Wikia has teamed up with Loot Crate to run a cool Giveaway where you vote on items, some of them from Game of Thrones, to create your ultimate Loot Crate. You can then enter to win the crates and if you don't win you can still purchase them!
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First news update on the Season 3 Blu-ray box set: http://winteriscoming.net/2013/11/season-3-box-set-details-and-bonus-feature-clip/
No specific word on the "Histories and Lore" featurettes, aka the "Complete Guide to Westeros", which will be included. But each of the past two season box sets came with a full hour of those.
The report also said there will be five major deleted scenes included. One of these is that Pycelle and Tywin scene. Interesting news I heard in a recent interview with Julian Glover is that he said the producers like that scene so much that they're mulling the idea of actually editing it back into a Season 4 episode (consider that it's two skilled, veteran British actors giving a really great performance). Yeah there's …Read more >
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You said what you wanted from the Game of Thrones universe, and we curated a list of the top 5 choices! Where there wasn't consensus, Wikia staff chose arbitrarily. Although we can't give you anything from the list in real life, we agree that we would want all of these things! Check out the Game of Thrones Wishlist below!
1. DragonsHappy holidays!
2. Sword (Dawn, Ice, Blackfyre, etc.)
3. Arya Stark's coin
4. Renly Baratheon's deer crown
5. Horn of winter
Okay kid, this is where it gets complicated...
The Dance of Dragons is the name given to the devastating civil war between two rival branches of House Targaryen, which lasted for three years from 129 to 131 AL, during which most of the Targaryen dragons were killed. So few dragons survived that they could not maintain a stable breeding population (i.e. maybe two or three). The last two dragons were sickly, stunted creatures not much bigger than large dogs, which died only a few years after the Dance ended. Ultimately, the Dance resulted in the believed extinction of the entire species of dragons - for about a century and a half, that is, until Daenerys Targaryen hatched three live dragons.
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The "Sons of the Dragon" era is the period between the War of Conquest, and Aegon I's subsequent rule until his death in 37 AL, and the ascension to the throne of King Jaehaerys I in 48 AL.
Aegon I Targaryen (sometimes known as "The Dragon") had two sons, one by each of his sister-wives: Aenys I, son of Rhaenys, and Maegor the Cruel, son of Visenya. This era was dominated by a long string of anti-Targaryen rebellions, hoping to overthrow their recent conquest. These culminated in the Faith Militant uprising, the largest of these rebellions, which dragged on for many years and was the dominant military conflict of this historical era.
Aegon I was survived by his sister-wife Queen Visenya, her son Maegor, and his bastard half-brother Orys Baratheo…
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Aegon I Targaryen, "Aegon the Conqueror", was crowned King by the High Septon when he entered Oldtown in the year 2 AL.
The naming of the "After Aegon's Landing" (or "AL") dating system is inherently a misnomer, as Aegon I himself counted the years of his reign as starting from the end of his conquest, when he entered Oldtown and was blessed by the High Septon, which occurred two years after Aegon and his army first landed on the mainland at the mouth of the Blackwater Rush. It would have been more accurate to call it "AC" for "After Conquest". Aegon originally declared himself king when he first landed at the mouth of the Blackwater, but in later years he counted the years of his reign as beginning with his crowning by the High Septon. Per…Read more >
Recopied from the Wertzone blog: http://thewertzone.blogspot.com/2012/09/the-full-story-of-targaryen-conquest-in.html
The Valyrian Freehold expanded into the western coastal reaches of Essos some two centuries before the Doom. They colonised the island of Dragonstone in the Narrow Sea, establishing a stronghold there (presumably from which they could trade with the Seven Kingdoms). The Freehold was ruled by the Lords Freeholder, powerful noble families. The most powerful of these were the Dragonlords, those families which controlled and rode dragons in battle. The Targaryens were Dragonlords, but far from the most powerful.
