Join the realm with your own sigil
By Ours is the Fury on in Marketing.

HBO has unveiled their latest promotion for season 3: Join the Realm, an online generator that allows fans to choose their own family arms, complete with a house motto. Users may customize their sigil with a variety of options. After you’re done designing your arms, search Twitter hashtag #JoinTheRealm to check out offerings from other fans of the show. As always, Game of Thrones has some of the most creative fans around.

HBO has proven to be a wiz at social media marketing since the first season with their Maester’s Path campaign, and it looks like this year continues the trend.

This is my contribution to “Join the Realm.” I like to give my enemies fair warning because I’m sporting that way.
sigil

Ours is the Fury: One week until the premiere, and the anticipation is building more and more every day. The sigil creator is a fun toy to play around with, while we’re trying to pass the time until March 31st.


62 Comments

  1. Mike Brooks
    Posted March 24, 2013 at 11:16 pm | Permalink

    Wish we could show ours on here!

  2. gobucks
    Posted March 24, 2013 at 11:23 pm | Permalink

    How did you post the image like that? I’m having trouble with mine, I cant seem to save it or open the image in a new tab. Trying to make one and show people!

  3. Ours is the Fury
    Posted March 24, 2013 at 11:26 pm | Permalink

    I ended up just screencapping mine since the generator, like most online generators, can get a bit sticky sometimes. I think the website is overloaded right now. I had to hit Save/Continue a few times before it took.

    As for posting images in comments, you can. It just requires using the right coding. Like this, but without the spaces I added just after the < and before the >

    < img src="yourImageURLgoeshere" >

  4. OzViking
    Posted March 24, 2013 at 11:41 pm | Permalink
  5. gobucks
    Posted March 24, 2013 at 11:46 pm | Permalink
  6. Liam S
    Posted March 25, 2013 at 12:25 am | Permalink

    I got House Bolton :D

  7. Arkash
    Posted March 25, 2013 at 12:27 am | Permalink

    Damn… no ship for icons !

  8. The Dragon Demands
    Posted March 25, 2013 at 12:37 am | Permalink

    It doesn’t let you make a “Bend”, one of the most BASIC patterns in heraldry.

    Now how am I supposed to make Azure, a bend Argent?!

  9. Arkash
    Posted March 25, 2013 at 1:07 am | Permalink
  10. Hexonx
    Posted March 25, 2013 at 1:19 am | Permalink
  11. Hexonx
    Posted March 25, 2013 at 1:33 am | Permalink

    ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
    that was supposed to be an image of my sigil. It showed up under preview but not when I posted. Anyway, it was House Mulder with an Alien head, starburst background and the motto was The Truth is Out There.

  12. Proudwing
    Posted March 25, 2013 at 1:34 am | Permalink

    Description (in case img doesn’t work): my sigil is a skull getting a nail hammered into it. Words, “We are cannon fodder.”

    http://i1190.photobucket.com/albums/z450/AeonFrog/JoinTheRealm_sigil.png

  13. KG
    Posted March 25, 2013 at 1:36 am | Permalink

    They have a really crappy selection of charges.

  14. Panicintrinsica
    Posted March 25, 2013 at 1:56 am | Permalink

    I don’t normally touch this kind of stuff with a 10 meter pole… but mine was just WAY too obvious to pass up.

    http://s21.postimg.org/xqus52xdz/Join_The_Realm_sigil.png

  15. Darquemode
    Posted March 25, 2013 at 2:04 am | Permalink

    I made one year or two ago so I did not use their editor.

    http://oi45.tinypic.com/14eb01w.jpg

    BTW….
    Inside the Wildlings ETA 15 minutes or so.

  16. WildSeed
    Posted March 25, 2013 at 2:07 am | Permalink

    Thanks for the tip. This was fun :D

  17. Khal-A-Bunga
    Posted March 25, 2013 at 2:12 am | Permalink
  18. Darquemode
    Posted March 25, 2013 at 2:14 am | Permalink

    Got somethin’ for ya…
    Game of Thrones – Season 3 – Inside the Wildlings
    http://youtu.be/fT-24tKTIWk

  19. Nezzer
    Posted March 25, 2013 at 2:22 am | Permalink

    Darquemode,

    Wow, six minutes? o.O

    Thank you, Darquemode!

  20. Darquemode
    Posted March 25, 2013 at 2:31 am | Permalink

    Nezzer,

    Yep 6.15 minutes…. and Jon with some serious talon marks!

  21. zod
    Posted March 25, 2013 at 2:34 am | Permalink

    Darquemode,

    Thanks! :)

  22. Nezzer
    Posted March 25, 2013 at 2:39 am | Permalink

    Darquemode:
    Nezzer,

    Yep 6.15 minutes…. and Jon with some serious talon marks!

