Originally Posted by Hawk
But Manderly secretly tells Davos that Wex (a mute servant boy from Winterfell) survived the Winterfell massacre and saw Bran head north and Rickon head wherever he went, so Wex followed Rickon and then reported to Manderly. Manderly tells Dsavos that if Stannis saves Rickon, he can unite the North behind a surviving male Stark to defeat the Lannister/Freys who all loyal Stark loving northmen really hate. He sends Davos off with a ship to go find and bring back Rickon. That's all we know at this point.
That's right! Thank you. I remembered about fake, dead Davos. But I was having a really hard time remembering that Manderly send Davos in search of Rickon to unite the North.
There is just so much going on in these books. I'm going to need to re-read them all before 6 comes out.