In S08E06 of Game of Thrones, we see Jon hand in his sword when he

visits Tyrion who had been taken prisoner.

On the other hand, he has his sword when he

visits queen Dany and fatally stabs her.

What is the policy on carrying swords around VIPs? Is there a policy?

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    Note that in the real world, a police officer may not carry their firearm into a prison, but they may carry it on duty while in the presence of the mayor or chief of police. Obviously secret service are armed in the presence of the president. Jon was one of Danerys’ most trusted allies. May 20 '19 at 2:41

It's standard procedure not to take weaponry into a prison. What if a prisoner gets the weapon? This policy might be a little silly with Tyrion, but no one ever accused the Unsullied of thinking outside the box.

When he saw Daenerys, he was still technically a trusted ally. He had always been armed when he was with her.

  • Is this a policy we saw previously in the books or the TV series? I get that it's a common policy now, but so is brushing your teeth.
    – JJJ
    May 21 '19 at 15:06

Tyrion was guarded by Unsullied. Daenerys was guarded by Drogon.

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I think we can safely assume that Unsullied and dragons have different protocols, and disarming visitors was not part of Drogon duties. And if there is only two options (pass or not) it makes more sense to allow Jon pass than to stop him.


To be honest, it's a trust system, and then again, Jon is not just anybody, he was the King of the North and is the leader (still perceived as) of the North, also you don't expect special protocols to be applied and enforced just on the day of massacring and taking a city.

Also Jon was sleeping with Dany, and it is very much possible that people knew about it including unsullied, so it would be foolish to think that he will be asked to leave his weapons, also in the World of Westeros or simply medieval ages, taking weapons from Knights, Lords etc. are not very common just to prevent a prisoner from doing something that they don't want to do, it is like, if they get the weapon, they fight.

And Jon wasn't also a non-honorable man who would have done such things and Unsullied know that very well.

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