Sansa Stark’s mysterious letter decoded, reveals a major twist in the story

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Warning: Contains spoilers from Game of Thrones Season 6

Sansa Stark has been trying her best to gather as many Houses to support the Starks in the upcoming battle between Jon Snow and Ramsay Bolton. In her quest to do so, we saw in Game of Thrones Season 6 Episode 7 that she writes a letter to someone. The content of the letter and to whom it was addressed was not revealed for obvious reasons – the showrunners like to create mystery around almost everything. Only a few words were clear: “Winterfell”, “to fulfill” and Sansa’s signature.

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But wait, the Game of Thrones fans took it up as a challenge and one such genius was able to decode the letter.

Sansa Stark’s Mysterious Letter

Redditor CreepyPancakes was able to decipher the message by taking a screenshot, zooming in and inverting the image upside down. And guess what, this trick worked and the letter became quite legible. The decoded letter was uploaded on imgur. The letter says, “[…] promised(?) to protect me. Now you have a chance to fulfill your promise […] Knights of the Vale are under your command. Ride north for Winterfell. Lend us your aid and I shall see that you are well rewarded.”

Here is how CreepyPancakes decoded the letter.

1. Take a screenshot of the letter

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2. Flip it upside down

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3. Zoom in

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4. Enhance and Decode

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The fan also explained the translation process as, “I’ve traced the legible words in black, and the barely legible (plus educated guesses on the missing ones, based on surrounding words) in red. ‘north’ and ‘rewarded’ are legible in other shots of the letter, such as when she stamps it. Question marks indicate a dubious word, but the most likely.” In other words: it might not be exact, but it’s probably pretty close.”

This revelation points has given weight to two theories going around all over the internet – first is that she has written this letter to Petyr “Littlefinger” Baelish and the other states that the letter was for her cousin Robin Arryn. This letter also gives boost to the revelation made by an extra on the set of Game of Thrones, revealing every single detail about the Battle of Bastards. In that, the extra has mentioned that the Knights of the Vale will fight for the Starks and would play a major role in the battle.

Surely, Littlefinger has got the chance he was looking for and he will definitely listen to Lady Sansa’s request.

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