Watchers on the Wall’s Take the Black Contest – Day Four!


–This contest is now closed–

The Wall can be a cold and unforgiving place, so we Watchers need to find some way to keep ourselves entertained. But, since we can only remember half the words to “The Rains of Castamere” and none of us can play the harp, a good, old-fashioned sing-a-long is out; as is a brief trip to Molestown (too poor), or a foray into the Haunted Forest (too scary).

So instead, we bring you, dear readers, a celebration of you, our black brothers (and sisters) in arms with a week-long giveaway of some of the finest merchandise in all the realm!

Each day this week, we will be giving away a fabulous prize graciously donated to us from The Noble Collection, which is world-renowned for their high-quality merchandise and prop reproductions.

Today’s prize is their Ice Letter Opener which is made from real steel, measures an imposing 9 inches long, and typically retails for $24.50.


So, what do you have to do to win this little guy? Well, it’s definitely less of a commitment than avowing yourself to a life of celibacy and limited clothing options!

To enter the drawing, comment on this post with the name of your house’s Valyrian steel blade AND fill out the Rafflecoper below! You can select as many of the entry methods as you like, but take note that doing things like liking WotW on Facebook and Twitter or tweeting about the giveaway will give you additional entries into today’s contest.

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The drawing ends at 11:59 PM EST tonight, so make sure you get your entries in early! And, don’t worry if you don’t win… we’ll be back with another giveaway tomorrow!

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    1. Mine would probably be “Bigsharp Sword.” Very simple and straightforward. Either that, or I’d take a page from Joff’s book and call it “xXH34RTeATeR42069NaRUtoXx”

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    2. Valyrian blade of my House it’s called Ice Letter Opener. It was stolen from me long time ago tho… hoping to get it back one day.

      Sincerely sad,

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    3. Mine would be ‘Wolf Cub’

      For the fact that my surname, McCann, is the anglicised form of the Gaelic ‘Mac Cana’, ‘son of Cana’, a personal name meaning ‘wolf cub’. A line descended from Colla-da-Chrioch, the first king of Orghilla or Oriel. The kingdom of Oriel encompassed the land from County Donegal to County Louth, I myself live in Northern Ireland.

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    4. I’ve always liked House Codd, on account of their wonderful motto. So if I’m claiming affinity with them, then if I think of all the raiding trips I’ll have done to the Stoney Shore, skewering Northern bastards, my sword would have to be SNOWPIERCER!

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    5. My house does not have Valyrian Steel but we have Lightbringer!

      Also, my favorite Valyrian Steel sword is the sword of the conqueror “Blackfyre”

      Edit: it looks like we have to refer to our actual house in real life :p. So my sword name would be CHAOS LADDAH

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    6. Hilarious but potentially offensive:

      Only cunts name their sword. So my house’s sword would be “Cunt Slayer”

      Either that or “Hodor’s Hand”

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    7. I would be a Stark, so Ice would be my House’s steel…

      If it were not Stark, I think I would name my own steel Liberty. It would defend the weak, and free the oppressed.

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    8. “Fearkiller”

      Pin the past, my “House Words” were the motto of a guild I started first months of EverQuest: “Honor and Steel” (“The Steel Wind”, was guild name)

      So I would have used “SteelWind” for sure if not for a life changing recent event which has caused me to reexamine things. I finally bought a shirt I liked from HBO store when first saw years ago… with the Dorne words. I still have tons of Stark stuff, but “Winter is Coming” just no longer “feels right” to wear as much for me now 🙂

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    9. Hmm mine would be ‘Mind picker’. I do research on learning and memory (using rats and their brains) so that seems fitting. Or mayhaps ‘Head Roller’

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    10. Well, since I’m from house Seaworth, mine’s name is F.O.R.D. For “found on road ditch”. Because there is no way my house could afford something like that, but we do seem to fall into a bit of luck every once and awhile 🙂

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    11. Nemesis

      “This is that ancient doctrine of Nemesis, who keeps watch in the universe, and lets no offence go unchastised.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

      (That wasn’t too pretentious, was it?)

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    12. Alternate names:

      * Fred
      * Bad-Ass Motherf***er
      * Itchy
      * Scratchy
      * Swallower
      * Heisenberg
      * Tarquin Fin-tim-lin-bin-whin-bim-lim-bus-stop-F’tang-F’tang-Olé-Biscuitbarrel

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    13. In public the sword would be called “Winter’s Bane”, but the family’s nickname for it would be “Goat-gelder” no one truly knows why, not even Old Nan…

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    14. ebrown2112,

      (That wasn’t too pretentious, was it?)

      Nah, but “Tarquin Fin-tim-lin-bin-whin-bim-lim-bus-stop-F’tang-F’tang-Olé-Biscuitbarrel” might have taken it a bit too far. /wish we had like buttons, I would have liked your last post a 100 times

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    15. Sharptongue

      Our House is known for loud and fierce debates about everything from the Summerhall incident to what we’re having for dinner. Our house words are “We Do Not Shut Up And Sit Down.”

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    16. I was going to say “Peacemaker”, but as that has been taken, my second choice is “Death.” It would go with so many sayings. He who lives by the sword, dies by the sword. I hold death in my hands. I am grasping death by the hilt. Death is coming. Death becomes you. Crap, you escaped Death’s touch. Etc. Etc.

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    17. Acheron. In Greek mythology, it’s one of the five rivers of the underworld across which the souls of the dead are ferried. Somewhat less formally, Acheron known as the river of pain, or the river of woe. All of those designations strike as a thematically appropriate moniker for weapon that would surely come to be regarded far and wide as an infamous instrument of death (In someone’s hands, at least. Not necessarily mine. Taking the over on one’s own life expectancy in Westeros is probably a tad bit presumptuous, irrespective of one’s skill with a blade).

      Of course, ancient Greek mythology doesn’t exist in Westeros. But even if the meaning gets lost in transit crossing the borders of reality, I think that the name still sounds sufficiently badass in its own right.

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    18. Our house Valerian blade is Honour Served. Thus is all our correspondence served, and all junk mail donated to the Flea Bottom School of Literacy.

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    19. If my House had a sword worthy of naming, I would name it by not naming it. My sword is called “No one” or “Ceci n’est pas une épée Valerienne” if you want some artistry.

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    20. Spirit Breaker

      Where there is darkness, there is chaos. The now extinct House Nova, had forged a Valyrian steel blade accursed with strength. Strong was the wielder, but weak of mind and black of heart. The blackest of hearts in a starless night.

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