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| caption    = Ser [[Arthur Dayne]], Ser [[Gerold Hightower]], and Ser [[Oswell Whent]] - by Amok ©
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| caption    = The fight at the tower of joy by Joshua Cairós © Fantasy Flight Games
| battle_name = Showdown at the Tower of Joy
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| battle_name = Combat at the tower of joy
 
| conflict    = [[Robert's Rebellion]]
 
| conflict    = [[Robert's Rebellion]]
 
| date        = {{Date|283}}
 
| date        = {{Date|283}}
| place      = The Prince's Pass, [[Red Mountains]] of [[Dorne]]
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| place      = The [[tower of joy]], [[Red Mountains]] of [[Dorne]]
 
| result      = [[House Stark|Stark]] victory
 
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| combatant2  = [[House Targaryen]]
 
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| commander1  = Lord [[Eddard Stark]]
 
| commander1  = Lord [[Eddard Stark]]
| commander2  = [[Lord Commander of the Kingsguard|Lord Commander]] [[Gerold Hightower]]
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| commander2  = [[Lord Commander of the Kingsguard|Lord Commander]] [[Gerold Hightower]]
 
| strength1  = Lord [[Eddard Stark]]
 
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: Lord [[Willam Dustin]]
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: Ser [[Oswell Whent]]
 
: Ser [[Oswell Whent]]
 
: Ser [[Arthur Dayne]]
 
: Ser [[Arthur Dayne]]
| casualties1 = Lord [[Willam Dustin]] †<br>[[Martyn Cassel]]†<br>[[Theo Wull]] †<br>Ser [[Mark Ryswell]] †<br>[[Ethan Glover]]†<br> [[Lyanna Stark]]†
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| casualties1 = Lord [[Willam Dustin]]†<br>[[Martyn Cassel]]†<br>[[Theo Wull]]†<br>Ser [[Mark Ryswell]]†<br>[[Ethan Glover]]†<br> [[Lyanna Stark]]†
| casualties2 = [[Lord Commander of the Kingsguard|Lord Commander]] [[Gerold Hightower]] †<br>Ser [[Oswell Whent]] †<br>Ser [[Arthur Dayne]] †
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| casualties2 = [[Lord Commander of the Kingsguard|Lord Commander]] [[Gerold Hightower]]†<br>Ser [[Oswell Whent]]†<br>Ser [[Arthur Dayne]]†
 
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The '''Showdown at the Tower of Joy''' took place at the [[Tower of Joy]] in [[Dorne]] at the the end of [[Robert's Rebellion]]. While under the influence of the [[milk of the poppy]] because of his broken leg, Lord [[Eddard Stark|Eddard "Ned" Stark]] has a fevered dream<ref>So Spake Martin: [http://www.westeros.org/Citadel/SSM/Entry/Concerning_the_Tower_of_Joy Concerning the Tower of Joy]</ref> of the incident.{{ref|AGOT|39}}  
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'''Combat at the tower of joy''' occurred at the end of [[Robert's Rebellion]], according to a fever dream of Lord [[Eddard Stark|Eddard "Ned" Stark]].<ref>[[So Spake Martin]]: [http://www.westeros.org/Citadel/SSM/Entry/Concerning_the_Tower_of_Joy Concerning the Tower of Joy], January 02, 2002</ref> The encounter took place at the [[tower of joy]] in the [[Red Mountains]] of northern [[Dorne]].{{Ref|AGOT|39}}
  
 
==Prelude==
 
==Prelude==
After the [[Sack of King's Landing]], Eddard Stark rode to [[Storm's End]] to lift the Siege. Lords [[Mace Tyrell]] and [[Paxter Redwyne]] quickly dipped their banners. Lord Eddard rose south afterwards, into the [[Red Mountains]] of [[Dorne]].
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According to a semi-canon source,{{Ref|AWOIAF| Lyanna Stark}}{{Ref|AWOIAF| Rhaegar Targaryen}} Prince [[Rhaegar Targaryen]] kept [[Lyanna Stark]] at the tower of joy after her abduction near [[Harrenhal]].{{ref|TWOIAF| The Fall of the Dragons: The Year of the False Spring}} During [[Robert's Rebellion]], King [[Aerys II Targaryen]] sent [[Gerold Hightower]], [[Lord Commander of the Kingsguard]], to retrieve Rhaegar. The prince returned to the [[crownlands]], but left Gerold, Ser [[Arthur Dayne]], and Ser [[Oswell Whent]] to guard Lyanna at the tower.{{Ref|AWOIAF| Rhaegar Targaryen}}
  
