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Video discusses all Valyrian Steel Swords in the Game of Thrones universe

Game of Thrones comes out in less than 3 weeks now and we can’t hold our grudges to view the new season which has already been hyped by the cast members. So far we’ve only got the official trailer that has given us a sneak-peak at the terrifying Battle of Winterfell with the ending shot of Night King arriving on a dead horse as Winterfell prepares itself. But, until this 25-day-long ‘Long Night’ Entertainment Weekly, which has been one of the reliable sources of Game of Thrones, has got you covered. It recently released a video titled Blades of Glory that gives you a closer look at the key weapons used so far in Game of Thrones.

The video starts off with Oathkeeper – the Valyrian Steel sword that Brienne of Tarth owns. It is one of the two swords re-forged out of the Stark Ancestral sword ‘Ice‘. It was gifted to Brienne by Jaime Lannister and was named Oathkeeper both in Books as well as the TV show as a reminder of the oath both Jaime and Brienne made to Lady Catelyn Stark. The sword has been fashioned with Lannister gold with lions on pommel and crossguard.

Up next, talking about the Dragonglass dagger now owned by many characters like Jon, Jorah, and many others, Entertainment Weekly reveals how dragonglass weapons are made for the show. According to them, real obsidian was remoulded so that it could be recreated out of rubber. According to Game of Thrones weapon master Tommy Dunne,

“You’d never actually know the difference.”

The Valyrian Steel dagger widely was in focus in Season 1 and then brought into play again by Littlefinger in Season 7 along with a glimpse in Samwell Tarly‘s Long Night book. Though its use in Season 8 may be discussed later, yet according to Tommy Dunne,

“We couldn’t put an image on it because we didn’t want anyone to know who supplied it.”

Widow’s Wail – actually a proud possession of the much-hated deceased character Joffrey Baratheon, is another half and rather a shorter sword re-forged out of Ice. After Joffrey’s death, it now rests in the hands of his uncle/biological father Jaime Lannister and was re-introduced to the series in Season 7. Design around an eye-catching Swarovski red crystal, Tommy Dunne describes it as:

“The Baratheon-honoring antlers around it are much subtler as “tongue-in-cheek” way of hinting at Joffrey’s true parentage.”

The article would go incomplete in the listing of weapons in case the iconic Baratheon Warhammer of Gendry is not discussed. Though this Warhammer was introduced in Season 7, it also was the weapon of choice of Gendry’s father Robert Baratheon. For Season 7, rubber and foam variants of the weapon was created in case Joseph Dempsie got tired. Dempsie though felt more comfortable with the heavy-weight weapon. Dunne says, “He enjoyed using the heavy one.”

Other weapons included in the video were the daggers of Ellaria Sand and Tyene Sand. They even gave us a glimpse of Oberyn Martell and Areo Hotah’s spears in the show. Moreover, ice sword of White Walkers and Pyat Pree‘s dagger from Qarth plot was included too. Watch the full video down below:

 

Game of Thrones comes out on April 14 and we can’t be more excited to watch two of our favourite weapons being used by Jaime Lannister and Brienne of Tarth to fight side-by-side facing the Army of the Dead. What about you?






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HBO releases photos from Game Of Thrones Season 8 Episode 2

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HBO releases photos from Game Of Thrones Season 8 Episode 2

Game Of Thrones Season 8 Episode 2 is over and the White Walkers have finally arrived at Winterfell and we can expect a lot of death and destruction in the third episode. The second episode had some wonderful moments – Jaime Lannister faced a trial after arriving at Winterfell, Ghost finally made a comeback, Arya and Gendry had an intimate scene, Bran Stark revealed that the Night King wanted to kill him, and lots more. Now HBO has released a bunch of high-resolution photos from the latest Game of Thrones episode, “A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms.” Take a look at the photos below:

HBO releases photos from Game Of Thrones Season 8 Episode 2

Jaime gets his sword back.

HBO releases photos from Game Of Thrones Season 8 Episode 2

Gendry knows how to make sturdy Dragonglass weapons.

HBO releases photos from Game Of Thrones Season 8 Episode 2

Arya and Gendry talk about weapons and fighting before things turned romantic.

HBO releases photos from Game Of Thrones Season 8 Episode 2

Arya and Gendry had a lovemaking scene and the fans were really excited to finally see them together as a romantic couple.

