The Grand Maester Conspiracy: what are the maesters up to?

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  • Is there a Grand Maester Conspiracy in Game of Thrones / ASOIAF? Were the maesters behind the decline of the Targaryens, dragons and magic? This video contains major spoilers for Book 5 / Season 5. Thanks to Ertaç Altınöz for helping out with some imagery – check out his awesome art: http://ertacaltinoz.deviantart.com/ Subscribe: http://bit.ly/1NtFJuf Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Alt-Shift-X/300119650155615 Twitter: https://twitter.com/AltShiftX Tumblr: http://altshiftx.tumblr.com/ Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/AltShiftX Created with Adobe After Effects, a Wacom Intuos Pen Tablet, and a Blue Yeti USB microphone. Images and video from Game of Thrones are the property of their creators, used here under fair use. Thanks to the following Patrons: xandria lenert, @MrFifaSA, Cameron Weiss, @Vineyarddawg, Michael Appell, zyad aloqily, @AdamWritesPlays, Fred Petty, Jason Rattray, Madeline Cockrel. Thanks to María Mariño Costa for the Spanish subtitles.
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  • Ayan Anwar
    Ayan Anwar 2 hafta önce

    If marywn is the maester of magic but the maesters dont believe in magic then isnt this proof that there is some consipracy being built in the shadows

  • The Law
    The Law 3 hafta önce

    Euron "Crow's Eye" Greyjoy is going to BTFO the grey sheep in Winds Of Winter. What they get for writing off magic and telling him he can't fly.

  • Jack Logan
    Jack Logan 3 hafta önce

    0:31 hehe babyhand

  • User 1
    User 1 3 hafta önce

    What if the maesters and the faceless men are connected in some way, would explain why the maesters are so opposed to Qyburn's necromancy, maybe because they worship death like the faceless men, who possibly brought down Valyria and magic as a whole via death.

  • Yautja
    Yautja 1 ay önce

    your videos are incredible for watching at night in bed and falling asleep :)

  • MUD PIE
    MUD PIE 1 ay önce

    normally i'm okay with poppycock......buuuut this video made my head hurt

  • Mac Muller
    Mac Muller 1 ay önce

    Maesters=Keepers from Mass Effect

  • Mary Zhang
    Mary Zhang 1 ay önce

    3:38 "sacrificed to queer gods" this maester sounds damn fabulous

  • Xiyu Yang
    Xiyu Yang 1 ay önce

    V I Z Z E R U S

  • 鄭茂廷
    鄭茂廷 1 ay önce

    When magic miracle doesn’t exist knowledge is power.

  • Student 1
    Student 1 1 ay önce

    Conspiracies always fail if they are big. This is why only a few Arch Maesters know about this. And it's not like they need to invite all the other minor maesters to this plot. They just need to indoctrinate them against magic, myths, prophecies and mithycal creatures. Doing this they can indirectly influence the perception of the high lords on magic (and they have arguably succeeded).
    Also, remember how in the TV show the Maesters keep certain books locked and only accessible to certain Arch Maesters? That could be further proof that this conspiracy theory is true.
    In the end, considering how horrible wizards and sorcerers can be (Mirri Maz Duur, Bloodraven, Euron) it's probably best if their magic is no more.

  • Setiawan Setiawan
    Setiawan Setiawan 1 ay önce

    12:49 It makes sense but they way you say it makes it hilarious

  • Taiwo Seiler
    Taiwo Seiler 1 ay önce

    Try ethnonatinalism in minecraft

  • mohammad azad
    mohammad azad 1 ay önce

    Why dany's dragons never grow a little dragone?

  • mohammad azad
    mohammad azad 1 ay önce

    Every one who we think is small and nothing they have huge act in the story

  • Nelson Rondon
    Nelson Rondon 1 ay önce

    Notting they was up 2 Notting smh

  • starkers man
    starkers man 1 ay önce

    What if the dragons are a metaphore for the Targaryens. Perhaps the maestars are responsible for the tragedy of Summerhall. Just thought about it.

  • ComradeSlice
    ComradeSlice 1 ay önce

    The Maester who "wrote" The World of Ice and Fire talks about how Elia possibly killed herself and her own children to prevent them from suffering... which is obviously nonsense made up so he wouldn't have to blame Gregor Clegane and Tywin Lannister. That being said I think the entire book has to be taken with a grain of salt. All of the accounts of the Dance contradict each other. Mushroom's accounts of certain events are sometimes the most likely and sometimes appear to be nonsense. My own personal opinion is that the seeds of the war were laid by Viserys' unwillingness to check the grasping nature of his good-kin, and that the Maesters were horrified by the outcome of the war and then chose to act against the dragons.

