Hand of the King
The Hand of the King is the king's chief advisor and executor of his command in the Seven Kingdoms. Its badge of office is a necklace of golden hands. Possible 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 Iron Throne while doing so. The Hand also sits on the Small Council and will run the council if the king is not present. It is considered by some to be a difficult and unglamorous job of great responsibility.