When I first realized this, I said out loud, “George, you’re a big jerk.”
The names of all the major gods and demigods of Elden Ring begin with one of the initials of George R.R. Martin. GRRM. How’s that for the big four? Godfrey, Rennala, Radagon, Marika.
If you haven’t already guessed it, this news will contain minor spoilers about the names and relationships of the main Elden Ring characters.
George R. R. Martin, a famous fantasy author, was involved in creating the world of Elden Ring. He formed the core of The Lands Between and its overarching myths. (See “What did George R.R. Martin do for Elden Ring?” for details.) Then Hidetaka Miyazaki and FromSoftware turned that world into Elden Ring.
Martin hid parts of himself in this story, but the most straightforward thing is beautiful on the nose, and the main driving forces and shakers, the main dramatic characters of the story, all have names that begin with one of the initials GRRM. All who wear the eight named Greater Runes have names starting with G, R, or M.
Godfrey marries Marika, and their children are Godwin, Morgoth, and Mog. There is also Godric, a later descendant. Rennala matches Radagon, and their children are Radan, Ricard, Ranni, and Renna. Radon then marries Marika, and they have children, Malenia and Mikella.
Oh, sorry, I forgot Maliket. He goes there too, but I won’t tell you where, because it’s a spoiler town.
Let’s see if George R.R. Martin has anything to say about this other than calling Elden Ring “an epic mega-hit.” He would, right? His name is everywhere.