Widow's Tower

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The Widow's Tower and the larger Kingspyre Tower, by Lino Drieghe © Fantasy Flight Games

The Widow's Tower is one of the five melted towers of Harrenhal.[1]


A stone bridge connects the Widow's Tower to Kingspyre Tower.[2] A winding stair leads to a dungeon below the Widow's Tower, a long stone vault without windows.[3]


The tower's original name was lost with the death of King Harren the Black in the burning of Harrenhal during Aegon's Conquest. It has since been renamed the Widow's Tower.[1]

The impoverished Lord Maegor Towers lived in the Tower of Dread, leaving the other towers empty. King Jaehaerys I Targaryen settled his widowed sister, Queen Rhaena Targaryen, in Harrenhal in 56 AC. Rhaena, who lived in the Widow's Tower, became friends with poor Maegor, and she took care of his household after their lord's passing in 61 AC.[4]

Recent Events

A Clash of Kings

While Lord Tywin Lannister holds the castle, the Brave Companions, a sellsword company from the Free Cities, are housed within the Widow's Tower.[1] When the Brave Companions return with captured northmen and rivermen, Ser Amory Lorch has the prisoners taken to the dungeon beneath the tower. During the fall of Harrenhal, the captives are freed by Jaqen H'ghar, Rorge, and Biter.[3]

References and Notes

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 A Clash of Kings, Chapter 30, Arya VII.
  2. A Clash of Kings, Chapter 38, Arya VIII.
  3. 3.0 3.1 A Clash of Kings, Chapter 47, Arya IX.
  4. Fire & Blood, Jaehaerys and Alysanne - Their Triumphs and Tragedies.