Secondary Character: Petyr Baelish
Titles: Lord Paramount of the Trident, Lord of Harrenhal, Master of Coin
Petyr Baelish is also known as Littlefinger, not because of the size of his actual fingers, but because he was once a minor lord, his only holding being located on the smallest of ‘The Fingers’, the rocky area on the shores of the Vale of Arryn. In his childhood, he was fostered at Riverrun, where he fell in love with Catelyn Tully. When Catelyn Tully was betrothed to Brandon Stark, Petyr challenged Brandon to a duel. Catelyn knew of Petyr’s love for her, and though she did not love him the way he loved her, she begged Brandon to spare Petyr’s life. Brandon acquiesced to her wishes; he easily won the duel, but left Petyr with scar on the chest. Petyr is now a member of the King’s small council, his financial acumen standing him in good stead as the council’s Master of Coin. He is cunning and ambitious, and a master at court intrigue. For successfully forging the alliance between House Tyrell and House Lannister, Petyr has been rewarded with Harrenhal and also made Lord Paramount of the Trident.