Connect with us

General

Game of Thrones’ shocking Red Wedding turned 8-years-old this month

Published

on

Game of Thrones’ shocking Red Wedding turned 8-year-old this month

Game of Thrones is a show that is intense at times, and it has its set of emotionally harrowing scenes throughout the show. The show has broken our hearts multiple times over the years, but one scene still remains at the top of this list: the Red Wedding. On 2nd June eight years ago, the world was left shocked and devastated by the Red Wedding, which took place in season three of Game of Thrones.

For those who need a recap, the Red Wedding is a massacre at the wedding feast of Edmure Tully, Lord of Riverrun, and Roslin Frey during the War of the Five Kings.

Taking place in the penultimate episode of season three, titled The Rains of Castamere, fans were presented with one of the most jaw-dropping 10 minutes of television they had ever seen.

Game of Thrones’ shocking Red Wedding turned 8-year-old this month

What led to the happenings of this episode was Robb Stark meeting and falling in love with Talisa in season two. This was a major issue, as he was promised to a daughter of the cruel Walder Frey, which was an alliance that would give him a tactical advantage in the War of the Five Kings.

However, Robb broke this promise and married Talisa instead. To supposedly keep the Stark/Frey alliance going, the Starks conceded to Walder Frey’s fresh demands that Lord Edmure Tully, brother to Catelyn Stark and uncle to Robb, marry his daughter Roslin Frey instead. All of this all came to a head in the penultimate episode, where we saw the wedding between Edmure and Roslin.

After the wedding, when Edmure and Roslin had left the party to consummate their marriage, Roose Bolton and his men positioned themselves tactfully around the room in which the wedding feast was still ongoing.

Even though Walder swore a sacred oath that Robb, Catelyn and the then-pregnant Talisa would all be safe under his roof for the wedding, he, along with Roose and with the backing of Tywin Lannister, betrayed the Starks, and Bolton and his men killed all three.

Roose said the now-famous phrase ‘the Lannisters send their regards’ to Robb right before he stabbed him in the heart. Not only were the three Starks murdered, but most of Robb’s men who were either attending the wedding or celebrating outside the castle were brutally killed as well.

Have you recovered from the shocking episode all of these years later? Tell us in the comments below!







Click to comment
Subscribe
Notify of
guest
0 Comments
Inline Feedbacks
View all comments

General

Game of Thrones’ Digital Board Game Has A New DLC That Makes You Wanna Play As A Bolton

Published

on

Game of Thrones’ Digital Board Game Has A New DLC That Makes You Wanna Play As A Bolton

A Game of Thrones: The Board Game has successfully incorporated the elements of the fantasy show into a video game. The game launched its mobile version recently. Last month, it released a new DLC that makes you want to play as a Bolton.

The DLC is called A Dance With Dragons, named after the fifth novel in George R.R. Martin’s A Song of Ice and Fire books. Just like in the books (and later seasons of the show) this new mode of play reflects a change of power in Westeros. Lannister players begin with control of King’s Landing, Baratheons are on the Wall and have Jon Snow on their team, and the Boltons control House Stark. The flow of gameplay itself is also dramatically changed, giving players only six rounds to conquer the most territories or lose the Game of Thrones.

You can still choose House Stark in the Dance With Dragons expansion, but their deck is now stacked with characters from House Bolton. Fans will remember that dark period when the Boltons took over Winterfell, where Ramsay Bolton tortured Sansa Stark and broke Theon until he turned into Reek. Ramsay and Reek feature as playable cards, and together they make a deadly combo.

Ramsey comes at a solid three power and can have four power if Reek is in your hand. Having Reek around also lets him kill three enemy units. That’s a brutal move that pretty much ensures you’ll rip a territory from enemy hands without fear of reprisal. Reek, who has zero attack, lets you return Ramsey from the discard to your hand. Furthermore, if you lose that battle (which you will because of zero power), you get to return Reek to your hand instead of discarding him. So if you play it well, you can keep cycling Ramsay and Reek for several rounds in a row.

So, watch out for this deadly combo! And tell us what you think about the game in the comments below!







Continue Reading

General

‘Fire Cannot Kill A Dragon’ is now available in Paperback Edition

Published

on

'Fire Cannot Kill A Dragon' is now available in Paperback Edition

Game of Thrones was one of the biggest hits of the 21st century. The fantasy epic that went on for almost a decade still has a massive fan following. No wonder HBO has opted to expand the Game of Thrones universe with the help of prequel shows such as House of The Dragon. However, there were many behind-the-screen secrets from the show that still remain a mystery. Entertainment Weekly Editor James Hibberd attempted to bring them to public eyes with his book Fire Cannot Kill a Dragon. The book is now available in the paperback edition.

'Fire Cannot Kill A Dragon' is now available in Paperback Edition

Last October, Dutton released Fire Cannot Kill a Dragon: Game of Thrones and the Official Untold Story of the Epic Series, an excellent tell-all book all about HBO’s landmark fantasy drama. The book is filled with hundreds of great interviews with cast and crew, studio executives and others associated with the show. A paperback version of the book went on sale Tuesday, June 8.