  • Nathaniel Clark
    Nathaniel Clark 1 ay önce

    Fucking with GRRM I wouldnt be surpised if there was a Maester conspiracy. Only the top Maesters really know the depth of it tho & I suspect the rest are just doing their "jobs" unknowingly helping push forth the greater agenda of their order. You dont need everyone to know the full truth to make things happen. Sure, Pycelle was/is loyal to Tywin/House Lannister but his service to them also assisted in the greater goal of killing off the Mad King. Sure, Cressen loved Stannis & all that but his attempt at killing Melissandre also serves the stoppage of magic returning to Westeros. Yeah, Aemon chose to go to the Wall but not stopping him or promoting him served the Maesters in removing one of the potential Targ threats. The possibilities are endless really. & I love it.

  • Benjamin Turnip
    Benjamin Turnip 1 ay önce

    Is that a heart made of stones? You sly dog

  • Osamin TV
    Osamin TV 1 ay önce

    The maesters paid the faceless men to cause the doom of Valyria

  • Darky
    Darky 1 ay önce

    It could be that the maesters where responsible for the angry mob that destroyed the dragonpit. I dont believe we are ever told what happened to the old man who roused the people to attack the dragonpit

  • Neerupan Ganeshaan
    Neerupan Ganeshaan 1 ay önce

    Who’s here after season 8 but still wants more Asoiaf

  • mxt mxt
    mxt mxt 1 ay önce

    Glass candles? What does that mean?

    If there is magic in that world suppressing it will only weaken the area where it's suppressed compared to other areas. Allowing magic users to conquer it...like the Targaryens did.

    If I'm right, Aerys Targaryen II went made for quite some time before the rebellion so that's why those houses conspired against the Targaryens.

  • Tawny Owl
    Tawny Owl 1 ay önce

    NOTHING

  • TalhaTheOptimist
    TalhaTheOptimist 1 ay önce

    its irrelevant now:(

  • Donovan
    Donovan 1 ay önce

    Well, the maesters “killing off all the dragons” could be a metaphor for a conspiracy to unseat the Targaryans and aid in Robert’s Rebellion.

  • Larkin Hancock
    Larkin Hancock 1 ay önce

    What do you think of the theory that Alicent Hightower is actually a half Targaryen and the daughter of King Jaharey's exiled daughter and a Hightower all made in a plot to place the Hightowers on the throne with their own Dragonriders.

  • Taigh
    Taigh 1 ay önce

    Idk why I'm still watching these. Frik and frak rushed the last seasons and messed up my show! Lazy bastards

  • Dylius01
    Dylius01 2 ay önce

    Nothing, apparently

  • James Ricker
    James Ricker 2 ay önce

    What are they up to?
    Answer, Renaissance and the age of enlightenment

  • George Loxley
    George Loxley 2 ay önce

    Wish they’d have continued this in the show <\3

  • Captain-Axeman
    Captain-Axeman 2 ay önce

    Master Pycelle is acualy a genius. Watch deleated scenes.

  • Brodie Knight
    Brodie Knight 2 ay önce

    There's a deleted scene from the TV show that shows that Pycelle is not a crotchety old fuck at all, but a cunning mastermind who is pretending to not be a threat.

  • יותם גפני
    יותם גפני 2 ay önce

    'The grand marster conspiracy' is comparable to how the confucian scholar class treated the yuan dynasty in china. It wasnt an outright conspiracy as much as they just didnt respect them bc the mongols were barbarians to them. Also, in judaism about 2000 years ago it was declared that the age of miracles has ended, and from then on it was more about scholarly interpreting god's will than witnessing new miracles, and wondermakers were prosecuted. This was also in correlation with change of who was the jewish elite from the temple operatives into the scholarly class.

  • VoidKeeper
    VoidKeeper 2 ay önce

    Scratchin' their bums.

  • Davie Donna
    Davie Donna 2 ay önce

    This video sucked.

  • Anonymous Doe
    Anonymous Doe 2 ay önce

    I like to believe that they both caused the war AND poisoned the species somehow, making them sterile and unable to reproduce

  • Daniel rogers
    Daniel rogers 2 ay önce

    I know Dragons are the GOTs equivalent of nuclear weapons but their an endangered species! Don't the tigarians get that

  • Gerald Andexler
    Gerald Andexler 2 ay önce

    Wow. The power behind the throne. Like Rasputin with the Czar.