The long wait for Game of Thrones’ home video release is always agony, but at least we get the “Histories and Lore” extras in the mean time. Two of the 15(!) featurettes—detailing Robert’s Rebellion and the Many-Faced God—included in the season 5 release have arrived online, and you can see them here.
The first, debuted by Westeros.org, chronicles the downfall of the Mad King Aerys II Targaryen, and the rise of Robert Baratheon that sets into motion pretty much the entirety of Game of Thrones, as narrated by Barristan Selmy (Ian McElhinney). This is one we’d love to get some flashbacks to in the show, or even a fancy prequel miniseries, but for now we’ll take this quick rundown of its importance (if only to hear poor Ser Barristan again).
The second, which you can see above, comes from Watchers on the Wall. In it, Jaqen H’ghar (Tom Wlaschiha) explains the mysterious Many-Faced God of the House of Black and White, and how the divinity is an aspect of many different faiths and pantheons found in Westeros, Essos, and beyond. It’s not as history-heavy as the Robert’s Rebellion video, but still intriguing.