makes the white walkers. You all remember – the children of the forest have this poor guy, whose identity we never learn, tied to a weirwood tree, and while Bran and Bloodraven look on from the future, one of the children jams a sharp hunk of obsidian into the chest of this man in excruciatingly slow fashion. As the dragonglass goes in, we see the man’s eyes turn blue, and Bran wakes from his vision demanding to know why the children did such a thing, with the answer being that it was a desperate attempt by the children to win the war against humanity, against the First Men.

Now although I expect the book cannon to be different and more complex than the show where it regards magic and world-building, I have to say the the presence of the weirwood tree in this ritual jumped out at me, since I already had a basic theory going about the white walkers having come from the weirwoods in some sense. So, clever fellow that I am, I hopped on my computer in the middle of the episode and, using the notes on the topic I had already gathered, threw a super quick post up on Reddit right after the episode finished, just to kind of say “hey guys, I think HBO got this basic idea from the books.” Because of the timing, and the cleverness of the clues, I got tons of upvotes, and obtained fleeting Reddit fame.

Clever clues such as this line from Asha Greyjoy’s “Wayward bride” chapter of ADWD:

The wooden watchtower was the tallest thing this side of the mountains, rising twenty feet above the biggest sentinels and soldier pines in the surrounding woods. “There, Captain,” said Cromm, when she made the platform. Asha saw only trees and shadows, the moonlit hills and the snowy peaks beyond. Then she realized that trees were creeping closer. “Oho,” she laughed, “these mountain goats have cloaked themselves in pine boughs.” The woods were on the move, creeping toward the castle like a slow green tide. She thought back to a tale she had heard as a child, about the children of the forest and their battles with the First Men, when the greenseers turned the trees to warriors.

What’s this now? Greenseers turning trees into warriors to fight the First Men? That sounds a lot like what they depicted on the show, so these legends that Asha has heard about the greenseers making tree-warriors could be a reference to the creation of the Others. Otherwise, we have tree-ent sign, and J. R. R. Tolkien’s ghost is filing for copyright infringement. I kid I kid, but there are clues around this passage that we should think of the Others. When Asha looks when her soldier Cromm points,  she at first saw only “trees and shadows,” moonlight and snow – but according to my theory here, the Others are snowy shadows cast by the trees that only come out  in the moonlight. Then when Asha looks harder, she sees instead of trees and shadows… tree warriors. Emerging form the dark of the wood, if you will.

Furthermore, the people posing as trees here are Northmen under the leadership of Stannis, who is at this point a Night’s King figure leading a host down from the Wall. Asha calls them mountain goats, because these are northmen from the mountain clans, but that simply implies them as tree warriors with horns – horned lord and green man symbolism, in other words. This makes sense because, as we saw in the “Garth the Green Man” video, the green men seem to have been both horny, antlered folk and greenseers whose spirits reside inside the weirwood. Hence they may have something to do with making tree warriors from weirwood trees. Stannis himself, who leads this army, has all the stag man symbolism of House Baratheon as well.

Then we have this line from Cotter Pyke in ASOS, who is expressing skepticism about Samwell Tarly having killed a White Walker on the way back from the Fist of the First Men:

“Sam the Slayer!” he said, by way of greeting. “Are you sure you stabbed an Other, and not some child’s snow knight?”

Some child’s snow knight – are the Others snow knights created by children? Well, in the show, the answer is ‘yes, kinda’ – the children of the forest made the Night King, and he turns human babies into White Walkers. In book cannon, it seems to be more complicated, involving weirwoods and perhaps green men, who are greenseers and who seem to be allied with the children. But the bottom line is that the white walkers were created with the aid of greenseer magic, and might be the “trees turned into warriors” that Asha has heard legends of.

Here’s another angle to the idea of the Others as “some child’s snow knight.” Because we know the Others collect Craster’s male babies and either turn them into white walkers or somehow use them to make white walkers, we can say that they are children turned into snow knights. If it’s more a matter of sacrificing the children and using their essence to make a white walker – I favor this scenario over just touching a baby and turning its eyes blue, by the way –  then we can say that the Others are the snow knights of the children sacrificed. “Some child’s snow knight,” indeed. One also recalls that bastard children born in the north are named Snow, and where does that tradition come from?

