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Winter is actually coming! Anxious for season 8 of GOT? The famous fantasy television series Game of Thrones has some interesting trivia for all you frenzies, and even those Indians who aren’t fantasizing over this series have a new fact to brag. If you didn’t know these facts then you’ve got the John Snow feels! Let us then RATTLE this BATTLE
SO DID YOU KNOW PALS?
#1 Dehradun to Westeros: the merchandise connection
Windlass & Sons and Lord of Battles these two companies are the licensed manufacturers of Game of Thrones merchandise in India. Be it the mighty Valyrian steel swords or Jon Snow’s black fur coat, they’ve made it all. So the next time you treat yourself to some ‘official’ GoT merch, it might just have taken form in your every nook of the world or maybe Doon may come to your boon.
#2 Khaleesi’s dragons from Goregaon
“When my dragons are grown, we will take back what was stolen from me and destroy those who wronged me! We will lay waste to armies and burn cities to the ground!”
GoT series’ formidable dragons from Essos were actually created in Goregaon in Mumbai. They’re an Indian subsidiary of Prana Studios based in Los Angeles and they’re the ones that brought us the three fire-breathing beasts that will take Daenerys Stormborn to her throne in Westeros.
#3 Valyrian steel an inspiration from a metal found in Southern India
The mythical metal that makes the most lethal of swords in GoT actually has its roots in Damascus steel. Swords made of Damascus steel were characterized by distinctive patterns of banding and mottling reminiscent of flowing water. Such blades were reputed to be tough, resistant to shattering and capable of being honed to a sharp, resilient edge. It’s got Valyrian steel written all over it!
#4 Yet another actor with Indian heritage, Apart from Indira Varma
Neil Nitin Mukesh being offered a part on the show made big news, but it turned out to be a pretty disappointing (and honestly, super-far-fetched) hoax. However, Indira Varma, who plays Ellaria Sands of Dorne is no longer the only actor of Indian origin on the show. Half-Indian, half-Russian actor Staz Nair was the season’s latest addition to the Dothraki Khalasar that follows Daenerys into battle – Qhono.
#5 The Lajpat Nagar connection
All the Dilli waalas are you listening, The Game of Thrones costumes and tents (yeah, the same one that you watch on show) are actually manufactured in Lajpat Nagar. Please take a moment to gulp that fact. A company called Rangrasons in the area which exists since 1945 supplies military ceremonial uniforms as well as accouterments. And not only GoT, the company has contributed to films such as Avengers, Captain America, Gladiator, Prince of Persia, Kingdom of Heaven, Wrath of the Titans among others
Much of it for today…………
Let’s wait until the next season. Though there’s been no official word just yet, Game of Thrones Season 8 is currently slated to return in late 2018 or early 2019.
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