Danelle Lothston

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Danelle Lothston
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Mad Danelle Lothston, art by scrapchap.

Alias(es) The last o' Lothston[1]
Mad Danelle[2]
Mad Lady Lothston[3]
Mad Danelle Lothston[4]
Title(s) Lady of Harrenhal
Allegiance House Lothston
Culture(s) Rivermen
Born At Harrenhal[5]
Died In 221233 AC[6]
Book(s) The World of Ice & Fire (mentioned)
The Mystery Knight (appears)
A Feast for Crows (mentioned)

Danelle Lothston, known as Mad Danelle, was the Lady of Harrenhal and the head of House Lothston during the reigns of kings Aerys I and Maekar I Targaryen.

Appearance and Character

See also: Images of Danelle Lothston

Danelle had long red hair and wore tight-fitting black armor.[4] A story told to misbehaving children said that on moonless nights giant bats would fly from Harrenhal and take the bad children back to Mad Danelle.[2]


Danelle, by Rae Lavergne

When Lord Brynden Rivers, the Hand of the King to Aerys I Targaryen, marched on Whitewalls to quash the Second Blackfyre Rebellion, Lady Danelle was among the riverlords who come in support, marching in great strength.[4]

Lady Danelle turned to the black arts during the reign of Maekar I Targaryen, causing chaos and the downfall of the Lothston line.[6]

Recent Events

A Clash of Kings

According to Gendry, the old blacksmith, Ben Blackthumb, served the Whents as well as the last Lord Lothston before them.[7] Gendry probably errs as the last Lothston to held Harenhal was Lady Danelle.

A Feast for Crows

Ser Illifer the Penniless claims his great-great grandfather took part in the destruction of Lady Danelle.[1]

Upon returning to Lady Lothston's former home of Harrenhal, Ser Jaime Lannister recalls hearing stories about her bathing in blood and presiding over feasts of human flesh.[3]