We’re still several months away from the spring premiere of the next season of HBO’s Game Of Thrones, which means that the vast Internet GoT Tribute Machine is currently in its “Dormant” setting. Still, every now and then something will creep out of the sleeping leviathan: Case in point, this lovely animation, set to the song “A Lannister Always Pays His Debts” (a sweeping, uptempo version of Westeros’ least-requested wedding song, “The Rains Of Castamere”) from the show’s soundtrack.


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The video was put together by French animation firm Blackmeal, and manages to check in with almost all of the show’s major characters, and features many of its most iconic moments. The sweeping pans and abstracted, faceless figures give the impression that all of Westeros is a giant storybook, albeit one with a higher than average share of decapitations and ice zombies.

A warning, though: It just wouldn’t be Game Of Thrones without someone striding disinterestedly past some gratuitous nudity, so if you work somewhere that would object to paying you for time spent looking at cartoon nipples, you might want to save the video until you get home.


[via Uproxx]