Game of Thrones heads for Navarre and Peñíscola, and new casting info!

Bardenas props

Photo: DiarioDeNavarra

Preparations are underway in the Bardenas Reales Natural Park in Navarre, Spain, for season six of Game of Thrones. According to DiarioDeNavarra, workers are staging the area and putting out props (shown above), readying for the filming expected to start soon.

With the announcement of extras casting in July, we learned the likely dates for the Bardenas shoot. Extras were asked to be available for September 20-25th, and so, barring any major last-minute changes, we can assume that Game of Thrones will be filming in this area for the next several days.

The extras casting also provided big hints as to what we’ll be seeing in the Bardenas. The request for people (800 men and 400 women) of Mediterranean and darker coloring, with men willing to grow out their facial hair indicates the filming will be of Dothraki characters. We’re thinking these will include the characters Daenerys first met in the Game of Thrones season 5 finale.

There is no word yet whether Emilia Clarke will be joining the Dothraki extras in Navarre.


We’ve also received two new casting breakdowns for season six characters.

The first is a young widow.  Game of Thrones is looking for a non-white (preferably mixed or middle eastern) actress aged 18-22 to play the role. The widow is gentle and very bright, and has a great presence and appeal. She has a difficult personal history but it hasn’t made her cynical. She has a good-sized role in two episodes. The actress will be filming the weeks commencing October 12th and November 2nd.

Another role being cast is that of a young warrior, aged 20 – 25. The character is quirky, intelligent, and quick-witted. He is part of a warrior race but he’s unusual because he’s physically slight and short. The show is searching for a non-white actor as well for him, someone with light brown skin. He’s needed for filming for a week around October 9th.

Given the mentions of ‘warrior race,’ it seems most likely the young warrior is a Dothraki warrior. October 9th is around the scheduled beginning of filming in Almería.

The widow is intriguing; given her coloring we can guess she is in Essos, the show has been predictable in placing non-white people in Essos 99% of the time. Is this a Dothraki widow for Daenerys to befriend? It continues to be an interesting challenge, making guesses when we are off-book for so many storylines.


And of course, filming carries on in Saintfield, Northern Ireland, this weekend! Today, it’s smoky up in their neck of the woods:


Update: [previous article was mistaken, updated with more accurate source & info. Sorry about that!]

Game of Thrones is also preparing in Peñíscola, where filming is expected to begin in early October. Levante reports that the extras in Peñiscola will be playing slaves, unsullied and nobles.

Thanks to Cami for the heads-up!

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    1. I always thought of House Dayne as the Navarre of Westeros – First Men enclave up in the mountains untouched by later influxes of other migrations.

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    2. Smoke = mist? = WW maybe.

      Lupita Nyong’o has announced her willingness to appear in GoT, and walla, HBO releases a casting call for a role in which the actress could fill. I mean, lets face it, the actress can easily pass for 20-22.

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    3. The story I am most excited about! Betting Dany gets her khalasar in that big scene. The widow will probably be one of the other dash khaleen. Same about that another lady they cast a few days ago with black hair and dark skin. I’m thinking the dosh khaleen will prophesy something about Dany. The scene with them might be filmed in Almeria where they are building those tents. Probably Vaes Dothraki. Well, all speculation from my part.

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    4. Just a thought… if Miguel Sapochnik is supposed to be filming the big battle since the beginning of Sept until well into October, does that mean that he won’t shoot anything in Girona, Navarre…. In other words, none of these locations will appear in the final two episodes?

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    5. My guess would be that the widow is a young member of the Dosh Khaleen whose husband was killed very early in their marriage, sentencing her to live out the rest of her days among the crones. She’ll be a sympathetic person who Dany can forge a connection with as she adjusts to her new surroundings.

      We were privileged to get a lot of photos and narrative spoilers when the show was filming in Girona. It will be interesting to see to what extent those leaks continue as the production moves to Navarre. Filming in an isolated location rather than a crowded city makes it less likely that we’ll learn anything too specific, but any little bit would help. At this point, we know essentially nothing about Dany’s storyline other than she will be with the Dothraki for some time.

