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House Hightower of the Hightower

A white tower crowned with flames on smoke grey

General Information

House Hightower of the Hightower is one of the most important and powerful vassals of House Tyrell (and before them of House Gardener).

The family is one of the oldest and wealthiest in Westeros, existing since the Dawn of Days when they were petty-kings. During the coming of the Andals and the creation of the Kingdom of the Reach, the Hightowers allied with the newcomers. Thus they were able the keep their wealth, lands and privileges, still enjoying a degree of independence uncommon among most bannermen in the Seven Kingdoms, and many have a haughty pride to go with it. House Hightower rarely takes part in wars within the realm. They were integral in the foundation of the Citadel and continue to be patrons of both the Citadel and the Faith.

As their history might show, the Hightowers are fairly well-known as pragmatists. They fight when it is beneficial to them to do so, and make peace when it is beneficial to do so. As a rule they are not given to fanaticism (religious or otherwise), and do not consider themselves partisans of any particular cause. They are notoriously loyal to the family, and are always seeking the advantage in a situation. A common slight used against the Hightowers is that they are cynical, which is true to varying degrees.

General information about House Hightower from the books.

Family Tree

  • Lyonel Hightower (b. 114), Voice of Oldtown and Lord of the Port,
    • his wife, Lady Samantha of House Tarly (b. 112), called Sam, famously headstrong, once Lord Lyonel's step-mother, then his paramour for 13 years,
    • their children:
      • Ser Bradwell (b. 132), born Bradwell Flowers, heir to Oldtown,
        • his first wife, {Amanda Caron} (b. 129, d. 150),
        • his second wife, Roslin Grimm (b. 130),
          • their son, Jon (b. 152), a squire,
          • their daughter, Cerenna (b. 156),
          • their son, Leyton (b. 157),
      • Ser Perwyn (b. 134), born Perwyn Flowers, m. Beryl Darry (b. 129),
        • Perwyn's son, Malwyn (b. 150), squire to Ser Janden Melcolm (b. 140), the royal huntsman,
      • Lia (b. 136), born Lia Flowers, m. Ser Victor Reyne (b. 131), heir to Castamere, a cousin,
      • Ser Myles (b. 138), born Myles Flowers, a companion to Prince Aegon Targaryen,
      • Lyrissa (b. 141), born Lyrissa Flowers, m. Ser Sarmion Baratheon (b. 123), called Stormbreaker,
      • Melarra (b. 143), born Melarra Flowers, m. Gallard Connington (b. 134), heir to Griffin's Roost,
    • his siblings:
      • Lady Arana (b. 106), m. {Lord Cyril Lydden} (b. 91) dead after choking during a feast (d. 147),
      • Lady Lynesse (b. 109), m. {Lord Regenard Buckler} (b. 100, d. 154),
      • {Martyn} (b. 115), a squire to Lord Redwyne, killed in a melee (d. 133), betrothed to Maylenna Cordwayner (b. 115) (See House Dondarrion),
      • Ser Stafford (b. 117), formerly Commander of the City Watch of Old Town, m. Sybell Reyne (b. 112),
        • Stafford's son, {Ser Raymund} (b. 138), killed in Dorne (d. 157), m. Berena Staedmon (b. 136),
        • Stafford's daughter, Desmera (b. 142),
        • Stafford's son, Ser Harlen (b. 144),
        • Stafford's daughter, Carellen (b. 145),
        • Stafford's son, Edric (b. 150), a novice of the Faith,
      • Lady Bethany (b. 120), m. Lord Mason Caswell (b. 123), once a hostage at the Hightower, Lord of Bitterbridge,
        • Bethany's son, Ser Joffrey Caswell (b. 137), called the Handsome, heir to Bitterbridge,
        • Bethany's daughter, {Nella} (b. 139), dead by mishap (d. 147),
        • Bethany's daughter, Lady Mellei (b. 142), m. Lord Alan Brax (b. 129), Lord of Hornvale,
          • Mellei's son, Armund Brax (b. 161),
        • Bethany's son, {Ser Samwell Caswell} (b. 146), killed in a jousting accident (d. 164),
        • Bethany's daughter, Elorra Caswell (b. 148),
        • Bethany's son, Tyce Caswell (b. 152), a squire,
        • Bethany's daughter, Josella Caswell (b. 154), promised to the Faith,
    • his aunt:
      • {Lady Lynett} (b. 92, d. 151), m. {Lord Alan Beesbury} (b. 92), killed in the Dance of the Dragons (d. 130),
    • his household:
      • Ser Richard Mullendore (b. 144), called Spotted Dick by some, a household knight,