There’s a Real-Life Inspiration for Game of Thrones’ Valyrian Steel. Here’s How Its Long-Lost Secrets Were Revealed

Apr 22, 2019 - Time Magazine

Warning: This post contains spoilers for Game of Thrones.

As the Game of Thrones saga winds down, Valyrian steel has never been more important. It’s one of the few substances known to kill White Walkers, but only about a half-dozen known characters currently wield weapons made from the magical material — and it’s not possible to make more. That’s because, according to the lore of the show and A Song of Ice and Fire books, the secret for forging the metal was lost long before the Ga...