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    6. Jared: My guess would be that the “widow” is a young member of the Dosh Khaleen whose husband was killed very early in their marriage, sentencing her to live out the rest of her days among the crones. She’ll probably be a sympathetic person who Dany can connect to as she adjusts to her new surroundings.

      Alternatively, she might be someone enslaved by the Dothraki (they aren’t the only well-tanned people in Essos!) to retain Daeny’s anti-slavery theme.

      I do wonder how long it will take Daeny to get the Dothraki to bend their knees. I am thinking that it will not be too long simply because

      in the book, Drogon is with her then and their: so, Daeny is not going anywhere she does not want to go.

      And Drogon is not far away on the show: dragons are a bit of a trump card.

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    7. What are those extras wearing? Doesn’t look like anything I remember in the show before… Could be King’s Landing or Oldtown, I think. Definitely not Meereen.

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    8. My guess like others is that she’d possibly a young member of the Dosh Khaleen also. But I’ve been thinking- doesn’t Dany need an English speaking counterpart for her scenes with the Dothraki? Obviously she sieaks the language but I’m guessing she’ll spend a good half season with them exclusively. That’s a lot of Dothraki for the audience to contend with. I wonder if this widow will be that counterpart?

      Also… The Peniscola extras… What region are those clothes from? They look Mereneese BUT- isn’t that a Tyrell footman/personal guard costume?

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    9. oier,

      Great question. Perhaps we’ll only see internal scenes of those locations (King’s Landing, Meereen, Oldtown, Braavos)- and if the story goes as we think, Braavos and Meereen will be out of the show by the end of the season anyway.

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    10. Hopefully Carice is involved in the Saintfield shooting. I really want to see Mel unleash her full power in battle; burning people alive, shadow manipulation, reviving comrades. She said the Blackwater would’ve gone differently if she was there, time to prove it.

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    11. Wimsey,

      In the books…where Arianne and Quentyn Martell exist along with Victarion and a living Barristan, Stannis and Shireen. It’s most likely not her, but to dismiss a casting based on how they appear in the books isn’t a safe bet at this point.

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    12. Apollo,

      like we commented before it almost seems like this year the merenees fashion is having some followers in KL 🙂 like Sue pointed out that’s what actually happen with trends in fashion

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    13. My guess like others is that she’s possibly a young member of the Dosh Khaleen also. But I’ve been thinking- doesn’t Dany need an English speaking counterpart for her scenes with the Dothraki? Obviously she speaks the language but I’m guessing she’ll spend a good half season with them exclusively. That’s a lot of Dothraki for the audience to contend with. I wonder if this widow will be that counterpart?

      Also… The Peniscola extras… What region are those clothes from? They look Mereneese BUT- isn’t that a Tyrell footman/personal guard costume?

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    14. RpCola,

      Hopefully Carice is involved in the Saintfield shooting. I really want to see Mel unleash her full power in battle; burning people alive, shadow manipulation, reviving comrades. She said the Blackwater would’ve gone differently if she was there, time to prove it.

      That would be so cool if Mel could go full on sorceress, but alas, D&D are going to keep the show as grounded as possible.

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    15. Wimsey,

      In the books Drogon

      is not yet really taking orders from Dany. He is doing whatever he likes, going hunting for days leaving Dany to starve, going back to Dragonstone and not letting Dany ride him, so that she has to venture alone on foot and almost die to go home. So, in the books, despite being there, unless the Dothraki do something really stupid, he might just fly away leaving Dany to deal with them on her own.

      .
      So it can be just as in the show, that Dany has to spend quite a bit of time in Vaes Dothrak

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    16. I’ve been reading about naval battles today and come to realize show GoT has yet to create the staple warship of GRRM’s world, the Galley. Hopefully the Battle for Oldtown will fill this void, as the war galley was the primary naval ship in the medieval age city states. The Hightower fleet consisted of these vessels.

      Lepanto Galley’s in action

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    17. “There is no word yet whether Emilia Clarke will be joining the Dothraki extras in Navarre.”

      Probably unrelated, but Emilia’s double, Rosie, Instagrammed a picture of her getting made up as Dany today, likely to do wide and over the shoulder shots while the Emmy insanity happens this weekend.

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    18. tyjon: I’ve been reading about naval battles today and come to realize show GoT has yet to create the staple warship of GRRM’s world, the Galley. Hopefully the Battle for Oldtown will fill this void, as the war galleon was the primary naval ship in the medieval age and the Hightower fleet consisted of these vessels

      The Battle for Oldtown?!

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    19. My bet is the young widow will be someone Ser Jorah of the Friendzone and Daario of the Blueless Beard will encounter. Poor widow will tell her sad story, and Jorah will make it worse by giving her greyscale.

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    20. Is there a definitive list of Emmy attendees yet? I know Lena Headey, Peter Dinklage, Bryan Cogman, and Sophie Turner are all going. I would also assume Benioff and Weiss are there are GRRM has indicated he’s been required to go. Gwendoline Christie and Alfie Allen have been out at Emmy pre-parties in LA. I would guess Diana Rigg would be at the Emmys as well.

      Has anyone seen Liam Cunningham at all? Where is Carice? I’m assuming they are keeping Harington well away from the press.

      Knowing who is not in Europe right now might help to know who is filming. Also, maybe someone will spill something vague we can all use as speculation fodder.

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    21. Sue the Fury:
      I think those are King’s Landing extras. We saw similar costumes with the KL filming in Girona, as people have said.

      So this means that Peniscola will serve as KL and not Mereen as many had first presumed?

      I’m also a bit confused about Oldtown- we didn’t seem to hear anything about external shots for Oldtown in Girona and surely there needs to be a few at least? Have they wrapped up in Girona completely?

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    22. HotPinkLipstick,

      A couple of days ago, Maisie IG’d a mirror selfie and captioned it “hello LA”. I assume all the big actors will be there, maybe even Kit. Not sure about Rigg, though. I thought she skipped the other nominations.

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    23. Sue the Fury:
      I think those are King’s Landing extras. We saw similar costumes with the KL filming in Girona, as people have said.

      Hello! The information about the extras in Peñiscola is wrong. Those are Girona extras and the article says that the dress rehearsals will start on Monday. The actual filming starts in Peñiscola around the 30th and 1st of October.

      Also, in this article they say that the extras in Peñiscola will be: slaves, unsullied and nobles: http://www.levante-emv.com/sociedad/2015/09/18/esclavos-nobles-soldados-toman-castillo/1315575.html

      Edit: sorry for the double post :S

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    24. Exciting! 😀 The young warrior is probably Dothraki. I’m not at all sure of the young widow. Why would she need two such disparate shooting times if she is part of the Dosh Khaleen? Could she be a young Meereenese widow? Or somebody in Volantis who will meet the Meereenese contingent later?

      The extras look like a mixture. Meereenese, plus a Tyrell soldier and assorted. Wild thought: Does Loras take off for Meereen after being freed in KL to join up with Daenerys?
      EDIT: Never mind. Cami made it clear what’s happening.

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    25. HotPinkLipstick,

      Diana Rigg’s category was handed out last week, and she didn’t win, so I’m not sure she’d bother flying to L.A. I expect she’d be welcome if she wanted to, though I think there’s a limit to how many people from any given show the Emmys can accommodate.

      Kay:
      Exciting! The young warrior is probably Dothraki. I’m not at all sure of the young widow. Why would she need two such disparate shooting times if she is part of the Dosh Khaleen?

      Is there any reason to think she wouldn’t? Individual parts of a given story can be filmed in very different locations at different times. She may have both location and interior shooting, for instance.

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    26. Sean C.: Is there any reason to think she wouldn’t? Individual parts of a given story can be filmed in very different locations at different times. She may have both location and interior shooting, for instance.

      Just vague reasons on my part. IIRC, the Vaes Dothrak set is elaborate and calls for a relatively long shooting time. So I assume that perhaps they do not want to shoot yet additional Vaes Dothrak scenes in a studio. Souad Faress’ casting, announced in late August, said she would be filming in October, nothing about November. She was speculated at that time to be part of the Dosh Khaleen. Of course, it’s possible this young widow is a Dothraki widow, who accompanies Daenerys out of VD. Or that there will be VD shooting in a studio. I’m not set on any idea regarding her, including her being part of the Dosh Khaleen.

