Leave a flower for the fallen in virtual 'Game of Thrones' graveyard

Pay your respects in this online memorial to those who met their ends in Westeros and beyond. But be careful, this graveyard is haunted by spoilers.

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Woman, wolf, and warlock share space in this most unusual of graveyards. Slate

With all the head crushing, arrow shooting, and general body-piercing-with-sharp-objects that occurs in "Game of Thrones," building a graveyard for the fallen might seem like a task that only someone as strong as the once-mighty Mountain could handle.

Yet the folks over at Slate took on the job by creating a virtual cemetery for the dearly (and not-so-dearly) departed from Westeros and beyond.

Fans can visit the "Game of Thrones Graveyard" -- where the virtual gate shows the English translation of "Valar Morghulis" (All Men Must Die) -- and click on the grave of a favorite deceased character to drop a flower.

The site says: "Full-time maesters clear out the withered flowers regularly; only the last 3,000 are shown," so don't be dismayed if your chosen grave site isn't bursting with posies. There's a convenient flower counter displayed beneath each grave to keep accurate count.

Right now, the Starks seem to be the most beloved, with Ned clocking over 98,000 flowers and Robb right behind him with more than 85,000. The least popular grave site is Biter, whose headstone says he died in episode 37. If you're wondering who -- by the Old Gods -- that is, you can click on the handy link beneath the grave site that will take you to the "Game Of Thrones Wiki" site for an explanation. (Apparently, he's the guy who attacked the Hound from behind with his sharpened teeth and got his neck snapped.)

I was surprised to see that evil little Joffrey had over 28,000 flowers. Who are you people? That's almost as many as Maester Luwin, who was just a tad bit nicer, eh? I was also surprised to see that the newest grave -- you can tell because it's still got fresh earth around it -- was someone I didn't know had died yet because I'm an episode behind on HBO Go. So if you visit and are behind in your viewing, know that this graveyard is haunted by spoilers!

In the end, I left a flower for Lady, the direwolf, because really? Even the wolves?

About the author

Freelancer Michael Franco writes about the serious and silly sides of science and technology for Crave and other pixel and paper pubs. He's kept his fingers on the keyboard while owning a B&B in Amish country, managing an eco-resort in the Caribbean, sweating in Singapore, and rehydrating (with beer, of course) in Prague. E-mail Michael.

 

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