Ser Barristan Selmy removed his CLOAK. Afterwards, he frightened everyone (even Sandor) when it seemed like he wanted to go to war. By the way, Martin said that he's not even close to finishing A Song of Ice and Fire/A Game of Thrones. 9 years of writing on top of Coronavirus and Martin said that he's not even close. Martin said that he's actually in a cabin in the woods trying to avoid Coronavirus. Who knows exactly how many months Martin has been cooped up inside of a cabin?