Lord of the Hightower|
Lord of the Port
Voice of Oldtown
Defender of the Citadel
Beacon of the South
|Died||In 130 AC, at Tumbleton|
|Book(s)||The Princess and the Queen (mentioned)|
Ormund led the Reach forces for the greens during the civil war known as the Dance of the Dragons, supporting his kinsman King Aegon II Targaryen. Not all of the Reach's lords supported him, however.
During the Battle on the Honeywine, Lord Ormund Hightower and his forces were trapped between the forces of Lord Thaddeus Rowan and Tom Flowers, the Bastard of Bitterbridge, on one side and Ser Alan Beesbury, Lord Alan Tarly and Lord Owen Costayne from the other on the banks of the Honeywine. Lord Hightower's lines were starting to crumble and defeat seemed all but a foregone conclusion. His squire, King Aegon's brother Prince Daeron, turned up on his dragon, Tessarion, and turned the battle for the greens. After the battle Ormund knighted Daeron, naming him Ser Daeron the Daring.
Ormund's host advanced slowly on King's Landing, smashing the blacks' forces trying to hinder their advance. The green host came to Tumbleton, where Lord Roderick Dustin and his Winter Wolves rode out to meet them. Screaming war cries, the northmen fought through ten times their own numbers till Lord Roderick came face to face with Lord Hightower. Ormund's cousin, Ser Bryndon Hightower, put himself between the northman and his liege, taking off his arm with his longaxe, yet the Lord of Barrowton slew both before succumbing to his wounds.
After losing their general in the first Battle of Tumbleton, Lord Ormund's host was divided and without direction, with the Caltrops and the Two Betrayers competing for leadership. The army finally dissolved following the second Battle of Tumbleton.