Bastards of Kingsgrave: APOIAF’s Illegitimate Offspring

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The Bastards of Kingsgrave (BOK) is a bastard podcast, an offshoot of A Podcast of Ice and Fire. BOK was founded in May 2012, to allow the 4 podcast hosts as well as their listeners and forum members to occasionally podcast about a variety of other topics, including TV shows, movies, novels, comics, games, etc.

One feature of BOK is that the hosts and the majority of our guests are fans of ASOIAF, active on our forums, and are aware of the terminology and jokes developed during the four year run (so far) of our ASOIAF podcast. BOK is also even more informal than APOIAF, with minimal episode editing, PG25 status, and an even greater shocking lack of knowledge.

To discuss BOK episodes in detail, to suggest future episodes topics, or to guest host with us, check out the BOK subforum, one of the forums at the main APOIAF website.

To subscribe to us, use the RSS feed on the BOK website, which will work in iTunes or any other RSS reader. If we get on the iTunes store we will let you know, but for the moment it is not a priority.

8 Comments, Comment or Ping

  1. Linecom1

    listen to the BOK, where you’ll meet Amin’s Harems……the Female Harem (Legend of Korra) and the Male Harem (Star Trek).

    *remember Amin is from Dorne, where he rolls like Oberyn Martell 😛 🙂

  2. brynden

    isn’t it a legitimization if all official hosts agree on their offspring? the way brynden rivers was a bastard, but a legimate one… i wish you all lots of fun, although i’ll stick with apoiaf most of the times.

  3. TDuck

    I figure only GRRM can legitimize a Sandwoody 😉

  4. Lex

    I think the off-topic podcast is a nice idea!

    Is there an official history for the Bastards of Kingsgrave? Here’s my own personal theory:

    The Bastards of Kingsgrave, an ambitious offshoot of House Manwoody, were first spawned during the reign of Mad King Aerys, when the Lord of Kingsgrave, old Dickard Manwoody was returning home from a hunt. Somewhere in the Prince’s Pass, Lord Dickard stopped at a brothel, where he gave a whore a feathered hat. Nine months later, the first Bastard of Kingsgrave came into the world, red-faced and squalling. His name… was Dickon Sand.

    Years later, Lord Dickard’s son and heir, Dagos Manwoody, became the Lord of Kingsgrave. Having heard of the existence of his bastard brother, and fearing him as a potential rival, Lord Dagos sent a promising young knight to the brothel in the Prince’s Pass, to dispatch the young bastard. The identity of the assassin is not known for a certainty, but it is said that he was “of the night”.

    The assassin crept into the brothel under cover of darkness, and entered into the bastard’s bedchamber. However, a creaking door gave him away, warning his prey of the danger. The assassin failed to kill young Dickon, managing only to maim the boy’s face before he escaped.

    Young Dickon fled with his mother, who took him all the way south to the Planky Town at the mouth of the Greenblood, where she felt they would be safe. Tutored by dockside whores and cutthroats, and raised on fiery Dornish peppers, blood oranges, and games of cyvasse, young Dickon grew tall and strong. When his mother finally revealed the secret of his noble blood, Dickon Sand grew proud. Some might say overproud. He took as his sigil the inverted skull of Manwoody, crowned with a hat of luxuriant feathers. And he swore an oath, a terrible oath, that someday he would return to the Red Mountains and take his half-brother’s castle for his own. Thus was born the first Bastard of Kingsgrave.

  5. Lady Griffin

    ALL the cake for you, sir.

  6. mimi

    gimme kisses.

  7. Lex

    If I knew I’d get kisses, I’d have written a whole novel! xoxo

  8. Exodus

    You know it’s a great podcast when you have your own spin-offs.

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