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Bernard
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Title Septon
Allegiance Faith of the Seven
House Peake
House Targaryen
Book(s) Fire & Blood (mentioned)

Bernard was a septon during the reign of King Aegon III Targaryen. He was regarded as a pious fool.[1]

History

Septon Bernard was related to Lord Unwin Peake of Starpike. Bernard was descended from a younger sister of Lord Peake's great grandfather.[2]

When Lord Unwin Peake became Hand of the King, he decided to replace Septon Eustace with a younger man, Bernard. After Lord Peake left the Red Keep, Bernard remained behind.[2]

When Prince Viserys, wife gave birth to a son, Bernard anointed the child with the seven sacred oils in the royal sept. Septon Bernard wrote down Lord Thaddeus Rowan's confession as the man was being tortured. During the plot against House Rogare in 135 AC, Bernard tried to persuade King Aegon III to leave Maegor's Holdfast during the secret siege. Bernard was later named as being an accomplice to the plot. Bernard eventually confessed to his involvement, citing his hatred of the Lysene and their foreign god's.[1]

The High Septon wrote asking that Bernard be spared execution so he may repent. King Aegon obliged and Bernard was gelded and sent to walk barefoot from King's Landing to Oldtown with his manhood hung around his neck. He spent the rest of his life as a scribe copying holy books at the Starry Sept, after being made to take a vow of silence.[1]

Writings

Septon Bernard left no records from his life at King Aegon III's court. He preferred to write and compose sacred music, which according to Archmaester Gyldayn was appallingly written.

Family

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Son
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Daughter
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Son
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Unknown
woman
 
 
 
 
 
Lord Peake
 
Unknown
wife
 
Gedmund
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Mervyn
Flowers
 
Unwin
 
Unknown
3 wives
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Son
 
Bernard
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Titus
 
Myrielle
 
Daughter
 
Unknown
husband
 
2 Daughters
 
2 Sons
 
Amaury
 
 


References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Fire & Blood, The Lysene Spring and the End of Regency.
  2. 2.0 2.1 Fire & Blood, Under the Regents - War and Peace and Cattle Shows.