- "We are the Lords of small matters here."
- ―Petyr Baelish, Master of Coin
The small council is a body which advises the King of the Seven Kingdoms and institutes policy at his command. It is the inner (thus "small") council of the King on the Iron Throne, effectively forming the government cabinet of the Seven Kingdoms. Members are appointed to their position by the King; theoretically they can be dismissed at will by the King, however in practice this might lead to undesirable political fallout. Either the King or his Hand chairs the council and takes note of its recommendations. The Hand is the head of the council and holds the king's proxy when he is not present. Only the King can make the council's decisions into law.
Hand of the KingEdit
The Hand of the King is the king's chief advisor and executor of his command in the Kingdom. Duties of the Hand include commanding the king's armies, drafting laws, dispensing justice, and generally managing the day-to-day running of the kingdom. The Hand may act on the king's behalf when he is indisposed, and sit on the Throne while doing so. The Hand also sits on the small council and will run the council if the king is not present.
List of Hand's of the KingEdit
|I||Calix Baratheon||Aemon I Targaryen||09/15/2012 - 12/25/2012||111 days|
|II||Rupert Tully||Calix I Baratheon||12/26/2012 -|
List of Hand's of the QueenEdit
|I||Myrcella Lannister||Valeria I Stark||10/21/2012 - 12/24/2012||64 days|
|II||Ophelia Baratheon||Myrcella I Lannister||01/21/2013 -|