|Book(s)||Fire & Blood (mentioned)|
Ser Symond served in the Kingsguard during Maegor's reign. After Maegor's mysterious death, the new young king Jaehaerys I Targaryen offered Maegor's surviving Kingsguard a choice between execution or taking the black. Ser Symond chose the latter.
- Fire & Blood, Prince into King - The Ascension of Jaehaerys I.