- "The breath of the greatest dragon forged the Iron Throne...the swords of the vanquished, a thousand of them, melted together like so many candles..."
- ―Viserys III Targaryen.
The Iron Throne is the throne upon which the Lord of the Seven Kingdoms sits, located in the Great Hall of the Red Keep in the city of King's Landing. Besides the King himself (and the regent, if the king is too young), only the Hand of the King can sit on the Iron Throne. The term is also used metonymically to refer to the monarchy that governs the Seven Kingdoms and the authority of the King (eg. "Rebellion against the Iron Throne").