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5 “New locations” we want to see in Game of Thrones Season 7

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Throughout Game of Thrones, we have been introduced to a vast amount of locations. From the Slaver cities of Astapor, Yunkai and Meereen in Essos, to the Fist of the First Men beyond The Wall in Westeros. Yet, there are many more new locations that we are yet to see. Some we are all well aware of. Places such as Casterly Rock and Highgarden have been mentioned so frequently throughout the series, it’s easy to forget that we’ve never actually seen them. Others are perhaps more obscure. Yet, with Game of Thrones Season 7 fast approaching, and following it the final series, it’s about time we got the chance to see these other locations.

Since all of the main characters are now located in Westeros, the following are all locations set on the continent. Essos has many more locations we’d love to see. Yet it’s unlikely characters will venture back. So for now, let us say goodbye to Slaver’s Bay (sorry, the Bay of Dragons) and Qarth etc. Here we are then. Five new locations (set in Westeros) we want to see in Game of Thrones Season 7.

1. CASTERLY ROCK

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How often have we heard Casterly Rock mentioned throughout Game of Thrones? The Strength of Casterly Rock is something we used to associate with Tywin Lannister. However, now that Tywin is dead, along with his brother Kevan, the Lannister stronghold is now under the charge of Queen Cersei and Jaime Lannister. Casterly Rock is the ancestral castle stronghold of the Lannister family. Much like the Red Keep and the city of Kings Landing, Casterly Rock looms over the city of Lannisport. Thousands of years ago, it belonged to House Casterly. However, Lann the Clever, from whom the Lannisters trace their line, tricked House Casterly into giving up the rock.

In the TV show, we have not had the chance to see the might of Casterly Rock. However, considering the fact that Season 7 is set to see a fresh battle between three very different monarchs, I think the upcoming season will be the one in which we get to see the Lannister’s famed stronghold.

2. HIGHGARDEN

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Similar to Casterly Rock, Highgarden is another location that is referenced frequently in the Game of Thrones TV series. In Season 3, Sansa Stark becomes part of the Tyrell plot to steal the North away from House Lannister. Of course, Sansa, naive girl that she was, is totally unaware of this. Highgarden is one of the main tools the Tyrells use to lure Sansa in. They promise her all she has ever wanted. Chivalrous knights, beautiful gardens, all in a bountiful location. Highgarden is famed for its appearance, yet the closest we have come to it in the TV series is Oldtown and Horn Hill. Both also located in The Reach.

Now that Season 7 is set to see a fresh war ignite between House Lannister and House Tyrell, I think Highgarden will shortly appear on our screens. However, whether we get the chance to appreciate its beauty is another matter. War and winter may cause the rose to whither.

3. ISLE OF FACES

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Whilst the previous two locations are well known by fans of the TV series, the Isle of Faces is a location we’ve not heard about in the show. However, the location is referenced often in the books. The Isle of Faces is located in the middle of the great lake, The God’s Eye, which is set between the Riverlands and the Crownlands. The castle of Harrenhal is located on the North shore of The God’s Eye. The Isle of Faces is a sacred place to the people of Westeros. It was here that the Children of the Forest and the First Men signed a peace pact. Nowadays, it is not a location to which many travel. The Green men, priests of the Old Gods, currently reside there. Ancient Weirwood trees also cover the island.

Due to the fact that the island has not been mentioned in the show, it is uncertain whether we will see the location. Yet, the power of the Children of the Forest is said to still exist there. As such, a few characters may pay a visit to the Green Men, in order to discover a way to defeat the White Walkers…

4. GREYWATER WATCH

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Greywater Watch is the home of House Reed. Jojen and Meera, who aided Bran in his journey beyond The Wall, both belong to House Reed and are the children of Ned Stark’s bannerman, Lord Howland Reed. Greywater Watch is the southernmost stronghold of the North. As such, the Reeds and the Freys of the crossing have a poor relationship. Yet, there is also a mystical element to Greywater Watch, for it is said that the castle moves. This is due to its location in the middle of a swamp.

There is one key reason why we are likely to see Greywater Watch make an appearance in Season 7. This is the fact that Lord Howland Reed is one of the only men alive who knows the truth about Jon Snow’s parentage. Bran Stark’s word alone is not enough to convince others in Westeros. Howland Reed was at the Tower of Joy. He’s a witness! So, fingers crossed we get the chance to venture into the swamp and discover the allusive Greywater Watch and with it, Lord Reed himself.

