Demigods’ names are homage to Martin

Elden Ring was developed by FromSoftware and Hidetaka Miyazaki, but the mythology behind the work was created by George RR Martin, writer of A Song of Ice and Fire (Game of Thrones). Apparently, the author has put his signature in a very peculiar way in the game: the names of gods and demigods are all based on their initials.

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Character from Elden Ring.

according to PC Gamerwho reported the easter egg, the four main demigods are Godfrey, Radagon, Rennala, and Marika. Combining the initials, it’s possible to get “GRRM”, not unlike “George Raymond Richard Martin” — if that wasn’t intentional, then it’s a huge coincidence.

Not only that, but it seems that most Elden Ring antagonists have G, R, or M in their initials: Godfrey, Godwyn, Godrick, Rennala, Radagon, Radahn, Rykard, Ranni, Renna, Morgott, Mogh, Marika, Malenia, Miquella and Maliketh. Anyway, there are also many other characters with different letters at the beginning of the name.

Speaking to Game Informer in late January, Miyazaki said Martin would be “shocked” by the direction some characters have taken. According to the dev, the first sketches were focused on “humans and heroes, but flawed in their journeys and adventures”.

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