Twelve years before the Doom of Valyria, Lord Aenar Targaryen's daughter, Daenys, had a powerful prophetic dream that V…
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will portray the Three-eyed raven]]As the countdown the Season 4 continues, so do the casting updates. While it's no secret that while covering the remainder of the events of A Storm of Swords, the fourth season of Game of Thrones will also feature material from the concurrent novels A Feast for Crows and A Dance with Dragons. Joel Fry and Mark Gatiss have been cast as Hizdahr zo Loraq and Tycho Nestoris, respectively, but this latest announcement is very interesting indeed.
Struan Rodger has been cast in the role of the mysterious Three-eyed raven that has haunted Bran Stark's dreams since the first season. Those who have not read the books are no doubt confused by this, as the raven has already appeared in the show and doesn't appear …Read more >
Both in the show and in the books, Daenerys survives Drogo's funeral pyre. Many fans mistakenly believe this is because she, as a "dragon"/Targaryen is fireproof. The TV series re-enforces this view by adding a scene in Season 1 where she handles a red-hot dragon egg without getting burned, which didn't happen in the books.
Targaryens, however, are not fireproof. They are not literally "dragons". They are HUMANS.
"You Westerosi' are all the same. You sew some beast upon a scrap of silk, and suddenly you are all lions or dragons or eagles. Such folly." Illyrio, (A Dance with Dragons)
In the history of Westeros, many Targaryens died because of fire. Rhaenyra Targaryen was roasted and then eaten by her brother Aegon II's dragon. Aerion Brightflam…Read more >
If you've read A Song of Ice and Fire you know that Dany later has a Meereenese contact named Hizdahr zo Loraq. Hizdahr plays a key part during Dany's time in Meereen, but we won't spoil that for you! Just know that Game of Thrones has found a Hizdahr, and his name is Joel Fry!
Fry will be joining a number of new guest stars on the HBO show, and hopefully he'll play the Meereenese noble just right! What do you think of this casting? Could you see him as Hizdahr zo Loraq? Sound off in the comments below!
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The polls were left open for people to keep voting. The results below reflect the end of the awards on September 10th, 2013.
Winner: Tyrion Lannister
Runner up: Jaime Lannister
Winner: Arya Stark
Runner up: Daenerys Targaryen
Winner: Rains of Castamere
Runner up: The Bear and the Maiden Fair
Winner: Brienne of Tarth
Runner up: Olenna Tyrell
Runner up: Davos Seaworth
Winner: Jaime Lannister and Brienne of Tarth
Runner up: Jon Snow and Ygritte
Winner: Olenna Tyrell
Runner up: Ramsay Snow
Winner: The Red Wedding
Runner up: When Jaime lost his hand
Winner: Cersei Lannister
Runner up: Walder Frey
Winner: Arya Stark
Runner up: Robb Stark
Winner: Tyrion Lannister
Runner up: Tywin Lannister
Runner up: Targaryen
Winner: Drogon burning Kraznys an…
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For the first time ever, we are hosting the Game of Thrones Wiki Awards, the official award show for the Game of Thrones Wiki!
Scroll through the following categories (created with QueenBuffy's help) and vote for your favorite nominees. Voting will end on September 10th, 2013 and the winners will be announced shortly afterwards. It should be noted that these awards only apply to Season 3 of Game of Thrones.
Without further ado, here are the categories! Enjoy!
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Dates: Now until Oct. 19, 2013, Tuesdays through Sunday only
Times: 10AM- 5PM
Cost: Free and open to the public
For more information about the event, visit the FIDM website
FIDM is hosting the 7th Outstanding Art of Television Costume Design at the FIDM Musuem. Its open to the public and completely free to attend. No prior reservations necessary. Actual costumes designed by award-winning designer Michele Clapton for the Game of Thrones will be on display. Other shows that will be highlighted include: Scandal, Crash and Behind the Candelabra.
Exhibit is at the FIDM Musuem at this location:
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TheDragonDemands is probably going to slaughter me for this but I was scrolling through archived polls on this wiki and happened to stumble upon this :PRead more >
If you read the recap for one of the episodes, and want to read the recap for the next one, you have to go back to the episode, then click on the next one, and then go over to the recap. This takes three clicks. Wouldn't it be easier to link each of the episode recaps to the following and preceeding recap? This way, "Valar Dohearis recap" would link to "Valar Morghulis recap" (last recap) and also to "Dark wings, dark word recap" (next recap)
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In "Mhysa", I came up with a theory why Ygritte shot Jon. Haven't read the books!
