Hobert Hightower

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Hobert Hightower
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Title Ser
Allegiance House Hightower
greens
Caltrops
Culture Reach
Born In 69 AC or 70 AC[1]
Died In 130 AC, at Tumbleton
Book(s) The Princess and the Queen (mentioned)
Fire & Blood (mentioned)

Ser Hobert Hightower was a knight from House Hightower during the Dance of the Dragons.[2]

Character and Appearance

Hobert was as stout as he was slow. He did not distinguish himself until late in life.[2]

History

Hobert fought in the Dance of the Dragons on the side of his kin, King Aegon II Targaryen. He was in charge of the baggage train for his cousin, Lord Ormund Hightower. At the age of sixty, Hobert was given command as he was the most senior Hightower remaining in the greens host after Ormund's death in the First Battle of Tumbleton. Prince Daeron Targaryen ordered Hobert to stop the sack of Tumbleton, but Hobert failed miserably.[2]

Along with Lord Unwin Peake, Hobert was a leader of the Caltrops who conspired to kill the Two Betrayers. After the Second Battle of Tumbleton, he brought two casks of wine to Ulf the White, but the suspicious Ulf asked Hobert to drink first. Instead of betraying his allies, Hobert poured himself a glass of wine, drank it, praised the taste, and poured himself a second glass. This satisfied Ulf, who drank deep of the poisoned wine. They both died moments later.[2]

Quotes

History has little good to say about Ser Hobert Hightower, but no man can question the manner of his death. Rather than betray his fellow Caltrops, he let the squire fill his cup, drank deep, and asked for more.[2]

—writings of Gyldayn

No man ever feared Ser Hobert's sword, but his wine cup was deadlier than Valyrian steel.[3]

Mushroom on Ser Hobert Hightower

Family

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Unknown
wife
 
Unknown
Hightower
 
 
 
 
 
Otto
 
Unknown
wife
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Unknown
wife
 
Ormund
 
 
 
Unknown
son(s)
 
Alicent
 
Viserys I
Targaryen
 
Gwayne
 
 
Bryndon
 
 
Hobert
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Unknown
sons
 
 
 
 
 
Aegon II
Targaryen
 
Helaena
Targaryen
 
Aemond
Targaryen
 
Daeron
Targaryen
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Jaehaerys
Targaryen
 
Jaehaera
Targaryen
 
Maelor
Targaryen
 


References

  1. See the Hobert Hightower calculation.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 The Princess and the Queen.
  3. Fire & Blood, The Dying of Dragona, Rhaenyra Triumphant.