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Expanded Royal Court of King's Landing

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I was bored, and decided to expand King's Landing bureaucracy.

Please note, that most of these positions come from Linda and Elio's Asoiaf game, Blood MUSH.





Steward - The steward's role involves managing the household for the king, overseeing a wide number of aspects and drawing from the king's personal household funds to see it take place. He oversees the servants, he helps arrange the king's daily schedule of audiences and meetings, he helps arrange the logistical aspects when the king chooses to travel outside of the city. The steward is a closely-trusted aide who alleviates many of the day-to-day tasks the king would otherwise have to see to. This is a Major Office.


Master of Games - A subordinate of the steward, the master of games is in charge of the details of arranging tourneys, races, and other such sports for the court. This is a Lesser Office.


Master of Feasts - A subordinate of the steward, the master of feasts is in charge of the details of arranging royal feasts, and has a daily role in helping to oversee the royal kitchens. This is a Lesser Office


Master of Horse - The master of horse maintains the king's stables and studs. This includes all the horses that the king's household needs, from the horses used to cart goods to the hunters and destriers of knights, squires, and so on. In a military campaign, the master of horse may have a significant role in overseeing the process of cataloging and valuing all horses knights and soldiers in the king's army bring with them, to properly record how much the king must pay in case of loss. This is a Minor Office.


Master-at-arms - The master-at-arms oversees training of the castle's pages and squires, and makes sure that the king's household knights are maintaining their readiness. A secondary role of the master-at-arms is managing and overseeing the king's armory in the Red Keep. This is a Minor Office.


Keeper of the Royal Seal - responsible for safeguarding the royal seal and using it to authenticate official documents.


Keeper of the Rolls - responsible for the preservation and maintenance of official records and documents. Ensuring the safekeeping of rolls, charters, and other important written materials.


Royal Huntsman - The royal huntsman oversees and arranges hunts for the king. This includes hiring huntsmen, and interacting with the king's falconers and kennel keepers. They receive funds to carry out these tasks, as well as a limited license to hunt for their own pleasure in the kingswood, or to sell these licenses to others who wish to hunt there. This is a Lesser Office.




Office of the Hand:

The Hand of the King - The Hand speaks with the king's voice. He can carry out all tasks that the king himself might perform, from leading armies to sitting the Iron Throne, all in the king's name. This is a Greater Office.

Captain of the Hand's Guard - Head of the Hand's guards, the captain oversees their training and readiness. This is a Lesser Office.

Steward - The Hand's steward arranges his household and his activities. This is a Lesser Office.


Small Council:


Hand of the King, the chief advisor of the king and the second-most powerful man in the realm

Grand Maester, a representative from the Citadel who advises the king on any matter concerning governance.

Master of coin, head of the treasury and finances of the kingdom

Master of laws, an expert in the laws of the realm

Master of works, oversees the construction, maintenance of buildings and infrastructure projects. Harvesting, storage, and distribution of grain, as well as setting prices and regulating trade.

Master of war, the realm's chief strategist and military commander.

Master of ships, commander of the royal fleet

Master of whisperers, the spymaster and gatherer of information

Lord Commander of the Kingsguard, leader of the Kingsguard



Royal Treasury:

Master of Coin - head of the treasury

Keeper of the Royal Ledger - responsible for maintaining accurate records of all financial transactions within the kingdom. This includes tracking income and expenses, managing accounts payable and accounts receivable, and preparing financial books and reports.

Teller of the Receipt: responsible for receiving and recording all revenues that came into the Treasury, including taxes, fines, and other forms of income.

Teller of the Issue: responsible for issuing payments from the Treasury, including payments to the Crown's creditors, as well as payments to the royal household and other officials.

The Clerk of the Pells: responsible for recording and managing the Crown's debts and credits, and for issuing payments to the Crown's creditors.

Harbormaster of King's Landing - Chief of the busy port at King's Landing, they oversee customs sergeants and others. They have a role in seeing who gets what berths, who has access to the royal shipyard among non-royal ships, and help to arrange transport of freight from ships to the dock warehouses. This is a Minor Office.

Customs Sergeants - Officers in charge of assessing the value of cargos to be transferred through the port of King's Landing, and determining what customs duties are required. This is a Lesser Office.

Keepers of the Keys - The four Keepers of the Keys literally control the keys that open certain doors and chests that belong to the king's household. Broadly speaking, this extends to having the responsibility of overseeing the items that these locks guard. One holds charge of the king's jewels, another has charge of the king's purse -- those funds that the king keeps purely for his own interests, another still commands the key to the armory (and so associates closely with the Master-at-Arms), and the last holds the keys to the king's manors outside of the city. With each office, there come responsibilities, including hiring of assistants, overseeing investments of personal wealth, acquiring such things as the king desires. This is a Minor Office.