In the previous episode, you book readers knew that she actually didn't defend Jon at the Gift in the books, but she did in the series*. When Jon left her just randomly, she maybe felt like betrayed and heart-broken as if he didn't love her. And now, I think the real reason she shot Jon is because he was the only one she had ever truly loved ("I'm yours, and you are mine") and she was afraid that she would never see him again.
So, according to my theory, I think the reason she shot Jon is because of their love for each other.
What is your opinion about this? And do you have any other suggestions why she shot Jon?
(please don't come with any future spoilers from …Read more >
There has been so much blood and civil war in Westeros lately that made me wonder what started all of this? The bloodshed began with the rebellion of Robert Baratheon. However it was not only the Mad King's action that lead to the uprising of the Houses. Before that was the kidnapping of Lyanna Stark by Rhaegar Targaryen. I have not read the books but it seems that the heir to the Iron Throne was just and kind. Furthermore, since there never really was an explanation to his deed, the abduction, I have come to the conclusion that Lyanna and Rhaegar fell in love with each other during the great tourney at Harrenhal and he took her away because she was betrothed. So perhaps it was true love that began this war?Read more >
Maybe it's because I've been spoiled with the previous two seasons but I was expecting a much more massive and jaw-dropping scene to end Season 3. After all, Season 1 ended with the birth of Dany's dragons and Season 2 ended with Sam's sighting of the White Walkers. I found the climax for Season 3 disappointing though. It was a good scene but it was nowhere near as cliffhanger-ish as the previous two finales. It wasn't even as good as the Sack of Astapor.
Hopefully this will change in the future but right now Dany always seems to get what she wants and it's getting a bit boring to honest. I mean, did anyone have any doubt that the Yunkish slaves were going to greet her with open arms?Read more >
In the spirit of wikia, I've choosen Summer, the direwolf of Brandon Stark as my avatar. At the end of S03E10, Brandon is a surviving son of House Stark, on his way to the North. Its an insurmountable task he is faced with, blessed as he is by the Old Gods with Greensight. We learn from Jojen Reed that their quest is the only hope of the land to turn back the white walkers, the threat of whom is the reason the wall was built. But it is not wall or armies that will defeat them. Having had polio, I identify with Bran, also crippled in his youth, but nonetheless proving himself to the task of hero of the land. His Greensight is leading him into the lands of winter and we wonder about his ultimate fate at the hands of the Old Gods.Read more >
After watching the last episode, I must admit I'm a bit disappointed with the changes the writers have done in regards to army sizes as compared to the book series.
In this episode Yara says that she will take the fastest ship and 50 of the best fighters and move across the narrow sea and the weeping water river into the Dreadford. Assuming that she does this, this voyage would take her through the Lannister, the Tyrrell, the Dorn, the Baratheon and the Arryn fleet, as she would have to sail across most of Westeros. Moreover in episode 7 of the second season Tyrion says that Stannis' fleet is moving from the Stormlands to King's Landing and he would arrive within 5 days- 4 if the wind is to his advantage. I suppose this means Yara's voyage…Read more >
Hey guys! The podcast I took part in last week is officially posted!
Be sure to tune in and listen to me discuss all things Game of Thrones. We discuss everything from Jaime Lannister, to Pixie Le Knot to more Jaime Lannister.
And don't miss the shout-out I give to my fellow Admins ;)
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Amazing episode 9! While it was clear Cat and Robb were going to die at some point, this part still blew me away (reading the books, but still on book 2)! Very powerful scene, but again you knew Robb's days were numbered...
Great part was Bran figuring out how to control others...this sets it up for the "weakest" member of the Stark family to be the most powerful by being able to control dragons, people, the Others...you name it - he is now a contender and important player in the Game!
