Game of Thrones' George R.R. Martin will kill you for $20,000 (in a literary sense)

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If you're a character in Game of Thrones, you're always in mortal danger ... even from bears. Now YOU could be one of those perpetually threatened characters! (HBO)

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fans with a spare $20,000 lying around could experience the joy of being written into a future novel - and then killed in some brutal, horrifying way.

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creator George R.R. Martin has launched a new fundraising campaign to support two of his hometown charities - the Wild Spirit Wolf Sanctuary and The Food Depot, both based in Santa Fe, New Mexico. The sanctuary houses rescued wolves (an animal that Martin has always admired), while the food depot provides meal programs for local residents in need. The fantasy author, who also serves as a writer and producer on episodes of the massively popular HBO TV adaptation, is offering several different prizes for donations to the causes.

For $350, you'll receive a signed map of Westeros, the fictional world where Game of Thrones takes place. Donating $1,200 will get you a handwritten thank you note. (Although who knows how long that will take?) And for $20,000, Martin will name a character after you in one of the remaining unpublished books.

"You can choose your character's station in the world (lordling, knight, peasant, whore, lady, maester, septon, anything) and you will certainly meet a grisly death!" the prize description reads.

Martin said that one male and one female character will be available for the, uh, unique honour. So if you're a Thrones fan who always looked up to Ned Stark, this may be your chance to fictionally follow in his footsteps. Below is a clip of some of the many ways your character could die! (Warning: The scenes are violent. Of course.)