Why the Golden Company Is Such a Big F*cking Deal to Cersei on Game of Thrones

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Why the Golden Company Is Such a Big F*cking Deal to Cersei on Game of Thrones
Warning: Got spoilers ahead! Proceed with caution.

The war between the two queens continues to heat up (literally) on Game of Thrones, even as a frozen, undead army descends from beyond the Wall.

Think back to the Loot Train Battle in the season seven episode "The Spoils of War" - Cersei deals with her first major defeat, but it might not have been a total failure for the Mad Queen in training. In that episode, Randyll Tarly notes that the gold the Lannister army takes from Highgarden is already safely within the walls of King's Landing. Cersei then uses that influx of gold to pay her debts and borrow enough money from the Iron Bank to hire the Golden Company. "Ok but what even is the Golden Company," you might ask? They are a sellsword company said to be 20,000 strong. Based in Essos, this band of exiles has a stellar
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