Coinage from Game of Thrones and Wheel of Time

In the last four days, Worldbuilders has raised more than $45,000 for Heifer International.

That’s enough to give 150 communities the equipment and training they need to start farming fish.

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Heifer trains folks how to engage in sustainable fish farming, which gives families lean, healthy protein to eat. It also creates jobs and income for those who learn to farm the fish.

Best of all this knowledge is easily transferable, allowing farmers to pass on the gift to other communities quickly, spreading the wealth far and wide.

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Thanks for helping us make this happen.

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Today we’ve got something near and dear to my heart: fantasy coinage.

Specifically, we’ve got some beautifully made coins from The Wheel of Time and Game of  Thrones.

These are donated by the inestimable Tom Maringer. And I have to say, folks. He does beautiful work. If you’re a bit of a coin geek like me, just looking at the stuff he does over at the Shire Post Mint will make your fingers itch.

How much do I like his stuff? I like it enough that we’re working together to make some of the currency from *my* world, and you know how much of an obsessive perfectionist I am….

Since I’m well aware that some people (some sad, misguided people) aren’t into coinage, we’re not putting these in the lottery. We’ve got them up for sale in The Tinker’s Packs, instead.

As always, all proceeds from The Tinker’s Packs go Worldbuilders.

Here’s He’s donated some Wheel of Time coins:

  • The Tar Valon Mark

Tar Valon Mark Front

These are officially licensed coins based on The Wheel of Time, and this one features the face of Deane Aryman, holding a flame on her open palm, flanked by seven stars and wearing the stole of the Amyrlin Seat, striped with seven colors.

Tar Valon Mark Back

The reverse side features the ancient symbol of the Ouroboros, the snake eating it’s own tail, used to symbolize eternity. In the center is the Flame of Tar Valon, official symbol of the White Tower and the Amyrlin Seat.

We have these available on The Tinker’s Packs individually over here.

  • Manetheren Golden Crown of Ellisande

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Here is a coin hailing from the town of Manetheren. The front features a bust of Eldrene ay Ellan ay Carlan, also known as Ellisande, Queen of Manetheren, who was pivotal in the Trolloc Wars.

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On the reverse we find a rendition of the Red Eagle and the inscription. CARAI AN CALDAZAR. The ancient warcry of Manetheren and its last king, whose queen, Eldrene, was called Rose of the Sun.

If you want this one, it’s available right here.

Or if you’d like both Wheel of time Coins, you can buy them at a bit of a discount over here.

Next, we have something cool from Game of Thrones

  • Daemon Blackfyre Dragons

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In the past of Westeros, Daemon Targaryen believed himself a king so deeply, he used his charisma to bring in followers to aid him in a rebellion against his scholarly brother, Daeron II.

During this rebellion, Daemon had the forethought to start producing his own coins, to mark his future ascension to the throne.

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If you want to get your hands on these beautiful coins, we have them available over here.

If you buy two, you save $5, and if you buy three, you save $10, so they’re a steal.

So there you go.  Hopefully something tickles your fancy, but if it doesn’t, you can always go kick ten bucks into the Team Page for a chance to win one of the thousands of books up for grabs in the lottery, as well.

Thanks for being amazing and making the world a better place with us.

 

This entry was posted in cool things, The Tinker's Packs, Worldbuilders 2013. By Pat14 Responses

14 Comments

  1. burritocat
    Posted January 23, 2014 at 2:33 PM | Permalink

    Does everything from the Tinker’s Packs go to Worldbuilders? How do we know which items support Worldbuilders if not?

    • Amanda
      Posted January 23, 2014 at 3:02 PM | Permalink

      Everything in The Tinker’s Packs supports Worldbuilders – no need to pick and choose :)

      • juliosd
        Posted January 23, 2014 at 4:14 PM | Permalink

        Does the amount raised shown in the thermometer represent the money raised by auctions and sales on the store as well as the donations made directly to worldbuilders?

        • Posted January 23, 2014 at 6:16 PM | Permalink

          Nope. That only reflects the donations directly made on the Team Heifer site.

          • Posted January 23, 2014 at 7:51 PM | Permalink

            Though when Worldbuilders itself makes a donation on that site, then it shows up….

  2. Valarya
    Posted January 23, 2014 at 2:54 PM | Permalink

    Ahhhh-mazing! I love that each of the coins selects a time from past history of these worlds.

    As much as I am a self-titled queen of Targaryen lore, I resonated with the Aes Sedai (and specifically the Amyrlin Seat) so hard that I had to get this coin first.

    SO fucking cool, Pat. So fucking cool. Thanks!

  3. TLadd
    Posted January 23, 2014 at 4:58 PM | Permalink

    These are gorgeous. Are there a limited number of coins available?

  4. SporkTastic
    Posted January 23, 2014 at 7:57 PM | Permalink

    Dammit, Pat, you keep finding ways to part me from my money. …and I don’t have gads of money. Bah.

    • SporkTastic
      Posted January 23, 2014 at 9:59 PM | Permalink

      I’m having trouble deciding whether to buy two (so I have one unopened) or just one. …’s a tough decision.

    • SporkTastic
      Posted January 23, 2014 at 10:12 PM | Permalink

      Yeah…two. Definitely two.

  5. 17thSharder
    Posted January 23, 2014 at 8:06 PM | Permalink

    This is probably (read: definitely) unrelated but I can’t get it out of my head.

    “Mama always told me the Lethani is as the Lethani does.”

  6. Jordan the Bruce
    Posted January 24, 2014 at 1:24 AM | Permalink

    Hi Pat. I’m changing the subject here and sorry if this isn’t blog appropriate, but I saw a news article on CNN which might interest you. A while back you gave a “Bilbo it up” award to one badass mom who took on Hunter Moore, king of revenge porn (ick). Seems like her hard work may have paid off because he’s in custody and facing some serious jail time. Fuck yeah.

    I wanted to say thanks for posting the original article on facebook several weeks or months ago, and also thanks for following it up with an amazing and heartfelt piece about the wrongs of blaming the victim.

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