He is the only member of this House to have tarnished their honor to this extent. The worst part is that he was dealing in slavery. That is pretty awful. The other part that makes it worse, is the way he attempted to attain a pardon for this act. He decided to spy on a Targaryen so that she could be murdered. A Targaryen that he loved. He still loves her. One of Maege’s other daughters is named Alysane, who was a Targaryen Queen. Maege has named two of her daughters after a Stark and a Targaryen. So, I guess the feelings about Jorah echo the feelings of the Mormont’s in the story. As well as Daenerys’ sadness at his betrayal. She, like her or not, was very much alone, as Aemon said. Never knowing who she could trust. Ser Jorah’s betrayal of her trust and love made her feel so much more vulnerable. Ser Jorah proves himself again and again. I don’t know that anyone argues his abilities as a warrior, at least I don’t. The reason they don’t like him may be because of what I mentioned. But, his warrior status has been proven over and over, and he’s trying really hard to make up for the things he’s done. But like some other characters, Jamie Lannister for instance, Jorah has done so much wrong that it may take awhile for redemption, or forgiveness. If it ever comes to him at all before his death. Of course, you might be looking for a game that involves a lot more of the luck aspect, perhaps having the luck be tested more regularly. In that case boardgames like Settlers of Catan or Stone Age have both lots of dice rolls and strategic decisions to make (though a fair amount is micromanagement, not macro-level strategy). And any good card game will involve lots of luck on top of lots of skill. And I will also recommend one of my favorite games of all time: Crusader Kings 2. It’s all about decision making, scheming and plotting your way into power over the politics of feudal Europe. There is an element of luck involved, but it simply adds to all the fun! (e.g. some events turning out bad might end you up with an insane character who is bad at state affairs, though now you can marry a horse). Do give it a try!
In terms of fans, ratings, and reviews, Game of Thrones is the better show by a long shot. The two are drastically different though. Manhunt is a historical mini series (only one season and release) about the Unabomber while the Game of Thrones is the TV adaptation of one of the most famous fantasy novels (a song of ice and fire). Both are incredible shows, but the one you choose depends on what you want to watch. Keep in mind, Game of Thrones is a multi-season, multi-billion dollar telivision show that has been running for 7 years now, while Manhunt is a critically acclaimed period peice that is a limited series. House Mormont is a great House. Remember the letter to Stannis which read, “Bear Island knows no king but the King in the North whose name is STARK,” written by the ten year old Lyanna Mormont. That’s a gutsy little girl, raised by the she-bear, Maege, which is where she got that from. Maege called out for Robb as “King of Winter,” while the rest of his bannermen were shouting King in the North!” Lyanna is following in her mother’s footsteps. Maege Mormont is a formidable woman. She carries a spiked mace, which is so cool, and has no problem raising her voice amongst men as well as carrying out the same duties as the men do. She is fearless. My point is, this is a great family. So, when Jorah was caught selling poachers into slavery to pay off his own debts and exiled, which means all titles and lands stripped from him. He brought great shame to this family, who are good people, and allied passionately to the Starks.