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[[File:Eddard 1x01.jpg|thumb|right|250px|[[Eddard Stark]] holding Ice.]]
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{{Sword
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| Title=Ice
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| Image=Eddard 1x01.jpg
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| Image size=250px
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| Material=[[Valyrian steel]]
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| Maker=[[Valyrian Freehold]]
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| Owner=[[House Stark]]<br>
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[[Ned Stark]]<br>
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[[Ilyn Payne]]
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| Status=Melted down and reforged into [[Oathkeeper (sword)|Oathkeeper]] and [[Widow's Wail]]
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}}
 
{{Quote|Its ancestral sword, Ice, was forged in ancient Valyria and has been passed down through the generations.|[[Bran Stark]]|Complete Guide to Westeros}}
 
{{Quote|Its ancestral sword, Ice, was forged in ancient Valyria and has been passed down through the generations.|[[Bran Stark]]|Complete Guide to Westeros}}
'''Ice''' is a [[Valyrian steel]] greatsword and an heirloom of [[House Stark]]. It is used both in war and on ceremonial occasions by the Lord Stark.
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'''Ice''' was a [[Valyrian steel]] greatsword and an heirloom of [[House Stark]]. It was used both in war and on ceremonial occasions by the Lord of [[Winterfell]].
   
 
== History ==
 
== History ==
 
=== [[Season 1]] ===
 
=== [[Season 1]] ===
[[Eddard Stark]] uses Ice to behead [[Will]], a deserter from the [[Night's Watch]]. [[Theon Greyjoy]] holds the scabbard, as Eddard draws the blade. He holds the sword before him as he pronounces the sentence. Later on Eddard cleans the sword in the [[godswood]] at [[Winterfell]]. <ref>"[[Winter is Coming (episode)|Winter is Coming]]"</ref>
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[[Eddard Stark]] uses Ice to behead [[Will]], a deserter from the [[Night's Watch]]. [[Theon Greyjoy]] holds the scabbard, as Eddard draws the blade. He holds the sword before him as he pronounces the sentence. Later onEddard cleans the sword in the [[godswood]] at Winterfell. <ref>"[[Winter is Coming (episode)|Winter is Coming]]"</ref>
   
Ser [[Ilyn Payne]], the [[King's Justice]], beheads Ned Stark with Ice, on the orders of King [[Joffrey Baratheon|Joffrey]].<ref>"[[Baelor]]"</ref>
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Ser [[Ilyn Payne]], the [[King's Justice]], beheads Ned Stark with Ice, on the orders of King [[Joffrey Baratheon|Joffrey]].<ref>"[[Baelor]]"</ref> He keeps the greatsword afterwards.
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=== [[Season 4]] ===
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Ice is melted down under [[Tywin Lannister]]'s orders by a [[Volantis|Volantene]] blacksmith brought to King's Landing to make [[Jaime Lannister]] a new sword. However, due to Ice's substantial size, there's enough [[Valyrian steel]] to make two longswords. When Jaime asks about the source of the Valyrian steel, Tywin simply replies that the previous owner no longer needed it. Tywin Lannister also burns Ice's wolf-pelt scabbard.<ref> "[[Two Swords]]"</ref>
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The second blade is given to King [[Joffrey Baratheon]] as a wedding gift on the breakfast before the wedding ceremony. Of all the names proposed by the attendants, Joffrey chooses "[[Widow's Wail]]".<ref>"[[The Lion and the Rose]]"</ref>
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Jaime later gives his blade to [[Brienne of Tarth]] to aid her in her task of rescuing [[Sansa Stark]]. He reasons that it is appropriate for Ned Stark's daughter to be protected with a sword forged from her father's own sword. Brienne chooses the name [[Oathkeeper (sword)|Oathkeeper]], a reference to the oath she swore to [[Catelyn Stark]].<ref>"[[Oathkeeper]]"</ref>
   
 
==Image gallery==
 
==Image gallery==
<gallery columns="3" spacing="small" captionalign="left">
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<gallery columns="3" spacing="small">
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Ned Stark.jpg|Eddard Stark wielding [[Ice]].
 
Winterfell Godswood.jpg|Eddard cleaning Ice underneath a heart tree.
 
Winterfell Godswood.jpg|Eddard cleaning Ice underneath a heart tree.
Ned's_execution.jpg|Eddard is executed by Ser [[Ilyn Payne]].
 
 
Eddard promo.jpg|Promotional wallpaper for the [[Season 1|first season]] featuring Eddard and Ice.
 
Eddard promo.jpg|Promotional wallpaper for the [[Season 1|first season]] featuring Eddard and Ice.
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Ned's_execution.jpg|Eddard is executed by Ser [[Ilyn Payne]] with Ice itself.
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Ice_reforged.png|Ice is melted down and reforged into two longswords.
 
