House Towers of Harrenhal

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House Towers of Harrenhal
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Coat of arms Five black towers within a red and black double tressure, on a white field
(Argent, five towers sable within a double-tressure, the outer gules and the inner of the second)
Seat Harrenhal
Lord Extinct
Region The riverlands
Title Lord of Harrenhal
Overlord House Tully

House Towers of Harrenhal was a noble house from Harrenhal in the riverlands. They blazoned their arms with five black towers on white, a double tressure red and black.[1]

History

After King Maegor I Targaryen wiped out House Harroway in 44 AC, he decreed that the strongest of his knights would have the castle of Harrenhal, though not the lands House Harroway held separately from Harrenhal, which he gave to others. Twenty-three knights fought in the blood-soaked streets of Lord Harroway's Town for the prize. Ser Walton Towers, though gravely wounded, was the victor. He was named Lord of Harrenhal, though he died soon after from the wounds he had taken in the battle.[2]

Lord Jordan Towers was one of the last supporters of King Maegor. Jordan's son, the impoverished Lord Maegor Towers, was friendly with King Jaehaerys I Targaryen.[3] Lord Maegor lived at Harrenhal for a few years with Jaehaery's widowed sister, Rhaena Targaryen, who then cared for Maegor's household after the Lord of Harrenhal passed away in 61 AC. King Jaehaerys granted Harrenhal to House Strong after Rhaena died in 73 AC.[4]

Historical Members

References

  1. The Citadel. Heraldry: Houses in the Riverlands
  2. The World of Ice & Fire, The Riverlands: House Tully.
  3. 3.0 3.1 Fire & Blood, Prince into King - The Ascension of Jaehaerys I.
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 Fire & Blood, Jaehaerys and Alysanne - Their Triumphs and Tragedies.
  5. Fire & Blood, The Sons of the Dragon.