Alright, so we’ve found these clever wordplay clues suggesting the Others as tree warriors with links to the children of the forest and the greenseers… and maybe we also noticed the similarity between the language of the children of the forest being “like the song of stones in a brook, or the wind through leaves, or the rain upon the water” and the speech of the Other that speaks to Waymar being “like the cracking of ice on a winter lake.” And maybe just maybe we read TWOIAF and noticed that the Ifequevron, who are described exactly like the children of the forest, are called “the woods walkers” and that Ifequevron means “those who walk in the woods,” which is damn similar to “white walkers of the wood.”

So yes, now that we’ve picked up on some of these clever wordplay clues about the Others being trees turned to warriors, we can go back and look at the scenes with the Others and see if the idea fits, both in terms of symbolic language and in terms of thematic role. And when we do, we find that the the white walkers are spelled out as tree warriors from the very first page of the “Waymar Royce prologue” which begins AGOT.

The action in the chapter is this, essentially: three Night’s Watch brothers push deep into the Haunted Forest, despite the woods growing more haunted and menacing with every step north, and eventually they encounter the terrifying Others, who kill Waymar and drive Gared mad.  In this, the white walkers read almost like icy elves, right from the beginning: they emerge from the haunted woods and eliminate the trespassers, just as forest guardians are wont to do in fairy folklore. In fact, George R. R. Martin describes the white walkers as being of the fae; he calls them “strange, beautiful… think, oh… the Sidhe made of ice, something like that… a different sort of life… inhuman, elegant, dangerous.” As I learned in the first ASOIAF YouTube video that ever blew my mind, Quinn’s Ideas video called “The True Origin of the White Walkers,” the sidhe (or aes sídhe) are a supernatural race from Irish folklore somewhat comparable to fairies or elves.

The aes sídhe are said to live underground in fairy mounds (aes sídhe means “people of the mounds”), or sometimes across the western sea or in an invisible world that coexists with the world of humans, which is called the otherworld. It gets worse, and here I’ll quote from wikipedia’s summary:

“The aes sídhe are seen as fierce guardians of their abodes—whether a fairy hill, a fairy ring, a special tree (often a hawthorn) or a particular loch or wood. It is believed that infringing on these spaces will cause the aes sídhe to retaliate in an effort to remove the people or objects that invaded their homes. Many of these tales contribute to the changeling myth in west European folklore, with the aes sídhe kidnapping trespassers or replacing their children with changelings as a punishment for transgressing.”

You can see the parallels to the Others spilling off the page here – the aes sídhe steal babies like the Others do, and as I was saying a moment ago, they’re known for fiercely defending their nature homes, be that burial mound, sacred tree, or haunted wood. So, returning the Waymar prologue, when we see the Others emerge after Waymar has ignored every sign to turn back – the darkness  has an edge to it, the trees are clawing at Waymar as he presses through, the old rangers are nervous when they ordinarily would not be, and so on – it really does read like the Others coming out to defend their woods from trespassers, just like the icy aes sídhe they are.

This is also the setup of that Wayward Bride chapter where Asha thinks about the greenseers turning trees to warriors. The Ironborn are the unwelcome invaders in the Wolfswood; a northmen straight up tells Asha the north is “no home for squids.” Then when they refuse to leave… tree-warriors that used to be goat people materialize from the wood to slaughter them and drive them out. This kind of thematic consistency is what we are looking for when comparing scenes with similar symbolic language, it’s how we know we are on the right track.

Jumping back to the Waymar prologue, the tree symbolism of the Others appears as soon as the Others do. The fist sign of the walkers is Waymar calling out “Who goes there,” and in response it says…

The woods gave answer: the rustle of leaves, the icy rush of the stream, a distant hoot of a snow owl. The Others made no sound.

Will saw movement from the corner of his eye. Pale shapes gliding through the wood. He turned his head, glimpsed a white shadow in the darkness. Then it was gone. Branches stirred gently in the wind, scratching at one another with wooden fingers.

Pale shapes gliding through the wood – those are the white walkers of the wood, the white shadows – and then when the Other confronts Waymar a moment later, it says, rather infamously, “a shadow emerged from the dark of the wood.” They really do seem to coming from the trees, don’t they? Waymar hears the Others, calls out, and “the woods gave answer.”

