House of the Dragon, like Game of Thrones before it, has a lot of complex world building. With so many small details to consider, you may be forgiven for going through some of them. One such detail is the small orbs – but now we know their purpose.
If they pass you by in Episode 1, each member of the small council has a small ball resting in place on the table during meetings. But what are they and why are they here? Interior designer Claire nee Richards revealed it all The Hollywood Reporter (Opens in a new tab). “He represents the next board and participate in the meeting,” she said.
“Everyone comes to work and they’re going to hit,” added Ryan Condall, one of the show’s co-hosts. “I thought it was really cool. It’s a way of visualizing the specific formalities of a small council room. It’s fun; we should have things to love in this world.”
Who makes up the small council? It consists of King Viserys (Paddy Considine), Otto Hightower (Rhys Ifans), Hand of the King, Corlys Valryon (Steve Toussaint), lord of ships, as well as lord of coins (Bill Paterson), and Grand Maester (David Horowitz), Master of Laws (Gavin Spocks), and Damon Targaryen (Matt Smith), the new Lord Commander of the Kingsguard.
House of the Dragon airs every Sunday on HBO and HBO Max, before arriving in the UK the next day. Make sure you don’t miss an episode with our House of the Dragon release schedule.