Chief gaoler

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The chief gaoler is one of the overseers of the dungeons in the Red Keep and answers to the King's Justice. He has authority over the chief undergaoler.[1] The Chief Gaoler's chambers are located between the ground floor of the Traitor's Walk and the entrance to the dungeons.[2]


The most recent Chief Gaoler of the Red Keep had been a cloth merchant who had purchased the office from Petyr Baelish during the reign of King Robert I Baratheon. After Robert's death, he sought to put Stannis Baratheon on the Iron Throne. For this, he was imprisoned on the orders of King Joffrey I Baratheon, together with his co-conspirators, known as the 'Antler Men', and used as a catapult projectile by King Joffrey during the early hours of the Battle of the Blackwater.[2][3][4]