- This article is about the stonemason. For the title see High Septon (title).
- "Baelor himself appointed a simple-minded stonemason, believing him the Smith reborn."
- ―High Sparrow
A stonemason by trade, he came to the attention of King Baelor Targaryen, who believed him to be the Smith reborn and appointed him as the High Septon of the Faith of the Seven. Following his death, he was succeeded in the position by an eight-year-old boy.
In the books
In the A Song of Ice and Fire novels, the stonemason's original name was Pate. He was so skilled at his craft that Baelor Targaryen believed him to be the Smith in human form and informed the Most Devout of this, appointing him as High Septon. However, Pate could not read, write or recite prayers, and proved completely incapable of performing the duties of the head of the Faith of the Seven. He held the position for only a year before a fever took him, though it was rumored that the Hand of the King, Prince Viserys II Targaryen, poisoned him to spare the realm the embarrassment of having such an ineffectual High Septon.