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The Most Devout are a council of the highest ranking clergy of the Faith of the Seven.


The Most Devout can be identified by their cloth-of-silver vestments and crystal coronals.[1] Although the High Septon is usually elected from among the Most Devout, this is not a requirement.[2] Membership might be limited to septons only.[N 1]


Before the arrival of the Targaryens, the seat of the Faith of the Seven was the ornate Starry Sept in Oldtown.[4] The High Septon and the Most Devout now convene in the Great Sept of Baelor in King's Landing.[1]

Seventy-seven of the Most Devout escorted the High Septon to King's Landing in 49 AC.[5]

Twoscore of the Most Devout died of the Shivers.[6]

Disregarding the Most Devout, a simple stonemason and a young boy were High Septons during the reign of King Baelor I Targaryen.[2]

A third of the Most Devout died during the Great Spring Sickness.[7]

Recent Events

A Feast for Crows

Seven of the Most Devout attend the High Septon before the funeral for Lord Tywin Lannister.[8] After the High Septon's death, the Most Devout meet to choose his successor, but sparrows force the selection of the High Sparrow as the new High Septon.[2]

After being imprisoned by the Faith, Queen Regent Cersei Lannister is asked to confess her sins by Moelle and Unella, septas of the Most Devout.[9]

Known members of the Most Devout

Historical Most Devout

Most Devout during A Song of Ice and Fire


  1. Regarding the inclusion of septas, Ran explained, "I'm inclined to think that the lack of evidence for them, other than the AFfC appendix which seems to have been corrected in ADwD, means no."[3]


  1. 1.0 1.1 A Feast for Crows, Chapter 8, Jaime I.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 A Feast for Crows, Chapter 28, Cersei VI.
  3. The ASOIAF wiki thread – Comment by Ran, August 3, 2018
  4. Fire & Blood, Aegon's Conquest.
  5. 5.0 5.1 Fire & Blood, The Year of The Three Brides - 49 AC.
  6. Fire & Blood, The Long Reign - Jaehaerys and Alysanne: Policy, Progeny, and Pain.
  7. The World of Ice & Fire, The Targaryen Kings: Daeron II.
  8. A Feast for Crows, Chapter 7, Cersei II.
  9. A Feast for Crows, Chapter 43, Cersei X.
  10. Fire & Blood, Heirs of the Dragon - A Question of Succession.
  11. 11.0 11.1 11.2 Fire & Blood, Birth, Death, and Betrayal Under King Jaehaerys I.
  12. 12.0 12.1 12.2 12.3 12.4 12.5 12.6 12.7 A Feast for Crows, Appendix.
  13. 13.0 13.1 13.2 13.3 The ASOIAF wiki thread – Comment by Ran, August 2, 2018