Steely Pate

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Steely Pate
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Steely Pate by Amok ©Roaring Studios

Alias Pate[1]
Title Goodman
Culture Reach

Steely Pate was a blacksmith in the Reach during the reign of King Daeron II Targaryen.

Appearance and Character

Steely Pate was a short man with huge hands, no more than five feet tall. The smith's thick chest and arms were covered in coarse black hair, and he wore a black beard.[1]

Pate was proud of his steel, which was plain looking but strong. Ser Duncan the Tall did not consider the armorer to be humble.[1]

The blacksmith wore a short leather cloak, and sword and anvil were painted on the side of his wagon.[1]


Steely Pate sold Ser Duncan the Tall new armor at the tourney at Ashford Meadow; Duncan sold the palfrey Sweetfoot to Henly so that he could afford the armor.[1] Pate also remade Duncan's oaken shield and had it decorated by Tanselle.[1] The smith accompanied Duncan to the trial of seven held at Ashford Meadow, and he tried to help the mortally-wounded Prince Baelor Targaryen after the battle.[1]

Duncan lost his armor, sword, and Thunder after losing to Ser Uthor Underleaf in the wedding tourney at Whitewalls.[2] Duncan paid his ransom to Uthor with gold loaned by Lord Brynden Rivers, who was grateful to Duncan for his help in suppressing the Second Blackfyre Rebellion.[2]

Quotes by Pate

Duncan: You do good work.
Pate: None better.[1]

Duncan the Tall and Pate

Duncan: What am I to them?
Pate: A knight who remembered his vows.[1]

Duncan the Tall and Pate

Look what he's done to me armor. All dinted and banged and scratched. Aye, I ask you, why do I bother?[1]

—Pate to Egg and Raymun Fossoway

Quotes about Pate

Uthor: I have my own armor, and a better horse than yours. What do I want with some old done nag and a sack of dinted plate and rusty mail?" Duncan: Steely Pate made that armor. Egg has taken good care of it. There's not a spot of rust on my mail, and the steel is good and strong.[2]