Hod was the Weaponsmaster at Buckkeep when Fitz was young. Hod came to Buckkeep with Constance when she became the Queen. She ascended to the title of Weaponsmaster after long service as a journeyman to Weaponsmaster Crend. She was famous for manufacturing great blades as well as overseeing the training of the keep's men-at arms. She crafted both of the swords used by Verity and Chivalry. She later died in a battle defending Verity on his journey to the Mountain Kingdom.