Dave Goldblatt, a 30-year-old Facebook employee, has won a contest to have a Game of Thrones character named after him.
The character will be introduced in a chapter in one of the upcoming books–“A Song of Ice and Fire”–from author George R.R. Martin.
The character will eventually die.
Goldblatt was joined in the top tier of winners by a female, who will have a woman in the book named after her. The woman has thus far decided to remain anonymous.
The winners will choose their “character’s station in the world (lordling, knight, peasant, whore, lady, maester, septon, anything) and you will certainly meet a grisly death!” according to Prizeo.
Goldblatt chose “Valryian,” a people famous for their indestructible steel.
“You read some piece of fiction and for whatever reason you think one particular character or race is cool – and for whatever reason, I thought the Valyrians were cool,” he told ABC.
“I’m hoping in future books we get to see more of them.”
As for whether Martin will in some way change Goldblatt’s name for the character to make it fit in better to the universe, Goldblatt said he’s not sure.
Goldblatt paid $20,000 to Prizeo, which randomly chose the winners of the drawing.
It has raised over $200,000 so far.
All the money will go to charity.