With Physician Whoâ€™s John Simm becoming a member of the Sport Of Thrones prequel sequence (rumoured to be referred to as The Lengthy Evening), turning into part of a solid that features the likes of Naomi Watts, weâ€™re getting excited sufficient to start out over-analysing each tiny element in regards to the present.
With the correct sequence ending quickly, we’d like one thing to obsess over.
And thereâ€™s really sufficient within the official synopsis to start out speculating about what may very well be an insanely thrilling ingredient of the brand new present.
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â€˜Happening hundreds of years earlier than the occasions of Sport of Thrones, the sequence chronicles the worldâ€™s descent from the golden Age of Heroes into its darkest hour. From the horrifying secrets and techniques of Westerosâ€™s historical past to the true origin of the White Walkers, the mysteries of the East to the Starks of legend, just one factor is for positive: Itâ€™s not the story we expect we all know.â€™
The bit thatâ€™s getting us a bit giddy in that description is the â€˜mysteries of the Eastâ€™ ingredient. Within the books, the japanese facet of Westeros is named referred to as the â€˜Golden Empire of Yi Ti.â€™
One fan has linked the area to some important stuff from the principle sequence, and it sounds superior.
In accordance with Redditor phdknave, â€œWhatâ€™s fascinating is that the Yi Ti have a really comparable story to the Eveningâ€™s King and his Corpse Queen as being the explanation for the Lengthy Evening taking place of their tradition. The Yi Ti had the final emperor of the Nice Empire of the Daybreak, the Bloodstone Emperor. His sister was the rightful empress and he had her murdered and declared himself emperor.â€
â€˜Then the tales say he took a â€œtiger-womanâ€ to spouse (actually purported to be a half-tiger demon race), began torturing and enslaving his individuals, practising necromancy, cannibalism, and commenced worshipping an odd black stone that fell from the sky. This led to the Yi Ti goddess the Maiden-Made-of-Gentle to show her again on the world, permitting the Lion of Evening to usher in a darkish age. So far as Iâ€™m conscious, this occurs proper across the time of the primary Lengthy Evening.â€™
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Seeing this play out on a long-form HBO sequence can be value the price of the present so far as weâ€™re involved.
And that value goes to be excessive â€“ â€œ$50 million (per season) would by no means fly for what we are attempting to do. We’re going massive,â€ HBOâ€™s VP of drama, Francesca Orsi stated.
Weâ€™ve performed some digging ourselves, and thereâ€™s an excellent cooler ingredient in Yi Ti that would play a component on this new sequence. Particularly, the Lion Of Evening.
The Lion of Evening is a god in Yi Ti, who the Faceless Males consider is one other illustration of the Many-Confronted God â€“ thereâ€™s even a statue of it within the Home of Black and White which is mostly visited by wealthy dudes (Arya Stark sees it in A Feast For Crows).
In accordance with tales instructed by the priestly scribes of Yin, the Lion of Evening fathered a son on the Maiden-Made-of-Gentle.
This son was the God-on-Earth, who dominated the Nice Empire of the Daybreak for ten thousand yr earlier than ascending to the heavens. The descendants of the God-Earth dominated the empire after him, every ruling a shorter time than the earlier one.
Thatâ€™s till the brother of the Amethyst Empress usurped her within the Blood Betrayal and topped himself because the Bloodstone Emperor, ushering within the Lengthy Evening.
The Maiden-Made-of-Gentle turned her again upon the world and the Lion of Evening got here forth in all his wroth to punish the wickedness of man.
The 5 Forts (suppose â€˜The Wallâ€™), which predate the Golden Empire of Yi Ti, are claimed by some to have been raised by the Pearl Emperor to maintain the Lion of Evening and his demons away from the realms of males.
Yeah, that every one sounds unimaginable to us â€“ begin your Lion Of Evening fan-casting now!
Sport Of Thrones returns to Sky Atlantic on April 15.