High Septon (Aegon's Conquest)
His High Holiness
|Allegiance||The Faith of the Seven|
|Book(s)||A Feast for Crows (mentioned)|
The War of Conquest
When news arrived in Oldtown of the landing of Aegon and his sisters, the High Septon locked himslef 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.
Lord Banfred Hightower, a pious man, heeded the High Septon's prophecy and kept his forces at Oldtown and when Aegon's marched south towards Oldtown, he freely open his gates submitting to Aegon's authority. His High Holiness anointed the Conqueror with the seven oils and acknowledged his place as the only king in Westeros, destroying much of the remaining opposition among the Westerosi people.
A Feast for Crows
The 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.
"I must do as he did, three hundred years ago. I must pray, and fast."
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