|Title||Hand of the King|
|Book(s)||A Storm of Swords (mentioned)|
A Storm of Swords
On Dragonstone Davos Seaworth, now Hand of the King to Stannis Baratheon, is concerned that he has risen to high due to his humble origins. He tells Maester Pylos that a king's Hand should be a highborn lord who is wise and learned, a battle commander or a great knight. Pylos reminds Davos of Myles Smallwood, who had been renowned for his courage but failed as Hand.