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Old 04-11-2013, 07:43 PM   #710
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Default Re: A Song of Ice and Fire books

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Originally Posted by Sawyer View Post
Can someone tell me whether, at any point after the first two books that are out, we get any indication as to what the hell happened to Benjen Stark? Or if he's even still alive?
There is something.

If you want to know more, finish A Storm of Swords or read this:

Spoiler!!! Click to Read!:
Sam flees for the Wall with Gilly (Craster's daughter) and hide in an abandoned hut. While there, they are overwhelmed by Wights. A man named "Coldhands" saves them. He wears black and called Sam brother which suggests he was a man of the Night's Watch. He looks like a wight but has his face mostly concealed, rides a stag, and can control crows/raves. He brings them to a spot where they can pass through the Wall to one of the abandoned Night Watch castles. However, he himself cannot pass through the wall, likely due to its magic. Later, he accompanies Bran, Summer, Hodor, Jojen, and Meera beyond the Wall to meet the Three-Eyed Raven.

There's a theory that this is Benjen Stark. He presumably died and became a Wight but the Children of the Forest were somehow able to save him. It's also believed that he's the one who buried the chest with the horn and dragonglass daggers.

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