Valyrian Steel – Westeros Weaponry

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Well folks, today we’re launching a handful of charity auctions that are designed to appeal to all you George R. R. Martin fans out there…

You see, the folks over at Valyrian Steel have stepped up to the plate and donated a bunch of offical Game of Thrones swag: collectible swords, shields, and statues.

Nearly everything here is limited edition. And some of the items have as few as 500 available in the world. Because of this, we’re auctioning off everything in this blog, rather than putting it into our general prize lottery.

So if you, or someone you love, is a fan of Game of Thrones, read on….

  • Auction: The Stark Infantry Shield.

Stark Shield

This shield is epic. It’s both wearable, or easily mountable on a wall. Even cooler, the wall mount has slots to accept swords, meaning you could display up to three swords behind the shield.

If you want to bid on this sweet piece of Stark armament, or to see more pictures of it, head over here.

  • Auction: A Tyrion Lannister Statue. Limited edition of 3,000.

Tyrion

 

Everyone loves Tyrion.

And here’s a limited edition statue they made of him before the second season of Game of Thrones. They asked for ideas of what to create a statue of, and were told that the moment Tyrion charges into the Battle of Blackwater would be awesome.

The producers even provided photographs that were taken during filming, expressly as sculpture reference for this piece.

If you want this one-in-3,000 piece, head over here to bid.

Auctions:  Daenerys Busts.  Limited edition of 2,000.

Daenerys Bust

This bust was created to recall the closing scene of season 1 of Game of Thrones.

Due to the fact that this auction for this item took off before we managed to officially announce it, we will have two of these up for auction.

To bid on the first one, head over here.  The other is up over here.

Auction: Catspaw Blade.  Limited edition of 2,500.

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This is the blade that was meant to assassinate Bran Stark, and was recovered by Catelyn.

The blade is made of high carbon damascus steel, and has a faux dragon bone grip with 24k gold plated metal parts. It also comes with a plaque of silkscreened wood with the Game of Thrones motif.

If you want a chance to own this while helping out charity, head over here and bid.

  • Auction: The Hound’s Helm. Limited edition of 2,500.

hound-main

This is the helm of the Hound. Not only does it come with a display stand, but it’s also completely wearable.

The jaw opens and closes too, which shows that the folks at Valerian steel have a nice attention to detail.

You can bid and see more pictures over here.

Auction: The Loras Tyrell Helm. Limited edition of 1,000.

loras1

This is the beautifully crafted helm of the equally beautiful Ser Loras.

It comes with a display stand, and is also wearable.  The visor is operable (and detachable!), and it’s somewhat more rare than some of these other pieces. As they only made 1000 of them.

You can bid and see more pictures over here.

  • Auction: Robb Stark’s Sword.  Limited edition of 2,500.

robbsword1

Here we have the epic sword of the Lord of Winterfell and King in the North, Robb Stark.

The blade is 33 inches long, and is made of 1060 high carbon steel. It also comes with a plaque silkscreened with the Direwolf sigil.

Head over here to bid.

  • Auction: Robb Stark’s Scabbard.  Limited edition of 500.

SCABBARD front-with scale

Here we have something extra special.  This is the scabbard for Robb Stark’s sword. There’s a lot of fine metalwork along the scabbard and belt.

There were only 500 of these made.

Note that, while it is pictured with a sword for the sake of scale and form, it will not come with the sword. The banana is also for scale, but we’re not sending that, either, because gross. Just the scabbard.

If you’d like this to be a part of your awesome Game of Thrones collection, be sure to go bid on it, and bid early. You don’t want to miss out. In the mean time, we’ll eat the banana.

As always, all the money from the auctions goes to charity. Worldbuilders, to be specific.

If you’d like to learn more about our fundraiser, and how geeks are banding together to make the world a better place, you can check out our website or the hub blog.

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Want to see all the auctions we’re currently running? Look over here.

If you haven’t been watching our Stretch Goals, you might want to check them out. The upshot is the more people that donate, the more cool things we’ll do.

