ByRicky Derisz, writer at
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**WARNING: This article includes spoilers for Season 6 of Game of Thrones, as well as a look at potential future plotlines.**

Although those in Westeros are fond of using the word "bastard," Ramsay Bolton truly is deserving of the name. And worse. The sadistic and bloodthirsty Lord of House Bolton makes Joffrey Baratheon look like Mother Teresa, and somehow gets more and more messed up as the show goes on (quite a feat, considering he initially set the bar at chopping Theon's cock off — you could say he's come a schlong way).

Head And Shoulders Above The Rest

Shaggydog's head... Or is it?
Shaggydog's head... Or is it?

In "Oathbreaker," the third episode in Season 6, Ramsay appears to be gaining momentum in his quest for power — fresh from killing his own father and feeding his newborn brother to the dogs.

One of the most shocking moments in Episode 3 shows Smalljon Umber giving a "gift" to Ramsay. Not only do we see that he has captured Rickon Stark and the wildling Osha, he also flings down the grizzly remains of Shaggydog's decapitated direwolf noggin.

A Northern Conspiracy?

Ned Stark: Gone but not forgotten.
Ned Stark: Gone but not forgotten.

Naturally, this is harrowing knowing what Ramsay is capable of. The last thing anyone would want would be to become Reek 2.0. But is it all as it seems? Well, some GoT fans don't seem to be playing along with these chain of events. In fact, many believe Lord Umber is playing a dastardly game.

One of the biggest pieces of evidence is the size of Shaggydog's head, which is much smaller than any direwolf we've seen before. But further to this, the Great Northern Conspiracy refers to a much wider theory that, indeed, "The North remembers."

The theory suggests the remaining leaders of the North are still team Stark and are collaborating secretly among themselves to overthrow Ramsay and instate a new leader, presumably the recently resurrected Jon Snow.

Lord Umber: Double Agent?

Smalljon Umber
Smalljon Umber

The events do fit with Lord Umber's offering. Not only does he refer to the dearly departed Lord Roose Bolton as a, ahem, "see you next Tuesday," he also refuses to kneel before Ramsay and does not seem happy to converse with him — from what can be deciphered between his frequent F-bombs.

Moving onto Episode 4, "Book of the Stranger," and the plot thickens even more. The episode was jam-packed with a wild amount of huge developments, including Sansa's long awaited reunion with Jon Snow. One scene shows the latter reading a vulgar and threatening letter, supposedly from Ramsay himself.

This does, of course, set up the "Battle of the Bastards," which in itself is an exciting prospect. We already know that the wildlings will be battling against the Boltons (from the original trailer). I don't know about you, but I'd love to see Jon Snow wipe that smirk off of Ramsay's evil face during his quest to reclaim Winterfell.

Who Wrote The 'Pink Letter'?

Jon Snow reads the pink letter
Jon Snow reads the pink letter

Anyway, I digress. The real question is: Did Ramsay really write the letter? Well, for readers of the books, the conspicuous "Pink Letter" (named so because of the sealing wax) raises some suspicion.

This leads us straight back to Lord Umber, who could've conceivably forged the letter in order to encourage Jon Snow to fight for the right to become Warden of the North. If it wasn't Lord Umber, suspect number two is Petyr "Littlefinger" Baelish, who is fond of playing games and could be setting up Ramsay's demise.

Regardless of who actually penned the letter, we're guaranteed a bloody battle imminently. With Jon Snow leading the way, flanked by wildlings and a newly resilient Sansa, is it time for the Starks to reclaim their territory?

Did Baelish write the letter?
Did Baelish write the letter?

Do you believe in the northern conspiracy? Who do you think wrote the 'Pink Letter'?

Via: Tech Insider


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