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Renly Baratheon looking quite kingly. The golden look of his armor feels very rich indeed; almost makes me forget that I wish they could have gotten him into the forest green armor described in the novel. That said, I have to smile at the tapestry behind him—it’s done in the style of the Bayeux Tapestry, I think, but is not a reproduction of one of its panels. In particular, note the one fellow who looks like he might be in a turban and the stags on green (though that, I admit, is a fanciful detail—there’s no way that tapestry was newly produced after Renly was crowned).