Notice the very cool symbolism thing that happens here when Will loses sight of the white walker: it says “Then it was gone. Branches stirred gently in the wind, scratching at one another with wooden fingers,” as if a tree person has taken the place of the Other. But the Others are tree-people, if my theory is right, and this actually a great mirror to the scene with Asha in the Wolfswood, where sees at first sees only trees, shadows, and moonlight on the snow, and then the tree warriors appear, seeming to materialize out of the dark forest.

Now continuing with the description of the actual Others as they appear to Waymar and Will, up in his tree, we see that a lot of the same language that is used to describe the weirwoods.

A shadow emerged from the dark of the wood. It stood in front of Royce. Tall, it was, and gaunt and hard as old bones, with flesh pale as milk. Its armor seemed to change color as it moved; here it was white as new-fallen snow, there black as shadow, everywhere dappled with the deep grey-green of the trees. The patterns ran like moonlight on water with every step it took.

Alright, so the Other is literally reflecting the images of the trees on its mirror-like ice armor, as if it were wearing tree camouflage (and later it describes “the shifting patterns of their delicate armor making them all but invisible in the wood,” so this is exactly the right idea). The Other emerges from the wood with milk white flesh, which compares well to the talking weirwood face beneath the Nightfort known as the Black Gate, whose tree-flesh “glows like milk and moonlight” (and don’t forget the Others’ ice sword glow in the moonlight as well).

Most importantly, the white walker facing Waymar is described as “hard as old bone” here, and that’s a big weirwood clue, since the white bark of the weirwoods is nearly always described as bone-white, such as in ADWD, where we read that the cage Mance Raydar is burned in is made with “the bone-white fingers of the weirwoods.” When Sam stabs an Other in ASOS, we see that it has “bone-white hands,” just like the weirwoods do, almost like there’s a frozen weirwood skeleton under the ice. This also brings us back to the wooden fingers on the trees Will saw after he saw the Other, and by the way there’s a matching line in the Wayward Bride chapter about the “dark and threatening” trees of the Wolfswood having higher branches that “scratched at the face of the moon.”

Frozen trees with fingers, that’s what the Others are. Also, shoutout to the Radiohead song “Treefingers,” one of my favorites.


Did someone say frozen tree with fingers? Let us consult another chilly northern prologue chapter, this time the Varamyr Sixskins prologue of ADWD, where we find a weirwood tree dressing up as a white walker:

Outside, the night was white as death; pale thin clouds danced attendance on a silver moon, while a thousand stars watched coldly. He could see the humped shapes of other huts buried beneath drifts of snow, and beyond them the pale shadow of a weirwood armored in ice. 

The Others are frequently described as pale shadows and white shadows – seven times in all, it’s their number one symbolic description – and here the weirwood is a “pale shadow.” It’s also “armored in ice,” just as the Others are armored in ice, and oh look! Up in the sky! It’s a thousand stars “watching coldly,” just as the Others watch through their cold blue star eyes. This frozen pale shadow weirwood appears moments before the army of the dead arrives; when it does arrive, the line is:

Below, the world had turned to ice. Fingers of frost crept slowly up the weirwood, reaching out for each other. The empty village was no longer empty. Blue-eyed shadows walked amongst the mounds of snow.

Now we have icy hands crawling over the bone-white bark of the weirwood – this is very evocative of the bone white, icy hands of the Others, who are pale shadows armored in ice, just like this weirwood. It’s almost like the Others are emerging from the inside the of the tree itself – from the dark of the wood, if you will – reaching out with their icy hands to pull their shadow bodies out of the trees, very like the shadow baby pulling itself from Melisandre’s womb. Melisandre’s black shadows are in many ways parallels to the white shadows called the Others, which you can find out more about in Origins of the Others: Night’s Queen, so the parallel works pretty well.

You’ll also notice the line which reinforces the the idea of the Others as icy aes sídhe; it says “blue eyed shadows walked amongst the mounds of snow.” Aes sídhe means people of the mounds, so here we have cold shadows walking out of snowy mounds. Icy people of the mounds – and emerging just as the frosty fingers are reaching out from the weirwood tree.

