The penultimate season of Game of Thrones is drawing nearer, and the battle is heating up. The second trailer for Season 7 shows the forces gathering for the ultimate showdown and incorporates a warning that if Westeros’ various factions fail to get on the same side, the Night King and his armies might prove victorious.
“Don’t fight in the North, or in the South,” warns Littlefinger (Aidan Gillen) as Sansa (Sophie Turner) walks away from what looks like Winterfell’s godswood. “Fight every battle, everywhere, always.”
It’s followed by shots of characters—Cersei Lannister, Daenerys Targaryen, Jon Snow, Arya Stark—turning or moving toward the camera, as if to face what’s coming, while Littlefinger himself lurks in the shadows. Swords are sharpened, gates are raised, dragons fly—in other words, shit is about to go down.
We close with a warning from Sansa, as a group of warriors form an outward-facing circle: “When the snows fall, and the white wind blows, the lone wolf dies, but the pack survives.”
The trailer doesn’t offer much in the way of revelations, but hey, it’s more exciting than watching ice melt.
Game of Thrones’ new season starts July 16.
*Correction, June 21, 2017: This post originally misspelled character Daenerys Targaryen’s first and last names.