High Septon (stonemason)
The High Septon as depicted in Game of Thrones: Histories & Lore.
Father of the Faithful
His High Holiness
Shepherd of the Faithful
Voice of the Seven on Earth
|Allegiance||Faith of the Seven|
|Died||In 162–170 AC|
The World of Ice & Fire (mentioned)|
A Feast For Crows (mentioned)
During his reign King Baelor I Targaryen had the man, a stonemason by trade, named as the High Septon. He could carve stonework so beautifully that Baelor believed him to be the Smith in human form. While a fantastic stonecarver, this High Septon could not read, write or recite any prayers and must have been ill suited to his new vocation High Septon.
It was rumored that to spare the realm embarrassment, Prince Viserys Targaryen used his position as Hand of the King to have him poisoned, thereby ridding the realm of an ineffectual High Septon. He survived only for a year before a fever took him.