==Showdown==
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After the [[Sack of King's Landing]], Lord [[Eddard Stark]] rode south to lift the [[siege of Storm's End]]. Lords [[Mace Tyrell]] and [[Paxter Redwyne]] quickly dipped their banners.{{Ref|AGOT|39}} After [[Storm's End]], Eddard rode south to the [[Red Mountains]] of [[Dorne]].
According to his fever dream, Eddard Stark and six of his companions ([[Howland Reed]], Lord [[Willam Dustin]], [[Ethan Glover]], [[Martyn Cassel]], [[Theo Wull]], and Ser [[Mark Ryswell]]) approached the tower to recover Eddard's sister, [[Lyanna Stark]]. They found it guarded by three members of the [[Kingsguard]]: Ser [[Arthur Dayne]], Ser [[Oswell Whent]], and Lord Commander [[Gerold Hightower]].
 
  
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==Combat==
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According to his fever dream, Eddard traveled to the tower of joy with six [[north]]ern companions: [[Howland Reed]], Lord [[Willam Dustin]], [[Ethan Glover]], [[Martyn Cassel]], [[Theo Wull]], and Ser [[Mark Ryswell]]. They approached the tower to recover Eddard's sister, Lyanna, but found the tower protected by Gerold, Arthur, and Oswell of the [[Kingsguard]]. Eddard recalls that he and Howland were the only survivors of the ensuing conflict.{{Ref|AGOT|39}}
  
{{Quote|
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According to a semi-canon source, Eddard found Lyanna dying in the tower,{{Ref|awoiaf| Lyanna Stark}} in a room smelling of blood and roses.{{Ref|AGOT|4}} She claimed a promise from her brother before she died, and Howland removed Ned's hand from hers.{{Ref|AGOT|4}} Afterwards, Eddard pulled stones from the tower to make eight cairns for the dead combatants.{{Ref|AGOT|39}}
“I looked for you on the Trident,Ned said to them.
 
  
“We were not there,” Ser Gerold answered.
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Eddard returned Arthur's sword, [[Dawn]], to [[Starfall]], the seat of [[House Dayne]].{{Ref|AGOT|6}} Arthur's sister, [[Ashara Dayne]], threw herself into the [[Summer Sea]].{{Ref|AGOT|45}} While Ned had been upset with King [[Robert I Baratheon]] after the Sack of King's Landing, the death of Lyanna reconciled the old friends.{{Ref|AGOT|12}}
  
“Woe to the Usurper if we had been,” said Ser Oswell.
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Eddard returned Lyanna's remains to the north so she could be buried with her brother, [[Brandon Stark|Brandon]], and her father, Lord [[Rickard Stark|Rickard]].{{Ref|AGOT|39}} While traditionally only [[lord]]s or [[King in the North|kings]] are honored with statues in the [[crypts of Winterfell]], Ned commissioned statues for Brandon and Lyanna as exceptions.{{Ref|AGOT|66}}
  
“When [[King's Landing]] fell, [[Jaime Lannister|Ser Jaime]] slew your king with a golden sword, and I wondered where you were.
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Servants at [[Winterfell]] whisper that Ned defeated Arthur, the [[Sword of the Morning]], in single combat.{{Ref|AGOT|6}} When [[Bran Stark]] was little, Ned told his son he would have died if not for Howland.{{Ref|ACOK|21}}
  
“Far away,” Ser Gerold said, “or Aerys would yet sit the [[Iron Throne]], and our false brother would burn in seven hells.
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==Recent Events==
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===''A Game of Thrones''===
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While under the influence of the [[milk of the poppy]], taken because of his broken leg,{{Ref|AGOT|35}} Lord [[Eddard Stark]] has a fevered dream of the incident.{{Ref|AGOT|39}}
  