Wasn't quite sure why Jon rushed off - he should of realized his brothers were nearby...Read more >
I'm talking of course about the Red Wedding. I watched it half an hour ago and I'm still in utter shock. To the book-readers here, did you all feel the same way when you read it and was it as powerful?
Also, was it Roose Bolton who killed Catelyn too?
And (please no spoilers here!) but last week Stannis used Gendry's blood to curse Robb, Balon and Joffrey. Robb's dead now. I doubt it's a coincidence right?!Read more >
I post this because I remember a lot of people asking "Is Ned really dead?" in season 1, so here's the truth for those who haven't read the books: yes, Robb is dead. Just like his father before him learned, honor earns you nothing in the Game of Thrones. Robb and Catelyn are dead and his rebellion at an end. Obviously, since he's dead.
Not sure about Talisa, though, since the character she's based on wasn't at the Red Wedding in the books. One of Robb's very rare good ideas was to leave her at Riverrun.
So the Lannisters have finally defeated the Starks. Then again I'm a Targaryen fan, so it's all the same to me.
My reaction is: Good ridance. Robb was an idiot and brought his death on himself. The only sad thing is that so many others had …Read more >
For those of you here with me in Australia/New Zealand, Winter has come. Time to dig out your dragonglass. Our other Southern hemisphere bretheren will be here with us shortly (depending on time zones). For those of you in the north, enjoy the warmer temperatures for now, but remember... Winter is coming.Read more >
Hey guys! Just wanted to let you all know that I will be participating in Wikia's podcast today. The actual airing of the podcast will be next Wednesday, June 5th, 2013.
I'd love to have you guys listen in, but also feel free to let me know of any topics I should discuss with staff and listeners.
I always love input, especially from all of you.
Remember to tune in Wednesday and hear me yammer on and on about Game of Thrones! ;)
- Past Wikia Community Podcasts
Since the general wikia community has more knowledge and skill at this sort of thing than I do, currently, I have a question. Can anyone tell me why there isn't a "Season 3" category on Ser Jorah's page, considering that both the Khaleesi and Barristan Selmy have one. Yes, I understand thar such a thing would require a lot of work, but given this fandom's competence, I would expect at least a few entries by now. There's probably a good explanation for this, just wanted to field the question.Read more >
Hello, everybody. I am here to introduce myself to the Wiki so that you can all greet me and present me with gifts of good tide. I am new to this kingdom so I hope that you all find it within your hearts to accept me for who I am, your rightful Queen. Remember, if you anger me, you anger the dragons.
Peace, love and dragons.
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Will someone list the characters ages from the books and from the TV show... I'm still confused with the ages, despite reading the books and watching the TV series XD I'm a bit silly :P
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As I may have mentioned before in other comments, I am really looking forward to seeing Edmure's wedding in the show. For many reasons I can't explain due to spoilers, but will be able to after the episode airs, it's one of my favorite events in the books. So while watching the preview for "The Rains of Castamere" I was on the lookout for anything that might reveal a hint as to whether or not the wedding would occur. Now, the title of the episode looked promising, but the preview seemed to focus mostly on Bran, Arya and Jon, but if you pause it at 28 seconds, you get a split-second shot: Edmure being carried away by women while laughing. The bedding ceremony. Meaning that the wedding will be in two weeks, and I am really excited.
And what…Read more >
Um, hi I'm new to this wiki and I was wondering why there is no plot summary for the Episode 3.07, "The Bear and the Maiden Fair". I dunno it just seems weird that its Thursday, the episode was last Sunday, and the plot summary section on the episode page has yet to have anything added to it.Read more >
It feels strange to compliment a bear's acting, but Little Bart, portraying one of the eponymous characters of last night's episode, really impressed me with his performance. A lot of the time when an animal in a movie or on television is supposed to be attacking someone, it's obvious that it isn't really trying to harm anybody and no one is in any real danger. I was pleased to see Little Bart, a trained bear, portraying a vicious wild bear very convincingly. I believed that Jaime and Brienne were in real peril. Kudos to the animal actor, to his handlers, and to Michelle MacLaren.Read more >
House Sosa is a noble House of Westeros loyal to King Robb Stark. They are a newly risen family, annointed by Robb himself after the Battle of The Whispering Wood.Read more >
Calling all Game of Thrones fans! Wikia is hosting a fantasy face-off and we are asking users to prove that the fantasy franchise they love is THE best, and each entrant will get a shot at winning a custom prize pack valued at $500!
