James Steller Posted December 23, 2022 Share Posted December 23, 2022 I should have realised this way sooner. At least the Master of Ships has a fleet to look after. At least the Master of Whispers has a spy network. At least the Master of Coin directly manages the Crown's budget. In the wiki, the Master of Laws is given the definition "an expert in the laws of the realm". But who does that describe? In all the years of Targaryen and Baratheon rule, when was there ever an expert on law sitting on the Small Council? I don't recall Renly ever doing anything that seemed to have any affiliation with his job. But for that matter, when did any of the other Masters of Law administer the law? None of them had the qualification to mete out justice the way that the King's Hand does. So what are they even doing on the Small Council? It just feels like something GRRM created in theory but forgot to apply in practice. Or maybe his point is that it is purely ceremonial for some nobleman to feel important. Craving Peaches 1 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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