When Elden Ring was announced the developers announced it was a creative collaboration between Dark Souls creator Hidetaka Miyazaki and Game of Thrones author George R.R. Martin.
While Elden Ring is much closer to previous From Software RPGs than Martin’s Game of Thrones, there is still a nice easter egg reference to Martin’s famous series-turned-HBO mega-hit.
Spoilers for Elden Ring boss and weapon below.
George R.R. Martin wrote the lore for Elden Ring which served as the foundation for the game’s story. While Elden Ring has no ties to Martin’s other works, the team at From Software did throw in a nice reference to Martin’s most famous work in the form of a weapon called the Grafted Blade Greatsword.
This Greatsword is several smaller swords grafted together, and looking at the design it is a clear nod to the famed Iron Throne from Game of Thrones. Like the sword, the throne is made from different swords welded together.
Even better, the sword is available early on in the game, though wielding it is another matter. The weapon requires players to have 40 Strength to use effectively.
To acquire the sword players will need to travel to the Weeping Peninsula. One great thing about Elden Ring is how accessible it is early on. There are huge parts of the map that players can travel to almost immediately, including the Weeping Peninsula.
There, players will come across Castle Morne. After fighting their way towards the back of the castle, players can fight a boss called Leonine Misbegotten and the reward for defeating him will be the Grafted Blade Greatsword.
Matt T.M. Kim is IGN’s News Editor. You can reach him @lawoftd.