The house is led by a knight. The only member of the house to appear is Ser Barristan Selmy, called the Bold after riding in a tourney as a mystery knight at the age of 10, Lord Commander of the Kingsguard. Ser Barristan’s name is legendary and greatly respected, as he has done many deeds (such as slaying the last of the Blackfyre Pretenders and the outlaw Simon Toyne). Chosen at the age of twenty-three to join the White Swords, he was the best swordsman in the Seven Kingdoms in his youth and is still one of the best fighting men in the realm despite his age. He cut down a dozen good men at the Trident, friends of Lord Robert Baratheon and Lord Eddard Stark, and would have died had Lord Robert not sent his maester to tend to him.