5. SUNSPEAR

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Many Game of Thrones fans were left disappointed by the on-screen representation of Dorne. Dorne was limited to footage of the Water Gardens and some sandy beaches on the shores of the narrow sea. Its people were also somewhat two-dimensionally depicted. All they seemed to care about was sex and violence. In Game of Thrones terms, this is pretty common. Yet, the representation seemed largely chosen to encourage a play-off between Bronn’s character and those of the Sand Snakes. However, hopefully the show runners will have learned something from previous seasons. This brings me onto Sunspear, the main stronghold in Dorne and the seat of House Martell.

Now that war is certain, it is likely that we will see Sunspear in Season 7. There is also a chance that Danny may land in Dorne, to sure up her alliances, before travelling onto Dragonstone. The Water Gardens are a dull location and didn’t do much to excite fans. Perhaps seeing the Dornish capital will reignite their passion. In any case, Dorne will make an appearance in Season 7, whether we see Sunspear or not. Let’s all hope we do, though!







Michael Smith is an entertainment writer and short story writer from Portsmouth, UK. After finishing a degree in English Literature and Creative Writing, Michael started his own entertainment blog, ‘Subterranean Homesick Blog’, which he is in the process of developing into an official site. Michael’s interests lie in Television, Film and Music. His favorite Game of Thrones character is Ser Davos Seaworth, mainly because of his Geordie accent.

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7 details you might have missed in the House of the Dragon teaser trailer

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HBO gave a huge surprise by releasing the House of the Dragon teaser trailer and Game of Thrones fans couldn’t contain their excitement. The trailer is short, but it still gives us enough information to keep us excited till the time the prequel airs. As usual, we watched the teaser trailer multiple times to spot anything that seemed interesting and we have found out a few details that you might’ve missed in the House of the Dragon teaser trailer. So let’s get started.

 

1. We have a Dragon in the trailer

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The trailer starts and we have a blink and miss appearance by what seems like a dead Dragon. Can this be Balerion, the Black Dread? We know that Balerion died before the events of Dance of the Dragons occured and looking at the number of candles lit in front of the skull, it sure looks like the Dragon has to be someone as special as Balerion. If you think otherwise, please let us know in the comments.

 

2. Blackfyre

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We finally got a glimpse of the legendary Valyrian steel sword, Blackfyre and it is held by Paddy Considine, who’s playing King Viserys I Targaryen.  Blackfyre is a Valyrian steel sword that was once wielded by Aegon the Conqueror and it is the most famous Valyrian steel sword owned by House Targaryen.

 

3. Dark Sister

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The trailer also gives us a glimpse of another legendary Valyrian steel sword, Dark Sister, though it is really difficult to spot it in the trailer and it is barely visible for a second. Dark Sister is the other ancestral Valyrian steel sword owned by House Targaryen and it was wielded by Aegon Targaryen’s sister/wife, Queen Visenya Targaryen. In the prequel, the sword will be wielded by Daemon Targaryen. So thanks to the sword, we know that Daemon Targaryen is fighting in the scene.

 

4. Catspaw dagger

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The most interesting part of the teaser trailer features Alicent Hightower holding the Valyrian Catspaw dagger in her hand and this is the third Valyrian blade that we get to see in the teaser trailer.  The Catspaw dagger has played a major role in the Game of Thrones TV series. The dagger was used by Arya Stark to kill the Night King and it also featured in a number of important scenes in the show.

 

5. Tourney at Horn Hill

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We see a jousting event happening with two big banners of House Tarly in the background. That can mean only one thing, that the tourney is happening at Horn Hill. Also, in the same scene, we can see the sigils of both the participants.

One happens to be a knight of House Tarly and the other belongs to House Cole and we are assuming that it might be Ser Criston Cole, who will be played by Fabien Frankel in the prequel. If you take a look at the knight on the right side, he’s holding a shield bearing the sigil of House Cole.

We can see the sigil of House Tarly in the photo below.

details you might have missed in the House of the Dragon teaser trailer

 

6. Stark sigil

details you might have missed in the House of the Dragon teaser trailer

This is a minor and maybe insignificant piece of information but seeing House Stark sigil in the trailer felt really good and we can also see the sigil of House Bolton next to the Stark sigil.

 

7. New Iron Throne

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It appears that House of the Dragon is going to do things differently and Iron Throne looks different from the one that we have been used to seeing all these years in the Game of Thrones TV series.

As we mentioned in our earlier article, the Iron Throne looks similar to what George R.R. Martin imagined it to look like. Here’s the most accurate depiction of the Iron Throne according to George R.R. Martin. The artwork was done by Marc Simonetti for George R.R. Martin’s 2013 Ice & Fire calendar.

