Gestriht is a Sevenish and Svellheimish term meaning "guest-right." It is the implied agreement in the Seven Kingdoms and Svellheim between a lord of a hall and a guest in that hall. Like many such agreements in that part of the world, it implies many responsibilities upon both sides. A guest must act respectfully to the host and his people, goods, and gods. A host must in turn protect the guest against any harm, whether from the host’s retainers, someone else, or forces beyond the host’s control.