And lastly, if you know of anyone that might be interested in these auctions, we’d appreciate if you’d help us spread the word.

Stay awesome everyone,

pat

This entry was posted in Worldbuilders 2013. By Pat17 Responses

17 Comments

  1. Mitchell Hundred
    Posted January 11, 2014 at 4:49 AM | Permalink

    You shouldn’t have used a banana. Bananas are dangerous, everyone knows that.

  2. ali rahemtulla
    Posted January 11, 2014 at 9:43 AM | Permalink

    Everyone loves Tyrion* I normally wouldn’t do that, but I know you’re a stickler for spelling.

  3. Robo
    Posted January 11, 2014 at 10:14 AM | Permalink

    Man, I could look at Daenery’s bust all day. Hell, I’d probably just sleep with it cuz who could let go of that bust once they…er…it was in your hands.

    Knowwhatimsayin?

  4. cheyenne
    Posted January 11, 2014 at 2:56 PM | Permalink

    Wow.. How very generous of them!! Pat, you started a wonderful thing. I wish I could afford to bid on the sword or the Tyrion figure. Sad day. I have to buy groceries and pay the electric bill.

  5. SporkTastic
    Posted January 12, 2014 at 3:13 AM | Permalink

    Bananas need to be used to show scale in more things.

  6. guessingo
    Posted January 13, 2014 at 9:49 AM | Permalink

    Patrick,

    do you know where I can find what percentage of the money raised by worldbuilders goes to charity? I’m sure this is a good charity, but not all charities are good ones. CNN (Anderson Cooper mainly) has run some reports about a large number of BS charities that give virtually none of the money they raise to charity and basically use the money to pay themselves large salaries. One was for cancer research and another was to help wounded vets. Charities are basically unregulated and it looks like many of them are run as business to line the pockets of the people who run it.

    This is not meant as an attack on you, I just want to be sure where my money goes. Hope you understand. Those charities made me mad. The one for wounded Vets raised something like $35 million in 3 years or something like that.

    • ericturner29
      Posted January 13, 2014 at 11:23 AM | Permalink

      Check out the FAQ (http://www.worldbuilders.org/faq/)

      It looks like the answer is 73.3%

      • ericturner29
        Posted January 13, 2014 at 11:26 AM | Permalink

        Any by the way, this is why you should ask to be on their ‘do not solicit’ list.
        According to the FAQ 19.4% of the money collected goes towards raising money. Tell them not to waste money asking you for more when it could be appropriated for better purposes.

  7. AGRooster
    Posted January 13, 2014 at 10:09 AM | Permalink

    Pat quick question. I have Visa gift cards I used for online purchases with remaining balances of 0.05 and $0.10 . I was going to throw them out but I was thinking of using them on Wolrdbuilders because I’m sure every cent helps. Are there credit card processing fees that Heifer Intl incurs? If so it would do more harm than good and I do not want to do that.

  8. Tait
    Posted January 13, 2014 at 3:32 PM | Permalink

    These are amazing and beautiful!

  9. CreativeName
    Posted January 14, 2014 at 1:36 AM | Permalink

    I’m sorry Pat, but his name is George R. *R.* Martin.
    With two ‘R.’s. Like J. R. R. Tolkien, you know?

    Usually I’m not as pedantic like this, but this is a little bit like lèse-majesté…

    • Amanda
      Posted January 14, 2014 at 10:14 AM | Permalink

      Wow, yeah, that’s definitely wrong. A bit embarrassing… fixed.

      • CreativeName
        Posted January 14, 2014 at 5:21 PM | Permalink

        If I were you I would delete this comment and pretend it never happened. Just a suggestion ;-)

        Btw: @Pat. After finally getting this beautiful monster-project of yours off your back you really should look into the ASOIAF series by Martin, if you haven’t already done it by now. Can’t think of any better fantasy franchise at the moment. Plus, with everybody talking about it and the HBO series, it seems like a serious knowledge gap, especially for a fantasy writer.
        Just putting it out there.

        Greetings from Germany.

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