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    27. lalla,

      Sure, he might: but that seems improbable. Although the book does not develop quite the bond between Daeny and Drogon that the show does, a key thing to remember is that B&W looked at what was coming and decided that this bond would be appropriate. And even in the book, Drogon seems to “own” Daeny the way that a cat owns its person. He might not obey her per se: but he also might not tolerate any abuse of Daeny.

      And we have one other thing to consider: how the Dothraki will react. The Dothraki respect power. And here is a woman who has a dragon. That is both literal and figurative power. The book makes a bigger point of this than does the show, but initially the Dothraki refused to follow Daeny in the books because Dothraki do not follow women; but when she emerges from the flames with her dragons, the Dothraki that refuse her reverse and pay her homage. We could well see the same here. Follow a mere woman? Never! Follow a woman who is a dragon queen? Well, that’s entirely different!

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    28. RpCola:
      Hopefully Carice is involved in the Saintfield shooting. I really want to see Mel unleash her full power in battle; burning people alive, shadow manipulation, reviving comrades. She said the Blackwater would’ve gone differently if she was there, time to prove it.

      Melisadre probably meant with Blackwater that she could have seen the chain, wildfire and the Lannister/Tyrell army since when there is a threat to her person she always sees them. And she might have been been able to make the wind fire not work since it is fire but if she had know about it the navy could just have avoided it so no magic necessary.

      Good that we are getting more Dorthraki characters, I am pretty certain that is what there characters are. I do not think Dany is spending more than 4 episodes at most among them but a good supporting cast is important and I have missed the Dorthraki presense.

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    29. It is called Navarra, not Navarre. Hate to be annoying and nitpicky but it’s weird. It is like calling Barcelona “Barcelone”. lol

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    30. coconut,

      No, it isn’t weird. You’re not being nit-picky; you’re in fact wrong. Some place names are translated, some aren’t. Navarre is the accepted English form of Navarra. Are you Basque or Spanish, as I am? If so, do you say “London” instead of “Londres”? “New York” instead of “Nueva York”? No, I thought not.

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    31. cami: Hello! The information about the extras in Peñiscola is wrong. Those are Girona extras and the article says that the dress rehearsals will start on Monday. The actual filming starts in Peñiscola around the 30th and 1st of October.

      Also, in this article they say that the extras in Peñiscola will be: slaves, unsullied and nobles: http://www.levante-emv.com/sociedad/2015/09/18/esclavos-nobles-soldados-toman-castillo/1315575.html

      Ah, OK- that makes a bit more sense. Still baffled by the lack of Oldtown shooting though.

      Edit: sorry for the double post :S

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    32. Cersei’s Wine Goblet,

      In the past Carice has been the most ready of the cast to actually give information about what will be happening next, but since I’m sure every question she’ll be asked is “Will Melisandre resurrect Jon Snow?”, probably she won’t be as talkative this time around.

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    33. Mihnea,

      You’re missing my point: if the director of episodes 9-10 is in NI shooting the battle since the beginning of September until mid-October, it’s impossible he could shoot any scenes in Girona, Navarre, Tower of Zafra and every other “souther-eastern” location that was used during that period of time.
      Which seems to mean that Dany won’t be around Vaes Dothrak at the end of the season at least, and either we only have KL interiors only or the city is covered with snow by the end of the season. And definitely, no Braavos exterior scenes in the finale.
      (of course, it seems more and more obvious that episode 9 will be entirely devoted to the battle, meaning that this only applies to the finale )

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    34. From various tweets, etc., Kit Harington is still in Belfast, so it looks like the Saintfield filming will indeed keep him away from the Emmys (though his not going may also be to try to keep up the by now silly notion that his status regarding the show is ambiguous).

      Too bad for him, if they win, though, since he had what was easily the best storyline of the season.

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    35. ColdPie: In the books…where Arianne and Quentyn Martell exist along with Victarion and a living Barristan, Stannis and Shireen.

