…the sword is wrong, and the false light can only lead us deeper into darkness, Sam.
MAESTER AEMON — A FEAST FOR CROWS
This post is aimed squarely at people who want a thorough examination of Stannis’s sword, purportedly the fabled weapon Lightbringer. I suspect that will likely be first time readers who want some information or clarification.
Note: I’m pretty sure this will be familiar territory for a lot of ardent fans.
The key point I’m making here is this:
Stannis has a false Lightbringer.
More importantly, Melisandre deliberately lied about the sword he has.
This may seem to be a plain observation to some. However, I think it is wise to establish a thorough refutation of Stannis’s sword, as a reference for use in future discussions.
Additionally, I believe that a thorough examination of the circumstances surrounding this false sword allows us to make the following claims as well: