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post #691 of 4840
The show pulls elements from different medieval cultures, so I suppose one of them used a giant sword for beheadings at some point in time. The executioner must've been jacked.
post #692 of 4840
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Originally Posted by Jodum5 View Post
The show pulls elements from different medieval cultures, so I suppose one of them used a giant sword for beheadings at some point in time. The executioner must've been jacked.

It was the same sword Ned used to behead the guy in the first episode.

Those Northmen go big.
post #693 of 4840
Ned should have pulled a me and dodged the sword as it went down. Varys was great in that scene as always.
post #694 of 4840
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Originally Posted by Jodum5 View Post
The show pulls elements from different medieval cultures, so I suppose one of them used a giant sword for beheadings at some point in time. The executioner must've been jacked.

Check out Ser Ilyn's huge forearms.
post #695 of 4840
Damn this Pandoras Box of thread!!! Didnt read the books, but got the cliff notes to the rest of the future series. bastards!!
post #696 of 4840
Didn't realise it before but

Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
The sword used to execute Eddard is the same sword that Eddard used to execute the deserter in the first episode
post #697 of 4840
I don't get it though. How is it the same sword? Did he bring it with him from Winter Fell? I assumed that each 'realm' had their own executioner sword.
post #698 of 4840
I'm confused on the sword as well. Is there just one executioners sword that travels around to whatever beheadings are necessary? Or did they take Ned's sword from him? (Random aside: that was a lot of blood on that sword.) Also what's up with the spelling of Ser? Is that just a GRRM invention?
post #699 of 4840
It's his family sword, Ice. Not sure how it made it up there but assume he took it with him when he left Winterfell in the beginning.
post #700 of 4840
Ned brought ice with him. When they imprisoned him cersei or joffrey gave it to ser illyn. Since ice is valyrian steel, its sharper than regular steel. Because of that illyn is using it as his executioner sword.
post #701 of 4840
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Originally Posted by Blackfyre View Post
Ned brought ice with him. When they imprisoned him cersei or joffrey gave it to ser illyn. Since ice is valyrian steel, its sharper than regular steel. Because of that illyn is using it as his executioner sword.

Thanks. But why did the origin of the sword matter?
post #702 of 4840
Family sword, handed down from father to son for generations. That and Valeryan steal would be the equivalent of a Vorpal Sword in D&Dland I guess.
post #703 of 4840
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Originally Posted by Blackfyre View Post
Ned brought ice with him. When they imprisoned him cersei or joffrey gave it to ser illyn. Since ice is valyrian steel, its sharper than regular steel. Because of that illyn is using it as his executioner sword.

So he got wacked with his own sword huh? Thats pretty cold. Gotta say they do a pretty a good job of making Joffrey easy to hate.
post #704 of 4840
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So he got wacked with his own sword huh? Thats pretty cold. Gotta say they do a pretty a good job of making Joffrey easy to hate.

Yeah, which is why I hope Joffrey stays around a long, long time heh
post #705 of 4840
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Thanks. But why did the origin of the sword matter?
Its symbolic. In the first ep he makes the point that if you're going to kill someone you best do it yourself. And uses that sword to lop off said head.
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