But it also gave us a small hint at how the humans of Westeros might finally get a fighting chance in the battle.
Aside from Dany's dragons, the only effective weapons in the war against the dead are Valyrian steel and Dragonglass. For those who need a refresher on why Valyrian steel matters so much, it's the super-rare material used to make Valyrian swords, AKA the only weapons that don't shatter into a million pieces when fighting a White Walker.
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Remember that rad moment at Hardhome when Jon totes owned that White Walker with Longclaw? Yeah. We're gonna need more of those. Like, lots more, STAT.
Up until now, we were lead to believe that there was a finite (and dwindling) number of White Walker-destroying Valyrian weapons. Only a dozen or so known swords, daggers, and axes are scattered among the great houses (plus Brienne, because Jaime hearts Brienne).
Forged with the mysterious magic of Old Valyria, the knowledge of how to create more Valyrian steel was also presumed to have died with the ancient city after the mysterious volcanic event known as the Doom.Read more at Mashable