Eddara Tallhart, a maid of nine, Lady of Torrhen's Square after the deaths of her father, Helman, and elder brother, Benfred. She's held captive by the ironmen at Torrhen's Square.
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random screencaps of harry potter & the half blood prince
“Killing is not so easy as the innocent believe.”
Of course it is happening inside your head…
Lyra loses her temper in Parliament just once.
As her father’s heir - legally, because he claimed her and made it all official in his will, helpfully left with the Master of Jordan College - she has a seat in the House of Lords, and the first day she arrives to take her seat, she is told that women are expected to abstain.
Lyra, of course, has never been one to accept silly things like rules, so she tells the silly old farts that she doesn’t care a jot about what they expect, she is Lord Asriel’s daughter, and this is her right.
(She seems more Marissa Coulter’s daughter than Lord Asriel’s just then, but the set of her jaw and her stance - feet apart, hands on hips, shoulders thrown back and head up, as though daring them to question her - is wholly Asriel, all his arrogance and pigheadedness and charm.
She is terrifying, and so they let her stay. They never do realise that it was not their permission that she sought, but rather their submission.)
The reason Lyra - Belacqua, Silvertongue, now Asriel - loses her temper in Parliament is this: Lord Boreal, the old one’s fool son who did not take Lyra’s refusal of his rude and unwanted proposal well, speaks in favour of war with the panserbjorn.
Lyra thumps him squarely between the eyes, mentions to the others that the King of the Armoured Bears is one of her closest friends, and that the Norwegians are daft to even consider a war.
The panserbjorn of Svalbard are mentioned only in a complimentary manner in the House of Lords from then on.
Lyra loses her temper in Parliament a second time when someone ponders aloud the possibility of exterminating the witches. The third time, a complete toadstool considers that perhaps the work done in Bolvanger was not so evil as she knows it was.
Dame Hannah seems deeply amused every time, so Lyra supposes it must be alright.
Summer will end soon enough, and childhood as well.
♔ A Song of Ice and Fire ♔
In Westeros, bastards (also ‘natural child’ or ‘baseborn’) born to nobles are given surnames different than their father’s, according to the region they were born in. These surnames are mostly associated with the geographic or climatic features of the respective regions: in the Reach - the bastards’ surname is Flowers; in the Vale - Stone; in the North - Snow; in the Westerlands - Hill; in the Stormlands - Storm; in the Crownlands - Waters; in Dorne - Sand; in the Riverlands - Rivers.
She tried so hard to be brave, to be fierce as a wolverine and all, but sometimes she felt like she was just a little girl after all.
HARRY POTTER ALPHABET → z
↳ zabini, blaise
"Yeah, Zabini, because you’re so talented… at posing…"