King's men and queen's men
The king's men and the queen's men are two factions within the court of Stannis Baratheon. The queen's men are those that followed Stannis's wife Selyse Florent in her conversion to the worship of R'hllor, while the king's men are those that kept to the Faith of the Seven.
Queen Selyse Florent was among the first on Dragonstone to convert to the faith of R'hllor, and it was initially at her insistence that Stannis took notice of the red priestess, Melisandre. The "queen's men" take their name from the fact that Selyse is a vocal supporter of Melisandre and of her god, much more fervently than Stannis himself. An alternate interpretation is that the queen they are loyal to is not Selyse but rather Melisandre, who is in many ways closer to Stannis than Selyse. Meanwhile, the "king's men" are also supporters of Stannis's cause, yet have kept the Faith of the Seven and show some mistrust towards Melisandre.
A Storm of Swords
Melisandre's strange faith, aggressive council, and mysterious powers make her unpopular among some of Stannis Baratheon's men. Therefore, the distinction is usually made between this group and those who converted to the faith of R'hllor and follow Selyse Florent and Melisandre closely.
A Dance with Dragons
Known king's men
- Lord Davos Seaworth
- Ser Andrew Estermont
- Ser Gerald Gower
- Ser Rolland Storm
- Lewys the Fishwife
- Ser Triston of Tally Hill
- Omer Blackberry
Known queen's men
- Lord Alester Florent
- Ser Axell Florent
- Ser Richard Horpe
- Ser Godry Farring, the Giantslayer
- Ser Clayton Suggs
- Ser Corliss Penny
- Ser Justin Massey
- Ser Brus Buckler
- Ser Malegorn of Redpool
- Ser Patrek of King's Mountain
- Ser Narbert Grandison
- Ser Benethon Scales
- Ser Dorden the Dour
- Ser Lambert Whitewater
- Ser Perkin Follard
- Lord Sweet
King's men in one corner and queen's men in another, but only a few. It’s too cold for most of them.
One realm, one god, one king! STANNIS! STANNIS! ONE REALM, ONE GOD, ONE KING!—Queen's men
They would as gladly burn me as those logs and broken branches.
- A Storm of Swords, Chapter 54, Davos V.
- A Dance with Dragons, Chapter 42, The King's Prize.
- A Clash of Kings, Chapter 10, Davos I.
- A Dance with Dragons, Chapter 63, Victarion I.
- A Dance with Dragons, Chapter 19, Davos III.
- A Clash of Kings, Chapter 42, Davos II.
- A Dance with Dragons, Chapter 17, Jon IV.
- A Dance with Dragons, Chapter 3, Jon I.
- A Dance with Dragons, Chapter 10, Jon III.