The Hand of the King
The "Hand of the King" is the most powerful appointed position in the Seven Kingdoms, second only to the King himself. The "Hand" is the King's closest advisor, authorized to make decisions in the King's name. He is the highest-ranking member of the Small Council, and leads meetings of the council as proxy when the monarch is absent.
During the reign of strong and able kings, the Hand is the chief agent for coordinating and carrying out the king's plans. During the reign of weak kings, the Hand is often the real power behind the throne, and the man chiefly responsible for holding the realm together.
Are you the right-hand man of a powerful leader? Or are you behind the scenes pulling the strings? Let this piece serve as a reminder—true leadership is not done alone, choose your king wisely.