Sansa attends King Joffrey’s first court session, where the herald reads off the names of all the lords and knights who must bend the knee to him. Most of them are not present and don’t intend to give fealty. Sansa is shunned by others who believe her father a traitor to the crown. Cersei and Janos Slynt are named to the King’s council, and Slynt is raised to lord and granted Harrenhal as his castle. Next, Cersei has Ser Barristan removed from the Kingsguard, but the knight, before storming out of the hall in disgust, throws his sword and white cloak at the foot of the Iron Throne, vows he can still cut down the five Kingsguard present, as they don’t even deserve to wear the white cloaks if they are willing to serve under command of the Kingslayer, who is to take his place as Lord Commander, and then departs, though Joffrey orders Selmy seized after the knight makes a comment about Stannis taking the throne in the heat of the moment.The Hound is given a position with the Kingsguard, the first of the renowned white swords to be elevated to the position even though he is not a knight. Sansa comes forward to beg leniency for her father, and Cersei says that if Ned admits his guilt and swears fealty he will be granted mercy.
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