There’s a companion quote to this one to be found in an Asha Greyjoy chapter of ADWD, check it out:

The crofter’s village stood between two lakes, the larger dotted with small wooded islands that punched up through the ice like the frozen fists of some drowned giant. From one such island rose a weirwood gnarled and ancient, its bole and branches white as the surrounding snows.

Eight days ago Asha had walked out with Aly Mormont to have a closer look at its slitted red eyes and bloody mouth. It is only sap, she’d told herself, the red sap that flows inside these weirwoods. But her eyes were unconvinced; seeing was believing, and what they saw was frozen blood.

“You northmen brought these snows upon us,” insisted Corliss Penny. “You and your demon trees. R’hllor will save us.”

There it is, flat out – the horrible snows come from the demon trees, which are the weirwoods. R’hllor has this one right, actually, in a roundabout way. Also note the bit about Asha thinking the weirwood sap looks like frozen blood – the Others have frozen blood, of course, though it’s pale blue and not red. Still, the line “frozen blood” evokes the Others, especially since the weirwood tree itself is called white as snow, as if it were made of snow, like an Other. It’s similar to the weirwood from the last quote being “armored in ice” like an Other – it’s simply another way to get us to think about weirwood trees turning into white walkers

The wooded island the weirwood is on punches up from the iced-over lake like the frozen fists of some drowned giant, which reminds us of the icy, bone-white hands of the Others, and once again, we have the connection between icy hands and white weirwoods. Even the “drowned giant” part refers to weirwoods, because the greenseers can be thought of as swimming in or being drowned in a “green see,” an astral realm tethered to the weirwood trees, and because the Winterfell heart tree is described as “some pale giant frozen in time.” Wait, so there are pale frozen things inside the weirwoods? This can’t be good.

Kidding aside, the symbolic picture here is of something cold trying to get out of the weirwoodnet. Recall that the one time the Other speaks in the AGOT prologue, its voice is “like the cracking of ice on a winter lake” – and here is a wooded island that’s like a frozen weirwood fist, seeming to crack the ice of the winter lake as it punches up from beneath.

The icy lake symbolism is actually of the most important white walker symbols, and its origins are really cool – ice cold, in fact. It’s a reference to the Satan of Dante’s Inferno, who takes the form of a dragon trapped in a frozen lake in the ninth circle of hell. Ergo, the Others sound like the cracking of ice on a winter lake not just because that might be what icy elves sound like, and not just because emerging from the weirwoodnet is like emerging from a kind of sea, but also because the invasion of the Others is like Satan escaping from a frozen hell. Pretty cool reference if you ask me! It also pairs well with the notion of the Others coming from the weirwoods, which are “demon trees” that bring the horrible snows.

The all important icy lake symbol is also referenced right after Varamyr’s consciousness briefly inhabits that armored in ice, pale shadow weirwood tree. It says “True death came suddenly; he felt a shock of cold, as if he had been plunged into the icy waters of a frozen lake.” Going inside a frozen, Otherized weirwood is the same as plunging into an icy lake, in other words, just as Others emerging from the weirwoods is akin to something coming up out of an icy lake.  This symbolism is nothing if not horribly consistent, as you can see.

While we’re in the north with Stannis’s army and talking about the Others as weirwood warriors emerging from icy lakes, check out the demise of one of Stannis’s Stormlands lords, a fellow named Harwood Fell, who fell into a frozen pond and became a popsicle man:

On the fifth day of the storm, the baggage train crossed a rippling expanse of waist-high snowdrifts that concealed a frozen pond. When the hidden ice cracked beneath the weight of the wagons, three teamsters and four horses were swallowed up by the freezing water, along with two of the men who tried to rescue them. One was Harwood Fell. His knights pulled him out before he drowned, but not before his lips turned blue and his skin as pale as milk. Nothing they did could seem to warm him afterward.

He soon died, poor Lord Harwood Fell, but not before acquiring the milk-white flesh and blue-blooded lips of a white walker. Like I said, horribly consistent. At the risk of spelling out the obvious, his name “Harwood” is one letter from “Hardwood,” implying him as a tree who fell into an icy lake and became an Other, or perhaps a tree person who became an Other, and this is reinforced by the House Fell sigil, which is a line of green trees below a night sky with a crescent moon.  Green tree men transforming into Others through the medium of the icy lake, but the icy lake is code for some kind of frozen place inside the weirwoods. Tim-burrrrr.

