Master-at-arms is a position charged with training garrisons, as well as noble children, in fighting skills. Masters-at-arms are often deadly warriors or knights. They can provide blunted weapons for training instead of live steel. Masters-at-arms are present at most castles in the Seven Kingdoms, including the Night's Watch, although they are not used by the crannogmen.
Ser Quentyn Ball, a master-at-arms at the Red Keep, supported Daemon I Blackfyre during the First Blackfyre Rebellion.
Ser Willem Darry helped train Prince Rhaegar Targaryen, and he later helped Prince Viserys and Princess Daenerys Targaryen escape for Braavos before the assault on Dragonstone.
A Game of Thrones
Jon Snow has a contentious relationship with the master-at-arms of Castle Black, Ser Alliser Thorne.
A Clash of Kings
Dagmer Cleftjaw, the master-at-arms of Pyke, joins Theon Greyjoy in the harrying of the Stony Shore.
A Feast for Crows
With Ser Aron Santagar dead, Queen Regent Cersei Lannister refuses to name Ser Loras Tyrell as the new master-at-arms of the Red Keep.
A Dance with Dragons
Jon, now Lord Commander of the Night's Watch, names the wildling Leathers as the new master-at-arms for Castle Black.
Your squire looks in need of sustenance as well. He is so scrawny that all his hair has fallen out. We'll have him share a cell with other boys of his own age. He'll like that. My master-at-arms can train him in all the arts of war.
Ser Quentyn Ball was the master-at-arms at the Red Keep. He taught my father and my uncles how to fight. The Great Bastards too.
- ↑ A Game of Thrones, Chapter 30, Eddard VII.
- ↑ A Clash of Kings, Chapter 66, Theon VI.
- ↑ 3.0 3.1 A Feast for Crows, Chapter 24, Cersei V.
- ↑ Fire & Blood, The Sons of the Dragon.
- ↑ 5.0 5.1 5.2 The Mystery Knight.
- ↑ 6.0 6.1 A Clash of Kings, Chapter 37, Theon III.
- ↑ A Game of Thrones, Chapter 7, Arya I.
- ↑ 8.0 8.1 A Game of Thrones, Chapter 19, Jon III.
- ↑ A Clash of Kings, Chapter 28, Bran IV.
- ↑ A Storm of Swords, Chapter 8, Daenerys I.
- ↑ A Game of Thrones, Chapter 3, Daenerys I.
- ↑ A Game of Thrones, Chapter 26, Jon IV.
- ↑ A Clash of Kings, Appendix.
- ↑ A Dance with Dragons, Chapter 58, Jon XII.
- ↑ The Sworn Sword.