High Septon (Tyrion's)

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High Septon
Alias The one after the Fat One[1]
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
Tyrion Lannister
Died In 300 AC, at King's Landing
Book(s) A Clash of Kings (appears)
A Storm of Swords (appears)
A Feast for Crows (appears)
A Dance with Dragons (mentioned)

The High Septon of the Faith of the Seven was chosen to his office by Tyrion Lannister after the death of his fat predecessor. His real name is unknown as High Septons abandon their names once elected to office.

Appearance and Character

The High Septon is a bent old man with a wispy grey beard and spotted hands.[2] He is regarded as a good man, though weak willed.[3]

Recent Events

A Clash of Kings

After the death of the previous High Septon during the riot of King's Landing, Tyrion Lannister selects his replacement. The new High Septon, while not corrupt like the previous one, is still considered a pawn.[3]

A Storm of Swords

The High Septon attends a small council meeting after the Battle of the Blackwater.[4]

The High Septon prays with Lancel Lannister after the boy is badly wounded during the Battle of the Blackwater. Lancel confesses to bedding Cersei Lannister to His High Holiness and expresses his anger with her, but the High Septon says he must forgive her.[5]

Tyrion's appointee performs the marriage between Joffrey I and Margaery Tyrell at the Great Sept of Baelor and attends the wedding feast afterwards.[6]

A Feast for Crows

The High Septon greets Queen Cersei Lannister on the steps of the Great Sept of Baelor before the wake for Tywin Lannister.[2]

The High Septon reportedly dies in his sleep.[7] Actually, Cersei, paranoid of what the High Septon might know and the fact that he was selected by her brother Tyrion, has Osney Kettleblack sneak into the High Septon's chamber while he sleeps and suffocate him with a pillow.[8] He is succeeded by the High Sparrow, who is imposed on the Most Devout by a group of sparrows.[1]

Having been tortured by the Faith to confirm his claims of sleeping with Queen Margaery Tyrell, Osney confesses to having slept with Cersei and having murdered the previous High Septon at her command. The High Sparrow then has Cersei arrested.[8]


Our present High Septon is a trained seal who barks prettily on command.[9]