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2.1.3.4. The Small Council
  • The King's Spider is styled lord, and sits on the council. He is master of whisperers (I: 93, 145, 161, 677)
  • The Lord Commander of the Kingsguard has a seat on the small council (I: 145, 677)
  • The master of coin sits on the council (I: 145, 677)
  • The Hand is part of the small council (I: 160)
  • The chambers of the king's small council are richly furnished (I: 161)
  • The Grand Maester of the Seven Kingdoms has a place on the council (I: 162, 676)
  • The Hand sits to the right of the king (I: 162)
  • The small council chambers are near the great outer gate (I: 164)
  • The master of ships and the master of laws hold council seats (I: 676)
  • The master of coin oversees many of the king's officials: the four Keepers of the Keys, the King's Counter and the King's Scales, the officers in charge of mints, harbormasters, tax farmers, customs sergeants, wool factors, toll collectors, pursers, wine factors, and so on (II: 200)
  • There are three royal mints overseen by the Master of Coin (II: 200)
  • Officials in the past have been highborn, and those of middling birth or even foreigners have been rare of non-existent in such positions (II: 200)
  • Some say the rot in King Aerys's reign began with Varys, the Master of Whisperers (III: 411)
  • The small council was said to lick the hand of Lord Bloodraven, Hand of King Aerys I in 211 (TSS: 122)
  • Lord Merryweather appears to have been on the small council before he succeeded Lord Tywin as King Aerys's Hand (IV: 102)
  • Lord Rykker appears to have been on the small council in the latter half of King Aerys's reign (IV: 102)
  • Lord Butterwell was Master of Coin when Aegon IV sat the throne, and then was made Hand for a time by Daeron II, but not for long. During the first Blackfyre Rebellion, his second son fought with the rebels, his eldest with the king, while he kept out of the fighting (TMK: 658)
  • It was said that Elaena Targaryen, sister of Baelor the Blessed, she did most of the work of her second husband, who sat on the small council as master of coin (SSM: 1)