Game of Thrones Wedding Cake
oh yeah lets just have a game of thrones themed wedding
what can possibly go wrong?
So here’s setting I finally got around to after someone suggested it a few months ago. I know that this is probably poem that my voice is less suited to than most of the other poems because of the darkness and fury in it, but I had a go anyways. Hope I did it at least some justice. Also - drop D tuning! Ahhh!
Anyways, music is mine- poetry is Tolkien’s! Let me know if you liked it and you can find more LOTR poems under the tab ‘Songs from the Lord of the Rings’ on my tumblr!
(This is also me deciding whether I want to regularly work with Tolkien text outside of the LOTR and Hobbit, so feedback is awesome and very much appreciated!)
The Oath of Fêanor - The Lays of Beleriand, J. R. R. Tolkien
“Be he foe or friend, be he foul or clean
Brood of Morgoth or bright Vala,
Elda or Maia or Aftercomer,
Man yet unborn upon Middle-earth,
Neither law, nor love, nor league of swords,
Dread nor danger, not Doom itself
Shall defend him from Fëanáro, and Fëanáro’s kin,
Whoso hideth or hoardeth, or in hand taketh,
Finding keepeth or afar casteth
A Silmaril. This swear we all…
Death we will deal him ere Day’s ending,
Woe unto world’s end! Our word hear thou,
Eru Allfather! To the everlasting
Darkness doom us if our deed faileth…
On the holy mountain hear in witness
and our vow remember,
Manwë and Varda!”
Guess who installed the Game of Thrones mod for Crusader Kings 2 again?
Highlights: both from the “A Clash of Kings” scenario
Game 1: Daenerys “Stormborn” of House Targaryen
instead of going to Astapor, Dany goes to Pentos and marries Aegon Targaryen. In the resulting war for the Iron Throne, Stannis defeats Joffrey as Dany’s armies lay siege to King’s Landing, executing Cersei and Tyrion Lannister and Joffrey, Myrcella, and Tommen Baratheon. Daenerys falls in love with her nephew-husband Aegon, and dies after trying to tame her dragon Drogon. Daenerys is succeded by Jorah Mormont, who, after several defeats, lays siege to Dragonstone. After Stannis’s much larger army arrives, Jorah kills Sandor Clegane in personal combat and defeats and imprisons Stannis Baratheon, Lord of the Seven Kingdoms etc. Unfortunately, shortly after defeating Stannis Jorah is taken prisoner by Stannis somehow (a bug? not quite sure what happened). Stannis is executed, and at some point along in here Aegon inherits the Iron Throne. I don’t remember exactly how this game ended.
Game 2: Joffrey I Baratheon-Lannister, Lord of the Seven Kingdoms etc.
Joffrey’s armies are defeated by Stannis’s armies from the Stormlands, but the armies of Joffrey’s grandfather Lord Tywin Lannister of Casterly Rock and Joffrey’s father-in-law Mace Tyrell of the Reach help Joffrey’s armies to defeat the rebels Lord Stannis Baratheon of the Stormlands and Robb Stark, self-styled King in the North. Contrary to Joffrey’s character, he allows all the rebels to keep their lands and titles (I’m pretty sure, in ‘reality’, he would have sent their heads to adorn the gates of King’s Landing) and imprisons his uncle Stannis. Stannis demands a trial by combat, naming Davos Seaworth as his champion, and King Joffrey names Sandor Clegane as his champion. The Hound defeats the Onion Knight, and Lord Stannis is sent to take the black and serve in the Night’s Watch, leaving the Stormlands and Dragonstone to his daughter Shireen. King Joffrey and his wife Queen Margarey Tyrell have a son, named Robert after Joffrey’s late and beloved father, but Joffrey is eventually deposed by young Robert “Sweetrobin” Arryn of the Vale (with help from the Iron Bank and mercenaries), who executes Joffrey in the 302nd year after Aegon’s Landing.
Lesson learned: don’t anger the Iron Bank of Braavos and pay off your loans, or else they’ll sponsor people to overthrow you.
I have no idea how Sweetrobin had any claim on the Iron Throne, but I can only assume he got an event creating one in connection with my being unable to pay off the Iron Throne’s debt to the Iron Bank.