      In the books, where

      Quentyn is dead, Barristan, Stannis, and Shireen will (I’m guessing) die in the next book, so they just died a little early, which leaves Victarion…yay, another pirate, and Arianne…who, imo, is little more than a bunch of sex, some nipples, and a really bad plan, ’cause she thinks daddy is trying to cut her out. Not all changes/streamlining from the show, again, just imo, are bad.

      Wimsey,

      Your comment about Dany and the Dothraki brought this line to mind:

      Show-Jorah – “the dothraki follow strength above all, Khalessi, you’ll have a true Khalasar when you prove yourself strong, and not before.”

      I think Drogon is what will make the Dothrakii decide she is, in fact, strong.

      I also really like your analogy of Drogon being like a cat, in terms of, he’ll do what he wants, but won’t abide a thread to his human.

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    36. Hodor’s Bastard,

      Screw Penny! I’m still pissed they cut Shitmouth and Lady Whiskers!!!

      If it turns out Barristan doesn’t die in the next book, and Stannis doesn’t, either, I’ll go back and question their decision to off them when they did. Hell, I loved Barristan. There are other characters who were cut I wish they hadn’t, just because I liked them. I still think more often than not they get it right, and I think, unlike what a few want to believe, they try and take care when making certain decisions.

      Could you imagine, if they’d cast Arianne, all the cries of “gratuitious, needless sex. Just bewbs for bewbs sake.” Or even better…”they assassinated her character…her nipples are small and the wrong color.”

      Sorry, I was bored yesterday (slow day) and I read some people flipping out over the craziest shit. My favorite, other than someone boycotting the Icelandic band who’ll be appearing in episode 6 for associating themselves with the show, was someone suggesting because they keep throwing in so many brothels, the Tower of Joy will be a brothel…and it sounded like they were serious.

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    37. Nymeria Warrior Queen,

      🙂 I’ve had my laughs and tears and accepted the changes. But Penny hurts, dammit! I’m still holding out hope.

      As far as Arianne’s chesticles go, it looks like Tyene filled that purpose (sort of).

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    38. R’hollor,

      I had the same thought… The coloring though made me doubt, but the short and slight frame, the age and the personality, made me think of him immediately.

      Ugh, the waiting is killing me!

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    39. Nymeria Warrior Queen: I also really like your analogy of Drogon being like a cat, in terms of, he’ll do what he wants, but won’t abide a thread to his human.

      My wife had a cat that used to bully her and do his best to dominate her. However, if my wife and I ever argued, her cat would stalk me for up to 30 minutes until he bit me to teach me my lesson! Nobody, but nobody, bossed her around but HIM!

      We both still miss that cat dearly….. (Seriously, he was a hell of a cat.)

      Hodor’s Bastard: Penny! Why, why, why not Penny???

      Weren’t those the lyrics of a song back in the 1980s?

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    40. FWIW…Irish Thrones is reporting the return of Benjen.

      *Rumour.* We are getting from ‘several’ sources that Benjen Stark returns and he and Jon have Vengeance. Again… rumour. So Health warning!

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    41. Wimsey,
      Nymeria Warrior Queen,

      I also really like your analogy of Drogon being like a cat, in terms of, he’ll do what he wants, but won’t abide a thread to his human.

      Yes! Drogon reminded me very much of Toothless from How to Train Your Dragon in that last scene. Also relevant because cats are awesome:

      http://www.theguardian.com/world/video/2014/may/15/cat-saves-boy-from-dog-attack-video

      Sean C.:

      From various tweets, etc., Kit Harington is still in Belfast, so it looks like the Saintfield filming will indeed keep him away from the Emmys (though his not going may also be to try to keep up the by now silly notion that his status regarding the show is ambiguous).

      Too bad for him, if they win, though, since he had what was easily the best storyline of the season.

      Agreed about The Wall storyline, but I’m hoping GRRM/D&D/Kit come up with something even more amazing for Jon in S6. Also, you’ve just given me an idea for a new avi. Thank you!

