bijou156 said: I am really curious to hear any theories or ideas you have for the future of the Mallisters? Do you think that they may get someday revenge for the Red Wedding (Freys were fellow-riverlords too)? I am really curious to see if the Riverlands will get revenge for what has being done to them? I think that Patrek may be hunted by the RW but somehow his father may try to console him? Do you think the Mallisters are being treated as the hostages of noble birth or that Black Walder is... [continued]
going to use the opportunity to treat them badly and humiliate them both (Devan did comment that Black Walder “hated that he was a bastards and hated those who weren’t”) or maybe Black Walder will humiliate & torment Patrek as a way of torturing Jason? I really don’t want them (or any more Riverlords: Blackwoods, Pipers, Vances, Paeges, Tullys, et al, to suffer more than they already have D: ) I pray something good happens to help them all!!
I’m sorry for letting you wait so long, but thanks so much for your interesting question!
First of all I have to admit that so far I haven’t really formed any theories concerning the fate of the Mallisters and everything I’ll write down below is highly speculative.
I think a whole lot depends on Lady Stoneheart’s storyline which we’ll hopefully see more of in The Winds of Winter. Ultimately, in one way or another, the Freys will meet their fate I think. They rely heavily on Lannisters and Boltons being in charge, but this, I think, will change soon. And the Freys, Black Walder among them, have to deal with their family secretly vanishing and since they can’t trace back these attacks to certain houses I don’t see them using their hostages to end these “guerilla attacks”.
Maybe, while Stoneheart continues her attacks on the Freys, the remaining Riverlords will secretly plan on a rebellion? I don’t know, this is just something I’m hoping for since the Lannisters made the Freys the new Riverlords, but who knows? The Boltons, their main ally in the North, will soon have to deal with Stannis, Wildlings, the wall and maybe Greyjoys. The Lannisters on the other hand are faced with Daenerys and Aegon so they can’t really focus on the Riverlands.
I can also see the Riverlords getting support by the Vale Lords when Sansa’s true identity is revealed, but maybe this is just a silly idea. But at least I don’t think Patrek and the other hostages will be killed off. Somehow, to me, they don’t feel like characters GRRM will kill off, but this is just a feeling.
I’m really curious how GRRM will tie this part in with the rest of the story and I hope we’ll have the Tullys back in charge in the future. And I’m a big supporter of Westeros being divided into separate kingdoms again in the future, hopefully with the Riverlands being either an independent kingdom led by a Tully or either being a liege of the North (of course with a Stark king).
Let me know if I actually answered your question or if you have any further questions. But I’m really not an expert on fan theories concerning the future plot of ASoIaF.
ACOK - Heir to Seagard, sworn to King Robb Stark.
Lord Jason Mallister’s son and heir, with him on the kingsroad on the way to the Hand’s tourney. Seen by Sansa at the Hand’s tourney.
Among Robb’s 30 guards going into the surprise battle.
Pg. 135 ACOK Theon thinks on how Patrek was not too ill a fellow; they shared a taste for wenches, wine, and hawking. When old Lord Jason saw his heir growing fond of Theon’s company, he reminded Patrek that Seagard had been built to defend the coast against reavers from the Iron Islands.
Lord Jason Mallister
AGOT - Lord of Seagard and bannerman to Lord Hoster Tully.
ACOK - Lord of Seagard and bannerman to King Robb.
Pg. 239 AGOT Brown hair salted with white, his face chiseled gaunt by time, yet the years had not touched his pride. He rode like a man who feared nothing. Catelyn Tully came across him and his men on the kingsroad, likely on his way to the Hand’s tourney. The last time she had seen him he had been jesting with her uncle at her wedding feast. His gifts had been lavish. He did not recognize Catelyn.
Pg. 247 AGOT At the Hand’s tourney, in indigo chased with silver, the wings of an eagle on his helm. He had cut down three of Rhaegar’s bannermen on the Trident.
Pg. 511 AGOT Lord Tywin says the Jason Mallister lacks the strength to fight alone, so he is not a threat to the Lannisters.
Brought his power out from Seagard to join Robb’s surprise host.
At the war council in Riverrun, laid his sword down for Robb as King in the North.
After Robb was crowned, Lord Jason announced his intent to return to his seat at Seagard, still mercifully untouched by the fighting.
Pg. 131 ACOK Sent birds to Pyke notify Lord Balon of Theon’s impending visit. When Theon and his crew found no longship at Seagard, they supposed Robb’s birds to Lord Balon were lost.
Pg. 135 ACOK Had slain Rodrik Greyjoy, Theon’s brother and Balon’s first son, under the walls of the Booming Tower in Seagard, and threw the ironmen back into the bay.
When old Lord Jason saw his heir, Patrek, growing fond of Theon’s company, he reminded Patrek that Seagard had been built to defend the coast against reavers from the Iron Islands.
Pg. 150 ACOK Defeated by Ser Jorah Mormont at Robert’s tourney held in Lannisport in celebration of defeating Balon Greyjoy.
Ser Denys Mallister
ACOK - Commander of Shadow Tower.
Wrote to Lord Mormont in Castle Black that mountain people are moving south, slipping past the Shadow Tower in numbers greater than ever before.
Pg. 654 AGOT He wrote to Lord Commander Mormont that they see fires in the mountains, huge blazes that burn from dusk till dawn.
Lesser house sworn to Riverrun, of Seaguard.
Pg. 23 (digital) AGOT Mallister freeriders had caught Will red-handed in their own woods, skinning one of the Mallisters’ own bucks.
Pg. 403 (digital) AGOT Catelyn came across a Mallister party on the kingsroad riding south for the Hand’s tourney. They could tell because the guardsmen wore indigo cloaks and on their shoulders flew the silver eagle of Seaguard.
Pg. 416 (digital) AGOT At the Hand’s tourney, Lord Jason Mallister wore indigo chased with silver, the wings of an eagle on his helm.
Pg. 433 (digital) AGOT Ned sees a shield outside their tent on the tourney campgrounds displaying the silver eagle of Seagard.
Pg. 422 ACOK When Catelyn, Brienne, and Martyn Rivers’s party forded the Red Fork on their way to Riverrun, the crossing was guarded by a mixed force of archers and pikemen wearing the eagle badge of the Mallisters.
Pg. 1057 (digital) AGOT A messenger told Lord Tywin that he had seen the Mallister eagle at the overrun camp between rivers.
Pg. 1100 (digital) AGOT House Mallister rose for Robb as King in the North, even though they had never been ruled from Winterfell.