With the second episode of House of The Dragon dropping in to clear the Monday blues, we are more curious about the little customs the court of Targaryen has.
While we are sure you have already streamed the episode since you have this particular question in mind, if not, we suggest you stream it before you go ahead since we are not a spoiler-free zone.
Why did Rhaenyra choose Criston Cole?
Well, if you really look at that, there wasn’t a better choice than him; he basically managed to fight Daemon and win, so he is more than qualified to be the Kingsguard.
Now, if you can look at it from a girl having a crush that might fit too, he is more than qualified to be a crush too, and we would suggest that they make a good pair if we didn’t know what the future holds for these two.
Anyway, as a guard, there is no better choice than Cole since his competitors were the ones that caught would-be poachers.
Why do they move the sigils while selecting the Kingsguard?
We have lots of new traditions that the Targaryen family follows. From keeping crystal balls while seated in the Small Council to these seven sigils.
Now, after Rhaenyra was sent away to select the Kingsguard since she gave advice to the Small Council, which she shouldn’t since she is not qualified, according to the council, she is sent to choose the one that protects her father and her.
While Ser Harrold makes the introductions to the princess about the candidates for the Kingsgaurd, he keeps bringing sigils of various housed to the center on the table.
So, it looks like a tradition to show which house the candidate belongs to. So, there are seven sigils on the table, belonging to the seven Westeros houses.