Captain of the guards
Captain of the guards or captain of the guard is a position charged with the command of a castle's household guards. When he is away for a long period of time, a new captain can be appointed at his place. The commander of the garrison is a similar position.
Ser Merrell Bullock was the commander of the castle garrison at Dragonstone during the reign of King Jaehaerys I Targaryen. He was relieved of his position by Princess Rhaena Targaryen in 54 AC.
During the Dance of the Dragons, King Aegon II Targaryen retook Dragonstone from his half-sister, Rhaenyra Targaryen. His men hanged the captain of the guard from the battlements along side Ser Robert Quince, Grand Maester Gerardys, the master-at-arms and the steward of the castle.
Ser Ilyn Payne, Lord Tywin Lannister's captain of the guards during his time at King Aerys II Targaryen's court, had his tongue torn out with hot pincers for saying that it was Tywin who truly ruled the Seven Kingdoms. He later became Robert I Baratheon's King's Justice.
A Game of Thrones
At the start of the series, Jory Cassel has been serving as Winterfell's captain of the guard for more than eight years. He goes south with Lord Eddard Stark and Robb Stark appoints Hallis Mollen as his replacement. Jory is eventually slain in the streets of King's Landing by House Lannister guards under orders from Ser Jaime Lannister. He is replaced by Alyn, who is himself replaced by Tomard, when he leaves the capital with the force led by Lord Beric Dondarrion to bring Ser Gregor Clegane to justice. Tomard is slain by gold cloaks in the throne room of the Red Keep when Eddard is arrested.
A Clash of Kings
A Storm of Swords
A Feast for Crows
A Dance with Dragons
- A Game of Thrones, Chapter 14, Catelyn III.
- A Game of Thrones, Chapter 27, Eddard VI.
- A Game of Thrones, Chapter 22, Arya II.
- A Game of Thrones, Chapter 1, Bran I.
- A Feast for Crows, Appendix.
- The Mystery Knight.
- Fire & Blood, A Surfeit of Rulers.
- Fire & Blood, Birth, Death, and Betrayal Under King Jaehaerys I.
- Fire & Blood, The Dying of the Dragons - Rhaenyra Overthrown.
- The World of Ice & Fire, The Targaryen Kings: Aerys II.
- A Game of Thrones, Chapter 15, Sansa I.
- A Game of Thrones, Chapter 37, Bran V.
- A Game of Thrones, Chapter 35, Eddard IX.
- A Game of Thrones, Chapter 43, Eddard XI.
- A Game of Thrones, Chapter 45, Eddard XII.
- A Game of Thrones, Chapter 49, Eddard XIV.
- A Game of Thrones, Chapter 40, Catelyn VII.
- A Game of Thrones, Appendix.
- A Clash of Kings, Chapter 17, Tyrion IV.
- A Clash of Kings, Chapter 25, Tyrion VI.
- A Clash of Kings, Chapter 64, Arya X.
- A Clash of Kings, Appendix.
- A Storm of Swords, Chapter 37, Jaime V.
- A Storm of Swords, Chapter 72, Jaime IX.
- A Storm of Swords, Chapter 68, Sansa VI.
- A Storm of Swords, Chapter 80, Sansa VII.
- A Feast for Crows, Chapter 12, Cersei III.
- A Feast for Crows, Chapter 32, Cersei VII.
- A Dance with Dragons, Chapter 19, Davos III.