Manfred Hightower (Aegon's Conquest)
Manfred Hightower as depicted in Game of Thrones: Histories & Lore.
|Born||In or before 34 BC|
|Died||In 10 AC or 11 AC|
Manfred was a cautious and godly man.
When news arrived in Oldtown of the landing of Aegon the Dragon and his sisters, Visenya and Rhaenys, the High Septon fasted and prayed for seven days and nights under the dome of the Starry Sept. When he emerged he announced that the Faith would not oppose the Targaryens, because the Crone had shown him that to do so would mean the destruction of Oldtown in dragonflame.
Lord Manfred, who was a godly man, heeded the High Septon's prophecy when he heard it. He kept his forces at Oldtown and when Aegon marched south towards the city, he freely opened his gates submitting to Aegon's authority. Some say that Manfred also offered his youngest daughter's hand in marriage to Aegon I Targaryen, which Aegon declined so as not to offend his queens.
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