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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Yorum Sayısı: 1722

  • panzermacht
    panzermacht 6 gün önce

    Robert didn't become king "about twenty years ago" he became King about 15 years ago. We can measure this with the age of John and Rob, who both got born at a similar time.

  • Heretic Life
    Heretic Life 6 gün önce

    I dont remeber anything about Marwyns "mask". I remember it saying he had a V. Steel link but not a mask. Anyone know what chapter that was?

  • Boco Corwin
    Boco Corwin 1 hafta önce

    I dunno why. But whenever I read the term "glass candles," I imagine lightbulbs. Like the maesters are keeping electricity a secret or something lol

  • Robert Meza
    Robert Meza 2 hafta önce

    Maybe the maesters orchestrated the Dance

  • Bram Reichbaum
    Bram Reichbaum 2 hafta önce

    Pycelle is almost certainly implicated in Summerhall, which decimated the line of the Targaryens (particularly their most witchy ones) a generation before Robert's Rebellion. So they've been whittling the Targaryens down. This has been going on since the Faith Militant Uprising, (perhaps indoctrinated by Archmaester Vaegon) and properly it's a Grand Oldtown Conspiracy, not just the maesters.

  • doger944
    doger944 2 hafta önce

    It might not be a conspiracy as much as it's just the position of a Maester to be against magic. They're trained in various disciplines in order to serve the realm, and throughout that training they learn that magic is a danger to it, and oppose it as a matter of personal principle.

  • C Bob
    C Bob 3 hafta önce

    Do u really think Sarella is Alleras? I'm not sure. I think it's a red herring. Who's the real sphinx??

  • SandmanEnters
    SandmanEnters 3 hafta önce

    Not for nothing but I'm pretty sure Sarella Sand was actually Shae trying to bone her way into a position where she can make some trouble, on Doran Martell orders. The Order of the Greenhand has a great vid on this, Doran Martell's secret weapon I think it's called. Great video bro, the Grey Rats are definitely not to be trusted. Except for Aemon, he was a solid dude.

  • Sumire bot
    Sumire bot 4 hafta önce

    lmaoo you put a picture of stones in a heart shape to represent lady stoneheart lololololol

  • Jackson Worthman
    Jackson Worthman 4 hafta önce

    Well, looks like most of the maesters are gonna have to be purged, dragons and magic shall exist if the Citadel wants it or not. When Brian travels south, the children of the forest must travel with him, the maesters must be overthrown

  • Jackson Worthman
    Jackson Worthman 4 hafta önce

    Luwin seems like an okay guy when it comes to magic, he does have a Valyria steel link in his chain, Aemon is in the same category, same with Marwyn, and Lady Rohanne Webber's maester, everyone else like Cressen, Pycelle, and others not so much

  • Zach Robledo
    Zach Robledo 1 ay önce

    You should do breakdowns on Fire and Blood and Dunk and Egg stuff

  • Maria Vibo
    Maria Vibo 1 ay önce

    The YouTube channel In Deep Geek have an amazing playlist on the maesters. Its called Magic, Maesters and faceless men.
    And thank you for your great content!

  • Jaz Helton
    Jaz Helton 1 ay önce

    I’d been thinking it was the maesters meddling that caused the dragons to get smaller and weaker, and the eggs less likely to hatch and survive somehow. But then that season finale SO I GUESS MAESTERS WERE JUST NERDS WHO DID NOTHING.

  • Dragon
    Dragon 1 ay önce

    And they had 21 dragons. Scary.

  • i.
    i. 1 ay önce

    "a massive mancrush on tywin lannister"

  • Marc Dumont
    Marc Dumont 2 ay önce

    Nothing apparently, according to the show.

  • saket lamture
    saket lamture 2 ay önce

    Please do character series

  • Runterra X
    Runterra X 2 ay önce

    Maybe by killing off the last dragons, he means the Maesters helped encourage the Dance of the Dragons so that the Targareyns butcher one another?

  • xCuddly
    xCuddly 2 ay önce

    No one: Alt shift X: In a song of ice and fire...

  • KeV B
    KeV B 2 ay önce

    GOT SEASON 8 - What were the maesters up to? nothing at all.

  • reymagea1
    reymagea1 3 ay önce

    Danerys' dragons didn't grow the same--the two that stayed chained up were smaller while the largest was out (and about) eating and exercising...

  • Tekk Luthor
    Tekk Luthor 3 ay önce

    Turned out, none of it matters. That's why I avoid speculation videos at all cost now. Waste of time. (Not the channel but show)

  • Ayan Anwar
    Ayan Anwar 4 ay 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 4 ay 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 4 ay önce

    0:31 hehe babyhand

  • User 1
    User 1 4 ay 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 4 ay önce

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

  • MUD PIE
    MUD PIE 5 ay önce

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

  • Mac Muller
    Mac Muller 5 ay önce

    Maesters=Keepers from Mass Effect

  • Mary Zhang
    Mary Zhang 5 ay önce

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

  • X Y
    X Y 5 ay önce

    V I Z Z E R U S

  • 鄭茂廷
    鄭茂廷 5 ay önce

    When magic miracle doesn’t exist knowledge is power.

  • Marcus The Death of Rats

    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 5 ay önce

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

  • Taiwo Seiler
    Taiwo Seiler 5 ay önce

    Try ethnonatinalism in minecraft

  • mohammad azad
    mohammad azad 5 ay önce

    Why dany's dragons never grow a little dragone?

  • mohammad azad
    mohammad azad 5 ay önce

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

  • Nelson Rondon
    Nelson Rondon 5 ay önce

    Notting they was up 2 Notting smh

  • Fabian Hartendorf
    Fabian Hartendorf 5 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.