Sworn shield

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A sworn shield is a warrior who makes an oath to protect an individual, essentially serving as their personal bodyguard. They are usually, but not always knights. The Kingsguard are a specialized and most prestigious type of sworn shield, sworn to the king of Westeros.[1] However, an individual Kingsguard may be appointed the sworn shield of another member of the royal family,[2][3][4][5] and a non-Kingsguard may also serve as the king's sworn shield.[6]

Some sworn shields


Ser Tommard, this man is the prince's sworn shield. He'll kill you![8]


  1. A Clash of Kings, Chapter 31, Catelyn III.
  2. A Clash of Kings, Chapter 20, Tyrion V.
  3. The World of Ice & Fire, The Targaryen Kings: Viserys I.
  4. The Rogue Prince.
  5. 5.0 5.1 Fire & Blood, Birth, Death, and Betrayal Under King Jaehaerys I.
  6. A Feast for Crows, Chapter 24, Cersei V.
  7. The World of Ice & Fire, The Stormlands: House Baratheon.
  8. The Mystery Knight.