According to George R. R. Martin, this is the most accurate depiction of the Iron Throne

 

What are your thoughts about the details mentioned above? If we missed any details, let us know in the comments section. Do read our article to know everything we know about the cast of House of The Dragon.

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Who is Ser Harrold Westerling? Here’s who Graham McTavish is playing on House of The Dragon

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Not long ago, several pictures of Graham McTavish were leaked on the internet, wearing a full-scale Kingsguard body armour from the set of House of The Dragon. Recently, it has been confirmed by House of The Dragon’s official Twitter handle that he’s playing Ser Harrold Westerling on the show. Here’s a quick look at McTavish’s newest persona.

Ser Harrold Westerling is a knight of House Westerling and the Lord Commander of Viserys I Targaryen’s Kingsguard. Harrold is one of the longest-serving members of the Kingsguard. He was once a powerful knight with a successful military background, and eventually succeeded Ser Ryam Redwyne as Lord Commander. He is tasked by the king to watch over and guard Rhaenyra Targaryen.

Harrold Westerling was announced as a recurring character in House of the Dragon on December 8, 2020. The character description on HBO’s official website reads as follows:

Who is Ser Harrold Westerling? Here’s who Graham McTavish is playing on House of The Dragon

The Commander and longest-serving member of the Kingsguard who still remembers the lustre of the storied Seven Knights. A once-powerful Knight and a successful military background so a man with presence and status. Given the responsibility to the King to watch over and guard the Princess. In the current regime, where widespread peace has led to complacency and indulgence, he feels something of a loss of purpose, but nevertheless serves the King with a fierce, if quiet, loyalty.”

This makes sense as the recent leaks from the House of The Dragon set pictured him in the same vicinity as Olivia Cooke and Milly Alcock, who play Queen Alicent Hightower and a young Princess Rhaenyra Targaryen respectively.

What do you think of the casting? Talk to us in the comments below!







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Here’s a list of all the Game of Thrones references in Lucifer

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Lucifer Season 6 is finally out! The comic book/supernatural based hit series came to an emotional end on September 10 this year with the release of its final season. The show paid a lot of homages to various pop culture icons, including Game of Thrones. Let’s have a look at all the times Game of Thrones was referenced by various characters on Lucifer.

 

Season 3 Episode 14

Cain aka Marcus Pierce (Tom Welling) has been roaming the earth for thousands of years. He’s tired of losing his loved ones due to an immortality curse placed on him by God. After a long and bloody skirmish with Amenadiel (D.B. Woodside), he says and believes he has ‘nothing to live for‘. Amenadiel replies, “Have you tried Game of Thrones?”

 

Season 4 Episode 8

Here’s a list of all the Game of Thrones references in Lucifer

Lucifer is dealing with his emotional issues, after getting back with his ex Eve (Inbar Lavi). Chloe (Lauren German) tells Lucifer about a prophecy, that apocalyptic events will occur on earth and Hell will freeze over if Lucifer meets his true love. To which he replies, “Perhaps winter is coming.

 

Season 5 Episode 9

Here’s a list of all the Game of Thrones references in Lucifer

God (Dennis Haysbert) is on earth and organizes a small family reunion at Linda’s (Rachael Harris) house. Lucifer considers himself the smartest in the family, much like Tyrion Lannister in Game of Thrones. He drags the chair to sit at the other head of the table in an equal position to his father. Tyrion does something similar at the small council in King’s Landing.

 

Season 5 Episode 16

Here’s a list of all the Game of Thrones references in Lucifer

Michael and Lucifer (both played by Tom Ellis) have agreed to decide who will be the new God of their universe, by a poll that Lucifer is most likely to lose. All the angels show up at Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum, and Michael is wearing a special medieval warrior-like attire for the occasion. Lucifer mocks him for his poor fashion sense, asking him “Is winter coming or something?

 

Season 5 Episode 16

Here’s a list of all the Game of Thrones references in Lucifer

Lucifer and Michael are locking horns for a final showdown, because Michael is willing to kill those who won’t obey him. In a dramatic and long-drawn-out battle, Lucifer defeats Michael with Chloe’s help. He orders him to stand down and ‘bend the knee’, and then goes on to cut off his wings. “Bend the knee” is frequently used by Daenerys Targaryen in Game of Thrones, whenever she subdues an enemy.

Have you noticed any other Game of Thrones references we might have missed out on? Tell us in the comments below!







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