This question is for the 8th Episode of Season 6 of Game of Thrones.

In the episode "No One", we got to see Cersei standing in the gallery with the Mountain (Robert Strong) and Qyburn.

At the end of that scene Qyburn and Cersei discuss some "rumors". What are they? Is there any clue about the rumors in previous episodes? If so I don't seem to remember.

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    See also here, where this question has already been asked and answered on another SE site. Commented Jun 13, 2016 at 17:41
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    I don't know the answer, but I think the answer given in that link is incorrect. As I recall, Tyrian used the hidden wildfire in The Battle of the Blackwater. Commented Jun 13, 2016 at 17:49
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    @randal'thor there is contention about that answer. Its purely speculation at this point and last time I checked the speculation wasn't backed up by any sort of canonical or semi canonical source.
    – kuhl
    Commented Jun 13, 2016 at 17:54
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    @BCdotWEB, I may be remembering wrong, I've read the books and watched the shows, and I don't remember the specifics of what happened where...but my point was that by my memory, this theory CANNOT be correct...it can not be proven later to be correct as Tyrion has already used the hidden wildfire at The Blackwater. Unless there is more that Tyrion and his agents were unable to find, and that is what this theory is about. Commented Jun 13, 2016 at 22:51
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    @BCdotWEB when trying to answer a question with speculation, the fact that the has had plot holes in the past is not evidence for your answer. On the other post I provided several examples that were as likely. None of them are likely enough to turn into an answer without more info.
    – kuhl
    Commented Jun 13, 2016 at 23:15

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What rumors were Cersei and Qyburn talking about in “No One”?

We don't know yet.

Is there any clue about the rumors in previous episodes?

No, or maybe yes if we count Bran's vision a hint.

Bran does see a vision of green fire aka wildfire, which is one of the most talked about rumors
[source: bustle.com, reddit].

Even the dialogue looks suitable to the rumor:

Cersei: And? Was it just a rumor or something more?

Qyburn: More. Much more.

From the same bustle.com link, a few more suggestions for the rumor are:

  • Since Varys' little birds are known to travel all over the place, the rumor could have something to do with Essos. If that's the case, it could be about Daenerys' dragons — or the fact that her younger brother is working with Daenerys. Either way, intel on Daenerys is pretty powerful in itself, and maybe she'd contact the Mother of Dragons to form some sort of alliance.
  • But what if Cersei learned her brother had nothing to do with it, and was investigating the Tyrells for Olenna's part in the murder? If Cersei found out that the Tyrells killed Joffrey, after Margaery convinced Tommen to accept the High Sparrow and Lady Olenna abandoned her at King's Landing, her vengeance would be unparalleled. If she told Tommen that Margery had something to do with Joffrey's death, there's a chance he could turn against his wife — and the Faith of the Seven — which could lead to him securing the kingdom for his family once again.

But all three are just rumors for now, and the wildfire rumor seems more reasonable as her reaction was not filled with anger. As per her nature, if she got to know about Margery's involvement in his son's death she might have lost her mind and not waited this long to act. On the other hand she hates Tyrion and doesn't look like a person who would make an alliance with the Targaryens, as they are enemies of the Lannisters.


In GoT S06E10, we got to know that rumor was about:


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    I was thinking about Tyrion as well, but finding out about the Tyrell's involvement seems plausible too. Commented Jun 14, 2016 at 7:50

No, it is not known what they were discussing. There was no previous scene in which Cersei was shown asking Qyburn to investigate a rumor. The dialogue between Cersei and Qyburn in "No One" (S06E08) was introducing a new mystery.

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    Maybe it's about wildfire. Wildfire is the only "no one" between rumors. Commented Jun 22, 2016 at 10:11

In the books, there are rumors about wildfire stashed underneath King's Landing. If you recall Bran visions, there a few about some devastating explosion. King Aerys wanted stashed that wildfire in his time, but couldn't give the order to ignite them because Jamie "Kingslayer" Lannister killed him before. So the wildfire is there, waiting to be ignited. Remember, Cersei is stripped every time of more and more power, and will become desperate, and desperate people do crazy things, like setting a entire city on fire.

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    Along those same lines, a common theme of Cersei's character is short-sited actions which seem like great ideas at the time; it entirely within her character to order the ignition of a wildfire cache beneath the Sept of Baelor...which winds up igniting the rest of the hidden caches throughout the city.
    – Liesmith
    Commented Jun 15, 2016 at 23:40

It could be related to Qyburn's discussion with Cersei regarding Varys's little birds. They must have found the wildfire stashed underneath King's Landing.

Since he seemed quite satisfied (happy) when Cersei asked for it, so it cannot be about Daenerys' dragons since that would have made him and her uncomfortable (unhappy).

Regarding hints of wildfire:

  1. Bran's vision in S06E06 in which the Mad King says "Burn them all" and we also see a green blast (most probably of wildfire only)

  2. Tyrion says in S06E09 -

    He had caches of wildfire hidden under the Red Keep, the Guildhalls, the Sept of Baelor, all the major thoroughfares.

  • For the person(s) downvoted this - I hope you watched #GOTSeasonFinale :D The best episode ever Commented Jun 27, 2016 at 17:42

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