Arya has all the time appeared to positive of herself. Greater than anybody else, Stark or in any other case, Ned’s favorite all the time had a way of sense and a rising sense of goal. Now that one mission is full (regardless that she did not really cross off all of the names on her listing herself), Arya has anyother quest fastened forward. When she explains it to her siblings on the docks at King’s Touchdown throughout their heartbreaking partings, she appears so sure, however she may really be unsuitable…
Requested why she was setting sail and so positive she would by no means come again, Arya gave a usually assertive reply.
She instructed Jon, Sansa and Bran; “What’s West of Westeros? Nobody is aware of. It is the place the maps cease. That is the place I am going.”
Besides Arya was unsuitable on two counts.
We all know the saga is about on a planet like our personal, a globe. George RR Martin and the TV present by no means stuffed in all of the blanks across the edges of Westeros and Essos. However we already know there are lands to the south of Essos. Sothoryos and Ulthos will be proven peeking up on the very backside of maps. It stands to cause there have to be extra continents.
Moreover, Arya is NOT the primary to sail West searching for them. In actual fact, she has moderately loads in frequent with the fearless girl who did simply that over 250 years earlier. And reappeared a few years later.
The superb Elissa Farman was additionally noble-born and near essentially the most highly effective lords and households of her time.
She refused to bow to conference, nearly definitely was in love along with her good friend Princess Rhaena Targaryen and is believed to be the one that stole the three dragon eggs which ended up with Daenerys.
Arya would have authorised of her wholeheartedly.
Elissa all the time dreamed of journey and exploring new lands. When Rhaena established her personal courtroom at Dragonstone, Elissa saved petitioning for cash to construct her personal ship. She was continuously denied, which created a rift of their relationship.
In 54 AC, which stands for After the Targaryen Conquest, Elissa took three eggs from the clutch of Dreamfyre and fled to Pentos after which Braavos. She offered then to the Sealord and constructed her personal ship, Solar Chaser.
Information of Elissa’s plans reached Westeros and Sers Eustace and Norman Hightower introduced their two ships to hitch her expedition, pursued in useless by the forces of a livid King Jaeherys, determined to regain the dragon eggs and punish Elissa.
Eustace returned three years later, reporting that Norman’s ship had been misplaced in a storm and his crippled after they had sailed South by Southwest of Westeros. Elissa had continued on alone within the Solar Chaser.
Round 30 years later Lord Corly Velaryon sailed to Asshai on one in every of his famed 9 nice expeditions to Essos (which made him the wealthiest man in Westeros). He claimed he noticed the Solar Chaser docked in Asshai.
It appears probably that Elissa did sail far West. She didn’t discover the top of the world or something so lethal that no person might return. Since she was by no means seen wherever else in Westeros and Essos it appears logical she saved crusing West and ultimately looped all the way in which again to the far jap finish of Essos.
Maybe Arya was unsuitable in spite of everything telling Jon she would by no means see him once more. Crusing West doesn’t imply you disappear from the recognized world without end. Nor does it assure sure demise, as most imagine in Westeros.
Elissa was a fugitive, needed by the crown, so she couldn’t return. Arya is the other. After a lifetime of adventures, it’s comforting to suppose she is going to return house to see her household one final time.
In any case, earlier than the rest, she continues to be a Stark.