Now that winter is here and the White Walkers are threatening to overtake and kill everyone in Westeros, weapons made of Valyrian steel have suddenly become the most precious commodity in the continent.
If you’ve seen the Battle of Hardhome, you’ll know that the White Walkers are almost indestructible and they can be killed by only two things: Valyrian steel and Dragonglass.
Valyrian steel saved Jon Snow’s life.
Weapons made of Valyrian steel are the most sought-after in Westeros and all throughout Essos. Valyrian steel is an ancient metal invented in Old Valyria and is known to be lighter, stronger, and sharper than any type of steel. But since the doom of Old Valyria, Valyrian steel has become extremely scarce because the knowledge of how to create it seems to have died with the ancient city.
So scarce that men can kill each other over weapons made of Valyrian steel!
Nobody else seems to know the secret ingredient to forging Valyrian steel, but the answer may be as simple as you think. George R.R. Martin himself has already given an essential clue to what Valyrian steel is made of.
According to the author,
“Valyrian steel is a fantasy metal.”
So that means it has magical characteristics and magic plays a role in its forging.
Theories from fans say that dragonfire is an essential ingredient in forging Valyrian steel. But this seems false because the blacksmiths that reforged Ned Stark’s large sword Ice obviously didn’t have dragons and they were able to use ordinary fire when they split the broadsword into two smaller ones: Jaime Lannister’s Oathkeeper and Joffrey Baratheon’s Widow’s Wail.
The Daddy of Oathkeeper and Widow’s Wail
Also keep in mind that the blacksmiths were only able to make new swords using an existing weapon made of Valyrian steel; they were not able to make new steel because obviously they didn’t have the secret ingredient.
SO WHAT IS IT? This is where Dragonglass comes in. Remember when Sam Tarly was able to kill a White Walker using blades made of Dragonglass? What if Dragonglass IS the mystery ingredient in creating Valyrian steel?
If not for Dragonglass, Sam Tarly would be dead by now.
If this is the case, Jon Snow definitely made the right decision in risking his neck to convince Daenerys Targaryen to grant him access to the abundant supply of Dragonglass hidden underneath Dragonstone.
Watch the video to know why Dragonglass may be the secret ingredient in making Valyrian steel:
Juan Manuel Marquez’ Retirement Cake Shows His B****l Knockout of Manny Pacquiao
He will not let Manny live it down!
Ali versus Foreman. Leonard versus Hearns. Tyson versus Holyfield. These are only some of the greatest boxing rivalries in sports history, but I’m pretty sure that a lot of people will consider Pacquiao versus Marquez as equal to those epic ones.
Right now, Manny Pacquiao is still active in boxing; he just lost to Australian boxer Jeff Horn in what a lot of people consider as an unjust decision. Odds are great that the Filipino boxing icon will get back in the ring for a rematch. So what about Juan Manuel Marquez? Well, one of the best Mexican boxers ever just hung up his gloves and retired for good.
Manny Pacquiao and Juan Manuel Marquez
But even in the act of retirement, he still likes to remind people of that one time WHEN he knocked the living daylights out of Pacquiao. Remember that fateful day in 2012? It wasn’t definitely a one-sided fight; no Pacquiao-Marquez fight ever became one, but nobody, NOBODY expected Marquez to pull off that stunning upset to someone like Manny Pacquiao....
A MASSIVE Leak of Game of Thrones’ Scripts and Other HBO Show Episodes Just Happened!
Because the night is dark and full of leaks…
Look, let’s be honest. A lot of us would probably jump at the chance to view episodes of Game of Thrones in advance, or at least check out what the script has in store for us die-hard fans. Leaks of any kind may be a blessing to fans, but it certainly is bad for HBO. Recently, hackers claim to have stolen a massive amount of data from the biggest show in the world AND other HBO shows.
Just how massive is this leak, you ask? Well, we’re talking about 1.5 terabytes of data, according to the report from EW. The data includes episodes from other shows and information from the currently running season of Game of Thrones. The hackers have already reportedly uploaded episodes of the shows “Room 104” and “Ballers” online.
Because the night is dark and full of leaks...
But the gold mine here is the script for the fourth episode of Game of Thrones, which the hackers have reportedly released....
8 Celebrity Mugshots Of Disney Stars And Their Controversial Arrests
These celebrities look so different in their mugshots.
Today’s generation usually looks up to celebrities. Some fans even go as far as trying to emulate their idol’s appearance and behavior. There are even those who adore some stars more than their own parents. Unfortunately, not all celebrities are good role models, especially those who eventually earned greater fame for all the wrong reasons.
Just like these 8 Disney stars who were quite controversial for being arrested. Check out their shocking mugshots below:
#1 Brian Bonsall
"Blank Check" star Brian Bonsall was arrested twice for DUIs in 2001 and 2004. In 2007, Brian also faced third-degree assault charges for hitting his girlfriend. The troubled actor faced the same charges in 2009 for allegedly hitting his friend, Micheal Trujillo, in the face with a part from a broken stool....