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    42. Wimsey,

      It’s a bit of a vicious circle. They will follow her if she proves she owns Drogon, but at this point it seems the other way round, not much different from when she was Drogo’s wife. So again if the dragon just flys away or if he disobeys her orders like he’s being doing, they would not kneel to her.
      If Drogon does obey, Dany would probably burn the Kahl and claim the warriors for her, but then why go to Vaes Dothraki instead of going back to Mereen?

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    43. lalla:
      Wimsey,

      It’s a bit ofa vicious circle. They will follow her if she proves she owns Drogon, but at this point it seems the other way round, not much different from when she was Drogo’s wife. So again if the dragon just flys away or if he disobeys her orders like he’s being doing, they would not kneel to her.
      If Drogon does obey, Dany would probably burn the Kahl and claim the warriors for her, but then why go to Vaes Dothraki instead of going back to Mereen?

      I have a feeling that the Dothraki will take Dany to VD to join the DS Where she’ll likely befriend the young widow during her “incarceration”. The widow will try to integrate her until Dany finally snaps after seeing some form of Dothraki brutality. She’ll stand her ground causing a huge confrontation at which point Drogon will arrive-followed by Khal toast, the older DS begging for mercy and declaring Dany/Drogon the stallion who mounts the world, and the departure for Mereen.

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    44. Apollo,

      Seems a bit too step-by-step to prove accurate, but I like the idea of Drogon being taken as the stallion who mounts the world. He is, after all, her baby.

      Do dragons have sex, book readers? I don’t mean, do they do it?, but are they male & female? If so, what are her three?

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    45. Looking forward to getting to peniscola next week and seeing what they have in store. I’ve got a feeling they will be shooting other locations there as well as meereen

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    46. Off-Topic Otto: Do dragons have sex, book readers? I don’t mean, do they do it?, but are they male & female? If so, what are her three?

      Naturally I have followed this issue closely in the show, Drogon being my favorite, and all that. 😀 Strangely, there has never been a single hint of dragons being male, female, or both, or neither, and never ever any hint of how there will be more baby dragons in the future. It will be interesting if this issue is ever addressed in the future. In the meantime, I think it’s interesting that a dragon is a dragon, a flying, dangerous fire-breather, the sex of the dragon is a complete non-issue, whereas for humans, being male or female (and capabilities, lines of succession, etc.) are super-duper important, and being actually human, regardless of sex, is never that important. 😀

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    47. Dany is taken to Vaes Dothrak to live out the rest of her days with the Dothraki widows as she should have done when Drogo died I would assume.

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    48. Kay,

      Well, in so many corners of the animal kingdom, it’s the ladies who are larger, stronger, and more dominant. Especially with those spiders. (Don’t know if that holds for the ice variety.)

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    49. Just imagine Lady Stoneheart actually commanding an army,everyone would be so confused,it would take her like 5 minutes to give an order that nobody would understand anyway on a battlefield.What was the guy that come up with this smoking?

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    50. Ser Gerold Dayne:
      Just imagine Lady Stoneheart actually commanding an army,everyone would be so confused,it would take her like 5 minutes to give an order that nobody would understand anyway on a battlefield.What was the guy that come up with this smoking?

      Perhaps it’s a wolf army she’s commanding 😉

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    51. lalla: So again if the dragon just flys away or if he disobeys her orders like he’s being doing, they would not kneel to her.

      I don’t think that Drogon will either obey her or abandon her. However, the Dothraki are not going say: “Hey, I’ve heard of this thing called a Dance of Dragons: make your Dragon Dance for us! Then tell us the average wing speed velocity of a sparrow.” The fact that she has a dragon ever helping her will be enough: and I would be surprised if Drogon is willing to let the Dothraki just cart her away. (And, no, I do not think that a Khallasar could take on Drogon: just one blast of fire by the dragon would spook all of the horses so badly that a cavalry would destroy itself in the mayhem.)

      Kay: Strangely, there has never been a single hint of dragons being male, female, or both, or neither, and never ever any hint of how there will be more baby dragons in the future.

      One line from the books suggests that dragons are hermaphroditic. But that is about all we get.

