NOTE: This will probably be incorporated into the Mannifesto at some point but for now I’m posting as a mostly self-contained piece.
This essay serves one purpose and one only:
To reveal the secret mission that was Mance Rayder’s true goal in the north during the events of A Dance with Dragons.
Explain the relevance of that mission on other aspects of the plot.
Explore significant implications of its discovery.
Let’s get straight to business then.