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The '''High Septon''' during [[Aegon's Conquest]] was a [[High Septon]] of the [[Faith of the Seven]] 300 years ago. His real name is unknown as High Septons once elected to office abandon their names.
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The '''High Septon''' during [[Aegon's Conquest]] was a [[High Septon]] of the [[Faith of the Seven]]. The name he was born with is unknown.
  
 
==History==
 
==History==
When news arrived of the [[Aegon's Landing|landing of Aegon and his sisters]], the High Septon locked himself away under the dome of the [[Starry Sept]] in [[Oldtown]] and fasted and prayed for seven days and nights, taking no nourishment but bread and water. When he emerged he announced that the [[Faith of the Seven|Faith]] would not have them oppose the Targaryens, because [[Crone (the Seven)|the Crone]] had shown him that to do so would mean the destruction of Oldtown in [[dragonflame]].{{Ref|aFfC|28}}
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When news of the [[Aegon's Landing|landing of Aegon and his sisters]] on [[Westeros]]i soil reached [[Oldtown]], the High Septon locked himself away within the [[Starry Sept]] in [[Oldtown]] and fasted and prayed for seven days and nights, seeking guidance from the gods.{{ref|twoiaf| The Reign of the Dragons:The Conquest}} He took no nourishment but bread and water during his fast. When he emerged he announced that [[Faith of the Seven|the Faith]] would not have them oppose the [[House Targaryen|Targaryens]], because [[Crone (the Seven)|the Crone]] had shown him that to do so would mean the destruction of Oldtown in [[dragonflame]].{{Ref|AFFC|28}}{{Ref|TWOIAF| The Reign of the Dragons: The Conquest}}
  
Lord [[Banfred Hightower]], a pious man, heeded the High Septon's prophecy and kept his forces at Oldtown. When Aegon marched south towards Oldtown, Banfred opened his gates and submitted to Aegon's authority. His High Holiness anointed the Conqueror with the seven oils and acknowledged his place as the only king in Westeros,{{Ref|aFfC|28}} destroying much of the remaining opposition among the Westerosi people.
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Lord [[Manfred Hightower (Aegon's Conquest)|Manfred Hightower]], a pious man, heeded the High Septon's prophecy and kept his forces at Oldtown. When Aegon marched south towards Oldtown, Manfred opened his gates and submitted to Aegon's authority. The High Septon anointed Aegon with the seven oils and crowned him as King Aegon I at the Starry Sept three days after his arrival.{{Ref|AFFC|28}}{{Ref|TWOIAF| The Reign of the Dragons: The Conquest}}{{Ref|TWOIAF| The Reach: Oldtown}} These acts displeased many among the [[Most Devout]], who had previously expected the High Septon to speak out against the Targaryens.{{Ref|TSOTD}}
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He held the position of High Septon until his death in {{Date|11}}.{{Ref|TSOTD}}
  
 
==Recent Events==
 
==Recent Events==
 
===''A Feast for Crows''===
 
===''A Feast for Crows''===
The [[High Sparrow|new High Septon]] mentions this High Septon to [[Cersei Lannister]] during their meeting in the [[Great Sept of Baelor]]. He tells her that Lord [[Banfred Hightower]] heeded the High Septon's prophecy. He informs her that he must go and do as the High Septon did 300 years ago did, pray and fast. When Cersei asks him if it will be for seven days and seven nights he replies that is will be for as long as need be.{{Ref|aFfC|28}}
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The [[High Sparrow|new High Septon]] mentions this High Septon to [[Regent|Queen Regent]] [[Cersei Lannister]] during their meeting in the [[Great Sept of Baelor]]. He tells her that Lord [[Manfred Hightower (Aegon's Conquest)|Manfred Hightower]] heeded the High Septon's prophecy. He informs her that he must go pray and fast as the High Septon had done three hundred years ago. When Cersei asks him if it will be for seven days and seven nights he replies that is will be for as long as need be.{{Ref|AFFC|28}}
  
 
==Quotes==
 
==Quotes==
{{Quote|I must do as he did, three hundred years ago. I must pray, and fast.{{Ref|aFfC|28}}}} - the [[High Sparrow|new High Septon]], to [[Cersei Lannister]]
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{{Quote|I must do as he did, three hundred years ago. I must pray, and fast.{{Ref|AFFC|28}}|the [[High Sparrow|new High Septon]], to [[Cersei Lannister]]}}
  
==References and Notes==
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==References==
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{{References|2}}
  
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Latest revision as of 13:30, 10 November 2019

Star of the Faith.svg
High Septon
Star of the Faith.svg
Title High Septon
Father of the Faithful
His High Holiness
Shepherd of the Faithful
Voice of the Seven on Earth
Allegiance Faith of the Seven
Died In 11 AC[1], at Oldtown[1]
Book(s) The World of Ice & Fire (mentioned)
Fire & Blood (mentioned)
The Sons of the Dragon (mentioned)
A Feast for Crows (mentioned)

The High Septon during Aegon's Conquest was a High Septon of the Faith of the Seven. The name he was born with is unknown.

History

When news of the landing of Aegon and his sisters on Westerosi soil reached Oldtown, the High Septon locked himself away within the Starry Sept in Oldtown and fasted and prayed for seven days and nights, seeking guidance from the gods.[2] He took no nourishment but bread and water during his fast. When he emerged he announced that the Faith would not have them oppose the Targaryens, because the Crone had shown him that to do so would mean the destruction of Oldtown in dragonflame.[3][4]

Lord Manfred Hightower, a pious man, heeded the High Septon's prophecy and kept his forces at Oldtown. When Aegon marched south towards Oldtown, Manfred opened his gates and submitted to Aegon's authority. The High Septon anointed Aegon with the seven oils and crowned him as King Aegon I at the Starry Sept three days after his arrival.[3][4][5] These acts displeased many among the Most Devout, who had previously expected the High Septon to speak out against the Targaryens.[1]

He held the position of High Septon until his death in 11 AC.[1]

Recent Events

A Feast for Crows

The new High Septon mentions this High Septon to Queen Regent Cersei Lannister during their meeting in the Great Sept of Baelor. He tells her that Lord Manfred Hightower heeded the High Septon's prophecy. He informs her that he must go pray and fast as the High Septon had done three hundred years ago. When Cersei asks him if it will be for seven days and seven nights he replies that is will be for as long as need be.[3]

Quotes

I must do as he did, three hundred years ago. I must pray, and fast.[3]

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 The Sons of the Dragon.
  2. The World of Ice & Fire, The Reign of the Dragons:The Conquest.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 A Feast for Crows, Chapter 28, Cersei VI.
  4. 4.0 4.1 The World of Ice & Fire, The Reign of the Dragons: The Conquest.
  5. The World of Ice & Fire, The Reach: Oldtown.