And look I know the frostbite death of some random lord (with all respect to Lord Fell) doesn’t seem as important as, say, scenes with the actual Others, but this is how George hides his symbolism – he loves to use the stories of minor houses to complement the main symbolism in a given scenes. In this case, it runs out that House Fell is being used exclusively to tell as about the Others as tree warriors… In addition to Harwood’s frostbite death in the icy pond, we can observe that House Fell hails from Felwood in the Storm Lands, and “fel wood” is just another way of saying “evil wood,” such as the Haunted Forest from whence the Others come. Of course being sworn to House Baratheon implies the stag man and green man symbolism that goes with that House, so they are being implied as green men from an evil forest, some of whom are transformed into Others.

And I don’t just mean Harwood Fell. There’s also Ser Willis Fell, a Lord Commander of the Kingsguard who died of Winter Fever. Yikes – the Kingsguard is already dedicated to expressing the symbolism of the Others, as we know from the Kingsguard video, so George having him die of Winter Fever is really just adding insult to injury. Again, he does this layering of repeating symbols thing specifically so I have something to throw at your skeptics who come at me in the comments. There can be no doubt: House Fell is telling us about the process of becoming an Other, and it definitely has something to do with the weirwood trees.

Here’s a freebie involving another Kingsguard, Ser Preston Greenfield. House Greenfield is a First Man house who apparently have a castle called “The Bower” which is made from white weirwood! Greenfield men, living in weirwood castles, but then joining the Otherish Kingsguard. The only other named member of House Greenfield is someone named “Garth Greenfield,” hilariously, so you know we are talking about green men here, and Garth Greenfield is captured by Robb Stark’s army in “the battle of the Whispering Wood,” which itself is all weirwood symbolism – the weirwoods are literally whispering woods, since whispers on the wind is how greenseers like Bran are heard both those they try to speak to through the trees. Just to make things clear, after being captured in “the Whispering Wood,” he’s held captive at Raventree Hall, a castle named after and dominated by a dying weirwood.


So here is the capstone to all this icy lake / weirwood symbolism, I think you’re going to like this. Sometimes the deep truths are actually staring us right in the face, as in, the Isle of faces, staring us right in the face form the map itself. Raise your hand when you’ve got it, but don’t blurt out the answer.

The Gods Eye is a lake with an island in the middle – the isle of faces, an island full of weirwoods. You can see why people call it the Gods Eye; for one, the heart trees on the Isle of Faces have the eyes of the gods carved into them, so it’s the lake of Gods Eyes, right? And two, the lake looks like a big eye, with the Isle of Faces as the pupil and the blue waters of the lake as the iris.

A big blue eye! is the eye of the gods! The Old Gods, specifically. A big blue eye – and inside this eye, the weirwoods. So, I ask again- do the white walkers come from the weirwoods? Could the weirwoods the source of the cold ice magic we see in their blue eyes? And since the Isle of Faces is the home of the green men, we could also think about green men being inside the bodies of the Others – like, peer into the blue eyes of the Others, and inside is a frozen green man? That does seem to be the case. Think of the Others that Waymar saw, with their ice armor making it look like the Others are wearing tree camouflage.

So the Gods Eye is watching us with cold blue intent, and the eyes of the Old Gods in the Winterfell Godswood are watching too, and they remind Cat of the Others when Ned speaks of going beyond the Wall to deal with Mance Raydar:

“There are darker things beyond the Wall.” She glanced behind her at the heart tree, the pale bark and red eyes, watching, listening, thinking its long slow thoughts.

His smile was gentle. “You listen to too many of Old Nan’s stories. The Others are as dead as the children of the forest, gone eight thousand years. Maester Luwin will tell you they never lived at all. No living man has ever seen one.”

That’s only true because Ned has just recently killed the only living man to see a white walker – that’s his blood on the sword there that Ned is cleaning off. More importantly, this is a clear nod to the reader to associate the white walkers and weirwoods; Cat talks about darker things beyond the wall, turns around and looks behind her at the heart tree, and Ned knows she is talking about the Others.

