Beware! Here be spoilers related to the final season of Game of Thrones:
Due to changing market conditions, the futures for high end Valyrian Steel and Dragon Glass are trending downward. It seems one Arya Stark made the last practical use of this exotic steel with an expensive dagger known as the Catspaw Blade, previously owned by Little Finger. Interestingly, this same Valyrian Steel dagger that saved the Three Eyed Raven (AKA Bran Stark) was used in an attempt to kill him and frame Tyrion Lannister.
While Valyrian Steel is still rare, its use in shattering White Walkers seems diminished.
So now we mourn those that we lost in the battle of Winterfell:
The mini-lady of Bear Island, Lyanna Mormont, who would have fared better against the giant had she had access to Giant’s Milk in her school lunches.
Beric Dondarrion, the eye patch guy with the burning sword. After his many lives, he is finally sent to pay the big propane bill in the sky.
Theon Greyjoy, after redeeming himself for his past deeds, is killed by the Night King and reunited with his missing pork sausage.
The Night King gets a taste of Arya’s Valyrian Steel dagger and gets all broken up about it.
Ser Jorah died protecting the mother of dragons from the relentless ice zombies. Sadly he never had a chance to make it out of the friend zone.
Melisandre, used her last fire spells to give millions of TV viewers enough light to see the Battle of Winterfell. And also used her last shot of botox. Age comes on fast.
Ice Dragon Viserion, whose destructive breath was at least minty fresh, was taken down with his creator.
There were still those that were not expendable in this Long Night battle for Winterfell. The Hound, who still has to face his brother, The Mountain. Jamie Lannister who still has to face his sister. And baby?
Despite being worth less at the moment, Valyrian Steel swords are still quite rare. These are among the specimens known to still exist in Westeros:
And this seems to end the darkest part of winter. Does that mean that #SpringIsComing?
Guess we won’t need this #dragonglass anymore: