[BOOK/SHOW SPOILERS] The Eyrie?
Posted 16 May 2011 - 02:04 PM
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Posted 16 May 2011 - 03:52 PM
Yes, I believe it's described as being placed on the side of a very tall mountain (the Giant's Lance, which I imagined being Matterhorn-ish). The TV version was OK, but didn't seem quite...vertical enough.
Is it just me or was the Eyrie a lot different than described in the books? I seem to recall it was built into the side of a mountain, not on its own seperate "island" linked by a causeway. Also I pictured it a lot taller. Admittedly it's been a while since I read that book but isn't that how it was? Can someone who remembers it better comment on this?
Posted 16 May 2011 - 04:08 PM
Edited by Jojen, 16 May 2011 - 04:10 PM.
Posted 16 May 2011 - 04:12 PM
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Posted 16 May 2011 - 04:49 PM
I have to admit I did not picture it as shown in the show either - I pictured it more like a fortress built into a vertical rock wall - but the Ted Nadsnith version just looks so "fantasy-lite". I'm glad they did better than "Neuschwanstein on top of a rock".
Totally agree with the Ted Nadsmith version, that is the way I pictured it as well.
My biggest nit is the exaggerated height of the mountain top the fortress is sitting on. But I do like the look of the actual building(s).
Edited by Hyper, 16 May 2011 - 04:50 PM.
Posted 16 May 2011 - 05:12 PM
Posted 16 May 2011 - 05:41 PM
Why doesn't that make any sense? How are you going to use any siege engines against that castle and how are you going to attack it other than having your soldiers run up to it 3-4 at a time? That tactic is not going to conquer any castle and we don't even know how the the gates are located (which could bring even more problems). The book says that armies bashed themselves bloody against the Bloody Gate, and that was easier to attack than this castle by the description.
yeah, the Eyrie looked pretty bad. And it didn't make that much sense when someone (Tyrion?) said that it was impregnable. I mean, are we supposed to believe that it is impregnable just because someone told us? Makes my fantasy of Dany and Tyrion and someone else conquering the Vale with her dragons seem kinda lame.
So how do you gather that this is so easy to conquer that you say that it doesn't make sense?
Posted 16 May 2011 - 05:55 PM
Posted 16 May 2011 - 07:46 PM
I just had it like the Edinburgh castle but on a bigger rock. I like their version more.
ah, a fellow Edinburgher, I presume?
Welcome to the forums.
My idea of the Eyrie was pretty much the same as the tv show, but more elevated, and with more pointy towers. I am very satisfied with their rendition.
Edited by PestilencE, 16 May 2011 - 07:47 PM.
Posted 16 May 2011 - 08:48 PM
I was assuming it was going to be CGI no matter what. Do you think the version in the show isn't?
I thought the same things. And, there is all that, but...they have a budget to follow. I'm sure that doing the way castles + having a physically impossible Eyrie would have been absolutely budget busting.
Posted 16 May 2011 - 09:16 PM
I, for one, like the throne room, particularly the weirwood throne. Can't imagine it's any more comfortable than the Iron Throne.
Posted 16 May 2011 - 09:25 PM