The book is a wonderful resource for any Game of Thrones fans. It traces the history of the show from the early days when creators David Benioff and Dan Weiss tried to sell HBO on a story that was supposed to be unfilmable. Through the initial stumbles of the original, unseen pilot episode. It provides many perspectives on the show’s biggest episode. And a look at the show’s divisive final season; and finally a preview of the TV shows to come.

Have you read the book? Tell us what you think about it in the comments below!







Continue Reading

General

Maisie Williams says People who aren’t Feminists should be called Sexist

Published

on

Maisie Williams says People who aren’t Feminists should be called Sexist

The showrunners of Game of Thrones used it as a platform to project atrocities against women that even occur to this day. Game of Thrones showcased some of the most powerful and strong female characters on-screen. From Daenerys, Cersei to Arya and Sansa, they are an inspiration to feminists all around the world. However, there’s not a single notion of feminism, for different people it means different things. Recently, The Female Lead, a feminist front, released a quote from Game of Thrones star Maisie Williams. And it has caused quite a stir on the internet.

The statement reads as follows: “I feel like we should stop calling feminists ‘feminists’ and just start calling people who aren’t feminist ‘sexist’. You’re either a normal person or a sexist.”

Her Game of Thrones co-star Carice van Houten posted the quote on her Facebook story in support of her. Carice played Melisandre on Game of Thrones. However, the reactions generated on the internet were quite dissimilar.

Maisie Williams says People who aren’t Feminists should be called Sexist

One follower on Twitter wrote, “No. This assumes that all liberties sought by feminist efforts are now achieved & are “common sense” This assumes that feminist & sexist are understood terms. It assumes the conversation about societal morality is over EVERYwhere, cos it’s been won SOMEwhere. The work is not done.”

Another said, “Yes!!!! I’ve been saying this! We shouldn’t need to identify as being a feminist. By doing so we are simply saying “I’m not a dick by the way.”

What do you think of Maisie Williams’ statement? Do you agree with her? What are your ideas about Feminism? Talk to us in the comments below!







Continue Reading

Latest

White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki compares Trump White House to ‘Game of Thrones’ White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki compares Trump White House to ‘Game of Thrones’
News14 hours ago

White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki compares Trump White House to ‘Game of Thrones’

Well, as we all know already, American politics is no stranger to being the butt of jokes, and the only...

Jason Momoa and Dave Bautista Ready to Fight Each Other in See Season 2 Trailer Jason Momoa and Dave Bautista Ready to Fight Each Other in See Season 2 Trailer
Videos14 hours ago

Jason Momoa and Dave Bautista Ready to Fight Each Other in See Season 2 Trailer

The fiercest warriors leave a lasting presence to those who have witnessed them in a fight. Lots of fans look...

Game of Thrones’ Jonathan Pryce awarded knighthood for services to drama and charity Game of Thrones’ Jonathan Pryce awarded knighthood for services to drama and charity
News14 hours ago

Game of Thrones’ Jonathan Pryce awarded knighthood for services to drama and charity

Game of Thrones remains the most successful show to have ever filmed on television. It set the bar for television...

Getting Ready For House of The Dragon : Meet The Dragons – Part 5 Getting Ready For House of The Dragon : Meet The Dragons – Part 5
Editorial2 days ago

Getting Ready For House of The Dragon : Meet The Dragons – Part 5

Dragons are believed to be intrinsically tied to magic in the world. Since the death of the last dragon in...

Game of Thrones’ Digital Board Game Has A New DLC That Makes You Wanna Play As A Bolton Game of Thrones’ Digital Board Game Has A New DLC That Makes You Wanna Play As A Bolton
General3 days ago

Game of Thrones’ Digital Board Game Has A New DLC That Makes You Wanna Play As A Bolton

A Game of Thrones: The Board Game has successfully incorporated the elements of the fantasy show into a video game....

The Expanse Authors finish Final Book and Win a Bet against George R. R. Martin The Expanse Authors finish Final Book and Win a Bet against George R. R. Martin
Humour3 days ago

The Expanse Authors finish Final Book and Win a Bet Against George R. R. Martin

Game of Thrones creator George R. R. Martin’s A Song Of Ice And Fire is highly popular all over the...

Pilou Asbæk and Kristofer Hivju to star in Zack Snyder’s upcoming Norse Gods animated series Pilou Asbæk and Kristofer Hivju to star in Zack Snyder’s upcoming Norse Gods animated series
Cast4 days ago

Pilou Asbæk and Kristofer Hivju to star in Zack Snyder’s upcoming Norse Gods animated series

Most people around the world are familiar with Norse Mythology, thanks to MCU’s Thor. Now brace yourself for Zack Snyder’s...

Trending

0
Would love your thoughts, please comment.x
()
x

Subscribe To The Citadel Newsletter

Join our mailing list to receive the latest news and updates from the Citadel.

You have Successfully Subscribed!