The word “watcher” is also one to key in on. The weirwood is “watching” Catelyn when she looks at it in the last quote, and a moment later Catleyn thinks of the the weirwood’s eyes as “strangely watchful,” and then thinks that the only weirwoods found outside of the north were “on the Isle of Faces where the green men kept their silent watch.” The weirwood watches silently, like the green men, so they are both silent watchers.

And now back to the AGOT prologue….

Behind him, to right, to left, all around him, the watchers stood patient, faceless, silent, the shifting patterns of their delicate armor making them all but invisible in the wood.

Yikes! They look like trees, and they’re silent watchers as well, just like the weirwoods and green men! The Others are called “nameless” too, and are effectively faceless, being all identical, just as Ned’s “own gods were the old ones, the nameless, faceless gods of the greenwood.” One should also note that right before the Others appeared in this scene, Will, who had just climbed a tree, utters a prayer to the “nameless gods of the wood,” presumably the same nameless weirwood gods Ned prays too. One small problem – it wasn’t the Old Gods who answered, but the cold gods! But then, perhaps they are the same folks! (hat-tip Ravenous Reader).

Then when the Others finally move in to finish Ser Waymar, it says “The watchers moved forward together, as if some signal had been given. Swords rose and fell, all in a deathly silence.” So once again, the white walkers are silent watchers. Just like the weirwoods that make Catelyn think of the Others, and just like the green men who keep silent watch over the weirwoods inside a giant blue eye of the gods.


So what exactly happened here, you might be wondering? Why are the white walkers kind of like walking, frozen weirwood trees, but also like frozen green men? And if they came out of the trees, then how and why did that happen? Well, my thinking is this: the green men were some of the first greenseers to send their spirits into the trees, which became their home or their afterlife. Azor Ahai, as I have said many times in the Weirwood Compendium and elsewhere, seems to have forced his way into the weirwood realm to steal its magic, and this invasion seems to have forced the tree spirts – the spirits of the dead Old Ones greenseers  – out of the trees.

The icy bodies the spirits inhabit must be like golems, I’m thinking, most likely brought to life by the sacrifice of children. In this way, the Others are like walking weirwood spirits, pissed off at being evicted from their comfy tree-home, but also like frozen green men. This would give an actual in-world explanation for why they seem like icy elves of aes sidhe, like pissed off nature guardians who walk the woods and want to kill the greenseers who are now using their trees. I think that all the greenseers coming after Azor Ahai are essentially following in his legacy of trespassing, because it seems like (and check out the Weirwood Compendium series for more on this) Azor Ahai’s invasion of the weirwoodnet permanently scarred it and emptied it out – think of him as metaphorically setting fire to the trees and burning out the old greenseer spirits, who become the Others. The emptied-out white weirwood trees then became wight trees, like corpses with most of their minds and souls removed… and in fact that’s exactly what the weirwood trees look like, with their bleeding, anguished faces, bone-white bark, and leaves like blood hands. They look like dead people; like zombie trees, like wight trees. These hollowed out zombie trees have since become a home for new hivemind of greenseers – many of whom are humans like Bloodraven and Bran, and like Azor Ahai, who I think of as the first human invader of the weirwoodnet. 

This dovetails nicely with what I’ve predicted for Bran in the King Bran series, which is that Bran will have the entire weirwoodnet “hivemind” downloaded into his brain, because it needs to get out of the trees. This opens up the possibility of the Others getting their home back, which would look their icy bodies dissolving into mist, and their spirits dissolving back into the wood. We’ve been looking for a solution to the problem of the Others which is more complex than simply slaying them with fire and sword, and I believe this is it – get the greenseer hive mind out of the weirwoods, and let the Otherized hive mind which was driven out in to the cold, all those long years ago, back in.

I’ve had this approximate scenario of weirwood / Other-creation in my head for a few years now, and one of the biggest reasons why is that there is a consistent pattern of finding either dead or corrupted weirwood associated with the Others, as if the creation of the Others has something to do with the corruption of the weirwoods. And that, my friends, will the be the topic of an upcoming video, which I’m thinking of calling “the Corruption of the Weirwoods,” so make sure you subscribe to the–oops, I’m stepping on the toes of our special guest promo.


 

 

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