    Yeah, I paused the video when I saw that. Seems like eagles don’t like Jon Snow. And Jon kneeling before Tormund cracked me up. You know nothing, Jon Snow!

    I wonder who is that guy that appears behidn Mance after he leaves the scene at 4:22. The way the camera focus on him make him look like a realatively important character. Jarl, maybe? Or the Magnar of Thenn?

  23. Khal-A-Bunga
    Posted March 25, 2013 at 2:50 am | Permalink

    Darquemode,

    You’re the man (or woman).

  24. Luke
    Posted March 25, 2013 at 3:17 am | Permalink

    Most marketing (pledge your oath, really?), tie-ins (did we need a beer?), merchandise (anything sold on the HBO website), and games are pretty lame, but this is actually rather neat.

  25. Grijnwaald
    Posted March 25, 2013 at 4:37 am | Permalink

    Here’s my humble House sigil:

  26. Grijnwaald
    Posted March 25, 2013 at 4:42 am | Permalink

    Here’s my humble House sigil:

    http://img132.imageshack.us/img132/5157/jointherealmsigil1.png

    WiC and crew, the image in-bedding system doesn’t seem to work, or at least not for me.

  27. Dornishman
    Posted March 25, 2013 at 5:07 am | Permalink

    Glad to see the House Martell sigil present as an option :)

  28. Grijnwaald
    Posted March 25, 2013 at 5:13 am | Permalink

    It seems that the Game Of Thrones twitter account only re-tweets between certain times, not really fair because us Europeans are mostly in bed at those times so the world cannot see our sigils :(

  29. Tar Kidho
    Posted March 25, 2013 at 5:23 am | Permalink

    Ah, the Maester’s Path, what a great creative idea that was! The anticipation it created over several weeks is something HBO has failed to recreate ever since IMO. Ok, there were the food trucks, but those were too local. And creating a house sigil doesn’t come close by any stretch of the imagination…

  30. kvothe
    Posted March 25, 2013 at 6:12 am | Permalink

    offtopic: there is a REVIEW For first four episodes. by daily beast. says first 2 episodes lay foundation and next two pick up speed. also notes tht this is best till now.

  31. Erinyes
    Posted March 25, 2013 at 6:31 am | Permalink

    This is bullshit! Everything is on bloody faceplant (fb) and I absolutely loath it. I can’t even post it to twitter :(

  32. GerB40
    Posted March 25, 2013 at 6:38 am | Permalink

    My sigil would be two snooker balls in a sock. My words would be “Ya it looks like testicles, so what? Wanna fight??”. Mine enemies would cower in fear.

  33. Ross
    Posted March 25, 2013 at 6:40 am | Permalink

    The wildlings video is great thank you. But I’m just not feeling Hinds as Mance – not sure why, never have. Conversely Tormund seems perfect.

  34. Darquemode
    Posted March 25, 2013 at 6:44 am | Permalink

    Off Topic:
    April’s upcoming HBO OnDemand videos..
    http://oi50.tinypic.com/2s1t2lh.jpg

    April 8 – HBO Buzz: Seaon Preiere – San Francisco / 2-minutes
    April 8 – HBO Buzz: Seaon3 Television Academy / 2-minutes
    April 15 – Season 3 New Characters / 2-minutes

    So keep a look out.

  35. Winter is coming
    Posted March 25, 2013 at 6:45 am | Permalink
  36. Darquemode
    Posted March 25, 2013 at 6:51 am | Permalink

    Ross,

    I agree somewhat….
    I like Hinds as an actor a lot and I think I will be quite happy in the end with Hinds as Mance, but he is a more dour and severe version of Mance than I imagined as I read.

    Hivju as Tormund was never in doubt though.
    Just perfect, even if I pictured Tormund as much older.

  37. Juego de tronos
    Posted March 25, 2013 at 7:07 am | Permalink

    I am going to try it right now =)

  38. Mescalinic
    Posted March 25, 2013 at 7:47 am | Permalink

    hi. i tried to make a little ‘homage’ to that weird passion of yours that i really will never understand :)

    http://i48.tinypic.com/jj1lvq.png

  39. Grijnwaald
    Posted March 25, 2013 at 7:51 am | Permalink

    Mescalinic,

    Thanks, though I’m sure not everyone hates us!

  40. dubq
    Posted March 25, 2013 at 8:00 am | Permalink

    What a random list of choices for “House Location.” USA, a bunch of random European countries (yet no UK or NI), etc. No Canada, etc. WTF?