King's Counter - Subordinate most directly involved in managing the taxation of the realm, making sure that all that ought to be coming in in tax revenue comes in as intended. Royal tax assessors, tax farmers (men who pay to "farm" the royal tax for a lump sum, on the expectation that they'll be able to turn a profit), and so on are in their employment. This is a Major Office.

Tax Assessors - Individuals tasked with assessing royal taxes and seeing to their collection. Licenses to carry out this task are often sold, with those purchasing the license allowed to keep what they collect, in which case they are called tax farmers and are not direct subordinates of anyone. This is a Lesser Office.

King's Scales - Official keeper of the royal weights and measures, and enforcing them as the standard throughout the realm. Various kinds of factors -- wool, wine, spice factors -- are in his employment, and they play a more direct role in assessing tariffs and duties. This is a Major Office.

Factors - The various factors under the King's Scales range in levels of importance. However, the chief factors help to sell various goods produced by the royal lands -- wool from the king's flocks, wine from the king's few vineyards, and so on. They also purchase such goods for the king's household, particularly spices, which is almost entirely imported. This is a Minor Office.

Warden of the Mint - responsible for safeguarding the minting facilities, precious metals, and coin stocks from theft, counterfeiting, or other unauthorized activities. Conducting regular inspections and assays to ensure the accuracy, weight, and purity of coins. Verifying the quality of the minted coins and taking action against any deviations from standards. 

Master of the Mint - responsible for overseeing the operation of the royal mints. Designing the coins and creating the dies used for striking them. Managing the minting facilities, coordinating the work of coiners and mint workers. 

Clerk of the Mint - Maintaining detailed records of the mint's operations, including coin production, distribution, and financial transactions. Handling the administrative aspects of the mint, managing the budget, procuring raw materials such as precious metals, and maintaining records related to coin production, distribution, and inventories.



Office of Laws:

Master of Laws - The master of laws oversees the law of the realm, committing any changes to the records and maintaining the codices. They are advisory and supervisory in their role, and are not themselves justiciars -- they do not try cases or pronounce judgments, except in so far as is appropriate to their own rank (i.e. a lord who is master of law would still try cases within his own lands). They also carry the task of overseeing the specific legal apparatus of King's Landing, reducing the work the king himself must carry out in hearing petitions. This is a Greater Office.

Keeper of the Texts - records all legal decrees, laws, judgments, precedents and historical events relevant to the Crown. This includes marriages, births, deaths, and any significant legal disputes.

High Reeve - The chief judge of King's Landing, although their writ runs purely to low justice. Murder, treason, and crimes potentially meriting execution are high justice, and are dealt with by the king and his Hand in the city. This is a Major Office.

Reeve - A lesser judge, carrying out rulings on cases of low justice. This is a Lesser Office.

High Bailiff - The High Bailiff leads the bailiffs that act for the High Reeve. They are like the city watch, but purely under the authority of the High Reeve and the Master of Laws. Their origins relate to a dispute between a past master of laws and the Commander of the City Watch. This is a Minor Office.

Bailiff - A member of the High Bailiff's command, the bailiffs investigate and gather information concerning cases that are or may be before the reeves. This often puts them in conflict with the City Watch. This is a Lesser Office.

Chief Coroner - overseeing the investigation and certification of deaths of important individuals or ones related to mass disasters that occur within the coroner’s jurisdiction.

King's Justice - The king's executioner, he also oversees the royal dungeons and gaols. This is a Minor Office.

Chief Gaoler - Directly supervising the gaols, they hire undergaloers and keep track of the prisoners. This is a Lesser Office.

Lord Confessor - The king's torturer. This is a Minor Office.

Justiciar - A handful of men holding powers of high justice directly from the king, authorized to try matters involving pits and gallows. They travel around the Seven Kingdoms, commissioned by the king to bring his justice to those parts of the realm that require it. One common task is to call an open court in various areas where there have been complaints about the rule of local lords or knights, to hear complaints and make judgments. The justiciar's power can bring them into open conflict with lords, and some lords began their rebellions by murdering a justiciar who had attempted to force the king's law upon them. This is a Major Office



Office of Works:

Master of Works.

Surveyor of Royal Gardens - responsible for overseeing the maintenance and design of the royal gardens and parks.

