Something about A Game Of Thrones that doesn't make sense to me...
I'm not gonna put spoilers for stuff that has been shown on the TV series, but I'll block out the rest.
When Varys visits Ned in the dungeon he tells him to swear fealty to Joffery and preserve peace with the Lannisters, and that he loyally served Robert and wants what is best for the realm. Why does he say that?
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Since he is most likely a Targaryn or a Blackfyre himself and he is plotting to return the throne to them
wouldn't he benefit from the Starks and Lannisters going to war?
If he was telling the truth that doesn't make any sense. It also doesn't make any sense that he would lie, especially if he wanted war, because Ned did what he told him to do and no one knew what Joffery was going to do.
Unsure whether it was desire or despair that kept me drawing breath. When all my dreams came down to nothing, left me just another piece of meat. For you I carried my life on in my teeth. Through betrayed years and bloody tears, and pits where you can only crawl. Poor Grendel's had an accident... So may you all.