"Meats back on the menu, boys!!!" Oops, wrong reference.
Anyway, House of the Dragon is back on HBOmax and is doing that archaic weekly drop thing that allows us to have a FULL SPOILER thread without people at various stages of binging causing problems. The show drops EVERY SUNDAY at 9 PM EASTERN, so we can have a proper thread to discuss IN FULL, anything that has been released on HBOmax as well as the source material, George R.R. Martin's "World of Ice and Fire" faux history book, the "The Princess and the Queen, or the Blacks and the Greens" novella in the Dangerous Women anthology from 2013 or so, and the "Fire & Blood" book from 2018, which I believe reprints or expands on what is already in WIF and DW. Anything pulled from ASOIAF is also fair game.
Any show discussion about a released episode or speculation based on the books or "next on..." promos does NOT need to be spoilered. Any discussion of an upcoming episode based on your uncles brothers sisters cousin who had a beer next to a props guy who once passed the set of HotD SHOULD BE IN A SPOILER!
If you have NOT read the books and DO NOT want to know what might be happening in the show, DO NOT read this thread!!! I'll say though, that I do not think that just knowing who dies in what battle from the books will mean much because those books were written as a faux history, with several "accounts" for many major events, so the show has a lot of latitude to change things up. But you will find out who is likely to sleep with who and the broad strokes from the books, so be warned.
Here is a family tree to keep it all explained. This is from Afaq Hussain but I got it off pintrest, so apologies if I can't credit the work properly. Anyway, it is one of the more legible and current ones that accounts for the increased detail about lesser family members. I've outlined King Visery's in green and "X"ed out his cousin/wife, Queen Aemma. I'll try to keep it updated, which I think is gonna get hard, and if I can find better ones that maybe don't have as much downstream stuff. Plus I'm sure the show will change some names to avoid confusion, probably even delete some of the lesser kids. Definitely a work in progress