Posts Tagged ‘Valyria’

This post will be about the Night’s Watch, the monastic order of wardens who guard Westeros from whatever terrors dwell North of the Wall. If you don’t know what I’m talking about, you haven’t been watching Game of Thrones or haven’t read the book series the show is based on. You might as well stop reading now, since what follows will either be spoilery or won’t make all that much sense. I trust you’ll see yourself out.


Game of Thrones? That show’s ridiculous! Let me explain all of the show’s failings as we head out on our two-week-long patrol.

Now that Those People are gone, I can continue.


This article will be talking about Game of Thrones, HBO’s adaptation of George RR Martin’s A Song of Ice and Fire book series. There will be spoilery details if you’re not up to date on the show.


That’s either a dragon or a very large spoiler. If this was the Internet, it’d be a matter of debate which is more feared.

For five seasons of Game of Thrones, there had been occasional references to things that were Valyrian. Mostly weapons that were made of Valyrian steel, although Xaro Xoan Daxos had a Valyrian steel safe deposit box door. Daenerys dramatically schooled a slave master in Astapor by speaking the High Valyrian language.

But what does “Valyrian” mean? It took five seasons, but finally the show presented the noun from which the magical adjective was derived from: Valyria.