High Septon (Tyrion's)
|Alias||The one after the Fat One|
Father of the Faithful
His High Holiness
Shepherd of the Faithful
|Allegiance||Faith of the Seven|
|Died||In 300 AC, at King's Landing|
A Clash of Kings (appears)|
A Storm of Swords (appears)
A Feast for Crows (appears)
A Dance with Dragons (mentioned)
The High Septon of the Faith of the Seven was chosen to his office by Tyrion Lannister after the death of his fat predecessor. His real name is unknown as High Septons abandon their names once elected to office.
Appearance and Character
The High Septon is a bent old man with a wispy grey beard and spotted hands. He is regarded as a good man, though weak willed.
A Clash of Kings
After the death of the previous High Septon during the riot of King's Landing, Tyrion Lannister selects his replacement. The new High Septon, while not corrupt like the previous one, is still considered a pawn.
A Storm of Swords
The High Septon prays with Lancel Lannister after the boy is badly wounded during the Battle of the Blackwater. Lancel confesses to bedding Cersei Lannister to His High Holiness and expresses his anger with her, but the High Septon says he must forgive her.
A Feast for Crows
The High Septon reportedly dies in his sleep. Actually, Cersei, paranoid of what the High Septon might know and the fact that he was selected by her brother Tyrion, has Osney Kettleblack sneak into the High Septon's chamber while he sleeps and suffocate him with a pillow. He is succeeded by the High Sparrow, who is imposed on the Most Devout by a group of sparrows.
Having been tortured by the Faith to confirm his claims of sleeping with Queen Margaery Tyrell, Osney confesses to having slept with Cersei and having murdered the previous High Septon at her command. The High Sparrow then has Cersei arrested.
Our present High Septon is a trained seal who barks prettily on command.
- A Feast for Crows, Chapter 7, Cersei II.
- A Storm of Swords, Chapter 19, Tyrion III.
- A Feast for Crows, Chapter 30, Jaime IV.
- A Storm of Swords, Chapter 60, Tyrion VIII.
- A Feast for Crows, Chapter 17, Cersei IV.
- A Feast for Crows, Chapter 43, Cersei X.
- A Feast for Crows, Chapter 28, Cersei VI.
- A Storm of Swords, Chapter 32, Tyrion IV.