High Septon (Hightower)

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High Septon (Hightower)
Title High Septon
His High Holiness
Allegiance House Hightower
Faith of the Seven
Died In 44 AC
Book(s) The World of Ice and Fire (mentioned)

The High Septon was High Septon of the Faith of the Seven during the Faith Militant uprising that occurred during the reign of Aenys I Targaryen and Maegor the Cruel. Originally from House Hightower, his real name is unknown as High Septons once elected to office abandon their names. It is known that he was the uncle of Ceryse Hightower and the brother of Martyn Hightower, Lord of Oldtown, and Ser Morgan Hightower, Commander of the Warrior's Sons.[1]


The constant, though largely unintentional, slights suffered by the Faith of the Seven during the reign of King Aenys I Targaryen led to a revolt by the Faith against the Iron Throne.

The final straw was in 41 AC when King Aenys wed his daughter, Rhaena, to his son and heir, Aegon, receiving a denunciation from the Faith as "King Abomination". Pious lords and even smallfolk who once loved Aenys turned against him, beginning the Faith Militant uprising.

The conflict continued during the reign of King Maegor I Targaryen, who burned the Sept of Remembrance in King's Landing to the ground. The High Septon died mysteriously in 44 AC, but his death and the election of a new more passive High Septon did not stop the uprising.[2]

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