“I came down on [[Storm's End]] to lift the [[Siege of Storm's End|siege]],Ned told them, and the Lords [[Mace Tyrell|Tyrell]] and [[Paxter Redwyne|Redwyne]] dipped their banners, and all their knights bent the knee to pledge us fealty. I was certain you would be among them.”
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===''A Dance with Dragons''===
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Lady [[Barbrey Dustin]], the widow of Lord [[Willam Dustin]], resents that Ned brought Willam's red stallion back, but not the remains of Willam himself.{{Ref|ADWD|41}}
  
“Our knees do not bend easily,” said Ser Arthur Dayne.
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==Quotes==
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[[File:Tower of Joy.jpg|thumb|Ser [[Arthur Dayne]], Ser [[Gerold Hightower]], and Ser [[Oswell Whent]] - by Amok ©]]
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{{Quote|Ned's wraiths moved up beside him, with shadow swords in hand. They were seven against three.{{Ref|AGOT|39}}|dream of [[Eddard Stark]]}}
  
“Ser [[Willem Darry]] is fled to [[Dragonstone]], with your [[Rhaella Targaryen|queen]] and [[Viserys Targaryen|Prince Viserys]]. I thought you might have sailed with him.”
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{{Quote|'''Arthur''': And now it begins.<br>'''Eddard''': No. Now it ends.{{Ref|AGOT|39}}|[[Arthur Dayne]] in dream of [[Eddard Stark]]}}
  
“Ser Willem is a good man and true,” said Ser Oswell.
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{{Quote|The finest [[knight]] I ever saw was Ser [[Arthur Dayne]], who fought with a blade called [[Dawn]], forged from the heart of a fallen star. They called him the [[Sword of the Morning]], and he would have killed me but for [[Howland Reed]].{{Ref|ACOK|21}}|[[Eddard Stark]] to [[Bran Stark]]}}
  
“But not of the Kingsguard,” Ser Gerold pointed out. “The Kingsguard does not flee.”
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==References==
 
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“Then or now,” said Ser Arthur. He donned his helm.
 
 
 
“We swore a vow,” explained old Ser Gerold.
 
 
 
Ned’s wraiths moved up beside him, with shadow swords in hand. They were seven against three.
 
 
 
“And now it begins,” said Ser Arthur Dayne, the [[Sword of the Morning]]. He unsheathed [[Dawn]] and held it with both hands. The blade was pale as milkglass, alive with light.
 
 
 
“No,” Ned said with sadness in his voice. “Now it ends.” {{ref|AGOT|39}}}}
 
 
 
Eddard recalls that he and Howland Reed were the only survivors. In the tower Lyanna was found dying.{{Ref|awoiaf| Lyanna Stark}} She claimed a promise from Eddard just before she died. Afterwards, Eddard pulled stones from the tower to make eight cairns for the dead combatants. He brought Dawn to the [[House Dayne|Dayne]] castle at [[Starfall]]. His sister's body he took back north him so she could be buried with her brother [[Brandon Stark|Brandon]] and her father [[Rickard Stark|Rickard]] in the crypts of [[Winterfell]].{{ref|agot|39}} [[Barbrey Dustin]], the widow of Lord [[Willam Dustin]], resented that Ned brought Willam's red stallion back, but not Lord Dustin himself.{{ref|ADWD|41}} With Ned's execution in [[King's Landing]], Lord Reed is now the only survivor of the skirmish, and the only remaining witness of Eddard's promise to Lyanna.
 
