OK, I’ve been getting reblogged by a few spambotblogs today. And, y’know, the fashion spamblogs reblogging the GoT hairstyles post is one thing. I mean, even if they are tagging it oddly, it kind of makes sense. The wedding spamblogs reblogging my Red Wedding posts is something else altogether.
never-hyphenate asked: is there a chance the crow's eye met that lannister guy who went to retrieve the valyrian broadswoard from valyria (because the crow's eye said he went to valyria)?
There might be a chance, but I’m not sure the timing works out.
Valyrian steel blades were scarce and costly, yet thousands remained in the world, perhaps two hundred in the Seven Kingdoms alone. It had always irked his father that none belonged to House Lannister. The old Kings of the Rock had owned such a weapon, but the greatsword Brightroar had been lost when the second King Tommen carried it back to Valyria on his fool’s quest. He had never returned; nor had Uncle Gery, the youngest and most reckless of his father’s brothers, who had gone seeking after the lost sword some eight years past.
—ASOS, Tyrion IV
So, Gerion Lannister went on his doomed trip to Valyria around 291-292 AC.
As for Euron:
Aeron was almost at the door when the maester cleared his throat, and said, “Euron Crow’s Eye sits the Seastone Chair.”
The Damphair turned. The hall had suddenly grown colder. The Crow’s Eye is half a world away. Balon sent him off two years ago, and swore that it would be his life if he returned.
—AFFC, The Prophet (Aeron I)
So, Euron Greyjoy seduced (or possibly raped) Victarion’s salt wife and was exiled around 297 AC.
Therefore, even if Euron went directly to Valyria after being exiled from the Iron Islands, Gerion would have already been missing for about 5 years. While it’s possible Euron could have found him there (alone? with only a few companions? mad?) the conditions of Valyria as we know them — smoky, sulfurous, volcanic, “demon-haunted” — do not suggest that anyone could live there for that long.
Now, it’s technically possible that Gerion, if he were still alive, could have met Euron somewhere other than Valyria. (Why Gerion would have never gone home in all those years is another question.) It’s very low probability, but when you consider the fact that Euron ran into Pyat Pree and the warlocks of Qarth who had set out to revenge themselves upon Dany, then you have to admit that the man has the devil’s own luck (or, you know, author fiat) and it could have happened. But either way, if this meeting did occur despite the difficulty with the timing, I doubt Gerion survived the experience.
Anyway, if GRRM ever explains exactly what happened to Gerion Lannister, and it happens to have something to do with Euron Greyjoy, then you can be glad you figured it out. :)