Gwayne Hightower

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Gwayne Hightower
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Title Ser[1]
Allegiance House Hightower[1]
City Watch of King's Landing[1]
Greens[1]
Culture Reach[1]
Born In or between 88 AC and 96 AC[2]
Died In 130 AC, at King's Landing[1]
Book(s) Fire & Blood (mentioned)
The Rogue Prince (mentioned)
The Princess and the Queen (mentioned)

Ser Gwayne Hightower was a knight from House Hightower and an officer of the City Watch of King's Landing. He was the youngest son of Ser Otto Hightower and the younger brother of Alicent Hightower, who became the second wife of King Viserys I Targaryen.[1]

History

In 111 AC, Ser Gwayne participated in a tourney in King's Landing to celebrate the fifth anniversary of King Viserys I Targaryen's marriage to Gwayne's sister, Queen Alicent Hightower. Gwayne served as one of his sister's champions during the tourney, but he was unhorsed by Ser Criston Cole.[1]

When the Dance of the Dragons began in 129 AC, Gwayne was named the second-in-command of the City Watch of King's Landing by his father, who instructed him to keep an eye on Ser Luthor Largent, the Commander of the City Watch, for any signs of disloyalty towards the newly crowned King Aegon II Targaryen. Gwayne and Ser Arryk Cargyll were in the retinue of Grand Maester Orwyle when he traveled from King's Landing to Dragonstone in an unsuccessful attempt to reconcile Aegon II and his half-sister, Rhaenyra Targaryen.[3]

When King's Landing was attacked by the blacks in 130 AC, Gwayne rushed to the stables to sound the alarm, but he was seized, disarmed, and dragged before his own commander, Luthor Largent, who was still loyal to Prince Daemon Targaryen. When Gwayne denounced him a turncloak, Ser Luthor drove his sword through Hightower's belly and ordered the city gates to be opened to the blacks.[1]

Family

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Hobert
 
 
 
 
 
Lord Hightower
 
Unknown
wife
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Otto
 
Unknown
wife
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Bryndon
 
 
 
Unknown
first wife
 
Ormund
 
Samantha
Tarly*
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Unknown
sons
 
Alicent
 
Viserys I
Targaryen
 
Gwayne
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Myles
 
Lyonel
 
Samantha
Tarly*
 
Martyn
 
Garmund
 
Rhaena Targaryen
 
Bethany
 
 
Aegon II
Targaryen
 
Helaena
Targaryen
 
Aemond
Targaryen
 
Daeron
Targaryen
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
6 children
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
6 daughters
 
 
 
 
 
 
Jaehaerys
Targaryen
 
Jaehaera
Targaryen
 
Maelor
Targaryen
 


References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 1.7 1.8 The Princess and the Queen.
  2. See the Gwayne Hightower calculation.
  3. Fire & Blood, The Dying of the Dragons - The Blacks and the Greens.