Norren (House Mooton)

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Norren
Title Maester
Allegiance House Mooton
Born In 108 AC[1]
Book(s) The Princess and the Queen (mentioned)

Norren was a maester in service to Lord Manfryd Mooton of Maidenpool during the civil war known as the Dance of the Dragons. He was also the keeper of the Chronicles of Maidenpool.[2]

History

Prince Daemon Targaryen and his paramour, Nettles, stayed at Maidenpool. The 22-year-old Maester Norren received a letter from Daemon's wife, Queen Rhaenyra Targaryen, who was jealous of Nettles and alarmed by the Two Betrayers. She commanded Lord Manfryd to kill Nettles, but to do no harm to Daemon. Lord Manfryd was deeply disturbed when told of this and did not want to break the sacred laws of hospitality since Nettles and Daemon were guests under his roof. Manfryd stated that he wished he never read the letter, to which Norren replied,

Mayhaps you never did.[2]

Norren informed Daemon and Nettles of the letter, claiming that Norren had not shown the letter to anyone else inside the castle. Daemon thanked him for his service, calling him a bad maester but a good man. Daemon and Nettles departed the next morning.[2]

Norren then went to Lord Manfryd, asking him to take his maester's chain off his neck, bind his hands with it, and to deliver him to the queen as he was a traitor by helping Nettles escape. Lord Mooton replied,

Keep your chain. We are all traitors here.[2]

That night Manfryd ordered the queen's standard taken down over his castle and replaced it the golden dragons of King Aegon II Targaryen.[2]


References and Notes

  1. See the Norren calculation.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 The Princess and the Queen.

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