Ormund Hightower

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Ormund Hightower
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Title Lord of the Hightower
Lord of the Port
Voice of Oldtown
Defender of the Citadel
Beacon of the South
Allegiance House Hightower
Greens
Died In 130 AC, at Tumbleton
Book(s) The Princess and the Queen (mentioned)

Ormund Hightower was Lord of the Hightower and head of House Hightower during the Dance. He wielded the Valyrian steel blade Vigilance.[1] He was the nephew of Ser Otto Hightower.[2]

History

Ormund led the Reach forces for the greens during the civil war known as the Dance of the Dragons, supporting his kinsman Aegon II Targaryen. Not all of the Reach's lords supported him, however.[1]

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.[1]

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.[1]

Family

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Unknown
wife
 
Unknown
Hightower
 
 
 
 
 
Otto
 
Unknown
wife
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Unknown
wife
 
Ormund
 
 
 
Unknown
son(s)
 
Alicent
 
Viserys I
Targaryen
 
Gwayne
 
 
Bryndon
 
 
Hobert
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Unknown
sons
 
 
 
 
 
Aegon II
Targaryen
 
Helaena
Targaryen
 
Aemond
Targaryen
 
Daeron
Targaryen
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Jaehaerys
Targaryen
 
Jaehaera
Targaryen
 
Maelor
Targaryen
 


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