HBO releases photos from Game Of Thrones Season 8 Episode 2

All of our favourite Game of Thrones characters gathered to prepare for the Army of the Dead.

HBO releases photos from Game Of Thrones Season 8 Episode 2

The formations for the upcoming Battle of Winterfell.

HBO releases photos from Game Of Thrones Season 8 Episode 2

All the Starks in a single frame.

HBO releases photos from Game Of Thrones Season 8 Episode 2

Grey Worm and Missandei make retirement plans.

HBO releases photos from Game Of Thrones Season 8 Episode 2

Jaime faces Bran Stark.

HBO releases photos from Game Of Thrones Season 8 Episode 2

Bran chose to focus on the fight against the White Walkers.

HBO releases photos from Game Of Thrones Season 8 Episode 2

Daenerys finds out the truth about Jon Snow’s real identity.

HBO releases photos from Game Of Thrones Season 8 Episode 2

Brienne gets knighted.

HBO releases photos from Game Of Thrones Season 8 Episode 2

This was an emotional scene.

HBO releases photos from Game Of Thrones Season 8 Episode 2

Jaime Lannister wants to serve under Brienne’s command.

HBO releases photos from Game Of Thrones Season 8 Episode 2

Theon and Sansa have a heartwarming reunion.

HBO releases photos from Game Of Thrones Season 8 Episode 2

The Hound and Arya share a drink on the Winterfell battlements.

HBO releases photos from Game Of Thrones Season 8 Episode 2

Daenerys tries to sort out the differences with Sansa.

HBO releases photos from Game Of Thrones Season 8 Episode 2

Tyrion finds it amusing that Tywin Lannister’s sons are fighting to defend Winterfell.

HBO releases photos from Game Of Thrones Season 8 Episode 2

Beric Dondarrion shares a drink with the Hound.

HBO releases photos from Game Of Thrones Season 8 Episode 2

The White Walkers arrive at Winterfell.

Which was your favourite scene from the 2nd episode of season 8? Let us know in the comments section.






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Game of Thrones gets new opening credits for Season 8

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Game of Thrones gets a new title sequence with Season 8

After a wait of nearly two years, Game of Thrones Season 8 premiered today. The episode had a lot of great moments, but we didn’t have to wait to get into the middle of it to get hyped. The opening sequence is enough to get our hearts racing. This time around, we have a revamped opening credits sequence! Read on!

HBO has gone all out on Game of Thrones Season 8. There was no way they wouldn’t have updated the title sequence, which is one of the most iconic things about the show. Check out the brand new title sequence, below:

You might have noticed that the title sequence has been entirely remade. Usually, there are just some minor changes. We start off with the Wall, and the giant hole in it. The colours have changed, and we see winter seeping into the North with the colours changing. As we know, everything revolves around Winterfell and King’s Landing now, and the title sequence reflects this. Instead of the usual traversal of all the locations, we actually see the field of view go into the interiors of Winterfell and King’s Landing.

We also got a look at Last Hearth, the seat of the Umbers, the crypts of Winterfell, and best of all, the Throne Room.

Game of Thrones gets a new title sequence with Season 8

We feel the sequence might change with every episode this season. What do you guys think? Did you like the new title sequence? Talk to us in the comments, down below!






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Winterfell prepares for war in the trailer for Game of Thrones Season 8 Episode 2

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Game of Thrones Season 8 just premiered, and as tradition goes, the preview was the second episode was released immediately after the episode. A lot happened in the season premiere, and a lot more seems to be lined up for us, in the next episode, so SPOILER ALERT! Let’s take a look:

There’s a lot going on in this 50 seconds promo. We saw Jaime Lannister arrive in Winterfell at the end of the last episode. Bran is the first person he sees. Looks like he now stands for what seems like a soft trial, in front of Daenerys, who is reminding him that her father was the King that he slew. We then see the conflict between Sansa and Daenerys grow, and Arya says her line about wanting to see this face of death, which we had first heard in the trailer. Winterfell prepares for battle, because as we know, the big battle will be in the third episode of the season.

The episode airs next week, on the 21st of April.

Have you watched the Season 8 premiere yet? How did you like it? Looking forward to episode 2? Talk to us in the comments, down below!






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