Flagg wrote:Well, in that particular case they were presumably already in Frey lands. They needed permission to use the crossing, which happened to double as Lord Frey's castle. I don't think it's equivalent.
On further thought it is a bad example. Even if they weren't on Frey land to begin with Cate Stark, as daughter of Hoster Tully Walder Frey's Lord, could have demanded passage either way. She was being diplomatic to make things easier.
Either way I would think that as long as the Lord who's land it is imposes some type of levy or tax for the crossing and stating his nuetrality in the conflict to one and all would be showing he is not playing favourites.