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==In the books==
 
==In the books==
In the ''[[A Song of Ice and Fire]]'' novels, Ice is a huge and impressive weapon forged out of Valyrian steel and has been in the family's possession for over four centuries. As a Valyrian-forged weapon, it never needs sharpening. Ned uses Ice to execute the [[Night's Watch]] deserter [[Gared]] and also to sacrifice [[Lady]].
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In the ''[[A Song of Ice and Fire]]'' novels, Ice is a huge and impressive weapon forged out of Valyrian steel and has been in the family's possession for over four centuries. As a Valyrian-forged weapon, it never needs sharpening. Its blade has a dark and smokey appearance (instead of the appearance of common steel in the TV series). Ned uses Ice to execute the [[Night's Watch]] deserter [[Gared]] and also to sacrifice [[Lady]]. After his father's execution, among the demands made by [[Robb Stark]] in exchange for peace was that the sword be returned to House Stark.
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In the books, it is actually the Qohorik blacksmith [[Tobho Mott]] who reforges Ice into two smaller swords at Tywin's order. The Free City of [[Qohor]] is famous for its blacksmiths, who still know how to reforge Valyrian steel (but not create new Valyrian steel outright). Thus while the knowledge of reforging it is rare, it isn't limited to ''only'' three living smiths, as Tywin says in the TV series.
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For unknown reasons, Mott was unable to forge the two new swords in crimson as Tywin ordered, no matter how much he tried, but in mixed colors of red and the original grey.
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When Joffrey is presented with a new Valyrian steel sword by Tywin at his [[Purple Wedding|wedding feast]] (which he names "Widow's Wail"), [[Tyrion Lannister|Tyrion]] realizes that Tywin has had Ice melted down and re-forged. He regrets not returning the sword to the Starks when it was requested.
   
 
==See also==
 
==See also==
* [http://awoiaf.westeros.org/index.php/Ice Ice at A Wiki of Ice and Fire.] (spoilers from the books)
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* {{AWOIAF}} (MAJOR spoilers from the books)
   
 
==References==
 
==References==
 
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Latest revision as of 16:32, September 24, 2014

Ice
Eddard 1x01
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Melted down and reforged into Oathkeeper and Widow's Wail
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"Its ancestral sword, Ice, was forged in ancient Valyria and has been passed down through the generations."
Bran Stark[src]

Ice was a Valyrian steel greatsword and an heirloom of House Stark. It was used both in war and on ceremonial occasions by the Lord of Winterfell.

History Edit

Season 1 Edit

Eddard Stark uses Ice to behead Will, a deserter from the Night's Watch. Theon Greyjoy holds the scabbard, as Eddard draws the blade. He holds the sword before him as he pronounces the sentence. Later on, Eddard cleans the sword in the godswood at Winterfell. [1]

Ser Ilyn Payne, the King's Justice, beheads Ned Stark with Ice, on the orders of King Joffrey.[2] He keeps the greatsword afterwards.

Season 4 Edit

Ice is melted down under Tywin Lannister's orders by a Volantene blacksmith brought to King's Landing to make Jaime Lannister a new sword. However, due to Ice's substantial size, there's enough Valyrian steel to make two longswords. When Jaime asks about the source of the Valyrian steel, Tywin simply replies that the previous owner no longer needed it. Tywin Lannister also burns Ice's wolf-pelt scabbard.[3]

The second blade is given to King Joffrey Baratheon as a wedding gift on the breakfast before the wedding ceremony. Of all the names proposed by the attendants, Joffrey chooses "Widow's Wail".[4]

Jaime later gives his blade to Brienne of Tarth to aid her in her task of rescuing Sansa Stark. He reasons that it is appropriate for Ned Stark's daughter to be protected with a sword forged from her father's own sword. Brienne chooses the name Oathkeeper, a reference to the oath she swore to Catelyn Stark.[5]

Image galleryEdit

In the booksEdit

In the A Song of Ice and Fire novels, Ice is a huge and impressive weapon forged out of Valyrian steel and has been in the family's possession for over four centuries. As a Valyrian-forged weapon, it never needs sharpening. Its blade has a dark and smokey appearance (instead of the appearance of common steel in the TV series). Ned uses Ice to execute the Night's Watch deserter Gared and also to sacrifice Lady. After his father's execution, among the demands made by Robb Stark in exchange for peace was that the sword be returned to House Stark.

In the books, it is actually the Qohorik blacksmith Tobho Mott who reforges Ice into two smaller swords at Tywin's order. The Free City of Qohor is famous for its blacksmiths, who still know how to reforge Valyrian steel (but not create new Valyrian steel outright). Thus while the knowledge of reforging it is rare, it isn't limited to only three living smiths, as Tywin says in the TV series.

For unknown reasons, Mott was unable to forge the two new swords in crimson as Tywin ordered, no matter how much he tried, but in mixed colors of red and the original grey.

When Joffrey is presented with a new Valyrian steel sword by Tywin at his wedding feast (which he names "Widow's Wail"), Tyrion realizes that Tywin has had Ice melted down and re-forged. He regrets not returning the sword to the Starks when it was requested.

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

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