When Elden Ring was announced, the developers announced that it was a creative collaboration between Dark Souls creator Hidetaka Miyazaki and Game of Thrones creator George RR Martin.
While Elden Ring is closer to RPGs from earlier software than Martin’s Game of Thrones, there’s still a good easter egg reference to the HBO blockbuster adapted into Martin’s popular series.
Spoilers for the Elden Ring boss and the weapons below.
George RR Martin wrote the lore for Elden Ring, which serves as the foundation for the game’s story. While the Elden Ring has no connection to other Martin works, the From Software team does make a nice mention of Martin’s most famous work in the form of a weapon known as the Grafted. Blade Greatsword.
This Greatsword is several smaller swords put together, and looking at the design, it’s a clear indication of the famous Iron Throne from Game of Thrones. Like the sword, the throne is made of different swords welded together.
Even better, the sword is available very early in the game, though its use is another matter. This weapon requires the player to have 40 Strength to use it effectively.
To obtain the sword, the player will need to travel to the Weeping Peninsula. One great thing about the Elden Ring is how early it is accessible. There are large parts of the map that the player can go to almost instantly, including the Crying Peninsula.
There, the player will encounter Castle Morne. After fighting their way to the back of the castle, the player can battle a boss named Leonine Misbegotten and the reward for defeating him will be the Grafted Blade Greatsword.
If you need help getting there and getting past the boss, IGN has a complete Ring Elden guide including a section on Crying Peninsula. You can also check out our important getting started tips.
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