April 22, 2019

#AtoZchallenge —S is for —a Sword needs a Sheath

From the Shadow Lands of Asshai to the Shores of Dragonstone and the frozen lands beyond the Wall comes the 10th anniversary of the AtoZ challenge...
A sword needs a sheath. And a wedding needs a bedding.- Walder Frey
The Iron Throne is said to have been forged by Aegon the Conqueror, with 1,000 swords surrendered to Aegon in the War of Conquest by the lords who offered their fealty and melted them down by the fiery breath of Aegon's dragon, Balerion the Black Dread. 

This new poster released for GoT season 8 aftermath, shows all characters lying dead with their corpses turned into swords making the Iron Throne. How appropriate 

Swords are an important theme in Game of Thrones particularly if they are made with Valyrian Steel. The GoT image of the black raven's wings and feathers are partly made with swords.

Arya acquires her sword from Jon Snow as a parting gift before he takes the black. She names it Needle because all the good ones have names.

Ned Starks sword has been in his family for thousands of years.

Ned's Sword named Ice
‘Catelyn had no love for swords, but she could not deny that Ice had its own beauty’. Ned's Starks mystical sword, ice was forged in Valyria and the ironsmiths would forge the blade with magic as well as hammers. Ice is said to be 400 years old and is still sharp till the present day. The sword is a family heirloom and has been around since Ned’s ancestors were Kings in the North."-page 27 from AGOT illustrated edition

Valyrian Steel is the only substance along with Dragon Glass that can kill White Walkers.
After Ned is beheaded, Tywin Lannister has Ice forged and fashioned into two swords. Oathkeeper and Widow's Wail. He hired Tobho Mott, the smith who Gendry works for, to do the work "No one's made a new Valyrian steel sword since the Doom of Valyria."-Jamie Lannister. 
Valyrian sword metal is imbued with magic spells and forged with Dragonfire or is it Valyrian rubber? Oops.

Brienne of Tarth is given Oathkeeper as a gift from Jamie before he tells her to go and fulfill her oath(s); to look out for Catelyn Starks girls.
Here is a sick video about Valyrian Steel that I can't embed but I encourage you to watch it. It's only 1 minute and 27 seconds.

In reciting the Nigth's Watch vows, they say they are 'a sword in the darkness.' Jon Snow is given Longclaw by Jeor Mormont. Samwell Tarly's sword is called Heartsbane, which is an heirloom that belongs to House Tarly of Horn Hill.

Quotes about Swords 
“First lesson: Stick ‘em with the pointy end”Jon Snow 
“And a mind needs books like a sword needs a whetstone”Tyrion Lannister 
“Sansa can keep her sewing needles; I’ve got a needle of my own”Arya Stark

Can you guess who the letter is?

___ ___ is the bastard son of Eddard Stark, Lord of Winterfell. He has five half-siblings: Robb, Sansa, Arya, Bran, and Rickon Stark. Unaware of the identity of his mother, ___ was raised at Winterfell. At the age of fourteen, he joins the Night's Watch, where he earns the nickname Lord ____. His direwolfs name is Ghost.


  1. Valyrian Steel is the best! John Snow know nothing, but this, he knows ;)

  2. That corpse throne is creepy. I don’t want my favorites to die!

    Aj @ Read All The Things!

  3. Valyrian rubber XD Haha! They need to pay more attention to detail with the weapons.
    In light of the new episodes: I always thought Dragon Glass was obsidian, but it apparently can be melted and forged somehow, so now I'm confused...

    The Multicolored Diary

    1. Dragonglass is mined in a cave from Dragonstone and can be melted and forged with Dragonfire. I believe it is indestructible.


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