Kaeth

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Kaeth



Title Grand Maester
Born At 175 ᴀᴄ, 176 ᴀᴄ or 177 ᴀᴄ[1]
Died In 257 ᴀᴄ or 258 ᴀᴄ[1], at King's Landing
Book(s) The World of Ice & Fire (mentioned)
A Storm of Swords (mentioned)
A Feast for Crows (mentioned)

Kaeth was a Grand Maester of the Citadel.

History

About 257 ᴀᴄ Kaeth was made Grand Maester at the age of eighty and sent to serve the court of King Aegon V Targaryen in King's Landing. He died within a year of his appointment and was succeeded by Grand Maester Ellendor.[2]

Grand Maester Kaeth wrote the well-regarded work Lives of Four Kings, a detailed history of the reigns of Daeron I, Baelor I, Aegon IV, and Daeron II. Kaeth scants Viserys II terribly, however, as his short reign as king came after Baelor's.[3]

The book is considered to be an excellent treatise of the art of rulership. Ser Kevan Lannister[citation needed] and his nephew Tyrion Lannister[citation needed] are amongst its appreciators, as is Prince Oberyn Martell.[citation needed]

Quotes

Aenys was weak and Maegor was cruel, and Aegon II was grasping, but no king before or after would practice so much willful misrule.[4]

- Kaeth on King Aegon IV Targaryen

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 See the Kaeth calculation.
  2. A Feast for Crows, Chapter 36, Cersei VIII.
  3. A Storm of Swords, Chapter 59, Sansa IV.
  4. The World of Ice & Fire, The Targaryen Kings: Aegon IV.