 
 
==References and Notes==
 
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[[Category:House Ryswell battles|Tower of Joy]]
 
 
[[Category:House Glover battles|Tower of Joy]]
 
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[[es:Confrontación de la Torre de la Alegría]]

Latest revision as of 15:59, 23 June 2019

Combat at the tower of joy
Joshua Cairós - Tower of Joy Fight.jpg
The fight at the tower of joy by Joshua Cairós © Fantasy Flight Games
Conflict Robert's Rebellion
Date 283 AC
Place The tower of joy, Red Mountains of Dorne
Result Stark victory
Combatants
House Stark House Targaryen
Commanders
Lord Eddard Stark Lord Commander Gerold Hightower
Strength
Lord Eddard Stark
Lord Willam Dustin
Ser Mark Ryswell
Howland Reed
Ethan Glover
Martyn Cassel
Theo Wull
Lord Commander Gerold Hightower
Ser Oswell Whent
Ser Arthur Dayne
Casualties
Lord Willam Dustin
Martyn Cassel
Theo Wull
Ser Mark Ryswell
Ethan Glover
Lyanna Stark
Lord Commander Gerold Hightower
Ser Oswell Whent
Ser Arthur Dayne

Combat at the tower of joy occurred at the end of Robert's Rebellion, according to a fever dream of Lord Eddard "Ned" Stark.[1] The encounter took place at the tower of joy in the Red Mountains of northern Dorne.[2]

Prelude

According to a semi-canon source,[3][4] Prince Rhaegar Targaryen kept Lyanna Stark at the tower of joy after her abduction near Harrenhal.[5] During Robert's Rebellion, King Aerys II Targaryen sent Gerold Hightower, Lord Commander of the Kingsguard, to retrieve Rhaegar. The prince returned to the crownlands, but left Gerold, Ser Arthur Dayne, and Ser Oswell Whent to guard Lyanna at the tower.[4]

After the Sack of King's Landing, Lord Eddard Stark rode south to lift the siege of Storm's End. Lords Mace Tyrell and Paxter Redwyne quickly dipped their banners.[2] After Storm's End, Eddard rode south to the Red Mountains of Dorne.

Combat

According to his fever dream, Eddard traveled to the tower of joy with six northern companions: Howland Reed, Lord Willam Dustin, Ethan Glover, Martyn Cassel, Theo Wull, and Ser Mark Ryswell. They approached the tower to recover Eddard's sister, Lyanna, but found the tower protected by Gerold, Arthur, and Oswell of the Kingsguard. Eddard recalls that he and Howland were the only survivors of the ensuing conflict.[2]

According to a semi-canon source, Eddard found Lyanna dying in the tower,[3] in a room smelling of blood and roses.[6] She claimed a promise from her brother before she died, and Howland removed Ned's hand from hers.[6] Afterwards, Eddard pulled stones from the tower to make eight cairns for the dead combatants.[2]

Eddard returned Arthur's sword, Dawn, to Starfall, the seat of House Dayne.[7] Arthur's sister, Ashara Dayne, threw herself into the Summer Sea.[8] While Ned had been upset with King Robert I Baratheon after the Sack of King's Landing, the death of Lyanna reconciled the old friends.[9]

Eddard returned Lyanna's remains to the north so she could be buried with her brother, Brandon, and her father, Lord Rickard.[2] While traditionally only lords or kings are honored with statues in the crypts of Winterfell, Ned commissioned statues for Brandon and Lyanna as exceptions.[10]

Servants at Winterfell whisper that Ned defeated Arthur, the Sword of the Morning, in single combat.[7] When Bran Stark was little, Ned told his son he would have died if not for Howland.[11]

Recent Events

A Game of Thrones

While under the influence of the milk of the poppy, taken because of his broken leg,[12] Lord Eddard Stark has a fevered dream of the incident.[2]

A Dance with Dragons

Lady Barbrey Dustin, the widow of Lord Willam Dustin, resents that Ned brought Willam's red stallion back, but not the remains of Willam himself.[13]

Quotes

Ser Arthur Dayne, Ser Gerold Hightower, and Ser Oswell Whent - by Amok ©

Ned's wraiths moved up beside him, with shadow swords in hand. They were seven against three.[2]

—dream of Eddard Stark

Arthur: And now it begins.
Eddard: No. Now it ends.[2]

Arthur Dayne in dream of Eddard Stark

The finest knight I ever saw was Ser Arthur Dayne, who fought with a blade called Dawn, forged from the heart of a fallen star. They called him the Sword of the Morning, and he would have killed me but for Howland Reed.[11]

References