Paymaster of the Works - in charge of budgeting for building projects, ordering and purchasing materials, and ensuring that all payments were made on time and in accordance with established procedures. Responsible for keeping detailed records of all financial transactions and presenting regular reports to the Master of Works.

Architect of the Works - responsible for designing and overseeing the construction of the Crown's buildings and royal residences.

Keeper of the King's Roads: responsible for maintaining and repairing the roads that were used by the monarch when traveling between royal residences.

Keeper of the King’s Port: responsible for the administration and upkeep of the port in King’s Landing.

Clerk of the Works: responsible for coordinating and overseeing the daily work of the craftsmen and laborers employed by the Office of Works. Responsible for ensuring that materials and supplies were ordered and delivered as needed.

Keepers of the granaries: responsible for the day-to-day operations of the granary, including the receipt and storage of grain, the allocation of grain to various users, and the maintenance of the granary building and equipment.

Warden of the Market: oversees public markets. Makes sure that people are using the right weights and measures, measured land, and helps to settle disputes between people who are buying and selling.



Office of Navy:

Master of Ships: commander of the royal fleet

Commander of the SeaWatch - Head of the patrol fleet that specifically guards the waters of Blackwater Bay in the vicinity of King's Landing, stretching up towards Crackclaw Point, the shores of the kingswood, and Massey's Hook. This is a Minor Office.

Royal Shipwright - Often a tradesman, the shipwright oversees the royal shipyard at King's Landing and the building of his galleys. This is a Minor Office.

Royal Captains - Commanders of the king's war galleys. This is a Lesser Office.

Keeper of the King's Storehouse: responsible for managing and safeguarding the weapons, armaments, and other supplies stored for the use of the navy.

Keeper of the King's Galley: responsible for managing the docking, maintenance, and repairs of the galleys. Additionally, they may have been involved in the recruitment and organization of the crew members serving on these vessels.

Clerk of the Navy: responsible for maintaining detailed records of the navy's ships, personnel, supplies, and financial transactions. Documenting the procurement and distribution of naval provisions, and ensuring that the necessary paperwork was completed for the maintenance and repair of ships.




Commander of the City Watch - Head of the city watch, the commander maintains a force of 2,000 men to police the city and maintain the peace. This is a Major Office.

Officer of the Gate - One of the seven senior officers in command of the seven gates of the city, they oversee policing in the quarters of the city adjoining their gate. This is a Minor Office.

Officer of the City Watch - One of a few score officers of the City Watch. This is a Lesser Office.

Commander of the Road Watch - Head of the Road watch, the commander of a force of 1,000 men who police and maintain the peace on the King’s Roads. This is a Major Office.

Officers; Officer of the King’s Road, Officer of the Gold Road, Officer of the Rose Road.

Warden of Crackclaw Point - A deputy of the king assigned the duty of making sure the knights and lords of Crackclaw Point are able and prepared to answer his call. The petty lords and knights of the region are fiercely loyal to the Targaryens, but also famously insular and given to feuding, making the task of the warden more difficult. The warden must occasionally attempt to put an end to such feuding, as well as assisting when there are conflicts with certain lords of the narrow sea who attempt to impose taxes on the inhabitants, as has happened from time to time. Crackclaw Point, barren and often lawless as it is, also has several coves where smugglers are known to frequent. This is a Major Office.

Deputy Warden of Crackclaw Point - The warden's right hand. This is a Minor Office.

Officers of Crackclaw Point - Knights and men-at-arms in the pay of the warden to police Crackclaw Point and carry out his commands. This is a Lesser Office.

Warden of the Kingswood - A deputy of the king assigned the duty of making sure that the kingswood is maintained for the king's pleasure, and that peace is kept within its lands. The warden oversees matters related to forestry, hunting, and fishing in this area. They are given funds to hire foresters and knights to prevent banditry and poaching, as well as certain privileges related to hunting and logging in the wood. This is a Major Office.

Deputy Warden of the Kingswood - The warden's right and left hands. One is charged with command of the foresters, the other with matters related to the game that the king hunts. Each works to make sure no illict logging or poaching takes place. This is a Minor Office.

Officers of the Kingswood - Knights and men-at-arms in the pay of the warden to police and maintain the kingswood as he commands. This is a Lesser Office.


Edited by maesternewton
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On 2/7/2024 at 9:04 PM, Frey family reunion said:

Would this not be the Grand Maester's duties?

not if you have any sense as the Grand Maester is a kings adviser, he is not a member of the kings household and in fact serves under oaths to another organisation entirely. there is also the practical fact that the Grand Maester is concerned with the realm and is unlikely to have the time.

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