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HBO Wants 'Thrones' Fans to 'Take the Oath'

5 Feb, 2013 By: John Latchem


To promote the Feb. 19 DVD and Blu-ray release of Game of Thrones: The Complete Second Season, HBO is rallying fans to take the show’s Night’s Watch Oath online.

Within the mythology of the fantasy series, the Night’s Watch is a garrison of soldiers tasked with guarding the kingdoms of Westeros from incursions by the mysterious northern realms.

The Web page MyWatchBegins.com allows visitors to swear a communal pledge of honor and service to the Night’s Watch through Feb. 18. Actor Kit Harington, who plays Jon Snow, will lead fans through the oath, and upon completion it will be integrated into the chorus of other voices. Fans can single out their voice and share their pledge through social media outlets such as Facebook, Twitter and Tumblr. They can also search for other voices.

A compilation of all recorded vows will be shared in celebration of the Feb. 19 DVD and Blu-ray release.

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