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Braavosi AncestryEdit

Its interesting that Petyr Baelish is the great-grandson of a Braavosi mercenary. I understand that as the Master of Coin, he borrowed money from, among other parties, the Iron Bank of Braavos. I wonder if he deliberately put the crown in debt, so that the Iron Bank would fund rebellions in Westeros against the Iron Throne in the future? One of those rebellions, perhaps, would involve him after he becomes the consort of the Regent Lysa Arryn of The Vale?. --Fenrir51 (talk) 12:08, June 27, 2013 (UTC)

There is a strong theory that Baelish was intentionally driving the crown into debt while embezzling large amounts for himself. However, separate from that, there really is no reason to think that he even remotely has any ties or allegiance to Braavos; I don't think he's even particularly fond of Braavos. It was quite a few generations ago. Braavos just happens to also have the largest bank in the known world, bigger than those of the other eight Free Cities put together. Nothing particularly suspicious about that (if you're going to get someone in debt, borrowing from the Iron Bank of Braavos is obvious).--The Dragon Demands (talk) 15:53, June 27, 2013 (UTC)
I don't mean that he's secretly in service to Braavos, just that he might know people from that city-state, maybe familial contacts. Then again, he may just be acquainted with agents from a branch of the Iron Bank operating in King's Landing. Anyway, as a fourth-generation descendant of an immigrant, I see what sorts of assets, places and peoples he knows, to rise in Westerosi society, while covering up his foreign origins, such as replacing his family sigil of the Braavosi colossus' head with that of a mockingbird, and using his influence with Lysa Arryn.

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