East: the strangest places in Game of Thrones?

  • Published: 11 December 2018
  • What strange places lie to the far east and south of Westeros? What are the dangers of Sothoryos and the Basilisk Isles? What lurks in the Shivering Sea? What does the Great Empire of the Dawn and the Five Forts reveal about the Long Night and Azor Ahai? What are the dark mysteries of Asshai?

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Comments • 4 229

  • Alt Shift X
    Alt Shift X   8 months back

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    • Sami Sijan
      Sami Sijan  5 days back

      @Anonymous no

    • Cason
      Cason  1 months back

      Tom Heinrich yes! i had no idea it was going on. JUST TAKE MY MONEY

    • Tom Heinrich
      Tom Heinrich  1 months back

      Cason Same question! I’d LOVE the book, and I simply missed the boat. :(

  • Deepam Anand Singh
    Deepam Anand Singh  7 days back

    I hope that the new sequel will have these in it😇

    • Olav Langli
      Olav Langli  1 weeks back


      • Hurmeri
        Hurmeri  1 weeks back


    • Real Life War
      Real Life War  2 weeks back

      Suddenly, white walkers seems like children’s play

      • Valiyev Yusif Y4673731
        Valiyev Yusif Y4673731  2 weeks back

        Tywin Lannister:I am the richest and most powerful man in the world
        Yi Ti emperor: Hold my Golden Castle)

        • tej patel
          tej patel  2 weeks back

          "When an ice dragon dies, they melt so nobody can find them."

          Well isn't that convenient...

          • Harper Lewis
            Harper Lewis  2 weeks back

            7:27 Vaes Kekilli (Sibel)

            *I see what you did there*

            • Here we stand
              Here we stand  3 weeks back

              5 forts: Great Chinese wall
              Ice desert: desert of Gobi
              Jogos Nhai( I'm not sure it's written like this): mongols

              • Cyka Blyat
                Cyka Blyat  3 weeks back

                Where do u get this info from?

                • Undead Hunter
                  Undead Hunter  3 weeks back

                  This guy is like vatti vidya only for game of thrones instead of dark souls.

                  • C Dio00426
                    C Dio00426  4 weeks back

                    Ibeness are short and strong people.
                    Sounds like a bunch of Tyrion’s kids if you ask me

                    • I am Yours; You are Mine

                      Leng=Hong Kong

                      • I am Yours; You are Mine

                        The Bloodstone Warrior=Genghis Khan

                        • I am Yours; You are Mine

                          Sothoryos is Africa, I bet.

                          • Dave Whitney
                            Dave Whitney  4 weeks back

                            There are a lot of similarities ive noticed between the elder scrolls and game of thrones/a song of ice and fire in both there is a western continent that you become farmiliar with quite quickly and a larger mysterious eastern continent which was bareley explored with a million islands and kingdoms inspired by ancient china in it with strange races.

                            • xu yu on
                              xu yu on  4 weeks back

                              Fun fact, Yi Ti means dead body in Chinese.

                              • Ham Fitness
                                Ham Fitness  1 months back

                                I hope they get to explore some of Sothoryos in the Prequel. Would be cool to see

                                • chitownboyz
                                  chitownboyz  1 months back

                                  You mean strange places in a song of ice and fire! You know damn well game of thrones world building isn't to the level of the books

                                  • The Real Viper
                                    The Real Viper  1 months back

                                    The Valyrian empire reminds me of the Ancient Greek empire.

                                    • The Real Viper
                                      The Real Viper  1 months back

                                      The Sarnor sounds like the Babylonians.

                                      • The Real Viper
                                        The Real Viper  1 months back

                                        Geralt would have a lot of work in Essos and Southyros.

                                        • aina-louisa carter
                                          aina-louisa carter  1 months back

                                          Why is the scp foundation at my door?

                                          • John Ford
                                            John Ford  1 months back

                                            Absolutely awesome, thank you.

