So going off the flavor, I seem to be partially right about who likely the 2 scum teams are.
We got Stannis and Davos - One scum team
Theon and his sister Yara - Other scum team
Bolton's were apart of this book, so maybe Bolton is a SK
Not that it really matters, I'm sure scum got fake RC names anyway.
I'm thinking you might be correct about the possible scum teams. I originally thought that one scum team would be composed of Westerosi characters and possible a second team from Essos but I'm re-thinking that now.
Here is what we know so far:
- iSocialism's character is/was Rakharo. Rakharo was the Dothraki bodyguard of Daenerys Targaryen. This is a character that was originally from Essos and he ended up being town. This is making me re-think my original thought about an Essos scum faction. Associated with the Dothraki.
- Lachiton's character was Sandor Clegane. he was originally associated with the Lannister's I believe before becoming a fugitive and traveling with Arya Stark. He ended up being a town character. Associated with the Lannisters and now Starks.
- Rafay's character was Lord Varys. I believe that Varys was still in King's Landing at this point and is therefore associated with the Lannisters. He was a town character.
- Velocity's character was Davos Seaworth. Firmly associated with Stannis Baratheon at this point. He is the first character that we've seen who wasn't associated with the Lannisters or Daenerys Targaryen and he ended up being scum. Important to note again about this is that Velocity (Davos) was a scum COP. A scum cop would only be useful if there was a second anti-town faction.
A possible second scum faction could be the Greyjoy's or Bolton's. We have evidence of the Greyjoy's showing up in the flavor texts but no evidence of the Bolton's yet, unless I missed it.
The other possibility for another scum faction would be the White Walkers. The only real reason I have to believe that at this point though was the fact that iSoc was resurrected (although we don't really know his alignment and he could very well still be town). I am more inclined to believe that the white walkers are not yet present in this game though since they still haven't really crossed paths with any of the main Houses yet in the lore.
My conclusion is that Rhizo is likely correct about the scum factions being the Baratheon army and maybe the Greyjoy's with a possible SK in the Bolton family. Further character deaths should hopefully continue to solidify this.
The one thing I disagree with from Rhizo's post above is that the scum might have safe claims. Usually I would agree with you about this possibility being present, however in this game I don't think they will. 18 players is a very large game and scum hunting will be hard enough as it is. I'm actually betting that character names are really important in this game. If/when people start role-claiming for whatever reason, please include your character names.