The Age of Heroes will grip Game of Thrones fans.
Now that HBO have officially announced the direction that the Game of Thrones spinoff will take, plenty of people are curious about what the Age of Heroes might entail.
With this in mind, we’ve decided to do a little research on what the show could involve.
Here’s what the official synopsis states “Taking place thousands of years before the events of ‘Game of Thrones,’ the series chronicles the world’s descent from the golden Age of Heroes into its darkest hour. And only one thing is for sure: from the horrifying secrets of Westeros’ history to the true origin of the white walkers, the mysteries of the East, to the Starks of legend … it’s not the story we think we know.”
Aside from this, no other details have been released but this approach is a very shrewd move by HBO. Here’s why.
1. There must always be a Stark in Winterfell
It’s arguable that the most important character in this era is Bran Stark aka Bran the Builder. After all, we’re told that he’s responsible for building The Wall with the help of giants – we’ve a theory that the White Walkers might also be involved too. After all, they’re the masters of ice.
From this, we might also get a brief look at the origins of the Night’s Watch and how the Starks have become widely regarded as the Kings of Winter.
Aside from this, we’re told that Bran the Builder founded House Stark, helped create some of the features of Winterfell and helped with the creation of Storm’s End – stronghold of House Baratheon and a castle that has never fallen to any attacker in its millennia-long history.
It’s curious that this castle has yet to make an appearance in Game of Thrones. We briefly saw Renly in the Stormlands but never the castle itself.
2. The pact
It’s widely assumed that the Age of Heroes began when The First Men and The Children of the Forrest met on the Isle of Faces and established the Pact, which created peace between them.
Granted, we’ve speculated that the violation of this pact might have something to do with the return of the White Walkers, so any new details about this fractured relationship are always welcome.