It looks like Robin Arryn finally got his wish.
(Anyone who is planning to watch or read Game of Thrones but hasn’t started yet should back out now. Everyone else, read on.)
Remember way, way back in the first season of Game of Thrones (or in the first book of George R. R. Martin’s A Song of Ice and Fire series, for more literary-minded fans), when everyone’s favorite dwarf, Tyrion Lannister, was held captive at the Eyrie by Lysa Tully?
It was a long time ago, so here’s a quick refresher. Tyrion was captured by Catelyn Stark, who suspected Tyrion of plotting to kill her son, Bran. Catelyn took Tyrion to the Eyrie, where her half-crazy sister lived, and imprisoned Tyrion in a “sky cell,” a prison high above the ground, with one wall removed. Eventually, Catelyn put Tyrion on trial. If he won, Tyrion would go free. If he lost, Catelyn and Lysa would toss him out the “Moon Door,” i.e. a hole leading to a deadly drop.
Much to the disappointment of Lysa’s son Robin, who wanted to see “the bad man fly,” Tyrion demanded a trial by combat. With the help of a mercenary named Bronn, Tyrion earned his freedom and left. As it turns out, in the world of The Witcher 3, the Imp wasn’t so lucky. That’s right: The Witcher 3 totally killed Tyrion Lannister.
This Easter egg was discovered by YouTube user Fudge Muppet, and can be found in Kaer Almhult in the The Skellige Isles. While exploring the fortress, Fudge Muppet ran across a series of sky cells, which look remarkably similar to those featured in Game of Thrones. Inside one of the cells, there’s a dead dwarf who’s dressed exactly like Tyrion. Upon running across the body, Geralt pauses, then mumbles, “Sky cells… Nice idea for a prison without bars. Shame he didn’t know how to fly.”
The Witcher’s moody, politically-charged Northern Kingdoms have been compared to Game of Thrones‘ Westeros a lot over the past week, and it’s fun to see the developers at CD Projekt Red tip their cap to the other dark, mature fantasy epic that’s captured the public’s imagination (although it’s worth noting that creator Andrzej Sapkowski’s first Witcher short story, Wiedźmin, predates Game of Thrones by ten years).
This isn’t the first time that Game of Thrones characters have appeared in a video game, of course. In addition to a few poorly received strategy and role playing titles, HBO’s hit drama is currently being adapted by Telltale Games. The next chapter in the developer’s Game of Thrones saga, Sons of Winter, will arrive this week.
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt is out now for PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One.
Source: Fudge Muppet