pikapaula asked: If Arya ever does manage to make her way back to Westeros, how will she ever prove she is truly the Arya Stark? (That is, if she *wants* to prove she is Arya Stark...) Will it require a reunion with Nymeria? Will Jon's word be enough? I worry it's going to be her word against a Bolton's. Same goes from Jeyne Westerling, I guess (if there was in fact a switcheroo!).
I don’t know how relevant an issue this will be, because I think her return will have ramifications that are more personal than political. I don’t see much resting on whether or not she’s recognized as a legitimate Stark — beyond her brothers and sister (and perhaps Inigo Montoya-ing Ilyn Payne) I don’t expect it to even come up.