While everyone is free to enter, only residents of the U.S. and U.K. are eligible to win, and submissions will be taken until May 17. If you have a favorite fantasy franchise, whether it's Game of Thrones or something else, defend it now!Read more >
So last night I was subjected to a hospital waiting room, and while we were stuck in misery, "Saturday Night Live" came on the TV.
A few skits in, we noticed how they were doing a "Game of Game of Thrones" sketch.
It was pretty funny...but the best part was the surprise guest!! I literally dropped my jaw in glee!
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Hello everybody, I have been on this wiki for a couple of days now and I'm enjoying reading articles :)
But I have found a problem however....
I saw on the page "policies and guidelines" that this wiki is for the Game of Thrones TV Show and not the Song of Ice and Fire (The books). Then that is suppose to mean that this wiki should be about the SHOW, NOT about the books. Sure there can be some references or something about them on notes (something small) in articles but when I read articles on this wiki, I read almost 30% of the novels in almost every article (I don't care about it). The first thing I look when I start on a new wiki is to look on its policies/guidelines/rules. When I saw it mentioned about the TV-Show and books I thought tha…Read more >
I've been thinking about the show's habit of taking relatively minor characters from the books and giving their roles to already established ones. For example, Bronn taking on Jocelyn Bywater's role as commander of the city watch, Loras not his older brother Willas being engaged to Sansa, Davos' numerous sons being merged together into the one. While I understand the idea of simplifying things for the non-book reading audience (and possibly saving money on extra actors) I do wonder about some of the choices. I honestly don't believe someone like Bronn would actually have been chosen by someone as clever as Tyrion for such a high profile and responsibility demanding position as the Commander of the City Watch, a role which even allowed his …Read more >
Being an enclycopedic type formalist (why I'm here on this wikia) I must question, then protest the lame use of the word and concept of TAME whereas it pertains to Dragons. I found this paragraph as I was proofreading for errors:
"Dragons can be tamed; Aegon the Conquerer commanded three tame dragons in battle". "The process used to tame them has been lost due to their long absence." I even located on the book wikia a sentence that said a horn could be used to .. "tame" them. This is all so wrong it makes me spit my coffee all over my keyboard.
Starting with the defintion of tame; brought from wildness into a domesticated or tractable state. Tractable? Really? Easily managed or controlled, governable, obedient?
Dragons cannot be tamed. They c…Read more >
The HBO schedule confirms that there will be a two-week break between the eighth and ninth episodes of the third season. This is due to Memorial Weekend, a big holiday in the USA. Last year the show suffered a significant ratings hit on this weekend, so HBO have opted to instead air a TV movie in the Game of Thrones slot and resume a week later. I'm also hearing there will be significant marketing coverage for the episode, similar to how "Blackwater" was trailed last year.
Slightly irritating since the UK and all other territories airing episodes close after the American broadcast, where Memorial Weekend doesn't even exist, will also have to wait an extra week, but not the end of the world :)Read more >
I had wanted to have a live chat about the shock of seeing Jaime's hand chopped off in the last episode of Game of Thrones. Unfortunately I missed my opportunity to chat. I ask about the idea of redemption and if Jaime can or will have it. I was saddened by the mean surprise of his sword hand being chopped off, he couldn't even defend himself. When he manipulated the stopping of the rape with the great warrior woman, I saw revealed a deeper sense of compassion and honor. For me, this was redemptive. Is this an irony of the story? That we get what we deserve? Having his hand cut off kills him, it takes away any personal power he had, or will ever have. I have not read the books deliberately because I wish to guess the outcomes.Read more >
I'm not sure if you guys have heard, but Game of Thrones was recently renewed for a fourth season! I know, it's probably no surprise, but I just thought I'd share the news with you guys. :)
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Excellent! The renewal comes after a substantial increase in ratings between the second and third seasons, with Game of Thrones triumphing even despite a highly-rated Walking Dead finale.
