High Septon (Maekar I)

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High Septon
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Title(s) High Septon
Father of the Faithful
His High Holiness
Shepherd of the Faithful
Voice of the Seven on Earth
Allegiance Faith of the Seven
Book(s) A Clash of Kings (mentioned)

The High Septon was High Septon of the Faith of the Seven during the reign of kings Maekar I and Aegon V Targaryen.[1]


As the succession of King Maekar was not clear at the time of his death in 233 AC, his Hand, Lord Brynden Rivers, called a Great Council to choose the new king. Many lords supported Maekar's eldest living son, Aemon, despite him being a Maester. The High Septon offered to absolve him from his vows but Aemon declined. Aemon's younger brother was chosen instead and ruled as Aegon V Targaryen.[1]