      Off-Topic Otto: Well, in so many corners of the animal kingdom, it’s the ladies who are larger, stronger, and more dominant. Especially with those spiders

      It is common for egg-laying animals to have larger females than males, if only for logistical reasons: at some point, she has all of those eggs inside of her, and larger females can carry more eggs than can smaller ones. It is common for social species (such as primates, including humans and most other apes) to have larger males than females for different logistical reasons: larger males often can bash more opposing males and thus become alpha more easily than can smaller males.

      As egg-laying and seemingly not-terribly-social animals, you would expect dragon females to be larger. However, if they are hermaphrodites (which tends to be most common in animals that encounter potential mates only infrequently), then that obviously does not mean much.

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    52. Kay,

      Dragons’ size doesn’t depend on sex and we know that dragons never stop growing if they have open space and food. In the asoiaf contemporary world nobody knows enough about dranos’ sex life. They are male and famle and they mate (?), but Septon Barth says that they can change sex if needed, so it’s probably true.

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    53. Ravyn,

      Even stranger since she’s nominated. Most prognosticators have Lena Headey or Christina Hendricks winning, but you never know. Hard to believe Emilia wouldn’t be in LA tonight.

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    54. H.Stark,

      It’s weird to have Emilia Clarke like 2 hours away by car. It’s just as weird to have the filming in general this close, too. I won’t bother going, though. It’s a desert. While in a city they can only close off a few streets, they can protect the filming in the Bardenas natural park for miles and miles.

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    55. Tyrion Pimpslap:
      Ravyn,

      Even stranger since she’s nominated. Most prognosticators have Lena Headey or Christina Hendricks winning, but you never know. Hard to believe Emilia wouldn’t be in LA tonight.

      I don’t think winning has anything to do with it. She probably realizes she’s not winning, but everyone goes for the parties, anyway (see: Mophie). It might be it’s too much burden on the production schedule, she has too much to film, and/or she doesn’t want to deal with the turnaround time and jet lag. Either way, I’m waiting for someone to try and zoom into those sides she’s carrying for spoiler hints.

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    56. Wimsey: One line from the books suggests that dragons are hermaphroditic. But that is about all we get.

      The truest equality of the sexes – in one body.

      lalla: Dragons’ size doesn’t depend on sex and we know that dragons never stop growing if they have open space and food. In the asoiaf contemporary world nobody knows enough about dranos’ sex life. They are male and famle and they mate (?), but Septon Barth says that they can change sex if needed, so it’s probably true.

      Thank you for the book and “related” stuff. And for what Septon Barth, whoever he may be, says. Let’s hope Drogon and siblings never snack on him. It’s indeed a blessing that no one in the contemporary book world knows anything about their sex lives! 😀 Some things are best left out of the miserable humans’ knowledge base. 😉 I’ll wait and see if any of this ever makes it into the show.

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    57. H.Stark:
      Emilia is in Navarre!

      The Navarre shooting from Sept. 20 to 25, most likely has her filming from Monday, which is why she couldn’t be at LA tonight. That long a filming schedule to do the aftermath of just Daenerys meeting the Dothraki in 5.10, suggests that Drogon will be making an appearance. Much tennis ball filming involved, which takes a lot of time. Ooooh… Drogon is something I’ll be so looking forward to in the season premiere.

      Ravyn: Funny she’s not attending, since she made a (likely joking) comment about calling dibs on having a few days off right after the nomination.

      She can’t attend if she has filming, plus I imagine she has had enough publicity for the near future with the world publicity tour for her Terminator movie. Publicity is a LOT of work, not quite days off.

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    58. Ravyn,
      At your service sir/madam/other option of your choice. Sadly once again not high enough resolution to glean anything extra. It’s here if you’re interested, but not even recognisable as writing. We need to pool our resources and get some really good photography equipment/drones/mass spying surveillance stuff out there 😀

      EDIT: Actually it looks a bit like dashes and dots, perhaps they’ve taken to putting things in morse code to try and avoid leaks? 😉

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    59. Had a momentary freakout on this news thinking…”GOT is going to Florida???” 😀

      Then my euphoria crashed to the ground as it was not the NW Florida I was hoping for… 😀

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