                                            • Brickbon Brickbotop
                                              Brickbon Brickbotop  1 months back

                                              Sothoryos is just the Minecraft Far Lands

                                              • EzioIlMentore
                                                EzioIlMentore  1 months back

                                                More like Nopethoryos

                                                • Anarchist Xomburg
                                                  Anarchist Xomburg  1 months back

                                                  'Uncomfortable race undertones' I was thinking that the whole video xd

                                                  • shivang patel
                                                    shivang patel  1 months back

                                                    "These questions are central to the final season of game of thrones" oh you thought

                                                    • THE ANGRY MARINE
                                                      THE ANGRY MARINE  1 months back

                                                      This needs to be another series or a game.

                                                      • artixneo The IV
                                                        artixneo The IV  1 months back

                                                        pretty sure it's Malekith , The King of Naggarond reside in asshai

                                                        • Spectre
                                                          Spectre  2 months back

                                                          Man, I'd kill for a 3840x1080 version of that map

                                                          • Bunny
                                                            Bunny  2 months back

                                                            If only we got to see these places in the show

                                                            • bill logo
                                                              bill logo  2 months back

                                                              am i the only one who believes that Game of Thrones is a world that had the internet , submarines, space travel etc but its a post apocalytic

                                                              • Symphony Sonic
                                                                Symphony Sonic  2 months back

                                                                THANK YOU 🙏 game of thrones left out the most interesting aspects of the world building 😖😩😠

                                                                • Dawud Rana
                                                                  Dawud Rana  2 months back

                                                                  So your telling me that Cersei was excited to get elephants when there were zorses, wyverns, fricking dinosaur, unicorns, and etc?

                                                                  • facra games
                                                                    facra games  2 months back

                                                                    Wow thats really wonderfull world. Not just about the throne. Ugh

                                                                    • Dick Hippo
                                                                      Dick Hippo  2 months back

                                                                      Why does this make me want to read the books

                                                                      • T.Y
                                                                        T.Y  2 months back

                                                                        What’s west of Westeros? The Resteros.

                                                                        • Gavrilo Princip
                                                                          Gavrilo Princip  2 months back

                                                                          It would be amazing if they made an animated show about lomas longstrider travelling the asoiaf world.

                                                                          • Dragons Thanos
                                                                            Dragons Thanos  2 months back

                                                                            lol "Bonetown"

                                                                            • Robert R
                                                                              Robert R  2 months back

                                                                              The King in Yellow and Carcosa predates Lovecraft, although he was clearly inspired by it.

                                                                              • nvmbal
                                                                                nvmbal  2 months back

                                                                                I would absolutely love to see a series who focuses on these themes. Would be so interesting!

                                                                                • Amira Foad
                                                                                  Amira Foad  2 months back

                                                                                  "These questions are central to the final season of Game of Thrones"
                                                                                  D&D: sUbVeRt eXpEcTaTiOnS

                                                                                  • some oomph
                                                                                    some oomph  2 months back

                                                                                    Strait outta Lovecraft
                                                                                    Crazy muthafucka named Cthulhu
                                                                                    From the sea comes deep ones with attitude

                                                                                    • Chaotic Energy
                                                                                      Chaotic Energy  2 months back

                                                                                      Wow it’s crazy how much GOT forgot. Can’t believe they never even mentioned Sothoryos. GRRM has an incredible imagination

                                                                                      • teodor rychvalský
                                                                                        teodor rychvalský  2 months back

                                                                                        Lets all take a moment and appreciate this masterpiece GRRM created

                                                                                        • ΒΑΣΙΛΕΙΟΣ ΠΙΚΟΥΝΗΣ

                                                                                          Meenwhile in Westeros we have wolfs and bears

                                                                                          • Tender JC
                                                                                            Tender JC  2 months back

                                                                                            I saw saitama 😂

                                                                                            • Tender JC
                                                                                              Tender JC  2 months back

                                                                                              I saw saitama 😂