Originally Posted by TheReverend
Btw, little noticed thing about Oberyn and Tywin (don't read spoiler unless you've read book 3)
Oberyn poisoned Tywin and he was going to die whether Tyrion shot him or not
"Where will I find my lord father?”
“In the solar with Lord Tyrell and Prince Oberyn.”
“Widow’s blood, this one is called, for the color. A cruel potion. It shuts down a man’s bladder and bowels, until he drowns in his own poisons.”
“Your father,” said Prince Oberyn, “may not live forever.”
The King’s Hand was rotting visibly. His face had taken on a greenish tinge, and his eyes were deeply sunken, two black pits. Fissures had opened in his cheeks, and a foul white fluid was seeping through the joints of his splendid gold-and-crimson armor to pool beneath his body.
...and of course the smell. )
This blew my mind and answers a few questions that I had. This book is so well thought out and written, it's amazing to me. Just when you think there is a plot hole, or something doesn't make sense, you find something hidden (in plain sight) that explains it.