  41. Hounded
    Posted March 25, 2013 at 8:38 am | Permalink

    Ross,

    He seems fine as beyond-the-wall Mance but I can’t picture him playing the lute and singing when he’s being Abel in Winterfell…

  42. ATG
    Posted March 25, 2013 at 9:22 am | Permalink

    A fun way to past the time until the season begins

  43. ATG
    Posted March 25, 2013 at 10:15 am | Permalink

    Grijnwaald:
    Here’s my humble House sigil:

    http://img132.imageshack.us/img132/5157/jointherealmsigil1.png

    WiC and crew, the image in-bedding system doesn’t seem to work, or at least not for me.

    It looks really good :)

  44. Abyss
    Posted March 25, 2013 at 1:19 pm | Permalink

    David J. Peterson wants to point out an easter egg. ;-)

  45. Selmy
    Posted March 25, 2013 at 1:37 pm | Permalink

    Mescalinic:
    hi. i tried to make a little ‘homage’ to that weird passion of yours that i really will never understand :)

    http://i48.tinypic.com/jj1lvq.png

    Ha ha ha… truer words have never been said ;)

  46. M
    Posted March 25, 2013 at 1:39 pm | Permalink
  47. Selmy
    Posted March 25, 2013 at 1:59 pm | Permalink

    I’m too lazy to do a poster and then put it on photobucket so I’ll just describe it.

    House: Desmeules

    Sigil: A black crow flying over a yellow sun.

    Words: An eye for an eye

  48. Grijnwaald
    Posted March 25, 2013 at 2:47 pm | Permalink

    ATG: It looks really good :)

    Thank you!

  49. Rakdar
    Posted March 25, 2013 at 3:01 pm | Permalink

    No editor has a halfmoon. Ever. My house’s coat of arms is five blood red halfmoons on white and I’d just really like to make one with that beautiful editor. I wish I could turn the images inorder to make the available moon horizontal. Alas, I know nothing.

    Cool idea, though!

  50. katt_sk
    Posted March 25, 2013 at 3:02 pm | Permalink

    My very first post here so it’s great that I can introduce myself properly
    http://i296.photobucket.com/albums/mm177/katt00sk/JoinTheRealm_sigil.png

  51. Jello
    Posted March 25, 2013 at 4:12 pm | Permalink

    House Squidward for the win !

  52. Dave Brownell
    Posted March 25, 2013 at 4:20 pm | Permalink

    https://www.facebook.com/daverbrownhell
    https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=442834392466256&set=a.120985711317794.30192.100002190972624&type=1&theater
    My house and stuff haha, this is so COOL!! I always wanted to do this, and now it’s been made possible XD XD XD

  53. Dave Brownell
    Posted March 25, 2013 at 4:21 pm | Permalink

    M,

    man that’s so metal haha, love it

  54. Dave Brownell
    Posted March 25, 2013 at 4:23 pm | Permalink

    Mescalinic,

    HAHAHAH HOMFG I think you just unintentionally made an awesome meme good sir! get that shit out on the interwebs, cuz that’s funny!

  55. Robert
    Posted March 25, 2013 at 4:48 pm | Permalink

    It would have been awesome to be a landed knight in westeros. Personally I’d pledge fealty to the Hightowers of Oldtown.

    http://postimg.org/image/dxamxbtlj/

  56. GerB40
    Posted March 25, 2013 at 4:56 pm | Permalink

    Selmy,

    Its so annoying but when you see that no comment has been published its kinda hard to resist.. Hurray for house first….

  57. Amanda M
    Posted March 25, 2013 at 5:15 pm | Permalink

    I totally went ridiculous/not-serious (but accurate) with mine, since I originally made it just to show friends XD

    http://i50.tinypic.com/2zdwu1d.jpg

    (Basically I’m a game/computer/phone addict who loves music and has lots of obsessions she constantly forces on people. XD And before I share my obsession with anyone else, I always tell them “It’s life-changing!” or “It’ll change your life”. :P)

  58. Brandon M
    Posted March 26, 2013 at 1:53 am | Permalink

    This was a fun little exercise that I spent WAY too much time on. I threw 4 images together into an overlay to try to get one cohesive image. Here it is:

    http://i48.tinypic.com/smq00m.jpg

  59. erebor
    Posted March 26, 2013 at 1:03 pm | Permalink

    What, no sigil poster for House Gatewatch?

  60. Steve C
    Posted March 26, 2013 at 1:19 pm | Permalink

    Tar Kidho,

    Just wanted to say thanks for always supporting the bottom :)

  61. Nate
    Posted March 30, 2013 at 1:23 pm | Permalink

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