Manfred Hightower

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Manfred Hightower
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Title Lord of the Hightower
Lord of the Port
Voice of Oldtown
Defender of the Citadel
Beacon of the South
Allegiance House Hightower
Book(s) The World of Ice and Fire (mentioned)
A Feast for Crows (mentioned)

Manfred Hightower was Lord of the Hightower and head of House Hightower during the War of Conquest. His children included eldest son and heir, Martyn Hightower, Ser Morgan Hightower, Commander of the Warrior's Sons, and the High Septon.[1][2]

Appearance and Character

He was a cautious, godly man.[3]

History

When news arrived in Oldtown of the landing of Aegon the Dragon and his sisters, the High Septon fasted and prayed for seven days and nights under the dome of the Starry Sept. When he emerged he announced that the Faith would not oppose the Targaryens, because the Crone had shown him that to do so would mean the destruction of Oldtown in dragonflame.

Lord Manfred, who was a godly man, heeded the High Septon's prophecy when he heard it. He kept his forces at Oldtown and when Aegon marched south towards the city, he freely opened his gates submitting to Aegon's authority.[4] Some say that Manfred also offered his youngest daughter's hand in marriage to Aegon I Targaryen, which Aegon declined so as not to offend his Queens.[5]

References in the Books

A Feast for Crows

The new High Septon mentions Manfred Hightower to Cersei Lannister during their meeting in the Great Sept of Baelor. He tells her that Lord Manfred heeded the High Septon's prophecy.[4]

References and Notes

  1. The World of Ice and Fire, Maegor I.
  2. The World of Ice and Fire, Oldtown.
  3. Reading from The World of Ice and Fire. Notes from George R.R. Martin's reading and Q&A at the Bubonicon 44 in Albuquerque by Trebla.
  4. 4.0 4.1 A Feast for Crows, Chapter 28, Cersei VI.
  5. The World of Ice and Fire, The Conquest.

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