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Star of the Faith.svg Septon
Star of the Faith.svg
Title Septon
Allegiance Faith of the Seven
Culture Westerosi

Baldrick was a septon of the Faith of the Seven during the reign of King Jaehaerys I Targaryen.


Baldrick was a cunning speaker.[1]


After King Jaehaerys I Targaryen wed his sister, Alysanne, Jaehaerys sent seven preachers to walk the realm and win the small folk over to the marriage, not with swords, but with words. Cunning and quick-witted Septon Baldrick was among these seven. They traveled the realm alone, walking from village to village, telling the smallfolk of Jaehaerys's wisdom and Alysanne's kindness. When challenged on the issue of incest, the seven would say the Valyrians mounted dragons and thus were not like other men, and as such, an exception had to be made.[2]


Hedge Knight: Aye, and if I want to fuck my sister too, do I have your leave?
Baldrick: Go to Dragonstone and claim a dragon. If you can do that, ser, I will marry you and your sister myself.[2]

—Septon Baldrick to a hedge knight

Behind the Scenes

Baldrick might be a reference by George R. R. Martin to Baldrick in the historical comedy Blackadder, whose catch phrase is "I have a cunning plan".


  1. The Rise of the Dragon, The Reign of Jaehaerys I: The Early Reign.
  2. 2.0 2.1 Fire & Blood, A Time of Testing - The Realm Remade.