HBO RENEWS GAME OF THRONES FOR FOURTH SEASON
Season Three Soars To Highest Viewership Yet
LOS ANGELES, April 2, 2013 – HBO has renewed GAME OF THRONES for a fourth season, it was announced today by Michael Lombardo, president, HBO Programming.
According to early data, GAME OF THRONES’ season three premiere March 31 on HBO topped the series’ highs, with record viewership for both the 9:00 p.m. (ET/PT) airing and gross audience across the three plays.
Based on previous comments, it appears that Season 4 will again be 10 episodes long, covering the remainder of A Stor…
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I was scamming through some news feed today and found this amazing interactive map made by HBO. Even though we of course already know most of the given information, it still looks stunning :)
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Have you seen the season 3 premiere yet?? I kind of felt like I was looking for more storylines to be touched on after waiting so long, I suppose there were too many at the end of season 2.... I was really hoping to catch up with Arya, Bran/Rickon Stark, Jaime, and Brienne though, all of whom do not appear in this episode. Is Margaery trying to win the hearts of the people in order to possibly... well, I don't want to speculate...
What did you think? Comment below to share your take on the premiere, and what you think might happen this season!
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In the wake of King Robert's death, many Lords have rallied support to claim the Iron Throne, where Joffrey Baratheon currently (and controversially) sits as King. Stannis Baratheon already quelled the rise of his younger brother Renly, while Balon Greyjoy and Robb Stark have declared themselves Kings of The Iron Islands and The North, respectively. The War of the Five Kings is well under way in Westeros, but across the Narrow Sea, Daenerys Targaryen is plotting a return with her three dragons to reclaim the throne for the House of Fire and Blood.
After 227 votes, a champion was chosen! House Eldysio by Grumphy won the war with 28.63% of votes. His house won with Randyll Tarly as the Hand, Oberyn Martell as the Champion, and a seat at Drift…
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Don't forget to check in every Sunday during Game of Thrones this season to discuss the unfolding episode live with your fellow Wikian GoT fans! Afterward, coordinate via chat with the other community members here on any updates that need to be made to articles as a result of the new events unfolding each episode.
Season 3 premieres March 31st @ 6pm on HBO-E (9pm on HBO-W)
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The question of what HBO will do once - or if - Game of Thrones catches up with the published novels is slowly becoming more pressing as the series continues to relentlessly bear down on the books ("like a freight train," according to George R.R. Martin). Indeed, I asked this very question a few weeks ago and it's becoming a common one for both Martin and the show's executive producers and showrunners, David Benioff and D.B. Weiss, to be asked at Q&As and interviews.
We now have one firm answer. Benioff and Weiss have confirmed that, although their #1 preference is for the books to come out first, they will not put the show on hiatus for a year or two as some fans have suggested. They do not want to lose momentum or have to recast the younger…Read more >
Game of Thrones fans:
Season 3 is nearly upon us!! Many of us (myself included) have recently re-watched Season 2, but how much attention did you pay to the details? Here's a quiz to get your gears turning, and maybe even help you brush up for Sunday's premiere.
(As always, the quiz feature uses its own separate namespace, so it won't affect the integrity of the wiki.)Read more >
As we have seen Daario Naharis in season 3 will not show his trademark tyroshi blue beard that means that the character Greenbeard from the Brotherhood Without Banners will not show his beard or maybe the creators will re imagine his character the same way they did with Vargo Hoat that is now known as Locke.
The main reason to why the tyroshi characters will not sport their flamboyant dyed hair may be because of the inaccuracy of dyed hair in medival time also of the difficulty to make both beard and hair in equal measures.
The only reassurance is that at least they chose a good actor to play the role of the flamboyant tyroshi sellsword we've all been waiting to see in the seriesRead more >