We are so excited to FINALLY offer a No Spoilers colorway set based on one of my favorite television programs of all times, HBO’s Game Of Thrones (A Song of Ice & Fire).
I’ve read the books, I’ve watched the programs MULTIPLE times, I have my favorite characters, I’ve engaged in online discussion forums about them, I follow the actors and production people for the show on Twitter, and I’ve even had one dream about dragons. I am a proud GOT nerd.
We’ve chosen eight compelling Game of Throne inspirations for this latest colorway in the NO SPOILERS line, we hope you enjoy them as much as we do!
Because I’m a bit obsessed about the Dragons (and Daenerys) FOUR of our colors are directly influenced by these flying raptors & their mother.
In the books the Targeryens are a family known for their silver-blonde hair and purple eyes.
In the first season of the HBO series, the Game Of Thrones production team tried to represent this with purple contact lenses for actress Emilia Clarke, but these proved too much of a barrier to expression by the actress. According to Dan Weiss & David Benioff, “actors act with their eyes, and [the lenses] really hurt the emotion.”
So this color actually will resonate more with the readers of the books, but it allows us to have a beautiful purple color (without resorting to the particular shade of Joffrey’s face at the “Purple Wedding”)
Born in the funeral pyre of Khal Drago, the most forceful and commanding of Dany’s three dragon ‘children’ is Drogon, named after the Khal.
Drogon’s scales are black, his horns and spinal plates are blood red,and his eyes are smouldering red pits. — A Dance With Dragons
Dany’s brother Viserys, before his untimely (but perhaps well deserved) death-by-gold, often warned his sister not to ‘wake the dragon’, so it only seemed fair that one of her three dragon children would be named after him.
The majority of Viserion’s scales are cream, but his horns, wing bones and spinal crest are gold colored. His teeth are shining black daggers. His eyes are two pools of molten gold and his flame is pale gold shot through with red and orange. — A Storm of Swords
Name for Rhaegar Targaryn, the crown prince of Westeros who died in Robert’s Rebellion after kidnapping Lyanna Stark, Rhaegal is the green dragon;
His green scales are a dark green, the green of moss in the deep woods at dusk, just before the light fades, and they gleam like jade. His teeth and claws are black. — A Clash Of Kings
One of the constants of A Song of Ice And Fire is the sheer wealth of the Lannister family. Clever and powerful, House Lannister’s words are “Hear Me Roar!” but unofficially their motto is “A Lannister always pays his debts.” They have the means and will power to pay any debt in full.
The Lannisters never declined, graciously or otherwise. The Lannisters took what was offered — Tyrion Lannister
Winter Is Coming
While the words of many houses are boasts, House Stark’s words, “Winter is Coming” is both a a promise and a threat.
The northernmost of the great houses, I drew from my own Minnesotan reality of a land of ice, and used the bright snowflakes and deep blue shadows of an evening blizzard, when one can almost imagine a White Walker strolling down Minnehaha.
Dynastic marriages aren’t love matches, they’re contracts. When Robb Stark broke his contract with Walder Frey of the Twin Towers and marries Talisa, the stage is set for a massacre. By the time the check comes, everyone has either been killed, or has killed someone. Good times.
But is the Red Wedding solely the work of the Freys?
“The Lannisters send their regards.”
Lyanna Stark, Ned’s sister & Robert Baratheon’s fiancée, has not yet been introduced in the HBO series (although Arya – one of my favorite characters – has been compared to her in her looks, temperament and physicality)
“That’s Lyanna, my father’s sister. King Robert was supposed to marry her, but Rhaegar Targaryen kidnapped her. Robert started a war to win her back, he killed Rhaegar, but she died anyway.”
―Bran Stark GOT Season 1, Episode 10
Lyanna’s abduction by Rhaegar Targaryn (who had earlier rebuffed his wife, Elia Martell, at a tournament at Harrenhal to present a blue winter rose laurel to Lyanna) sets the stage for the entire saga of A Song of Ice And Fire, and may provide the plot point upon which the drama concludes (rumors abound online…)
Some of my favorite GOT links are: